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

Self-Love!

“Rain. The cleansing tears of Mother Earth nourishing humanity.” Hameedat Muhammad, Writer I’ve been enjoying the rain! I intend and imagine it moving to the areas where drought prevails and fires burn. I imagine the rain cleansing and healing Mother Earth and all...

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A Compassionate Heart!

“The antidote of hatred, of violence, is compassion - there is no other medicine. Unfortunately compassion is not available in the supermarket. You have to generate the nectar of compassion in your heart.” Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk Lately I’ve been...

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Forgive Yourself!

“Let go . . . How would your life be different if you learned to let go of things that have already let go of you? From relationships long gone to old grudges, to regrets, to all the ‘could’ve’ and ‘should’ve’, to the dead friendships you still hang on to . . . Free...

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I Am Free!

“No one outside ourselves can rule us inwardly. When we know this, we become free.” The Buddha, Founder of Buddhism Freedom! What does it mean to you? There are many actions being taken that are outside of us right now. Actions intended to restrict some of our...

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A New Chapter Unfolds!

“There is beauty to be found in the changing of the earth’s seasons, and an inner grace in honoring the cycles of life.” Jack Kornfield, American author and Vipassana meditation teacher We’ve just experienced the Summer Solstice - leaving Spring and welcoming summer....

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Be Kind!

“Ah, kindness, what a simple way to tell another struggling soul that there is love to be found in the world.” A.A. Malee, Poet, artist, author, and performer How are you feeling this week? We’ve had a lot of lunar activity and those of you who are sensitives may be...

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Open to the Unknown!

“We do not have a fear of the unknown. What we fear is giving up the known.” Anthony de Mello, Spiritual teacher, writer and speaker Have you ever wanted to change something in your life but for some reason you didn’t? Have you ever wondered why? In spite of living a...

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Have You Changed?

“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 The image of butterflies seem to appear once again. As I write this, once again, Maya...

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I Am a Storyteller!

“Silence is essential. We need silence, just as we need air, just as much as plants need light. If our minds are crowded with words and thoughts, there is no space for us.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk Hmmm! How often are we able to clear our minds of...

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NOW is Real!

“Life is available only in the present. That is why we should walk in such a way that every step can bring us to the here and now.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk How many times have you heard, “Be in the present moment or only NOW is real?” I’ve been...

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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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