Spiritual Awakening

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Posted on : 23-04-2013 | By : dutdot | In : Filipino Blogger, Life's Musings, Spirituality

It’s good to be back.

not just in blogging.

but in truly ‘living’.

in doing the things that I should be doing…

such as becoming a dutiful homeschooling mom (formal homeschooling at www.homeschoolinginkuwait.com)

and becoming a better person everyday –

as a wife, mom, daughter, and friend…

and most of all, as a better Child of God.

 

Spiritual Awakening

When I was still in our country back home, I was (somehow) faithful, spiritual but I didn’t have a personal relationship with God until I met Him overseas – six years ago.

Our house (wherever we transfer here in KW) has been visited and blessed by bishops and priests. It’s only here overseas wherein we have felt a connection with God’s representatives in the form of priests and bishops. In my home country, it’s kinda hard to approach bishops more so ask them to dine with you.

As my faith has started to grow and strengthen everyday, I have also started to develop a personal relationship with God.

But there was something that was lacking…I didn’t know what it was – until…

…a few days back, something triggered me to really seek God and know Him more.

..that frightening news about the earthquake prediction in the Middle East…

in the latest report, this was denied by the USGS, stating that earthquakes cannot be predicted.

I felt a huge relief with the thought that there was no truth in the prediction. But I must admit that it made me panic. Along the way of my confusion during the past days (April 21 to April 22), I sought refuge in God’s Home and loving guidance. I went to the Blessed Sacrament and poured out my fears and anxieties to Him. I started to really internalize His words. I bought a Miracle Hour prayer booklet from the bookstore at the church and started using it on April 22.

Since then, a stronger personal relationship has emerged between me and my God. I have started to jot down all the Words of God during my prayer time. Linda Schubert’s Miracle Hour booklet has immensely helped me in transforming the way I pray.

Now, I can pray for less than two hours and sometimes it extends to over two hours because I am very much eager to know God and reflect on His words.

This morning, I read this status from Facebook – God Posts, “The more you love God’s Word and study it, the more you will love God’s Word and study it”, and this holds true to what I’m currently experiencing.

“To God, thank You so much for being faithful to me all the time and for not giving up on me. Thank You for always reminding me to be faithful to You, and for giving me the chance to have a stronger personal relationship with You. The void in my spiritual life has been suddenly filled up with Your Amazing Grace and Love. Thank You for protecting us, all of my family members here and in my home country, and overseas. Thank You for all the bountiful blessings and the recent award that I got. Thank You just for everything that I was, that I am…Thank You for being my Rock, and my All. AMEN!”

 

Meta-physical explanation of fat deposits

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Posted on : 24-09-2009 | By : dutdot | In : Beauty Care & Fitness, Health & Beauty, Life's Musings, Online News, Spirituality

The picture below captured my attention. For the fat deposits in our body, there’s a meta-physical explanation for each area. Although for me, I knew that I gained weight because of pregnancy and uneven distribution of my eating habits during my pregnancy, plus, the sleepless nights I have had, and the yo-yo dieting which I underwent after childbirth. However, I want to share this Malena’s meta-physical explanation of our fat deposits. This is more of our spiritual body types. It’s good to know why our fat deposits lie in certain areas of our body. The chart simply says that “every emotion manifests as a physical symptom”.

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You can tweet God

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Posted on : 21-08-2009 | By : dutdot | In : Spirituality, Video

Wow. What a unique way to reach God! Now we can tweet him.

Alon Nir, an Israeli university student, opened a twitter account, http://twitter.com/thekotel, where prayers sent to him will be placed in the crevices of Jerusalem Western Wall. “Prayers, which are sent via a direct message link on Nir’s Twitter site, cannot be viewed by the public.” Read more here or visit the Kotel’s Web site at http://tweetyourprayers.info.

The video below shows the instruction on how to tweet your prayers.

Blog update on childbirth, motherhood, and more…

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Posted on : 19-05-2009 | By : dutdot | In : All about my baby, Health & Beauty, Life's Musings, Parenting, Pregnancy, Spirituality

It’s been almost two months since I last blogged in here. I feel overwhelmed on what to write, where to start, or even how I am going to write all things that I need to update this blog about.

I am here sitting in my favorite place, my reading corner, at home, while my baby sleeps in her bed. Yep, I already gave birth to my precious baby girl, who’s turning two months by May 27. I thank God for the gift of life He showered upon me and my baby during the labor and delivery.

LABOR AND CHILDBIRTH

If I had to relive or experience again in my imagination what I had gone through last March 27, it would be hard to tell piece by piece, moment by moment those excruciating pains; but, yes, they were so worthwhile as I awaited for my baby to come out. I quite didn’t expect though that I would deliver on the month of March, especially on the day of March 27. My 6th OBGyne scheduled me for another ultrasound on March 29 even though it was against my will. We were supposed to go to the mall on March 27; but as early as 5:30a.m., I saw blood stains in my urine. I wiped down under and, indeed, there was blood. I kinda panicked. I went back to bed, and woke up husband. He said it’s not my time yet to deliver. It’s normal since I was already on my last trimester. I just laid my back on the bed, and was already nervous at the thought of giving birth at that time. Every time I went to pee, there was blood in my urine, and a few minutes after 6a.m., there was sort of urine leak. I wasn’t sure if it was urine or water. By 7:30a.m., another set of water/urine leak. This time, hubby and I were already hugging each other while crying, most probably, tears of joy. “This is for real now; we’d be parents!” It’s what we were probably thinking that time. We timed my contractions, and they were not consistent yet because the intervals were far apart from one another. However, since we’re first time parents, we decided to go to the hospital at around 11:30a.m. to be checked by the doctor. At the hospital, the first doctor examined me internally and it was so painful! The first IE was 2c.m. at 12:30p.m. It was so painful I bled. I was thinking why I ever went to the hospital early on. Although the dilation was just 2c.m., the doctor decided to admit me after she had confirmed that I already leaked my amniotic fluid. Read the rest of this entry »

Readying for childbirth

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Posted on : 18-03-2009 | By : dutdot | In : Life's Musings, Pregnancy, Spirituality

Childbirth. I’m quite ready, and so is my baby. I’m currently on my 38th weeks now, and 13 days more to go! WOW. We have come this far, baby! Thank you so much for assuring me everyday of your little kicks in my ribs, in my bladder, in my belly. I just love the feeling how you kick inside me. Thank you so much, Lord, for the gift of life.

Last night, husband and I attended mass at 6:30p.m. Fortunately, there was an ongoing confession. I wasn’t prepared to confess, but decided right away to confess after I had meditated for a few seconds. We just missed the Holy Communion, though, so we are returning tonight at the Church. Last night, too, it was so timely that the parish priest saw me, and he prayed over me. He asked me first about how many days more to go before my delivery, and I told him, “2 weeks”. He prayed over me and said, “You’re now ready. It won’t be 2 weeks. It would be anytime.” Haha. Read the rest of this entry »