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A Sacred Gift

“You are on a soulful path that asks you to step into the greatest version of yourself. It is a sacred gift to shine your brightest light, not just in your moments of glory, but each day.”  —  Debbie Ford
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Small Declarations of Faith

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“Each time a person passes by you and you say ‘hello’, imagine that person turning into a candle. The more positivity, love and light you reflect, the more light is mirrored your way. Sharing beautiful hellos is the quickest way to earn spiritual brownie points. You should start seeing hellos as small declarations of faith. Every time you say hello to a stranger, your heart acknowledges over and over again that we are all family.”  ― Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Risk Being Seen in All of Your Glory

 

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“Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory.”
― Jim Carrey

Shine!

 

Let There be Light

We live in a time of great darkness.  We may feel driven to fight against the darkness.   If this is your path I would like to give a word of caution that is can be difficult to fight without becoming what we are fighting.

This is the time I believe we are being called to remember.  To remember who we are and where we came from.  To remember our light and our spiritual power.

We are light and what this world so desperately needs right now is for all of us to shine.  We change the world by the way that we live.  We don’t have to try to judge, teach or change anyone.  When others see the light shining through us they will come to us.  They will see that we are different and will want to know more.

The month of December is a difficult time for many people.  The time when we speak of peace on earth goodwill to all can  also be a time of anger, feeling that we are the only ones with the truth, greed, materialism and other displays of human frailty.  This is the time to stay true to your calling and not get caught up in petty squabbles over celebrations, what is being celebrated or appropriate holiday greetings.

This is the time we must focus on the light that we are and walk in it.  So this holiday season go out there and SHINE!

What does shining your light look like in your life?  Please take time to ponder this question.  Think about it, journal, create art, answer the question in the comments below, whatever you feel led to do.

Thought for Today

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“Reach out and help others. If you have the power to make someone happy, do it. Be a vessel, be the change, be the difference, or be the inspiration. Shine your light as an example. The world needs more of that.”
― Germany Kent

Thought for Today

 

 

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“We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining – they just shine.”  —Dwight L. Moody
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Fun and Easy Ways to Shine Your Light: Non-Perishable Food Donations**

A word of advice here.  Don’t just give that old can of lima beans no one really likes anyway.  First think of practical needs.  Items always needed at food pantries include:
 *Shelf stable proteins — Canned tuna or salmon, Canned chicken or other meats, Canned beans, Dried beans, Canned soups and stews, Peanut butter, Nuts, Canned chili, Trail mix
* Pantry staples such as Rice (especially whole grain), Oatmeal, Pasta (especially whole grain), Diced tomatoes, Tomato sauce, Canned vegetables, Cooking oils (such as olive oil or canola oil), Flour
*Holiday Ingredients and Side Dishes, Canned pumpkin, canned yams, cranberry sauce, boxed stuffing, dried macaroni, canned vegetables.
Think about healthy foods you like to eat.  Hold off on the snacks and junk foods.  Most food banks get more than enough of these.  What they need is good food to fill people up.  Some food pantries like to have juice boxes for children, but real juice only please.  If you have special dietary needs think about picking up an extra when you buy your special foods.  People in need also have health conditions requiring special diets.  If in doubt call the food pantry and ask what they need.
Finally, remember there are hungry people every day of the year.  Contribute to food pantries throughout the year, especially in the summer.
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