SMILE

Beloved,

When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I ask myself is: What day is it? Then I decide whether I can roll over into a second chance to have a few more winks or do I need to get up right now. With this pandemic, there is not much to do or many places to go. Except for the first responders, the rest of us retirees are staying put. And…the daylight does not really begin until 7:30am.

This morning I woke up and suddenly remembered that today is Saturday and I never sent out my newsletter to you yesterday.  I started to giggle and a grin spread over my face.  How could I forget that yesterday was my newsletter day after writing it for the last 12 years on Fridays? I feel a little foolish but at the same time, this is not a catastrophe. I goofed and I am still smiling. I guess the seriousness of the world events including the health problems are just so much more important that I cannot condemn myself for slipping up. Soooo here is my newsletter.  Please smile with me.

Cheryl Richardson has questions that resonate with most of us. NO answers because each of us will need to answer for ourselves. It does feel good to know that you are not alone in your questioning.

https://spiritlibrary.com/cheryl-richardson/learning-to-live-with-questions

There is a lot of “good” happening in the outside world but we do not hear a lot of it in the media.  This is such a wonderful happening and shows that humanity is acting for the good of planet Earth.

congressman and a homeless man … who gave with no forethought for themselves.  I could not choose between these stories so I am giving you the link to both. They are both heroes in my book.

Eckhart Tolle has a message for us.

https://spiritlibrary.com/videos/eckhart-tolle/starting-2021-doing-one-thing-at-a-time

I want to leave you with a reason to smile.

Love and Light

Mary Grace
https://www.thewoundedchalice.com

UNEXPECTED KINDNESS

Beloved,

Happy Hanukah!

Wales, where I live, had 11 inches of snow this past weekend.  The neighbor that usually gets the plow man did not do it and did not let us know that it would not be done.. He had a new snow blower so he did his driveway but not the street. The men who plow my driveway always wait for the street to be plowed so they can come and plow. I called them and they said they would try to get me out but were unable to do the street only my driveway.  Then the three cars that belong to my neighbor went out the street several times leaving behind deep ruts of snow that froze and could not be plowed. Imagine you trying to run your car over 11 inch ruts to get out of your own street.  We live on a private street so the town does not plow or take care of our street. I stayed in the house for two days and decided to try to solve another problem I was having.

I then called the company, Leader Basement, which takes care of my sup pump which they installed because of water in my crawl space. I value and trust this company. One Christmas day, my pump stopped working and the owner would not call out his men on a holiday to do repair work but he came himself. I know just how honest and trustworthy he is and thus his company is also trustworthy. We had freezing temperatures so the snow was not melting. I was looking for someone who could solve another problem I was having as another neighbor raised the street in front of their house thus forcing all the water coming down the hill into my yard and driveway. I knew if he could not fix it, he would know someone who could. He recommended an excavator, Matt LaCroix, whom he trusted to see if he could help me.

Over the phone, I told him just how much snow I had and that he probably could not tell from looking just what my land needed. One of his calls cancelled so he called me and asked if he could come and take a look anyway.  He said he would hook up his plow just in case he could help me with my problem on the street. Mind you he lives in Webster, Ma which is quite a ways from me. He came and of course he could not really tell much but at least he has a lay of my land so when the snow does melt, he will have a better idea of what can be done.  He plowed my street and thus unlocked me from being house bound. He did not charge me for either the visit or the plowing.  Wouldn’t you say that what he did was an unexpected kindness?  I am so grateful for the people who show up when I need help. I know that these people are angels in human form. I am blown away by the care and concern of these people who have nothing to gain by helping me. Let’s celebrate these people who help others.

What would you do if you had an unexpected visitor for the holidays?  I hope you see it before your child does or the child will already be giving it a cuddly hug.

Here is a different experience that was caused from the Covid experience. There is so much kindness going on in the WORLD because of this virus that we are not aware of; even in our own back yard. Take a minute to bathe in the sweetness.

https://spiritlibrary.com/cheryl-richardson/when-a-bicycle-man-goes-viral

Here is example of kindness that was unexpected.  With the rules of Covid governing our whole planet, the help comes from unusual places and for unusual reasons.

This “Star” reminds me of the Christmas Star.  Perhaps this was the guiding star that happened when Jesus was born.  This article gives such depth to an old story. Maybe, just maybe, you will get the chance to see it. Check this out.

What’s Happening in our World?  by Shelly Dressel. Perhaps the answer to your questions are contained in this video and perhaps answers that you never thought possible.

https://spiritlibrary.com/videos/goddess-light/whats-happening-in-our-world

 Love and Light

Mary Grace
https://www.thewoundedchalice.com

WHAT’S THE RUSH?

Beloved,

 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the souls that care for others.

Something wonderful happened to me.  It is not new but it is being expressed in a different mode.  I did Svaroopa yoga for about 20 years with a very special studio.  The teachers were great and a big plus was the floor which was heated from underneath and felt so wonderful in the winter. After the situation which injured my knee, I still kept going because they could accommodate my special needs.  Eventually, it was too painful for me and it took a great deal of time for me to adjust to different postures so I stopped going.  It has been 5 years since I have participated and then I got an email from them.  Guess what?  They are beginning yoga participation with Zoom on the computer.  I was so excited as I could participate at my own speed in my own manner without slowing down my classmates.

I attended the first zoom meeting even if I was late as I kept trying to get into the meeting.  It was so wonderful to see Krishna again and all the others who he was leading to bliss.  His studio has all the blankets and other helpmates to ease each student into comfortable positions and since I had been a regular yogi, I had my own as well. In fact, I had just put everything away in the garage a month ago as I felt I would not be using them again. Do you think the Universe was laughing as I brought them all back in to the house?

My favorite of all that we do is Shavasana and Ujjayi breath at the beginning and end of every session.  I meditate every day but I go deeper when Krishna is guiding me. It was so peaceful and encouraging to feel that depth again. I live alone so it was quite heartwarming to be part of a yoga group again, there is so much comradery.  Krishna is also offering half hour sessions of just Shavasana/Ujjayi twice a week in the evening as well as regular Svaroopa Yoga classes at different times and this is all on Zoom as well as in their studio. Check it out online to see if this appeals to you. This is a different yoga than what you are familiar with.

http://thecenteredplace.com/online-yoga-classes/

May 2020 Ascension Energies with Light Language DNA Activation with Jayme Price.

https://spiritlibrary.com/videos/jamye-price/may-2020-ascension-energies-and-light-language-dna-activation

Do you agree with this survey?  I know our world has been changed by the Corona Virus but will this be a possibility?

This sounds so great to do, could you do it?  I bet you could and you might find a lot of friends who agree.

https://spiritlibrary.com/cheryl-richardson/the-great-realization

Something as a reminder: What’s the RUSH?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/8quf6r8ya7cef2u/don%27t%20rush.jpg?dl=0    


Love and Light

Mary Grace
https://www.thewoundedchalice.com