It All Works

The same Spirit that resides in me, resides in you. Yet it lives there differently. It sees the world through your 'eyes', not mine. The lesson to be taught and learned is, therefore, done so differently. The lesson I am learning is being given to me as I am ready to receive it. The same is …

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Softness

Yesterday, in my morning reading, Emilie Cady mentioned a little book called "The Practice of the Presence of God", by Brother Lawrence. I went to Amazon, purchased it and began reading it while I walked the treadmill yesterday. Last night prior to the weekly meditation service within my spiritual community, someone mentioned the same book. …

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Night Watch

photo courtesy of Pixabay Morning brings clarity. In the quiet hours of the night, gentle words enter the soul, bringing a deeper understanding of the work I must do. I am grateful, lately, for dear, sweet friends that have reminded me of this. When I wake in the hours just before dawn, I now welcome …

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Put Down Your Weapons

I have a garden to plant this morning thanks to the gifts of a friend and, later, coffee with yet another special soul. It's been a full, but peaceful, vacation. I have connected with friends, spent time writing a couple of articles, shared stories and ideas with my blogging community and spent time reading a …

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Spiraling Upward

The news is not getting any better, the social media comments are getting worse, the world appears to be in a downward spiral and no one really seems to know what to do. Many say it can be traced back to one event. I think that this has been a long time coming. We are …

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Peaceful Stay

First day of staycation.  Enjoying the beauty of my backyard and quietly ignoring the invasive ivy that needs pushing back. There's always tomorrow or the next day for that. Today I will simply sit. And write. Writing is never work. Writing truly is a reprieve from the daily work of daily operations. My work is …

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Coming Together

Yesterday, on the way to a fundraiser, traffic came to a sudden stop less than a mile from our home.  We couldn't immediately see what was going on as there was a truck in front of us.  Then, off to the left, there was an SUV crashed onto the curb with a woman slumped over …

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Change the Pattern

We talk about choices all the time. We choose the people in our lives, the words we say, what we listen to...how we react. Much of what we choose is because we have been conditioned to do so - whether it pleases us or not. Years of repeating the same pattern and yet we question why …

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Voices

photo courtesy of Pixabay Who is guiding you? Whose voice do you listen to? Is it a single individual who thinks you "don't understand" so they need to educate you? Is it a mass of people that have developed an opinion based on shaky facts - or...rumor? Is it your memory of what once was …

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Who Rescued Who

Lucy and Turbo peacefully blessing my writing space. Lucy was a rescue - a very young feral cat roaming my son, Danny's old neighborhood. He took her in and - surprise, surprise - she was pregnant. Turbo is her son. When Danny offered them to us (Turbo and his sibs were 3 days old) we …

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