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Posted by Paul Edwards (Fr. Paul) on Aug 07, 2012 | Comments (0)


This twelve part series is an attempt to make clear how to follow our heart by explaining an intangible concept!!

Part 10. The Gifts And The Fruit Of The Spirit

Galations 5:32 "The fruit of the Spirit is Love."

The rational head sees the physical seen.

The conscious heart feels the spiritually unseen.

There are four spiritual gifts in the Presence. There is a Peace that passes our understanding. In the world, we have tribulations but in the Presence we have Peace. John 16:33 There is a Love that has been poured into our hearts that nothing can separate us from. Romans 5:5, 8:39 There is a Joy that no one can take from us. John 16:22 The fruit of the Spirit is Love. When we are in the Love Presence we will have Wisdom to see the same things we see in our rational head but in the Presence of Love. John 14:17

 

What Is Being Said About The Gifts And Fruit In Our Heart

The happiest of people don't depend on having the best of everything. They find happiness and then they enjoy the best of everything.

Love, Joy, and Peace of God reaches for your hand when you touch your heart.

The gifts of the Spirit in the heart are an arsenal of liberty and freedom.

The gifts of the Spirit are the only commodities on the market where the supply always exceeds the demand.

In the head, life is a tragedy for those who think it is. In the heart, life is a comedy for those who feel the Joy.

Life is too short to settle for anything less than the Peace, Love, Joy, and Wisdom of the heart.

Life looks different through the eyes of the head than the eyes of the heart. It dies or it lives, it cries or it laughs, it gives up or it wins, it endures or it is enjoyed. It is the same Life.

We are not responsible for things that happen to us, but we are responsible for the way we act when they do happen.

The gift of Peace turns all past failures into accomplishments. Love brings the greatest blessings out of the greatest adversities. Joy turns our greatest handicaps into assets.

Nothing is as great as the gifts of the Spirit in our heart. No jewel, no pearl, no gold or silver has got its worth.

The search for Love, Joy, and Peace is over when we enter our heart.

What Is Not Being Said:

How To Experience Our Inner Gifts


Step Ten

Practice switching from the head to the heart. Our thoughts create or feelings in our world. We can think a thought that creates a good feeling. We can learn to drop the rational thought but still stay conscious of the positive feeling. Continue your rational thought while being consciously in the Presence of your inner Wisdom.

Exercise Ten:

Strengthening Our Conscious Right Brain To Open Our Heart.

Start by rationally reading from this meditation. There it is.

Then think of someone you care about.  There they are.

Consciously feel the love you have with them. Here they are.

Drop your thought of them and stay conscious of the feeling of the Love. Here I am.

Go back to consciously feeling the Love Presence and rationally reading.

Note the difference in your world between the two ways you were reading.

 

 

 


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