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WHY should I label myself a CHRISTIAN?

Published May 6, 2015 by Laura Crean Author

Right now I feel like I am having to fight for my right to call myself a Christian. I feel God speaking to me recently through my interactions with others, so I am sharing.  Some people both Christians AND non Christians may not like it, but to be honest I don’t care. I am trying to get on with my own spiritual journey and I have had trouble over the years BELIEVE me trying to justify to MYSELF why I would want to be called a Christian; and so whilst I have been trying to explain my point of view to other people just lately – I feel it has just been God speaking to ME. Why should I label myself a Christian? This is what I have to say…

I think you are just focusing on that word far too much, you are worrying about it, obsessing over it. yes it is a label, it is a NAME – but it is just a word to describe the body of Christ – his people and – how you see yourself. You ARE you and God made you YOU, the individual. He gave you an individual fingerprint and an individual personality and he stamped HIS LOVE for YOU, your individuality on your heart. He died for YOU. And he wants YOU to come to him “just as you are” – as YOU are – he doesn’t want a carbon copy “Christian” He wants YOU with all your individual quirks and lovely self – but he wants you also to be a part of HIS “body” which is his people, his church – his “CHRISTIAN” people – a label WE give for the BODY AND BRIDE of CHRIST that sets us apart as his most special, beautiful people that he has called INDIVIDUALLY through each of our hearts. We need to have a name to link us to God and what better name than that of the one who gave his life so that you might live forever! I am pouring all of this out of my heart and I feel like it is God writing this right now. I feel maybe he would be afraid that you are missing the point! The point is Jesus. We are not Jews, we are not Muslims, we are not Buddhists, we are not New-~Age crystal worshippers – we might understand about where some of this stuff is coming from but we can see it as being a part of the stuff that goes on in the physical world that God says – yes it’s all real, it’s all valid as in symbolic for certain things but don’t worship it – worship me through my son who I have given for YOU so that you will know how special YOU are to me. We are not all those other groups – those labels – we are CHRISTIANS because we are in CHRIST we are re-born in his image. I can’t keep going round and round trying to make you see through my eyes – I want that label – I WANT to be a Christian; I don’t want to be a Jew like my Mum’s family, I don’t want to be a Buddhist BUT I understand where my Mum is coming from because the old ways LED to the new ways, the NEW testament – that Jesus is the way, the truth, the LIFE. I understand the ways of Buddha and I think Jesus did too; so I meditate as I have always done, but now I meditate with scripture in my heart so that I can close my eyes and meet God in that quiet place, really go inside myself and come into his presence. I understand about the UFO and alien culture and I follow what’s going on there because I believe it is leading to the end days and they are part of the angelic battle – but I don’t worship them, I worship Jesus for saving us from the devil’s plan! To lead us away from God! So I call myself a Christian – a name Jesus would not have called himself – he was a Jew but he said the old ways were DEAD which is why he had to die, to bring us a new way THROUGH HIM and yes we probably could have labelled that Jesus movement in any way – but WE – his church, his BODY labelled it after his name so that we would always remember that through CHRIST EVERYTHING is possible and only through him can we live FOREVER! If you don’t believe that then I’m just spitting words into your face and not into your heart and I can do no more to say how I feel about it. This is how I feel and how I feel GOD is talking to me and through me for YOU. But if you don’t want to label yourself as Christian that is STILL YOUR choice – nobody is going to hate you for it – I love you, God loves you, stop worrying about a LABEL a WORD and get on with getting to know HIM.

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Fruit of the Spirit – a poem inspired by Galatians 5:22,23

Published May 5, 2015 by Laura Crean Author

I am learning every day

to live in love

to do and pray

I am seeing more and more

that God is knocking

on my door.

And in my daily walk I see

that Jesus’ light

reflects in me

But I must DO and I must BE

what I in others wish to see.

So love and you will then be loved

Be joyful in your journey

Let peace reside within your heart

then why would you need an army?

Have patience, do not stress or rush

Be calm and take your time

Be kind and show you have respect

Do good – say no to crime

Be faithful in your daily life

and gentleness will follow

Lastly show some self-control

in your impulses do not wallow

If you bare all of these good fruits

your life will be so rich

You will find that you are greatly blessed

For all this is my wish.

© Laura Crean 05/05/2015

I AM

Published April 24, 2015 by Laura Crean Author

I’m so sorry you’re sad

She said sympathetically

Through an indifferent powder painted smile

Sad?

I whispered through a veil of misty emotion

Sad…is your goldfish dying unexpectedly overnight

Sad…is saying goodbye to a visiting friend

Who you won’t see for a while

Sad… is missing your favourite show on TV

Because you were late home

Sad…is not what I am…

What I am is almost impossible

To put into words…

I am…lost, starving and thirsty…

Stumbling around like a sheep lost in the wilderness…

Or in the desert

With no direction, no compass to guide me

And no cover from the unrelenting scorch of the burning sun

With no bread to satisfy my hunger

And no water to quench my thirst

I am…in despair

With no purpose – blind, invisible

Unloved and unlovable

Numb from the never-ending storms

That whips my already battered spirit

Into an unrecognizable rag

I am…torn

The leftover wrapping of that beautiful gift

That your mother gave you on your 16th birthday

All that’s left is a crumpled piece of gold and a blue bow

I am…lonely

A withered branch that can no longer produce sweet fruits

Brittle from lack of care

I am…misunderstood

Standing vulnerable in the line of fire on a battlefield

Exposed – a target for flaming arrows and hollow bullets

I am…tired

One who has been in the darkest of tunnels

Where hope has been an abandoned lover

Sitting on an empty, stationary train

Waiting for the lights to come back on

I am there now…on that train

Sitting in the dark

Too weary to get up and search for a way out

Silence roaring like a wind in my ears…

It’s so dark and so quiet that all I can hear is my own heart

Beating, fast, hard – fear creeps in and chains me to the seat…and then

A voice and a light, way off in the distance,

A pinprick at the end of the tunnel

And the voice grows louder

And the light grows brighter…

I…

AM…

I AM…

I AM that I am…

Forever, unchanging

I am the light of the world…

 I am the bright morning star – let me light your path

I am the way, the truth, the life – walk with me

I am the good shepherd – follow me

I am the door of the sheep – the way to freedom

I am the bread of life – eat and be satisfied

I am the living water – drink and quench your thirst

I am the root…

I am the true vine – with me you will become fruitful and multiply

I am your shield – I will protect and reward you

Take heart…

I am the resurrection and the life

I am the Lord your God – take my hand and do not be afraid

I am coming soon…

 

© Laura Crean 24th April 2015

Genesis 15:1,

Exodus 3:14,

Psalm 22 Psalm 23 Psalm 40, Psalm 69, Psalm 102 (he has heard and answered)

Isaiah 41:4 Isaiah 41:13

John 6:35, John 8:12,  John 8:24, John 8:58, John 10: 7-9, John 10: 11, 14, John 11:25,  26, John 15:1 -8

Revelations 1:8, Revelations 1:17, 18 Revelations 21:6, Revelations 22:13, Revelations 22:16

Inspired by – https://www.icr.org/article/500/

A quick commentary on “I AM”

It is a poem that builds on the theme of ‘I AM’ – I AM is what God calls himself “I AM that I am means he is forever and unchanging – eternally God. All of the I AM lines are taken directly from scripture and are in direct response to the needs and suffering of humanity (the I ams in the first half of the poem.) Also taken from scripture but then built on around my own depression and anxieties. The train represents the journey, the tunnel, the turning point. The moment God found me and told me who he is and how he can save me from my despair. The scriptures are scattered throughout the bible, in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. They could be stand alone poems – yes – but they are very much both dependent on each other. The first half can be read as very much set in the now, in contemporary times, and many may relate to any or all of the themes of human suffering highlighted, the second half of the poem comes directly from the bible and so it shows that even with the time span and language difference, God is still answering our calls, they are the same human conditions wherever in time you care to read about them. In this way it confirms that God is as he says – the I AM – forever, unchanging, the beginning and the end, always alive, always working in people’s lives. That is what the poem represents.

 

“Freedom Fire” dream of last night 17/04/2015 and Psalm 23

Published April 18, 2015 by Laura Crean Author

OK How to start this post because I’m so “Fired up” right now.  I had a dream (actually this morning) and I’m so excited I don’t know where to start.  Last night I watched quite a few videos like I usually do on YouTube on a Friday and Saturday night and I really went to sleep feeling excited about the message and the music and the whole vibe of it all and then had a dream that gave me a little add on.  So I will post the dream and then the 2 videos that I think God is highlighting for me (incidentally – the first video I am posting is the first one I watched at the beginning of the night at about 10.30pm and then the second video was the last one I watched at about 1am this morning – the dream came at about 7.30 am) AND an extra message I nearly missed at the end – which is AMAZING – I’m so freaked out about it still.

THE DREAM

I was dreaming that I was dreaming.  And in the dream I was on holiday somewhere in America and I came across a church that were meeting in a large open space like a park or something.  It was under a big marquee.  The Pastor was really loud and he was organizing everyone.  There was a woman there who was also visiting for the first time and she had written a song and the Pastor wanted everyone to sing it – so he was organizing everyone, telling each where to stand so that each of their voices could be heard better.  Then he asked the woman to sing the song to show everyone how it went so we could sing it.  She started to sing it (but I can’t remember the words) but he stopped her and quite forcefully corrected her to tell her how it should go.  She was really upset and stormed off.  She was walking away from the tent with some remark on her lips (can’t remember what).  Everyone was standing there looking all around upset that she had gone and none more so than the Pastor who was like: “I didn’t mean to offend her.  I just wanted her to get it right so that we could share her song.”  So I ran after her and quietly asked her not to go.  I told her I was nobody, just an English girl on holiday, but I understood how she felt because I was the quiet, stay out of the way, kind of girl too and he came across as really loud and could seem a bit controlling but he really did just want her to get it right so EVERYONE could hear her message.  She came back to the meeting and everyone celebrated and sang her song and then had a great social – like a picnic or something…Then in my dream I woke up thinking “FREEDOM FIRE CHURCH” and the Preacher’s name (which I can’t remember – but I had a clear memory of his face) And I think now but not in the dream at the time, that it was the American preacher I was watching last night on You Tube.  So in the dream I wrote down Freedom Fire Church and my ex husband, who was with me in the dream for some reason looked the preacher up on the internet and his face came up on a game. and he said: “Oh he’s a game show host!”  and I said: “No he isn’t he’s a preacher.”  So he looked again and found him and the church,  And I was like “”Yeah!  That’s him!”  For some reason my ex husband handed me a CD Rom of the game and said “This looks good – but a bit cheesy!”  But when i took it off of him it was broken inside the case and I said: “Oh no it’s broken – that’s no use!” and left it on the side.  Then i really woke up.  Actually I think there was much more to this dream but that’s all I have conscious memory of.  Now normally I would give an interpretation of the dream – and I’m excited about this one – BUT it’s so self evident after you watch the following videos and read the Psalm that I am not going to do that – because I don’t want to colour what God might want to say to you in your own heart.

Updated note in my dream diary – after the dream post – I just looked at the videos I was watching last night and the preacher in my dream looked like Chris Tomlin but sounded like and had the personality of Carl Lentz.  So if you watch the two videos of Chris Tomlin singing “God’s Great Dance Floor” live at some place called Red Rock and also the video of Carl Lentz at the Hillsong Conference 2014 (you need to watch it ALL the way through – trust me it’s powerful stuff) and read Psalm 23 (which I will post after the videos – you will get a feel (hopefully) for the context for this dream and why I’m so EXCITED.)

I just have to say thank you Jesus that you are the Good Shepherd and you gently steer me back to the flock when I am so quick to wander.  Interestingly I wrote a poem when I was 14 called the Shepherd – I’ll post that later.

Psalm 23 (From The King James Bible) http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Psalms-Chapter-23/

1 (A Psalm of David.) The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

OH! And GUESS WHAT?

I Googled ‘Freedom Fire’ and there’s a FREEDOM FIRE MINISTRIES based right here in the United Kingdom – Dorset!!!!

Do you think God wants me to go on holiday????  I’ll have to pray for the funds to go.

Apparently there’s a HEALING MARQUEE EVENT 28th – 30th July “The New Forest Show 2015”

I KID YOU NOT

And guess what the tag line was that came up on the screen – well there was 2 but this one hit me first:

Re-opening ancient wells with Freedom Fire

and

FREEDOM FIRE MINISTRIES

let the fire of God bring a new heart and freedom to your life

Now you know why I write my dreams down LOL

http://www.freedomfireministries.com/

My Research into Symbolism and a Personal Epiphany on Divine Symbology

Published March 29, 2015 by Laura Crean Author

symbolism and me

It’s been brought to my attention that the symbol of the pentacle could also be the symbol of the goddess Venus.  I’m not sure but it just proves my point that different symbols mean different things to different people at different times.   Symbols also seem to evolve over time.  I may well add to this post as I discover more, when I have time.  I thought I would add this following picture to illustrate both of these points.

I can see this post just growing and growing as I add more info relating to symbolism.  I just found this and thought it was quite incredible so I am adding it here.  Crop circles (another fascination of mine) may also make an appearance later on.  I will not stop my investigations that appear as if they are usually fueled by coincidence and chance – I don’t want to miss anything that could be a divine message.

Here is why crop circles and symbolism fascinate me

Update – 30/03/2015

my take on divine symbology

 

My take on Divine Symbology encompasses science and mathematics and perhaps when we look at the divine nature of God through the eyes of infinity through these symbols we may come to an understanding of other parts of reality such as time and space and alternate dimensions.

OK Next leap…

I think I can hear the angels singing

And at the centre of it all I can still see the cross, the heart of the whole, the om, heart chakra, love energy that leads back to Jesus – so Love is the centre of everything!

31/03/2015

LOL Look what I just found:

In response to this thread on another site, someone just posted simply “Fairy tales”.  This is my response to that – What are Fairy Tales? They are humanity making sense of the world through the narrative structure of stories – language – that most symbolic structure of all in humanity that helps us to transmit ideas – ideas that come from our imagination – what is imagination but the creative thought process that brings into creation that what once did not exist – WE create our reality and imagination is the most powerful tool humanity has.  Might I just add to that that it is said that God has given us ‘Free Will’ – what is free will?  To me it is the gift of imagination.

Update – my dream of last night 30th March 2015

https://lauracrean.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/symbolism-gods-divine-language-my-dream-of-last-night-30th-march-2015/

OK so now I have established that all this symbolism points to God and God reaching out to us in love through Jesus Christ, who is the bridge, that point at which dimensions of time, space and the reality we find ourselves existing in interact.  Jesus (everything that he represents which is basically LOVE – of God and God’s creation – us – loving ourselves and each other) is literally the Rainbow Bridge, the tunnel of light, the concept of the wormhole – he is the way, the truth, the life – the only way – to come to God, to live free, to live eternally, to escape sin and Satan.  Who is Satan? Satan is the power that is dominating and enslaving humanity.  The power behind everything that keeps humanity blind and stumbling around in chains of servitude – separated from each other and separated from the truth – and that power is a dark, hidden, deceitful entity that controls humanity through money, deception and fear – controlling us even as we don’t realize we are being controlled, like puppets, dancing to every step we are taught.  We are born into an illusion that is fed through the media and through the very societal systems that we live in.  How can we jump onto that bridge and cross over to freedom?  By waking ourselves up to the truth, and the truth is we have to learn how to perceive reality as it truly is, we have to stop looking at the world through the rose tinted glasses of Satan’s illusion and focus in to a new reality, the reality that we can be free if we break the chains that bind us.  But we cannot do that in the reality we are currently living in.  We cannot be free whilst living in this reality and we need to come together and effect the change we want BEFORE Satan fully forms his NEW WORLD ORDER because then I fear it will be too late!  The only way is to see that we are all connected from the very moment of creation.  Every cell, every fiber of our being is linked to each other, to the Earth, to the cosmos and to God and that we are in fact from one original source.  We are one body, one entity and by giving in to sin and to Satan it is only ourselves, that one body that we are hurting, killing actually.  I don’t want to die I want to live and live in freedom – don’t you?  So we need to become consciously awake as ONE consciousness not as individuals separately trying to stumble around and make a difference, we need to think together, act together and Love together.  By acting and thinking as one entity, Satan will have nobody left to control. This is how that one sacrifice can make the difference – through Jesus we become that ONE body of love that CAN create a new reality.

RainSong in Laura’s Garden – a poem by dr todd harris

Published January 4, 2015 by Laura Crean Author

A beautiful little offering to my well in the garden by Dr Todd Harris @BlueBirdsPoetry

The Well in the Garden

Bird-In-Rain-HD-Wallpaper

winter breezed rain
lightly tossed about
drops lilting subtlety relieving doubt
coats one busy bird

two wetted wings
fluttering intently
beneath drier things
taking chances
spotting grey-striped kitty’s dances
seeking treelike ledges
hugging sheltering eaves

alighting quickly
leaving
returning avian-melodic surds
droplets spurning bird-foot rests
gathering weed bits
conjoined
beak’s proper placement
weaving twigs
chance’s immuring coin
mending unpracticed skills

pausing chirps providing westwind jest
feathers cuffing wind-dried sleeves
falsely edging airs deceived
daring gravity’s revengeful sting

resting
pausing
parting clouds providing cause
prompting one damp bird’s
fresh December’s lines
reshaping Fall
hoping gentle song
just one more time
might recall faraway Spring

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<3 <3 <3 <3 Changing Seasons <3 <3 <3 <3

Published September 8, 2014 by Laura Crean Author

The Well in the Garden

Monday 8th September 2014

Welcome to the garden everyone. The summer holidays are over and the children are back at school. I am starting college tomorrow and I am very busy planning my Children’s workshops which start in a few weeks time.
I am thinking about the changing seasons today, as I peeped in the garden and saw Todd Harris’s Four Seasons poem. Any seasonal poems are most welcome – just drop them in the well when you are strolling through the garden. Or maybe you would prefer to contribute a little flash fiction with a seasonal theme – that would be lovely too.

The writing projects that I am concentrating on at the moment are all about the children and are linked to my Children’s Story Craft Workshops starting this month. I am putting together a workbook to accompany my workshops, which is packed with writing tips for kids…

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