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

Deep Dive…

“We do not have a fear of the unknown. What we fear is giving up the known.” ~Anthony de Mello Indian Jesuit priest, psychotherapist, spiritual teacher and author I just returned home from visiting family and wanted to share with you an article that may help you...

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Take a Side

“Be yourself. Life is precious as it is. All the elements for your happiness are already here. There is no need to run, strive, search or struggle. Just be.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk I wanted to share with you an article that Charles McAlpine of...

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You Deserve Your Love!

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~Buddha, Spiritual teacher What do you feel when someone says to you, “Love yourself!” When it comes to love how often do you think of loving others first? Do you save your...

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Faith-Hope-Kindness

“Faith is unseen but felt, faith is strength when we feel we have none, faith is hope when all seems lost.” ~ Catherine Pulsifer, Author The last couple of weeks have been heartbreaking. So many lives lost unnecessarily. Young and elderly. Families, communities, and...

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My Purpose Is . . . !

“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” Dalai Lama, Spiritual leader Over 15 years ago, during meditation, I asked, “What’s my purpose? Why am I here?” The answer that I received was, “Love, gratitude,...

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You Are the Universe!

“Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.” Rumi, Persian poet, Islamic scholar and Sufi mystic Recently I’ve enjoyed being on the California coast and had daily opportunities to marvel at the vastness of the ocean and the many faces it wears....

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Trust Yourself!

“You have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” Louise L. Hay, Motivational author and founder of Hay House How often do you hear that little inner voice criticizing you? I imagine mine looks like...

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I Am Successful!

“What do you think success is?” Asked the boy. “To love,” said the mole. Charlie Mackesy, Author and painter Synchronicity! I love when it happens. I felt that this weeks’ writing would be about success and when I checked my FaceBook postings Charlie Mackesy’s quote...

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Know Yourself!

“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.” Hafiz, Persian lyric poet Do you realize how individual and unique you are? There is no one else like you is there? Think about it. You have your own experiences,...

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Restore Yourself!

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, poet, and philosopher This is a holy time of year for many religious traditions and a time for reflection and...

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Radiate the Light of Love!

“The most important principle of divine philosophy is the oneness of the world of humanity, the unity of mankind, the bond conjoining East and West, the tie of love which blends human hearts.” Abdu’l-Baha, Head of Baha’i Faith, 1892-1921 Many years ago during...

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