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Prayers of Recovery ~ Part 3

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I love that...."make the room smile".....
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Old 03-24-2019, 05:01 AM
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You would like my "happy dishes" too, Venus, colourful Fiestaware that brightens my table.
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Seeing the Spirit

Spirit breathes the aliveness
Into every flower and tree,
And foster our connections
To life's Sacred Mystery.
The net that binds us together
Is the spirit we hold in kind,
The abundant, unlimited expression
Of the Creator's breath divine.
Humankind is always looking
For ways to measure the soul,
Never really seeing the Spirit
That makes Creation a whole.
Fragments rest in every part
Of the natural world we know,
But when we forget the Oneness,
We fail to honor Creation's flow.
Spirit flows in unity through
The Source from which all came,
Visible to every seeker who
Has found the Eternal Flame.
That fiery connection to all life
Rests in the love that lies within,
A Oneness that gives us no recourse
But to see the spirit in all our kin.

— Jaime Sams, in Earth Medicine: Ancestors' Ways of Harmony for Many Moons
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Old 03-24-2019, 05:26 AM
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You would like my "happy dishes" too, Venus, colourful Fiestaware that brightens my table.
I do.....and I have seen them, well the photos of like dishes that you have posted....in fact you were my inspiration for what I have created here...gorgeous coloured dishes and well just colour everywhere....I posted this yesterday.....I actually wanted to show you....just bought the lantern and black metal stool and I feel like the room is smiling at me...this is one part of it....



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Old 03-24-2019, 11:26 AM
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I love the lantern and the stool, I love it all! That is one smiling room.
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Old 03-24-2019, 11:52 AM
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Lantern is gorgeous.
I always went with neutral stuff - should branch out a bit, maybe.
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Old 03-25-2019, 04:49 AM
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This is a long one today, but reading and pondering on each verse is something I need to do. And then acting on what I read. Just pick line verse, and then apply it to your day and make it better.


On this day, I will strive to see the peace
that is everywhere and access the abundance of
beauty and joy that lie in every moment.
It is the Eternal Now that I am after.
I will strive to set aside everything I have learned
and presume to know
in order to allow new knowledge and new
experiences to flood my being.

I will strive to be a magnet for powerful,
positive, and miraculous truths, images, words, and music.
I will do everything in my power to clear my mind of
the negative energies that have obfuscated my view
and distorted my words and actions.
I will create a new paradigm that helps me
to recognize only the good qualities in every
person, place, and thing that composes my environment.

I will raise my energy and my light to the highest frequencies of
love, generosity, charity, compassion, forgiveness, and truth.
I will fill my head with constructive thoughts and images
that will help me to further my individual growth
so that I can illuminate and inspire the lives of others.
I will learn something new on this day and discover
a place I have never before encountered.

I will push myself to do or at least attempt something
that I never imagined I would be able to do.
I will be courteous to people who cross my path
and I will help those in need wherever and whenever
I find myself in circumstances that allow me to do so.

I will surround myself with beautiful nature
and touch the earth to show her my love and gratitude
for holding mine and everyone else's weight.
I will extend my love to the entire world and cosmos along with
my respect and humbled admiration of the divine sparks
of the Creative Force Energy that composes us all.

I will love because I can, give because I can, be gracious because I can,
be humble because I have every reason to be,
and speak my truth because that is my duty and my joy.
I will practice random acts of kindness and go out of my way
to establish order within the chaos of our world.

I will write a letter to someone I haven't spoken with for a while.
I will send a message to someone I love dearly.
I will write a poem. I will make art.
I will play my guitar and sing.
I will volunteer myself to help loved ones and friends.
I will eat and drink healthy to show my body
my deep gratitude for its existence and the role
it plays in protecting my soul and spirit.

I will recite my mantras any time I feel
overwhelmed by thoughts that cause anxiety.
I will listen to someone who rarely has the opportunity to be heard.
I will be aware of my breath and the rhythm of my heartbeat.

I will laugh and forgive myself when I forget
that I made these promises at the beginning of my day,
and at the end of my day I will celebrate and congratulate
myself for what I was able to accomplish.

~kindness meditation - julie henderson
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Old 03-26-2019, 06:13 AM
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This is for me today, I will make a real effort to put it into action.

I will love because I can, give because I can, be gracious because I can,
be humble because I have every reason to be,
and speak my truth because that is my duty and my joy.
I will practice random acts of kindness and go out of my way
to establish order within the chaos of our world.
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Old 03-26-2019, 06:14 AM
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I need to print this immediately....thank you darling Ann.
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Beautiful Ann, your choice for today....this is mine:

I will push myself to do or at least attempt something
that I never imagined I would be able to do.
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Old 03-26-2019, 06:45 AM
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I love it, Venus. I believe you WILL too. Sometimes it just takes a little inspiration like those words.
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I'm printing it too. Everything I strived to be is there in the prayer - but I've fallen short. It's not too late.
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Come sister, come sing to me.
We are both enlivened by the same spirit,
We are both nurtured by the same earth.

I feel your roots beneath the earth, beneath me
I am in awe of your majesty

Your limbs stretch to the heavens
Letting in just enough light for me to find my own way.
You sing softly to me in the breeze

I am at peace here.
I am home here.
I am safe here.
I am free to think my thoughts and hear your whispers,

“Stay free for me, come sing with me.
We are both enlivened by the same spirit,
We are both nurtured by the same earth.
Come sister, come sing with me.”

~prayer in the forest - adrienne o'hare


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The forest trail above is at Elk Falls, outside Campbell River on Vancouver Island. Ancient trees that reach to the sky create a canopy and seem to lead you as you walk.

I can't describe the feeling that comes when you quietly stand in a forest and listen to birds and the breeze. It is another one of those spiritual connections that cannot be found any place else and leaves you with a sense of peace and that all is well and as it should be.

Notice that they didn't move any trees to make the trail, they just followed an ancient path that wound through the trees to an enormous water falls at the end of the journey.

This picture of Elk falls was taken a year ago, this year the trail was too icy to go all the way to the falls.

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Ann, that is stunning. Thank you for sharing the beautiful pic and story. ♥
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Gorgeous!
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Please may I join this lovely thread? I did start posting this morning but lost it.
Venus, that room is gorgeous, it's colourful, inviting, and very smiley.
Your photographs are very beautiful Ann.

I'd like to share this with you all.

Be the person who breaks the cycle.
If you were judged, choose understanding.
If you were rejected, choose acceptance.
If you were shamed, choose compassion.
Be the person you needed when you were hurting, not the person who hurt you.
Vow to be better than what broke you—to heal instead of becoming bitter so you can act from your heart, not your pain.
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Old 03-27-2019, 06:01 PM
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Hi Daisy! Lovely to see you here.

Be the person who breaks the cycle - healing thoughts! Thank you.
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Hi Daisy! Lovely to see you here! ♥♥♥
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