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Showing content with the highest reputation since 03/23/2021 in Blog Entries

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    Someone needs to explain to me this compuslsion of society to think that adult is synonymous with vulgarity, crudeness, explicit violence and sexual content. I was watching snippets of the animation 'The Justice League' and so on and while the storylines were great I was turned off by the vulgar language and gratuitous violence and suchwhat. It's not that I am weak minded that I cannot take it but I just do not understand why entertainment aimed at adults needs to incorporate such elements. I was watching episodes of 'Helluva Boss' and it is pretty good and even amusing at times but the liberal use of the F-words and frequent sexual innuendos gets tiresome and is a turn-off when trying to understand a storyline. So much gore, violence, cruelty and depravity..is this how adults are viewed? Is this what the adult populace likes? Really? Being an adult I find myself baffled and confused because a great storyline doesn't need vulgarity, crudeness and overall nauseating themes to be entertaining. (Though I have to admit the I.M.P Jingle from Helluva Boss is pretty catchy) I know many will think me a weak minded wuss because I do not enjoy such themes and tern away from music and movies where explicit sex and violence are the main attraction..I just..don't get it. I prefer milder, more enjoyable productions like Steven Universe, FullMetal Alchemist or anything that actually has a theme and holds something that makes you think. I dunno..just rambling..
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    Intimacy of Christ Jesus “In the Host, My heart is beating as it did on earth, as it does in heaven. There are not many hearts of Christ. There is only one.” (He and I by Gabrielle Bossis) Pauline books For Roman Catholics, the Eucharist is the center point of our lives. Christ Jesus, present fully in the Eucharist. Today for many, that is still a scandal, it is too intimate to comprehend and perhaps for many something fearful. Unconditional love is longed for and feared by our species. For love of that sort, infinite love is stronger than death and will do all that is necessary to woo and heal the much-loved… and each of us is beloved. Created in the image and likeness of God; something often forgotten, to our sorrow. Leading to actions that are destructive. To see Christ Jesus on the cross points to that reality. For there is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one's friends, even if the love is not returned, or can’t be by hearts finite, fearful, and angry.--BrMD
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    A Healing Balm Listening to another is often a healing balm in a world of misunderstanding and judgement-Br.MD
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    Struggle, failure, grace In our struggles, we wake up to choice, in failure, we grow in trust, in growth we see grace at work, giving thanks-Br.MD
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    After creating this blog quite some time ago, I have decided to actually put some effort into it and shall attempt to make regular postings. *snip*
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    Prayer is the doorway The human heart is often divided, wounded, angry, fearful. Grace slowly heals, prayer is the doorway for inner freedom-Br.MD
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    In the places where miracles are won, in the place where delivery is met, and sent from, words resound, silently. In the places within, in the infinity of distances gathered, the skies of light and darkness, my faith is renowned, sounding like a gong in heaven. You have heard me singing. You have heard my song, the swish and thump of my dance. You have seen my rise from death, my trudge along the waters. Tears of relief, have wept at my mirage. When the sheaves have fallen and the monarchs cluster jovially and the skies darken with the caws of my mystery, my phantoms come to assist. I am a rainbow, gorgeousness embarked upon terror. I scatter the seas as the wind whips through my hair. I feel the pleasure of knowing, a golden glow within my heart, a torch for the monsters, prey now for the more ravenous: the righteous. Food for my soul. Sifted with a blade and cut into the old soil, I am loose, looser, wise and seen. I hide in what is visible. My pain doesn’t leave me, and yet I create extasy, contentment - instantly summoning response to every notion, curiosity and stage. The earth flocks to me. The center of my heart is gravity. I spin and radiate shockwave. I am a powerful magnet, pushing and pulling with great intensity. Not everything can cling to me, but what does… cannot leave without a fight. I am still, and dark and meditative. The ocean in the palm of my hand, I let it trail away, that I may be sprinkled by my own essence, gathered in vessels. I do not aim to scorch or flood, so I exploit and use the seasons, drawing the heat for power and the water for a rainy day. These are my utensils and my art. I do not own my own creations. From heaven, the Gods can see them rising, crying, smiling (as bright as the perpetually waning sun), their self inflicted edges contour the fine beauty of the roughness I have drafted.
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    This is our lot In strength or weakness, fullness and emptiness, this is our lot, but God is always YES our strength in our weakness-BrMD
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    Perceptions When talking to people about their inner lives and how they pray and process, I find that I have talked to no one who fits into any kind of preconceived all size fits all spirituality. Each person is unique in how they deal with the mystery of who they are and how they relate to God. I believe that the concept of God is like the concept people will have towards any public figure. It varies from one person to another. So perceptions of the public figure will be positive, others negative and still possibly the majority will feel indifference. Yet in spite of this, the public figure will exist in his own right, no matter how others relate or think of him or her. Our perceptions of others change as we change. That change can come from the fact that we may develop some sort of personal relationship with the public figure and learn that many perceptions are based on other relationships, as well as what one is told or taught. The more we know another human being, the deeper the mystery gets, until we learn that they do not fit into any kind of box that we try to put them in. The same goes for anyone. --BrMD
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    MERCY SUNDAY The receiving and giving love and mercy We love always to our fullest capacity. Though at first, it may be hesitant and fearful, to open up to love takes courage. We also love out of need and of course instinct. However, as we mature and our ability to have an open heart develops, we can slowly learn to love others for themselves alone; as rare as that may be. This week in the Catholic liturgy we celebrate ‘Mercy Sunday’. A feast that focuses on the depth of God’s love for us, and the healing aspect of his mercy that is open to everyone who seeks it in their lives. Love is a form of ‘seeing’, mercy is its fruit. Infinite love and mercy see us all to our very depths, and in that seeing seeks only to heal and lift us up. Mercy is the way in which God shows love.out mercy is controlling and in the end self-serving. Sister Faustina’s diary shows us to what depths God’s mercy is manifested towards all of mankind. Below is a quote from two different parts of her diary and one from the Prophet Isaiah. “Let no soul fear to draw near to Me, even though its sins be as scarlet…The greatest sinners would achieve great sanctity, if only they would trust in My mercy. The very inner depths of My being are filled to overflowing with mercy, and it is being poured out upon all I have created. (Diary, 699, 1784) “Though your sins are as scarlet, they may become white as snow; though they are crimson red, they may become white as wool”. (Isaiah 1:18) Also in this devotion we are called upon to pray for all of mankind, for mercy upon all, it is part of the vocation of being a Christian, to develop deep love and trust in Christ Jesus, and to pray for the highest good for others…..which I believe is the receiving of mercy-Br.MD
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    Release Trust in God allows hope to flourish in the darkest of circumstances; a path, freely chosen, a release from self-absorption-BrMD
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    Labeling Labeling allows us to disregard the humanity of those, we fear or hate. Freeing us from our shared humanity and suffering-Br.MD
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    Living In Trust Trust in God is to be lived, it is a choice, not always easy but the only way to deep intimacy with God is to let go of fear-Br.MD
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    Monastery Retreat House Newsletter April 2021 Life at the Monastery “Rest is in Him alone. Man knows no peace in the world; but he has no disturbance when he is with God.” ― Bernard of Clairvaux, On Loving God Hello My Friends, I would like to wish you all a blessed Easter, from everyone here at the Monastery! This is the time of year to really spend some time pondering, about what Easter really means to us as Christians. As Jesus went through Holy Week, it was an experience too terrible for us to actually comprehend. A great deal of human suffering can push us to the limit, as it did Jesus. In the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus asked the Father to remove him from what he was about to endure. Something unbearable, he sweated blood. He received silence, yet he abandoned himself to the Father’s will. In the end, it seemed as if he was defeated, yet he truly rose from the dead! We all share in that mystery. So trust in the Father as Jesus did, and go forward with courage, being rooted in the hope that Jesus brings to us. We just had our community retreat, through Zoom of course. It was a good experience to be at the other end of a retreat under the Zoom format. The retreat was from Monday to Saturday. Our meals were pick up, instead of our normal gathering together and our liturgy was simplified for the whole week. The only exception was the Feast of St. Joseph. In the retreat, one big factor was to learn to live in our hearts. In that, we grow in self-knowledge, and in our need as well for mercy. The road of self-knowledge is not an easy one, but we do it here, or if not, in a process of purgation the Church calls purgatory. When we pray we get in touch with our hearts, its wounds, as well as with the gifts that we have been blessed to receive. The Lord heals others when we live out our gifts. He reaches us when he shows us our need for healing and mercy. The monks in the Infirmary, Fr. Matt, Fr. Tom Francis, Fr. Eduardo, and Br. Elias are doing well. Fr. Tom continues to attend all of the offices and works in our Bakery, as well as helping out with the kitchen. Br. Elias is back to normal and able to get around easily. He continues to give Zoom retreats, and I have to say, is one of our best speakers. Fr. Matt and Fr. Eduardo tend to be in good spirits and are a joy to talk to, as well as to take care of. Matt is still pretty independent, though he cannot get around like he used to. Fr. Eduardo is also doing well, but due to his head injury a few years ago, can go through episodes of confusion, but they do not last long. I tell him when he is confused, that we carry his memories for him, and will make sure he knows what is going on. Hopefully, in the next few months, our new choir stales will be ready to go into our Abbey Church. Also, we are going to have bathrooms placed in the back section. One for men and one for women. It will be separated by a glass patrician, and air-conditioned. It is still up in the air if we will ever be able to air-condition the whole church. We are still in lockdown here at the Monastery, but receiving the Vaccine has changed how that is lived out in different ways. We are starting to make doctors’ appointments, and think about opening up hopefully by fall. How we have retreats will most likely change in certain areas. Though not thought out completely at this time. We will most likely have smaller numbers of retreatants when we are open for those who just want some time to themselves. Also, silence during those private retreats will be central for those who come. Then we will have groups come out, and it will be up to them to work out what they want. We are looking forward to having the Cursillo back, as well as those who come for AA retreats. It will take some preparation to get the retreat house back in order, but that should run smoothly. At this time, because of the different variants of the Covid-19 virus, the future is still iffy, though hopefully, the vaccines will be able to handle the many different variants that keep showing up. It is a time to stay focused and not get careless about how we protect ourselves. Hopefully, even those who do not use a mask will understand the importance of distancing. So far there are 537,282 American Citizens who have died. That is no small number and should be a cause for concern. So please take care of yourselves. Even if ‘you’ think this ‘crisis’ is overblown, you can still get the virus and be one of those who succumb. Live for today, seek God, help others, and be thankful. Being a pilgrim is not easy, finding a place of rest may not be possible, yet in our relationship with God, the deeper the trust, the less the fear, the more abundant the joy even in the midst of tribulation.--Br.MD ++++++++++ Highlight - Br. Michael Lautieri Brother Michael Lautieri was born January 27, 1944 in Rhode Island. He Entered the Monastery in 1996, and made his final Profession 2001. Brother Michael, came to the monastery after working in his native Rhode Island as a travel agent and teacher. In addition to being a spiritual director and an addiction counselor, Brother Michael calls himself the monastery’s social media monk, sharing uplifting quotes and updates on Facebook and other platforms. He also has been Vocations Director, Manager of the Abbey Store, and one of our favorite Retreat Presenters. Br. Michael is a kind and thoughtful person, with a ready smile and known for his love of pistachio ice cream! We are so blessed to have him as part of our community. ++++++++++ Reflections Easter Morning It is early Easter morning. We were up at 3:45 AM for the Vigil service, which started just after 4:00AM. It went very well. Francis Michael gave the homily. He mentioned Mel Gibson’s film and how easy it is to film suffering – for it is something with which we are all, sadly, familiar. We know suffering and death. But, he continued, it is impossible to “film” the Resurrection, the very gift of God to us through Jesus. Yet the Resurrection is the event that pours life into the world – eternal life, the very life of God. Francis Michael then paused and said, “It is a mystery.” And indeed it is. Our lives are of mystery and this morning we lit an Easter fire in the darkness of night to symbolize the light, the fire of God’s love that is more enduring, more real, than whatever darkness we know and fear. He then spoke of the gift of freedom, the freedom to love as God loves and how God has given each of us that gift. For some reason, as I listened to Francis Michael, the sense of “way” came to mind. His words put me on a road. It was beautiful to hear words that call us to a way. We all need words to bring us back to who we really are in Christ. Without such words, we can easily lose our way, our very sense of self. Life is a way of loving, or at least that is what I heard and experienced this morning. The words of the homily fit well with the words of the liturgy, the hymns, and the warm Easter wishes that we exchanged with each other after Mass as we shared breakfast in the refectory. It is all of a Way, a Way of Mystery to which God calls us through His Word and through each other. So I think of Roads and Ways. I have heard of Desolation Row, Grace Boulevard, Crossroads Junction and Easy Street and have traveled some of these and more. But I have never heard of a Resurrection Road, or a Mystery Way. Yet isn’t it a mystery that we walk these every day and when we wander there are words of love and hope to call us back. The roads are toll-free. They stretch far, far into Eternity. God is good. We celebrate this day when he laid down and revealed a highway for wayward humanity. There is room for everyone who was ever born and who shall yet be. The only burden is the light load of human love, which becomes even lighter as we help each other bear it. It is the way things are, on Mystery Way. Well, have to get a move on. It is time to hit the Road. A Blessed Easter to you. ++James Stephen Behrens, O.C.S.O, April 15, 2004
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    Ever since I retired last August, my brain seems to be operating in neutral. Today I committed two very serious faux pas’ while grocery shopping. I went to the local market to stock up on steaks and pork chops at their awesome meat counter. The two employees were very friendly, and wished me a nice day as I left. I noticed that their black masks matched their black aprons. Very sharp, very professional. Then I approached the deli counter in hopes of scoring two pounds of their delicious homemade Deviled Egg Salad. I mean, I can make a meal of that Deviled Egg Salad and a few crackers. It’s that good. Alas, they’re remodeling the deli counter, and have a very limited menu for a while. But a friendly deli worker walked out from behind the counter to talk face-to-face and reassure me that my beloved Deviled Egg Salad would soon be back on the menu. I noticed she was wearing a dark red face mask. Suddenly, the alarm sirens inside my head began blaring: I had left my face mask outside in my pickup!!! Have you ever had that dream where you’re at school and you’re wearing your pajamas? That’s exactly how I felt. I covered my mouth with my hand, and apologized profusely (well, maybe not profusely, but I did kinda make an apology). As I walked outside to my pickup, I started thinking, “I wonder why they didn’t put my stuff in a grocery bag?” Well duh. In my shameful retreat from the store, I had forgotten to pay for my steaks and chops!!! I got very worried that a store detective would dash out of the store and tackle me to the ground or something. I grabbed my mask out of my pickup and hurried back into the store to pay for my stuff. Whew...close call. Maybe I need to ratchet up my caffeine consumption.
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    Easter 2021 We have our Easter Vigil at 4:20 AM. Before the pandemic, we would have around 150 people come for our Vigil service at that time. For the last two Easter’s, we have done it without guest. The experience is two-sided. We miss the guest and will be glad when we can have them back. It is also nice to be by ourselves for the first time, well, ever. Next year, the chances are that we will have friends, our very good friends, back with us. The lighting of the ‘fire’ is a highlight for me. We gather in our Cloister Garden, it is dark, this morning was cold. Br. Miguel built the wood for the fire. Watching it come to life and its light-filled the area around us is a beautiful sight. I always get the feeling that I have been transported outside time and space, and am at the very beginning of time when it all began. God working, creating, and still involved with each of us. The Lord does not see groups of people but is aware of each heart as if it is the only heart existing. Such is the nature of Infinite, omnipresent love. This love, and yes compassion and empathy that was manifested by Jesus Christ can easily be forgotten by Christians. We can present Jesus just as if He is just like us, just bigger. Which is a mistake. We are called to put on the Mind-Of-Christ. Yet it is easy to put our-mind onto God. We grow into the Mind-Of-Christ as our capacity to love also grows, for they are one. Christ shows us what love is like, it is not easy, but takes on the suffering of those loved, and shows compassion and mercy, even in the midst of conflict. It is grace that heals, grace that calls us to go forward, grace that lifts us up, and grace that will not let our hearts rest unless it is in God’s love. Yes, we are purchased at a great price, let us grow in awe and thankfulness over this reality. Happy Easter everyone!-BrMD
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    Holy Saturday I broke the cycle of evil and death Yes, my child, as you sit with me in my tomb, you experience the coldness of death, the emptiness left when life is poured out, it was a horror for me, it was not pretended, for I took it all on out of love, all the deaths of all my children throughout time, and still, carry that within my heart, for love never forgets, and is stronger than death. My death seems to be the end, yet in my sufferings, like in death, I took on all of mankind’s anxiety, fear, and pain, and yes the most terrible of all, each one’s death. I was betrayed, abandoned, denied by my followers, tortured and imprisoned for a night, by my enemies, yet through it all, I did not hate or seek revenge, my love swallowed up the hatred shown me, and it was found to be nothing in the face of Infinite Compassion. So on the cross, I broke the cycle of evil and death, I did not participate in its dance of absurdity but only loved, and in the end,I forgave all because I see that humans, all of them,truly do not know what they are doing, that they do not know their left hand from their right, hence my compassion for the endless pain they cause, to themselves, and others, and yes to myself. Yes, the tomb is cold, empty, the silence leading to despair, yet in my saying “yes” to my Fathers will, all will be swallowed up in victory, though for a time each must walk their path, until the end.—Br.MD
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    The human journey and Holy Week The human journey is often a difficult one. With stops along the way, of true joy and hopefully, of love, that rejuvenates us. In the last week of Jesus’ life, he knew what was coming, was distressed, but still believed in his Father's loving presence in his life. His humanity had to deal with all the anxiety that went along with this journey. He did not try to escape but went forward in faith. All of us will have our 'Holy Week' as well, as our Gethsemane, with all of its physical, emotional, and mental sufferings and anguish. Many cry out that the cup be lifted, but it seldom is. When our time comes for the journey towards our ultimate Resurrection to commence, it has to be borne. All the sufferings of Christ came not from some angry deity, no, it was from his human brothers and sisters. It is the same for us. He shows us that being fully human is about keeping oneself open, loving, and showing mercy, often to those who can't return it. It is a difficult journey and like Jesus on his way to Calvary, we will fall, but we can arise and move forward once again. There is no answer that convinces me of the reason for so much suffering in the world, yet I believe that the life and death of Christ Jesus help to illuminate this mystery for me.....a bit at a time. It is a lifelong journey of pondering, learning, and making the choice to trust, even when things seem otherwise, and it is easier to despair or to let go of faith. It is about facing life without seeking to escape what comes to us, but move one step at a time, knowing that we are accompanied by the One who went before us and bears our sufferings with us now. Such is infinite love, who can understand it?--BrMD
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    Holy Thursday 2021 Holy Thursday is when for many Christians, Jesus instituted the Eucharist. A sacrament that shows the absolute intimacy that God has with his creation, presented to us in sacramental form. It is a controversial sacrament and many mock it. For Christians who belong to the Catholic, Anglican and Orthodox traditions however it is central to their (my) worship and devotion. Bread and Wine, something ordinary and common, yet it becomes under that form, the Body and Blood of Christ. It is very unspiritual and for many and seems unenlightened. Yet it shows for those who believe the oneness and love that God has for us his children. I can’t explain it really. The church uses the word “Transubstantiation”, meaning that the substance is changed but the physical qualities remain the same. The only way to perhaps understand is to live a Eucharistic life, to experience the healing and power that comes from the devout receiving of this precious sacrament. Our faith is all about becoming more human, not less. It is love and the sacrifice that love demands that makes us human. It is not power, which seems to be the driving force of most of what goes on in the world and causes so much suffering. To control, shame, to coerce and punish, is the way that the world acts and the church can often fall into the same traps, which is worse really and only opens itself up to well deserved scorn and derision. Jesus also washed the feet of his followers. An act of great humility and love, showing us something else about God’s love and humility towards his creation (just as the Eucharist does); taking the form of a servant he showed the 12 the meaning of true spiritual leadership. Jesus tells us it is about service, love, humility…. the will to power has nothing to do with the kingdom of God. I am neither humble nor yet a servant, and I am still in the grip of wanting to control and make the universe revolve around me; it is second nature. I believe that this reality, points out for me, why the death to self is necessary in order to attain the freedom to become free and loving children of God. When I ponder this, I understand the need of the incarnation, death and resurrection of Christ, though the mystery of it all is still far from my understanding. I just try to live it, fail, but it does not matter, I just get back up. I am quite good at that, getting back up.—Br.MD
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    Letting go allows more life When we die to something, something comes alive in us. If we die to self, charity comes alive; if we die to pride, service comes alive; if we die to lust, reverence for personality comes alive; if we die to anger, love comes alive.—Fulton Sheen In Monastic Life, in the Cistercian order, we take a vow of ‘Conversion of Manners’. Vows can be life-affirming if used as a compass on how to traverse the many situations we meet up with on a daily basis. I suppose in reality if we wish to grow as human beings, and by that I mean to become more loving, compassionate and empathetic, which by the way is harder than it sounds. Many of our ‘virtues’, can, in reality, be mostly compulsive and in the end, we can become burned out, resentful, and bitter. I have been there, and over the years have looked upon these ‘negative’ responses to others as a signal to look into my own heart to see what I am doing. Clinging on any level tends to limit perception and will often bring about the opposite of what is intended. This can easily be seen when we see those in our circle lose friends, or even destroy their marriages by excessive clinging, or by being jealous. True friendship, or even a good and loving marriage, can only happen when there are healthy limitations that are accepted by both parties. Domination, even if it is by so-called loving actions will only smother, or chase away the one loved, be it a marriage partner, or in friendship. Every day in community life I am challenged by those I live with. It is my own limitations, wounds, and yes my desire to be the center of the world, the community, even if unconscious, that causes many of my problems. In the “Conversion of Manners’ vow, it gives me a way out, in the sense that it leads me to take responsibility for my situation and to not seek to blame others’. If I ‘die’ to my desire to control my environment, and by that, I mostly mean the men I live with, it is then that I can let others breathe easier, and in the end, I can take deeper breath myself and live a life with less stress based on narcissistic self-concern. Looking into my own heart, my soul, I find enough to work on, so much to work on, that I do not need to worry about others in the sense that I would want to control, or manipulate them. When I fail to look within and take responsibility, it is then that I find myself being sucked into seeking to control, or a temptation to isolate. I like things simple. I hate it when things get overly complicated, yet in life, things do get chaotic, messy, and have to be dealt with. I have to adapt to life, to others, yet be true to myself. However, people are not objects for me to move around on a chessboard, where I am the King, the ruler. Of course in chess, it is a game of strategy, a war game, very aggressive. So best to understand that I am not the King on a chessboard, but one member of my community, so there is no need for ‘war’. In community life, be it marriage, or a monastery, or even in the workforce, it is service that we are called to. To serve, freely, without compulsion can lead to a sense of purpose, and even of love for those one lives with, or who is a workmate. Those in charge, in fact, if they do a good job, are the greatest servants. I have found that men and women of power, who do care for those they are responsible for, get back one hundred and one percent. It is that ‘one percent’ that is important. For many, it is easy to see how others are shooting themselves in the foot all the time by entrenched habits that end up being an endless cycle of frustration for all involved. The focus on one’s self destructive behaviors can be more difficult to spot, but again, often seen by our friends, as well as our enemies. When seeking to grow in one's relationship with God, it soon becomes apparent to the seeker that there are obstacles that get in the way, and have to be dealt with. Blaming others is a sure-fire way to stay stuck. To think for oneself, and to not allow cultural brainwashing to take over takes time, effort, humility, and an understanding of the working of grace in one’s life. By the way, there are also negative aspects of faith and religion that have to be dealt with as well. Each person has to decide what that is. The human habit of constantly judging others is one of the biggest obstacles in leading a life that is more humane and open to life, grace, and yes a deepening relationship with God. People are not objects, stereotypes, but each unique in their life experience, intelligence, and background, that can often be brutal and buried so deep that it is only manifested by unconscious reactions to life, or through addictions, of which there are many. In the end, we are to treat ourselves with love and compassion, perhaps the hardest to let go of the self-destructive tendencies that come to our species so easily. Love oneself, love others, and God with our whole heart and soul can be a slow journey that takes a lifetime.—Br.MD
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    Overalls Man & the Whispery Girl Paul Dale Roberts, HPI's Esoteric Detective Halo Paranormal Investigations *snip* VIDEOS FROM THE INVESTIGATION: www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPqKR6wNqFs&feature=youtu.be www.youtube.com/watch?v=o32kZlrJZ-A www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaTUxuYAGCU&feature=youtu.be www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAcpz3huEE8&feature=youtu.be www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcFjk-BvVQs www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlKynWXA9nI www.youtube.com/watch?v=SavF7nFnkDU&feature=youtu.be INITIAL REPORT: Date to be there: March 20, 2021, Saturday. Time to be there 6pm. Name of Occupant: Tiffany Cameron. Address to be at: XXXXXXXX North Highlands, CA. Type of Haunting: Ghosts. Activity: Old home that may possibly have spirits lurking about. On their security camera, they get orbs with intelligent movement. They want verification. Case Number: 9D16Y956L1480 HPI PARANORMAL INVESTIGATORS ROLL CALL: Paul Dale Roberts - HPI Co-Owner; Deanna Jaxine Stinson - HPI Co-Owner & Psychic Medium; Matt n' Michelle Mesa; Valerie Chenoweth; Greg Sellers; Alaceo "Big Al" Rosatano. Before I get into the story, Sacramento Paranormal Help on Facebook received this message from Melissa Lethco: "I'm Messaging Wish Fire! I don't know her real name but I watch her live on FB all the time and she gives me readings. Well, she gave me a reading last night, and right after she kept talking about Chickens, and how she was worried about chickens, and she didn't know why, I commented, and told her I have chickens, an d one of them is my Pet. Well she had a right to be worried! A dog got in my Pen today and killed some of them, and he hurt my pet one really bad!! I have her in the house with me now, trying to dr. her. I hope and pray she makes it! But anyway, I wanted to say, that I wish I would have payed more attention to what she was saying last night about the chickens, and mine would all still be alive!! Tell her I said Thank you for the Warning! And I will be waiting to hear what she has to say next time!!" Wishfire of course is Deanna Jaxine Stinson and on the side, Wish Fire does readings. Above is an example of some of the compliments that she receives for her readings. Sending angels to protect and heal Melissa's chicken. Now to the investigation. As we pulled up on the street in North Sacramento, Deanna did not know which house it was, but automatically saw a man in overalls walking around the front yard of the house. Matt picked up on high EMF readings around certain areas of the house. Michelle obtained an EVP of a Whispery Girl saying "I'm here". Later on, Big Al picked up on the same Whispery Girl saying "I'm here." We were not able to identify who this Whispery Girl was, but she definitely wanted us to know that she was there. Tiffany does not feel any threat from the entities in her home. I also believe her 3 big dogs keep the entities in check. Deanna picked up activity in the corner of the backyard. The only EVP I obtained at this location was a dog yapping and at the time I was doing the EVP, there were no dogs around me. So possibly there is a ghostly dog hanging out at this residence too. Michelle obtain video footage of some strange orb movement. Some of the orbs seemed to move with a purpose, as if they had intelligent movement. The videos have been uploaded on my Facebook timeline and anyone is welcome to check it out and analyze it. The home was built in the 1950s...so it definitely has some history. I do believe this house is haunted. The best evidence we obtained are from Michelle and Big Al, in which at two separate times they obtained an EVP from a Whispery Girl saying "I'm here." I will give a standing ovation to Matt, Michelle, Big Al, Valerie and Greg. Michelle and Big Al for getting the EVP of the Whispery Girl. Valerie and Greg for asking a ton of questions. Matt for doing a EMF reading of the house. Great team work and Deanna and I, are honored to work with all of them. The 3 entities we identified at this home was: 1. Overalls Man; 2. Whispery Girl and 3. Backyard Ghost Dog. The evidence that stands out and shows that this house is haunted is the two EVPs by Michelle and Big Al. Special Note: Tiffany says that the Overalls Man was her boyfriend's great grandpa. This is the ghost that Deanna saw as we drove up to the house. Follow us into the unknown..............