Monday, February 29, 2016

USE YOUR SPIRITUAL IMAGINATION





So often, when we think about our imagination and using it, we think about creating something like some of artwork or creative writing. We think of works of art that we see in museums, galleries, or hear at poetry readings, writing exchanges, or even at comedy nights at local clubs. We tend to think of things that occur with some sort of external presence we have experienced or witnessed. However, as I have been thinking about imagination one last time this month, I began to think about how we can use our imagination as a way of experiencing compassion for others in all aspects of our life or even gaining a deeper understanding of any sacred texts, which are a part of one’s faith tradition.
What if we imagined the Divine in everyone and every situation that we met? 
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FEED YOUR IMAGINATION



What do you do to feed your imagination?

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

What are you doing to feed your imagination?

Sunday, February 28, 2016

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Don't let others lack of imagination keep you from having yours

IF YOU CAN IMAGINE IT, THEN




This past month I have done so much thinking about imagination. I thought I had reflected on it from so many perspectives, but this week I have come to realize that I had yet to imagine the amazing people who would come into my life and touch me in ways that I could not even imagine.
So often, we hear about all the hate, violence and fear in this world. We hear about people who do things to others that cause our hearts to be heavy. It is so easy to allow the news to help us envision a world that is negative, hate filled, and beyond repair. This week, however, has served as a living testimony of the world I think you imagined when you first created us. I have experienced unconditional love and support from people I know as well as people I have never met or barely know.
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Friday, February 26, 2016

Thursday, February 25, 2016

SONG OF THE WEEK

The power of prayer is amazing. It allows us to see with our ears and hear with our eyes, and hear the wrods that come us in the silence of prayer This is the message in this weeks song of the week

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

who or what is capturing your imagination?

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A NEVER ENDING STORY





I thought it would be fun to build on one of the Sharing Time exercises where I asked people to look at a picture of clouds and tell me what they saw. The other day I posted the image from above on my personal FB page and several of my friends used their creativity and imagination and helped write a story that began with Once upon a time. Here is the result of our collective imagination.
Once upon at time,
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Each day may we remember to remove the limits of our imagination and imagine the world of our ultimate fantasy. Only then can we achieve it.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Monday, February 22, 2016

It’s Sharing Time! Imagination is Important

Why do you think imagination is important and what  do you think can be done today to advance the cause of the imagination?

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

TODAY MAY WE FILL OUR LIVES WITH IMAGINATION, MYTH, HOPE, LAUGHTER AND LOVE. 


Sunday, February 21, 2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

THE GIFT OF IMAGINATION




I want to thank you for the gift of imagination. It comes in handy when I face a situation that is not working or not working as well as I would like it to. It is at those moments that I remember my former supervisor telling me “if you come to me with a problem, then also come to me with a solution.” Identifying the problem did not call on me to have an imagination, but coming up with a solution often times did. It meant I thought through all the logical responses and solutions to the problem and then it meant that I thought outside the box and came up with innovative ways to make something work.
My friend Eileen tells me this is one of my gifts, the ability to think outside the box. I am not sure I even realize when I am doing this, the ideas just flow out.
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Are you ready to allow your imagination to take you beyond Z

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

GREEN EGGS AND HAM



It has been a while since I have taken the time to write here. I am not quite sure why, other than I have been busier than ever between school, Pampered Chef, SAJEWord, Inspiritual and family. Honestly, though I think it is just that I have not taken the time to sit and be still and let my imagination flow. Nevertheless, this morning I woke up thinking about green eggs and ham and peanut butter and jelly and bacon and chocolate and other now normal, but once new flavor combinations. 
It is hard to remember a time when there was not peanut butter and chocolate, burger and fries, ham and cheese, salt, and caramel, butter and popcorn, spaghetti and meatballs, apple pie and ice cream, raspberry and chocolate, bacon and eggs, pizza and beer, rum and coke, chicken and waffles, chocolate and peppermint, cinnamon and apples, caramel and vanilla ice cream, salmon and cream cheese, chocolate and wine, lime and coconut, and the list goes on. Even as I was typing this list, my wife kept telling me there has always been this and there has always been that. It is hard to imagine these flavor combos not ever being together.
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Imagination is about bringing things together and creating something new. if it were not for imagination we never would have had peanut butter and jelly or green eggs and ham

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

ASSUMPTIONS AND IMAGINATION



Earlier today I woke up singing The Temptations song, It’s just my imagination and at first it reminded me of all the times I had been told to not be so imaginative. There are times that having an imagination can be positive and help us develop a deeper relationship with the Divine. There are also times our imagination can be harmful. One of these ways is when we use it to answer questions we don’t know the answer to. Rather than ask questions and seeking clarification, we imagine the answers. We begin to imagine what people are doing or saying. We imagine what they are thinking. Sometimes we even imagine what they are wearing, where they are sitting, and before we realize it we have created this whole story to answer a question we do not know the answer to.
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IT’S JUST MY IMAGINATION



So I woke up this morning hearing The Temptations singing Just my Imagination, at least the chorus in my head. I can’t remember the rest of the song, just the chorus. Oh how my imagination has always run away with me. Since I was a little girl I have had an imagination. Maybe that is why I like Anabelle, a 4 year old I met at a vending event I met a week or so ago. Her father kept telling me she had an overactive imagination and that it got her into trouble.
My imagination did as well.  I remember the first time I got into trouble for my imagination. I was 6 and I remember feeling like what I had to bring to show and tell was nothing compared to what other people were bringing to show and tell. Then one day something awesome happened.
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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

If we want this to be a better world, then we have to imagine the possibilities and be creative about making that happen.

Monday, February 15, 2016

It’s Sharing Time!!

It’s Sharing Time! Use of Imagination  http://inspiritual.biz/spiritual-discussion/2016/2/15/use-of-imagination

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

If we were indeed created in the image of the Ultimate source of creativity, the Divine, then we know we were born to be creative. So today tap into your power to create. In doing so, you connect with the Divine within you.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Imagine you loving yourself. Now imagine you loving yourself forever and unconditionally.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Do you need to see evidence of the Divine's imagination? Just look around at the diversity of humanity.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

song of the week

Sometimes we have to use our imagination to imagine that which is to come in our lives. So on good days and bad, may we all use our imagination.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Imagination Rules!

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Imagine the possibilities. You have to keep trying to find the solution and think about what you learn in the process.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

What if we were never really separated from the Divine as we are so often told? What if this is a figment of imagination?

Monday, February 8, 2016

HANDS



Hands have always fascinated me. When I was younger, my grandmother used to let me play with her hands. Her skin, as I remember it was wrinkly, soft, and baggy. Baggy might seem like a strange word to describe skin, but it was. She would play this game with me. She would pinch my skin and it would go right back into place. Then she would let me pinch her skin and it would form little peaks and valleys. Her skin became like clay that I got to play with and create landscapes. Her skin had also become more translucent, you could see the veins, and they become streams of water flowing into the peaks and valleys I was creating in her hands. Her hands would fascinate me for hours as I sat and moved skin around creating ever-changing images.
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It’s Sharing Time!!

Stare at this image and tell us what you see.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Sit. Be still. Feel the power of your imagination and creativity.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Life does not come with an instruction manual. Dream it and live your dream

Friday, February 5, 2016

Song of the Week

Imagine if we could all imagine the lyrics to this week's song of the week. How different would our world be

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Expand the possibilities. Use your imagination.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Take time each day to noodle -- to just sit and do nothing and let your creativity flow

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

One Spirit Many Voices

The February issue of One Spirit Many Voices is now available for download. http://inspiritual.biz/newsletters/


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Remember that you are greater than your evaluation of yourself. Imagine how you want to be, then be it.

Monday, February 1, 2016

It’s sharing time!

 Favorite story or myth?  http://inspiritual.biz/spiritual-discussion/2016/2/1/favorite-story-or-myth

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

What does your imagination allow you to make sacred?