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Miraculous Problems And Pleasant Surprises (The Gates Of Eden Open Wide)

Updated on November 5, 2014
Wrath Warbone  Aug 2014
Wrath Warbone Aug 2014

I have had a very lousy month. Symptoms of voices have been severe. They keep going over the same issues for 36 years now. Still not resolved. And the August pollen this week has been dreadful.

I could hardly stand on my feet outside. So difficult to breath. And there was very little food in the house and Sue, my house guest, has been way down too. No one would go to the store for me. I really just needed a bag of chewing tobacco to take the edge off but my back kept going out so I could not walk it and then the pollen hit.


Today Sue cheered up. She had been without two of her psyche meds; one for 5 days and one for 2 days- and her script was still not phoned into the pharmacy.


After phoning around she was persuaded she already had her script so she looked-and found it laying around here somewhere. But by then she was shot and did not want to ride up to the pharmacy.


I went for her in a cab, round trip. She paid. It was close by. It was a few days before the badguy pollen kicked in.

While there I felt like I was being scrutinized as to whether I rated pharmacy services or not. Someone said...

"Push it."

"Wait a minute. Not me. As far as pushing it goes it is true I usually have long hair but I was never into that stuff much at all. I was what they called a "Jesus person" We liked the get up but not the values. Actually they called us 'Jesus freaks" I was NOT A HIPPIE. At all. The hippies hated us."

I guess maybe you don't know what I mean by "pushing it.". I mean "pushing it" in terms of street drugs. Looks like the straights and the dopers are fixing for a clash, I have been thinking lately. Long hair is not a good idea if that is the case.


Finally they filled my script and I made it back. $18.78 for the ride. The cabby kept a twenty and I asked his advice. He said 2 or 3 so I gave him 2 more one dollar bills. When Sue said she was going to " Marks" for groceries after stopping at the bank I gave her my debit card. I had taken in $150. 34 at eBay this week.


I asked for a bag of Hershey Kisses thinking it would work just fine as a substitute for chewing tobacco, because it is mostly the long lasting sweetness I like about it. I also asked for 4 ones and 4 quarters so I could buy a paratransit ride to the community college to see a counselor about the online marketing program. I don't care that i will be 62 this August 29. I can do it anyway.

Boy was I disappointed when Sue came back empty for me. She thought my PayPal debit card would not work the same as any other debit card. At some stores it works better than my bank card.

Still on square one I happened to put my thoughts on Jesus, the Christ. As if He were guiding me I got the impression the thing to do would be to get out my portable oxygen and hoof it to Sam's for the Red Man tobacco. Even though I have a severe lung condition from smoking for years and because of some black mold that was on my ceiling way too long I hated the idea because I feel so vulnerable out there in the ghetto with an oxygen tank on my back.
But my experiences with advice received this way from Him persuaded me to slip on the oxygen tank cradled in the back pack over my shoulders and walk on out the door.

It was cool. I am no way near as physically weak as I thought. It is the lack of air in my blood that made me feel weak. I felt strong. Walked up in nothing flat. And the people out there were so very nice.


They smiled and looked away as we passed on the sidewalk. A tall slender Afro-American lady held the door for me when I got to the store. Another Afro-American, a young man, held it for me on the way out. He smiled and said., "Here ya go. I'm really very sorry."

Not a bad turn of events. I feel a lot better about hoofing ti out there with the tank after all.

So why have I wasted your time with this adventure. And what's it got to do with the gates of Eden opening wide? Well, if you think it worth a try next time you run into trouble that just won't work out put your mind on your favorite inner picture of Jesus, the so called Messiah, and ask for a solution to your problem. I bet money a pretty good answer will come to mind for you. Even if the suggested solution that comes about is not to your liking maybe try it anyway, if it isn't plain silly. I bet money you will be pleasantly surprised. What you got to lose?

Will you go nuts if you try this? Beats me. They tell me I have a predisposition to Schizophrenia, though and that it does not happen to most people, Schizo-what? Maybe they are right. In either event I think these topics deserve consideration. Be not quick to judge and learn more before you decide, if needs be. May be worth your while.

To sum it up, I think there is a God and He will help you if you give Him some attention and respect . Try to behave yourself too. You probably already know most of the criteria. Give it a shot for the sake of finding out what is true for you. It will be good to know for sure. Best of success.

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      littledog 

      4 years ago

      Good job.

    • psikotik1 profile image

      psikotik1 

      4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Great re-write, great story. Nuff said!

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      Terry Chestnutt 

      4 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      Well sais, littledog. Sane here, to be sure. I am glad so many confirm the same. Thanks.

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      littledog 

      4 years ago

      I do this only I have a different Higher Power. Some times it works but not how I think it should turn out so it takes me awhile to understand. Some times a looooong time.

    • Wrath Warbone profile imageAUTHOR

      Terry Chestnutt 

      4 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

      It so easy to get good advice and help on any problem from Him, it seems to me, psikotik1. You just listen to the solutions that come to mind as you concentrate on Him and describe the problem. I don't mean you get a loud audible voice in your head. Just listen to the thoughts you have then to find some good ideas. Thanks, because I know you do the same.

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      psikotik1 

      4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Nice story. I especially like the ending about praying to Jesus for answers to your problems and he always sends help our way. His love for us is real.

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