Wednesday, June 19, 2013

A reason for a Sabbath and Grace

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Taking a Day of Grace when it comes - or when you can schedule it...

The older religions all have a great deal of respect for the human spirit, as well as others. So much so, that they say to take a regular day off just to salute and recognize that spiritual base. 

Powering a body for 6 days was followed by a 7th of rest and reflection, meditation.

Too often in our lives, that 7th day was just another one where other things could be done. To often, our busy lifestyles have us only taking some time to mow the lawn or do house repairs, rather than actually resting and seeing the world for what it is - instead of our constant efforts to remake it into what we want it to be.

In our modern version of Snow White, there were 7 dwarfs. Little is known of their lives other than they worked in the mine to make their living - and had lives changed forever by the entrance of that singular girl. Logically, it would make sense that there was someone else operating that mine, and a larger community of miners at work.

This would also suggest that they had scheduled down time to rest and recuperate. 

In symbology, that story can have all sorts of meanings. I would suggest that these miners actually represented the 7 principles of Huna. (You could plug any set of 7's in here - but as Huna is the most basic explanation of living and life, this is my favorite.

Consider that these miners are then named appropriately: 
1. IKE - our ideas cre­ate our re­al­ity.
2. KALA - there are no lim­its.
3. MAKIA - en­ergy flows where at­ten­tion goes.
4. MAN­AWA - now is the mo­ment of power.
5. ALOHA - to love is to be happy with.
6. MANA - all power comes from within.
7. PONO - ef­fec­tive­ness is the mea­sure of truth.
(from "The Secret Science Behind Miracles" by Max Freedom Long)
Any one of these would be aligned to a day of reflection, but I would suggest that it be IKE - as our creation comes from the focused vision we hold to. (And if you have a calendar, I'd suggest you rename the days of the week as above, so that you can then reflect for a bit on each of these as you go through the day, month, and year. Lots of understandings to achieve...)

Monday's child is fair of face,
Tuesday's child is full of grace,
Wednesday's child is full of woe,
Thursday's child has far to go,
Friday's child is loving and giving,
Saturday's child works hard for a living,
And the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe and good and gay.

Of course, this would make a very different scene in that small house which the girl happens upon. Might have even changed the outcome. And gives another complete set of stories which could be told as sequels and prequels. 

The point, as usual, is to give you another inspiration you can use to improve your life with.

Maybe you should consider changing what you do on a Sunday, or a Saturday. Give yourself a real day of rest. Connect up with yourself for awhile, instead of running a frantic, busy life all week long.

Could be an interesting concept.


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