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Lighting the Way

       Advent is the preparation for Christmas, practiced by Christians, on the four Sundays leading up to Christmas. The advent wreath has five candles (one for each of the Sundays of advent and one for Christmas Eve) each week is symbolic of the time before conception and leading up to the birth of Christ. The candles are …

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Opening yourself to Peace, Faith, Love & Joy

 Hope is the ability to hear the music of the future, Faith is the courage to dance to it today! ~ Author unknown Peace is the absence of conflict; total acceptance of what is… complete serenity. Faith is believing in that which is unseen or unknown. Love is the driving force behind life; the spark that ignites …

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Lighten up!

  Lately I’ve noticed that people are too wound up; uptight and riddled with fear. I’ve felt it within myself at times too. There is a heaviness in the air and many people look as though they have the weight of the world on their shoulders. What would it take for all of us to …

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Harvesting Success

    Fall is a time of celebrating the harvest of our crops. It is a time for enjoying the fruits of our labor. Fall is a time of transition and change from the warmth of summer to the cold chills of winter. We harvest whatever we’ve planted earlier in the year and this nourishment is meant …

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Are you Happy?

We are One; inextricably connected. In bringing joy and comfort joy to others, we receive everlasting joy and fulfillment. In waking up to these universal principles, we release selfish motives and dysfunctional patterns of behavior. So what are you willing to do differently on your quest for happiness, prosperity, and purpose?

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Declare Your Independence!

Fourth of July is almost here; a time to celebrate our (United States of America) independence from Great Britain. Unrest from the colonists began the  American Revolution as a way to assert their independence and more than a year later the Continental Congress was formed. A special committee was formed and the Declaration of Independence was created …

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Living in the Land of Plenty

As American’s, it’s easy to say we live in the land of plenty because of all the economic opportunities our freedom allows. Often people from poor countries view the U.S. as “the land of milk and honey” traveling far and wide to be here and “get their piece of the pie”. Alternatively, there are citizens …

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Re-fueling and Renewing

“The universe will fill your cup — if you carry a big cup, a little cup, or a thimble!” – Sonia Choquette   Meditating in this Zen Garden, would easily renew a sense of tranquility and peace, but what if you don’t have a garden? Not to worry. Re-fueling our dreams and renewing our hope is …

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Easter Blessings!

Easter is a time of renewal and Resurrection! I hope everyone had a blessed Easter Sunday with family and friends, sharing in the celebration of this Holy holiday. To me, Easter is far more than candy and colored eggs. Its deeper meaning is of hope and forgiveness. While the celebration of Easter has passed, we …

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Starting Over

Have you ever experienced a massive change in your life, only to feel completely off kilter and maybe depressed? I am there right now and have been there many times in my life. With each transition, there are new opportunities to grow and learn through deep reflecting. Starting over is never easy, but absolutely possible …

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