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September 2011

Love is in the doing - not the Wishing

DEAR PARENTS, Now that your children are on their way to school or off to work, take a few minutes this morning to ask yourself... "Am I honestly doing all that I possibly can to encourage and help my children?" Have I told them that I believed in them, and have I tried to help them no matter what kind of trouble they were in, or how badly they behaved?"
It doesn't matter how important others think you are - you must be important to your children!
 
BE A LOVING PARENT AND STICK BY YOUR CHILDREN - NO MATTER HOW OLD, HOW MISBEHAVED, OR HOW MUCH THEY TRY TO PUSH YOU AWAY - AND NEVER GIVE UP!!! YOU MUST LOVE THEM ENOUGH TO ALLOW THEM TO "HATE" YOU. (which they may, until they understand that LOVE IS IN THE DOING NOT THE WISHING).

Autumn is Time for Change

Autumn is the time to rid yourself of all the unwanted and undesirable things in your life...and, that includes your behaviors!
Take a few moments to sit back and reflect on your normal daily habits; how you behave from the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep. It doesn't mater if you are a stay at home person or someone who leaves for work everyday,- take a good, hard look at how you present yourself to those around you.
 
Do you start the morning greeting others warmly and with courteously? Or, are you wrapped up in your own thoughts and ignore them? Do you smile throughout the day? Or, are you prone to frowning?
 
Are you open and receptive to the opinions and ideas of others? Or, do you tend to discount the opinions of others because they do not match your own thinking?
 
Do you praise others for their work, and efforts? Or, are you apt to criticize and find fault? 
 
Do you appreciate that others have feelings no matter who they are or where they fit into our society? Or, do you shun and avoid the people who do not match or are above our social status?
 
Are you genuinely interested in helping other people and do you volunteer at or give to  charitable organizations? Or, do you only associate with people who feed your ego?
 
Are you easily approachable? Or, are you a person who is difficult to approach because, you are full of yourself, rude or arrogant?
 
The above are just a few personality traits that will give you an idea of what needs to be reinstated or removed from your behaviors. Maybe you think you don't posses any of these negative traits...but, believe me, others may see you in a different light! AUTUMN IS TIME FOR CHANGE.
 
  

A New Season of Life

Another season has ended and with it goes the green leaves of summer. As the subtle changes of summer take us into the next season - autumn, the changing colors of the leaves and their falling to the ground gives the impression that the trees are dying... but we ll know that is not true! 
 
The tree is getting ready for the next season of life! The leaves falling to the ground make a blanket for the harsh winter. There the leaves decay and disappear into the earth to make all things beautiful in the next season - spring! 
 
 
The next time you walk in the suns rays of autumn listen to crunching sound of the crisp leaves beneath your feet, and think of how similar human life is to that of the tree... New birth comes forth in the SPRING of life - sunshine and rain fills the SUMMER of life - changes in our body, like the changes in the AUTUMN leaves alert us to get ready for the WINTER 
 
How do you see the changing seasons? Do you only see the leaves dying and falling to the ground? Or do you see the beauty and the spiritual lesson in the pile of leaves - that we will live again? Time to embrace the change of seasons... enjoy the aromas wafting through the air - pumpkin pie, candy apples, and hot apple cinder.                 CHANGE IS INEVITABLE - IT'S JUST A NEW SEASON OF LIFE! 

Life Glow

WHITE LIGHT MEDITATION  
Every day of our life is a meditation...we all breath in and out! We all have the ability to be filled with God's light of love, peace and protection. 
 
We can choose to do a full 15-20 minute meditation or we can simply take a few moments to close our eyes, relax and see in our mind's eye a very real and powerful form of loving energy...IMAGINE
 
 
 
               LIFE GLOW
Lighten the energy that surrounds your form.
Imagine a clear light loving and warm
Fully accept the protection it brings
Embrace this peace and your heart will sing
 

Guide the light from the infinite source
Link with the power of its bright force
Obtain your shield whenever in need
Ward off your cares with the greatest speed.

The Years Between

Time moves us from one level of life into the next. Each of us have an unknown number of days on this Earth. What matters most isn't the quantity of our days, but the quality of our days.
 
The date of our birth and the date of our death is recorded for all time, but it is the years between that are the most meaningful. These years are what we are accountable for.  

It doesn't matter how much we own...the cars...the house...the cash. What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our days. Every day is a chance to learn, look for the joy in life, leave a lasting impression and love all that life and God has provided for us. 
 
We must try to understand the feelings of others. Be less quick to anger and show appreciation more. We must unconditionally love the people in our lives, treat each other with respect and wear a smile more often.
 
When our days are done and our eulogy is being read, may those who knew  us speak kindly of our life deeds. And, when we meet God, may He welcome you with these words, "Well done, my child."