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Joy NEW!
by Morning Star

Joy is the color of the sun,
with droplets of gold touching the falling leaf.
It is the breath that opens the rose's unfurling petals, 
and lifts them, so gently, off the flowers face,
so that what lies beneath, on the inner levels of the soul, can be revealed.

Joy is in the turbulent branches of the tree,
swaying in the breeze of changing realities,
and yet its trunk stands steady, 
able to withstand the tides that the world instills.

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You Can Create an Exceptional Life
An Interview with Louise Hay and Cheryl Richardson
 
Richelle Zizian, Moderator, Hay House: I'll start by saying a special thank you to Louise and Cheryl for joining us today to talk about the upcoming book "You Can Create an Exceptional Life" which releases in September. We're very excited that they've joined forces in what is, in my mind, a powerhouse of a book and it's a wonderful collaboration and extremely practical as well. 

So let's go ahead and get started. Linda Joy would you like to start with your first question? 
 
Linda Joy, Aspire Magazine: Sure I would love to. Louise one of the things you really stress in the book is beginning each day -- that the beginning of our day sets the tone for our lives. I'd love for you to go a little deeper into some of the things that we can do, that I can share with the readers that can really implement that, those steps in our life. 

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Do You Have Inspiration Deficit Disorder?
by Jonathan Ellerby, Ph.D  

Do you feel stuck in one or more areas of your life? Do you lack the time to regularly renew yourself and enjoy your interests? Are you relying on caffeine, anti-depressants or alcohol to manage your stress and emotional well-being?    

If so, you might be suffering from Inspiration Deficit Disorder.  An inspiration deficit occurs whenever we feel unfulfilled or somehow unexpressed in an important aspect of life – something is missing; a job we don’t like, a struggle with self image, a relationship we aren’t satisfied with, are all examples of where we may feel an inspiration deficit. When we let these deficits persist they translate into, addictions, bad habits, poor health, and high stress –sadly, most people have it to some degree and it impacts their health and happiness more than they know.  

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Miracle Under My Pillow
by J. Michaels

I am a sixty year old man. Life has treated me, like most people, both well and poorly. I have lived a relatively healthy and productive existence. On the other hand, before I was even fifty years old, I lost my father, mother, an uncle who was like a second father, and my only son at the tender age of seventeen. I survived each of these tragedies and was made stronger and more determined to find a spiritual reality that offered more than death and sorrow. I have always believed there are many paths to God and I had pursued many different spiritual ways over the years, even before all of the losses, but had never experienced that personal connection with my Creator that I so longed for. About a year ago, that all changed. 

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Sense of Gratitude: One Woman's Prayer of Appreciation
by Marlene Buffa

Every morning, I take a walk for a half hour. I usually follow the same route through my neighborhood and greet the same neighbors and dogs on their daily ritual, as well. I use my walk as a time of reflection and preparation for my day. I honor myself with time for prayer and gratitude so that my day begins with a focus and perspective which serves to buoy my spirit in the sea of rough water and tides of daily life. Rarely do I make frivolous requests of spirit, or even ask for guidance. Rather, I begin my day with gratitude by recounting all my blessings and inviting more good into my life. 

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Love's Simple Truths: Rumi’s Path of The Heart
by Ross Heaven

Love is the order of the universe and we are its atoms.
It is the ocean and we are its drops…
Through love the heavens are brilliant;
Without love even suns and moons are eclipsed

Wherever and whenever people meet, it is never long before love and relationships – their problems and confusions, their bliss and beauty - is discussed. 

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Messenger
by Deborah Haggerty
 
You came and changed my cells.
You requested my attention.
I did not hear you.
You demanded my attention.
I heard you then.
They told me to fight you...

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Serenity
by Ava-Marie Germaine (age 17)

A silver sky melts beyond the clouds,
An expanse of black lies infinite in its path;
Folds of dark velvet draped lovingly
Over the glimmering moon.
Leaves of mighty oak and slender birch...

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The Lighter Side
by Jeannie Strebel

Look to the lighter side...
When life weighs you down...
Look for the smiles...
Do not focus on frowns.

Look at the Miracles that always surround...
Not the disasters that can surely be found.

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Love, Passion and a Great Relationship: A Special Valentine’s Day Love Ritual for Singles 
by Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway

Evoke the energies of love, passion and a great relationship on the holiday of hearts by calling in divine match makers and asking the Gods and Goddesses of Love to bring you home to true love ... and bring your true love home to you. 

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The Promise
by Ava-Marie Germaine (age 16)


You have opened my eyes to the world;
To that which, at one time, they were closed tight
In fear and disgust, and still
You are all I see for a thousand miles--

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Power Reiki
by David Murphy, N.D., Ph.D. and Rosario Murphy, Ph.D., CHT

The human body is sustained by life force energy. This energy appears to travel through Meridian pathways inside the physical body and feed all the main organs, glands and ultimately every muscle, nerve, tissue and cell.  We are all about energy.  Energy goes by many different names but it remains the universal life-force sea in which we exist and of which we are a part. In Japan it is called Ki, in India the life-force energy is called prana.  It’s Qi (Chi) in China. 

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Do You Believe What I Believe?
by Laura Scott

I believe in real butter
and a big country kitchen where your friends can watch as you cook or help you,
laugh and cry with you as we figure out the world, our children, each other,
all the while cooking up life, nourishment and love.

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Helping Loved One’s In A Crisis …Without Sacrificing Yourself! 
by Steven E. Hodes

When my elderly parents fell ill, I found myself in a very human predicament: I was thrust into the role of parent and advocate while simultaneously dealing with the almost paralyzing fear of their imminent deaths. 

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Struggling To Forgive the Unforgivable
by Immaculée Ilibagiza

I was deep in prayer when the killers came to search the house a second time.

It was past noon, and I’d been praying the rosary since dawn for God to give His love and forgiveness to all the sinners in the world. But try as I might, I couldn’t bring myself to pray for the killers. That was a problem for me because I knew that God expected us to pray for everyone, and more than anything, I wanted God on my side. 

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Homeless Hero: Are Your Prayers Being Answered In Unexpected Ways? by Jeannette Maw

It was a daring rescue, one that required courage, faith, and conviction. Not just anyone could have pulled off this rescue attempt. It was not for the faint of heart or those with a queasy stomach. It was me at the bus stop, after work—wearing a permanent “leave-me-alone” scowl.

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My True Home
by Andy Harley

My name is Andy Harley. I'm 28 years-old and from Frederick, MD. As a small dedication to your nice site, I would like to share with you a poem that I've written about a near death experience.

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How to Make Your Home a Healing Haven
by Karlo Berger

How our households tend to accumulate junk is a sad indicator of the health of our society. Instead of acting as a receptacle for ever-increasing material goods, we deserve to have homes be our healing havens, where they can feel restored, where visitors can feel at peace, and where people can just be. Here are some simple ways to make your home the healing haven it deserves to be:

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Effectively Working with Affirmations
by Katheryn Hoban 

In my years of teaching and counseling I have come to the conclusion that many people are unsure of what affirmations are, how to use them, what great tools they can be, or what good benefits can be manifested by working with affirmations in both children and adults. In the simplest form an affirmation is a statement of a positive effect, result, or of a future event that you would like to achieve. Usually an affirmation is stated in the present moment and in positive verbiage and wordage. For an example “ I can do this” as opposed to “I’d like to do this” or “I’m going to do this.” The sentence “ I can do this” is set in the present moment and it implies confidence in one’s ability to accomplish the task and an immediacy to take action. The statement “ I’d like to do this.” Implies that it is not quite possible but you are yearning to do it but (something out of your control) is preventing that.  “I’m going to do this” implies sometime in the future when all the conditions are right. In that case we can make an assumption that the conditions will never be right.

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Another Way To Help The Victims Of Hurricane Katrina... 
by Richard Gordon

Want to help the victims of Katrina? Try distant healing! 
Distant healing is a simple, effective way to impact someone even if they are miles away. The beauty about utilizing distant healing is that you don't need extensive training to do it. All that is needed is intent, a sincere desire to help people and a willingness to sit or lie quietly.

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Becoming A Survivor: How To Find Peace Of Mind Following Life's Traumas
by V. Alex, and Joseph Kehayan, and Napoli

In the United States, about 51% of women and 61% of men will experience at least one traumatic event in their lifetime, be it domestic violence, fires, motor vehicle accidents, natural disasters, or terrorism. In the aftermath of tragedy, we must all learn how to be more resilient “take charge” survivors.

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Accessing Your Spiritual Guidance For Healing
by Margaret Paul

Everyone in a state of healing knows that they cannot heal without a connection with their Higher Power; yet for many, this connection is illusive. Still, it is the birthright of each of us to have a direct line to God, whatever God is for you. Yet few of us have learned how to do this, at least on a daily basis. Surprisingly however, it is not hard to do.

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What Is A Power Song And Where Do I Get One?
by Shaman Elder Maggie Wahls

Power Songs are oral prayers expressing your true self, your nature, your individuality, your power. All cultures have power songs but you can have your own power song too. We think of the power in a hymn or an African chant, a Shamanic ceremony song or even in the howling of wolf. And there is definite power in sound.

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The Prosperity Prayer 
by Lynn Robinson

Prayer connects us to the invisible intelligence that is hard-wired to our soul. Prayer is asking for help and wisdom. Philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, "Prayer is the contemplation of the facts of life from the highest point of view." Following is a "Prosperity Prayer" that is excerpted from my next book. Many people have reported finding new work, receiving unexpected sources of money and experiencing a renewed faith as the result of making the prayer a part of their lives.

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God Disguised As You  
by Michael Berg

The guard at the prison gate is utterly ruthless. Brutal treatment of prisoners has proceeded for millennia, so now the prisoners are beaten, hopeless, huddling on their cots, staring out through the bars of their cells. A good day is simply one endured without pain.

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Angel to Angel 
by Skye Thomas

Years ago, my minister spoke to us about how you could solicit the help of your guardian angels to help with conflict resolution. She told us stories about how she and others had successfully asked their guardian angels to speak to the enemy's guardian angel. The idea being that when you find yourself in an argumentative situation with someone, that you could request that your guardian angel talk angel to angel with their guardian angel about finding a win-win situation. She gave us examples of times when after asking for the angels to help mediate the problem, that the other party suddenly softened and the solutions began to easily show themselves. As she told the stories of her successes with this approach to problem solving, I began to think about how to use it in my own life.

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Peace on Earth
by Chrissie Blaze

Leo Tolstoy led us to believe with his great classic "War and Peace" that peace is absence of war, and that war is a natural state. We cannot blame Tolstoy, who described the human condition brilliantly, with his panoramic study of early 19th Century Russian Society. He was a storyteller who understood deeply the human condition and from his keen perception extrapolated a theory of historical determinism. Avid readers of "War and Peace" as I am (three times no less, I must confess) will see that the novel lays out a theory of history that states that there is a minimum of free choice. That war follows peace just as surely as night follows day.

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Prayer: A Sure Way to Fight Stress
by Michael Rayel

I usually put my children to sleep. Routinely, each one takes turn saying prayers before dozing off.

“Dear heavenly Father, thank you for my family and relatives and for all the blessings. Thank you for giving me only good dreams and good thoughts.”

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The Subconscious Mind, Prayer and Healing
by Brother Aleksei 

The main impediment in the way of any prayer is too much intellect and too little devotion. If we do not pray at all or pray without intensity and devotion, it is not what we consciously want to happen in our life that does happen--it is what we believe to be true of ourselves and others deep in our subconscious mind.

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Tips Guaranteed To Illuminate Your '04
by Trish Whynot, D.C.Ed.


This article is intended to illuminate your experiences, expand your perspectives and bring up some questions as to what is really going on in your life. Do not accept what we (my higher self and I) say merely because we said it, accept what makes sense to you and tuck the other possibilities away for future contemplation.

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Choose Peace And Happiness 
by Susyn Reeve

What if I told you that you can experience peace and happiness? That you can actually be peace and happiness? Without drugs, without spending money, without getting a particular degree, or job or balance in your bank account? Without losing weight or having your face lifted or your tummy tucked? Well, it's true. It is as simple as choosing peace and happiness and as challenging as having faith in the power of your choice and the awareness and discipline to act on it. 

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It’s A Miracle!
by Nancy Hassett Dahm

Miracles happen every day to ordinary people living ordinary lives. So why don’t we hear more about these incredible events? Perhaps people want to keep secret what is most precious and private to them. Or perhaps there is a fear of being called a zealot, and therefore not to be taken seriously. Or maybe as a society, we have “outgrown” our sensitivity to things beyond our understanding and control. Whatever the reasons for not revealing what would be considered by many to be miracles—we should reconsider and tell all. Why? We should reveal miracles in order to keep hope alive, to keep faith alive, and to keep the belief in possibilities alive.

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Power Your Affirmations With Feeling
by Linda-Ann Stewart

How are you feeling about your life? Are you affirming abundance, but believe you have to struggle to make ends meet? Do you affirm ease, but expect obstacles in your path? Do you want appreciation, but anticipate criticism? When you state an affirmation, it's the feeling behind it that counts.

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Ask Psychic Medium Laura Scott (Issue #5)
by Laura Scott

Dear Laura,
I want to pray or program for the safety and health of the people of Iraq and our own armed forces, but I feel I might be wasting my energy.  War of any kind pains me.  Is it fruitful to pray for an entire people, or is the energy dissipated because it is too vast a request?
Merrillee

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You Can Conquer Depression And Bipolar Disorder
by Neal David Sutz, Author Of Kick It With Gusto!

If you had asked me, only eight months ago, if I thought I would get past the madness my life had become, I would not have responded with a definitive, “Yes.”  At that time, I was in the grasp of an illness unlike anything I could have ever imagined. 

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My Daily Affirmation Cards: A 50-Card Deck plus Dear Friends card



My Daily Affirmation Cards

by Cheryl Richardson
Photos by Melissa Olson 

Price: $10.85
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"Whatever messages we give ourselves--whatever we hear ourselves saying out loud--we are either affirming a belief in something positive or affirming a belief in something negative. Whether we choose to believe in it or not, there is power in the words we use, which includes the words we say to ourselves. Consequently, people who live consciously choose to use their words wisely, thereby giving themselves positive, life-improving messages rather than negative, self-defeating ones.

If you choose your words consciously and wisely, then you'll understand the value of Cheryl Richardson's new card deck, My Daily Affirmation Cards. It gives you 50 affirmations so potent with the power to change your life that focusing on just one card per day can make a difference. Pick a card each morning to allow the Universe to work with you in choosing the perfect affirmation for that day. If you know Cheryl's work, then you already know her eloquence with words. Never have I met a more articulate public speaker, which is why honoring her fans with her own affirmations is such a gift.

The photographs that Cheryl hand-picked for each affirmation in the deck are the second reason this deck is so special. Filled with images of nature, animals and inspirational photography, each image will either make you smile, laugh or feel in awe of the world in which we live. Of course, I might be somewhat biased since my wife, Melissa, is the photographer for this card deck. ~ Bob Olson, OfSpirit.com editor

Cheryl Richardson is the New York Times best-selling author of Take Time for Your Life, Life Makeovers, Stand Up for Your Life, The Unmistakable Touch of Grace, and The Art of Extreme Self-Care. She leads a large Web community, which is dedicated to helping people around the world improve their quality of life.

You can check Melissa's website out at www.Melissa-Olson.com

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Inside this book you will find the poems that became the steppingstones along my path of love, loss, grief, searching, awakening, freedom, becoming whole, and owning my voice. I offer these poems to you with the hope that they serve as an inspiration and invitation.

"Everyone should know what it feels like to have a poet's words reflect your soul so deeply that you recognize your life in their journey. When a person has the gift to choose and arrange words so skillfully  that you feel like you want to cry on one page and cheer on another—for both the writer and yourself—you end the book feeling grateful that the writer had the courage to share so vulnerably. Thank you, Nancy, for teaching me the power of poetry." ~Bob Olson, OfSpirit.com Magazine editor

"Whether or not you are a poetry lover, you will be so glad you found this book. It's liberating." ~ Louise Hay, the New York Times best-selling author of You Can Heal Your Life

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"Reading Writing For My Life...Reclaiming the Lost Pieces of Me, you will reclaim the lost pieces of yourself. Sensational!" ~ Debbie Ford, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Dark Side of the Light Chasers

"Writing For My Life is a fine treasure that touches the redeeming essence of loss and truth. Simply beautiful." ~ Christiane Northrup, MD, the New York Times best-selling author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom


Poems, Prayers & Affirmations

Thank You Mattie
A Gratitude Poem For Mattie Stepanek

by Dave Czach

Thank you for your wonderful words...
The elegance of a poet,
The message of a messiah,
The tenderness of a child.

Thank you for your compassion...
The caring of a teacher,
The patience of a priest,
The enthusiasm of a child.

Thank you for your positive outlook...
The vision of a leader,
The coach of life,
The exuberance of a child.

Thank you Mattie.
Your purpose was divine.
Your message was clear.
All we have to do,
is look in our spiritual mirror.

Copyright 2004 Dave Czach.
Mattie poem on website:
http://sonicpoint.com/mattie

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Mirror
by Tatum Haggerty (age 15)

Stationed on legs from mid-wall to floor.
Observation the same, just like before.
Reflection of self, in some distorted way.
Expressing so much without one word to say.

©2004 Tatum Haggerty

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Oh, The Drama!
by Tatum Haggerty (age 14)

Do I look okay?
What will people say?
Some things to ponder
From day to day.

"You're dirty" some scream,
As you pass in the halls.
Scamper to the bathroom,
With hope it's a dream.

Why do they care?
It's my life, not theirs.
Why don't they leave me alone?
Just give me some air.

Oh, the drama, I say,
In school nowadays.
I go home and I pray
It will all go away.

©2004 Tatum Haggerty

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The Painter Of Angels
by Nanda Luz Sousa

the blues in my horizons
receive angelic guidance
I stroke the canvas
gently, with attention
expecting the paints to awaken
a being so delicate
responding to my call, my prayer

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Faith Seeking Understanding / Fides Quaerens Intellectum
by Nanda de Sousa

this day's last hour
echoes through the air within
a summer of wordless existing

secrets of depth, I hear them
whisper
tender nothings into my ear
with the warmth of sun rays
through the leaden sky
of my thoughts

a light, a longing to question
stone, rock drawings carved
into memory of an hour
that lasts, persists

in the being that walks the earth
ardent in question marks

2000, Nanda de Sousa

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Eternity 
by Nanda de Sousa

the dream in our midst
above time
beyond clouds
our walking
through shadows
dreaming of eternity
is an eagle flying
through
our time, clouds,
ethereal rooms

2000, Nanda de Sousa

Nanda de Sousa, 29, Canadian reiki master and teacher, artist, writer, poet.

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"ANGELS IN THE ALLEY" 

As she walked along under the tall elm trees, Diane asked "God" to keep her safe from harm and danger. When she reached the alley, which was a short cut to her house, she decided to take it, however, halfway down the alley she noticed a man standing at the end as though he were waiting for her.  She became uneasy and began to pray, asking for "God's" protection. Instantly a comforting feeling of quietness and security wrapped around her, she felt as though someone was walking with her. When she  reached the end of the alley, she walked right past the man
and arrived home safely.

The following day, she read in the newspaper that a young girl had been raped in the same alley, just twenty minutes after she had been there. Feeling overwhelmed by this tragedy and the fact that it could have been her, she began to weep. Thanking the Lord for her safety and to help this young woman, she decided to go to the police station. She felt she could recognize the man, so she told them her story.

The police asked her if she would be willing to look at a lineup to see if she could identify him. She agreed and immediately pointed out the man she had seen in the alley the night before. When the man was told he had been identified, he immediately broke down and  confessed.

The officer thanked Diane for her bravery and asked if there was anything they could do for her.  She asked if they would ask the man one question.  Diane was curious as to why he had not attacked her.  When the policeman asked him, he answered, "Because she wasn't alone.  She had two tall men walking on either side of her."

Moral of the story...
Don't underestimate the power of Prayer

~ Author Unknown

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The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian, et al (Paperback - July 1995) Price: $8.99
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More Poems, Prayers & Affirmations

Miracles
by Bonnie Ann

There are so many different ways of seeing miracles. Today I'll be aware of the bright sunshine, the warm colors of the autumn leaves that surround me on this crisp, cool day as the subtle breezes gently caress my face.

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A Prayer For Health
by Eeta Sachon

I ask in the name of the I AM Presence
For the help of my Higher Self, Angels,
Guides, and the Highest Teachers to heal my body, Now.

Please help me to remember I am already whole.
As a child of God, it is my birthright.
How could I be "less than?"

Mighty currents of God's healing Light are
Radiating through every cell of my body,
Healing and restoring me. This radiant
Light awakens the divinity within each cell.
My entire body vibrates with the energy of Life.

I now fully relax in the knowledge that
Love dissolves everything unlike itself.
I expect only good in my life and give thanks.
And so it is... Amen

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Remember The Child Within You
by Bonnie Ann

So often we get caught up in this busy world with great responsibilities of being a spouse, a mom or dad, a hard working man or woman, or maybe as a caretaker for a parent or disabled family member.  As a result of these intense obligations we have taken on, we become so serious; which, of course, is so very well understood.

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A Prayer For Work & Love
by Eeta Sachon

Dear Spirit, please help me to remember
Who I AM and to see my "real job" today.
Help me to live my life for the highest good
By loving myself unconditionally
As you love me.

And when I truly heal and love myself -
Then, and only then, am I able to love another.

Help me to see the "Light" in others
When they have forgotten it, themselves.
And to help them, as guided,
To empower themselves.

I humbly give thanks for your help
In all aspects of my life.
And I know that everything is in Divine Order.
And so it is...
Amen

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Placing The Nic-Nacs Just Right...
by Bonnie Ann

We all tend to complain about our friends and loved ones at times, expecting perfection and getting upset over rather petty things they've said or done.

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Always Together In Love
by Mavis Cullen 

This is not for the faint of heart. 

This is only for those who love deeply and forever and have such a true belief in what God promised that they know it can be so. 

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Attitude
by Bonnie Ann

We all have those days that start off with anger and upset, perhaps due to the kids, the spouse or the job, when we really feel "out of control"—but we can do something about it.

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In Memory of Matthew
by Bob Olson

(This poem was written by the author when he was a teenager. He wrote it for the parents of a five-year-old boy who was killed by a car when he crossed the street. The mother said it was her saving grace - she read it ten times a day.)

Many happy times we shared,
Your smile will never leave me.
That smirk of love that showed you cared,
Was there whenever need be.

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The First Snowfall in New England
by Bonnie Ann

One of the qualities that makes New England so different is the changing of the four seasons, which we are fortunate enough to be able to enjoy! Let's experience the wonder of one of those seasons! 

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The Biology of Success
Build Mental Capital
by Robert Arnot, M.D.

Mental energy is the basic foundation of success. Look at corporate titans such as Michael Eisner, Martha Stewart, and Jack Welch, or world leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Tony Blair, and Margaret Thatcher, or super moms from Maria Von Trapp to Barbara Bush. High mental energy is what they all have or had in common. Mental energy is the brain's power supply -- the more power you have, the longer and harder you can work. Compare your work output the morning after taking a red-eye to that after a refreshing night's sleep. It's brain energy that makes the difference.

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Begin Anew!
by Bonnie Ann
                                         
Isn't it wonderful that we have the option at anytime during our lives to consciously decide to start over in some area of our life and make a fresh start?  You know that feeling you sometimes get?  It's like waking up early on a bright new sunny day and taking in a deep breath of fresh air. All seems newly alive and you feel like you're ready to conquer the day!

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A Pilgrimage Deepens Faith and Prayer
by Judy Christine Copp

Walking slowly down the dark, stony path amid the silence of several hundred pilgrims, flashlights serving as guiding lights along the way, I suddenly became overwhelmed by what had just happened. Tears started to wet my eyes, and I wanted to be alone with this profound gratitude and humility welling up inside me. What started as a whimper soon grew to sobs, and I went to the side of the narrow path to let the other pilgrims pass me. I crouched low in surrender to this gift and attempted to muffle my crying.

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The Black Madonna: Primordial Ancestress
by Deborah Rose

My conscious intention for the trip was to see the very earliest female imagery dating back to the 'Ice Age. And I did. I explored some wonderful museums and archaeological sites. . . but some other force was at work.

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Mending Your Heart in a Broken World: Finding Comfort in the Scriptures
by Patsy Clairmont

Twenty-five years ago, as a young adult, circumstances felt as if they had spun out of control, and I was so emotionally frayed that everyday activities (such as washing dishes) overwhelmed me. Depression, insecurity, fear, guilt, and anger dominated my terrain. And the hemispheres of my brain didn't seem to match up, which left my thoughts scattered and my heart scarred.

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Prayer Empties Me Into Fullness
by M. Dennis Paul, Ph.D.


A monk sat down to pray one evening only to be disturbed by the croaking of many frogs. Every attempt he made to disregard the noise met with failure and a growing anger. Finally, he shouted, "Stop all this noise!  I am trying to pray!"

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In The Spirit of Happiness
by The Monks of New Skete

It is many years now since he first visited the monastery, though the details of that day linger quietly in his memory. On that clear October afternoon he thought upstate New York was among the most beautiful places in the world. He had come from the Far West, sweeping airborne over ten states with barely a cloud in the sky. 

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St. Francis Of Assisi And Me
by Lisa Hepner

The tragedy of September 11th and the current crisis in the Middle East have caused many of us to search for peace.  How do we create world peace?

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Peace Pagoda Tales
by Ken Pratt

Many years ago in the mid-80's, it was my good fortune to help create the first peace pagoda in the Western Hemisphere, located in North Leverett, Massachusetts. Following are just a few of the stories from those days. But first, I should explain a little bit about peace pagodas and the monks and nuns who build and maintain them.

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