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"Ignite the Spark of Hope" with articles and channeled messages designed to provide information and inspiration.

We Are One!

“We are already one. But we imagine that we are not. And what we have to recover is our original unity. What we have to be is what we are.” ~ Thomas Merton, American Trappist Monk, writer, theologian, mystic, and social activist How many times have you heard people...

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Butterflies are Beautiful!

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” ~ Maya Angelou, American poet and civil rights activist Have you noticed the beauty around you? Birds singing, flowers blooming, new growth on trees;...

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I Choose to Change!

“For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh’s perspective offered me an opportunity to look at myself and what I believe. I found myself judging some people...

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Spring is Here!

“Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening now.” ~ Paul Coelho, Brazilian lyricist and novelist Spring is here! Do you feel it? I’ve been noticing the beauty that is so bountiful. Seeds, hopes and dreams that have been...

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Live Life to the Fullest!

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” ~ Ashley Smith, www.iamfearlesssoul.com Have you ever arrived at...

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Thrive or Survive?

“The whole cosmos has come together to create you. You carry the whole cosmos inside you. That is why, to accept yourself and to love yourself is an expression of gratitude.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk Hmmm. How often have you or someone else you know...

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Being Happy!

“‘What day is it,?’ Asked Pooh. ‘It’s today,’ squeaked Piglet. ‘My favorite day,’ said Pooh.” ~ Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne, Author I love Winnie the Pooh and friends! So much wisdom shared simply by A.A. Milne through these beloved characters! I feel such joy when...

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Self-Forgiveness!

“Only your compassion and loving kindness are invincible and without limit.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk Have you ever experienced what feels like a life review? Through the years and more recently at odd moments and sometimes in sleep it’s like...

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Love Is In The Air!

“We are all people who need to love, because Love is the soul’s life. Love is simply creation’s greatest joy.” ~ Hafez, Spiritual poet and mystic Love is! I’m feeling the energies of love all around. Maybe it’s because it’s close to Valentine’s Day or maybe it’s...

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Keep Going!

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.” ~ Albert Einstein, Theoretical physicist I find it hard to believe that January is already ending! We’ve even experienced a Full Moon also known as a Wolf Moon....

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BE!

“When day comes, we step out of the shade, aflame and unafraid. The new dawn blooms as we free it. For there is always light if only we’re brave enough to see it, if only we’re brave enough to be it.'” ~ Amanda Gorman, Youth Poet Laureate My soul was touched during...

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Happiness is a Choice!

“When you think everything is someone else’s fault, you suffer a lot. When you realize everything springs only from yourself, you will learn both peace and joy.'” ~ Dalai Lama Do you realize how powerful you are? Not muscle strength but inner strength! It took me...

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