Friday, December 15, 2017

SONG OF THE WEEK

This week's song of the week reminds us to be ourselves and not worry about anything as long as we know we are doing our best. It does not matter if others think it is our best, as long as we know it is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=74&v=F9IAY6upi0E

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

How often do you rob yourself? How often do you steal your joy? your peace?
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Thursday, December 14, 2017

FONDUE, ME AND YOU



It has been a few years since I have written about fondue, but given that this is National Fondue month, it is a good time to reflect on Fondue again. Fondue is one of those foods which has varied in its popularity over time. However, in some cultures, like Switzerland, fondue is a sacred food. For one very simple reason. It is a meal you can share with people you love. There are some spiritual values in fondue, which are difficult to find in other types of meals.
Fondue is about more than people gathering around a table to share a meal. Fondue is a communal dish. Each and every person gathered around the table is connecting with each other every time they dip something into the fondue pot. It is not so important what is in the fondue pot. It can be cheese, chocolate, or some other form of awesomeness. Nor does it matter what one is dipping into the fondue pot. It could be cheese, berries, or some other delicious dipper. It is the process of sharing a pool into which we all enter and engage.
Eating fondue reminds us to slow down and appreciate time with each other. Especially in this season, we are busy. Eating fondue is a time to sit down, share a homemade meal, sit, talk, and share an experience. Eating fondue allows us to share food and conversation with those we love.
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

When you learn how to love and appreciate yourself, you will learn how to love and appreciate others.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

PUT YOUR MASK ON FIRST

It has been several years since I have been on a plane, but I remember the flight attendants always telling us in an emergency to put our oxygen masks on first before helping anyone else. This is similar advice to what I was given during my spiritual formation. Take care of yourself so you can take care of others. Practicing you this month means we have to remember to put our masks on first. Today, I thought I would share a few practical ways to take care of ourselves in our daily lives.
1.     Unplug from the energy zappers.
We all have people in our lives who are energy zappers. They are those folks who make you feel like increasingly tired the longer you are around them. When you start to feel emotionally, mentally, and even physically drained around certain people, excuse yourself and find a quiet place to be and let your energy level rebuild. This is not to say that those individuals are bad people, just that they zap your energy and your ability to be present for yourself and thus for others. Unplug, put your mask on and breathe.
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FULFILL YOUR DESTINY

What reminds you to fulfill your destiny?

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Remember each day to take a moment to hearing all that the Divine has to whisper in your ear. Open yourself up to hearing and acknowledging all the inner revelations, including those which show you that you are greater then your evaluation of yourself