03-10-2017 6:03:02 PM EST

The word simple does not really apply to Spiritual growth!  All worth the effort though.


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11-29-2016 5:51:12 PM EST

Don't let this world make you bitter. Don't let the actions of other people turn you cold on the inside. Certain things happen that hurt us, people come that leave us and most of all there are moments when you're bound to fall.
Don't let those things make you unkind.
It's okay to cry, it's okay to be sad.
But it's never okay to do other people wrong just because you were done wrong. We're human, we break, we make mistakes. But don't let the pain and sadness run your life. Wake up in the morning and do what you think is right.
There are moments in your life when you feel like giving up and you can't take it anymore. It's okay. Breathe. Inhale. Exhale.

But the things that show your weak side are also the same ones that make you stronger in the long run.
It's all about taking whatever life throws at you and learning from it.

Spiritual Awakenings

 


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10-23-2016 10:19:50 AM EST
 
 

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough and more.

It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity.

It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.

Spiritual Awakenings ॐ

 

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08-17-2016 8:12:30 PM EST


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04-18-2016 4:56:13 PM EST

Spiritual Awakenings ॐ

Your vulnerable side draws out two types:
The kind that will pray and the kind that will prey.
May your angels always outnumber your predators.


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04-11-2016 8:57:17 PM EST

Give. But don't allow yourself to be used. Love. But don't allow your heart to be abused. Trust. But don't be naive. Listen. But don't lose your own voice.


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03-11-2016 5:28:44 PM EST

We may have different religions, different languages, different coloured skin, but we all belong to one human race - Kofi Anan

 


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02-26-2016 6:37:18 PM EST

A new day is a blessing.
Don't take it for granted.


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02-21-2016 11:58:28 AM EST
You can't lose what you never had.
You can't keep what's isn't yours.
And you can't hold on to something that doesn't want to stay.
 


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02-18-2016 2:50:21 PM EST


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02-16-2016 11:33:21 PM EST


You owe yourself the love that you so freely give to other people.


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12-24-2015 2:51:23 PM EST

This Christmas Eve 2015 I wish all of you the many blessings of life.  I pray you are all blessed with health, peace and happiness.  May your God grant you whatever it is your life needs.

I thank you for your interest and attention.

Be blessed.

Lorraine

 

 


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09-27-2015 9:01:00 PM EST

As you look back on your life, you will often realize that many of the times you thought you were being rejected from something good, you were in fact being redirected to something better. You can’t control everything. Sometimes you just need to relax and have faith that things will work out. Let go a little and just let life happen. Because sometimes the truths you can’t change, end up changing you and helping you grow.

Spiritual Awakenings ॐ


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09-24-2015 10:27:33 AM EST

Stop minimizing and discounting your feelings. You have every right to feel the way you do. Your feelings may not always be logical but they are always valid. Because if you feel something then you feel it and it's real to you. It's not something you can ignore or wish away. It's there, gnawing at you, tugging at your core, and in order to find peace, you have to give yourself permission to feel whatever it is you need to feel. You have to let go of what you been told you should or shouldn't feel. You have to drown out the voices of people who try to shame you into silence. You have to listen to the sound of your own breathing and honor the truth inside you. Because despite what you may believe, you don't need anyone's validation or approval to feel what you feel. Your feelings are important and they matter - you matter - and it is more than okay to feel what you feel. Don't let anyone, including yourself convince you otherwise.

~ Daniell Kopeke

Spiritual Awakenings ॐ


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09-15-2015 10:37:13 AM EST
Life is a daily cleansing. Negativity must be washed away if you wish to attract positive experiences into your life.
Spiritual Awakenings

 

 


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09-15-2015 10:34:51 AM EST

The Spiritual discussion group I facilitate in Jacksonville, FL will no longer we listed on Meetup, but at this point in time it is still a going concern.  Should anyone wish to participate, please contact me directly via email from this site.  Thank you.


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05-31-2015 9:28:30 PM EST

These words I have read many times and they touch me where I live.  I pray they have a similar impact on whoever reads them.

The Invitation

It doesn't interest me what you do for a living:
• I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to
dream of meeting your heart's longing.

It doesn't interest me how old you are:
• I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love,
for your dreams, for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon:
• I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow,
• If you have been opened by life's betrayals,
• Or if you have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain!
• I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own,
without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it.
• I want to know if you can be with JOY, mine or your own;
• If you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips
of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic,
or to remember the limitations of being a human.

It doesn't interest me if the story you're telling me is true:
• I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself.
• If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul.
• I want to know if you can be faithful and therefore be trustworthy.
• I want to know if you can see beauty even when it is not pretty
every day and if you can source your life from its presence.
• I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still
stand on the edge of a lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, "YES!"

It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have:
• I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and
despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done for the

children.

It doesn't interest me who you are, how you came to be here:
• I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me
and not shrink back.

It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied:
• I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else
falls away.
• I want to know if you can be alone with yourself, and if you truly
like the company you keep in these empty moments.

Author: Oriah Mountain Dreamer, Indian Elder
May 1994

 


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05-31-2015 8:53:45 PM EST

From Spiritual Awakenings ॐ

Whatever you give away today, or think or say or do
will multiply about tenfold and then return to you.

It may not come immediately, nor from the obvious source
but the law applies unfailingly, through some invisible force.

Whatever you feel about another, be it love or hate or passion
will surely bounce right back to you in some clear (or secret) fashion

If you speak about some person, a word of praise or two,
soon, tens of other people will speak kind words of you.

Our thoughts are broadcasts of the soul, not secrets of the brain.
Kind ones bring us happiness; petty ones, untold pain.

Giving works as surely as reflections in a mirror.
If hate you send, hate you'll get back, but loving brings love nearer.

Remember, as you start this day and duty crowds your mind,
that kindness comes so quickly back to those who first are kind.

~ Author Unknown


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05-23-2015 12:17:45 PM EST


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05-23-2015 7:52:39 AM EST

“When you are in doubt, be still, and wait; when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage.

So long as mists envelop you, be still; be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists -- as it surely will.

Then act with courage.”

~ Ponca Chief White Eagle (1800's to 1914)


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02-22-2015 12:19:57 PM EST

Realize that you can’t always count on others to respect your feelings, even if you respect theirs. Being a good person doesn't guarantee that others will be good people too. You only have control over yourself – over how you choose to be as an individual. And as for others, you can only accept them, or walk away.


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02-22-2015 12:06:26 PM EST


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02-01-2015 12:09:13 PM EST


Sometimes, it's better to just move on instead of being the only one who's willing to fix things.


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11-03-2014 8:12:41 PM EST

So very true!

 

 


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10-08-2014 12:53:39 PM EST


I wish you light in your darkest hours. When life seems to be confusing or empty, and when your path seems to be hidden in the shadows of pain, doubt, despair, or unrest, may you find the light inside of you that will help you to see things as they truly are, for every night comes to an end, every storm runs it's course, and light and peace always return to us.

 

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