|The first excerpt represents the past or something you must release, and is drawn from The Tanach:
Zechariah 13: 5 but he shall say: 'I am no prophet, I am a tiller of the ground; for I have been made a bondman from my youth.'
Zechariah 13: 6 And one shall say unto him: 'What are these wounds between thy hands?' Then he shall answer: 'Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.'
Zechariah 13: 7 Awake, O sword, against My shepherd, and against the man that is near unto Me, saith the LORD of hosts; smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered; and I will turn My hand upon the little ones.
Zechariah 13: 8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.
Zechariah 13: 9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried; they shall call on My name, and I will answer them; I will say: 'It is My people', and they shall say: 'The LORD is my God.'
Zechariah 14: 1 Behold, a day of the LORD cometh, when thy spoil shall be divided in the midst of thee.
Zechariah 14: 2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, but the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
Zechariah 14: 3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when He fighteth in the day of battle.
|The second excerpt represents the present or the deciding factor of the moment, and is drawn from The Phoenix and the Turtle by William Shakespeare:
Number there in love was slain.
Hearts remote, yet not asunder;
Distance, and no space was seen
'Twixt the turtle and his queen;
But in them it were a wonder.
So between them love did shine,
That the turtle saw his right
Flaming in the phoenix' sight:
Either was the other's mine.
Property was thus appall'd,
That the self was not the same;
|The third excerpt represents the future or something you must embrace, and is drawn from A Woman of No Importance by Oscar Wilde:
Worsley. She dresses exceedingly well. All Americans do dress
well. They get their clothes in Paris.
MRS. ALLONBY. They say, Lady Hunstanton, that when good Americans
die they go to Paris.
LADY HUNSTANTON. Indeed? And when bad Americans die, where do
they go to?
LORD ILLINGWORTH. Oh, they go to America.
KELVIL. I am afraid you don't appreciate America, Lord
Illingworth. It is a very remarkable country, especially
considering its youth.
LORD ILLINGWORTH. The youth of America is their oldest tradition.