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

Open Your Heart!

“Open your eyes to the beauty around you. Open your mind to the wonders of life. Open your heart to those who love you and always be true to yourself.” ~ Maya Angelou, American poet and civil rights activist Hold onto your hats this week! Not only is Election Day on...

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Listen to Your Soul!

“I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking the books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my soul.” ~ Rumi, Persian poet, Islamic scholar, and Sufi mystic I, too, have been a seeker and still am as are many of you! I find what I’ve...

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You Are Enough!

“You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving yourself and see what happens.” ~ Louise Hay, American author and founder of Hay House How do you feel when someone says, “You really look good or I love how you’re helping others or You...

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An Expression of Gratitude!

“Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos-the trees, the clouds, everything.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk I’m learning not to take my good health for granted! Every morning I express my gratitude for being mobile,...

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Joy is a Choice!

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” ~ Omar Khayyam, Persian polymath and poet What does joy mean to you? I remember in the past asking a dear friend, “Why don’t I feel joy?” Hmmm. At the time I felt like it had to be an overwhelming and exhilarating...

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Being You Takes Courage!

“It’s your road and yours alone. Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.” ~ Rumi, Persian poet, Islamic scholar, and Sufi mystic Have you been following the destruction that hurricane Ian has caused along the East coast? My heart goes out to those...

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A Way of Being!

“Compassion. It’s not just a word. It’s a way of being. It’s not just a concept. It’s love in action.” ~ Jeff Brown, Author and teacher Can you imagine yourself as love in action? I like that image and believe that we are love at our core. No problem, then, right?...

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Love Life!

“Be in love with your life. Every minute of it.” ~ Jack Kerouac, American novelist and poet Have you ever found yourself dreading to get out of bed and start another day? There are times in my life that I have! As I’ve become more aware I find that this doesn’t happen...

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Changing Myself!

“Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise so I am changing myself.” ~ Rumi, Persian poet, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic Rumi reminds us that change begins within each one of us before change outside of us happens. I’ve...

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I’m Responsible!

“Being responsible is an enormous privilege . . . It’s what marks anyone a fully grown human.” ~ Barack Obama, 44th President of the U.S. Hmmm. I’ve never thought of being responsible as a privilege before. Have you? I’ve been reflecting on this. Usually I find myself...

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Choose Joy!

“Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.” ~ Joseph Campbell, American writer Do you remember what feeling joy is like? Sometimes I don’t! I find that I remember when I’m centered in my...

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I Am Hopeful!

“Choose to be optimistic. It feels better..” ~ Dalai Lama, Spiritual leader I agree, it does feel better to be optimistic about life rather than pessimistic or waiting for ‘the next shoe to drop’ as the saying goes. Some of you may think I’m naïve but I like to look...

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