Short Inspirations on a Lazy Wintery Night
We spent a quiet Thanksgiving evening, just me and my mate. Its interesting how Thanksgiving can change for some of us as the years start to go by. I remember the Thanksgiving gatherings with dozens of friends, neighbors, family, in laws when I was a little girl, and then the get togethers with my immediate family during my corporate years. They were always a time I looked forward to. As I cooked our Thanksgiving meal, I felt grateful that even if these days the Holidays are simpler, and family is scattered as far away as Thailand, I still get to celebrate and cook. It means a lot to me to be able to prepare a meal for someone I love, and to be reminded of the things we are appreciative of.
While the fireplace is warming the living room, and the house is filled with wood incense (highly recommend it) and candles are burning in every room, I went to Facebook and realized I have shared quite a bit of photos and quotes, so since I am spending a lazy night in front of the computer, I thought I would compile a few and share with everyone, a couple or so, were shared in older hubs, but I feel they are worth sharing again; sometimes a beautiful photo coupled with a few words can help to shift our focus and energy.
When I wrote this during the Summer, we were experiencing difficult business debt and some fear, so its good to go back and see that both Phil and I had the opportunity to put into practice what we write and talk about spiritually. We are in a healthier place as we sold our cabin, and paid off credit card debt. Thank God!
"Its a beautiful day - I choose to live today in the moment, to be at peace, and do what brings me a simple contentment, which is to focus on Spirit through my writings and creative ideas. I have found that its true what the teachers have been saying, that life need not be "perfect" for peace to be revealed."
I shared this in another hub and in Facebook, had to share again, as these words resonate with me.
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
A Return to Love Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles
May peace and love be with all!
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