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Archive for December 23rd, 2010

Let every heart prepare him room.

I take a quiet moment
The Reason for the Season

“Mary’s boy child, Jesus Christ was born on Christmas Day.

 “…and while they were in Bethlehem, the time came for her to have her baby. She gave birth to her first son, wrapped him in chloths and laid him in a manager — there was no room for them to stay in the inn.”  Luke: 2: 6-7

“Let every heart prepare him room. “

I release the old and whatever does not serve me well, forgive what needs to be forgiven and prepare my heart for him with unconditional love.

“The hopes and fears of all the years are met in you tonight.”

I remember to center myself in the present moment and release my hops and fears. They are met in the Divine Providence of Jesus Christ.

“Silent Night! Holy Night!”

In the quiet of this moment, I am at peace.

I take a quiet moment amidst the merriment of Christmas to know how true holiness resides within me and to share it with others.

“And so this is Christmas. Another year over, a new one just begun.”

I choose now to expect only good in my life in the New Year for the indwelling Spirit is my constant companion.

“Hail the new ye lads and lasses!”

I AM a new creation in Christ and I turn inward to the Divine Presence that restores my spirit and inspires me to create the life I desire.

 

 

 

 

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Mystic Muse arrives with a bell.

So in my earlier post I ended with the statement that writing, for me, is often a way of prayer. That is true. Focused listening is one of the greatest keys in skilled communication. One does a lot of both in writing and in prayer. I write because someone else has written something that touched me deeply and I feel I must share the impact and truth of it with others. I write because sometime I cannot speak. I write because nature speaks to me and I must record its message.

I write and read because writing changes, informs, transforms or enlightens something in me and most likely another. What changes? My mood? My focus? My ability to be present? My relationship to what is? My connection to my place and purpose? Writing will deliver the answers.

Perhaps journal writers are the largest group of people who live as writers and yet go unpublished all their lives. They may not even focus on or intend to be published. They write in their journals because that is a natural and satisfying way for them to live. It is an activity that needs no further validation.

I am one of those people. Although I have written professionally, have been published and am working on projects I hope to publish, it is journal-writing that is at the core of my writing. I journal to chart my way through life. I journal to hear myself. I journal to make a connection to something larger than myself and in finding it, I discover it is One with me.

The simple truth is I cannot stop writing. It would be most unnatural and I would become unhappy if I did stop. I know because I’ve done it and unhappiness is always the result. I always return to writing for my own good health, healing and happiness. I love the synchronicity that appears when I live my writer-self. I hate the things I’d miss if I didn’t take to jotting down fragments of ideas on nearby napkins that later turn into a full-blown story I wanted to tell myself.

As I wrote this blog, the Mystic Muse dropped in via the radio station. You will be hearing a lot about her in future blogs. She comes in many forms and with varied requests, suggestions, and even demands. This time it was a request.

She was asking for donations of $35 for children in the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan. That donation would buy one child a journal to write and draw in and help them on their path of recovery during the Christmas season. That was a perfect fit for me to give a donation because I know that journal writing is a blessing to the writer.

You may contact Jennifer at 877-953-5437 at Spectrum Health Foundation and the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation if you care to give this gift to a child in the hospital.

This blog will introduce you to other Mystic

Editing my napkin writing

 Muses who appear in my life as friends and mentors and the Mystic Muses of words and photos I am happy to share with you. I plan to post weekly on Mondays and Thursdays or very close to that schedule.

Now I’m hoping the Mystic Muse stops by and helps me get more acquainted with this WordPress site, so I can add photos and make it look like some of the others who have inspired me to do this.

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