Dear Friends, Drodzy Przyjaciele, Cari Amici,
Since both my brothers, Angelo and Gioffredo’s have died, I have been to the cemetery quite a few times and just sat and spent time thinking about Life and Death, and so many things to do with our Faith and Spirituality.
I have thought a lot about how much we carry burdens in our minds about so many earthly things and that in the End..we do not take any of it with us. The burdens of the World pass. Also, everything that we have accumulated over the years, in terms of home, cars, possessions and money..all these things stay here on Earth when we die, and it came so clear to me that “The only thing I will take with me into Eternal Life, is what I have Given away in this life.”
My brothers gave so much of themselves…they gave so much love, so much kindness. They gave of themselves, as best they could, from the time I can remember as a little girl.
The Lord says it in the Gospel of Luke (12:32-34)
“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
“ Nie bój się, o maluczkie stadko! albowiem się upodobało Ojcu waszemu, dać wam królestwo. Sprzedawajcie majętności wasze, a dawajcie jałmużnę; gotujcie sobie mieszki, które nie wiotszeją, skarb, którego nie ubywa w niebiesiech, gdzie złodziej przystępu nie ma, ani mól psuje. Bo gdzie jest skarb wasz, tam będzie i serce wasze.”
“Non temere, o piccol gregge; poiché al Padre vostro è piaciuto di darvi il regno. Vendete i vostri beni, e fatene elemosina; fatevi delle borse che non invecchiano, un tesoro che non venga meno ne’ cieli, ove ladro non s’accosta e tignuola non guasta. Perché dov’è il vostro tesoro, quivi sarà anche il vostro cuore.”
My friends, I love these words from the Gospel and they confirm what we all know is really True…that our most Precious Treasures are those things that we will be able to take with us when we pass from this life…The Love, compassion, kindness, forgiveness, generosity that we have given away during out lifetime.
My brothers were very good examples of men who tried as best they could to love, to be kind and generous…and these are the things that they both left behind in our hearts and in our memories…and I believe they are also the things that they now bring in their souls to the Heart of God.
It is my deepest desire to be a generous woman, to give my Heart and its Treasures to you and to those whom I serve in my daily work, and to my friends and family. This is all part of my commitment to Conscious Living and to Healing in Every Aspect of my Life. Thank you all for the ways that you give your Treasures to me, and to all those in your lives. This is how together we quietly build the Kingdom of Heaven, right here among us.
With my Gift from the Heart, Z moim Dar z Serca, Con il mio Dono dal Cuore,
Gabriel Orion Marie
* For those of you who may not know, I have published a series of three books that tell the story of my recovery and healing from profoundly intense physical, sexual and spiritual abuse. These books have dozens of paintings that I did during my process and those paintings are a core form of communication I used in my Healing. These books are available on Amazon. I hope you will read them and pass them on to others!
This White House (Book One), Going Sane (Book Two) and A Spectacular Dawn (Book Three)