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Oct 30

The Hero, Stepping Right In

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 06:46 — Thabo Mokete

Some things seem destined to happen in a certain way. Over and over again. Like fate. My life story seems to be engraved, written in the stone. That is until I intervene. Then when I do intervene, that brings a new shape to my destiny.

It's only natural to see things going downhill when I am letting go of hope and courage. 'What's the point?', I say. 'I'm losing it. I am going to fail. Again.' Lying there, all I seem to hear is - 'Let it all go down. I'm very tired and its all too hard.'


Sep 17

Shame and Grace Part 21 - A New State Of Things

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 06:41 — Thabo Mokete

The predicament of human beings has been like one inheriting a mansion with countless rooms, but having access to two rooms only. There comes a time when we are released from this prison of a limited life to a limitless abundance1. It comes through a new state of things on the inside.


May 06

Success Through Failure 3 - The Handle Of Responsibility

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 07:47 — Thabo Mokete

Genuine success demands no less than that one must take the initiative to achieve it. Sometimes failure will keep coming just to show that one has not yet not found the all-critical handle to get things rolling.

In order to accomplish anything, we should be aware of how much personal initiative will be required from us. We must find our own lever to get moving.


Jan 31

Success Through Failure 2 - Ask The Powerful Question

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 07:28 — Thabo Mokete

Failure has a way of bringing many questions to the mind, some of them tough and stressful. What is actually needed is an empowering question. The power of any question after failure is in bringing us to a point of understanding about what we need to succeed.


Dec 23

Shame And Grace Part 20 - Who Wants To Get Well?

Mon, 12/23/2013 - 09:42 — Thabo Mokete

A desperate need for healing

It has gotten so bad that sickness is now a way of life to many, and we begin to think it normal. Let us get real: Sickness is not normal. We were not born to stay sick and miserable, but to enjoy life to the fullest, until it overflows.1


Nov 29

Shame And Grace Part 19 - A Reconciliation Message

Fri, 11/29/2013 - 06:38 — Thabo Mokete

There is the kind of message that comes suddenly, unexpected and too wonderful for words. Especially when it is the thing that one has desperately needed to hear for so long. Such is the message of reconciliation when it comes.


Sep 05

Shame And Grace Part 18 - A New Destiny

Thu, 09/05/2013 - 06:51 — Thabo Mokete

By grace we live a new life in spite of anything that happened in the past.1 That means we are freed from the fear of magic from yesterday. In spite of consequences, curses and karma, we have a new destiny.

Fear of the magic of consequences
In our old consciousness, we view consequences of our past actions as judgement. Every painful result appears as a divine act of retribution.


Jul 23

Shame And Grace Part 17 - The License To Live

Tue, 07/23/2013 - 19:59 — Thabo Mokete

In the moment when we accept the acceptance, it is the birth of something new. For anyone who still has the idea that grace is a license to carry on with business as usual, there is quite a surprise waiting.

In the first place, is the usual business of “sin” really so profitable that we should prefer it? Do people really carry on with evil because they like it better than the good?

Paul the apostle already unlocked this question way before we had psychology or biology. He said:


Jun 11

Shame and Grace Part 16 - The Unexpected Gift

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 17:35 — Thabo Mokete

When we get the meaning of the first gift, then we are very excited about the second, greater gift. When we truly understand Moses, then we will be most fully delighted over what Jesus gives us.

The Christian Bible presents the mystery of human life through its two main characters: Moses and Jesus. Through the one we learn that we were once wonderful, but were later found to be corrupt and unacceptable. Through the other, we discover that we are actually accepted and are on a journey towards being more than wonderful!


Apr 16

Shame and Grace Part 15 - Turning Around

Tue, 04/16/2013 - 07:27 — Thabo Mokete

Very often it is obvious what behaviour must change when it has been found unacceptable. But it tends to be less obvious what conditions must shift on the inside for that change to take place.

In other words, people are often certain about the results they don't want, but less clear about the process that brings about those results. This is one of the reasons for repeated moral failures.