Monday, April 13, 2009

Patience, Perseverence & Belief

This past weekend brought Passover AND Easter. The Universe presented us with a spiritual buffet. Last night I tuned in to one of my all time favorite films........Charlton Heston, Yul Brenner, Edward G Robinson..........can you guess? The 10 Commandments.

I remember when I was a little girl and saw this grand film in the "new" Technicolor on a GIANT screen. I remember drooling over a handsome Moses (Charlton Heston) and am exotic and mysterious Pharaoh (Yul Brenner). Edward G Robinson who played characters in many "Gee" movies about gangsters in the 30' s & 40's (and was the pride of my grandparents who always thought of him as "the Jewish boy who made good) of course was yet again, another "bad guy" Hebrew turning against his people AND his G-d.

If you've seen this film a gazillion times like me, I hope you saw it again last night! If you've never seen it, please do yourself a favor and rent the DVD. The Technicolor is better than anything we have today (in my humble opinion) and the history lesson coupled with the dashing leading men of the day make for a wonderful few hours of ........entertainment?

Hmmmmmm, which brings me to why this post is titled, Belief, Patience, Perseverance.

In order for us to attain our goals, we know we must write them down. Even BEFORE we do that, however, we must BELIEVE that we are "good enough" to reach for them, and then indeed, attain them. Moses displays this belief from the very start of the "Saga" in the movie. Don't forget, the retelling of this story is factual. Moses was left in the reeds on a River as an infant to be claimed by The mother of Pharaoh. He was raised to ascend to that throne until "fate" redirects Moses as he discovers that he is indeed a Hebrew. Moses then realizes that his kindness for and towards the "slaves of the day" (The Hebrews) was not just an accident of character. As history unfolds, Moses in embraced by G-d to lead the Hebrew people out of Egypt to freedom.

His evil brother conspires with the sitting Pharaoh and exiles Moses out of the "court" and into the slave camps of the Hebrews where Moses learns about his "birth" people. His BELIEF embodies him and he then perseveres to "know" his G-d. The reward is that G-d chooses Moses to embark on a path of leadership that brings us the 10 Commandments and a deeper faith to all.

Once The Hebrews successfully crossed through the Sea (parted by G-d) to escape Egypt, they wandered for FORTY (40) years before coming to The Promised Land. Moses wrapped himself in his BELIEF as he persevered. Patience was never lost, even as the people may have become misguided, Moses maintained his sense of purpose and belief through those forty years of trials and tribulations.

For those who don't know why The Hebrews wandered for 40 years, it was because G-d wanted to make sure that all those who originally left Egypt were dead. The Promised land was to be for those who were actually born in the travail and journey of those 40 years. It was THEY who embodied the belief, perseverance and patience, and "the knowing" that they would achieve their goals. Moses himself was not allowed to enter the new land. Joshua lead the people into the land.

What can we learn from all this? If you are a non believer there is still a valuable lesson in the history of the "story".

~~~~Moses embraced his belief and HELD on to it for FORTY YEARS

~~~~He persevered through obstacles, travails, food shortages, thirst, enemies and those who were naysayers not wanting him to succeed.

~~~~His faith, kindness, devotion and caring for others was embodied in his BELIEF in his Journey and its Reward.

Moses knew that he would not be able to enter "The Promised Land". Yet he continued his journey because it brought reward to others. HIS reward was in leading helping others :-)

Compassionate Marketers know that we must always think of others and help them define and reach toward their goals in order for us to reach ours. We must embrace our own belief in ourselves and our worthiness. We must take one step at a time and move forward day by day and have the patience and understanding that we WILL be moving forward. We must always, in the face of adversity (or those naysayers in our lives) persevere in order to attain our goals.

For a few hours last night I became that little girl again, watching Moses speak with G-d, battling the Egyptians, and leading my people out of Egypt.

For a few hours last night I sat in front of my 221 inch tv screen but magically my mind was transposing the images to that Jumbo tron screen of my youth.

For a few hours last night I felt myself BECOMING my beliefs, REGAINING my Faith and perseverance, and knowing that I must take one step at a time, each and every day to attain my goals.

This morning I am aglow with a RENEWED sense of faith (in my G-d, The Universe and myself)
and KNOW that I already am everything I want to be so I am putting one foot in front of the other, taking steps every day on my journey and KNOW that I will attain my goals.

What about you?

May your day be a treasure bringing Increase and Plenty to your door.

Practicing Abundance, Prosperity & Kindness EVERY DAY,

RandiSusan Mallory
Compassionate Marketing
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