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Bravery

Courage is the willingness and ability to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty. He who has courage experiences all that the non-courageous does but has learned how to act positively in spite of these threats. Fortitude comes with practice and with … Continue reading

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Power of Fear

Perceived threat past, present, future freezes us, causes us to run or turn and fight Phobias, irrational fears, or rational fear based on true danger can fill us with dread, anger, panic. It can protect us by alerting us to … Continue reading

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Despair

Do not give into despair confront your fears knowing that we are of the Divine, loved beyond measure. Ask that your fears be changed to faith and live in the Light of the Lord, our Creator.

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Giving Respect

Give esteem to others have regard for opinions and conduct of all. Avoid rude conduct which is but an act lacking respect. One must also respect one’s self for failure to do so scars one’s understanding own value. Chivalry, the … Continue reading

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Humility

We err in thinking humility is self-hatred. Rather, it is thinking of others instead of yourself, understanding that the needs of others must be considered as well as your own. Humility is also giving others their due credit, not glorifying … Continue reading

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Self-Defense

The world is not free of aggression, ignorance, fear, greed. How does one neutralize violence while honoring the idea of “do no harm?” Can we see that there are no enemies for each is a part of the Divine thus … Continue reading

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Charity–River of Love

Unlimited loving kindness is the perfection of the human spirit reflecting the true nature of God from whence we come love toward all there can be no less Be generous with your love open your heart pour out the unending … Continue reading

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Temptation

Leave temptation better yet do not go where it lingers Practice mindfulness self-control moderation respect the rights of others as well as your own and your days will be filled with peace and joy.

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Distraction

May I not be distracted from my commitment by hostility, temptation, or corruption. May I remain firm in my desire to serve the Light. How easily we fall when we are not firmly planted. Let us not react to another’s … Continue reading

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Shifting Seasons

Months of rain fill the floresta with abundance and the roads with quagmires of mud Beads of raindrops line the leaves frogs croak their delight humidity infuses the air like morning tea Soon this season shifts into long months of … Continue reading

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Self-Portrait

I’m painting a self-portrait seeing the perfection of my unique being loving what God gave me satisfied at last to be who I am

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Thrown Away Friendships

Friendship not valued gift carelessly thrown away give to another who knows it worth and accepts a treasure offered with love

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Accepting Love

Let me be content. It pleases me to please you. Accept my love, please. Sometimes we are too independent and do not know how to be a gracious receiver missing so many opportunities to be loved in tiny ways.

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I Am Not

Not willowy am I or able to leap tall buildings in a single bound but I can make a kitten purr a crying child content and great apple pie!

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No Crying Children

Never let a child cry From hunger, fear, lack of love Every child is our responsibility Never let a child cry Instead, let his laughter fill the air Let us remember when we still believed Never let a child cry … Continue reading

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Kissing the Mirror

I kiss the mirror Self-love is my best friend now Made by Creator *********** It is important to know the difference between self-love and selfish!

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Monet Eyes

Unfocus your gaze look at the world with eyes of Monet swirl the colors into the trills of birds dapple with sunbeams take a deep slow breath and merge with all that is around you Let your imagination walk through … Continue reading

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Today I Will

Today I will not: worry get angry judge But I will: smile give hugs be grateful Sounds like a great day is coming my way!

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Fruit

F resh, sweet gift R eady-to-eat fast food U se as a pick-me-up I gnore shelves filled with toxic “food” T ake only what our Mother provides

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Nature Talking

Peaches and creme skin Rosy cheeks Sour grapes comment We take our words from Nature seldom thanking Her for all Her gifts just take and take until She has no more to give

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Getting Rid of Cobwebs

I’m sweeping cobwebs from my house and mind removing old habits that no longer serve letting in the Light starting the day renewed eager to experience life from a fresh view

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Angry Again?

My words made you angry; is this about you or me? Always good to ask where does the anger come from? Sometimes we don’t want to hear… often that which we most need to know.

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Working Old Woman

Old woman hobbled between cars at the red light drenched in sweat begging drivers to buy her dishtowels. I bought a stack and longed to invite her to live with me free of having to work so hard to survive. … Continue reading

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Teaching Others

I’m not going to teach you what I know for you must observe and live your own lessons. Yet I know that when I model what I learn others can learn if they are ready to do so. Lord, let … Continue reading

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What We Want or Need?

We know what we want but only God knows what we need. Pray to give thanks not to ask. No ulterior motives. Both armies pray to win the war. Take yourself out of your prayers. Seek only to learn to … Continue reading

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