I think this is a really wonderful website. I have appreciated so much brother David’s book gratefulness is the heart of prayer
By the way, as I read through everyone’s post in this space, I feel a real sense of community and grateful to be here and alive among all you loving souls.🙏🏼💕
I start my day when still in bed and with my iPad visiting this site to get in a reflective, open-hearted space. Answering the daily question, posting in the lounge I and in my personal gratefulness space. I then may read a few pages of Kristi’s book plus some from Marianne Williamson’s daily reflections. In this slowing down time I can get a glimpse of how precious life is.
Taking a walk
Doing my gratefulness exercises
Coffee or tea in the morning
Hugging my wife
Zoom calls with friends or family
Coffee and deep conversations with a friend
Looking at the sky
A heartfelt TV program
Taking a hot bath
Have any of you heard about the work of Thomas Hubl who writes and does workshops on healing systemic trauma? His book titled Healing Collective Trauma is really powerful and I recommend fir any who are doing inner healing work. There is a community of practioners who meet and discuss on a website called The Mystic Cafe.
Getting grounded and feeling good about myself makes it easier to see others for who they are and share the strengths I see.
My main struggle is dealing with a very annoying pressure in my head which is continuous. I’ve had this now for close to a year and I’m not sure if and when it will actually subside. So it’s taken growth and acceptance and patience.
And I want to add to all you who have written in this space about your hardships, please know I am with you in soirit. Stay the course.
I celebrate and honor diversity in a number of ways. I run an education organization that does online courses for teachers. We have recently expanded our selection of courses on social justice. One in particular deals with teaching about systemic racism. We have also been supporting a project in Africa for many years. While we live in South Carolina with a high percentage of African-American citizens we have found The neighborhoods and lives are pretty segregated down here. African Americans ...
I celebrate and honor diversity in a number of ways. I run an education organization that does online courses for teachers. We have recently expanded our selection of courses on social justice. One in particular deals with teaching about systemic racism. We have also been supporting a project in Africa for many years. While we live in South Carolina with a high percentage of African-American citizens we have found The neighborhoods and lives are pretty segregated down here. African Americans native to this area tend to keep to themselves and the Black people we do now mostly have come from other places up north. I feel like the black acquaintances we know we don’t see much of. Of course the virus situation is interrupting pretty much our whole social life down here.
I just saw an inspiring video of many women leaders around the world. I have long felt that humanity’s current ills cannot be solved until we all integrate the wisdom and compassion of women. I think I heard a saying in Africa like: “ The world is born at the woman’s breast. She who feeds will not then destroy, but will give more life.”
The video is second down on my Facebook page. Just copy this link and place in your browser.
For movies…Miracle on 34th Street, Field of Dreams
Songs..so many.. but I’ll pick Pharrell Williams Happy song
Along with my visit to gratefulness site every day I also read one or more of the meditations from Marianne Williamson’s book A Year in miracles. She has wonderful short writings for every day. Along with Kristi’s book and gratefulness I have a heart full of good feelings and thoughts to ponder on as I begin my day. This is one prayer from day 29.
“May my Internal Teacher remind me always that I am one with all Creation. I am not separate or apart from love. I bend my thoughts i...
“May my Internal Teacher remind me always that I am one with all Creation. I am not separate or apart from love. I bend my thoughts in the direction of love for myself and others, that I might be delivered from the pain of a fearful world.”
There really is no choice, because unless we learn and grow we suffrrband are unhappy. This involves having her wisdom and courage to confront the pain and Iour limitations and to learn from them and go beyond.
May you have peace and love.
Good morning everyone. This year is a time of healing for me after a very difficult 2020. I am doing so many different things both body and soul. I have started the practice of Qi gong to relieve some energy pressure in my head and I’m also doing acupuncture for some muscle groups in my hip area I’ve been nagging me for years. I’m also going to start seeing an Ayurvedic doctor, which is how holistic medicine is practiced in India. I wish you all health and balance of this year.
Wow. I see small beauty all around. In some of the lovely pictures hanging on the walls of our house. Beautiful yellow flowers still blooming on our copper canyon daisy bush, to the rays of sun just peeking through the trees as I look out my bedroom window,To the sleepy face on my cute kitty as he was resting on his jungle gym.
Thanks Craig for the body facts.
Welcome to this community. We all have had our share of suffering, which is part of life’s journey. I have found much openness and compassion from members in this space. I trust you will as well. Be well.
Gosh, journey, I could almost go “ditto.” Thanks for sharing.
Seems like you are on the right track. All the best.
Thanks for sharing about that student.
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