CALMING DOWN THE MIND

Beloved,

I am up tight and concerned about a new Mini-Split heating system I purchased as it is making noises that are preventing me from falling asleep.  Once I am asleep, I am OK.  I tried ear plugs but I never realized that I wear a hearing aid all day and then the ear plug all night and my ear is not breathing so it started to get real itchy.  You can chuckle as you imagine me trying to scratch inside my ear with my hearing aid on. It is a Mitchubichi so it is neither cheap or a knock off.  It is supposed to be the best in the market but no one seems to be able to find the reason for the noise which varies in intensity.  This unit is supposed to be Whisper Quiet but it is definitely not that. I feel like all my training for accessing Inner Peace has been for naught because my brain is focused pn finding a remedy for this situation. You know that this is 2020 and all you fear or have not dealt with will come up so you can take another look.  I feel I am being given another opportunity to face some fears I must still have about noises in the night. I am supposed to be grateful for the chance but I need to be honest and tell you it sucks.  In my heart, I know that this will pass but I am trying to calm down and allow my I AM PRESENCE to take over. In my search for this peace and tranquility, I have come across a song that I think we all know but it is done in such a way that it is calming.  I wish to share it with you in case you get into this quandary.  It will help your brain find some peace.

As I was searching for other inspirational material to fill my mind so it would stop obsessing, I came across Eckhart Tolle and this inspired and humorous reminder.

https://spiritlibrary.com/videos/eckhart-tolle/do-i-own-my-idea-the-nature-of-creative-manifestation

As I am looking for the bigger picture, what appears before me is a talk addressing that very subject by Patricia Diane Cota-Robles. It is a short video of 10 minutes and well worth the listen.

https://spiritlibrary.com/videos/patricia-diane-cota-robles/the-new-decade-will-be-a-peak-transmission-period-vlog-150

This article is about accepting your genie.  I am going to call upon him/her and trust.  How about you?  Would you like your own genie?

https://spiritlibrary.com/brenda-hoffman/accept-your-genie

Guess what?  After sharing all of these hints to you, I guess I took my own advice because I am feeling much calmer after listening to the above links.  In fact, this one definitely made me smile and reminded me of the love that is flowing all around me and you.

Love and Light

Mary Grace
https://www.thewoundedchalice.com

HAVE FAITH IN MOTHER NATURE

Beloved,

Humanity never ceases to amaze me and today really surprised me. I know our weather is unpredictable sometimes but this takes the cake.  I am looking forward to 60 degrees tomorrow as a little taste of Spring to come and today the ice and snow are melting in the streets and on the lake. Guess what I saw when I opened my drapes to the lake.  Yep, you guessed it.  Ice fishermen. I think they want at least one time on the ice before it melts back into a lake.  I know they have bore drills to see how much it is frozen but seeing them seems so out of context to the weather. At the end of November I had to be plowed out three times because of the snow so I was really dreading winter.  Yet, Mother Nature has given us snow that I love.  It snows at night, you get up in the morning and the snow starts to melt and is gone off your driveway and sidewalk in the wink of an eye. If that is how winter is, I won’t complain. No plows or shovels are necessary and yet we get the beautiful view of the snow on the trees and the grass.

Nature is so beautiful and so powerful.  Have you wanted to help those in Australia?  Here is a chance to hold hands with a huge group right from where you are. Please join in the prayerful energy that we are sending to Australia, its people, its animals and everyone affected by this.

https://spiritlibrary.com/videos/steve-rother/global-focus-australia

Here is proof that there is still hope and Mother Nature cannot be stopped in her tracks. Keep encouraging her with your loving energy.

Today begins the eclipse and very powerful energy that you can use for yourself and the planet. Interested in knowing how?

https://spiritlibrary.com/kari-samuels/mother-of-all-eclipses-are-you-ready

Do you know anyone who suffers from dyslexia?  Please pass them this promising creation that will assist them in their disability.

The end of the eclipse series.  How appropriate with the eclipse being today.  Patricia Diane Cota Robles gives us info that will raise our spirits and our hope. Watch out world, here we come.

Love and Light

Mary Grace
https://www.thewoundedchalice.com

WHAT IS NEXT FOR US?

Beloved,

I had one theme I had wanted to present to you today but after reading several other articles, it changed.  It is a New Year after all so we are all entitled to new thoughts and ideas and also new practices. The first one is a daily meditation I receive (you can too) from a famous Franciscan priest. Fr. Richard Rohr https://cac.org.   To me, it is such an example of what we all wish our world to be that it felt very important to share with you.

A School for Love
Friday, January 3, 2020

Today, friend and CAC faculty member Brian McLaren continues describing the three shifts Christianity needs to make in order to be true to the vision and mission of Jesus the Christ. Yesterday Brian explained the importance of becoming (1) “decentralized and diverse.” Today, he describes the need to be (2) “radically collaborative” and to (3) “love as Jesus taught and embodied.” Rather than a top-heavy institution concerned about in-house salvation, the Christianity of the future will place love of God, neighbor, self, and all creation at the center. Brian writes:

The diverse and decentralized movement we need will be radically collaborative, working with, across, and, when necessary, outside of and in spite of existing institutions to seek the common good. It will not be anti-institutional because institutions are necessary for human survival, but neither will it be institutional, in the sense that it is preoccupied with its own survival or bringing benefits only to its members. Rather, it will be trans-institutional, working across institutions, both religious and non-religious, seeking the common good of those inside and outside the movement and the institutions it involves. . . .

The . . . most important aspect of this [new] form of Christianity in the future is simple, obvious, and yet radical: it is about love, as Jesus taught and embodied [emphasis mine—RR]. . . .

The New Testament makes it abundantly clear that Jesus was about love first and foremost, in word and deed. Jesus began with love for God, but inseparably linked that love with love for neighbor [1], with the understanding that neighbor includes the other, the outsider, the outcast, the last, the least, the lost, the disgraced, the dispossessed, and the enemy. This love for neighbor was, in turn, inextricably related to an appropriate love for self. In fact, to love neighbor as oneself leads to the realization that oneself and one’s neighbor are actually distinct yet inseparable realities. In today’s world, we must add that, for Jesus, God’s love extends to the wildflower, the meadow grass, the sparrow, and the raven. He saw all of God’s creatures as part of one heavenly realm, as did dear St. Francis, and as do more and more of us.

When I think of this [new] kind of Christianity of the future, then, I think of a movement of revolutionary love. I see it as distinctively Christian, but not in any exclusive way, because if we truly see love as Jesus’ point and passion, then the depth of our devotion to Christ will always lead us to love our Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Indigenous, nonreligious, agnostic, atheist, and other neighbors as ourselves. . . .

In this desirable future, every willing Christian congregation makes every competing interest subsidiary to love, which is the fruit of all contemplation and the goal of all action. If we embody this [emergent] form of Christianity, . . .  if we become the seeds of a movement of contemplative activism in the Spirit of Christ, I can imagine hundreds of thousands of congregations, . . . each a locally and globally engaged school of love, teaching future generations to discover, practice, and live in love: love for our neighbor, love for ourselves, love for all creatures and all creation—all comprising love for God, who is all in all in all.

Things that make you smile is such a great way to begin this New Year of Newsletters.  I hope you enjoy them and allow yourself to smile. It was almost like de ja vue when all 3 of these reflected what Fr. Rohr has just finished sharing with me.

ONE             TWO         THREE

Now on to the Top Ten Medical Breakthroughs of 2019 so you can see how far we have come and look forward to what 2020 will bring us.

AND

The Top 10 Scientific Breakthroughs Unveiled in 2019.  I can’t wait to see what humanity will discover in the next months.  We are on our way, baby. It’s happening and a new earth is here.

Love and Light

Mary Grace
https://www.thewoundedchalice.com