“We do not walk alone. Great Being walks beside us. Know this and be grateful.”
– Polingaysi Q“yawayma, HOPI
Many religions have different names for these Beings. Some are called angels, some are called spirits. These Spirit Beings are helpers. They guide us, protect us and will help us during our times of need. Sometimes they give us dreams. We need not be afraid when these Spirit Helpers come. We need to understand they are the Creator’s helpers.
Great Spirit, send me the helpers to guide my path as I seek to walk in Your service.
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But don’t be satisfied with stories, how things have gone with others. Unfold your own myth, without complicated explanation …
–Rumi, “Unfold Your Own Myth”
Listen to your life.
See it for the fathomless mystery that it is.
Touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it because in the last analysis, all moments are sacred moments and life itself is grace.
You have a choice of which thoughts to pay attention to. You’ll find, in all cases, that if you ignore or dismiss a negative thought that enters your mind, a more peaceful feeling is only a moment away. And, in a more peaceful state of mind, your wisdom and common sense will tell you what to do.
Dr. Richard Carlson
You are heard. You are seen.
And where your voice does not carry and your feet cannot tread, even so does every soul feel your presence on levels beyond conscious, human perception. And your impact radiates farther still, throughout the dimensions, dimensions that appear to be but are not far removed from you.
The light you live, the forgiveness you extend, the healing you create, and the love you remember yourself to be are deeply felt by all in body and all in spirit.
—Robert Schwartz, Your Soul’s Plan
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud. Do not complain. Make every effort to change things you do not like. If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking. You might find a new solution.
I remember No Horse said, ‘Once you say your prayers, don’t worry about them. If you worry about them, they’ll just fade away.’
– Chuck Ross, LAKOTA
Today I need to remember You are everywhere. I need to remember how much You love me. I need to know, Grandfathers, that You are always listening. Today I need to know how much You care. Today I will remember the advice of the Elders. “Say your prayers and then don’t worry – know that the Great One has heard you.” It’s so much easier to do this, Grandfather, when I feel connected to You. My Creator, allow me this day to feel your presence. Let me walk the path of life today and talk to You many times. Give me faith, my Grandfather/Grandmother.
“Your days are your life in miniature. As you live your hours, so you create your years. As you live your days, so you craft your life.
What you do today is actually creating your future. The words you speak, the thoughts you think, the food you eat and the actions you take are defining your destiny – shaping who you are becoming and what your life will stand for. Small choices lead to giant consequences over time. There’s no such thing as an unimportant day. ”
-Taken from Experience Life magazine p.79 June-July, 2010