Posted on July 27, 2012 by TME
SHINE … By the Spirit™ with Tonya M. Evans
Reflections on a 103 year life well lived!
© 2012 Tonya M. Evans
July 27, 2012
Today is the birthday of my Grandmother, Celeste Jones Borden, a/k/a Nana!! This is the first birthday since her transition from this life back on March 30th of this year. So I spent a great deal of time this morning and over the last week, actually, reflecting on her life and her intensely bright SHINE.
And the memories have been all sweet, no bitter (as Oprah says).
I’ve written several times about the indomitable spirit, fortitude, strength, intelligence, humor and wit of my Nana. I am so grateful to possess so much of her in me and learned so much about how to live life well from my Nana.
Here are some recent posts about those lessons and reflections in the recent past:
On these benchmark moments of life (dates of birth and transition) as well as the big-ticket holidays (Mother’s Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas) we often reflect on loved ones who have transitioned on from this life. Every time I think of or dream of my Nana (like today) the memories and reveries are always so beautiful and truly bring me joy.
Yes, I certainly do miss her physical presence. But after getting past the initial grief of accepting she left us in the physical realm, I was filled with the precious reality that hers was a life so very well lived. Then all I could do was to celebrate in gratitude and then, despite my human imperfections, resolve to emulate her divine example.
And she’s still with me. (more…)
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Posted on July 26, 2012 by graceste
GIVE … by the Spirit™ Guest Contributor — Grace Ste. Croix
The Thriving Woman
© 2012 Grace Ste. Croix
July 26, 2012
The woman who THRIVES is a species that is not identified by class, culture or color. She has no particular age or educational background. She may have a different religion or creed then her peers but there is one commonality to today’s thriving woman:
she has a voice.
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Posted on July 24, 2012 by Jerricia J. Ulmer
LEARN! … By the Spirit™ with Jerricia J. Ulmer, M. Ed.
Creating a World of Patience & Tolerance
July 23, 2012
© 2012 Jerricia J. Ulmer
Photo: Associated Press
The July 20th killing of 12 people and injury of 58 others in an Aurora, Colorado picture show touched the nation. I try to avoid watching the news because of the seemingly rampant occurrences of such morbid atrocities, but by 7 A.M., before my first cup of coffee, I was well informed. Less than 6 hours after the killings, a whole time zone away, people were mourning.
Our hearts and prayers certainly go out to the victims and their families. But today, during his first court appearance, I couldn’t help but notice the face of Aurora shooter James Holmes. As I exercised profusely on the gym elliptical machine, my ears were tuned to Shine’s energizing, self-affirming “I Will Tell Myself”, but my eyes were tuned to the CNN broadcast and James Holmes’ face, his wildly dyed hair, his eyes that seemed to vacillate between mania and misery. I was moved to put him in the victim column too.
This may draw some criticisms, but his pain is undeniable. Anyone who meditates for months on how to hurt and kill a mass of people is aching. And hurt people hurt people. (more…)
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Posted on July 20, 2012 by kwalls
“The core universal energies are encoded to love, joy, peace, and happiness. They support any activities immersed in these energies. So ANY project in which you are happily humming along because you absolutely love what you’re doing, will be successful for you.”
Doreen Virtue’s Message from Archangel Michael
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Posted on July 17, 2012 by TME
[UPDATE 7/24: Click here to access the Dr. Kat & Friends Show archive of "Thriving By The Spirit"]
Join ByTheSpirit.net contributor, Dr. Kathleen E. Walls on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month from 8 – 10PM ET (5-7 PM PT) for Dr. Walls & Friends Blog Talk Radio Show!
On each show, Dr. Kat engages her guests in lively discussions that will educate and provide you with information and inspiration to help you navigate this thing called “life”.
With segments like Living Your G.R.E.A.T.E.S.T. Life, Ways to Live By the Spirit, Keeping It Real with Dr. Walls, and interviews with experts who are the authority in their fields, we each have the opportunity to walk away better than when we came.
ON THIS WEEK’S SHOW
“Dr. Walls & Friends” is Thriving By The Spirit tonight, Tuesday, July 17, 2012, from 8-10pm Eastern with ByTheSpirit.net SHINE contributor Tonya Marie Evans (WisdomintheWhisper.com), Mama Sunshine and Tina Jones. Be sure to join in and share your thoughts, experiences, and messages of hope and inspiration.
HOW TO TUNE IN
You can listen online or on the phone (917-889-7765). Be sure to join in on the live chat via FaceBook and Twitter! (more…)
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