May I be filled with loving-kindness.
May I be well.
May I be peaceful and at ease.
May I be happy.
May he/she be filled with loving-kindness.
May he/she be well.
May he/she be peaceful and at ease.
May he/she be happy.
May my family be filled with loving-kindness.
May my family be well.
May my family be peaceful and at ease.
May my family be happy.
May my community be filled with loving-kindness.
May my community be well.
May my community be peaceful and at ease.
May my community be happy.
May the world be filled with loving-kindness.
May the world be well.
May the world be peaceful and at ease.
May the world be happy.
This beautiful bird, either a white dove or a pigeon, has adapted my parent’s backyard as its home as of late. It seems to be a very domesticated bird, as it will come very close to people. It eats seed off the back patio and will come up to your feet! It’s quite the friendly bird. My daughter has named her “Sunflower” because she especially likes to eat sunflower seeds from the bird food we feed her. She spends most of her day napping atop the metal roof of the patio and will fly down to the patio to get birdseed and then its back up to the patio roof for another nap! She’s been a wonderful addition to the family. She’s very tame, docile and serene. She’s a beautiful bird, as you can see from the pictures and seems to be in perfect health. If anyone knows what type of bird this is, let us know. Most of us are leaning toward pigeon. She’s the prettiest pigeon I’ve ever seen. Sunflower is very special considering my best friend just passed. She has been a sign that she transitioned okay and that everything is okay. I’m very grateful for this bird showing up in my life. She’s definitely heaven sent and a guardian for my family, especially for my daughter and I, as of late. Thanks for watching over us, Birdie Bird!!!
On a day in May I witnessed a stranger get hit by a car, head on. I stopped my car. He was bleeding from his head and ear and was knocked unconscious. I have been trained in First Aid and CPR as a certified teacher and immediately checked for a heartbeat and the airway. He was breathing and had a strong heartbeat. Next I checked for shock. He was in it. Since he may have a neck injury, I didn’t want to move him. My problem was, how do I control the bleeding? I had nothing to apply pressure with. I immediately took my shirt off and started applying pressure with my shirt. There I was, in my bra, administering first aid. I yelled for someone to call 911. Someone yelled they had. The driver who hit him was crying and frantic and she was making me frantic. I tried to remain calm. When the man who got hit came to, he immediately tried to stand up. I tried to get him to remain lying down. After all, he had just been hit unconscious and shouldn’t move. I intuitively knew he had some back and neck injuries. But he insisted on trying to stand up, which he did. And then after our pleading, he sat back down, in my lap. And I continued to apply pressure to his head wound until emergency crews got there and took him to the hospital.
It would be months later that a knock would come on my door on a hot day in August. Low and behold it was this stranger that I had helped that day. He came to give me a hug (or three) and thank me for helping him that day. He said that incident had changed his life and that he was now in therapy because of it. He said he still had scars on his arms from it. I told him I remembered how he was bleeding from the head and ear and how I took my shirt off to stop the bleeding. We both laughed. He knew my name when he came to my door from reading the police report of the accident.
I still don’t know his name, I forgot to ask. I was so stunned he would take the time to come thank me. It is a beautiful world and from tragic things, magical things can happen. I think I just made a new friend in a stranger. I love him dearly even though I don’t even know his name.
Ode to the Mystical Unicorn
O, Unicorn with your coat so white
Your beauty is Divine
With all my heart and soul
I wish you could be mine.
For if I were, I’d love you so
And protect you from all harm.
So all the world would come to know
The magic of your charm.
“There is no better time to start than right now, because if not now, when? Your life will always be filled with challenges, but you do not need to wait for everything to be perfect. You need only believe that you are on the right path, and you are on the right path- from a spiritual perspective, we all are. In fact, we always have been, even when we did not know it.”
-Denise Linn from Soul Coaching
c, i been waitin’ all day
for u to call me baby
so let’s get up
let’s get on it
don’t cha leave me
can we finish what we started?
don’t cha leave me
honest, baby, I’ll do
anything ya want to!
had me up
had me down
turned me inside out
The 40-Day Prosperity Plan
from the Abundance Book by John Randolf Price
This day, 8/5/2012, I cease believing in visible money as my supply and my support, and I view the world of effect as it truly is… simply an out-picturing of my former beliefs. I believed in the power of money, therefore I surrendered my God-given power and authority to an objectified belief. I believed in the possibility of lack, thus causing a separation in consciousness from the Source of my supply. I believed in mortal man and carnal conditions, and through this faith gave man and conditions power over me. I believed in the mortal illusion created by the collective consciousness of error thoughts, and in doing so, I have limited the Unlimited. NO MORE! This day, I renounce my so-called human-hood and claim my divine inheritance as a Being of God. This day I acknowledge God and only God as my Substance, my Supply and my Support.
THE PRINCIPLE OF ABUNDANCE
Your outer world of form and experience is a reflection of your inner world of thoughts and feelings. As above, so below; as within, so without, that is the Law.
The greater your awareness of the Presence of God within you, the more that Presence fills your consciousness. That is the Law.
The deeper understanding of Spirit as the Source, Substance and Activity of your supply, the more permanently that Truth will be etched in your consciousness. That is the Law.
It is your spiritual consciousness — your Knowledge of the Presence of God within you as total and complete fulfillment — that interprets itself as every form or experience in your world. That is the Law.
THE 10 PRINCIPLES AND AFFIRMATIONS
The Olympic Hymn (given below in Greek and English) was written by Costis Palamas, one of Greece’s most famous poets, in 1893 and was set to music by Spiros Samaras in 1896. The Hymn was adopted as the Official Olympic Hymn by the International Olympic Committee in 1957.
|GreekΑρχαίο Πνεύμ’ αθάνατον, αγνέ πατέρα
του ωραίου, του μεγάλου και τ’ αληθινού,
κατέβα, φανερώσου κι άστραψ’ εδώ πέρα
στη δόξα της δικής σου γης και τ’ ουρανού.Στο δρόμο και στο πάλεμα και στο λιθάρι,
στων ευγενών Αγώνων λάμψε την ορμή,
και με τ’ αμάραντο στεφάνωσε κλωνάρι
και σιδερένιο πλάσε κι άξιο το κορμί.
Κάμποι, βουνά και πέλαγα φέγγουν μαζί σου
Κωστής Παλαμάς (1859-1942)
|English TranslationAncient immortal spirit, pure father
Of the beautiful, the great and the true,
Descend, appear, and emblaze this place
With the glory of your own earth and sky.In the race, the grappling, and the toss,
Kindle the impulse in all noble contests,
Crown with the perennial wreath,
And fashion the steely and worthy body.Plains, mountains, and seas glow in your presence
Like some great clear porphyrous shrine,
And every nation hurries here to your temple
In supplication, ancient immortal spirit.
Costis Palamas (1859-1942)
Translation by: Sotiris Sotiropoulos,