Juriste, FLEuiste et linguiste, Shula Rajaonah possède une grande mémoire, elle est remarquablement intelligente, à la fois synthétique et analytique, ce qui est d'autant plus rare et précieux. Femme d'action et de réflexion, Shula dégage une impression d’assurance et de force tranquille. Le grand atout de Shula Rajaonah : elle est quelqu’un de facile à aimer. Les autres s’attachent à elle, son entourage apprécie ses qualités d’écoute et sa faculté de se mettre à la place d’autrui. Shula est quelqu'un d'attentionné, disposé à faire plaisir à ceux qui vous entourent. Autodidacte, Shula Rajaonah est curieuse et s'intéresse aux phénomènes linguistiques, technologiques, informatiques et sociétaux . Shula Rajaonah possède une grande faculté d'adaptation. Son esprit vif lui permet d’apprendre vite. En se penchant sur une situation, un détail, Shula arrive à voir la globalité de la question. Son intuition est très forte. Shula Rajaonah jauge les gens avec une rapidité et une justesse stupéfiantes. Ainsi, Shula sait très bien ce qu’elle fait. Shula Rajaonah possède une grande vitalité, beaucoup de courage. Shula Rajaonah est optimiste, intègre, créative, visionnaire, idéaliste, dynamique, passionnée, spontanée, positive, volontaire, conciliante, juste, singulière, énergique et imprévisible. "Le succès n’est pas la clé du bonheur... Le bonheur est la clé du succès... Si vous aimez ce que vous faites, vous réussirez". Albert Schweitzer "Vous êtes le concepteur de votre destinée. Vous en êtes l'auteur. Vous en écrivez le scénario. Vous avez la plume à la main et la conclusion sera celle que vous choisirez" Lisa Nichols "Soyez la Personne que vous aimeriez Rencontrer! Quoi qu'il arrive, continuez toujours à Croire en vous, en la vie et en chaque chose que vous Faîtes" "En acquérant la certitude immuable que vous pouvez obtenir ou devenir tout ce que vous êtes en mesure d'imaginer, vous serez disposé à fournir les efforts nécessaires pour atteindre vos objectifs" Ronna Herman « Ayez le courage de suivre votre cœur et votre intuition. L’un et l’autre savent ce que vous voulez réellement devenir. Le reste est secondaire. » Steve Jobs "La spontanéité, c'est être capable de faire quelque chose simplement parce que l'on en a envie, de faire confiance à son instinct, de s'étonner soi-même, et de tirer des griffes du train-train quotidien un peu de plaisir imprévu". - Richard Iannelli“To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe "Ce que tu veux vraiment, c'est ce que tu aimes profondément. C'est quelque chose qui exprime avec élégance et de manière originale la personne réelle, ardente et passionnée que tu es" Ralph S. Marston
"Alors, pourquoi dois-je écouter mon coeur ? - Parce que tu n'arriveras jamais à le faire taire. Et même si tu feins de ne pas entendre ce qu'il te dit, il sera là, dans ta poitrine, et ne cessera de répéter ce qu'il pense de la vie et du monde." Paulo Coelho
Shula : From the same root as Shalom sh-l-m. Refers to a cycle, returning, health, peace, greetings, and many other things. It is also the name of the lover in the "Song of Songs." Generally miss-translated in Bibles into English as "Shulamite."
The Shulamite woman.
† approx English pronunciation for Shulamite: SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)"
☺ Soyons reconnaissants aux personnes qui nous donnent du bonheur ; Elles sont les charmants jardiniers par qui nos âmes sont fleuries.☺ Proust
Upon a lower level prayer certainly assumes a lower form, which by sin has become so low and selfish that prayer, which should be love's breath, has become an egoistic cry. But we discuss prayer as it was originally, before sin had affected it. And as the true heir of heaven yearns for his heavenly home not for the sake of crown and palm and golden harp, but for his God alone; so is prayer, pure and undefiled, a longing, not for God's gifts, but for God Himself. As the Shulamite calls for her bridegroom, so does the praying soul, from the consuming desire of love, pray and thirst for the possession of its Maker and to be possessed of Him.
*La vie de chacun d'entre nous n'est pas une tentative d'aimer Elle est l'unique essai* Pascal Quignard
Oh ! si tu étais attentif à Mes commandements ! Ton bien-être serait comme un fleuve et ton bonheur comme les flots de la mer. Esaïe 48:18
Solomon had many women. Why would he write about the Shulamite? He wrote about her because she was the one who got away. He had all the wealth, all the woman and all the wisdom he could desire but he wanted this little woman as well. But she resisted all his offers and eventually got away.
The Shulamite woman was a queen. She was royalty. She was Solomon's princess, his special one. The one who made his heart go boom, boom, boom when he came near to her. She was also black. She said her skin looked like the tents of Kedar, which were made out of black goats' hair, like curtains of Solomon. She was definitely a person of color.
But this sun-caressed, black-skinned Shulamite woman can be a woman of any color. Every woman can be a Shulamite woman. Man looks at the outside, but God looks on the inside. The word Shulamite means 'peaceful'. And the most precious quality a woman can have is not skin color, but a peaceful spirit. As 1 Timothy 2:9 says, "In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works."
There is the idea in many people's minds that soon after marriage happens, passion, romance and adventure all stop. That's because in many marriages they do. The fire dims; the thrill disappears. Most former lovers just live with it, wishing things were different, and some look elsewhere for satisfaction.
But romance never has to leave any marriage - if the couple is willing to work at it and the two lovers are willing to see each other the right way. As scripture says to the husband in Proverbs 5:18, "Let thy fountain be blessed: and rejoice with the wife of thy youth. [Let her be as] the loving hind and pleasant roe; let her breasts satisfy thee at all times; and be thou ravished always with her love."
It's no accident God devoted one chapter, Proverbs 31, plus some New Testament verses, on how to be a godly wife and mother. But He devoted an entire book, the Song of Solomon, to teach a woman how to be a passionate, fulfilling, romantic lover, with both eyes set on pleasing and being pleased by her husband. God wrote an entire book on exploring passion, making love and sharing romance. Indeed, good loving keeps a home together. That country singer was on to something. But God knows that and 3,000 years before that country singer. The Shulamite mother knows keeping her husband's desires and needs fulfilled is a priority for a long-lasting happy marriage and fulfilling relationship. A godly husband and father will respond by giving his wife, her needs and desires the same priority in his life.
I'm exceedingly blessed to get a phone call from my wife at work every night at 6:30 asking when I'm coming home. And I better have a good answer. Amen? But that's the voice of love. That's how the Shulamite wife and mother treats her family. She knows their quirks, their shortcomings, where they need help. She knows their strengths, how to bring those out, how to bring out the best in them. She knows how to be an encourager.
The Shulamite mother knows her family's potential. Proverbs 31:23 says, "Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land." The Shulamite mother, however tender and feminine on the outside, is extremely tough inside; independent-minded, fairly intolerant of immaturity, weakness or wishy-washiness, and very demanding that a man be a real man. She must be careful not to let her strength and high standards turn into a critical spirit. And her bridegroom must be careful not to feel threatened, but to take her insights and suggestions as a challenge to reach higher, grow stronger and become a better man for God.
The Shulamite mother is a helpmate to her husband and a wise partner in the family business. Proverbs 31:16 says, �She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hand she planteth a vineyard.� This pays off for her family because Proverbs 31:21 says, "She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household [are] clothed with scarlet." And even if it's not as expensive as scarlet, the Shulamite mother's family will be looking good in whatever they have on. The Shulamite mother will make sure of that.
The Shulamite mother is also a helper in the gospel. She knows Jesus Christ has given her a part and responsibility for the Word of God within her home as well as to the world outside it. She wants saved children and a godly home. And she wants to see the gospel go to the ends of the earth. As Paul said in Philippians 4:3, "And I entreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and [with] other my fellow laborers, whose names [are] in the book of life." And Proverbs 31:20 says of her, "She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy." And this, of course, is not only for the mothers, but for young ladies who are going to be mothers, wives and God-fearing, godly women when they grow up.The Shulamite Cinderella
Act 1: Put to Work!
Solomon had a vineyard in the hill country of Ephraim, just outside the little town of Shunam, about 50-miles north of Jerusalem (8:11). The vineyard was rented out to a family of sharecroppers, consisting of a mother, two sons, and two daughters. The oldest of these girls was the Shulamite, and the youngest, her little sister (6:13; 8:8).
The Shulamite was the Cinderella of the family, having great natural beauty, but unnoticed by the world. Her brothers made her work very hard, tending to the vineyards, so that she had little opportunity to care for her personal appearance. (1:6) She pruned the vines, she set traps for the little foxes (2:15), she also kept the flocks (1:8).From being out in the open so often, she became sunburned (1:6)
Act 2: The Shepherd Stranger
One day a mysterious, handsome stranger comes to the vineyard and soon wins the heart of the Shulamite girl. Unknown to her, he is really Solomon, disguised as a lowly shepherd. She asks about his flocks (1:7). He answers evasively, but is very definite concerning his love for her (1:8-10). He leaves her, but promises he will someday return to her.
During his absence she dreams of him on two occasions;
a. First Dream - that they are already married and that one night she awakens to find him missing from her bed. She quickly dresses and goes out looking for him (3:2-4).
b. Second Dream - that her beloved has returned and besought her to open the door and let him in. But she refuses for she is unwilling to re-clothe herself and soil her feet going to the door. Soon however, her heart smites her for this shabby action and she leaps for the door. But alas, he has gone! "I rose up to open to my beloved; and my hands dropped with myrrh, and my fingers with sweet smelling myrrh, upon the handles of the lock. I opened to my beloved; but my beloved had withdrawn himself, and was gone: my soul failed when he spake: I sought him, but I could not find him; I called him, but he gave me no answer." (5:4-6) Suddenly and joyfully she discovers his whereabouts.
These then, are her two dreams concerning the mysterious shepherd lover of the Shulamite girl. But why did he leave her? Where did he go? Would he ever return?
Solomon, represents Christ as the triumphant prince of peace. The camp in the wilderness represents the Church in the world; the peaceful reign of Solomon, after all enemies had been subdued, represents the Church in heaven, of which joy the Song gives a foretaste. The interpretation is twofold:
1. Primarily, the book is the expression of pure marital love as ordained of God in creation, and the vindication of that love as against both asceticism and lust--the two profanations of the holiness of marriage.
2. The secondary and larger interpretation is of Christ, the Son and His heavenly bride, the Church.
Commentators of the Bible agree that the Song of Songs, which was written by Solomon contains four different and important meanings:
- The glory of wedded love. This book shows us the sacredness of the marital bond and the passion that is a part of this type of bond.
- The love of God (Jehovah) for Israel. The Bible often portrays Israel as the wife of God and Israel's unfaithfulness as a breach in a marital relationship.
- A picture of Christ and His Church. The Church is portrayed in Scripture (Eph. 5, Rev. 21) as the bride of Christ. Jesus refers to himself as the bridegroom on many occasions. This book takes us into the honeymoon and beyond.
- The communion of Christ with the individual believer. This book is a manual for the passion that each believer in Jesus should feel for the Savior. Jesus is passionate about us. We must experience His love, deeply. This book gives us a good way to think in those terms.
The story is of a Shulamite girl who works in the vineyard and has become sun tanned as a result. In our day, that is a badge of honor, but in this day, having dark skin because of working outside all day is a mark of humility. Here is someone who is working for their salvation. This is a picture of Israel, the church and individuals who are working for their salvation.
One day, a handsome shepherd appears. He falls in love with the girl. He is intoxicated with her and she with him. He smells of frankincense and myrrh. It is not hard for us to see the imagery of Christ. Jesus was brought both frankincense and myrrh by the wise men some time after his birth. He was also anointed with myrrh as he was buried after his death. This symbolism shows us the beautiful fragrance to the Church of Jesus' birth and death. His birth and death should draw each of us individually to Jesus, our lover.
He is our handsome Shepherd who ends our need to work in the vineyard and brings us to his palace of love. Matthew 11:28 says, "Come to me all of you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."
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