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A sanctuary for our soul

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins
“During our wilderness journey, the Lord offers us spiritual renewal.
He calls us into sacred rest.
It is a safe place of comfort. A peaceful haven. A sanctuary for our soul.” 

Pure is Honourable

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“Pure is honourable.
Honourable is right.
Right is lovely.
Lovely is admirable.
Admirable is excellent.
Excellent is praise worthy.
Praise worthy is peace.” 
― Lailah Gifty Akita

Peace is a sacred space within

Copyright 2010 by R.A. Robbins

“The calm within the storm is where peace lives and breathes. It is not within perfect circumstances or a charmed life… it is not conditional. Peace is a sacred space within, it is the temple of our internal landscape. We are free to visit it, whenever we seek sanctuary. Underneath the  chaos of everyday  living,  peace is patiently  awaiting our  discovery. . .   go within.” 
― Jaeda DeWalt

 



 

Let’s Talk About It

We are talking about Easter inThe Espirational Community on Facebook.  Is there more to Easter than what many Christians celebrate?  Please come join us!


Art Note

(Todays featured fabroc artwork is At the Gates of Heaven.  It is available along with other original work by Rogene Robbins in the Espirational Gallery.)

Called to Be

Many people go through life searching for their calling.  We might see this as our perfect job or career.  We might see it as a cause or whatever makes us feel alive.  Some think of this is religious terms, as in being called to “the ministry.”  Some people seem to find their calling in this life, while others continue to search.

Let’s look at the idea of being called from a different perspective.  We are all called.  Called to what?  Called to be.  Called to be what?  Light, love, peace, goodness, grace, joy, forgiveness, wisdom, beauty and other attributes of God in whose image and likeness we are created.

We come into this world knowing this but as time goes by we begin to forget and eventually our true nature goes to sleep.  But there is good news.  We can wake up.  When we awaken to our true nature and our call to express it in this world our lives begin to fall into place as we begin to live our true purpose.

It is not always easy to live as awakening beings in a world where there is much darkness and many are sleepwalking through life.  We may be ridiculed, harassed, even verbally or physically attacked.  We may not even be able to see that we have made a difference.  But we may catch occasional glimpses of change that will encourage us to continue on our journey.  We may trip and fall and find ourselves not being true to our calling but once we know our calling to be the presence of God in the world, there is no turning back.

We no longer want to be a part of the darkness.  We can do nothing but continue to shine our light, as tiny as that light might seem at times.  We walk through life shining our light and living in the warmth of the light of God.

The First Peace

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“The first peace, which is the most important, 
is that which comes within the souls of people 
when they realize their relationship, their oneness,
with the universe and all its powers, 
and when they realize that at the center of the universe 
dwells the Great Spirit, 
and that this center is really everywhere, 
it is within each of us.”
~ Black Elk – Oglala Sioux ~

For more information on Black Elk see:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Elk

https://www.amazon.com/Black-Elk-Speaks-Oglala-Premier/dp/1438425406

We Pray for Peace

Every year on New Year’s Eve I ask you to join Bob and I as we pray for peace.  If you have a chance to go to a group peace prayer or meditation gathering today, by all means do.  There is power in individual prayer and mediation but when we gather together with shared intention it is multiplied.

So today we pray for peace…

Peace in our hearts,

Peace in our hands,

Peace in our lives,

Peace in our lands…

Sing it children! 

Did I Offer Peace Today?

Copyright 2014 by R..A.Robbins

“Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.” — Henri Nouwen
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