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Divine Guidance comes in a variety of voices.

Playing in my head for weeks . . .

For me? For you?

Here it is . . .

Sara Bareilles – “Brave”

“Where were you God?”

“How could you let this happen?”

“Why is your world like this?”

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They’re questions on everyone’s lips, in everyone’s hearts.

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God’s world isn’t like this. Man’s world is.

God was in heaven preparing for their arrival, for HE knew what MAN was about to do.

With the heaviest of hearts, HE prepared the grandest of feasts, called forth all the angels to form an arch of wings at heaven’s entryway.

Saint Christopher, patron saint of travel, was called on to guide their safe return home. Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of children (and the character behind the Santa Claus fable) was called upon to greet them with the grandest of gifts – peace, love and freedom from the wreck of a world from which they came. Harps played, bells rang, angels sang.

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Unfortunately, MAN has been ridiculously panicking over the 12-21-2012 end of the world prediction.

Wake Up ! The world isn’t ending on 12-21-2012. The world, as we know it, as we knew it, is ending. And it’s not going to happen ON 12/21. It’s been happening for quite a while. Take a look around you. Can’t you see?

Maybe not. Maybe that’s why these children chose to return home in such a humanly horrific fashion, to shed light on the horror of mankind. THEY are safe. But are we? Will we continue to act in such violent disdain?

Candlelight vigils need to stay burning ad infinitum. What good are these horrific sacrifices, what good are these candlelight vigils if they don’t help man see that change needs to take place.

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The assailant, his mother, the teachers, the children, they are gone and will be sorely missed. But THEY are safe. It truly is man who is in horrible pain, not in grieving for these acts, but in their everyday acts.

Do you wave to your neighbor then sleep with his wife?
Do you grieve over this massacre then yell at your own?
Do you support the tabloids and the demise of human lives they destroy?
Do you receive his body then silently condemn the congregation?
Will you sit at your Christmas feast and chew on your relatives?

As you go about your day today tying up loose strings to your holiday preparations, take note of your actions. Will you continue to honk at people on the roadways, curse at and cut them off? Will you continue to witness tired, frazzled children being reprimanded for acting out in exhaustion after hours of ‘shopping that must be done’? Will you utter ‘oh this tragedy is horrible, we need to do something’? Will you DO SOMETHING? Will you continue to contribute to a world gone a muck or have you finally seen the light?

Don’t let these children’s courageous sacrificial acts be in vain. Don’t let this tragedy (at Sandy Hook Elementary) be just another in a list of horrible headlines.

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“Where was GOD”, you ask?

HE was in heaven, heavy-hearted, preparing the arrival of our most precious gift, the child. He was preparing the grandest of thank yous to these victims/these children, for the courageous role they played in helping mankind see that they need to change.

How sad that they had to go through such measures to shine a light on us.

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December 21, 2012 is merely days away. Let this be the final act that enlightens man that the world as we know it must change to one of . . . LOVE!

The children of Sandy Hook have spoken. Did you really hear their cries? Did they get through to you?

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Love One Another” isn’t just a cool bumper sticker. It’s a necessity and it’s way overdue.

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Everyone and everything around you is your teacher

Ken Keyes

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As I was checking my emails and newsfeeds and other interesting tidbits today, I came upon the day’s mentation question in the Spiritual Progression Path teachings of my dear friend Dr. Loretta Standley.

Then the other thing I “happened upon” was a song. It’s just a natural occurrence with me. One of the ways that God speaks to me is through music. Sometimes I get the message right away. Other times it’s a bit of a mystery why “that song playing in my head” would relate to whatever question or concern was going on in my heart. But, I never dismiss it. I always try to figure out its message … because it’s always an answer.

So today, the good Dr. Loretta Standley shared this mentation question:

“Am I in such a hurry that I cannot ‘see’ what is gradually going on right before my eyes?”

That’s a pretty good question, my conscious brain thought upon reading it. Stopped me dead in my tracks to think. Seriously, I had to chuckle because I wake everyday, say “Good Morning God, so, what are we doing today?” Then I grab my coffee, my to do list and set out to ‘get er done’. And often wonder why “this” isn’t working or “that” isn’t working. Well, maybe God answered my question – oh, no maybe about it, I’m sure he did. When I ask, HE answers. But sometimes I’m just ‘so busy hurrying about’ that I do not ‘see’ that he put the answer as to “how” to ‘get er done’ or “what” to get done, right in front of me. Nope, I rush right past it with my busy blindsided knowledge and get … nowhere but frustrated.

Gosh, if I’d only listen, really listen. Not listen to what “I think” is the answer, but listen to what “he gave” as the answer.

So here I am just checking my “in boxes” and Dr. Standley’s mentation caught my attention :

“Am I in such a hurry that I cannot ‘see’ what is gradually going on right before my eyes?”

But what immediately followed – and I do mean immediately – like I wasn’t even finished reading the question when I had to turn away and listen to the “player in my head”. This music junkie was struggling a little bit, grasping for the title and artist. The words were there … or actually the melody sang out first.

I dashed over to YouTube, typed in the lyric in my head and Voila ! up came the melody that was playing in my head. I still haven’t quite figured out the answer of this musical riddle for today. But …

What did Dr. Standley’s mentation question stir up in your subconscious mind? Ah, don’t fight it. It did something.

And I’m up for suggestions because I’m still working on how this song relates to this mentation question for “me”. If you want to help me out here, feel free to leave it in the comments section.

Mentation Question:

“Am I in such a hurry that I cannot ‘see’ what is gradually going on right before my eyes?”

My Musical Mentor Answered:

And before we depart for today, let me share that before I finished up today’s writing another song was playing in my head. We got an “oldies” Jukebox running this morning. But what’s playing in my head now is . . .

“slow down, you move too fast // you gotta make the morning last // just kicking down the cobblestones // looking for fun and feeling groovy”

You can hear THAT song here.

But I think I’ve got it figured out. The Mighty One is telling me to stop and smell the roses – stop worrying, I gotcha covered. I’ll lead the “way”, you just have to “follow”. (I guess I was so busy trying to “do it myself” that I didn’t “see” HE had it all taken care of ) Well, time to turn down the Divine Jukebox and follow the Divine Light !

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And um, I’m Just Wondering . . .did anybody notice the face in the clouds above “blowing” light down upon you ~ a fascinating picture I thought !

(be sure to check out that artist’s gallery here)

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Sharing sentiments yesterday over the loss we all felt hearing the news of the passing of Steve Jobs, I stumbled upon a YouTube video. Actually, I “like” YouTube so they sent it to me.

In hindsight, I’m sure I quietly had a prayer (thought) rumbling around in my head. Somebody heard it. Was it Jobs? Perhaps… because he sure came through… YouTube.

It’s been a while since I’ve been so affected by such common sense Words of Wisdom. Well, actually, I’m going to give myself a little credit here … I think Jobs’ message resonated with me because its point is an arrow I’ve always followed.

Listen to the outstanding words from an outstanding man and let them churn in the gristmill of your mind. Then “hear” them when they rise to the occasion of your thoughts. Don’t dissect the inspiration – simply let it in. Because this is what happens …

Somewhere during your daily endeavors your heart will cry out for direction as mine did very early this morning. In the stillness of the early dawn I heard Jobs’ question: “Do you like where you are right now?” With immediacy a response arrived. “No.”

“Where you are right now” could be physical, emotional, spiritual, financial, personal or professional … it’s a question hopefully we all have all day long about all the things in our lives.

I bolted upright at the sound of this quiet bugle call then heard “So what are you going to do?” (another question of inspiration I “heard” from the phenomenal gift-giving wisdom of Dr. Loretta Standley).

The concern was in my heart

The guidance was in Steve Jobs’ question

The choice was in Dr. Standley’s poignancy

The choice … all mine !

Ask and you shall receive … Listen and you shall hear … Follow and you shall arrive …

Doubt and you shall succumb …but to what ?

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Some people Inspire Us while others frighten us.

It’s May 21st – if you’re reading this, guess what, YOU’RE ALIVE !

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Were you frightened by the notion that the world was going to end today !

As Joan Rivers would say – “P-A-L-E-E-Z-E !”

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Someone reminded me last night a bit after midnight that the world was going to come to an end today. Well, I slept in (that’s how worried I was), the sun is now shining (and that’s been a rarity in Boston lately) – and well . . .

It’s a beautiful day to be alive – as is every day !

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And here’s a option that joined me for coffee this morning !

There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.  ~ Douglas H. Everett ~

Be Not Afraid – You’re Here – Get Moving – There’s Lots To Do !

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Dare to be Different ~ Dare to be You

Dare to Be !

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(As an aside … stop worrying … when it’s YOUR time to go, there ain’t nothing YOU can do to stop it !  Enjoy life because one day it will be over)