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25 Things to Be Grateful For

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1. My daughter made a wonderful dinner.
2. My son helped with clean-up.
3. They took out the trashes.
4. My husband and the kids picked up stuff at the store.
5. I can lovingly give myself all the time I need to heal. I am a slave to no one in that regard.
6. The sun is shining.
7. I talked to a good friend today.
8. My cold/allergy symptoms are improving.
9. I did some creative work with colors and writings that helped me express my emotions and thoughts.
10. I see a light by which if I am able to lay a foundation for myself in what God is giving me, I will have a more peace-filled, spiritually authentic way of living, thinking, processing, being, and doing.
11. I see how some of the things I long to do in service may come out of the richness of this foundation and be done, not as avoidance of the issues in my life, but as fulfillment of a love because I am moving into the strength of peace already.
12. Even at my weakest states I can choose the things of life and living.
13. I have food in my house. I can shop online and pick up other necessities.
14. I can take every thought captive, even the ones that I have gotten used to thinking of as being helpful — the “pre-planner and fixer thoughts,” and place them lovingly behind the doors of God’s workings.
15. I can recognize at an earlier point when these types of thoughts are coming my way, and can start the process earlier.
16. I see this as a process of healthy detachment practice that I can experience with real-life situations without being unkind or uncaring.
17. I have lovely bracelet and necklace reminders from one of my beautiful friends that reminds me of her deep love and care for me.
18. I get to do what I love, which is to share music.
19. I get to be paid for the gift of this wonderful, Universal love-language sharing.
20. I can and do forgive myself for not having worked through my frustrations with others sooner.
21. Even as I forgive myself, I try to work toward a more all-encompassing way of loving.
22. I am thankful for the nice breeze coming in through the front door.
23. I am grateful for the sounds of the wood-chime and the distant train whistle.
24. I’m happy about the way I felt so sleepy after dinner and was able to nap.
25. Thank you, God, for pen and plenty of paper.

My Coat of Many Colors

Ian Birthday, drawings, me after ballet 097

I had a vision of the butterflies again today.

There was spooky action at a distance.

They flew in a little cluster of golden flecks of energy that was simultaneously in my heart. The further away they flew, the more the flecks permeated my body, as if beamed in cellularly.

I watched them flitter across the states, to the east, on a map; the flecks of light on my body multiplied. Off the planet — more light. They traveled at light-speed by now — I was brilliant!

When they reached beyond the furthest limits, my body filled with light which emanated out instantly, bathing all things, and lighting their way.

Do You Love?

J1

The

consciousness

you have is what

you take with you when

you go — Better do more

than say magic words and

perform praise-worthy actions.

Is your heart (spirit) overriding your Ego (flesh)?

Do you want to reach heaven (Kingdom of God Living)

 here hard enough to do the spiritual practice that brings growth?

Do you care for yourself richly while denying needy desires?

Do you realize that this may be your last

day here to show love to others?

Do you love a peaceful moment?

Will you share

the animation of your

passion for Life?

Do you

Love?

We’re One

I live and rest

in the loving presence of God,

unique in the spark of his creation

 

God gives that which is good

directing me according to His big dreams

 

I’m happy knowing that what’s best 

will always be a heartbeat away

in the fullness of reality

 

I remember all things

beyond time and moment

 

As I rest

I go now to that place 

where higher parts of selves go to relax and to share

sharing peace

 

They are beautiful;

I, too, am beautiful

We gather 

to break the bread of kindness

to drink from the cup of caring

 

We look upon the Love which has existed

since before time began —

we laugh

we embrace

we hug the soft-hearted embodiment

of our representative self;

We’re One