Commune with nature

And heed the call

For we’re all God’s children.

Come one, come all.

 

Being in nature

Makes us slow down.

Worries wash away

Like a soft flowing gown.

 

Commune with nature

And learn to “be.”

The calmness will stay

For all eternity.

 

For once we tap into

Our great divine,

We’ll feel different

All of the time.

 

This newfound calmness

Is such a gift.

No longer anger.

No longer rift.

 

Share it with others

So, all will know

The key to Oneness,

The key to flow.

 

For as God’s creatures

We all need to learn

How to commune

In the great big earth.

 

Teach others to be mindful

Life their spirits up.

Let all the goodness

Fill God’s cup.

 

 

 

Overflow it like water,

Simple and pure.

Heal sickness and sadness

In one magic cure.

 

God’s great bounty

Is for all to enjoy.

Just open your eyes

And you’ll know why.

 

We’re all connected.

Yes, it’s true.

Be wiser my dears

As the truth comes to you.

Wonderful Lord,

Our God above,

Thank you for the blessing

Of the one I love.

 

Let us always be together,

Just him and I.

Let us do your work

As time goes by.

 

For we are just cogs

In this wheel called life.

Each with our part.

Each with our strife.

 

(God’s answer.)

Do not be burdened

By the lessons you learn

It’s all for a reason,

That you can be sure.

 

Be happy. Be prosperous.

Be filled with joy.

For yours is a journey

Meant to enjoy

 

Treasure the moments

As best you can,

For in a flash

It will all turn to sand.

 

God loves his children

One and all.

You and your loved one

Must heed the call.

 

Embrace your love

And treasure it all.

It’s a gift from God

No order too tall.

 

Someday you’ll look back

And see in a flash

All your dreams came together,

Just as you asked.

 

We are all One, dear.

Don’t ever forget.

Your wish is my command,

Your dreams heaven-sent.

 

It’s all magic

And the way of God.

Show all mankind

Just how it’s done.

 

Commitments come and commitments go,

Just as the ocean ebbs and flows.

Once the lessons are learned,

It’s your time to go.

 

Be alert to the reason.

Let go of the fear.

It’s part of the process

While we are here.

 

Do not fret.

Do not cry

For at sometime

We all say goodbye.

 

Changes occur

And life readjusts

But the new situation

Is a must.

 

You see, our journey

Is likely spurred by the One.

Our travels are started

And a new day begun.

 

In order to grow.

In order to change,

We must let go of the past

To create a new day.

 

Love is the reason.

It’s closely intwined

Into our journey

And into our minds.

One can create joy and happiness in their life once they know how
But will still feel an abiding lack until they learn how to attract love into their lives too.
For with the love and devotion of a good mate,
We are still just existing It’s all about the LOVE.
How to find it, cherish it, replenish and build it.

Every time I go to Europe, I learn lessons to take back home to the United States. These are good refreshers of the things I have learned about life from the Europeans that I wish to incorporate into my everyday life. Let me share a few of these observances with you.

Savor the moment, whether it is an outstanding view of the Swiss Alps from an elevated vantage point, the intricate details of the church’s stain glass windows or memorable façade, the succulent dessert that seems to melt in your mouth, or the pace of life where each moment is savored.

Yes, each moment is worth savoring! Somehow, we Americans tend to forget such blessings once we enter into our everyday hectic lives.

Sit and ponder. Think about what life used to be like and how life has changed. This is especially interesting when in Europe where the history is deep, and the buildings remind you of times of the past.

Not so much in the USA, but we can still ponder. We can think about what we really want in life, the types of relationships, places we want to visit, and what our dream job might be. You can use your mind to go to a different place just by wondering.

Instead, we often worry about where we will go next. We are too busy checking Instagram or Facebook that we cannot relax. We don’t take the time to soak in the moment and enjoy the afternoon tea or talking with a new friend. We rush through the museums or amusement parks, with a sense of FOMO (fear of missing out.)

Europeans don’t live like that! They are never in a hurry to get their bill at the coffee shop or restaurant. Enjoying a meal is a treat to be savored. The connection with others is treasured. There is no hurry to end the conversation to go to the next thing on a to-do list.

They make provisions for bike lanes, pedestrian walkways, trams, buses, and automobiles. There are plenty of ramps for the elderly or disabled so they too can take part in the community aspect of a town or even a large city. There is a sense of inclusion. Everyone is accommodated at their own pace.

Restaurants and cafes are prolific! These little escapades are constant reminders to slow down and enjoy life. No drive-throughs and hurry up and eat in your car before heading back to the office or your next errand.

Flowers and trees are everywhere! They border the streetside cafes, delineating the separation from the adjoining café. They provide the ambiance of being outside in a garden even though the noisy traffic is just feet away. They use every opportunity to create memorable spaces so as to savor the moments.

With tables outside, it provides an easy way to get your daily sunshine, which many Americans seem to avoid or don’t have time for. Due to the density of structures and buildings, it forces people to walk, and walking is so good for us – physically and mentally.

This is something Americans tend to forget unless of course they are on a treadmill. It is much better and easier to incorporate these lifestyle changes into your life instead of changing things all together. This is an easy way to make improvements to your everyday life.

Learn to enjoy the coffee/tea break with a colleague. Enjoy the walk to the bistro if possible. Sit outside and hear the birds and smell the fragrances of the flowers. Cut your server some slack and try not to be in a rush.

Remember we are all people, trying to get by the best we can. Maybe the best we can do is to savor the moment and learn to enjoy life along the way.

Maybe we need to remember that life is not a race, but a journey to be savored, much like the French croissant that smells and tastes so delicious.

Yes, we Americans have much to learn from the Europeans. Perhaps it is time to integrate some of Europe into our lives!

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We have all had it happen. The love of our life that didn’t return our feelings. Our spouse who let us down through infidelity or death. The child who did not rise to our expectations. Our friend or co-worker who let us down in a time of need.

We have all experienced such heartbreak, disappointment, and devastation. The good news is we can do something about it and that something depends on us, not the so-called perpetrator.

How you might ask? It has to do with perception — OUR PERCEPTION — of the situation. This means doing things to change our mind as to how we look at the situation so we can maintain our happy or positive mood.

Let me give you some examples:

Separate their action from your love or affection for them.

Take the imagined scenario of your spouse committing an act of adultery. You are terribly hurt and believe your marriage is on the brink of dissolving. However, if you take the action and separate it from the person, you will be able to still love them, but not agree with their actions. This doesn’t mean you will or will not stay together. Instead, it means you are able to love them without condoning their actions.

Acknowledge everyone is on their own path.

This means when a person lets you down, it is a way for them to learn and grow. By making this mistake, it allows them to realize the consequences of their action. If everyone acted perfectly all the time, what would there be to learn? Actually, our lives would be pretty darn boring. Realize that others are on their own path of learning, just as you are. You have made mistakes too, so acknowledge that they are allowed to do so as part of their life experience.

Realize their action may not have anything to do with you.

It likely has more to do with them, the trials they are experiencing, and what they need to learn to be a better person in the long run.

Practice the art of forgiveness.

You may have heard it before: forgiving is not for the person who misbehaved. It is for the person affected by their actions. Forgiving is for you. This allows you to let go of your negative feelings and move on with your life without being consumed with emotional turmoil. Learning to forgive is an artform but it is one that we can all learn to do, even if we don’t consider ourselves to be “artsy.” Try to look at the big picture. Try to look at why the person did whatever they did and realize their action most likely had nothing to do with you. Forgiving tends to soften your heart and you learn to be kinder, more loving, and a better person.

React with kindness.

By putting aside your hurt and pain and acting with kindness, you are showing that you can behave above the fracas. Others will observe your behavior. In turn, they realize that uncomfortable situations can still be handled with grace.

Sometimes people do things that are immoral or ‘bad’ because they have internal issues, especially those of self-doubt and unworthiness.

When they observe someone being kind to them even though they have ‘misbehaved’, they may start to believe that they are still loved, and they are valuable or worthy individuals. This aids greatly in their personal growth and development.

Be grateful.

Be grateful for the time you had with the person and how they blessed your life so far. Realize that this one event does not take all those good memories away. Realize you still have much to be grateful for. Being grateful will change the way you feel and subsequently change the way you act towards this person. You will be a shining example to others of how to rise above turmoil and seemingly devastating events. This is important not just for you and the person involved; it is also good for the rest of society because they see how you can still be a nice person and rise above a terrible event.

Spend some time on self-reflection.

If you are unable to move on past this event, look to yourself. Are you holding on to this pain or grudge to punish yourself? Are you doing this because you feel unworthy and deserve such treatment? Maybe the problem is you and your interpretation of the events. Perhaps, you are taking it much too personally. Don Miguel Ruiz, author of the Four Agreements, warns us not to take things too personally because other people’s actions seldom have anything to do with us. How we respond to their actions is the part that does have to do with us. That’s the part that is totally within our control because we can change how we behave.

The next time you experience heartbreak, disappointment, or devastation, seemingly due to the actions of another, remember you have control over how you respond to the situation. Strive to do so with dignity, grace, and kindness, just like you would want others to behave towards you.

What is mindset if you don’t know? It’s the way you look at the world and everything in it. It’s how your mind (your brain) processes your current situation. It’s how you look at things, your environment, and your very own life.

Surely there will be times that aren’t all rosy, and cheerful. Times of death and destruction and great loss - not just to buildings and things - but great loss of life. Unbearable loss where we think we just cannot go on another day, another hour, or another minute.

In those times it’s especially important to maintain a good mindset. One way to do so is to remember these things:

This too shall pass.

It’s part of learning a lesson.

God never gives you more than you can handle.

At these times, it’s important to look for Hope. Look for Gratitude and express these thoughts to others.

 

Inspiration and reflection are key to finding the right answer to your question. So, I pondered the question of what to call my publishing company in an appropriate place – the beach, more precisely Kure Beach, N.C. while on vacation.

I knew I wanted something timeless, meaningful, somewhat spiritual, and something that would carry my publishing company beyond the early books I had planned. (The Live Your Best Life Series available on Amazon.com) Somehow, I knew there would be more meaningful books to come, which I have since written and published (The Unimagined Awakening, The New I AM Document Vol I, available on Amazon.com.)

I was watching a movie, something I seldom do. It was actually more like a documentary. The core message was something about we are all on a journey. They explained about the Golden Spiral and the mathematical reasoning behind it. They also explained how the spiral is evident everywhere in our everyday life and what it symbolizes. They explained how the spiral had been present in past civilizations too and reiterated it symbolized a journey. 

I knew this was the right name for my publishing company, but a search on Google revealed a similar name was already taken, so I changed the last word of the name to Press.

Today, the name Golden Spiral Press is a registered trademark. I would say selecting a name for my company was through Divine inspiration, which is probably not the most common of routes, but then we are all on a journey.

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