Upon waking at 3:30 a.m., I had a thought that I’d never had before. As I slowly came out from the cloudiness of sleep and into greater awareness of physical reality, I took mental note that I was opening my eyes. As I realized that it was a new day, I instantly felt a pit of concern in my stomach. I had never felt this way immediately upon waking before. There was no troublesome dream I had, nor any distressing circumstances I had been experiencing to provoke me to feel this way.
Within a few seconds, a thought popped into my mind: “Yesterday is over.” As odd as this thought was to me, it immediately led to a question that would ultimately be one I would ask myself every day from then on... READ FULL ARTICLE on Aspire Magazine (Sharing the wisdom of women ~ Uplifting and supportive articles for every day).
“Beauty exists in the stillness of each moment. Accepting the tears should they come. Surrendering to momentary emptiness we may feel. Acknowledging sadness as it passes through. In this stillness, we can allow any struggle to dissolve into an invisible presence of love.”
These words flowed onto the pages of my journal as I sat in one of the small rooms of a family home in Laissac, a former commune in the Aveyron department nestled in southern France. I had just turned 20 when I decided to take an impromptu summer trip to stay with extended family for a couple of months in Paris, France. After a few weeks exploring the city, they invited me to go on holiday with them to Laissac to visit friends and relatives. I kindly accepted.
As I sat gazing out of the window, I could hear the laughter of the children downstairs running around. The humming of three or more conversations happening simultaneously between the adults echoed through the door. Despite the happy activity and lively banter that surrounded me, I felt... READ FULL ARTICLE on New Spirit Journal Online (your resource for spirituality, natural living, wellness, and much more.)
Over the past year, we have seen and experienced a separateness unlike many have experienced before. It has been highlighted by social divide, political divide, racial divide, civil unrest, and an unprecedented physical distancing between communities, colleagues, friends and family as the 2020 pandemic worked its way through the nation and the world. You may have even experienced a “divide” within yourself as you were required to make shifts in how you live, thus feeling a separation that perhaps brought about questions about your life, your purpose and your connection to something greater.
This “something greater”—whether referred to as God, Jesus, Buddha, Source, the Way, or something else—speaks to a universal energy that works to benefit and guide all life as a part of divine creation. It is an energy of love and a giver of empowerments. In this energy we find flow in our life and we are able to co-write our story with God. We are able to find peace knowing that we are never alone and that we are always guided. This is something that I discovered several years back and have been sharing with others ever since.
Within each person exists an empowerment that allows us to transform any challenge into an opportunity for positive change. Here's how we do it... READ FULL ARTICLE in Creations Magazine (who has been Inspiring the Soul for over 30 years.)