Is it true that in a timely fashion it happens that someone says something or we see something or hear of something that is just what we need to hear right then?
I have had this kind of experience more than once, and, another time, I will tell you about more of them. It has to be an unexpected experience for it to count, an unexpected delight. We've all had these, haven't we?
But right now I want to tell you about what just happened, and it happened on this blog. This is monumental for me.
This morning I saw a new comment under the blog, Indian food and my being cool, and it was just what I needed to hear. I can't begin to tell you what this one comment did for me. It has renewed me and my focus.
I am debating whether to send you back to where the comment and my response appeared or to post it here. Okay, I will make it easy for you.
Here is the comment: Sharon Jun 20, 2012
Your messages are so refreshing, dear Gloria! Until these, I had thought that the kind of relationship you have with God meant the sacrificing, surely, of an intense personal life. I am very heartened to learn that it does not mean this after all, in very special cases at least! Keep up the virtuosic work! As if you need anyone to say such a thing.... :)
Sharon of Iowa City
Here is my response: Gloria Jun 20, 2012
Beloved Sharon, now I know the Sharon you are! I'm so happy to know. You are a Godwriter™ and, God willing, today, the Godwriting™ from that quickie workshop in Iowa will go up on this blog, or maybe in two parts, not sure. [I switched it to another day.]
I wonder if you know how meaningful what you wrote is for me. The fact is that my whole personal life is on a totally new level since God blessed me with Godwriing and Heavenletters™. There is no comparison. The people I have met, the turns my life has taken, heart-opening and adventure-filled! Unbelievable, I'm in South Africa. No one could make this happen, except You-Know-Who, and here I am!
Yes, God in Heavenletters, is, in fact, opposed to sacrifice. There is no obligation with God. He says something like this: "When we act from obligation, we tend to expect a return and obligate others." As a matter of fact, I discover that, with Godwriting, I am doing what I always wanted to do even though I had no idea of what I most wanted to do until what I most like to do started happening.
Years ago, Heaven Admin suggested that I write a book, a story of my life. Whatever Heaven Admin says, I take seriously. However, I was concerned about ego-flouting. I have had this same concern with this blog as well. It's a lot of me, me, me. Maybe I have too good a time with it.
Of course, sometimes I do stay on the topic of God and Godwriting and Heavenletters; I also seem to have to play and have fun on this blog as well.
Sharon, your comment is a key to the book about the story of my life which, so far, I'm calling The Little Things. Your comment will appear somewhere in the introduction or preface of the book. You give a prime reason for the book's being. You have done a great service to me and my heart.
I have a sabbatical here in South Africa in order to write this story of my life and a few other books and a musical. You have inspired me to get going. In regard to your statement above, dear Sharon. yes, I did need someone to say such a thing. Thank you.
I don't want you to think I'm doing nothing on this book. When I have an idea regarding it, I jot it down. When I come across a quotation that seems fitting, I put it down.
Here are a couple of choice quotations:
“Rather than seeking for grandness to do for Me, do everything for Me, every little thing.”
Heavenletter #3865, All That You Have Been Given
Maybe that's enough, and, yet, there is this one. Probably relevant quotations can be dispersed throughout the book:
"Each drop of world life is yourself thrown to the winds. Each inanity in life is yourself tossed and yourself caught, and yet yourself is more than the apparent toss. Do not look so much for meaning in the world. Look for meaning in you, for it is you who is meant to surpass the world." HL 437 submitted by Nirmala
Now, you may ask the question, Well, Gloria, why aren't you focussing on the book?
My answer is -- I suppose it is everyone's answer who isn't getting all his or her favorite things done: "There are too many other things I have to do that push their way in."
For instance, I am working tooth and nail on Heaven News which has been very delayed. I love Heaven News. What is hard and pain-staking and taking forever, though, is the web-editing and the precision required even before that stage. Details are not my thing, and details are time-consuming. I cannot begin to tell you the hours and hours and hours I have spent on detailing Heaven News. Yesterday alone, I worked on it from 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Then Heaven Admin and I had a Heaven meeting. Then I made a smoothie for lunch, and, then I went back to the web-editing and detailing on Heaven News until about six when my eyes got cross-eyed, and I couldn't do any more of it, and it's still not done. Yikes!
Please know that for years and years, Heaven Admin did all the Heaven News detail stuff for me. I laid down the law because he had to much else to do for Heaven and for his businesses.
The detailing takes me longer than it would take anyone else. I know how to do it. It's easy to do on Mo-Flow. The thing is that I'm quick on writing and slow on everything else, very slow and forgetful. I lose things etc. and have to do thm all over. Do you hear the violins playing now!!! :)
Anyone who knows web editing and has the time and desire to help with Heaven News?