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    Spiritual Practice: Loving Acceptance of yourself

    Sunday, October 27, 2013, 5:04 PM [General]

    This week’s spiritual practice is a breathing meditation.  As you quiet yourself, follow your breath and then begin to say these words.  As much as possible feel yourself offering acceptance to yourself.

    On the in breath I am aware of disappointment in myself.

    On the out breath I lovingly accept this part of myself.

    On the in breath I let this disappointment go.

    On the out breath I watch it leave.

    On the in breath this present moment

    On the out breath is the only moment.


    Peace and Blessings,


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    Spiritual practice: Affirm a friendly Universe

    Sunday, October 20, 2013, 3:43 PM [General]

    During this week use these words to affirm a friendly universe.  Sit quietly and slowly repeat these words, letting them wash over you.  When you come to the end, repeat them again.

    I believe that hope is stronger than despair,

    truth will outlive deceit,

    kindness is more powerful than apathy,

    forgiveness is stronger than hatred,

    peace will swallow up suspicion and war,

    joy will triumph over misery,

    and love will transcend decay and death.

    Peace and Blessings!
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    Spiritual practice: Celebrate Life

    Sunday, October 13, 2013, 4:06 PM [General]

    Life is a wonderful thing. Open yourself to the marvels of the world that surrounds you. Engage with life. Don't be afraid of making mistakes and always allow yourself to change your mind when new evidence presents itself. Open your heart to give and to receive. Become a person whose life has meaning. Love others. Love yourself. Live gratefully.

     Mary Johnson author of An Unquenchable Thirst

    Do at least one thing every day this week that you do because it makes you aware that you are engaging in life.  Keep a list of the things you do.  At the end of the week do something to celebrate life.

     Peace and Blessings,


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    Meditate with this saying, If you had faith the size of a mustard seed …

    Sunday, October 6, 2013, 5:15 PM [General]

    Today’s gospel includes this saying: “If you had faith the size of a mustard seed, you could say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.”

    Each day this week sit quietly.  When you have quieted yourself, repeat this saying at least three times. Then quickly write down your first answer to each of the following questions.  Your answers may be the same each day or different.

    • what situation in your life comes to mind when you think of this saying? 
    • what frightens you or turns you off about these words? 
    • what encourages or excites you about these words? 
    • how does this saying speak to you? 

    At the end of the week review what happened during your daily meditations.  If you have something to share, drop me a note or briefly tell me when you see me.

     Peace and Blessings,


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    Spiritual practice: Consider your network of Consequential Strangers

    Sunday, September 29, 2013, 7:02 PM [General]

    Pick a day or two this week to try this exercise.

    Keep a list of everyone you meet or talk with either face to face or via telephone, email, text or some other media.  At the end of the day, look at your list noticing who of those people are family or friends.  Who are strangers?  Of what consequence in your life are these “strangers?”  What contribution did they make to you or you to them?

    Pick one name from your list of a person who most affected you emotionally.  Was that person family, friend or stranger?  Often people we considered insignificant of merely casual contacts turn out to be the ones who most affected us.

    Peace and Blessings!

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