We Gather

We Gather

Today I will talk about people and things that mean a lot to us

Here we have reached once again, a time that lots of people throughout the world will regard as a gathering time.

A time, for bringing together the family.

A time, for just being together. as a family unit

Let’s think on these things, as we ourselves are gathered here today at this time of the year.

Then to reflect, that it is done each day, as people come together for many reasons

To be with the ones they love, and to re-establish the ties, that bind them.

As one family, or as one people, or one nation, hope upon hope one world.

If only we could be one world, as we walk along the pathway each day,

I remember very few times where the world has been together as one, in its aims and beliefs.

The belief that we have in our ways, is of one world, one peace, one light.

That this can be, is held within our souls.

That we will continue to strive to have that one world.

The Brotherhood of man is paramount in our thoughts.

Where we are as one mind, where we can be to all, in love peace, and understanding.

We gather together each week for this end.

There is a Song/Hymn that talks of we will “Gather at the River”“

The concept is lovely where we gather at the source of life.

There are many more of these gatherings that are talked of each day.

The next few weeks there will be talk of the gathering for the census, in the holy land, that happened many years ago, and gave us so much in the way of spiritual learning.

It gave us an insight into the continuance of the soul being forever.

Where before, it seemed to be the chosen few that would have that honour.

We were told that we would go from here to a higher life, which is something to strive for.

That beautiful place, where we will join with our loved one’s, that have made the journey before us.

We know that we will gather at the River once again, when it is our time.

So think of the things that we learn from all quarters of the world, as we walk in the path of love and light.

Having our loved ones there, helping us on our journey.

Know that at certain times of the year.

We are by the fact of things happening around us.

A lot more focused on the gatherings, that we have, and can have.

Also remember that our loved ones never leave us.

As we journey on we will know that they are here.

So there has been more of a joining, than a gathering.

The joining of our souls with those we love.

For always, only needs an acceptance of what has been, forever.

To reflect on this time of the year

Then find that as the people out there come together, for what ever reason.

We are a great part of this meeting.

We can meet our loved ones at these special times.

We have that special time now, and each moment of the day.

Each year we gather in the Harvest and see that it is good.

It is good to celebrate the bringing in of the things that are good for us.

Then each day we gather ourselves together within our own souls.

This is also so good, to be complete and at peace with your own ways.

We reach out to be with others in many places, in many ways, it is good, so very good, to reach out and be a part of others.

We gather our loved ones about us in our homes and in our arms.

We hold them there with all the love we can give, it is so very good.

Now we are here, to feel that our loved ones are together with us, in our souls, in love and light.

And you will know that it is good, oh so good.

So today as you walk the pathway that you will find beneath your feet, hold out your spirit to all along the way.

Then gather in the people around you, hold them to your soul.

As it is so good to do..

Then celebrate with me, that you have been given the eyes that can see them always.

Yours Ian.T

Remembrance Day

Remembrance Day

 

Today is a day set aside, for us to remember?

To remember all those that have given all there is to give.

It is hard to think of these things.

We know and believe, that they are waiting to be with us,

at the end of this our life’s journey

We gather here to find peace, with those that have made the journey a head of us

They made the journey so that we can live in a better world

Twice the nations of the world came to blows, for a better world

Then also there were others, that each day have given their all.

So that others may lead a life, or be given the chance to.

We remember them, they are many, and we set aside this day.

To remember.

 

To remember, those that fought in wars for the good of others

We know that they will never be forgotten

They are gathered together now, as we recall them.

To a great number of us, they are with us, always

To those that lost someone we send our thoughts

And our love to hold them, in their own private grief.

We must strive to hold them always, as they hold their loved ones,

That gave us all they had

 

We remember them

 

I walked in a field of corn and there was one poppy

I remembered them

I walked in a field of poppies and there was one head of corn

I remembered them

That I can walk this world as I do.

I remember them.

It is with sadness that I feel for all those that were left behind

It is with joy, that I know that they believe, in those that, we remember

That we can walk with hope, and peace in our day’s, is because of them.

We thank you, you who have suffered, to give us these days

You, the ones that gather at the closing of the days

With your memories and love for those that have given all

We thank you, that we can,

 

Remember them

 

Yenti

 

We Gather

                                  We Gather

Today I will talk about people and things that mean a lot to us

Here we have reached once again, a time that lots of people throughout the world will regard as a gathering time.

A time for bringing together the family, a time just for being together.

Lets think on these things, as we ourselves are gathered here today at this time of the year.

Then to reflect, that it is done each day, as people come together for many reasons

To be with the ones they love, and to re-establish the ties, that bind them.

As one family, or as one people, or one nation, hope upon hope one world.

If only we could be one world, as we walk along the pathway each day,

I remember very few times where the world has been together as one, in its aims and beliefs.

The belief that we have in our ways, is of one world, one peace, one light.

That this can be, is held within our souls.

So that we will continue to strive, to have that one world.

The Brotherhood of man is paramount in our thoughts.

Where we are as one mind, where we can be to all, in love peace, and understanding.

We gather together each week for this end.

There is a Song/Hymn that talks of “We will Gather at the River “

The concept is lovely where we gather at the source of life.

There are many more of these gatherings that are talked of each day.

The next few weeks there will be talk of the gathering for the census, in the holyland, that happened many years ago, and gave us so much in the way of spiritual learning.

It gave us an insight into the continuance of the soul being forever.

Where before it seemed to be the chosen few, that would have had that honour.

We were told that we would go from here to a higher life, which is something to strive for.

The beautiful place where we join, with our loved ones that have made the journey before us.

We know that we will gather at the River once again, when it is our time.

So think of the things that we learn from all quarters of the world, as we walk in the path of love and light.

Having our loved ones there, helping us on our journey.

 

 

 

 

Know that at certain times of the year.

We are by the fact of things happening around us,

more focused on the gatherings, that we have, and can have.

Also remember that our loved ones never leave us.

As we journey on we will know that they are here.

So there has been more of a joining, than a gathering.

The joining of our souls with those we love.

For always, only needs an acceptance of what has been, forever.

To reflect on this time of the year

Then find that as the people out there come together, for what ever reason.

We are a great part of this meeting.

We can meet our loved ones at these special times.

We have that special time now, and each moment of the day.

Each year we gather in the Harvest and see that it is good.

It is good to celebrate the bringing in of the things that are good for us.

Then each day we gather ourselves together within our own souls.

This is also so good, to be complete and at peace with your own ways.

We reach out to be with others in many places, in many ways, it is good, so very good, to reach out and be a part of others.

We gather our loved ones about us in our homes and in our arms.

We hold them there with all the love we can give, it is so very good.

Now we are here, to feel that our loved ones are together with us, in our souls, in love and light.

And you will know that it is good, oh so good.

So today as you walk the pathway that you will find beneath your feet, hold out your spirit to all along the way.

Then gather in the people around you, hold them to your soul.

As it is “Good” “ Oh so Good “

Then celebrate with me, that you have been given the eyes that can see them always.

 

Ian.T

Chinese New Year

This New Beginning

 

It is the Chinese New Year today

And as with all things that come into our lives although we are not Chinese

It makes us think of all the others that travel with us

It is the year of the Ram or Sheep or even Goat

Why may you ask is the Chinese New Year at the start of February

They say that it is the time when all the bulbs start pushing up through the soil

To bring to us the new beginning we call spring

It is a new time for all of us, as today is a new beginning

Time to start anew in our everyday lives

Time to think that all the things of our yesterdays cannot be changed

But they can be built on, in the knowledge that we did this

Or that happened,

Should I not change things now

It is as each day comes, as soon as we are aware of our inner self

And the things we have done before,

A  lovely time to take a quick look at a way of making the now a better place.

Yesterday I may have passed someone by that needed my help,

I was to busy with a world that is full of Me Me’s.

Let us not loose sight of Me though, as it is one of the most important things we have.

 

If we do not tend to the needs of Me or I,

And let it become unwell in any way

Then we cannot give to others our best

But at the same time we must realize

Just how much the Me in us needs, and how well off it is today.

Take just a simple thing like a smile, that you may have held inside

Why, because it rained on you a moment ago,

And the Me inside was as cloudy as the sky that did this thing to you

The look of thunder in your ways would sometimes wilt the trees,

So think of, Did it hurt Me so much that I cannot smile at a few drops of rain,

Let us journey on from today, giving out the love we hold inside

Let us make a new beginning  for all around us

Where the bad things that have happened are shared

In the knowledge that today is a new year for not only the Chinese

But for our Spirits to become part of the now

Where the Spring  of the rest of our lives is here on Earth

Or any time of our year, we wish to hold today.

Just be thankful that you are all here in the now.

Let us continue this beautiful journey with the love of being in the now with everyone around us.

The ones of our yesterdays will also walk with us,

So lets Embrace the new beginnings of our ways————Ian .T

 

 

Dusting

Dusting

 

 

I received a letter this morning and as most of my letters come via that Internet thing and the world of computers,

Although these things strike a bit of fear in people I thought that I would convey some of its message to you

As it seems so apt, for us in this material world today.

The letter was about a lady that learned a lesson

This lady spent countless hours cleaning her house and waiting for people to visit her there.

If they should visit her, the house would be spotless and ready to receive them.

It took this lady quite a while to realise that there was something wrong with the way her life was going.

Her friends were all out enjoying life to the full, and not staying in waiting to be visited,

Most times they didn’t have the time to visit her at her spotless house

They lived their lives in fun and work, and many other social tasks, that made them very happy.

She began to think and apply these things to the ways of life

Who was wrong, me for waiting for things to happen, or them for putting things in their right place and making them happen.

This lesson she put to her life and was amazed at the out come.

It sounded better to her that if in your house you can write “I love you” In some dust, that had not been whirled away by over cleaning, it seemed to change things,

The house seemed to cry out “I am a home “ where people live and do things without being tied to over perfection.

After this the lady joined the others in life and increased her knowledge by being part of this earthly way.

Perfection of the spirit is the same as we go along we gather a few specks of dust.

Are these better left for later, as they will show that you are using your spirit.

The little dust that is there maybe from a gift of love, that was wrapped to long before it was opened

Or it came in with a sigh, of not quite understanding one of your fellow spirits.

We need to see the dust on our ways, it means that we are being part of all things as we live this life we have.

We are here to achieve perfection not to be it.

Which means that in others as you carry on life’s journey you will see faults.

And more important see them in your own ways.

To see these things in understanding is to see a true picture.

If you need to dust then do so, but remember that life is to short

There are lessons to be learned, mountains to climb rivers to cross and other tasks to be done

Do these things in joy and love, meet new people with love old friends just love them.

We have so much to do and our time here is short.

Help others to be aware of the way they are, with love.

Then let them show you how you are with the same love and understanding.

The journey here is far to short and we have much to learn one day our physical beings will be as dust.

The most beautiful thing is that our Spirits will be the dust of the eternal being

 

With thanks to a letter that arrived

 

Ian .T

I opened my eyes

I opened my eyes

 

It was with love that my today started out, and it made such a difference to all things

The sunrise that was the loveliest one I had ever seen, as it came with the new dawn

The dawn chorus filled the air, where all the birds seemed to sing, just for me.

There was a flower that had been struggling just outside my window.

It burst open for me today; it was the loveliest flower I had ever seen

I heard the children stir in their beds, as they started a new day with me.

 

I felt the cool of the morning air, as it greeted a new day, it seemed to whisper

“Just for you”.

Even the creak of the doors, as we moved out into the new day, seemed to say,

It is now and you are here.

 

The laughter of a child along the road, talked to me in its simplicity

The smiles they gave without reason, taught me that things were happy here.

It was their now, as it is yours, I heard whispering in my mind

 

The sun, as the first sun, felt wonderful.

A voice called and said hello! It was then I became a part of another’s day.

I smiled and greeted them, as if my own, this was the now I so loved,

This was the now I had forgotten until today, as I started out with the rest of my life.

It was hard before, in my yesterdays, that was my problem.

I did dwell in those times to long, and I could not see around me.

It made me blind to all things.

Why do you think that today, of all day’s, was so wonderful for me and mine.

It came from a talk, that I had, with one of my children the evening before.

During the talk she looked up and said to me.

“Mummy when you are looking at things, do you see them differently than I”?

 

Ian.T

 

 

Bicester Listen to the world

Bicester

Listen to the world

 

In your silence listen to the things that reflect the universe

There you will find beautiful new things that will bring joy to your soul

Take the time to see through the eyes of a child

As all the simple things seem to have been hidden, so seek anew.

 

 

Take the ways of the past, sort them to help you in your journey

Seek out those things needed for the future goodness of your being

The things that you held of the past, that were treasured

Don’t take the things of today for granted, give out love

 

It is a calm life where all the things hold their position

Where the simplicity of the child glows as the sun

Things that before were piled up and not seen or felt

We must not hold our present life in chaos and confusion

 

If only we could see with the eyes of our children,

The way we see today with the eyes shaded by an age

Taking our spirit into the realms of despair and agitation

Just look and see with a child’s simplicity

 

 

Today the spring flowers cover the earth out there

As if to say look at me with new eyes I am the re-growth

That all these things are now in the state of renewal

Is it not time to then look at you and start a new journey

 

It is so welcome to see now, as the dawn of each day

Which brings to me new things, not held before

Tenderness with a reason that brushes my soul

Spirits of gone times, that crowd around as if in welcome

 

It is that we can see with new eyes, this childlike dawn,

Now we have to learn of how to keep faith with them,

in that they have, as we, a purpose to fulfil, but in simplicity.

We will learn in these new days, how to walk as they do

Therefore it is best for you to walk with the children, in their ways, and begin to feel things new.

Me with mine, and you with yours, as they are here

Look to your own ways and see that they are with the spirit.

If this is so, then agitate your ways to bring forth the reasons.

Do not now dwell in the shadows as before, go and live

There is a light out there that beckons all of us to be

To find your way with love, and live life to its full

See that you embrace each other as you travel on.

 

 

There are things that you cannot see along the way

Then there are those of you that cannot see, the things that you need

These things are not the same to each of us, so travel together in love

As the journey of being never comes to an end, after life’s learning

 

As day on day pass by, think of how your journey will be,

It is the future when all things will become one

There the light will hold the door open for you, for all time.

 

Be as the light, as you start today, live in the love of all

As the children walk the earth,

Just walk with me, yours and mine

 

Ian.T

 

Bicester: – 03-05-18 It Made a Change

Bicester: – 03-05-18

 

 

It Made a Change

 

The children watched me as old as I was

They saw me stumble over little things

There were questions they needed to ask of me

“How does it feel to grow old or be older”? They said

They looked as they could see that the question bothered me.

I am further along the path of life than you all my little ones, I said in quiet tones.

I have journeyed with all life’s trials there to meet me.

I have walked through the ages of man.

“Do tell us what you saw on your journey”? They asked,

“That we may learn of the things to come and how to deal with them”?

I sighed and started to relate as to how I had lived.

“In my youth I sped throughout life’s dreams, there I gave way to the hard things that lay on my path.

In my growing years as youth faded, I pushed things off of my path, so that they would not bother me.

It was a journey where to slow up or stop, was to miss something, an urgency of just being me over ruled all things.

My physical being seemed to be the most important thing in my journey.

“How do you feel about those days now? They asked.

I am not sure that I should tell you little ones, because if I do you may not want to journey on and learn, as you must.

But I will, to live life with all haste as I have done, not really looking at all the life things around me, made me feel that I had lost something very precious and to big to replace.

“That is very sad” they said to me, and seemed to be a little uncomfortable.

But children I have learnt so many things, in my haste I still learnt.

Now as I grow older and reach for the winter of my years, I have changed, where I now once again, try to look at all things with the eyes of a child as you all do, and to give out unconditional love to anyone that passes by my window.

 

Ian.T

Forgiveness

Forgiveness

 

Today shall we ask for forgiveness?

It is an easy word to say, but it is the doing that is hard

Who do you forgive on this day of the year?

.

 It is not an easy thing to do.

Now there is even a day set-aside during the year for doing it

Does that make it ok.

Let us think for a while and think of what is forgiveness.

Is it a way of accepting that someone has done you wrong.

This could be from either the actions of others

Or your own thoughts on others behaviour

This would then assume that all is well, where I have just said sorry and that is the end of the matter

WRONG.

It is a personal responsibility for each of you.

To ensure that your ways are acceptable.

To the ones around you, in all things.

In all religions throughout the world and even beliefs.

There is a solution to this.

Where you behave to your surroundings.

As if they are part of yourself.

Let us see what this means, this is the easy part again.

It is where all things become a part of you.

And you treat them as such.

The hard part is the doing, where as you love yourself.

Then you will only send out love to those around

For if you believe they are part of you.

Then would you not love them so

We would then not need any special days to say sorry

It would be a word that would no longer be of use.

This as we know is so hard to be.

Then let us as we journey on each day.

 Try to love each other as if they were us.

Or become, as near to not having to say sorry as possible.

Then I believe the world would become a better place.

Yenti

Forgiveness

Forgiveness

 

It is an easy word to say but it is the doing that is hard

Who do you forgive on this day of the year, as tomorrow is a day of forgiveness?

It is strange to have a whole day for this, as it makes me feel that it is so easy to do, and now to have a day for doing it, does that make it ok.

Let us think for a while and think of what is forgiveness, is it a way of accepting the blame for wrong doings, either from your actions or those of others

This would then assume that all is well, where I have just said sorry and that is the end of the matter

WRONG.

It is a personal responsibility for each of you, to ensure that your ways are acceptable to the ones around you in all things.

In all religions throughout the world and even beliefs, there is a solution to this where you behave to your surroundings as if they are part of yourself.

Let us see what this means, this is the easy part again, it is where all things are a part of you so treat them as such.

The hard part is the doing, where as you love yourself, then you will send out only love to those around, as they are part of you.

We would not need any special days to say sorry it would be a word that would no longer be of use.

This as we know cannot be.

Then let us from this day forward try to love each other as ourselves, or become as near to not having to say sorry as is possible.

Then I believe the world would become a better place.

Yenti