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The Gift of Gratitude

We end a month where we celebrated the harvest, abundance, and gratitude, culminating with Thanksgiving before now launching into Advent and preparations for Christmas.

It is proper and fitting that we acknowledge these things so that we can best prepare our hearts for the Advent Season, which in turn prepares us for Christmas. The vast majority of people are unaware of this important season and skip it, jumping into the celebration of Christmas itself. But then, most have lost the reason for the season...

But that is another story and entry...

Today, I wish to share some additional thoughts on gratitude...

I came across this quote, among many other beautiful ones on Thanksgiving Day, and I have pondered it over and over again, because it truly summarizes for me what this is really all about:


“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough, and more.  It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order,  confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast,  a house in…

Gratitude

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Today, is a day for being grateful, for giving thanks. And there is so much to be grateful for.

I often marvel, that as a nation, we set aside a day to give thanks. Not everyone does this. And yet those who live here, even temporarily, often continue this practice when they return to their places of origin.

So today, take a moment to give thanks - wherever you might be - whether you normally observe Thanksgiving or not.

And here are two offerings to help you in this endeavor: A free 90 second meditation I post daily on both Facebook and YouTube, and an inspirational quote posted daily by Every Day Spirit.

Enjoy!

"There is Nothing too Small for Gratitude"

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

YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bURrHn6wqEs&list=UU2XjLZ3NY9cLLPRMj_Bi0sw

Every Day Spirit:
https://www.facebook.com/everydayspirit1

Angel Blessings

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Yesterday, on my 59th birthday, I posted a 90 second meditation that explained how these started, almost a year ago.

Just barely into the New Year, I meditated and invited angels into my home. I was immediately guided to start making these 90 second daily meditations without knowing how. So I went online and quickly learned a very easy, but not particularly "professional" way of doing them.

However, a dear friend, who is a gifted and artistic angel herself by the name of Mary, quickly gave me a crash course on how to do these more beautifully on iMovie. And thus, I began to use roses from my rose bushes as the background to these meditations.

I had planted these roses as a gift to myself last November. Today, they are still blooming in defiance of the very unseasonal cold snap we are experiencing!

A little over a week ago, I found a beautiful angel painting online clasping red roses. I realized that in this lovely painting, the symbolism of this year came together for me - so of…

Living in Grace - The River Speaks

I have not come down to the river in weeks, perhaps months - this river I have loved and which has nourished my soul at every step, for the last seven years...

I look on longingly as I watch two kayakers return from their morning sojourn, and then stop to banter with another kayaker ready to launch.

What I would not give to set my soul free upon that river today!

So many changes are occurring all around me - and many deaths as well. I guess if one lives long enough one bears witness to these kinds of things more and more frequently...

I reflect on pending life changes, that are somewhat unexpected - and my Inner Wisdom counteracts limiting thoughts by singing instead this directive from the Psalmist:

"Do not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day..."
Other messages arrive, especially this one, from a beloved figure of the 14th century:

"All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well." ~ Julian of Norwich
The day is beauti…

The Shift Begins

Every once in a while, an opportunity comes tapping at your door, in the cave of your heart.

Every now and then, you hear a deep whisper inviting you to change your course of direction.

Every so often, something catapults you to make a radical change in your life. 

I think this is such a time for so many on this planet - and it is certainly such a moment for me...

I have found myself chewing, marinating, and reflecting on this line by Emily Dickinson:

"Dwell in possibility."
The possibilities are limitless. The opportunities - unimagined...

And when we have made the decision to no longer go on living in a certain way - there is no turning back. There is only the way forward...

And, then shift begins...

Everything feels new once again - where things had become staid - and seemed unalterable.

I believe that in the midst of so much upheaval and negativity - that there is so much more light. In fact, I truly believe that we live in a time where we are witnessing a clashing between darknes…

November Blessings

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I know I have been neglecting this wonderful audience for a while. But rest assured, I think of you fondly and often!

The last month has been filled with many changes and various activities that have garnered all of my attention.

I hope to soon slow back down to a more introspective pace and indulge my more creative spirit!

I have a dear friend who created a wonderful app which you can find on iTunes called Every Day Spirit Lockscreens. It enables you to place an exquisite and inspirational quote on your iPhone each and every day if you so choose, or you can just hang out with one for weeks - as I do - savoring its lesson until you feel you are beginning to embody it!

The author creates a new screen each and every day, and when it is finished later this year, you will literally have 365 choices in many inspirational categories!

Below I have included the post to the Facebook community page, Every Day Spirit, earlier this morning. Enjoy!

Here is a link to the iTunes store for the app. And ple…