Today my purpose is to let people know how absolutely Loved they are. Also to remember the eloquence of each person, adored and irreplaceable. We are the Children of Him “that marks the sparrow’s fall.” This may not be said in words but to express it in some way will be my “purpose for today. Oh, how I believe that under all our floundering, struggles, metaphysical, religious and spiritual work are questions such as: Am I worthwhile? Do I matter? Am I safe? Would you please love me, Please don’t discard me. I want to belong. Please, please love me. If we know the Creator’s love for us I think all the rest would fall into place. I Purpose today to love, to cherish,value, and acknowledge the divine presence in all, and not to beat myself up if I fall short of this high ideal. 😊 🐬 🐣 🦋 🌼
Nature, Music, kind gestures, CHILDREN. Simplicity. Just keep it simple. 🎈 🙃 🦋 🐣 🐬 ☃️ And giggles, I love to giggle!!!
This Community has been a big blessing for me. I have gained a firmer sense of the “goodness” of people and what tenderness and gentleness is in people’s hearts. I have learned, at an even deeper level, the need to be kind as life has pain for all of us, pain in one form or another. I have much more compassion for our differences as I see more clearly that only the wrapping is different, the stuff underneath is pretty much the same. We find a “common-unity.” Just love that.😊 🐬 ❤️ 🐣 🌼 🌺
The opportunity to be less interested in and affected by, political news. Let it go, and focus on the good that is all around me. I can do that.
Like Kevin no one person comes to mind. I would love to posses the quality of going about my business, doing what is mine to do, quietly, peacefully, lovingly. Making no fuss about it or drawing attention to myself but leaving behind a wake of peace. I once worked with a Lady like that it was heavenly to work with her. You felt wrapped in a Mothers love, safe, completely safe is the only way I know to describe it. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to convey that to others? I’ve met a couple of people like that in my life. I have tears as I remember feeling that level of safety. Do you think that maybe at the bottom of all our suffering and unrest is this feeling of not really feeling safe from one threat or another?
I would describe something “miraculous” as that which is evidence that, ” God is with us,” or good. That can’t be explained away by the, so called, “rational mind.” Evidence that we are loved, cared for, watched over, not alone in the Universe. Healing of the heart, mind, or a difficult situation.
To ask God, ” What is the gift in this difficulty?” Then listen, listen,listen and not think I know the answer. Most of my chronic difficulties are chronic because I think I know better than that which created me. “Arrogance” it is Called in CIM.” When I speak of God I don’t invision a breaded😂 or bearded man in the sky. I like my religious practice definition. ” The ‘divine ear’ is not an auditory nerve. It is the all-hearing and all- knowing Mind, to whom each need of man is always known and by whom it will be supplied.” — Enter problem, we refuse to listen to the answer or rely on This wisdom. I am grateful that God is so patient and kind- He waits until I’m ready to hear then speaks. Love to you all. Bushels of it.
Touch them!!! Physically touch them. Put my hand on there’s. Give their hand a little squeeze. Put my arm around their shoulder. Give a shoulder a little squeeze. We seldom touch each other anymore.
Pligrim, I Love water too. I like to look at it in all it’s forms: a lake, a stream, a brook, falls, rain, snow, drink of ice cold water… It fills me with joy. I sometimes take a moment to look at it before I take a drink or as it is poured in a container. I play in puddles too. Go figure!!! 🐬 ☃️🌧 💦
WOW!!! Thanks Chad for the blessed reminder to just keep on giving. 🐣 👏 Very simple, very profound. Needed that today. Charla
Mary Anne, I too don’t feel patriotic. I belong to the human family. There is no your’s and mine, there is Life. I am proud to echo your sharing. We owe it to the world to regard each as a vital part of it with there own divine right to “be.” Destroy any part of life is to destroy some part of ourselves. I think we are begining to recognize this. At least at a grassroots level. Blessings and thanks for giving me the courage to say the unthinkable (to some Americans). I am a citizen of the world. 🐣 🦋 🐬 Charla
Good Morning Kevin, I agree that opened hearts and healed relationships can’t be forced, Must be directed by divine wisdom. Have a most Wonder-filled day. Charla
Ose, To have made such beauty from much pain. You have inspired me to do the same. I am a 73 year old women and realize I still carry “stuff” from a turbulent childhood. And I started to say it was time to dump it and then the thought came, “No, transform it to make it a source of strength to offer others.” I think maybe that is what you have been able to do. Thank you. 🐬 🐣 🙃
Wow, 💎 What a gift. Like the thought that we experience something not own it. I’m going to remember that one. Thanks
Yes, I forget that we always have the opportunity to begin again…again and again, and again… Thank you Deb
Anita, let me see if I can convey what I learned in my morning Prayer time. It started with my experience in the park with the squirrels, ducks, geese overhead, birds singing, and I realized they were unaffected, and uninterested in the events reported to us in the news. Hmmm! I thought there is a lesson here for me. This insight has evolved over a few days. This morning it came to me that we NEVER feel safe. We don’t feel safe with others, guard almost everything we say and do lest we offend someone, the news bombards us with serious reports of man’s inhumanity to man, all kinds of catastrophes , and Now a President that is unable to utter a sane sensible word and is given to tantrums… and then we wonder why we are a reck, emotionally and physically. It came to me that what we all need is a good rest wrapped in the divine Mothers arms; how ever you conceive of that. A place where we are loved, safe, and not required to save the world, which we know very well that we can’t. And where no threat of our well being can come. We are just safe and we know it and rest in it. I, also, don’t listen to the news. I’ve heard enough!!! That is not to say I don’t care about my brother and sisters because I care deeply. This is not to say I never do anything, it is to say First, I need some rest from this turmoil and so does everyone else. If there is something I can do divine wisdom will direct me, but the weight of the world does not rest on my shoulders, I am unable to bear the weight of it. I can do something, in my little corner of the world to bring comfort, and care to another, but I cannot bear the weight of the world, it is not mine to bear. So for now I have adopted the attitude of my precious squirrels, ducks, geese, and little birds in the park. I’m not impressed with all the rhetoric. If a little bird song can turn my day around maybe I can whistle a happy ditty today, take a deep breath and say, “all is well, right here right now,” and thereby lighten up someone’s day in my little “park” in the world. Divine Rest to you all. ☺ 🦋 🐣 🐬 Charla
Good morning Friend, I don’t understand the messages. Please, translate.🙃
Amen!!! Beautifully said. 🌺
To not let fear rule the day. A beautiful gift. Thank you for sharing your story with us. 🦋
Oh, what a beautiful reminder! To put things in God’s Hands and leave them there. Thank you 😊
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