The True Meaning of Peace (07)

“Heaven and earth were not created in a realm of uneasiness or fear, but they were created with joy, happiness and satisfaction. That is why God’s joy can be found at the place where we are connected heart-to-heart with Him, even if it is Satan’s hangout. The history of re-creation begins at the place where God feels joy through us. That moment is when we receive tremendous grace from God. A person who feels joy surging and flowing in his soul, and grace filling every cell of his body, no matter what others may say, or even when facing Satan’s threats, will feel peace in his heart.” – Reverend Sun Myung Moon

The Tale of the Shattered Diamond

The One looked down upon the world one day and decided to hide ten diamonds of unsurpassable beauty and brilliance. No one had ever laid eyes on diamonds sparkling with this manner of radiance and light – the likes of which even the wealthiest king would die for. So that night, The One laid them secretly, one by one, until all were buried in places hidden from the world. But as The One hid the last diamond it cracked into numerous pieces. Heaving a gasp, The One gently placed the shattered pieces together and hid them among the celestial mountains. There the remains of the shattered diamond would lie.

As time passed slowly the story of the hidden diamonds seeped out into the world. Kings and vagabonds alike scoured the lands in search of these precious gems. In time, whispers of discoveries began to materialize out of the landscape. Stories of this and that buzzed into thickening swarms. There were killings and robberies – all desired the diamonds. Blood shot eyes darting back and forth, paranoia, and insidious, rabid craving plagued mankind.

The world was darkening. Hunched impish figures now swept through the lands. Hiding in shadows, no one could trust anymore – all desired the diamonds. The nine un-shattered diamonds were circulated through the hands of many, always being wrenched out by even bloodier, greedier hands. Screams were heard, as sounds of fright and distrust pierced through the thickening night. All seemed lost.

But one day a little child was playing in the mountains. That day the child saw something that would change the world forever…

Amidst a straggling crag, the child saw a shimmer of light. On looking closer, there emerged the remains of the last – but shattered – diamond. This diamond surely no one would want. It was in pieces. All the other diamonds were whole, dazzling creations. But this one was shattered. So the child returned every morning at the crack of dawn. Slowly, piece by piece, the child began to re-assemble the shattered diamond.

Years passed and now the child was an old figure, still piecing the shattered diamond together. It had been the task of a lifetime – only three pieces remained and had to be found. The now old man searched day and night uncovering two of the three remaining pieces… only one piece remained…

The old man could hardly walk, as he gasped for air. His throat was collapsing along with the hardiness of life. But he continued to look. As his fragile frame snapped under his weight he fell to the ground. There he lay, calling out to The One, imploring to help him find the last piece…

The snow fell quietly. The old man lay stiff in the expanding bed of snow. He held his frostbitten hand to the heavens, and one shimmering sparkle floated down from a tree, fitting into the final spot, completing the shattered diamond. The diamond shone with unceasing illumination as the light dispelled centuries of darkness. The shattered diamond, once pieced together, shone more fiercely than ten thousand gleaming suns – its angles and cracks reflecting more light than could ever be extinguished.

The man mustered all his effort and with his remaining life, flung the gem into the heavens. “I am returning what has always been yours,” he whispered as his last breath was exhaled. The One heard him and gratefully smiled.

 

(from the book: A Bald Head And A Strawberry)

You are here to live, not here to die…

You are here to live, not here to die

whatever is thrown at you,

you are here to prosper,

not only to survive

 

It takes more than some courage

to leave the treadmill

your well-known niche

to discover God’s wish

 

Which is you, nobody else

the unique and unrepeated,

only-once lived, eternal one,

with divine love

 

You might have been lost

you may have given up

but now you are here

to change your own path

 

You are here to live

you are here to love

to bring joy over sorrow,

turn the ash into ground

 

Whatever is in God

it is hidden in you, too

 

 

Joshua Dragon

Mantra for the Happy and Liberated Life

I have power over my life and faith, I have power to re-create, I have power over goodness!

It is only me who is responsible for my joyful life what is ahead of me and I am responsible to make the world of happiness available for others, too!

I decide to create the world of delight, maturity, fulfillment and live in it!

As a co-creator I’m establishing the world of goodness in every day of my life with my desires, thoughts, words and deeds and as I share my goodness I accept the goodness of others in my life!

 

 

 JD

21 Teachings on Happiness ​

  1. We all desire to be happy but we are constantly failing to recognize we are immature to achieve it.
  2. Longing for happiness is like starving. However, as easy it is to have poor food choices as easy it is to burn our soul.
  3. Nobody deserves to be unhappy but this is what we all know since we were born into this. The One who came to teach was killed because we were unable to think of actually leaving our comfort zone.
  4. How many times have we crucified the Messiah out of ignorance? Those who say they have never done it don’t know what they are talking about.
  5. Preaching about happiness is teaching about something that no one has ever had the chance to fully understand. Even God cannot be completely happy up until one person remains in the realm of ignorance and pain.
  6. There is no such a thing as individual joy. God would have no idea what you are talking about if you asked him about it.
  7. There is the question of sin. But our Heavenly Parent has never understood the differences out of the original realm of heart. For Him, everything else is relative and temporary – no matter how we see this.
  8. Living on Earth and trying to succeed only here is like watching a cooking show. You’ll never get the taste of the real food and you’ll never have the chance to discover your own unique ways to co-create if you just accept what others do for themselves in their lives.
  9. People always want to be happy but they don’t know they can’t. Unless they start to think to be happy together with others, based on the patterns God created in the Nature, they will always end up wanting to be happy but never truly be.
  10. True joy and happiness is not mesmerizing, it is not like a drug, it is nothing like a purple mist: it’s our natural state of being we have never experienced.
  11. To be happy you need to experience who you really are meant to be and what it actually means in the everyday life: you are meant to be the child of God.
  12. To be happy you need to grow.
  13. Happiness is an active emotion. It requires ceaseless efforts to live for the sake of others for a greater purpose.
  14. If you can not be happy, God can not be happy either.
  15. God’s only joy during the Creation was to think of you being happy once and living together in evolving harmony.
  16. You can’t give happiness and you can’t make others happy either. You can create an action to what others can respond so a constant flow of give and take actions will generate energy for existence and growing – that what we can call happiness and joy in its true sense.
  17. If you want to be happy for your own sake, you’ll never be able to do it.
  18. Thinking of others, how to help them, how to support them even beyond your everyday reach is the starting point of true happiness.
  19. Happiness is a result of actions. It starts with care, compassion, humbleness and dedication.
  20. On the road towards absolute happiness there is no ‘me’.
  21. Since God, our Heavenly Parent has created everything out of love, you will be happy for eternity. It’s up to you and your thoughts and actions when this will start.

by Joshua Dragon

Happiness doesn’t dwell in just one place but shines out to all people

Happiness doesn’t dwell in just one place but shines out to all people. Glory implies prosperity and happiness for everyone, like a light shining out on a new morning where all nature is in harmony and rejoicing together. When the birds on the trees and the animals have been shivering all night, how do they feel when they finally see the dawn breaking? Even though there was heavy snow, as soon as they see the morning light their joy is abundant. All of nature awakes from the darkness and rejoices over that shining light, celebrating the greatness of the morning.

 

New Morning of Glory
Reverend Sun Myung Moon
January 22, 1978

What if you are not “fancy” enough?

Has it ever happened to you that you started to develop an unusual feeling of being neglected by your friends all of a sudden?

When you check your calls and it is plain obvious, although you’ve made the calls, and you haven’t really received any or too many, especially from those who matter to you and up until that you thought you matter to them, too?

Do you remember for the excuses when you tried to explain to yourself why and how probably, possibly, surely, definitely they just hadn’t had the time, again but you are still important to them?

Well, I’m sure, you also remember the moment of truth, admitting these are only excuses to avoid and accept the realization, this relationship, friendship, connection is not as meaningful and valuable for them as for you. That’s a painful one, always. And somehow, it doesn’t want to go away…

Of course, if you walk the path to help and guide people for the greater good, towards God, our Heavenly Parent, than you can have an extended viewpoint on this and it can provide some comfort -. with the understanding, God has been lonely, too, however, you are building Heaven if you keep the good and right attitude…

After so many years, there is one truth which reoccurs all the time for me: we do matter, ceaselessly to our Heavenly Father, our Parent, God. For Him it is not an extended relationship, a correspondence course, it is His bone marrow and we are in it whenever we walk the path of light, truth, care and active love. Interestingly enough, for Him it is less important how successful or great we are. For Him our heart, our mindset, our soul matter, this way He can heal our wounds and body and can share the abundant joy.

Have you ever thought how great you are?

You are unique. Nobody has ever existed anything like you before and will never be. Just you can be you and that makes you special.

Of course, to live up, to grow and mature to reach our full potential is a path with ups and downs. Yet, we are never alone.

You are never alone.

 

God has been calling you, all the time…

 

 

Joshua Dragon

God to His Child

I won’t be able to tell you

How much I was in love

With each and every thoughts

Even before you came to this world

 

I was the proudest parent

Who made your bed

Safe and perfect

I couldn’t help but to prepare everything ahead

 

I was longing for the day

When you would be born

And I was enjoying the moments

Of waiting with daydreams

 

I couldn’t count the time

Still I can’t

How long it took

For you to come

 

And then there was the moment

When you first inhaled

The soft and rich air

Created for your breath

 

I will never forget

How much you loved to be tickled

Your beautiful eyes

As you came to know the magical Nature

 

I’m still living partly in those times

It helps me in hard days

When there is only the hope left

To make this world better

 

I won’t be able to tell you

How deep is the love I feel

Because it is endless

Because you are far away

 

I wish we were one

Once again

 

 

Joshua Dragon

12 Days with God – Day Twelve

Join me for 12 days to spend more time with God, our Heavenly Parent.

Day Twelve – Paths of Love

Once there was a God who could not help but love and He formed a whole new world to share His love. During the process of Creation He completely invested Himself into it. He became in everything, caring, lovingly. He longed for being loved, too. He had the greatest hope and He did not use the word trust up until it was lost. Betrayed, abandoned and torn apart He became. Yet He has not given up. Although, He had every reason to quit and start again, He has not altered the principles upon He created ever since. So many times, way too many times He was sure the hope was just ahead. And all these times He was betrayed again, again and again. The excruciating pain He has endured has not changed His Absolute Love. Whenever He felt powerless and helpless, waiting for His lost children to recognize their own part of responsibility He could always find the light of hope and nurture it up until it shone again throughout the night in the desert, the desert of bitterness.

He has never given up on any of us. Even when we give up, He stands there and waits, hoping we change. He can see the possibility in us even when we are in doubts, He can envision our best in times when we are unable to see beyond our inabilities.

As He had to grow in love we all need to expand our hearts and discover all the realms of children love, siblings love, conjugal love and parental love – discover and conquer. Become a true, genuine, original owner. This way to find Him and create, complete the everlasting relationship we have always meant to.

Twelve days with God.

Twelve ways to love.

One day can be like a thousand years, a thousand years can be like one day.

In love. In Absolute Love.

Anything is possible.

Together.

With You, Father!

 

Thank you, for teaching me!

 

 

Your son,

 

-JD-

 

12 Days with God – Day One

12 Days with God – Day Two

12 Days with God – Day Three

12 Days with God – Day Four

12 Days with God – Day Five

12 Days with God – Day Six

12 Days with God – Day Seven

12 Days with God – Day Eight

12 Days with God – Day Nine

12 Days with God – Day Ten

12 Days with God – Day Eleven

 

Feel free to share your own experiences with God, our Heavenly Father and the way towards Him!

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