Gratitude breaks the spell of Writers Block
Istijlál (Majesty), 17 Núr (Light) 175 B.E. - Thursday, June 21, 2018
"In the time of the First Manifestation the Primal Will appeared in Adam; in the day of Noah It became known in Noah; in the day of Abraham in Him; and so in the day of Moses; the day of Jesus; the day of Muhammad, the Apostle of God; the day of the ‘Point of the Bayan’; the day of Him Whom God shall make manifest; and the day of the One Who will appear after Him Whom God shall make manifest. Hence the inner meaning of the words uttered by the Apostle of God, ‘I am all the Prophets’, inasmuch as what shineth resplendent in each one of Them hath been and will ever remain the one and the same sun."
One of my goals each week is to read articles in BahaiTeachings.org . In this week's, and preceding weeks', goals, I haven't specified how many articles I intend to read each week. That will change on my upcoming goals list. I intend to read, at least, one article a day, or seven articles a week. Today, when I clicked on the website, the article that caught my eye was Exploring the Bab’s Perspective on Unity by Edward Price. The above quote spoke to me because I am writing a poem with using some of the Manifestations of God in the stanzas. This quote helps me find the words for the stanza about Adam.
The working title for the poem is God's Religion. I planned to write nine stanzas, with seven of the stanzas titled Adam, Noah, Moses, Jesus, Mohammad, the Bab, and Baha'u'llah. The two stanzas I have written are the prelude and the epilogue. I am going to make a slight change to those two stanzas so that I can insert Holy Spirit and Primal Will. I want to emphasize that the Holy Spirit is the Primal Will of God. Below the first and last stanzas as they are now:
It is the power
of the spiritual to inspire
through the Essence of Divinity
It is in the power
of the spiritual to educate
through the messengers from the Almighty
the human soul.
Today I am thankful...
1. ...that I received a merit badge from "Closed - MHWA Mental Health Challenge" .
2. ...for the Awardicon I received from "Closed - MHWA Mental Health Challenge" for the May tasks.
3. ...that we have a working air conditioner in this apartment.
4. ...for Arizona sweet tea to go with my lunch.
5. ...that that I was able to add poem to both "Poem Experiments" and "Devotional Poetry" this week.