I HAVE COME AS LIGHT INTO THE WORLD, THAT WHOEVER BELIEVES IN ME MAY NOT REMAIN IN DARKNESS … JOHN 12:46
The Holy Bible, Page 1, Chapter 1, Genesis 1:3-4 And God said, “Let there be Light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness”.
I persevered in my faith to see Gods light in the stressful phase of my life, and He guided me on an amazing journey leading me one step at a time to understand the Spiritual Realm; (1 Peter 1:23 “You have been born anew, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God) the significance of His Tabernacle; (Exodus 25: 8-9 “Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them. Make this tabernacle and all its furnishings exactly like the pattern I will show you”) and the sacrifice of His only son Jesus Christ whose coming fulfilled the strict laws of the Old Testament Tabernacle; thereby releasing us from the directional bondage that is still prevalent in other cultures. (Hebrews 9:11-12 But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent [not made with hands, that is not of this creation] He entered once for all into the Holy Place, taking not the blood of goats and calves but His own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption)
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life
God has always longed to dwell with his people, which is evident since the time of creation. First in the Garden of Eden, where He met with Adam and Eve until they sinned and were ashamed to face God. (Genesis 3:8-9 And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, and said to him “Where are you?”) Then in the Tabernacle as per the instructions given to Moses (Exodus 29:45 And I will dwell among the people of Israel and will be their God.; Leviticus 26:11-12 I will make my abode among you, and my soul shall not abhor you. And I will walk among you and be your God, and you shall be my people) And finally He sent His only son Jesus Christ who lived and died for us, the most powerful evidence of God’s enduring longing to dwell with His people. (1 Peter 2:23-25 When He was reviled, He did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten; but He trusted to Him who judges justly. He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, that we might die to sins and live to righteousness. By His wounds you have been healed, for you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls)
Living a righteous life; living by Gods Words and being His Light unto others; if we go through the pages of all sacred religious scriptures, are found within its teachings; and is the Universal message God gives each one of us. Although as simple as it may sound, circumstances can challenge the best of us at all times.
For a period of 6 years I endured much stress, but prayed to understand the reason for this sudden turn in my life, as I strongly felt something wasn’t right. I was blessed to experience Gods grace in the 7th Year. (Matthew 7:7 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you).
The morning of that wonderful day … 2nd January, 2013 … I can still visualize that moment … praying with a heavy heart, was the beginning of my miraculous spiritual journey of healing and understanding the will of our heavenly Father.
To keep my mind occupied and cope with the stress, I began looking for ideas and images to paint, which brought up an image titled “Feng Shui painting for success”. Exploring what it meant I was given to understand it is an ancient Chinese body of knowledge based on the understanding of nature; that the land is alive and filled with energy, and reveals how to balance the energies in one’s home to ensure health and good fortune for people inhabiting it. I then came across Geopathic Stress, which is caused by Electro Magnetic Fields radiating naturally from the earth due to geological features and man made alterations to the landscape which is considered to be the cause of many serious and chronic illnesses, psychological conditions, and ailments in which the immune system is severely compromised. Researching more into this subject led me to the Indian Vaastu Shastra, which suggests that the orientation of a building is not only for saving energy, but also to have a better healthy house. The cardinal directions are very important and if utilised in the proper manner, ensures comfortable living, good health and prosperity to its residents. According to their very detailed study underlining the defects and consequent effects on our health and well-being, I could see a lot of truth in the information I was gaining. At this point, all this information was conveying just one message to me … our health and wellbeing is connected to the HOMES we live in. My stressful phase began exactly at the moment we began the process of building our home; and though I did have a very strong intuition about its orientation; giving up much in the name of pleasing others was second nature … Colossians 3:23-24 Whatever your task, work heartily, as serving the Lord and not men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward; you are serving the Lord Christ”.
However I struggled to accept the above information, which seemed to go against my faith as it has been surrounded by superstitions. Though I could see much truth in the above information how could I believe it? I prayed to understand why I was being led down this path. Indeed, I was guided to the next step, while at the same time understanding the significance of the following bible verse … John 3:12 “If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things?”
Though I had no prior knowledge of Vaastu Shastra, Feng Shui or the various energies that surround us, it is common knowledge which a lot of people find solace in.This is widely practiced and trusted by many people all over the world and qualified consultants abound in this field.
Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.