Daily Journey by Grace to grow in Gratitude & pass it on
Being led by the Spirit of Sophia within, I’m drawn forward to experience the “more” that Life calls & brings me to.
In my neighborhood of South Minneapolis, after any snowfall over 4 inches, it’s common for an unknown neighbor with a snow blower to clear a stretch of boulevard sidewalk for others.
In 2019 I collaborated in an ecumenical Iftar celebration. It was wonderful & spiritually powerful to experience first hand such an intergenerational & multi-cultural event. In 2020 we began planning to repeat it & the pandemic hit. We all were enriched by the relationships we began with each other.. I felt richly blest.
Only by nurturing & growing a grateful heart will I have the right Spirit filled mindset, grounded here on earth with eyes towards the sky, to continue to walk into this still fresh new year. Sowers of seeds of peace are needed more now than ever before. I rise to participate with others in this task.
Early this afternoon I’m facilitating a training with like minded seekers & spiritual pilgrims on some of the Principles of serving others. I’m grateful I’ve been entrusted with this role. Grace & Sophia will guide me in what to say.
There’ve been several in last few years. Today I recall attending a potluck supper early Jan 2015, that led to a spontaneous dinner date later that month. That began a healing & intimate spiritual relationship of about 2 years. Though we’ve parted, the balm remains, as does the healing of a childhood scar.
By adding a new daily prayer: To grow in “Trusting the magic of beginnings” (M Eckart). There is a new place of employment awaiting me! We’ve not found each other yet. It’s far better than the impending toxic transfer.
Insights include how passionately I’ve immersed myself in my employment as a civilian in law enforcement these past 24.5 years. It has been a ministry for me. (The city’s administration is now structurally transferring us, voiding the role & voice we’ve played in community safety.) I can hear the call of the Phoenix to embrace my grieving & seek employment elsewhere. I deserve to be respected where I work.
There have been several kindlers. Who comes to mind this morning is a former spiritual director, a Dominican Sister & my kinswoman, Elizabeth. I am grateful for her many gifts shared over 20 years. I’m currently joining with many, praying her Home…safe journey into the Light.
I am grateful to be open to Sophia’s role in my life & embody the Grace of Resiliency.
Practicing & implementing more Franciscan spirituality comes to mind…”where there is hatred~Let me sow love; where there is injury~Let me sow pardon;…where this is darkness~Let me sow Light…
I celebrate being alive! All my basic needs are met with abundance. I’m grateful for faith & Believing in the miracle of this Day. Merry Christmas to all!🌟
I’ve been gifted at a late hour with some inner calm after a stressful day filled with bereavement
I offer my Thanks to you & your granddaughter!🌻 Polar bears are near & dear to my heart.
I too wish I had the opportunity to travel with you sometime. In some ways, I think I have.. Thank you Howie! Namaste
Welcome Mike! We are an internationally scattered group of spiritual seekers & “leaners into hope.” ☺️ I’ve always found it’s safe to be me here, all the way out to my edges.
Row On Howie!! Blessings to you to stay strong in the challenge & quest. 🚣🏾
Thank you dear Michele! It’s the new Dept that will be the challenge-I will need to rise above. Happy New Year to you & your family.🥳
Thank you Howie for sharing / stating all of Brother Francis’s prayer. Blessings to you this day & all days! 🌟
Thank you Ose, Abundant Blessings to you in 2021💟🌟
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