Creativity and children go hand-in-hand. I recall art class days were the best days in school because we got to play and make art. What fun! Whenever I’m in that mode of creative play–whether it’s writing this magazine, designing a home, or gathering fabrics for a quilt or craft project, its time well-spent feeding my spirit. Cultivating the qualities of childlike joy and openness as adults is super important. Being creative in whatever form that takes for you is like being a child at play again, no matter your age. We are creative beings and we are here on Earth to do or create something awesome that only we are uniquely called to do. If you don’t think you are creative, listen to your inner voice to remind you of that which you loved doing as a child, and do it again!
This month we are featuring the ‘child-like’ beings known as the elves and fairies, or ‘the wee folk’ as they refer to themselves. We read about them in the fairy tales as children and I’m sharing their ideas of how we can (finally) acknowledge them and work together, Angel Talk, page 4.
If you had a childhood you’d rather not remember, Kathleen Jacoby offers a way to have a happy childhood after all by reclaiming your inner child, page 6. To encourage playfulness, read about her, ‘Plumplets,’ page 15. Other articles include how to create good fortune by choosing the right words, from affirmation goddess, Louise Hay, page 12. Ideas to protect your creative life, from Meredith Young-Sowers, page 16. Dana Claudat chimes in with how to expand your creative genius, page 18; and Bev Brunelle shares how changing your focus creates new possibilities, page 19.
I hope the ideas in this issue will ignite your creative spark! Have a safe, happy and a wildly creative July!
June 2017 Issue
We’ve got Abraham Lincoln here; we’ve got Thomas Jefferson here, along with many more ‘guides in spirit’ who watch over us. As we celebrate those who are graduating, we can be assured there truly is guidance from beyond for those who ask and become aware of this phenomenon. A Course In Miracles (ACIM) states, “If you knew who walked beside you, you could never be afraid.” I say, “If you knew who guided you from spirit, what would you ask their love, light and wisdom on? And why are you waiting?” All you need do is ask. (See ad on page 5.)
Speaking of ACIM, check out what ideas Course expert Beverly Hutchinson-McNeff offers in helping us respond to our life’s events, p. 15.
Steve Freier reviewed The Gentle Art of Blessing that offers an awareness of and practical ideas of what we can do to help ourselves and the world, p. 8.
Roberta Grimes shares some of her research into reincarnation, p. 6. It is my feeling that if we don’t learn the principles of love and light, we return to Earth school until we do.
There is so much more in this edition, I invite you to read it all. Let’s become aware that life is a continual prayer. What we focus on comes to pass, so let us be reminded that not only do we need love and light, but our dear Mother Earth needs it too, perhaps now more than ever. Light always wins over darkness but it is up to us to decide where we place our personal power. Spend a few minutes every day to send your love to yourself, your fellow travelers, and to the Earth. The Glory of Light Meditation from my book Heaven Help Me! – A Celestial Guide To Healing, is one idea how to do this, p. 3.
Until next time, let’s clear away all of the dark debris from our hearts and minds and let the light and love of our true selves shine!
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On many levels, and for many people I know, April was a challenging month! I faced my fear of shoulder replacement surgery and did it, while soon after my associate editor, Kathleen Jacoby, fell in her house and broke her arm! I can think of two other friends who were also hospitalized during this time. In retrospect, I feel these incidences were designed to wake us up to something important and to get our attention to change our thoughts and direction. If we get an inkling to make a change and we ignore the prompting, the voice will get louder and louder until it finally gets our attention. Turning up the volume can happen in many ways. I feel it is necessary for everyone to create an ‘angel code’ and become 100 percent aware of that code when it sounds, to avoid any undo heartache or frustration. Angel Talk speaks to this. (See article on this page.)
And whenever we move through one of life’s challenges that I will call ‘April Showers’ — we can be sure that there is a gift or benefit that awaits us on the other side of it, that I will refer to as ‘May Flowers.’ There is evidence of this phenomena throughout this issue, and it is my sincerest hope that no matter what challenge you are presently facing, something quite wonderful awaits you in the balance. If you are not clear what that could be, contact me and I will do a reading for you… which, by the way, I have on sale this month to make up for the down time I had in April. Enjoy the flowers!
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On April 3rd I will undergo shoulder replacement surgery – something I have run from for about three years, trying anything else that came to me to try. Finally, exhausting my search, there are no other alternatives to correct this problem. Feeling depressed that I did not get the ‘miracle’ I prayed for, the angels chimed in one day recently to let me know that surgery IS the answer to my prayer! (Read more in Angel Talk on this page.)
There is much to ponder about prayer in this issue, including the need to keep it open-ended at the top and to add ‘this or something better’ to our prayers. Bill Sweet reminds us of having the right intention in prayer, page 5. Bev Brunelle writes about the importance of staying mindful and how this awareness helps us on our path of self-discovery, page 20. Need healing? Try talking to your cells, page 7.
We are featuring a look at the history of the Easter celebration and its Pagan roots, pages 8-10. I am also happy to welcome our new columnist and stone healer, Diane Bloom. This month she is featuring the benefits of Citrine, page 21. Meredith Young-Sowers gives us thoughts to ponder regarding the crop circles, page 11. Barry Kerr has your Astro-Outlook for April, pages 12-13. Steve Freier reviewed a spiritual classic, ‘Living With the Himalayan Masters, page 6. And for healing the house, Dana Claudat offers tips for Spring cleaning, page 14. Also included are some tips to help keep the Earth and oceans clean of plastic debris, page 18; and Roberta Grimes offers seven signs we commonly receive from the deceased, page 16.
I hope you enjoy this entire issue!
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