The Scriptures in Life

“And behold all things have their likeness, and all things are created and made t bear record of me, both things which are temporal, and things which are spiritual; things which are in the heavens above, and things which are on the earth, and things which are in the earth, and things which are under the earth, both above and beneath: all things bear record of me.

Pearl of Great Price Moses 6:63

I have fallen in love with symbols and metaphors. I see something new each day.  But the first few are my personal favs. Here are just the tip of the iceberg.

Symbolism of the Kingdoms of Glory.

Car off=Outer darkness

Car on= Celestial kingdom

Tere/ teles= Hazard / power

 

Symbolism of the Path

 

The path is basically strait and narrow.  It doesn’t wind there’s not room for many, but all can be on the path. And the path leads to a gate and the Lord God is the Keeper. Jesus hangs out there and he’ll plead with God as a counselor to get you through those pearly white doors. Simple right.

 

It’s like a power cable that goes into a machine or appliance. So Think of the cord, and electricity, and where’s it goes and how it gets there. Cord- straight and narrow. Electricity the sheep of the lord.  And the other end of the cord, is a little usb jack right before it goes in- thats jesus. He is the guide to the door.  The pearly door is the female park to that usb jack.

 

Symbolism of Holy Ghost

 

So I was combing my hair and all the pomade from yesterday lost it’s form. (Thats right folks I didn’t bathe that day.)  And so I had to reapply.  Think of the pomade as the Holy Spirit.  Now pomade is an oily substance yet it holds form. Ok. Now first I usually do my bangs.  What I do is put the tips on first.  I grab tuft of bangs and apply pomade only at the tip. Ok. The rest starts from my ‘Cow Lick’ and just spreads everywhere else. Cool no?

 

Check it. Replace POMADE with the HOLY GHOST in your mind.  Pomade is applied to many hairs especially those strong and guiding the flow of my hair (‘Cow Lick’).  Pomade makes my hair shiny, giving my head some light.  Pomade on my bangs create sharp and fine tips. These tips are what is noticed first about my hair.

 

Wow right?

 

Symbolism of Sin

 

Pencil sharpener.  Pencil is a man of faith and the point is how strong that faith is.  The more sharp it is. The less likely it will go into the pencil sharpener.  Now the more blunt it it is the more likely it will go into the sharpener. Now the sharpener appears to just be a hole in an appliance, but we are told not to put our fingers in it. We can decide to write with a blunt pencil. Your hand is agency.  You can choose to write with a pencil blunt or sharp.  Now it doesn’t get sharp til you sharpen it. So you have to push it in the sharpener and every once in a while pull it back out to check on it.  The motion of pushing is falling into sin.  The action to pulling out is repentance.  The blunt pencil doesn’t get sharp until it is sharpened for a long time. Sin now is the blade that cuts the wood of the pencil.  It will tear it up. gnarl it.  The blades spiral around and around like tornado.  And in that center is the sweet spot. The eye of the storm. The Iron rod.  And the lead is our life. And no lead is infinite.

 

Lord there are gazillions of standard pencils out there. I pray  that I might be the one in the city museum that is large beyond all reason, sharp enough to never have to be used. Help me become that heavy pencil and I say these things in the name of jesus christ amen.

 

Symbolism of Patience

 

A good piece of rope is just as good as strong patience. Like patience, rope can go from short to long.  There’s all kinds of faith too, like there is rope. It can start with a regular rope for tying things, for shoe strings, to pull cars, to tug of war, to floss, to sew as with thread, even a strand of cotton.  Well every good rope starts with a strand of something.  But strands are so fragile and weak. How could rope be composed of strands? Well, you bundle a bunch together and you twist.  They all have to be turned the opposite ways or else it wouldn’t work.  The more evenly it’s twisted the better the rope.

 

car, earth, christmas tree, washing, more to come.

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Things I like to do Outdoors

So i’ve been itching for an adventure…. I want to go camping, fishing, hiking, spray on some deat, hook a worm, use my night vision.  OH and build fires. Can’t forget that. My, It’s been some time since I’ve been.

Something else I like to do is to go horseback riding. Thats fun too.

I’ve got my own tackle box I started last year thanks to Sam.  I’ve got two tents.  A nice fishing rod, thanks to Craig.  HMM and good board games/ card games go a long ways too when you’re camping.

I’m ready. I am ready.

I’d like to feed ducks and geese. Catch the bluegill for them fishing birds.  Big Fun. Catfish and the you know what’s best, bass.  How fun. Riding boats. Wading (can’t swim). Outdoors in the sun, out in the cold, in the rain. It’s all good. I luvs it.

Anyone agree?

Anywho I’m grateful for all the experiences I’ve had outdoors, the great days we have, and all the fun we are blessed with out in the great outdoors.

OH NOSE! I’ve been pretty negative. I must be humble.

I’ve learned some good things.  Happiness begets happiness and depression begets depression.  It’s time I apply this to my life.

It was just last night that I realized that I am passionately negative.  It’s all I think about.  That’s awful.  What I need to be doing is being hopeful, optimistic and the like.

I have been having really selfish thoughts:

i feel like i am suppose to be selfish. to come to church for me, not others

i feel like i am suppose to put myself before others

i feel like i deserve more than i am

Where do these thoughts come from? How do i rid of them They don’t make me feel happy.

“sing, read scriptures, pray” says a friend of mine.  Good suggestions.  I haven’t been praying much lately.

The pray count has been dwindling.  My relationship with Him isn’t as strong.

But it’s time to change.

Here’s what I sent to my professor about the absence of progress in school.

Squintyclops February 17 at 10:45am

“Honestly, I have nothing to show for this last month. I have been dealing with life, not that my life is bad right now. It’s just that I am not dealing with my life or my problems. I didn’t really understand the situation I was in until just this week.

Part of it is that I don’t have any concrete life goals for the near future. I don’t have plans. I am not working towards anything. Part of it is that I don’t see the value of a diploma. But I know getting one is good. And you can probably figure out what I haven’t been doing based on these thoughts.

It’s good to see and realize that I have a problem. My actions aren’t leading anywhere.

It’s time to own this. I haven’t been doing homework and that will lead to no diploma. I will say that I will put great effort in getting back on track. This is where I am and where I need to be is turning pages in each week and have at least a book’s worth complete. Yet I do not.

It’s time to solve this problem and I humbly say that I need your help. I am not an independent worker. I need someone breathing down my back at all times. I need a sense of urgency. I propose we see each other twice a week, and have emails in between. Also I need to adjust my schedule so that I can catch up at a reasonable pace.

And so I am making the first steps in solving this problem by contacting you.

I am in this.”

So that should help.  As for spirituality.  I don’t know how I can be much better.  I’ve been better than I have been for sure.  Less the praying part.  Yet I feel down.- Forget that!

So the problem is I am spiritually down.  I don’t pray and I don’t read scriptures.  Therefore I lose perspective in life.  Hence I need to pray and read scriptures.

I will pray in the morning, and before bed. I will change my phone background to ‘Pray’ and every time I see it I will find time to pray.  As for scriptures.- oh that’s a beast! any suggestions?

This will be my first steps to changing for the better.  And I will be humble.  Can you help?

Relieving This off my Chest

I started this blog a year ago. Funny how it revolves around Vday. haha.

I take a look at the entries but my self description strikes me most.

”I am a creator. An artist. A writer. I want to make it big. I’m a Chinese minority.  I like to dance. I want to be more spiritual.”

-Me, Feb 2009

In one of the entries I say I’ll be an Artist who will pass judgement.  It looks as though I was an ambitious man a year ago. I was a year younger.  How have I changed?

Well first of all, I am more spiritual, getting  baptized into the LDS church over the summer.  But I am not really a creator, an artist , or writer- Nay not big at all.

Does the spirituality compensate for the limited change in my status quo? Let’s see. I definitely am more confident.  I actually chase after girls. Had  a gf over the summer. Sweet girl. I am more social, I’ve been told to have a reputable status among those at church.  I hold a steady job. Things at the LC goes great.  I am a great and ever improving salesman.- Blah right?

Appreciating things in the present can only go so far. It deters me from devilish thoughts.  But yet I feel down.  I have crying spells. I am withdrawing from the social scene.  My friend count has dwindled. I am not far from alone.

Is that a concern? I don’t know.  These past few nights I’ve been pondering what it means to be a friend., whether if it’s a matter of trust or who’s got who’s back. I think it’s a matter of need. “Everybody could use a friend” they say. Friends use each other. Of all the ‘friends’ I recall they can always count on me for something: For example, the bright and echoing greeting I’m known to give, my challenging racquetball skills, video game skills, intellectual gusto, happy ambience, or financial generosity. I too have been using ‘friends,’ for such the same.  A friendship is just having a relationship in which both friends use one another on tolerable terms.  Sounds kinda degrading when you see it that way huh? Well I feel degrading if its any constellation.

But back to the matter at hand. Thinking about the present can only get me so far.  I have derailed from a thought pattern encompassing future hopes and dreams to one of which spells self loathing and dissonance.

And this is my attempt to change that.

Think future.

I want:

a family of many,

in which their roots sprout from me,

myself, a great man,

remembered the happiness he shares with others,

a wife,

who is more than a friend,

watching for my needs,

a standup solution to worldly woes.

Is that too much to ask?

Next come the objectives.

How to be a provident provider?

How to be a great man?

How to find an amazing wife?

How to relieve myself of worldly woes?

These are the questions.