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Comments by Martha Fraser - 6 Mar 2006
In Reference to: 3 March 1996 - WE CANNOT WORK OUR WAY INTO HEAVEN...WE GET THERE BY FAITH
This Sunday am. I needed to hear these words and be reminded of faith. I am in my fifth year recovering from an extreme spiritual emergency that was indeed my wake up call. Having recently lost everything in my life, at 47, I don't fully comprehend what has happened, though at times I find it frightening to see things from a 360 degree angle of possibility; and that how I am in this world influences the moments of my life and may affect those around me to an extent I never realized or perhaps seemingly so.
To watch things at times unfold so sychronistically as if according to plan or a staged event - to accept such conditions is so very painful. I woke up to a very different world; there is such interconnection on one level, as to events, and words said. However, on an emotional and spiritual level, I have never felt more isolated and alone. People feel so far away. The physical pain in my heart and throat wrench me away from the present moment; but I continue to meditate and paint, and try, if just for a short while, to be in balance and peace. To not suffer over suffering; now that is a challenge. May God help to guide in the process.
If I were to paint, 'faith', I wonder what it would look like?
Carp, Ontario, Canada
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