-Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind
Our Dad, with his love of raising homing pigeons, an avid car collector and a connoisseur of cigars. An erudite and eccentric gentleman, where one of his favorite pasttimes was conversing about the cars of yesteryear “while puffing on a good cigar”.
Our Mama, who perfected the art of Middle Eastern cooking…her lifelong hobby of gardening both flowers and fresh vegetables always made her happiest. She could pick her grape leaves from her vine in her back yard.
George, who attended St. Thomas Seminary where it was the hope of his mother that he would soon after continue study for the priesthood. “That wasn’t happening”, he would say, as he often told that story to us kids. Instead, he attended the University of Connecticut where he obtained two degrees, one in Political Science, the other in World History. He was a knowlegable and well spoken individual who often engaged in converations about state and world history, and the history of real estate development as it progressed from the time he was a boy.
Aynesse, who took pride and joy in every aspect of her family…making a house truly a home…and raising 5 children. I can see and hear the light in her face and voice as she lovingly spoke to us kids, and her grandchildren…and, of course, her great grandson, Baby James. Her Wisdom and Faith were beyond the capacity of any formal graduate degree.
Yes…Aynesse and George…Devoted to each other and their children through all the bumps in the road…and there were plenty of them through 58 years of marriage! Wow, that’s as long as I am old!
Through our SOM teachings, I bask in the fact that we are not human beings having a Spiritual experience, but rather that we are Spiritual Beings having a human experience. Even though we have a body, we are more than our body. We are the Life that animates our body… and that Life is infinite and immortal. As we become increasingly identified with our Divine and Eternal nature, our experience of Life becomes more joyous.
Death is but a mere illusion of the earthling mind… For true Life goes on forever. While the physical body ceases…the Spirit soars in all ways to New Beginnings. In God… Life is unending… Regardless of sickness or death. Of this, I am certain!
Today… I invite YOU to allow God to fill your heart with an inner knowing that those who have left us… Have not left at all. For our loved ones remain in the heart of God, as well as our hearts.
May our loved ones, whether they dwell on this earthly plane, or beyond, as well as, each of us, rest peacefully in the arms of God!
Let The Source BE with YOU…Now!
With Love & Blessings!