Heartsong Issue 29, February 3, 2008

HEARTSONG, ISSUE 29, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2008

Welcome to Spiritual Serenity Spiritual Serenity Heartsong!!!

In This Issue:
Quote From The Heart
A Note From Kim
From The Lighthouse, With Love
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. I hope they will inspire you, as well! I found the following quote particularly wonderful, and hope it will empower you today.

“Give light, and the darkness will disappear of itself.”
~Desiderius Erasmus

A NOTE FROM KIM

Welcome to today’s issue of Spiritual Serenity Spiritual Serenity Heartsong. Happy February! The month has started out here with a rush of winter weather. Ice is hanging thickly from the trees around my house, which looks beautiful, but is, of course, very dangerous. I feel blessed to be snug and warm here writing to all of you!

I wanted to remind everyone about my inspirational blog,A Candle to Light Your Way. I post articles, quotes and lots of inspiring content there, to lift your spirit and bring joy to your life. If you enjoy Spiritual Serenity Spiritual Serenity Heartsong and the content I offer here, you’ll love my blog, too. Drop by and see what I have to share with you, and leave me comments to tell me what you enjoyed, and what you’d like to see in the future. And if you enjoy your visits, please spread the word by sharing the link with others who would enjoy it.
Visit my blog at this link.
Thanks in advance!

Until next time, enjoy the rest of today’s issue, and I send you all my love!

Abundant Blessings,
Kim, the Spiritual Fulfillment Coach

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 continuing the discussion that we started in the last Spiritual Serenity Spiritual Serenity Heartsong Lighthouse article, with some tips to make saying “yes” to your dreams easier to implement.

The Transformational Power of a Three Letter Word, Part Two

Note: You can find Part One of this series in the January 2008 issue of Spiritual Serenity Spiritual Serenity Heartsong.

In Part One of this article, we established that the most important way to build our confidence and achieve our desires is to say a whole-hearted “yes” to making them a reality. But this takes courage, preparation and planning to put into effect. Saying “yes” isn’t easy. Here are three important steps to assist you in opening yourself fully to the discovering and achieving of your heart’s desires.

  • First, have a support system in place. It’s amazing how many inspirational ideas you can generate when you have supportive people in your life who can listen to your ideas, and help you to formulate plans to bring those ideas to fruition. A team of supporters can cheer you on, help you to flesh out concepts you’re uncertain about, and be honest with you in their feedback. Find some supportive people who you know will give you their full attention, two listening ears and complete honesty. Find people who are creative, open-minded and who care about your success. You may even consider hiring a coach, who can serve as a totally committed and completely supportive partner to help you in the achievement of your success.
  • Next, do your homework. What action steps will you need to take so that you can feel confident about saying “yes” to the opportunities that your heart is asking you to accept? For instance, when I knew I was being called to coaching, there was a lot I had to learn and consider before I began. There was marketing to learn, coach training schools to consider, and coaches with whom I wanted to talk to gain some perspective. I’m still learning every day, but the preparation for this incredible journey has been totally invaluable for me as a coach, and it will be for you, too, no matter your desire. Get out there and see what exciting things there are to discover, learn and experience! You’ll be glad you did this preparation, as it will make things much easier as you go along.
  • Finally, ask Spirit. Pray, meditate, look within your innermost heart. What are you being asked to consider? In your innermost being, how do you feel about saying “yes” to your opportunity? Don’t think with your head for this part… listen to your heart. This is the part of you that has deep love and compassion for you and knows your true greatness. Pay attention to its wisdom. Ask God / Spirit for wisdom, courage, strength and fortitude, and know that you are deeply loved and cherished.

By following these steps prior to saying that magical three-letter word, and embarking on your next incredible journey, you’ll feel more confident, have more courage, and be ready to take on the challenges and joys that are always a part of saying “yes!” Enjoy the journey!

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!

A Little Comfort

This was originally posted on my blog, A Candle to Light Your Way.

This article was inspired by a sweet lady named Arlene, who sent me a beautiful email a couple weeks ago introducing herself to me, and a second email this week describing her loneliness. Thank you, dearest Arlene, for inspiring this post.

We all experience feelings of loneliness at times, sometimes mild, sometimes very intense. Sometimes it’s very hard to shake when these feelings appear.

Today, I’d like to share a few tips that I use to heal loneliness. I sincerely hope they help you, as well.

  1. Create and / or cultivate fulfilling relationships. This is a key practice in combating sadness and loneliness. Get out and meet people who have similar interests. You might consider doing this by attending a church, spiritual center, gardening club, support group or community center of some kind. What activities do you enjoy? Think about what really makes you happy when you’re fully engaged in doing it. Pick a few of these, and look for places where you can meet and get to know others who also enjoy this or similar activities or lifestyles. If getting out is difficult for you for whatever reason, the internet is another way to make new friends from across the world. Start with Google groups, Yahoo! groups, and MSN groups to browse for communities of interest to you.
  2. Pets! We aren’t all animal lovers, but if you are, a pet could be terrific medicine to help heal your lonely heart. If we show love to our animals,they will love us with passion and total joy. They don’t judge us, they never condemn us, and they can almost always make us smile!
  3. Music! Finally, music is one of my favorite ways to deal with feelings of loss, fear or loneliness. Music soothes the soul, opens the heart and can totally transform our entire outlook on life. It brings joy, hope and comfort.

Here’s an example of music healing the heart. This is my absolute favorite song to play when I’m sad or lonely. It’s called, “This is to Mother You”, and is written and performed by Irish singer, Sinead O’Connor. This is a video of Sinead performing this song live in Rome. Please click on the following link to view the video.

The Lyrics:

This is to mother you
To comfort you and get you through
Through when your nights are lonely
Through when your dreams are only blue
This is to mother you

This is to be with you
To hold you and to kiss you too
For when you need me I will do
What your own mother didn’t do
Which is to mother you

All the pain that you have known
All the violence in your soul
All the wrong things you have done
I will take from you when I come

All mistakes made in distress
All your unhappiness
I will take away with my kiss, yes
I will give you tenderness

For child I am so glad I’ve found you
Although my arms have always been around you
Sweet bird although you did not see me
I saw you

And I’m here to mother you
To comfort you and get you through
Through when your nights are lonely
Through when your dreams are only blue
This is to mother you

May you find the comfort, joy and love you so richly deserve. God bless, and I love you all!

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.

“The Empowerment Prayer”

“God, great spirit which flows through all living things,
love, which surrounds me,
word, which fills me,
breath, which breathes through me,
I ask you to enter my life and I surrender my will to your will for my life.
I’m not sure how everything works, but I put absolute trust and faith in you to guide my ship.
I give you every part of my emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual being.
I offer you every bit of my self I can muster upon rising each day and will live every moment of my life for higher power,
living in unconditional love and giving that unconditional love back to the world around me.
You have all of me… my spirit, my life, my breath.
I thank you and praise you.
Amen.”

(I found this wonderful prayer in an article written by Scott Andrews. You can find the entire article on the wonderful Aspire Now website.

HEARTSONG REFLECTION

Until our next issue, look within to discover what preparations you can begin making, so that you can fulfill an opportunity to say “yes.” Also, do you need a little extra comfort right now? What would feel comforting to you in this moment?

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!

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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