Showing posts with label Spirituality. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Spirituality. Show all posts

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Easter Sunday 2021: The Promised Land

Where will be our destination after this Covid-19 pandemic? Will there be a promised land awaiting for us just like God's  command for the people's exodus in ancient Egypt? Will our top leaders become like Moses who will make a great sacrifice and lead its people safely away from threats and destructions?

The hostility and uncertainty during this pandemic brought misery and deep suffering in our lives in the modern times. The powerful and influential even became stronger and the weak and poor became weaker and poorer.

That's our current reality. With billions of people suffering, we feel the oneness of humanity for a great plan of exodus. This time is to end the pains and suffering of the pandemic that's killing us.

Moses was able to protect its people under his leadership and they succeeded to have reach the promised land. Today, it's the time our leaders must follow the footstep of Moses and hear the voice of God to protect and fight for its people against the unseen enemy.

Religions of the world play a role to influence the nation's government and its leaders to save us and overcome this great challenge of our time. 

Our leader's shouldn't give up on us even until the end. We may never know how long are we going to fight and to remain steadfast, but one thing is certain, that God speaks to the leaders of our land amidst the noise and chaos.

We hope that our leaders listen to the voice of God that speaks to them; that they will accept the cross that's entrusted on them. We all have our personal crossess we carry, because God is testing our faith in the greatest challenge of our time. 

When we survive this pandemic, we'll all live in the promised land. That hopefully, our nation and leaders will be wiser. That we'll become stronger and great believer, and all our lives become better than ever.

©️ 2021 Del Cusay

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Holy Week 2021: The Path to Salvation

We live on earth for a purpose. We have a mission to fulfill for the glory of God and for our salvation.

That's the promise of the Christ. We live to do good and find a deeper meaning to our existence; then we live in eternity when we die.

But how can we find a meaningful living amidst the threats and chaos in our times. With the Covid-19 pandemic, we all seem to sufffer and many people are getting sick and die.

Have they fulfilled their purpose? their mission? 

The rich and the poor; the young and the old, the weak and the strong are dying. No one seem spared once infected of the deadly unseen enemy.

A year has passed and we seem to repeat our mistake. It's like suffering continues until a lesson is learned. It's a cycle and we keep on experiencing a predictable turn of events. We seem to know what will happen next. We've been there, and we're just viewing a rewind and watching another season of the same events.

Are we in control with all of these? Is God in control?

One thing that the Christ had sacrificed is his passion, death and resurrection to save humanity from sin. He had endure the pains and sufferings for us to understand what life is about and not to be coward or defeated by our demons and weaknesses.

If the world is doing its cleansing, we all suffer; either we survive or we die. We're probably the first or the last in line. Eventually, our fate is that we'll all die; not  our will, but His divine will.

Who will save us? What happens when we die?

The Christ taught us that, He is the way, the truth and the life. When we listen and follow Him, he'll forever be in our hearts and minds and eternally. Our path to salvation is Divinely guided in His spirit of love and compassion. Our salvation is to live each day with faith in our hearts; to follow and be guided; to suffer and survived; and to be crusified and be resurrected.

©️ 2021 Del Cusay

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Sunday, March 28, 2021

The Purple Garden in the Sky


Purple color is known to be a symbol of spirituality. It gives a pleasant appeal before the eyes and deep into the soul. It nourishes the body and the mind and expands our consciousness.

That makes purple the color of choice among lovers who chose to celebrate milestone with the Divine love and light.

Anywhere we go, we see shades of purple. From lilac to lavender and from indigo to magenta. It's soothing and it aids in healing. 

And so we choose a spiritual color that rejuvenates the body and awaken the power of the soul. That makes us feel good, look good and do good as we take the path leading toward another heights; our dreams, goals and heart's desires.

As we continuously seek for the meaning of life and purpose, the purple color reminds us of our expanded consciousness and higher self. That we are a spiritual being that experiences love and compassion that radiates to others.


The puple flowers in the garden and the purple sky is a reminder of a spiritual connection that challenges our imagination and ambition. With clarity of our thoughts and intentions, we see the light shining through. The radiance makes us feel light in an instant and out of the blue. 

This is the life we choose. This is the life that makes us feel alive. We live each day with gratitude in our hearts, and we live to give an inspiration and motivation; to keep on moving and on a constant motion.

Life is good. We are blessed with the people we share our love with. With the Divine blessings, we're even more delighted by the graces we receive each and every day; from this day, and for the rest of our lives.

©️ 2021 Del Cusay

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Wellness and Balanced Life Strategies at the MDP Village


Fitness and wellness. That's our goal to achieve year after year on the start of the new year. 

Fitness goals must be part of our health journey. Being healthy and free from diseases and illnesses makes us truly alive. It makes us jump high to reach a new level of success we deserve, as we start our year right.

The higher jump, the lighter, the better.

Yes, the past years may have been out of control when unconscious dietary lifestyle hit us badly. Eating junks; those foods of no nutritional value making us ill and could kill.

Then work and stress eating or over eating may have led to out of shape. Our physique suddenly have changed as we add years to life when metabolism hits low. 

That's terrible, but we can regain control.

Through the years, it's a challenge on how to be in shape. To be fit takes a lot of discipline and commitment. It's never easy, but doable and definitely not impossible. I used to make it with a little discomfort, but had achieved the desired goal.

I can, and I will...

This year 2021, is about getting back to what we used to be. To be fit and healthy; to be well, and not ill; to feel better, and not bitter; to see things brightly, and not ugly.

Getting sick is expensive and deadly. I can't afford it, so I choose to be well and avoid getting ill. 

Through the years, we have listened to various health teachings, from fitness and wellness gurus, medical experts and health trainers and healers.

There's one Master that has a great influence on my belief about achieving a balanced health and the esoteric causes of diseases, now revealed to humanity.

Balanced life strategies with focus on health and wellness is what I have learned from a Master of life, Master Del Pe, since 2011.

I'm grateful to have known and be mentored by a modern Sage and an International life coach who's visionary in leadership and has a deep love to humanity and the world.

After decades of world travel and working with individuals, families, governments, groups and companies in more than 100 countries, the Philippines is blessed to have Master Del Pe come back and settle in his hometown.

Master Del Pe's new Shangri-La is established in the beautiful highlands of Cervantes, Ilocos Sur in Northern Philippines. 

His MDP Village is the newest wellness and healing center hub in the North and is gaining recognition among health enthusiasts from the Philippines and other parts of the world.

Master Del Pe had hosted several International convention at the MDP village where attendees get a perspective about higher consciousness and mastering life ahead of its time.

The cool mountain-resort, MDP village is a great escape from the hustle and bustle of a city life, and in regaining life to have peace of mind daily.

I've attended and listened to Master Del Pe's interviews from various social media like Facebook and Youtube and his insights and expertise is mindblowing. 

If one day, you might want to visit him at the MDP Village or meet him in Metro Manila, you may follow and contact him on his social media accounts below.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/masterdelpe/

YouTube: https://youtube.com/user/MasterDelPe

Website: https://www.mdpvillage.com/

I've learned a lot from Master Del Pe, and he's the one who can help us live our greatest life.

©️ 2021 Del Cusay 

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Nazareno 2021: A Timeless Devotion


It's this time of the year that millions of Filipino devotees would celebrate the Feast of the Black Nazarene or we call it Nazareno.

This black image of the 17th century Jesus of Nazareth has been a source of inspiration and undying faith of the Filipinos.

What makes the Holy image of the Black Nazarene so special is the miracles that transpired for the believers. When a faithful would sincerely pray, then it's always granted -- even the most impossible.

My first ever Nazareno experience was about 8 years ago. I've celebrated the morning mass and prayed for blessings to happen in my life. 

That was a pleasant experience to be with the flocks of the faithful. And so, I've celebrated again in 2016 and 2017. Since I was in Manila on those years, I made it sure not to miss it.

One of the most memorable experiences was the Nazareno 2019 when I've personally witnessed the Traslacion. That was a day-long procession, but I was able to capture a glimpse of a holy hour in the vicinity of Binondo Chinatown.

How's this year's celebration possible amidst the threat of the pandemic? And when there's a threat of the new variant that's possibly been around undetected.

Filipinos would always defy the odds in observance of centuries-old religious tradition and expression of faith. Even with the health threat, devotees are unstoppable.

The good thing about this year's celebration is the strict observance of the health protocols. Devotees are practicing physical distancing and wear a mask for their protection.

This year, the Traslacion was cancelled and only masses are celebrated in the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene. 

As compared to the previous year's experience, the Nazareno 2021 was something new we haven't seen before. It was more orderly and quiet. The personal devotion that is truly heard in the absence of chaos.

Millions of devotees may haven't participated on this year's Feast Day of the Nazarene in Quiapo, but it's still possible in the comfort of our homes through online streaming.

The message was clear and the hope of a better life is still my heart's desires. For this year, better health and protection would be of topmost priority. 

And beyond personal intentions, it's about the health, safety and security of all. Hoping that this pandemic would come to an end; the end of sufferings and a fresh start of the year and decade.

Nazareno 2021 is about hoping for a better and brighter year in the uncertain times. Our timeless devotion will always be in our hearts and that our unwavering faith would bring a new hope, a renewed life and a new beginning.

©️ 2021 Del Cusay

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Sunday, November 29, 2020

His Eminence the 9th Filipino Cardinal


It was a surprise when Pope Francis appointed the Archbishop of Capiz, Most Reverend Jose Advincula as one of the new 13 Cardinals of the Catholic Church.

It's a tradition that the Vatican would appoint an Archbishop to elevate to the title of Cardinal coming from the Archdiocese of Manila and Cebu. But this time, our very own Capiz Archbishop Advincula was chosen by the Pope to join the College of Cardinals; the 2nd highest position in the Catholic Church next to the Pope and an elector to the conclave of the next Pope.

On November 28, 2020, the Pope confirmed the appointment of the new 13 Cardinals including His Eminence Most Rev. Jose Cardinal Advincula.

His new role means so much for the Catholic faithful of Capiz since we're being recognized not mainly due to large numbers of Catholics, but by the growing faith and devotion to the church.

The message of Pope Francis is strong and meaningful, that he goes beyond peripheries. To choose the neglected areas in the world which is away from the traditional centers of power.

It's a blessing and a heartwarming experience to had received the blessings of Cardinal Advincula back when he was an Archbishop. He was the main celebrant on the Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish on June 27, 2019 in our hometown in Jamindan, Capiz.

It was Cardinal Advincula of the Archdiocese of Capiz who had started several Catholic Mission Stations and Mission schools in Capiz. 

In 2012, a Mission Station was established in the Hill Road of Linambasan, Jamindan and was elevated into a Parish on June 27, 2018. From a Mission Station, it's now called the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in honor of the blessed Mary, the Mother of Christ.


The Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish will continue to grow in faith, in love and service today and in years and generations to come.

The church evolves to become better for the spirituality and religious guidance and service to the faithful.

We continue to grow in faith to the Christ Jesus and to the blessed Mary to become the children of God and the children of Mary.

We offer our prayers to Cardinal Advincula that he'll continue to be a beacon of hope and faith to the lost and the wandering soul, in need of Divine love and light.

©️ 2020 Del Cusay 


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Sunday, November 1, 2020

Living with the Gods in McLeod Ganj


A balanced living where nature meets progress and development. A place that's a blend of culture and faith.

These are the Indians and the Tibetans, living in harmony with the Gods in McLeod Ganj.

Back in February 2013, I've traveled a distance to be with the Gods in McLeod Ganj. They call it "little Lhasa" since it has a large population of Tibetans-in-exile" since 1959 when the Indian Government accepted them and gave them a place to put up their own Government while in exile. 

That's only in India. Accepting refugees in a warm embrace and protecting their rights, safety and security. 

And the greatest love is the Indian Government's support with their expression of faith -- the Tibetan Buddhism.

In McLeod Ganj, I've met The Dalai Lama, the Spiritual leader of the Tibetans-in-exile. I was lucky to have met him on his residence when he gave a talk about "Jataka Tales" to the local and international pilgrims.

I'm a Christian, but I was exposed to the major religions in India for more than a year of stay. I studied and incorporated on the practice of my own faith.

I believe that the world would be a better place if we're not fixated with our religious affiliation. When people would tend to fight for their faith as the best and the only true faith, I would try to learn and understand deeply others' faith.

I befriend people of different background and faith in India. It's about respect and understanding and not about prejudice and religious superiority. 

With the universal God, we're all equal, it just happened that God appeared in different places and time in a completely different images depending on the culture and language unique to each country.

When I was in India, their Gods are my Gods. The Gods and the Goddesses in Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Islam and Christianity. All are Gods, but also a universal God.

In McLeod Ganj, I felt the Divine Beings; the Gods of the Tibetans and the Indians. It was different images, but I prayed to their Gods on its universal form.

As I entered the Namgyal Monastery, it was a heaven on earth experience of being one with the Divine. It didn't make me less as a Christian, but it helped me strengthen and appreciate my faith even more. 

That's why major religions thrive in India and they learn to live in harmony with reverence to each other's faith.

My visit to Himachal Pradesh was Divinely- inspired. It was a solo travel with my deepest faith to the Divine guides. 

Whether you're a Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Muslim and a Christian, we're all brothers and sisters here on earth. We have a common humanity. Your suffering is also my suffering.

And so what we need most during these difficult times is a shared humanity where we pray for each other with no boundaries, no religious affiliations, no prejudice and no discrimination.

Just love...

Because our love to humanity is our love of God. 

So it is.

©️ 2020 Del Cusay

Sunday, April 12, 2020

A Hopeful Easter


In the absence of fear, we live with courage. We live with hope. For us, this happening in this world, where we live with uncertainty is a test of faith; a test of our humanity.

The holy week that we have celebrated was a new world experience. A totally different dimension on the physical plane of existence.

Even if we are lockdown and on quarantine mode, still we are blessed to have expressed our faith in a digital way; in an online world. We have celebrated the Holy massses through online streaming and on television from a live broadcast of different parishes in the Philippines and the Holy See in Vatican.

Our Parish Priests, Bishops and the Pope sent us a message of hope in this times of global crisis. We are not alone and God is with us in all theses trials. 


The God may not show his wrath, but we are tested with our perseverance, endurance and the will to abide faithfully and the will to survive.

We learn to go back to what are essentials on our survival. We connect with nature and we live in a natural world away from too much noise, stress and fast-paced living.

Take it slow. Recognize the wonderful nature around you. Touch the soil. Go barefoot outdoors. Take a deep breath. Watch the sunrise and the sunset. Have a glimpse of stars and the galaxy. Listen to the sound of silence. Meditate. These are the messages I received and the fulfillment of my heart's desire. 

We all have different messages from the Divine. Be in solitude and receive the message with an open heart. 


As we continue to learn how to live on this new world, the Easter gives us a message of hope. Our hope that we will adapt on the new earth changes. We hope to be protected and healed. We hope for a better world. By God's will and grace, we will hold on. Not to surrender; never to give up. For our hope is greater than our worldly desires. For our hope is beyond physical. It is eternal.

© 2020 Del Cusay



Friday, April 10, 2020

Holy Week 2020: Faith in Uncertain Times


In observance of the Holy week, we focus our energies and strength on the solemnity of the passion, death and the coming resurrection of the Christ. 

We leave our worries behind. That's the most respectful thing we can do since we are living by the promises of the Christ. GOD is in control and we put our trust and faith on Him.

The lenten season and the Holy week this year is extra special. We haven't experienced this in decades since we came in this world. We are confined in our homes and celebrate masses on a live TV broadcast. We can't do the Good Friday procession and be able to celebrate the Easter with greater freedom of expression of love and gratitude.


On this lenten season, families celebrate Sunday Holy Mass at home, we do the virtual Visita Iglesia online and we get to kneel on our Holy Altar at home.

On this year, we can't go to places on a pilgrimage. We can't show our love through hugs and kisses, but we show a different kind of love in a distance. For now, to show love to people, we need to keep distance. A tough love.

But in this uncertain times, we are comforted with love through the Religious leaders of God. Our Pope, our Bishops and Priests are there to provide our spiritual needs.

We are able to gather with our family at home and listen to the words of God. We light a candle and offer a prayer

As I do my Holy week retreat on our skygarden, I can see, hear and feel God's Holiness and loving presence through His natural creations and masterpieces. We have been blessed to live in a natural sanctuary of solemnity and solitude to experience God's Divinity.

He is not absent, but He is there with us at the comfort of our home wrapped in His loving arms. He is forever in our Hearts and transforms our lives.

Yes, we may be living in this time of uncertainty, but we are learning to slow down, to live in stillness and to notice and appreciate even the little things that matters in our lives.


On this Good Friday, we continue to pray and observe the Holy burial through the Holy image of the Santo Entierro. It is our belief that the Christ has died to save the humanity. Its significance lies on our personal experience and journey when He reveals his Holiness on our being.

May this silence and solitude be a time to reallign our hopes and dreams. May this be the right time to reassess the things that matters and are of true value. May this be the time to listen and redirect our lives to living a meaningful life.

© 2020 Del Cusay

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Sunday, April 5, 2020

Welcoming Both The Darkness and The Light


When there is darkness, only light. That's one statement from a soulful prayer to St. Francis of Assisi.

Today, the world is full of darkness. The humanity is suffering from the worst of God's wrath. We all suffer; the good ones and the bad ones.

We may ask ourselves, why does God allow us to suffer? Why does God put us into the darkness? If God is the light of the world, why does He allow the destruction of humanity and the world?

The good and the bad, that's an opposing qualities we possess and experience on our lifetime. Hence, bad things happen to good people and bad people continue to live to spread the darkness of the soul.


We are good in nature, but God allows us to experience the dark side, for us to decipher the truth and appreciate the light. If there is no darkness, there could be no light. Same as saying, we are good because we refuse to be bad and embrace the light.

In our living, we can't say we are absolutely good. We commit mistake or a sin on our thoughts, words and actions. Subsconsciously, we harm others with our intentions. We have the tendency to harm other living beings and disobey Higher beings.

That's our human nature. As long as we live, we continue to dwell on the darkness and the light. But, in the end we choose to stay in lightness of our being - - of our soul and spirit.


We choose the light because we already know how it is to be in the dark. We choose to be good rather than becoming evil because we don't want to be trapped in the world of endless suffering.

Whatever that we suffer at the present time is only temporary. At the end the tunnel is the light; and we are heading on that direction.

We experience the dark night of the soul. This time, no one is spared. Our collective experience is history to the darkness of humanity, until we learn and get out of the dark.

Your suffering, is my suffering. Your darkness is my darkness. That's what we are in the spiritual world. We are physically distant, but spiritually connected.


This Palm Sunday, we welcome the coming of the Christ. We welcome his Divine presence in our hearts. He give us darkness and can take it away from us. Then, we live to be the light in the world. We continue to be enlightened being in this world.

© 2020 Del Cusay



Sunday, March 22, 2020

You Are Not Alone


Wherever you are right now, you may be stucked! Just like the billion people on earth who are quarantined at home. It may be the worst feeling ever. You are restricted and controlled. You can't travel in a far distance and you have to follow certain social distance.

People are getting anxious and may start losing sanity at certain point. Boredom kills and uncertainty is getting in their consciousness. What's happening? Who's the enemy? When will this suffering ends?

You are not alone! We are all in this together. Your inconvenience and suffering is also what I am experiencing. We are together in this fight of the unseen forces that is a global threat to our health and wellbeing.


How are we going to survive this battle? Yes! This is a matter of survival skills. Either we continue to live or we die! That's our reality at this moment of crisis.

This Soulful Sunday, I got some energy from a sun salutation exercise. I needed some stretching and sun exposure for a boost in vitality and immunity. That's my latest craze just before the beginning of the home quarantine period. And then it's true that we get energy from a distance; from a powerful source.

Contemplating from our backyard at the farmhouse, I get to have a glimpse of the uncertain future. The future seem to be brighter despite of the present day darkness.


I realized that we can be socially distant at times, but we never feel alone or lonely. We are still emotionally and mentally connected from our love ones, our community, our country and the world.

Our individual and personal suffering is also the suffering of our entire family. The sorrow of families is also the sorrow of entire community. The morale of communities is also the morale of the country. And the downfall of countries is also the downfall of the world.

We are all connected in spirit and we are what we think and feel. But one thing that can set us apart is our way of thinking; our mindset. Some may be thinking of suffering while others may be thinking of opportunities. It's now about suffering versus surviving. Or we survived our battle and suffering.

And this too shall pass. This will end. And when the time comes that we survive this threat to life, we will be living well in the Glory of God - - our Saviour whom we prayed for.


As I lay down on the hammock, I realized that you and I are not alone! We are not alone because we continue to fight to live and to defeat the unseen. We will learn some lessons of victory and defeat. We will again rise up and be truly alive!

You are not alone because you will realize that you have a family who loves you. You are not alone because you belong in a community who showed care and concern. You are not alone because you are part of a country of strongwilled people. And you are not alone because you are a resident of a global community of freedom fighters.

We are the fighters and we are the world. We keep on believing. We keep on surviving. And we keep on living.

© 2020 Del Cusay



Sunday, March 15, 2020

When Faith is Bigger Than Our Fears


Fear can be defeated when there's a light from within. When we are suffering in this times of global health crisis,
we can learn to fight back stronger and live healthier.

In this times of difficult challenge, we are called to remain calm and be in stillness. Although it may not be easy at times, still we tune in to the Highest Divine power- - the lifegiver.

Our Soulful Sunday moment makes us feel the Divine love and light. When we feel anxious and uncertain, we feel the warmth wrap on our body and soul. It gives us comfort that someone is in control of our being and our fate.


Whatever is happpening in todays' world is part of a Divine plan. Whatever we give in this world is what comes back to us. When we give suffering to others, we might experience even worst kind of suffering. Hence, when we give love, it begets love and understanding.

The global health threat creates fear resulting to hoarding of food and stuff. It causes massive chaos between nations. It causes misunderstanding, blame game and discrimination. 

The hysteria is real. But the world isn't new to this pandemic. We may only be more critical, cautious and alert than ever before and that's a positive sign of a changing time.


But with all this untoward event, the antidote is to have faith and not to fear. To believe that we can survive this battle  and not to fear on things not real.

God's will is real, same as we humans do have the will; the will to be healed and the will to survive. So if there are things within our control, then we must also have faith of things beyond our control. 
Be fearless and have faith. 

© 2020 Del Cusay


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Sunday, March 8, 2020

Transfiguration in the Eyes of A Child


The child grows fast from birth to a toddler. From the time they open their eyes until the time they started to walk alone. A physical  transformation that makes us happy and delighted. A child was born and is yet to live a great life. 

This Soulful Sunday, we spent a good time at the farm and we bring our little one to explore the world that is new to him. The last time we brought him to the farm was on the new year's day 2020 when he was just learning how to walk.

On New year's day 2020 when he was 1 year and 1 month old, we already saw his curiosity to explore his environment. Although he couldn't speak and express his emotion of joyfullness, yet it can be seen on his smiles and actions.


Now on his 13 month, he is able to walk by himself and is very much playful. He is able to show different emotions. He laughs when feeling happy and cries when feeling uncomfortable.

A child is living a different world. It is within our world, but they see things differently as if they have their own. Whenever we don't feel like smiling, a child is there to give us a smile. Whenever we feel tired, a child is there to lift us up and give their energy. A child has lots of energy that is powerful enough to change our mood and emotion. A child so small can change how we see the world.

At times we may feel like having enough, yet a child can me more happy and feeling excited. We may feel tired or bored of what we already, but a child can have an endless fun for exploration. A child starts to experience how to live, to get hurt, to fall down, to rise up again and to give his biggest smile.


This 2nd Sunday of the Lent talks about the transfiguration of Jesus at Mount Tabor and it was witnessed by his chosen Disciples. Jesus transformed into a bright human being just before the eyes of the Disciples.

Here on Earth, our God may show up in so many ways; through experiences of great living and even suffering. However, we may become blind in our faith and do not see the bright side of life.

Unlike the child, he sees more beyond what we grown ups can see. A child can remind us about how to see the world with deepest sense and gratitude.

 Our Quest for Personal Transfiguration begins as we emulate the innocence of a little child giving us a radiant glow as we live life with happiness, joy and peace.


When we no longer see ourselves shining so bright, we see the transfiguration of Jesus in the eyes of a child. Because it is on their eyes that we see the greatest hope to learn how to live fuller again and to see the world brighter again.

© 2020 Del Cusay




Friday, February 14, 2020

Heart's Desire and The Purple Sky


A purple sky and the purple rain. That signifies our roller coaster of emotions. When we experience the 'purple sky', we are the happiest and on a cloud nine. And when we are bluer than blue, we feel the 'purple rain' pouring in.

That's life! we feel the roller coaster of emotions that brings out the best in us. The purple sky can be so rare that makes it mystical and naturally beautiful. And that's the color that I have found. The color that symbolizes my love.

It was not long time ago that I have discovered some level of spirituality acquired from a Master of Life and revered Spiritual teacher who unifies Eastern wisdom and Western practicality. That was a higher level of Spiritual love for service to humanity through charity work.



Not known to many that purple color symbolizes spiritual awakening. It calms the mind, enhances our creativity and uplifts our spirit. And when we achieved such level of enlightenment, the spiritual color reveals to us in unexpected place and moment.

As we live our purpose, we continue to experience giving love and receiving love. It's the most essential spiritual gift and the most important emotion to carry within.

As we celebrate the Valentine's day, we are experiencing the color of love that is revealed to us. It may be the fierce energy of red to some, the calming effect of blue to others or a combination of both red and blue, and that's the purple - - a highly significant spiritual color.




Love will always be more than and beyond our self. When we have found the love, it gives the Purple color; a romantic, lovely and royalty color in our life that our hearts' desire.

© 2020 Del Cusay




Sunday, February 9, 2020

The Sacred Heart on a Hilltop


Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil is so huge and tall; a popular symbol of faith among Christians on that part of the world and also known to most Christians worldwide as a pilgrimage destination worth visiting.

That's thousand miles away from the Philippines, my home country and home to millions of the Catholic faithful. I may not be able to visit Brazil and see the famous statue, but in my hometown, we have a similar statue known as the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

The uphill road going to the summit may be rough, but it offers a breathtaking panoramic view of Roxas City in Western Visayas region. On the top of the mountain is the 132 ft statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus that was constructed on the beginning of the decade 2010 and was finished in 2015.
Since then the statue that is visible on the lowland highway of the newly constructed business district became a famous pilgrimage site and considered as the tallest statue of the Christ in the Philippines.

I haven't been on the summit to see the statue for quite a long time since it was opened to the public and we just have a glimpse of it from afar whenever we pass by the vicinity. But on my heart I would love to see it closer and appreciate the holiness of the place on top of the mountain.

At last! I was able to see it on the beginning of the decade 2020 in January, and for the second time I was able to bring my parents back to the statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on this month of February. That was a soulful journey on the summit and the best way to celebrate the month of love.

The physical structure or the statue symbolizes our deepest faith to the Christ who watches over us and protects us. At times when we feel abandoned and uncared, there is one powerful Divine being who embraces and loves us for who we are.

The Sacred Heart of Jesus reminds us of the holiness of our heart no matter how unlawful and wicked we may have become. We are born to be good in nature and our own sacred heart is our guide to touch the lives of others as inspired by the Sacred Heart of Jesus; the way, the truth and the life. 

© 2020 Del Cusay

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Sunday, February 2, 2020

The Mighty and The Candle in The Wind


So much untoward events for January 2020! From natural disasters to pandemic health issues, we have experienced a crisis; a threat to our health and wellbeing. This however continues and within our control.

The start of the year may not be good, but it gives us tough lessons to ponder about our strengths and weaknesses  our vulnerabilities as a human being.

We can not be certain about what is next, but one thing that can help us to survive is to have faith on things beyond our control. That there is a higher and Supreme being that is in-charge.

We feel mighty at times; feeling strong and powerful. However, there are moments when we are crushed in spirit.

When we are weak and feeling helpless and powerless, our Divine master is there to rescue. And when road is rough and the surrounding is dark, we seek for the Divine light.



When we feel blessed and grateful, we always see the guiding light. And so in bad times and good times, we need the Divine light. We never stop to follow and seek for the truth and life.

Today, 2nd of February is the Feast day of Nuestra SeΓ±ora de La Candelaria or the Our Lady of the Candles. Known as the Patroness of entire Western Visayas, Philippines.

The Holy image canonically crowned in 1981 by now St. John Paul II, brought miracles, healings and blessings to the people in the Region and the entire country when flocks of the faithful from every places visit the blessed Marian image and pray to God for Her intercession.


Back in 2016 when I lived and worked in Iloilo, I always feel the serenity of the National Shrine of the Our Lady of Candles. I have celebrated Sunday masses and the Holy week and it brought light when I am a Candle in the wind; when I am weak and vulnerable.

The devotion started not just in recent years, but in the late 90s when our dear mother brought us to celebrate the feast day mass. And years after I have known its miracles, I visit to offer a prayer and thanksgiving. That is faith. To continue the devotion for years and for a lifetime.

The Our Lady of the Candles is just one of the many Marian titles given to the Mother of Christ. We always pray for her intercession for all our wishes and whatever our heart desires.


And for the happenings in the world today, we go beyond our personal intentions and petitions. We pray for our people, our country and the world. That healings will take place and peace will reign in the world and in our hearts forever. 

© 2020 Del Cusay