10th October, 2018;
If you wish for a united, loving and peaceful home, always do things that gets the family together like eating together, praying together, watching movies together and what have you. And then pay attention to your nudges and the slightest details.
Every morning (5.45) and night (9pm), we usually have family prayers. We use this time to study the word of God and do a review of the day’s activities or our dreams. My religion, had actually taught me not to overlook the tiniest details. Answers and solution that we seek in the most high places, that we spent so much money in hospitals, we go from one church to another, one spiritual house to another, might be right there before us. Starring and beckoning on us to see, but because our spiritual eyes and ears had been blocked by our quest for material things, by our emotions, we are not able to identify or see them.
God speaks to us in subtle and different ways. Through what we call in ECKANKAR, ‘The Golden Tongue Wisdom’; this could be an inscription on a billboard, t-shirts, cars, or a statement made by a friend, passerby, a radio or TV program etc. Another way God speaks to us is through what we call ‘A Wake Up Dream’ in this one, you may just wake up in the morning and you hear a subtle voice, or you may want to do something and a voice within you says otherwise. There is what we call nudges. In this case you might be prompted intuitively to do or not to do something. All in all, you need to be spiritually alert to know what God is trying to tell you through all these means. If we are able to grasp the meaning of these and adhere to them, most of the problems we face in life will be avoided or minimized to the barest level.
This issue is not what I plan for you today, but I just found myself doing this. I believe someone if not all of you will surely benefit from my post today. Just be open minded.
My husband is due to travel out of the country in a few days’ time, so he needed to do some renovation in the house. He called a tiller whose phone number was given to us by our plumber. Just about 30 minutes after we were done with our family morning payer, my security man announced the arrival of the tiller, I invited him into our sitting room and asked him to sit while I go to call my husband who had already gone back to our room.
The tiller was if I guess rightly in his middle 30s, smallish, and fair in complexion. No sooner than he sat down, he started complaining of my security man. “Just imagine’ he started “why should your security man tell me to call you on phone that you people traveled. What rubbish is that” he concluded. I was taken aback by this, someone, a workman who is just coming to our house for the first time, complaining already? I wasn’t really comfortable with this but I just maintained my cool and apologized. ”Sorry about that” I said, “he is only doing his job and you know, he doesn’t know you”. There and then I got the feeling that something is wrong about him.
When my husband came out of the room, he took the tiller to the places that he needs to work on. I had to remind my husband of a part of my kitchen that needs to be tiled. The tiller said something about the kitchen being the power house of the home. As I ask him what his reasons for saying such was, as he was explaining,he started laughing and fell on me as if the laughter was so overwhelming that he couldn’t control himself. This was so embarrassing, my husband looked at me as if saying, “Are you sure this man is not crazy”? He wittingly dismissed the guy. We decided not to give him the tilling work again.
Analyzing the tillers action, my husband said that it is people like him who leave the work they are paid to do and go about luring little children to have sex with them or in extreme cases raping them. Giving that we have three very young girls in the house, we cannot take such risk you know. if he was so bold or do i say stupid, to act the way he did to me before my husband, your guess is as good as mine on what he is capable of doing behind our back when let alone with the girls.
What am I trying to say here? We as parents should be careful on the kind of people we bring to our homes. Whether they be workmen or relations. We have to carefully assess them and also make sure that we don’t leave them alone with our children especially the girls. Don’t be so quick to trust anyone with your children.
Never allow yourself to be too preoccupied with work that we overlook things that seems minor but is more serious than life itself. The security of our children should be paramount in our dealings in life.
That little thing that we think that does not matter, may become a terrible nightmare. So please be vigilant. As the say it in local parlance, SHINE YOUR EYES WELL WELL.