Leaf of the Tree

Finding the Divine in the Details

The mercy of contradictions



A phrase in a passage from Abraham Hicks stands out this week: “the vicinity of appreciation”.

“Love and appreciation are identical vibrations,” it says. “Appreciation is the vibration of alignment with who-you-are … When you tell the story of how you want your life to be, you will come closer and closer to the vicinity of appreciation, and when you reach it, it will pull you toward all things that you consider to be good in a very powerful way.”

That certainly leads me to breathe more deeply, and say, “Yes.” LKsun1017013_10153159510445181_1548356812_n

Then, of course, there’s what I “consider to be good”, and why that is, and how open I am about the possibility of its changing. For life continues to show me each day how important – vital — contrast is for observing, discovering, recognizing, and learning. LKsun1017013_10153159510445181_1548356812_n

Even as Thomas Merton said: “The very contradictions in my life are in some ways signs of God’s mercy to me.”

Finally, thanks to The Oneness Model and Becoming the Self Beyond Lore for the reminder about how beneficial it is to “uncover historic perceptions hidden in our belief codes, tucked away and bound to every modality of human experience … all disguised as truth”. LKred1378708_10153325447095181_1254542515_n


We always do well to investigate, ask, ponder, and reflect, every single day.

And, of course, with as whole a heart as possible, to then take action.

Blessings to every one as another week comes to its close.

Photos courtesy Lara Kearns

3 thoughts on “The mercy of contradictions

  1. Thank you so much Phyllis for posting this! It’s very helpful to me right now.

  2. So happy it is, Leona. 🙂

  3. What a wonderful post and reading it again today so helpful.

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