Category Archives: wisdom

CelebraZine 02Mar09

Your daily life  is your temple and your religion.
When you enter into it take with you your all.

Kahlil Gibran

Moonlight by alicepopkorn

Our focus dictates what we see, which reinforces our focus, further expanding the possibility of what we will see.

The most sacred practice you can partake

is the celebration of yourself and your life-
-the holy center of the universe!

“by none but a  god shall a god be worshipped”

You must become the god you wish to worship.

Hindu saying (from the book, “A Joseph Campbell Companion”)

Bodhisattva by  h.koppdelaney

I want to thank those of you who have read and contributed to CelebraZine. I am grateful for the introduction to the works that putting together this celebration has gifted me with, and to the  company of the gentle souls that have shared this part of my journey with me.


Peace and wonder to all you for the works seeking to better our world!!!

However, in order to best honor my place in–and give my best gift to–this world, I must take a long sabbatical of walking the mountain, extended meditation, focused writing of  my novels, and fully embracing the sacred prosaic that is glorious life.

We have never been truly parted, yet will we meet again…..

May you be forever gifted with awareness of the beauty, wonder, and sacredness in the world around you and within you.

Blessings, dear ones,
CG

C.G. Walters primarily writes fiction that focuses on the multidimensionality of our loves and our lives. Autographed/signed copies of his current novel, Sacred Vow, are available from the author– or purchase from Amazon as ebook, paperback, or Kindle version

CelebraZine 27Feb09

Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious,

and they must be brought into connection with action.

They must be woven together. — Anais Nin

Lapis Dream by zenera

Alex Blackwell presents 45 Tips for a Happier, Simpler and More Productive Life at The BridgeMaker

Life is like art. You have to work hard to keep it simple and still have meaning.” – Charles de Lint

Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.–Mother Teresa

David Bohl presents Five Myths about Life and How You Should Be Living It at SlowDownFast

We are told to strive for unattainable lifestyles and to model ourselves after unrealistic, airbrushed models.

Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who listen to humanity

or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity, for they shall live forever. Forever.–Kahlil Gibran

Kiss the Angel by Norma Desmond

This poem was introduced to my by a dear friend, Ariela

I am in Divine Unity
And Divine Harmony
And call upon the Holy Angels
Of Clarity and Purification
For Divine Unification
Of our individual work and
The collective work of this group.
So it is through the Highest of
Holy
Intention that we gather here
And ask for Divine Blessing.

We Decree that the Highest,
Most Sacred and Most Divine
Protection and Energy
Surround
each one of us
And this group.

And I ask forgiveness of my
Weaknesses,
As I forgive others theirs.

I Decree that Divine Will and Wish
Flow through all my Beingness,
All my bodies,
All my work,
All my relationships
From the Mindfulness of Divine Mind
And
Divine Love
To which I Commit
And thus Serve.

To alleviate the suffering of all
Sentient Beings
Through the All and Everything
With Pledges of Pure Joy to the Divine
The Holy Shamans and Holy Sages,
Calling upon the Assistance of
The
Sacred
Holy Angelic realm
And all Holy Saints
Through all Times and
All
Dimensions
To direct my every thought, word, and action
In choosing
Divine Right Thought, Divine Right Word, Divine Right Action,
Through Divine love, Divine Knowledge, Divine Wisdom,
Divine Compassion, and Divine Order,
So as to cause no pain.

Let All things unnecessary fall away;
Let Holy Abundance support me,
My Mission’s Path,
And be my ever ready tool
To expand my territory and those whose
Lives I touch and whose lives touch mine.
So to bring heaven throughout earth and beyond seen and unseen;
Let Divine Grace and Divine Ease
Be my Mentors;
Let Divine Strength and Divine Discernment
Be my Guardians.

This I Decree as an Individual of Free will
As a member of Humanity
And as a part of this group.
With the deepest, most Abiding
Sacred gratitude, and Attitude
Thanking All Those and All Things
Which have brought me,
Humanity and this group
To this Sacred Point,
Blessing Always with Immeasurable
Joy and Glory, All of Creation!

Many thanks to those featured today, for the work they do to better our world!!!

Our focus dictates what we see, which reinforces our focus, further confining the possibility of what we will see. May you be blessed by these offerings reminding us of the beauty, wonder, and sacredness in the world around us and within us.

Celebrate yourself!

Be a part of the expression of celebration. Submit your submission –whether you created it or found it–(containing  text, image, video, and audio, poetry, quotes, etc.) anytime for the daily installments of CelebraZine, a ‘running blog carnival’ of self improvement by focusing on What’s Right in the World.

Blessings, dear ones,
CG

C.G. Walters primarily writes fiction that focuses on the multidimensionality of our loves and our lives. Autographed/signed copies of his current novel, Sacred Vow, are available from the author– or purchase from Amazon as ebook, paperback, or Kindle version

CelebraZine 16Feb09

Each person must live their life as a model for others.–Rosa Parks

Lea presents Holy Man at Oceans of Perspective

Word had spread throughout the countryside about a wise Holy Man who lived in a small house atop the mountain.


martha
presented this video in Future pulling at my heart

Rosa Sat – song for Barack Obama

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. —Mahatma Gandhi

aki presents Ashes and Snow To date, more than nine and a half million people around the world have visited the exhibition.


…the function of art is exactly that which I have clearly named as the first function of mythology; to transport the mind in experience past the guardians–desire and fear–of the paradisal gate to the tree within of illuminated life. In the words of the poet Blake, in “The Marriage of Heaven and Hell,” “If the doors of perception are cleansed, everything would appear to [us] as it is, infinite.

–Mythological Themes in Creative Literature and Art in Myths, Dreams, and Religion. Ed. Joseph Campbell

WonderlandAlli presents Painting 11, Scarf at Paint 100 Paintings

Mary Jaksch presents Is Goodness a Skill? at GoodLife Zen

In Buddhism the ancient Pali terms for good and evil are kusala and akusala which mean ‘skilful’ and ‘unskilful’.

Many thanks to those featured today, for the work they do to better our world!!!

Our focus dictates what we see, which reinforces our focus, further confining the possibility of what we will see. May you be blessed by these offerings reminding us of the beauty, wonder, and sacredness in the world around us and within us.

Celebrate yourself!

Be a part of the expression of celebration. Submit your submission –whether you created it or found it–(containing  text, image, video, and audio, poetry, quotes, etc.) anytime for the daily installments of CelebraZine, a ‘running blog carnival’ of self improvement by focusing on What’s Right in the World.

C.G. Walters primarily writes fiction that focuses on the multidimensionality of our loves and our lives. Autographed/signed copies of his current novel, Sacred Vow, are available from the author– or purchase from Amazon as ebook, paperback, or Kindle version


CelebraZine 13Feb09

When the power of love overcomes the love of power,

the world will know peace.Jimi Hendrix

(from from Lance http://www.jungleoflife.com)

Bus Stop Kiss by h.koppdelaney


richard power presents Imagine Peace, Cultivate Happiness at OpedNews.com

Happiness is very serious business,” Bhutan Prime Minister Jigme Thinley said.


Jenny Mannion presents I took the Vow of Non Violence, will you? posted at Heal Pain Naturally.

I will “Appreciate EVERY Moment — NOT JUST the GOOD Ones” remaining conscious if strong negative thoughts/emotions come up about anyone or any situation.


Before you speak, ask yourself, is it kind, is it necessary,

is it true, does it improve on the silence? –Sai Baba

the messenger by  alicepopkorn


Anna Hummingbird presents Why is there beauty? at HummingBird

What is your perspective on both question and answer?


Nicholas Powiull presents How to Vibrate at the Same Frequency of ANY Desire posted at Conscious Flex.

Everything has a vibrating energy field and behind the field is pure energy. This pure energy has a source that is found within everything throughout the universe.

-= river of dream =- by Bram & Vera


The only thing we need more than    dependability in a friend is to be needed.

The only thing we need more than love is    to be able to express our love for another.–Strike a Chord of Silence


Many thanks to those featured today, for the work they do to better our world!!!

Our focus dictates what we see, which reinforces our focus, further confining the possibility of what we will see. May you be blessed by these offerings reminding us of the beauty, wonder, and sacredness in the world around us and within us.

Celebrate yourself!

Be a part of the expression of celebration. Submit your submission –whether you created it or found it–(containing  text, image, video, and audio, poetry, quotes, etc.) anytime for the daily installments of CelebraZine, a ‘running blog carnival’ of self improvement by focusing on What’s Right in the World.

C.G. Walters primarily writes fiction that focuses on the multidimensionality of our loves and our lives. Autographed/signed copies of his current novel, Sacred Vow, are available from the author– or purchase from Amazon as ebook, paperback, or Kindle version

CelebraZine 06Feb09

You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.– Winston Churchill

(thanks for the quote to Humanity Healing)

From Today and Tomorro


Alex Blackwell presents 10 Steps for Transforming Negative Thoughts into Positive Beliefs at The Bridgemaker

We can always  choose to perceive things differently. You can focus on what’s wrong in your life or you can focus on what’s right.Marianne Williamson


Joe presents What was the last thing you found?

“I would like to beg  you, dear Sir, to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked  rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don’t search for the  answers, which could not be given to you now, because you would not be able    to live them. And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now.  Perhaps then, some day far in the future, you will gradually, without even    noticing it, live your way into the answer.”
-Rainer Maria Rilke’s advice to a young poet
Found by Joe in ‘bring me the rhinoceros’ by John Tarant

Many thanks to those featured today, for the work they do to better our world!

This  concludes today’s posting of CelebraZine (eZine to Celebrate What’s Right in the World), a ‘running blog carnival’ (of posts both found and shared with me) that uplift and inspire…. an inspiration of sayings, video, audio (music and speech), images, poetry–anything and everything that feeds the positive in heart, spirit, and mind.

Our focus dictates what we see, which reinforces our focus, further confining the possibility of what we will see.

May you be blessed by these offerings reminding us of the beauty, wonder, and sacredness in the world around us and within us.

Celebrate yourself!

Be a part of the expression of celebration. .

Submit your submission (containing text, image, video, and audio, poetry,  quotes, etc.) anytime for the daily installments of CelebraZine, a ‘running blog carnival’ of What’s Right  in the World.

Note: Even if you are not the blogger of the work you’d like to suggest, but have noticed someone’s work that you think should be included in a Celebration of What’s Right in the World, –empowering people and spirit–please point out the work to us.

Blessings, dear ones,

CG

C.G. Walters primarily writes fiction that focuses on the multidimensionality of our loves  and our lives. Autographed/signed copies of his current novel, Sacred Vow, are available from the author– or purchase from Amazon as  ebook , paperback, or Kindle version

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CelebraZine 23Jan09

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear.–Mark Twain

Lorraine Cohen presents I Say  Yes at Powerfull Living
“I say yes to receiving all the miracles that  have my name on them!”

My friend, 1Vector3 pointed me to Daring rescue of whale off Farallones

Wow, who says animals do not have intelligence?

Humpback nuzzled her saviors in thanks after they untangled her from crab lines,  diver says.


Ralph
presents The Four Candles

The Four Candles burned slowly. Their ambiance was so soft you could hear them speak.

The first candle said, “I Am Peace, but these days, nobody wants to keep me lit.” Then Peace’s flame slowly diminished and went out completely.

The second candle said, “I Am Faith, but these days, I am no longer indispensable.”

Then Faith’s flame slowly diminished and went  out completely. Sadly the third candle spoke, “I Am Love and I haven’t the strength to stay lit any longer. People put me aside and don’t understand my importance. They even forget to love those who are nearest to them.” And waiting no longer, Love went out completely.

Suddenly, a child entered the room and saw the three candles no longer burning. The child began to cry, “Why are you not burning? You are supposed to stay lit until the end.” Then the Fourth Candle spoke gently to the little boy, “Don’t be afraid, for I am hope, and while I still burn, we can relight the other candles.” With shining eyes, the child took the Candle of   Hope and lit the other three candles. Never let the Flame of Hope go out of  your life. With Hope, no matter how bad things look, Peace, Faith, and Love can shine brightly in your life.

Author Unknown

Many thanks to those featured today, for the work they do to better our world!!!

This concludes today’s posting of CelebraZine (eZine to Celebrate What’s Right in the World), a ‘running blog carnival’ (of posts  both found and shared with me) that uplift and inspire….an inspiration of sayings, video, audio (music and speech), images, poetry–anything and everything that feeds the positive in heart, spirit, and mind.

Our focus dictates what we see, which reinforces our focus, further confining the possibility of what we will see.

May you be blessed by these offerings reminding us of the beauty, wonder, and sacredness in the world around us and within us.

Celebrate yourself!

Be a part of the expression of celebration. Submit your submission (containing text, image, video, and audio, poetry, quotes, etc.) anytime for the daily installments of CelebraZine, a ‘running blog carnival’ of What’s Right in the World.

Note: Even if you are not the blogger of the work you’d like to suggest, but have noticed someone’s work that you think should be included in a Celebration of What’s Right in the World,–empowering people and spirit–please point out the work to us.

Blessings, dear ones,

CG

C.G. Walters primarily writes fiction that focuses on the multidimensionality of our loves and our lives. Autographed/signed copies of his current novel, Sacred Vow, are available from the author– or purchase from Amazon as ebook, paperback, or Kindle version

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CelebraZine 19Jan09

The only real failure in life is the failure to try.

Yes We Can —finish what we started


Keith presents Economists appraise Bhutan’s happiness model

In the thick of a global financial crisis, many economists have come to this Himalayan kingdom to study a unique economic policy called Gross National Happiness, based on Buddhist principles.


Sandra Ingerman presents 10 Ways to Transform Toxic Thoughts at Beliefnet.com

If you’ve ever felt the way anger or fear can electrify the atmosphere in a room, you’ll know what Sandra Ingerman means by “toxic thoughts.”

Many thanks to those featured today, for the work they do to better our world!!!!

This  concludes today’s posting of CelebraZine (eZine to Celebrate What’s Right in the World), a ‘running blog carnival’ (of posts both found and shared with me) that uplift and inspire…. an inspiration of sayings, video, audio (music and speech), images, poetry–anything and everything that feeds the positive in heart, spirit, and mind.

Our focus dictates what we see, which reinforces our focus, further confining the possibility of what we will see.

May you be blessed by these offerings reminding us of the beauty, wonder, and sacredness in the world around us and within us.


Celebrate yourself!

Be a part of the expression of celebration. Submit your submission (containing text, image, video, and audio, poetry,  quotes, etc.)anytime for the daily installments of CelebraZine, a ‘running blog carnival’ of What’s Right  in the World

Note: Even if you are not the blogger of the work you’d like to suggest, but have noticed someone’s work that you think should be included in a Celebration of What’s Right in the World, –empowering people and spirit–please point out the work to us.

Blessings, dear ones,

CG

C.G. Walters primarily writes fiction that focuses on the multidimensionality of our loves  and our lives. Autographed/signed copies of his current novel, Sacred Vow , are available from the author– or purchase from Amazon as  ebook , paperback, or Kindle version

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