Heartsong Issue 2, May 21st, 2006

HEARTSONG, ISSUE 2, SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2006

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
Home And Hearth
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.  Today, I have
chosen a quote that describes the power of
turning our supposed problems into new and
potentially wonderful opportunities.

“Problems are only opportunities in work
clothes.” — Henry John Kaiser 1882

A NOTE FROM KIM

Welcome to today’s issue of Spiritual Serenity Spiritual Serenity Heartsong! 
I am so delighted that you are honoring me
with your presence.

As I write this issue, I find myself
thinking back over a week that has been more
than a little strange.  I was having a
conversation with a friend of mine recently,
in which I commented that if I hadn’t lived
through this week, I might not believe just
how weird it’s been!

You know, I’m sure we’ve all
experienced strange periods, in which we are
continuously asking God, "Okay, God, what’s
this weirdness all about?"  In situations
like this, it’s important to remember that
all days, all circumstances, and all people
in our lives, have lessons to teach us.  Our
job is to study, learn from, and remember
these lessons, and find ways to turn them
into positive ideas, which we can
incorporate into our minds, hearts and
lives.  So keep that in mind the next time
you have an experience, day or week, as
weird as my week!

By the time you read this newsletter, my
upcoming teleclasses will be listed on my
site!  A teleclass is a class in which we
all call in to a phone number, and then
enjoy spending time learning, laughing and
getting to know one another.  I am currently
offering several different classes from
which you can choose, including classes
about intuitive guidance, stress management,
creativity, and more.  For full details and
registration information, please visit: 

http://www.kimloftis.com
   Click on "Classes And Events", and have fun
browsing my upcoming offerings from the
heart.  Then, feel free to come join in the
fun!  And please invite  your friends and
anyone whom you think may be interested.  I
look forward to meeting you in class!

Enjoy the rest of this
issue, and have a fantastic week!

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, we’re
talking about things in our lives, which we
consider to be problematic, and how we can
transform these supposed problems into
glorious opportunities.

An Opportunity Just Waiting To Happen

By Kim Loftis

"Is this really happening?", I thought,
as I sat listening to my dear friend inform
me of a situation which made my world spin
on it’s axis.  Though I was hearing his
words, I was unable to comprehend what he
was telling me.  Why had he not told me
about this before?  Why was I seemingly the
last to know about this situation?  Emotions
coursed through me like a tidal wave.  I
felt anger, frustration and exasperation. 
How could my friend dare to burden me with
this problem?  And how was I supposed to
deal with this problem now that I knew about
the situation?

Later in the day, when I had cooled off and
was thinking more rationally about the
situation, I came to realize that my friend
had not burdened me with a "problem" at
all!  In fact, in telling me of his
situation, he had blessed me with a new and
glorious opportunity for learning, and, yes,
even enlightenment.

If you were shaking your head and
questioning my sanity as you read the
preceding paragraph, I can certainly
understand why.  How did I, as angry and
disconcerted as I was earlier in the day, go
from seeing my friend’s situation as a
problem, to an enlightening learning
experience?  In actuality, I used several
tools, which I’m honored to share with you
in this article.

First, I allowed my anger to evaporate. 
This took some patience on my part, but, as
you may well know, it’s impossible to think
rationally about any situation if your anger
is bubbling like a volcano at the surface of
your mind.  Breathe through the anger,
allowing it to slowly decrease with each
exhalation.  With each inhalation, breathe
in peace and calmness.  It may sound silly,
but with practice, this technique can help
you grow calmer in a quicker amount of time.

Second, when I felt more grounded and less
angry, I again reflected on the supposed
problem.  As I went back over the situation,
I asked myself the following questions.:

  1. What is it about this that makes it a
    problem?
  2. Was I angry with my friend because of what
    he supposedly burdened me with, or did my
    anger evolve from something entirely
    different?
  3. What can I find that is positive in this
    situation?
  4. How did my friend see this from his
    perspective?
  5. What can I do, right now, to improve this
    situation?

Asking these, or similar questions about any
problem in your life, helps you to consider
the supposed problem from a number of
different angles and perspectives.  This
line of questioning also allows you to take
action steps to turn the problem into
something positive.  When looked upon from a
positive perspective, and when worthwhile
aspects of the problem are discovered and
explored, then voila!  You’ve just turned
your supposed problem into an opportunity
for growth, exploration and evolvement.

These steps work with any problem to one
degree or another.  If the problem is
larger, it may take longer to find anything
about it from which you can learn, or any
positive aspects that may result from this
problem coming into your life.  However,
with some practice and determination on your
part, by following these steps, you can
begin to transform your life’s supposed
problems into rich opportunities for growth.

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!

HEAVEN SCENT

Our sense of smell is something which we
often take for granted.  In truth, however,
it can be a powerful aid in relaxing our
mind and body, and nurturing our spirit. 
Consider for a moment, all the wonderful
scents which bring peace and joy to your
heart.  Perhaps you enjoy the smell of
freshly cut grass on a summer morning. 
Perhaps the smell of freshly baked goods
such as raisin bread, chocolate chip
cookies, or cinnamon rolls brings you
delight.  Or maybe the smell of baby powder
brings back warm and wonderful memories of
your son or daughter as a baby.  Here are
some tips that bring scent, and your sense
of smell, squarely into focus.:

  1. Make a list of all the things you enjoy
    smelling.  This way, you’re more likely to
    notice them when you come in contact with
    them.
  2. Pay attention to scents you experience
    throughout your day.  Take mental note of
    how these scents make you feel.  Are there
    some that you find particularly soothing or
    relaxing?  If so, how can you incorporate
    them into your life on a more regular basis?
  3. Keep nurturing scents around you, so
    you can experience them often.  Put good
    smelling sachets in your drawers, shower
    using fragrant body products, or plant
    fragrant flowers outside your window, where
    the scent can waft to you during the day and
    night.

Enjoy smelling your way to a healthier,
happier life!

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.

The Pleasure of Being Pampered

Why not indulge in a little luxurious
pampering this week?  Okay, so you might not
be able to afford a three-day spa treatment,
but you don’t have to spend a fortune to
pamper yourself.  For instance, an aroma
therapist friend of mine once recommended
that I massage my feet with lavender
essential oil before going to sleep at
night, and my sleep would be greatly
enhanced.  And you know what?  It worked!

Or why not give yourself a manicure, have a
friend massage the tenseness out of your
shoulders, or just take a ridiculously long,
rejuvenating shower!  Have a decadent piece
of cheesecake, drink some fine wine, or use
some of your best perfume to wear to work! 
Or gentlemen, watch a football game, go
tinker in the garage, or some other activity
that brings you joy.  Just find some
creative ways to take a little time to
pamper the special person that you are!  The
possibilities are endless!  Have fun, and
enjoy!

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.

Dear God, please help me to view life from
many perspectives, as I journey through my
week.  If a person or situation troubles me,
help me to see things differently, and grant
me the wisdom to learn the lessons that will
help me in being the best person that I can
be.  Help me to be kind, considerate and
loving to those I meet, no matter how hard
that may prove at times.  Thank you for
teaching me, and for loving me so much. 
Amen.

HEARTSONG REFLECTION

Until our next issue, take
some time to reflect and meditate upon those
supposed problems you are currently facing. 
How can you view them from a fresh
perspective?  What can you do, in this very
moment, to take a step towards turning a
supposed problem, into an opportunity for
growth?

Love, Light and Blessings,
Kim

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Kim Loftis
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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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