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Don't Curse, Just Call it "Divine!"

To slowly but surely bring out the disguised blessing (more popularly worded as "blessing in disguise") in certain situations in our lives, we should begin to habitually use the word "divine" to describe them. More often, we declare a situation as a blessing in disguise only when we have discovered the favorable end results of the situation that we have judged to be a tough luck. Many of us habitually curse what we immediately perceive as pesky and disruptive, if not debilitating. And as soon as we make that kind of judgment, things begin to turn out that way. The situation heeds our judgment. Our misjudgment.

"Holy" and "blessed" are the more widespread meaning of "divine." It has other positive meanings, depending on how it is used in a sentence or in context. But most everything you will seriously describe as "divine" will turn out to be so sooner or later--for as long as you believe it can. Believing is always the keyword in transformation, in practical alchemy.

How to use the word "divine" productively was taught to me and to a bunch of people by a guy who self-studied Religious Science and Science of Mind. It was actually the people who practice Religious Science, Practical Christianity, and Science of Mind in the US who popularized the technique of using words quietly but persistently to effect a transformation, a practical miracle. They even reshape words to reshape external realities. For instance, they came up with the word "demandment" in lieu of "commandment." They term "desiring" or "dreaming" as "decreeing" or "affirming." They call the fulfillment of a desire "manifestation" or "demonstration." They spell "disease" as "dis-ease" to hint that ailments are just discomforts brought about by negative judgments and perceptions. Practitioners of those three schools of thinking eventually grouped themselves loosely under the name New Thought and there is an organization known as International New Thought Alliance.

The guy who did his best to popularize New Thought in the Philippines is George F. Sison who recently "went into transition," "moved on, " or "reincarnated." In popular euphemism, he "passed."

Many New Thought communities believe in reincarnation. That's why we refer to "passing" as "going into transition, or" transitioning," or" "reincarnating." We use it to assure people that we will all come back to life somewhere in this planet at one time or another, so the bereaved need not grieve extremely, more so when the person who moved on is very young, or went into transition in a way that is perceived to be unjust, cruel, ruthless.

We believe that the soul (spirit) chooses when and where to be born again, and under what circumstances (including parents or guardians and gender) in the same way that the soul chooses when to transition and how. May I repeat that it is not the conscious mind of the person but his/her soul that chooses how to accomplish its transition. Our souls always know better than our conscious mind. It is our soul that goes back straight to God, not our conscious mind, not our body.

It's okay if you can't take the previous paragraph. But I trust the Universe that you can take the earlier ones that offer the advice: don't curse, don't grumble, just call it "divine" (which may be transformed into a noun, "divinity," whose plural form is "divinities.")

And, oh, just one last note for today: please remember that whatever curse you make boomerangs to you.

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