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Aquarius
Posted 1/3/2012 6:48 AM (#22832)
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The Candle

‘There is not enough darkness in all the world, to put out the light of one candle.’ Robert Alden

Have you ever sat in front of a burning candle and stared into its flame for any length of time? If so, did you become aware of the warmth, the comfort and the sense of wellness and feelings of being at home that radiate from it? And did you notice how the flame of one single candle can light up a whole room?

A candle can only do all these things and giving of itself by allowing the flame to consume its substance. Reflect upon this in your moments of disenchantment, when sometimes after your daily toiling and strivings you feel as if you had given away every last ounce of strength. When, in this state of exhaustion, you are wondering about the sense, purpose and meaning of your efforts, ensure you get some quiet moments of reflection later. Make yourself as comfortable as you can, light a candle, look into it and then ask yourself: ‘Have I been a light for others by giving them signs and showing them new and better ways and directions of being? How many candles has the support I have given to those around me throughout the year lit not only them but maybe in our world?’

Spiritually, light is knowledge and wisdom, and darkness is ignorance. It is true that when a candle gives of its light and warmth it can only do so until its own substance has been consumed by the flame’s fire and nothing is left. It is different for us because, as soon as we are attuned to the stream of consciousness of the Highest, the light and warmth we give is constantly nurtured and renewed by this source of inspiration. It is one that will never cease, dry up or leave us and the more we give of Its light, the more we receive. That is the law. The luminescence of the Highest shines through those who are acting as Its channels and It has the power of blessing and healing us and our world and all lifeforms that share it with us.

Therefore, may the small still flame in all hearts grow ever stronger, until the entire planet is filled with nothing but love and light. Instead of asking for earth- and mind-shattering enlightenments, let us pray that every single day of the coming year and years will bring to all of us a constant flow of small rays of light that renews the hope, faith and trust of our whole race in the goodness of the life the Universal Christ so kindly provides for us, Its beloved children of the Earth.

Anon.

Edited by Aquarius

From ‘Words & Prayers For Christmas, New Year & Spring’

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May raindrops fall lightly on your brow,

May soft winds freshen your spirit,

May sunshine brighten your heart,

May the burdens of each day rest lightly upon you,

And may the Universe always enfold you

In the sheltering mantle of Its love.

A happy and prosperous New Year 2012 to you and your loved ones.

Please don't forget to click on your

New Year Card

With love and special blessings,
Aquarius



Edited by Aquarius 1/3/2012 6:52 AM
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leo
Posted 1/3/2012 6:48 PM (#22834 - in reply to #22832)
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I thought this would be the appropriate thread to post my good news. I received an email today approving my dissertation. So I am now a Ph.D. in Metaphysical Counseling. What a wonderful way to begin this New Year of hope and the new paradigm shift of 2012.

Blessings to all
Leo Ph.D.
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Disa
Posted 1/3/2012 8:08 PM (#22835 - in reply to #22832)
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Wow! Congratulations, Leo! Well done. What a wonderful beginning to the new year!
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Aquarius
Posted 1/4/2012 5:47 AM (#22837 - in reply to #22832)
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Congratulations and celebrations, dear Leo.
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Aquarius
Posted 1/4/2012 5:49 AM (#22838 - in reply to #22832)
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New Year Prayer
Thank you, Great Spirit, for giving me
The brand new year ahead.
Help me live the way I should
As each new day I tread.

Give me gentle wisdom
That I might help a friend.
Give me strength and courage
So a shoulder I might lend.

The year ahead is empty,
Help me fill it with good things.
Each new day filled with joy
And the happiness it brings.

Please give the leaders of our world
A courage born of peace,
That they might lead us gently
And all the fighting cease.

Please give to all upon this Earth
A heart that’s filled with love
A gentle happy way to live
With Your blessings from above.

Charlotte Anselmo

Happy New Year Video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x91rBzNKvlc&NR=1

With love and light,
Aquarius
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Posted 1/4/2012 8:34 AM (#22842 - in reply to #22834)
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Congratulations Leo! I've been a student since practically the founding of the University and I'm still in my bachelor's program! I guess I get so tied up with "educating an idiot" (see below) that I neglect my own studies.

I'm so happy for you, and such lovely timing! Blessings in the New Year.

All my Best,
Zy

P.S. Definitions:

Programming - Educating an Idiot
Computer - Said Idiot.

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FoxFires
Posted 1/4/2012 10:12 AM (#22845 - in reply to #22842)
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Zy,

I see you understand the self abasement thing, and you seem to have humor with it too LOL I do this as laughing at myself

Thanks

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leo
Posted 1/4/2012 10:55 AM (#22846 - in reply to #22832)
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Thank you Zy, Aquarius and Disa. There was a time when I didn't think I'd get it accomplished. With my move to California and my retirement, I really couldn't put it off any longer. It has been years for me as well.
Blessings, Love and Light
Leo

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Disa
Posted 1/4/2012 4:59 PM (#22860 - in reply to #22832)
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You guys are all so inspiring. Look how much you all have gone through, and yet you persist and accomplish your goals. I will persist, as well
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leo
Posted 1/4/2012 6:55 PM (#22863 - in reply to #22860)
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Disa,

At times it all seems so overwhelming, however persistance is the key to success. It took me about two years with stops and starts to complete the dissertation. Hang in there, you'll be fine.

Blessings
Leo
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Paul Joseph
Posted 1/6/2012 2:52 PM (#22872 - in reply to #22863)
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Congrats from me too Leo, sorry missed this the first time around
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Aquarius
Posted 1/7/2012 6:52 AM (#22881 - in reply to #22845)
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FoxFires - 1/4/2012 3:12 PM

Zy,

I see you understand the self abasement thing, and you seem to have humor with it too LOL I do this as laughing at myself.

The Be-Attitudes
Blessed are those who can laugh about themselves,
For they shall have endless fun.

Blessed are those who can tell a mountain from a molehill,
For they shall be spared many troubles.

Blessed are those who can go to bed and fall asleep
Without looking for excuses,
For they shall become wise.

Blessed are those who know when to shut up and listen,
For they shall learn many new things.

Blessed are those who do not take themselves too seriously,
For they shall be appreciated by those around them.

Blessed are those who are attentive to the call of others
Without thinking they are indispensable,
For they are the sowers of joy.

Blessed are those who take small things seriously
And large things peacefully,
For they shall go far in life.

Blessed are those who can admire a smile and forget a frown,
For the Sun will shine on their path.

Blessed are those who can keep quiet and smile,
Even when someone cuts them off in mid-sentence,
Contradicts them and/or treads on their toes,
For they have seen the One light that unites us all.

But most blessed of all are those who recognise
The living God in themselves, as well as
In everyone and everything that comes their way,
For they already have found true and everlasting
Love, light and wisdom.

Anon.
Edited by Aquarius

From ‘Words & Prayers of Comfort & Healing’

With love and light,
Aquarius

 

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Posted 1/7/2012 2:08 PM (#22885 - in reply to #22863)
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Dear Aquarius,

*big hugs*

What more to say?

Zy

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FoxFires
Posted 1/7/2012 3:45 PM (#22887 - in reply to #22881)
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Aquarius,

I am not sure if I should reply or not LOL, but thanks! Again!

Love and Light

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Paul Joseph
Posted 1/7/2012 5:24 PM (#22889 - in reply to #22887)
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And Happy Christmas today to any here in the Russian or Eastern Orthodox Churches ... as well as Epiphany for yesterday, and blessed epiphanies for us all throughout 2012
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Aquarius
Posted 1/8/2012 5:28 AM (#22894 - in reply to #22885)
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And the same to you, dear Zy.

I hope it's going to be the best year ever - for all of us.

With love - Aquarius

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Aquarius
Posted 1/8/2012 5:29 AM (#22895 - in reply to #22889)
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Paul Joseph - 1/7/2012 10:24 PM And Happy Christmas today to any here in the Russian or Eastern Orthodox Churches ... as well as Epiphany for yesterday, and blessed epiphanies for us all throughout 2012

And so say all of us!

Thank you, Paul.

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Aquarius
Posted 1/8/2012 5:31 AM (#22896 - in reply to #22887)
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FoxFires - 1/7/2012 8:45 PM

Aquarius,

I am not sure if I should reply or not LOL, but thanks! Again!

Love and Light

Well, why shouldn't you? Thanks for your reply.

Love and light - Aquarius

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Posted 1/8/2012 12:02 PM (#22906 - in reply to #22832)
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Big hugs to everyone...
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Posted 1/9/2012 7:27 AM (#22926 - in reply to #22896)
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Aquarius - 1/8/2012 6:31 AM
FoxFires - 1/7/2012 8:45 PM

Aquarius,

I am not sure if I should reply or not LOL, but thanks! Again!

Love and Light

Well, why shouldn't you? Thanks for your reply.

Love and light - Aquarius

The part of

Blessed are those who know when to shut up and listen,
For they shall learn many new things.

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Posted 1/10/2012 2:50 PM (#22950 - in reply to #22832)
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It is interesting that in the new calendar that we commonly use that the new year starts as we're getting colder and the sun brighter. It instills the thoughts of hope with the ideas of possible hardship. Hardship is now minimalized by modernity and effort. But, it is interesting to think about on a sunny northwest day.
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Posted 1/10/2012 5:53 PM (#22954 - in reply to #22950)
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It does make sense if you think about it. We go from the shortest day of the year and then the days begin getting longer. Hence the Wiccan evergreen tree, a reminder of the green that will return in the spring. As well as all the other Wiccan traditions that have been usurped by Christainity. The Christmas tree, the May Pole, the Easter egg, Mistletoe, Yule log, Etc.

Unless you live in Australia, then you go to the beach for Christmas.

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Aquarius
Posted 1/11/2012 6:02 AM (#22960 - in reply to #22950)
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Recipe For A Wholesome New Year

Take twelve months and bless them,
So that they may be cleansed of all
Bitterness, greed, fault-finding and fear.
Divide each section into one portion for each day,
So that your store will last you a whole year.
And then, throughout the coming year,
Every day serve one portion consisting of:

Equal parts of labour, joy and humour,
Three heaped tablespoons of optimism,
One teaspoon of tolerance and
One grain of mirth.
Don’t forget to add a generous pinch of tact and
Last but not least pour lots of love over all of it.

When ready for serving,
Garnish with bunches of kindness and attentiveness.
Serve daily with cheerfulness,
A refreshing cup of tea and a blessing.

Katharina Elisabeth Goethe 1731/1808
Mother of the great German poet
Translation by Aquarius

Happy New Year!

With love and special blessings,

From ‘Words & Prayers For Christmas, New Year & Spring’

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