The Ultimate Shopping Experience

As consumers in life,
We notice that there are two great offers everyday.
We can buy the flashy mass media message called ‘FEAR’
Or we can subscribe to the subtle voice inside named ‘LOVE’

I get horribly depressed when I consume FEAR.
The interest charged by it is a compounding one.
Always, it eats into my reserve of happiness.

On those days, when I avoid the temptation of the former,
And choose the simple offer of LOVE,
I feel liberated beyond measure.
My heart becomes kinder,
And I seem to walk lighter.
Even … the air smells fresher.

But for as long as I remain here,
I have to shop for my daily emotions.
Upon reflection, I understand,
The wisdom of being an informed consumer.

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Lighting That Fire!

Give me a second now,
To get my story straight.
My friends are back,
And getting closer,
To the Enlightened state.
My love who’s my passion-
She’s waiting for me,
To cross over the raised bar of control.
I know I promised myself months ago.
I know all this while,I was trying to forget.
But between the kinks and subtle apologies,
You know I’m trying hard to make a comeback.
So by the time the bar rises,
I’ll carry my dreams Home.

Tonight…
We are young.
So I set the intent to fire …
My life’s aims higher … than the Sun!
Tonight…
We are young.
So I tell myself, I’ll never tire …
Instead, I’ll burn brighter … in my run!

Now I know that I’m not gonna,
Change the world single-handedly.
But if I were to try to inspire,
Maybe we can find ways to light a spark.
With friends’ support, we can leave the dock,
And find the waves to carry us on.

So let’s carry on tonight.
Carry … Carry on tonight.

So if by the time the curtain closes,
And you feel like falling down.
Don’t worry … that’s when we know,
We have made it back Home.

(Writing inspired by the hit song ‘We Are Young’ by the group, Fun.)

Learning From Others

“If I am walking with two other men,
each of them will serve as my teacher.
I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them,
and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.”

– Confucius

Seeking Divine Assistance

“One asset not to be discounted in order to bring you a sense of inner peace would be the Angelic Dimensions. The Angels are very available in these times of change. Have you noticed the digital clocks repeating 11:11? That is a moment with the Angels, opening a new doorway in your mind where you can send energy in the direction you intend. The Angelic Realms offer qualities of consciousness that people crave in their lives, such as Divine Grace, Peace, Harmony, Love, Clarity and Wisdom. You can invite these qualities into your life and the Angels will strengthen the Light connecting you to these qualities. It is a profound, prayerful way to live. A prayer for Grace does not have to be difficult and wordy, but it does help the process when you give yourself time to receive what you are asking for. Often prayers may be on the fly and sound like, ‘Help, bring me peace. Quickly. Now!’ It is not that this prayer would not be useful, but just imagine what might occur if you had used prayer as an intention in your morning practice. It might sound more like this:

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Dear God (Goddess, All that Is, Divine Presence, Spirit, or your personal master teacher),

Thank you for bringing Divine Light into my life. I ask the Angels of Grace and the presence of Divine Love to fill every fiber of my being, so I may have more Peace in every area of my life. I bless my family, my work and my being with this Light and I am profoundly grateful. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

When you add your thanks even before you see the results, this attitude of gratitude increases your receptiveness. You can complete the prayer with the traditional “Amen”, or as a closure, you can say, “So be it,” or “So it is.”

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Then stay where you are, and breathe for a few minutes. In these simple ways you are empowering your life. Your prayers become a beacon calling to you the light and wisdom you seek. Your breath becomes a prayerful thought blessing the world. Create a sacred space where you can dwell with the Angels. Ask for the Divine Light to fill you with Grace, as well as all you need to bring you Peace, and then give yourself time to breathe in the blessings being offered you at this time.

When you feel more at peace, breathe out these blessings and send Peace to a world that needs you to be a Beacon of Light. As if you were a lighthouse on a point of land in the vast ocean, the Divine Light you send out into the world shines clearly in the dark night of chaotic times. Your sacred space within and without allows you to do the work of creating more Peace within you, and this creates Peace in your world.”

– A message from Archangel Gabriel as channeled by Shanta Gabriel.

Missed Opportunity

“When one door closes, another opens.
But we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door,
That we do not see the one that has opened for us.”

-Alexander Graham Bell

A Heartfelt Tribute

A thousand hours of life,
Equate not …
A minute of truly living.

A thousand choices,
Mean nothing …
Without the decisiveness to choose.

A thousand teachings,
Matter not …
To one who isn’t practising.

A thousand words,
Match not …
A single act of spontaneous kindness.

In life,
Sometimes less means more.
And so …
Benevolent is a person who despite having a short lifespan,
Consciously chooses to practice kindness spontaneously,
In his limited time on Earth.

In the end, the reputation of a person,
Is not represented by what is carved on the stone of remembrance,
But in the ways other people’s lives have been touched.

(Note : To those whose lives have been cut short by the Superstorm Sandy, we honor their souls for their kindness, rendered during their limited time here.You shall be remembered.)

Necessity Of Courage

“Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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