Posts Tagged ‘grace’
Courage is a choice. It is available to all of us, not just a select few. Courage begins with the desire to want something different in your life, something more. Courage often comes when we get tired of being beaten down and are ready to rise up and claim the powerful being that you are.
In every moment you have the right, the power, the choice to be courageous, or weak. Sometimes courage is not bold, or loud, or executable. Sometimes courage is quiet, and graceful, and still. Courage is not always the bull in the China shop, but the mouse in the corner watching and waiting. Courage comes in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes it’s a word, a look, or the way you hold yourself. Sometimes it is the unspoken words, or the action left undone. It is easy to let ego overpower you and run rampant with your words and actions. It takes courage and grace to pause, and take a deep breath, and then proceed with thought and loving intention. Read the rest of this entry »
Growing up as a Roman Catholic, I experienced Lent as a strong discipline to better my life. “What are you giving up for Lent?” The answers from my non-believer friends were “homework” or “obey the parents” or “saving money for rainy days.” Lent is one of those practices demanded of Roman Catholics to which non-Catholic believers may say, “Another great reason to be Protestant!” It never really occurred to my friends that Lent was something interesting, or beneficial, to a better understand our connection with God.
One day, I sat thinking of the many reason and faces of this season, and upon doing some research I discovered that Lent is in fact also recognized by millions of Protestant Christians, in addition to Catholic and Orthodox believers. The Eastern Orthodox Lent is longer than the Catholic or Protestant Lent, and it begins before Ash Wednesday. Read the rest of this entry »
My friends, it gives us great pleasure to assist you in understanding the platform from which we speak. We want success for all, although each of you will decide individually what form your success will take. Ultimately, you must make your own decisions as you grow and prosper during this earthly lifetime.
We offer guidance and foresight, however, we do not supersede the free will of others. We can offer direction and support, however, we cannot give guarantees. Living on the earth plane and benefiting from free will, you have the ultimate ability to forge your own paths, regardless of perceived limitations. Read the rest of this entry »
Some spiritual seekers tend to be very keen on beating the drum of prosperity, and becoming fixated on the Law of Attraction and manifesting abundance, which is too often merely a thinly disguised obsession with material wealth and earthly comforts.
Most of us simply take too much for granted every day. We experience so many blessings of joy, beauty, forgiveness, protection and Divine grace, which we seldom acknowledge in our lives. We always have something to be grateful, or thankful for, no matter how difficult times may be. As a species we are very good at complaining about what we don’t have, but we seem to find it difficult to give thanks for what we do have. Read the rest of this entry »
What is faith? Really good question! I was raised an atheist and was taught that life and all that happened was solely the result of my own efforts. This meant that all failure was my own fault and all success came from my own efforts.
Whew! This kind of thinking is the heart of American culture, isn’t it? Just do it. No fear. Even the New Age-ers state: “Well, if it happened to you it is because you were thinking it.” The ultimate guilt trip. This means I can have no bad thoughts, or they will manifest like the devil itself and it will be all my own fault.
I know for a fact the New Age-ers are wrong, because with the amount of pain and tough issues I have had to process (so far) I should have blow Earth up at least five times by now. Read the rest of this entry »
In addition to being a psychic and energy healer, I am also a Kundalini yoga instructor. At the end of every Kundalini yoga class the instructor says to the students: “sat nam.” The class then repeats those words back to the instructor.
The powerful words “sat nam” translated means “I am truth,” or “truth is my identity,” or “”whose name is truth.” Sat means “everlasting” or “true,” and nam means “name”. It is similar to the greeting “Namaste,” which means “the divine within me acknowledges the divinity within you. To me these words have even more power and meaning during the Aquarian age. Read the rest of this entry »
My mother is also the most mean-spirited and callous woman you could ever not want to meet. She will cause a scene just to do it, just to get a rise out of someone, because she is bored and isn’t getting paid any attention. Which, to her, is all the time.
My mother is bipolar, with severe manic-depressive mood swings that leave you gasping for breath in the wake of an episode, the same way you gasp for breath after being sucked under by a huge wave of water. My mother has Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). There, but for the Grace of God, go I, as the saying goes. Read the rest of this entry »
Surely you’ve heard the saying “grace under pressure”? One of my favorite quotes is by William Hazlitt: “Grace has been defined to be the outward expression of the inward harmony of the soul.”
When we are angry or in conflict often we are heavily invested in being right, and the more the argument evolves… the more virulent the energy becomes.
When I read energy, it is shown to me in terms of the strength of that energy. In other words, the strength of the energy is directly tied to its manifestation here in the physical realm. As above, so below. Read the rest of this entry »