Heartsong Issue 17, March 4, 2007

HEARTSONG, ISSUE 17, SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2007

Welcome to Spiritual Serenity Spiritual Serenity Heartsong!!!

In This Issue:
Quote From The Heart
A Note From Kim
From The Lighthouse, With Love
Hope And Healing
Prayer From The Heart
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. I hope they will inspire you, as well!

“Once I was in Victoria, and I saw a very large house. They told me it was a bank, and that the white men place their money there to be taken care of, and by and by, they got it back, with interest.”

“We are Indians, and we have no such bank; but when we have plenty of money or blankets, we give them away to other chiefs and people, and by and by, they return them, with interest, and our hearts feel good. Our way of giving is our bank.”

Maquinna, Nootka Chief

A NOTE FROM KIM

Welcome to today’s issue of Spiritual Serenity Spiritual Serenity Heartsong! I can hardly believe that it’s March already!! Lately, I’ve found myself reflecting and being exceedingly grateful for all the blessings that 2007 has brought my way thus far. God is truly a magnificent provider, and I hope that you, too, are being richly blessed as you begin your March. Spring is just around the corner! Let’s try to remember to count our blessings daily, and to bless others in our own special way. It truly does make the heart sing!

My website updates are nearly completed!!! Yea!!! They should be completely done by the time you open your second March Spiritual Serenity Spiritual Serenity Heartsong. I’m very pleased, and must publicly thank my wonderful friend and web mistress extraordinaire, Kate, for all her dedication and hard work!:

http://www.WebDesignsByKate.com

If you’d like to check out the improvements and changes to the site thus far, feel free to visit me at:

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Until next time, enjoy the rest of today’s issue, and I wish you a blessed and happy March!

Love,
Kim

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 Lighthouse article, I’m giving you my personal recipe for increased abundance in your life! Yum!

Baking Up Abundance: My Personal Recipe For Increased Abundance In All Areas of Your Life

For a tasty flow of increased abundance in your life, you’ll need to first gather the following ingredients:

  1. A large helping of vision. In other words, think about your dreams, your hopes, your needs and desires. Imagine all the good things that you’re currently lacking. In what areas would you appreciate having more? Would you like to have increased financial stability, greater fulfillment in your work, or more loving relationships? Dream! Imagine! Hope! Really get your vision firmly implanted in your mind and in your heart. A seed must first be gently planted before it can germinate. It’s the same with vision.
  2. Several large cups of intention. Intend to make your vision, your dreams, your hopes, your desires, reality! Take action steps to help your vision to come to physical fruition. If you want more fulfillment in your work, for instance, ask yourself what steps you can take right now to make your job more satisfactory. Maybe you could brighten up your work space, get to know your co-workers better, or engage in more marketing efforts to bring in more customers or clients. Or maybe, you may decide to find a new job or career that you find more to your liking. Take small steps at first if that’s more comfortable for you, but definitely take sincere and committed action steps, and INTEND to increase your abundance.
  3. A healthy sprinkling of patience. Abundance doesn’t always come all at once in a giant rush. Sometimes, you’ll get your abundance in small showers at first instead of a big flood. Remember to express sincere gratitude for the abundance you receive, and that gratitude will serve as a magnet to draw more abundance to you.
  4. Lots and lots of faith and certainty! KNOW that your abundance will arrive. Don’t worry about the “how” aspect… just have 100% certainty that you will receive. It may be in a different way or context than you expected, or you may receive different things than what you thought was best for you, but hold the intention to receive what’s in the highest good, and then fully accept that it will happen.
  5. Tons of prayer and communion time with God. Talk to God about your hopes, dreams and desires. Know that you are heard, and that you are loved. God will give you what’s in your best interest, and in the perfect time and the perfect way. Have faith!

Stir all your ingredients well, bake in the most passionate and sincere part of your innermost heart, and voila!!! You’ll receive a super-sized serving of abundance!!! Enjoy!!!

HOPE AND HEALING

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

Kim’s Note: I don’t normally publish other people’s articles in Spiritual Serenity Spiritual Serenity Heartsong, but this one inspired me so much that I just couldn’t resist sharing it with all of you! I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did!

All Limitations Are Perceived Horizons
By David Cameron Gikandi

http://www.CreateYourWealthToday.com

Not so long ago, people thought the world was flat. They looked out into the horizon, and it appeared to them that the earth ended somewhere far out there, and at the end of the earth, one could possibly fall off the edge and die. Therefore, people did not dare to reach the horizon, for fear of falling off the end of the earth. So they stayed where they were.

Their perception that the world was flat, that it had an edge (the horizon), kept them from exploring far away from where they were born. It was a limitation that appeared real to them. However, this limitation was not real at all – it was an error in perception.

The horizon is not an edge, it is not an end.

In fact, you can never reach the horizon because it keeps moving farther away from you the closer you get to it. The horizon is an apparent end, yet it is grounded in infinity (you can never reach it).

All of your limitations are horizons. All of them bar none. No exception.

Even the Self has no limits, although it “appears” to be encompassed by a limited body. In fact, is the Self a reality, or simply an awareness of feeling? The Buddha argued that the Self is a feeling that gets mistaken for an identity (that which is ‘having’ the feeling). Anyways, that is another topic altogether.

Let us get back to limitations…Any limit that you think you have, whether it is financial, biological, emotional, or whatever, is a horizon. For example, you may have the belief that you cannot afford something, and so you forever deny yourself that thing; you never buy it. That is believing in the horizon. You believe you have limited funds and if you spent them on that thing, you would suffer and die or whatever.

However, if you went ahead and purchased it, you would find that you can indeed afford it, and because you have now created a new gap in your money, you would quickly fill that gap with even more money (so long as you don’t believe you are limited). This is the difference between those who have scarcity (poverty) consciousness or beliefs, and those who believe in abundance.

So what is the solution to limitations?It comes in two steps:

Step 1: Replace your perspective. As long as you think the world is flat and the horizon marks the edge of the world beyond which you will fall off, all other thoughts and actions will be in error. So you must train yourself to see the world a new way, to know that the horizon is an illusion. If you skip this step and jump straight into step two, you may burn your fingers because you cannot act as if you have abundance as long as you believe in scarcity. Your beliefs always become manifest. Thought is more powerful than action in creation.

Step 2: Act in line with abundance. In the above example, we saw that one who believes in abundance knows that the “limited” amount of money in their pocket is transitional, it is a river that flows and is hence not truly limited. But the one who believes in scarcity is convinced that they have a true limit and hence they don’t dare cross it. So what does it mean to act in line with abundance? It means that you will be going beyond the horizon. You will march to it and keep moving, knowing that the horizon will never be reached. Know that all resources are cyclic in nature, so that the more you spend the more you earn, and the more you earn the more you spend. Keep that river flowing. Don’t erect a dam or try to hold it. Keep it flowing. Open both hands wide, the hand that receives and the hand that gives. The faster your rate of exchange (giving and receiving) the better.

Horizons are a mindset. Poverty is a mindset. Wealth is a mindset.

Happiness is a mindset. Depression is a mindset. Health is a mindset.

Dis-ease is a mindset. It is all a mindset, with its accompanying emotions.

The secret is that the mind is limitless, so you truly have no limits except those that you have accepted as real. It is all just a horizon, and no matter how much you chase the horizon, you will never fall off the end of the earth. So chase it!

David Cameron Gikandi is the author of wealth and self development books such as A Happy Pocket Full of Money, showing many how to create the lives of their dreams and beyond. Download fr..ee trial eBooks and software, plus free email courses from

http://www.CreateYourWealthToday.com

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.

“Grandfather, Great Spirit, once more behold me on earth and lean to hear my feeble voice. You lived first, and you are older than all need, older than all prayer. All things belong to you — the two-legged, the four-legged, the wings of the air, and all green things that live.”You have set the powers of the four quarters of the earth to cross each other. You have made me cross the good road and road of difficulties, and where they cross, the place is holy. Day in, day out, forevermore, you are the life of things.”
Black Elk: Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux

HEARTSONG REFLECTION

Until our next issue, count your blessings!! Be thankful and grateful for all you have, all you’ve accomplished, all you’ve learned, and especially, all those whom you love. By remembering to be constantly grateful, you open the door for more abundance and blessings to come to you.

Love, Light and Blessings,
Kim

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Until the next issue of Spiritual Serenity Spiritual Serenity Heartsong, let your heart sing, and I send you all my love!

Kim

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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