Sunday, July 3, 2016

It's the fourth

Dear Readers,

After receiving and sensing gentle nudges from the universe, we are back! "Life" took us away for a while but the heart never forgets ... Wishing you love and peace this holiday season. 


Blessings,

moXieantiques


Wishing you love and peace...
Lovely statue of Raphael in New Orleans, LA


Clouds in Lubbock, TX


Monday, December 3, 2012

Day 3 of A Virgin A Day

A late night offering three days in a row for Day 3 of A Virgin A Day an event organized by Rebecca from http://corazon.typepad.com/recuerda_mi_corazon/virgin_mary/


Nurturing gaze of mother and child .... in an olive green color !
This statue is available for sale ... click here ...
Statue is available for sale
https://www.etsy.com/listing/70583957/antique-olive-green-virgin-mary-madonna

 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Virgin A Day ... Day 2

 
 
"Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive."
Mathew 21:22
 

A late night inspirational offering for Day 2 of A Virgin A Day .... I wanted to share with you one verse that gives me the confidence and will to keep going day after day even when the going gets tough ...

Hope you enjoy! xoxo
Sweet dreams ...

Saturday, December 1, 2012

A Virgin A Day ... Day 1

Good evening everyone,

It has been a while since our last post  .... and I must say we have Rebecca from recuerda mi corazon to thank for the kind nudge :) .... an invitation to take part in A Virgin A Day ... and her kind lovely link to our blog. This is the second year for us taking part in this event organized by Rebecca ... The wonderful sharing last year makes it a pleasure to relive those experiences again and am looking forward to enjoying all the posts this year and reconnect with the lovely souls I have gotten to know and make some new connections along the way ....

For this post, I invite you to join me as I take a little road down memory lane and share some objects from the long lost past. As we all start our own spiritual journeys, it does help to contemplate where our love or spiritual connection for Mary, Jesus, Buddha, Guan Yin, Green Tara, Shiva, Ganesh ... (I am just trying to include examples of many spiritual connections that could be the inspiration for you at this time) .... just perhaps, there was a past to your love ... be it Mary, Buddha, Shiva, Tara, Kwan Yin and so on....

today I take this opportunity to pay tribute to the grandmother I never met... I take the opportunity to share, savor and contemplate some of the artifacts that were passed down to me from her .... thank you for taking time to join me on this contemplation journey as I share them with you .... it is my greatest honor to have you as company ....



Here is an old Mater Dolorosa bust that belonged to Grandma.... So I sit here and wonder... what was her relationship with Mary .... ??? For some reason, I knew sooo little about her ... However I do know that she was an orphan in a nunnery started by French brothers and sisters.

On to the next artifact .... an old old dilapidated framed print of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.



Onto the last pair of small statues passed down to me.... looks like they are St Therese and St Bernadette....







As I pay tribute to the grandmother I never met, it is a warm thought to contemplate on these cherished artifacts from the long lost past. I go to sleep contemplating on  these two saints and how my grandparents practised their faith ... I ask you to take a moment to ponder on your inspirations and spiritual connections and if you so wish.... to join me ...  if you have some to share on your end.... i would be most pleased and honored to join you on your sharing and journey from your long lost past.... what inspires you and how you got to be inspired .... Sweet Dreams :)

LOVE and PEACE
Melinda

Don't forget to check out our store moXieantiques for more lovely inspiring things from our long lost past ....
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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Thoughts .... Was Jesus Married?

An article in NY Times 3 days ago talks about a very controversial topic ...

"A historian of early Christianity at Harvard Divinity School has identified a papyrus fragment in the Coptic language that she says contains the first known statement saying that Jesus was married"

Here is the link to the article ....
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/19/us/historian-says-piece-of-papyrus-refers-to-jesus-wife.html?_r=0

Well.... how should we handle this news if it was proven true based on facts and science?

Will it change the Christian faith that much? Will it change our established belief systems, that of our Christian Faith?

It sounds incredible and heretical to many now ... but this has been in the news more than once and brought up by professors from more than one top university ... well... many have expressed that this is definitely not the case .... because of what they believe from the gospels and church authorities ....

Well .... my opinion is that the gospels can and should work with science. Our beliefs are very much just that ... they represent our faith ... what we believe .... 
it is sort of like the scene of  " Was the Earth round" ... and despite all our preconceived beliefs... we have to accept the reality that the Earth is indeed round! So, just an analogy that if indeed that fact was proven about Jesus .... we will have to accept it ... but will it really change our faith that much? If so, how?

Just food for thought .... and a reminder that some things never change like those below.... They transcend all people and cultures .... let us put our minds on those universal thoughts instead....

LOVE
PEACE
HOPE

Thanks for stopping by ! Blessings to you and yours!









Monday, July 23, 2012

Good and Evil ... They do Exist!

It has been a while since my last blog post and thought I'd do one today!

The movie theatre massacre in Colorado brings to mind how one individual, a 24 year old graduate student (James E. Holmes) through the power of his mind and actions, can in 1 night create so much destruction to humanity.... while we are all clamoring for more information as to why this young man would harm his fellow beings ... it is natural to want to come to conclusions for the sake of needing some sort of closure...

I urge all to take time away from the craziness of this world we live in and take time for YOU.

As many victims, their families and friends go through the long road to healing, ... we are reminded that to heal ... we need to forgive.... that is the only way.... and that is what meditation helps us do...to go into our hearts and seek that inner peace that defies all human understanding.... we are reminded that to love our neighbor also means loving our enemies too.... I recall from personal experience... how this made no sense to me at all for a long, long time.... until one day, I realized the freedom I got from finally forgiving my enemies! I recall feeling liberated and light.... it was like a stone was removed from my heart ... I then knew that was the answer to relieving much human suffering!

So we wonder ... how can we love our enemies... when they are so unloveable ? Well, I describe forgiveness as the type of love that we need to train our hearts to do.... it is an extremely effortful sort of love (at first at least)... that is difficult yet necessary.... it is like LOVE on STEROIDS!  There is one requirement to be successful in FORGIVENESS ... that is, it calls for us not to JUDGE ... now that is another difficult one, isn’t it? But one cannot LOVE and JUDGE at the same time. And our challenge is letting go of our emotions... some are angry, some are upset, some are confused... but we know we are all hurt  ...

If you encounter this message .... please ponder on your lives and just know how important  we are to one another ... and how when we are united in our desire to do good for one another... we can create a better world... 

We see how one man can in one night  wreck so many lives through the power of his mind and hands.... Evil does exist!

May we rise beyond politics and stand united ... I am honestly tired of the political campaigns and the type of political brainwashing I hear on TV, radio and even a homily at a respectable church last night (go figure!!!) ... and I think we need to quietly observe, discern and contemplate with none of this BS and look for the true substance that will lead us down the good path. But truly, wouldn't it be nice if the loopholes in our system be worked out before tragedy like this strike??? It blows my mind how a 24 year old boy can get his sophisticated weapons and ammunition legally??? This is a whole other topic and I think it is time to digress ...

Love ... Peace .... Blessings to one and all....

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Jeanne d' Arc Living Orders

Just a reminder to our past and future customers that we are still taking orders for Jeanne d' Arc Living products... Below are some of the items we have in stock...  If you would like to place any orders, pls contact us directly at moxie.antiques@gmail.com

Below are just some of the lovely offerings we have .... They are of course subject to availability ... as they do sell out!