Originally posted by Phoenix267
It's amazing the mysteries out there. This is not the first and probably not the only time I had dreamed where I or someone else was in a city I have
never been in before in my life. New York being one of them. To be honest I find it crazy how close my dream is about your life. Your post make me
think of faith and mystery. Is there a God sending messages to me in my dreams? Am I dreaming about people like you for some weird reason? Etc.
Who really knows and I just hope if it is a message from God I would understand what it means for me soon.
Your dream was just as much, if not more, a message for me.
God uses other people to interpret and to communicate for a reason. If I was gifted with every single ability (which sometimes, it does appear He
manifests in me every single ability, which is another reason I am disliked) ALL the time, then there would be hardly a reason for me to interact with
other people. I am not Jesus, I am not perfect, therefore, I am not perfect at keeping my mindset perfect. Therefore, when my mindset is not
perfect, I must be empty of some gift that I may find it in someone else, therefore we make a connection, I learn more, possibly the other person
learns more, and God is found within us and between us.
I went the entire circle of knowledge. I have been at all angles. I have explored all options. I have entertained all religions. I have explored
all avenues of the churches of men and their respective belief systems.
I can tell you that I was wiser about God before men, but I was not aware of my wisdom. SO therefore, I had to go the entire full circle to
appreciate the wisdom I once had; which increased my wisdom a hundred-fold in that I understand the application of it.
Now there are a few ways to learn to apply wisdom. You make many mistakes, and from those mistakes, if you are wise, you learn. Also, you watch
other people make mistakes and they suffer consequences (which sometimes it is hard to judge whether those consequences are actually good or bad, even
if they seem to be one or the other, because what is good is considered bad and what is bad is considered good, because we are limited and narrow);
also, people can hurt you over and over and you learn to not be like that which harms you, if you can. Or, you can hurt other people ignorantly and
learn from their pain that you caused how not to be.
As well, the interactions we have with others in the Spirit, in the spirits we have that are borrowed, between each other, we learn also the lessons
of the animate and inanimate nature in which we live. Our bodies are a part of that nature, but our spirits are not. But the physical is a metaphor
for the spiritual, and the spiritual also can be used as a metaphor for the physical.
So wisdom is not found in experiencing all things, but more-so in learning to apply what wisdom we have gained in one area metaphorically and also
literally to all other aspects of life which we have yet to experience.
For example, work is good, not just for money, but more importantly, as a wonderful metaphor for how our spirit and our relationships work, and also
for how the laws of the universe work.
When you are sweeping a floor, think of how getting all the edges, the underneaths, the nooks, the corners, the molding around the walls which traps
the dust and garbage; the cracks in the floors, how they impede. And all the obstacles that create sections in the floor that would not otherwise
exist if the floor plan was open. Now imagining doesn't always easily have the same effect as doing, because our minds are weak.
So I suggest to go sweep a floor. Seems an easy task, and really is compared to some things, but pay attention, in awe, as sweeping somehow feels
tedious and taxing, when performed correctly.
Now how can sweeping the floor relate to how our spirit works, how the Spirit of God works, how our relationship with Him, or other people, how can
this be applied? What are the similarities? For if you can sweep a floor properly, then you can fix all the other things to. If you can sweep a
floor, you can clean glass. The techniques may seem different, the tools may seem different, but that is just our limited understanding; for it's
all the same: Maintenance.
Maintenant is french for "now". Maintenance simply means constantly present.
When you sweep a floor, you don't dig in all the nooks every single day and get every single spot and fight desperately with a tooth brush for
perfection. You perform very well, your tools hit every spot, but you must move on and get everything. Don't worry about ALL the small blemishes.
Tackle one a day, for blemishes will always arise. Therefore you have a steady routine and you are not overtaxed and you are not out of time, and you
are not resentful of the job.
This is the same as having a relationship with God, or your lover, or your friends. Maintenance, but forgiveness.