April 2014 One Spirit, Many Voices newsletter

I know we are a day early — lol — however, the April 2014 issue of One Spirit, Many Voices is now available for download at http://inspiritual.biz/newsletters/ Enjoy the contributions of so many and remember you are welcome to submit work as well — this is your newsletter. The deadline is the 20th of each month.

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This seems to go with my blog from earlier today called Unfinished Business

Photography of Sharon Forsythe Hinkson

Unfinished business

March 31, 2014

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As I wrote about in my reflection for the April 2014 issue of One Spirit, Many Voices newsletter, “Acknowledgment can be used in two ways. One is the “acceptance of the truth or existence of something.” The other is the “action of expressing or displaying gratitude or appreciation for something.” Both are important in the healing process.” Sometimes what we need to acknowledge is what is unfinished in our lives.

When I think of stories of unfinished business, I am reminded of the story in John 5. This man had been sitting at the source of his healing for 38 years waiting for others to help him or to be able to get himself in the pool next. In John 5:7 he says “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; and while I am making my way, someone else steps down ahead of me.” this man has not looked the situation in the eye, he has not acknowledged what he has not done and so passively says it is somebody else’s fault that I am in this position.

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Knowledge is in…

March 31, 2014

Knowledge is in the end based on acknowledgement.

Ludwig Wittgenstein
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Help Us Grow

March 30, 2014

Help Us Grow

Come see how you can help us grow

“Spiritual grow…

March 30, 2014

“Spiritual growth means increasing your awareness of beauty, opening your heart, and experiencing more love and compassion.”

Sanaya Roman
http://www.inspiritual.biz/thought-for-the-day/

Prayer Requests

March 29, 2014

Prayer Requests

If you have a prayer request, feel free to submit it to our prayer rolls

“Awareness is e…

March 29, 2014

“Awareness is empowering.”

Rita Wilson
http://www.inspiritual.biz/thought-for-the-day/

Before

March 28, 2014

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I don’t know who said, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” So this image is not so much a picture, but it really spoke to my spirit this morning. It reminded me of a few other lessons I try to incorporate in my life. One being HALT (hungry, angry, lonely, or tired). If I am any of these, I need to halt before speaking or doing anything. When I am hungry, physically not emotionally, I need to eat something. When I am angry, I need to calm down. When I am lonely, I need to find a way to socialize with someone. When I am tired, I need to take a nap. I need to do all of these things BEFORE I say or do anything, which I may later regret.

Then there is the Sufi teaching, which reminds me that BEFORE I speak, I must answer three questions: is it truthful; is it necessary; and is it kind. If they are not, then I do not need to speak those thoughts into being. I need to remember to think BEFORE speaking or doing.

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