Heartsong Issue 1 — May 7th, 2006

HEARTSONG, ISSUE 1, SUNDAY, MAY 7, 2006

Welcome to Spiritual Serenity Spiritual Serenity Heartsong!!!

In This Issue:
Quote From The Heart
A Note From Kim
From The Lighthouse, With Love
Prayer From The Heart
Hope And Healing
Home And Hearth
Spiritual Serenity Spiritual Serenity Heartsong Reflection

QUOTE FROM THE HEART

In each issue of Spiritual Serenity Spiritual Serenity Heartsong, I will open with a quote, poem or lyric, which I have found inspiring and uplifting. In this, Spiritual Serenity Spiritual Serenity Heartsong’s
inaugural issue, we’re focusing on Mother’s Day and the exceptional people who are our mothers. Today, I have chosen a poem, from the heart, to express the utmost importance of these wonderful women in our lives and in our hearts!

Mothers Are The Place Where Love
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon

Mothers are the place where love
Emerges from the earth,
And happiness rings out like bells
In honor of our birth.
Mothers are the sun that lights
For life our inner sky,
So we may know that we are loved
And need not question why.
Mothers are the moon that shines
Upon our black despair,
So even when we weep, we know
That someone’s always there.
Whatever fear, or stress, or pain
Might them to anger move,
We know that underneath the storm
We have, always, their love.

A NOTE FROM KIM

Welcome to the inaugural issue of Spiritual Serenity Spiritual Serenity Heartsong! I am so delighted that you are honoring me with your presence. I want this to be a newsletter that will uplift, inspire, and teach your heart to sing joyfully, hence the name, Spiritual Serenity Spiritual Serenity Heartsong!

I will soon be offering teleclassses, details of which will be announced in this section of the publication.

Again, welcome, and enjoy the rest of the inaugural issue of Spiritual Serenity Spiritual Serenity Heartsong. And thank you for being part of this exciting journey. I promise, it’s going to be magical, so stay tuned!

FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE, WITH LOVE

A lighthouse serves as a beacon of hope in a
violent storm. A lighthouse sheds light on our
worries and troubles, and brings us joy and
peace. Therefore, in each Spiritual Serenity Spiritual Serenity Heartsong issue, I
will include an article, which will help to
guide you through the dark and troubled times,
or lighten and brighten your heart and life in a
special way. In today’s inaugural Lighthouse
article, we will reflect on the wonderful
mothers in our lives.

Mother Love
By Kim Loftis

Mothers. They hold our hands as
children when we cross the street, wipe our
runny noses, spend sleepless nights tending us
when we’re sick, and comfort and love us each
and every day. Mothers are one of God’s greatest
blessings, for they shape our lives in countless
little ways, and play a huge role in molding us
into the adults we become.
These amazing women are tireless in their
efforts, selfless in their actions, and
unflinching in their love and devotion.
My own dear mom has been instrumental in shaping
me into the woman I am today. My mom exudes love
in its purest form, and I am so honored to be
able to experience her love on a daily basis.
From an early age, she instilled in me a love of
literature, which I hold close to my heart as an
adult. She taught me the joy of laughter, stood
by me throughout my sorrows, and gently taught
me so many important lessons. Throughout all
this, her humor, sense of fun, and tremendous
love, has shown like sparkling jewels as I
continue life’s journey.
Mother’s Day is a day in which we honor Mom for
the gem that she is. But we do not need a
holiday, a special occasion, in which to honor
her. Mom is vital to us each and every moment of
our lives, from infancy through adulthood.
Therefore, we must remember to show our love and
gratitude to her daily, as well as on this
occasion we call Mothers day.
Also, as we honor our mothers, let us also
remember to be grateful for God’s motherly love
for each of us. We are all children of a
boundlessly loving Mother/Father God. We are
always being nurtured, protected and securely
held, no matter what difficulties we may be
facing. As we celebrate, cherish and honor our
mother on this day, let us keep in mind that, no
matter the circumstances… whether we are
currently feeling joy or sorrow, pain or
happiness, that God is a nurturing, supportive
and constant mother figure, ready and willing to
heal our hearts and soothe our souls. All we
need do is say the words, and release to God’s
care all that we carry.
To those of you who may not have a mother, or
whose mother is not a part of your life for
whatever reason, I encourage you to seek out
mother figures. Whether she is a grandmother,
aunt or dear friend, seek out a supportive woman
with whom you can openly share yourself, and who
will love and support you unconditionally. If
you do not have, or cannot find such a mother
figure, then call on God and allow God’s eternal
mother love to uplift and support you, always
and in all ways.
To all the mothers, grandmothers, and to all
those extraordinary women who serve as our
mother figures, we honor you, now and every day.
We are more grateful to you than we can ever
express. And, most of all, we love you!

PRAYER FROM THE HEART

Each issue of Spiritual Serenity Spiritual Serenity Heartsong will feature a prayer, either from my own heart, one which I hold dear in my own life, or one suggested to me by others. I hope they will speak to your spirit, as well.

 

A PRAYER FOR MOM

Dear God, bless our beautiful mothers, and all those women who are the mother figures in our lives. Gently hold them in your loving arms as they walk their life’s path. Guard their footsteps, and shower them with all the blessings, which they so greatly deserve. Gently remind us, each day of the year, to cherish these precious women who so brighten and enrich our lives with their kindness, their patience, and most of all, their love. Today, and everyday, God, let us always honor our mothers
and mother figures. We thank you, from the bottom of our happy hearts, for bringing us these amazing women, and for allowing us the opportunity, to show them how much we love them.
Amen.

HOPE AND HEALING


All of us need to take the time to be gentle with ourselves. Therefore, each issue of Spiritual Serenity Spiritual Serenity Heartsong will include tips with which you can
nurture, pamper and transform all aspects of your life. Enjoy!

Creating a Mother Altar

I would like to dedicate this article especially to those of you whose mothers are no longer with you on this Earth. I understand how Mothers day can feel very difficult for you, without your mother’s physical presence. But you can still honor her and celebrate all she has done for you. One way to do this is by creating a “mother altar.” This is a very tangible way of honoring your mother.
It can be set up in any special place… a cozy corner, a bedside table, or anywhere you’d like to openly celebrate Mom. You can design your “mother alter” any way you’d like, but here are some very general instructions to get you started.

  1. Gather some precious mementos that remind you of your mother, whether it is photos of the two of you, special jewelry or figurines, or anything you’d like to display.
  2. Find a special place to display these special objects, like a table top, sitting on a favorite trunk or chest, or some other surface of your choosing.
  3. Arrange the objects in any way that is pleasing to you. Get creative… decorate with flowers, write a poem or something from the heart to display with the mementoes, draw a picture, light candles, anything you’d like. This is your special, personalized “mother altar”, so make it a place you enjoy spending time.

Use your newly designed “mother altar” as a sacred space to reflect on your mom. You may even want to talk to her while spending time here. This is a place where you can feel closer to your mom, and celebrate her life and your relationship.

Enjoy celebrating your mom. Remember that, although she may not be with you physically, she always remains close to you in spirit. She’s still around, loving and supporting you. I wish you much comfort and love.

HOME AND HEARTH


In this section of the newsletter, I will provide tips to help you to bring your own creativity, spirituality and unique talents into
your everyday life, and, more specifically, into your home.

A Mother’s Day Collage

A collage is a terrific way to surprise Mom, while giving her a beautiful,creative and handmade gift. You can design your
collage in any way you choose… you could use pictures from magazines to accentuate and complement the family photos in the collage. Make it beautiful to look at, fill it with lots of sentiment and family memories. This is a wonderful project in which to involve the kids.A collage is as unique as the people creating it, and the beautiful Mom receiving it. Have fun!

HEARTSONG REFLECTION


Until our next issue, take some time to reflect and meditate upon mothers, motherhood,and what that symbolizes for you. You don’t have to be a mother yourself to be a mother figure to someone else. Seek out those who could use your love, your wisdom and your support, and give them that gift. In doing so, you, in turn, are also deeply blessed.

Love, Light and Blessings,
Kim

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About Kim Loftis

Kim Loftis is the Spiritual Serenity Coach, joyfully assisting her clients in forging deep and lasting connections with the God / Goddess / Gods of their understanding, while utilizing transformational, highly-personalized spiritual practices to enhance and empower all areas of their lives. Kim's passion is to assist you in teaching your spirit to shine at it's brightest, while using Divine guidance to light every step of your path.
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