Active Rain Blog Post #800 – What Does This Mean?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Selley Group Real Estate, LLC

spiritual enlightenment

During the 4th quarter of 2011, Cherise and I found ourselves going back to the dark places in our hearts.

This is not a misstep in our pursuit of the transformed life, nor did we undergo any type of spiritual crisis.  What happened is that our faith was tried and tested with many painful trials, including the death of her father, additional physical calamities, trying to get through many writing deadlines for my book and many more sudden changes, many too personal that do not need to be displayed publicly.

What did we learn from all of this?  Suffering, an enriched part of our growth in spiritual maturity and union with God, takes us directly back to the dark places without adequate warning.  And though confused at first when revisiting the painful parts of brokenness, it’s an opportunity to experience the light of God to shine even brighter than before.  This brought us great comfort along our journey.

I mention all of this because a few have asked about our irregular blogging on Active Rain lately.  We want you to know that we have never left.  We simply pondered through the noise of pain to hear the voice of God to lift us up and to set us in the larger places of life – the kind of places that offer freedom to live more fully and to connect with others more intimately.

Blog #800 represents a continued journey with you all to communicate objectively about the different facets of real estate and to share the aspects of truth without diluting the message of love.

Feel free to contact Colorado Springs Realtor, Cherise Selley, Active Licensed Broker/Owner of Selley Group Real Estate, LLC or you may contact our group of Colorado Springs Realtors @ www.selleygroup.com or 2139 Chuckwagon Rd, Ste 210 - Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919 - 719. 598. 5101

Portions of this article are written by Gordon, as framed by the expressed opinions of Cherise, but not proofread.

 

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Rainmaker
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Eileen Hsu
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
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Good to see you back Gorden and Cherise. You must take care of yourself first before you can serve others. I hope all is working out for you guys, I manifest some great things for you in 2012. All the Best from NYC.

Jan 17, 2012 03:57 AM #1
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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So sorry to hear about Cherise's father and that you have had some struggles, but all the suffering we endure does help us grow more spiritually with God.  Glad you see you two back and ready to rumble :)

Jan 17, 2012 04:05 AM #2
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Gordon and Cherise,

I was not concerned about your participation.  In Yoga tradition, they have the principle of the archer's bow, where you have to pull back, focus, relax to hit the target.  The American Indian call it recoiling, where you coil into your inner being, hop in to the sweat lodge, and come out with a vision.  This all part of growth, and you both are so committed, we understand. A

Jan 17, 2012 06:49 AM #3
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Nancy Conner
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Peace to you both...and it's good to see you here in the Rain.
Jan 17, 2012 10:07 AM #4
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Cherise Selley
Selley Group Real Estate, LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realtor

Eileen,

Always appreciate the encouragement from NYC... g

Jan 17, 2012 11:09 AM #5
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Cherise Selley
Selley Group Real Estate, LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realtor

Rebecca,

We're back, yet we're back in healthier footsteps, especially until I finish my book by the end of Feb... g

Jan 17, 2012 11:10 AM #6
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Cherise Selley
Selley Group Real Estate, LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realtor

Alexandra,

I like your take on recoiling!  g

Jan 17, 2012 11:10 AM #7
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Cherise Selley
Selley Group Real Estate, LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realtor

Nancy,

Thank you... g

Jan 17, 2012 11:11 AM #8
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Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
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What a heart felt sharing of your journey.  We understand more when we personally have walked in similar shoes.  With the loss of my parents within 7 months of each other and the journey I walked closely with them to the end was a priceless gift to myself.  It was a painful time yet a life experience which gave me the richness of compassion for others and true understanding of those who face such deep sorrow.  Periodically we have to find a balance in our lives between business and for ourselves and because of that need to respect that balance we make priority decisions.  I think you have a wonderful presence on AR and you certainly are very loyal to those who post you follow.  Like you, I have had to take  brief time out of AR to address things and I always enjoy rejoining my friends again when the time is right.

Jan 17, 2012 02:15 PM #9
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Cherise Selley
Selley Group Real Estate, LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realtor

Connie,

I'm humbled by your response, and you're one of those who I search for to read into your insights.  And yes, I also noticed that you've taken a similar reprieve as Cherise and me.  Looking forward to a great 2012... g

Jan 17, 2012 02:51 PM #10
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Rich Cederberg
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Sorry to hear about all your struggles and trials this year.  How is the book coming along?  Congrats on your 800th post. 

Jan 18, 2012 09:15 AM #11
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Cherise Selley
Selley Group Real Estate, LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realtor

Rich,

2-3 chapters to go! Thanks for asking... g

Jan 18, 2012 09:31 AM #12
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Gordon & Cherise, After these past few weeks reading this just brought tears to my eyes … and I suddenly found myself saying …breathe. The connections I have made with AR members are real. We are, for the most part, real people who put ourselves out there in a very real way … and we connect.  I’ve been to dark places too and always find my way back to the light which is really all God shines upon us.  I so embrace “…and to share the aspects of truth without diluting the message of love.”  Glad to see you back.

Jan 19, 2012 02:18 AM #13
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Cherise Selley
Selley Group Real Estate, LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realtor

Kathleen,

Thank you for your heart-warming response.  We're back, but more lean and mean, in that we're probably going to blog between 15-20 blogs per month.  I'm still finishing work on the book until the end of Feb... g

Jan 19, 2012 11:30 AM #14
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