Saturday, March 30, 2013
How many millions of people today prepare for Easter and Passover; not to mention all the other denominations each celebrating something special and unique to them around this time of year. We all may choose specific rituals and customs to follow but one thing is a constant - FAMILY.
The idea of family is not always an easy one to grasp. Just as one religious celebration ends we have a short reprieve and then comes the next. This is all well and good if you are spending time with family members who are respectful, honouring and willing to share in the multitude of domestic tasks required by any one person hosting a family get together. But what if you are the one who is always doing all the work and organizing everything from top to bottom...
It is so unfortunate when this happens. These family celebrations are meant to be a time of sharing and cooperation. The fact is most people are tired and would rather just stay home and relax in sweat pants! It occurred to me today to rediscover the secret to family visits.
So as I sat in my favourite chair, closed my eyes and felt my breath flowing throughout my body, it just came to me, "Embrace the day; embrace the people as my greatest teachers; embrace whatever it is I have prepared and know in my heart it is all just fine exactly as it is." Afterall, it's not really about the food is it? Or the quality of conversation? Maybe it's just about reconnection, bad or good, however we may judge it, it doesn't matter. As I embrace it and try not to wish it away or wander off in my mind to other more pleasant activities, I find I get more peaceful, more calm. Is this the secret gift of Easter / Passover; the feeling of peace and calm? I'm sure there are many, but today, this one really feels right to me.
"May the spirit of peace and calm fill my day and each day forward as I embrace all the people with whom I am connected. There is no bad or good; there just is. Amen."
Thursday, March 7, 2013
|Debbie Ford, Author|
She authored books on self-discovery and personal healing. She was so honest about herself and her past
Saturday, February 2, 2013
|The journey of heart-healing to wholeness...|
Friday, January 18, 2013
This year shines a light of luck upon those who are born in the chinese year of the serpent. You know who they are; they're the ones diligently going on about their business who let only a select few in close to their hearts. They are silent in their judgments and reserved in manner. Most often keeping watch on their holdings is their preferred activity. Don't let their alone time confuse you...they need it in order to make sense of the world and to keep relative peace within themselves.
For the rest of us stand back and watch how these serpent-types gently move forward toward their goals and attain some of their most sacred dreams...but they will never tell you how they did it!
Thursday, January 17, 2013
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