Lessons From An Earring

Before my husband and I became Christians, we were enslaved by materialism. This is a common form of spiritual bondage.

Years ago, we were sipping champagne in a jewellery store in the Caribbean Island of St. Martin. My husband bought me a beautiful pair of diamond ear studs, which I happily wore, until I lost one of them.

I bought another diamond to match the lost one, and had a jeweller re-set the diamonds into settings that were very secure. He assured me that it would be virtually impossible to lose these earrings.

Last week I touched my left ear lobe, and the earring was gone ! But the jeweller had promised….

Feeling sad , I got out my Swiffer mop to search for the earring. I felt like the woman in the Parable of the Lost Coin in Luke 15:8-9.

While I was mopping, the Holy Spirit reminded me that I was not yet entirely free from my attachment to jewellery. I remembered the times I had purchased jewellery over the internet, sight unseen, because it looked so sparkly !

By God’s grace, I found the lost earring, washed it and put the earrings in my jewellery case. My earlobes had been liberated !

I still wear jewellery, gifts from my husband, but for sure I have conquered the temptation of browsing for jewellery.

We are reminded in I Peter 3:4, that a gentle and quiet spirit is more desirable in God’s sight than the wearing of outward ornaments.

25 thoughts on “Lessons From An Earring

  1. ON SCAR STORIES

    β—‡ I Have Scars and I AM NOT Ashamed of Them; it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that My Scars Remind Me I Have Lived, I AM Living and Continue to Live

    …β—‡β—‡β—‡…

    ON TRUSTING

    β—‡ I Trust In Me EveryOne; I Have Faith In Me, UnShakeable Conviction that I Have a Right To Be Here and I AM Right in EveryThing I THINK!!! Say and Do Even when I THINK!!! it’s WRONG!!! Seamless …

    β—‡β—‡β—‡…

    ON 3DLIVING

    β™‘ Miserable People often Deny Complaining with “I HAVE A LIFE!!!” then Go On Describing Their Living Arrangements & LifeStyles with which They ARE Clearly Very UnHappy; it’s Crystal Clear Clarity We ARE Our 3DLife NOT!!! the Money, Materialism and Relationships that Surround Us…

    …β™‘β™‘β™‘…

    ON MMHI (MULTIPLE MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES)

    β—‡ Roaring Rage=Really Resentful; Please Calm Down
    β—‡ Angst Anxiety=Acutely Apprehensive; It May NEVER!!! Happen
    β—‡ Deep Depression=Death Desire; Please Stay Alive

    …I AM Forged and Hardened in The Fires of MMHI; I AM Also Water Soft which is Very, Very, Very Good for Creative/Sporting/Business Practices and Personal Relationships…

    …β—‡β—‡β—‡…

    ON EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCING

    β—‡ Parents Educate
    β—‡ Teachers/Lecturers/Professors Educate
    β—‡ Experience Educates

    …I Experience without Being Educated by Sitting In Silence; it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that Experience is an Educator if I CHOOSE!!! to Actively Listen EveryOne…

    …β—‡β—‡β—‡…

    ON SOLVING

    β™‘ ALL Problems have Solutions; if I Perceive Problems I SEEK!!! Solutions rather than Dwell on PROBLEMS!!! however long it takes…clearly My Mental Health plays a part here; it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that I Admit, Acknowledge And Address My MMHI (Multiple Mental Health Issues)

    …β™‘β™‘β™‘…

    ON GREED AND AVARICE

    ♀ Lack=Less than I Perceive I NEED!!!
    β™‘ Enough=Exactly what I NEED!!!
    ♧ Abundance=More than I NEED!!!

    …so why; why πŸ€” ?…

    …β—‡β—‡β—‡…

    ON SENSING DIAMOND HARD

    β—‡ 1. Etheric (SIXTH SENSE!!!)
    β—‡ 2. Touch (RECOIL!!!)
    β—‡ 3. Hearing (LOUD NOISES!!!)
    β—‡ 4. Sight (DON’T LOOK!!!)
    β—‡ 5. Taste (SPIT IT OUT!!!)
    β—‡ 6. Smell (FOLLOW OUR NOSE!!!)

    …β—‡β—‡β—‡…

    ON THE MEANING OF 3DLIFE

    β—‡ Ingest, Digest, Absorb, Excrete
    β™‘ Manage Psychological State
    ♧ Follow Rules and Regulations or Rebel

    …♀♀♀…

    ON LEADERSHIP

    β—‡ One of My Favourite Poems about Diamond Hard; the Reality of Inflexible ‘Leading’:

    I wanna be the leader
    I wanna be the leader
    I wanna be the leader

    I AM The Leader!!!
    I AM The Leader!!!
    I AM The Leader!!!

    What do we do now?
    What do we do now?
    What do we do now?

    …be careful what is wished for everyone; it may manifest when least expected…

    …β—‡β—‡β—‡…

    ON RAGE MANAGEMENT WHETHER RAGE BE BLUE (SILENCE) OR REALLY RED (LOUD)

    β™‘ Since Accomplishing Management and Control of My ANGER!!! 😠 EveryOne I Haven’t Hurt MySelf or AnyOne Else Since; it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that I Have Been a bit Clumsy in My Small, Single Living Space and Grazed and Lacerated MySelf on a Number of Different Occasions πŸ˜†πŸ˜…πŸ˜„πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜€πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š …so what’s The The Solution to This Stress and Pressure ANGER, RAGE!!! πŸ˜–πŸ˜‘πŸ˜  Problem; because, Clearly, a Problem is a Solution in Waiting πŸ€“ …but what if The Problem is Too Difficult, Too Big, to Face Right Now; it’s also Crystal Clear Clarity to Me that I Wait for The Solution to Present ItSelf in Divine Timing πŸ˜‡ …the Maiming and Harming of Others is Diamond Hard EveryOne; it’s also Crystal Clear Clarity that Water is Soft and Yielding, gradually, persistently and, sometimes, INSTANTLY HARD!!! like Tsunamis or Floods; it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that Gaia KNOWS!!! and We Should ALL Pay Attention to what Really Matters πŸ€“πŸ˜‡πŸ€—

    β—‡ Our Moods EveryOne; the sooner We Comprehend That Simple yet Complex Truth The Better πŸ€“πŸ˜‡πŸ€—β™‘ Personally I AM More about Effort; like watching The Fat Girl Completing a 100m Sprint in 30 Seconds Impresses Me More than Usain Bolt…

    …β—‡β—‡β—‡…
    …♧♧♧ ..
    …♀♀♀…
    …β™‘β™‘β™‘…

    ON INTERNAL ENLIGHTENMENT

    β—‡ I AM Aware that EveryThing and EveryOne ARE Connected at SubAtomic Levels that Some Call Goddess/Allah/God/Divine and So On; it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that Many Others ARE Asleep on Their Journey to Being Awake, Aware and Alert thereby Rediscovering Paying Attention like Children…so; ARE You Paying Attention to ALL The Signs, Signals, Synchronicities, Pointers and Guidelines that ARE There for The One and Only You or ARE You Distracted by ‘IMPORTANT GROWN UP STUFF!!!’ πŸ€” ?…

    …♧♀♑…

    ON HAIKU

    β—‡ Authentically Moving On

    Some Stuff Stays
    Some Stuff Goes
    Some Stuff Arrives

    …I Suggest Be Still on The Beach of 3DLife as The Time Tide Ebbs and Flows; a Tide that Laps at Our Feet Bringing Bits of The Puzzle To Us without showing the Big Picture until The Time Tidal Wave Arrives and We ARE Overwhelmed by Our ‘Success’ or ‘Failure’…a piece of Carbon under Stress, Pressure and Heat becomes Diamond Hard; when We Remember that We Can Painfully Produce Personalised Crystals InSide Our Bodies and Our Childlike Perception of ‘Magic’ Returns πŸ€“πŸ˜‡πŸ€—

    …β—‡β—‡β—‡…

    ON CARBONITE TO CRYSTALLINE

    β—‡ I Prefer to Be Coal on The Beach of Our 3DLiving as The Tides of Time bring Me Stuff EveryOne; then The Stress and Pressure of 3DLife Metamorphoses Me in to a Diamond

    …β—‡β—‡β—‡…

    ON EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

    β™‘ I NEVER!!! ‘Move On’ EveryOne; it’s for You to Decide to Quit Communication with Me ForEver πŸ€“ …I Totally Believe that ‘Trust’ CAN!!! be Re-Built πŸ˜€ ; it’s a Question of Building Boundaries then Gently 😎 , if necessary Aggressively 😑 , Asserting These Built Boundaries πŸ™„ …in summary; please take Accountability and Responsibility for Your FUCKING FEELINGS INSTEAD OF BLAMING EVERYONE ELSE!!! πŸ˜†πŸ˜…πŸ˜„πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜€πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š

    …β™‘β™‘β™‘…

    ON RELIGION, MONEY AND MATERIALISM

    β™‘ A Religious Lady, She KNOWS!!! who SHE IS!!! and, as a Gentleman, I CHOOSE!!! to NOT!!! Name Her, deleted My Lengthy Diatribe on The Relationship The Religious Have with “Mammon” then blocked Me…it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that She Claimed You NEED!!! to “Spend Money to Make Money” and I DisAgreed with “Isn’t that just “Mammon””; the MisManagement of Money as My Marvellous Mom, who is Devoutly Religious, explained when I Asked about Money Being “The Root of ALL Evil”…at least My Marvellous Mom is Genuine, Authentic and Honest about Her Biblical Perception of Money and Proud of Jesus for “Chasing The Money Changers” Out of The Temple of Her God along with Their “Greed and Avarice” and Me NOT!!! even Remotely Religious even though I Was Force Fed The Bible πŸ˜†πŸ˜…πŸ˜„πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜€πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š …so just Two Words to Conclude this Treatise; The Vatican πŸ˜‡

    …β™‘β™‘β™‘…

    ON TEMPER; FURIOUS AND CALM

    β™‘ There is SomeThing about OUR Sun, OUR Star, Bathing Gaia, Our Planet, with Radical Radiation EveryOne; it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that We Are Drawn to The Dawn that We Call SunRise and The Dusk that We Call SunSet yet The Sun is ALWAYS!!! There…how Fortunate, Blessed, Privileged et al ARE We to Have The Sun; yet We Whinge, Whine, Moan and Bitch about Money, Materialism and Our So Called Relationships…it’s so Crystal Clear Clarity that RAGE!!! is The Order of The Day; like Smiling Sweetly then Turning On A Dime and Snarling…now, please, don’t get Me Wrong; there is NOTHING!!! Wrong with Showing ‘Negative’ Emotion then Taking Time to Calm The FUCK!!! Down yet EveryThing Wrong with TAKING RAGE AND FURY OUT!!! On Others; ummm, I AM Very Badly Cooking a MeatLoaf Right Now and Grateful I Don’t Have a Wife who would be a Flea In My Ear and TELLING ME OFF!!! for ‘DOING IT ALL FUCKING WRONG!!!’ πŸ˜†πŸ˜…πŸ˜„πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜€πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š

    …β™‘β™‘β™‘…

    ON SUICIDE

    β™‘ Please do not be in a rush to die; death is a release and 3DLife is a prison with the key on the floor that we don’t observe until we sink to our knees and release ourselves…stress, pressure, diamond hard ladies; especially Moms..money driven gents; power hungry and fragile, where is the love πŸ€” ? love perceived as weakness yet I am weak and I love yet if you come at me with your anger be prepared to die and return to bliss because I am πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜‡πŸ€— …

    β—‡ Just make sure You ARE Doing what You Want To Do and NOT!!! just Paying Bills; it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that 3DLife is Best Be LIVED!!! even if it’s On The Streets, Homeless and Poor…

    ♀ Funny Really and NOT!!! in a Good Way; it’s Crystal Clear Clarity that We Seem to Have OCD (Occupational DisOrder Complex) around Money and Materialism πŸ˜†πŸ˜…πŸ˜„πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜€πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š

    …♧♧♧…

    ON COMMUNICATION

    I Have Recently been TOLD OFF!!! by My Mom and Other Ladies of a Certain Age and Religion for Swearing and Cursing while KNOWING!!! They Curse and Swear Under Their Breath; many a Board, Other or Cabinet Meeting Turns The Air True Blue πŸ˜†πŸ˜…πŸ˜„πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‚πŸ˜πŸ˜€πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š …funny really how Hypocritical We ARE; sad too in the context of Creative/Sporting/Business Practices and Personal Relationships…I AM a Writer; I WILL NOT!!! Be Censored πŸ€“ …

    …β™‘β™‘β™‘…

    ON AIMING

    ♧ So what’s WRONG!!! 😠 with Our World EveryOne πŸ€” ? it’s Crystal Clear Clarity to Me that We AIM Our Rage 😠 at THE WRONG FUCKING PEOPLE!!! who DO NOT DESERVE!!! Such Treatment πŸ˜” ; then We Deny, Defend, Justify and ATTACK!!! ALL The While Weeping over Our InSane InAbility to Confront Our Parents and Other Authority πŸ˜“πŸ˜²πŸ˜­

    …♧♧♧…

    ON LANGUAGE

    There is a Subtle Difference betwix ‘Can’ and ‘Able’ (Cain and Abel πŸ€” ?); in prΓ©cΓ¬s:

    ♀ ‘Can’ is The Capacity ALL Homo Sapiens Possess
    ♀ ‘Able’ is The Capacity We Develop in to Ability
    ♀ Ergo ‘I Can’ and ‘I AM Able’ ARE Different

    …so, for example; I Can:

    β™‘ Climb – Basic Ability
    β™‘ Cook – Intermediate Ability
    β™‘ Create – Advanced Ability
    β™‘ Clean – Intermediate Ability
    β™‘ Curate – Basic Ability
    β™‘ Communicate – Advanced Ability

    …please Take Time to THINK!!! about ‘I AM Able’ vs ‘I Can’ and why We Take Our CHOICES!!! to Develop Certain Capacity and Shy Away from Other Capacity; ask anything especially around ENVY AND JEALOUSY πŸ˜–πŸ˜¨πŸ˜³πŸ˜΅πŸ˜‘πŸ˜ !!! please…

    β™‘ Look in The 3DLife Mirror EveryOne because there ARE Your Answers; Your Answers ARE in Your Questions about Others

    …β™‘β™‘β™‘…

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      1. I think as long as you are generous , honest and pure , it is okay to be and do your best to improve your economic circumstances but do not get so attached to material wealth …
        When your cup overflows, you could give and help more …

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  2. Thanks for the good post! As an unbeliever, and even at times as a believer, my β€œhappiness” was based on possessions, but, oh, what a flimsy foundation.

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