Only Connect

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Once upon a time I stood in the stacks of the Library Science department at the University of Alberta,  in Canada,  and met God. That was during my “angry” feminist years of searching . . . in the 1970’s. . . when women were confusing assertiveness with aggression, and struggled to be free of old destructive beliefs without knowing any new models to reach towards.

And so I stood there, and opened a book, (the name of which I do not recall). And the words fell out: “ONLY CONNECT”.

When you get “a WORD” from God . . . a message from the Holy Spirit . . .
It stays with you forever . . . and you reflect upon it over and over and over
again . . . learning new wisdom and insights that will guide you on your way. Continue reading

A New Story To Nourish Our Souls

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“There is a new story waiting to be born, waiting to redeem the planet and nourish our souls. It is a story of a oneness that includes the diversity of creation in a self-sustaining whole, a story that can bring back the magic within nature that is needed to heal our damaged planet. It is a story of co-operation rather than competition or conflict. And it includes the mystery of life as well as the understanding that science can give us. It is also a new story, arising from deep within the psyche of humanity and the world soul at this moment in our and its evolution.

We are not the sole creators of this story, because it is the story of life evolving, recreating itself anew, but we are needed to midwife it into existence. As with all births it needs to come from the inner to the outer world. Continue reading

Blessings Of Angels

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May the Angels in their beauty bless you.
May they turn toward you streams of blessing.

May the Angel of Awakening stir your heart
To come alive to the eternal within you,
To all the invitations that quietly surround you.

May the Angel of Healing turn your wounds
Into sources of refreshment.

May the Angel of the Imagination enable you
To stand on the true thresholds,
At ease with your ambivalence
And drawn in new direction
Through the glow of your contradictions.

May the Angel of Compassion open your eyes
To the unseen suffering around you. Continue reading

From ‘Fears of Older’ to the ‘Wisdom of Elder’

Lots of Sage Wisdom here for those of us who are privileged to be growing into Elders. May it be so.

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“A culture falls apart when its sense of youthful imagination disappears at the same time that the wisdom of the elders is forgotten.” ~ Michael Meade

Thanks to a few evocative posts and links from my fellow blogger at Elegant Universe, (and other kindred-spirits in the blog-o-sphere!), I found my way to a series of beautiful inspirations that brought with them both affirmations and reminders this morning.

You know how those reminders and affirmations pop up sometimes like shiny breadcrumbs on the (metaphorical) path the middle of the forest, or the less traveled road as it were? And often just when they’re really needed.

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A Gentle Pause

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I hear the softness of the gentle breeze this day
Reminding me to pause and rest awhile;

There is no need to hurry on my way,
The tasks shall wait until this moment passes.

For now, be still, my soul, and breathe ~ ~
Then breathe again, the breath of Life.

Let Peace pervade your tender heart and mind,
as calmness comes into your very soul.

In quiet stillness let all striving pass away,
For you, Beloved, are pure Love, pure Light.

~ Anna Lin

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