Heartsong Issue 4, June 18th 2006

HEARTSONG, ISSUE 4, SUNDAY, JUNE 18, 2006

Welcome to Spiritual Serenity Spiritual Serenity Heartsong!!!

In This Issue:
Quote From The Heart
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 acknowledges the great need to speak from our hearts in all circumstances.

“People have important things to communicate. Speaking from your heart allows the emotionally difficult, the ordinary, and the wonderful things in our lives to be communicated and received.”
~David McArthur and Bruce McArthur, The Intelligent Heart~

A NOTE FROM KIM

Welcome to today’s issue of Spiritual Serenity Spiritual Serenity Heartsong! Happy Father’s Day to all the dad’s, granddad’s and dad’s to be, and to all of us celebrating our wonderful father’s today!

Thank you to all those who participated in my teleclass on intuition, on the 13th. I hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did! For those who were unable to attend, don’t worry! I’ll be offering the intuition class again within the next couple of months. I’ll let you know when it’s scheduled.

My next teleclass offering is this Wednesday, June 21, at 7 PM, EST. The class is titled, “Got ESP? You Betcha!” It will teach you four ways of encountering extra sensory perception, (or ESP), methods to hone and improve upon your ESP, and practical uses for ESP in your life and in the lives of those you love. Your investment for this informative and fun class is $15. If you enjoyed the intuition class, you’ll enjoy this one, as well. Or if you’re new to my classes, this would be a great starting point. You can register securely right from my site, at: http://www.kimloftis.com

You’ll receive the dial-in number immediately upon payment and registration. Of course, if you have any questions or would like any further info about this or any other class I offer, please don’t hesitate to contact me, and I’ll be happy to help. I look forward to meeting you in class!

Enjoy the rest of today’s Spiritual Serenity Spiritual Serenity Heartsong, and enjoy the rest of June! Where does the time go?

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, we will discuss the necessity of speaking out from our hearts, in order to clearly express ourselves to the world around us.

Speaking Our Heart’s Truth

We’ve all experienced situations in which we’ve been nervous to speak our own personal truth. Perhaps it’s a conversation about politics, and we are shy about giving our opinion, feeling it somehow insignificant or trivial. Or maybe we’re involved in a discussion of religion or spirituality, and we don’t feel comfortable sharing our beliefs for whatever reason.

Speaking our own truths can sometimes be difficult. We may fear that others will laugh at us, ignore us, or, worst of all, reject us. We want our opinions and our truths to be respected, if not appreciated. How can we speak our truths from a place of love and confidence instead of a place of fear and anxiety?I heard somewhere once that, “If God didn’t want us to speak, we wouldn’t have been given the faculty to do so.” It’s certainly a point worth our consideration. We humans are the only creatures who can use words to articulate our needs, emotions, wishes and dreams. Because God bestowed this gift upon us, shouldn’t we use it to try to make the world a better, more loving place for all God’s creatures?

It is also important to remember that sometimes, we must break our silence once in order to gain confidence in our words. Sometimes, when beginning to speak from our hearts, we may feel fearful or intimidated. But often, as we continue to speak, this allows are confidence to grow and our voice and conviction to strengthen. Those first few words are often the hardest part. But after that first sentence is uttered, we are anxious to continue our dialog. If we can speak from our heart once, doing it a second, third and fourth time is often a good deal easier.

When speaking about something which we hold near and dear to our hearts, it is often simply a matter of plucking up our courage before we open our mouths. Ask God, in whatever way you worship God, or your angels, to assist you in finding the courage and confidence to speak your truth with conviction and clarity. You may want to call upon Archangel Gabriel, the messenger angel, for assistance, as well. Speak lovingly and passionately, allowing that love and passion to radiate throughout your words and your conversations. This will most likely be noticed and appreciated by your listeners.

Finally, remember that, by speaking your truth, you may be the catalyst for motivating another to do the same. Saying your truth with passion, whether others agree with you or not, often inspires your listeners into sharing even more of themselves, thereby strengthening the bonds of friendship and sharing gifts of knowledge. If people like Gandhi and Martin Luther King hadn’t stood up for causes they considered to be true and just, imagine how different the world might be today?

You may feel that your truth isn’t as important or emboldened as that of Gandhi, but it can still spread knowledge and love, give hope, and maybe even change lives. So, what are you waiting for… raise your voice and speak your heart’s truth boldly, fervently, and with love. By sharing from your heart, you touch the hearts of others.

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!

Warm and Fuzzy Comfort

When I was about five, a tiny blue tick hound puppy was brought into my life and my heart. My dad named her Molly, and until the end of her life, she and I were the closest of buddies. My love and adoration for Molly was mutual, from the time she was a cuddly puppy until the end of her days on this Earth. Molly loved unconditionally… she never judged, never accused, never criticized and never assumed anything. She just loved for the sake of loving itself.

Friends like Molly can be so incredibly beneficial in maintaining self-love and self-esteem. Animals aren’t harsh critics. They don’t nag us with questions or try to flatter or belittle us. They listen when we talk to them and are also perfectly content to just sit in silence. The health benefits of having a beloved pet are well documented. Pets remind us that we are lovable and worthy. They also give us somebody to care for and be a companion to.

If you have a pet, spend some time enjoying him or her. Just take a few moments to have some fun together, bask in your pet’s love and adoration, and show your pet how much he or she means to you.

If you don’t have a pet, or if you aren’t an animal lover, just spend some time contemplating how much God unconditionally loves you. All of us are worthy and loved in God’s eyes, and God is always there to take care of us and protect us, no matter how bleak things may seem.

So, bask in the healing love of your special animal friends, and in the sacred love of our Creator.

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.

For Dad, with Love

Here in the US, we’re celebrating Father’s Day today. Many of us have been running around trying to find the perfect present for our father. Remember that, sometimes, the perfect present may be some words you’ve been meaning to speak, a hug you’ve been meaning to give, or even a smile you haven’t bestowed in a while. Sometimes we get so caught up in our gift giving, on this holiday and on others, that we forget that these simple acts are often the most precious.

My dad has contributed so much to my life… most notably in his love of, and appreciation for nature. Today, let’s enjoy honoring our fathers and father figures, and giving them the accolades they so greatly deserve. Share your love with them, and know that will be the best gift you could ever give them.

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, give me the confidence to speak my own truth with love and passion. Thank you for loving us so unconditionally, and for giving us others who love us so deeply, as well. Also, please bless our father’s, today and everyday. We are so grateful to be your children, today and always. Amen.

HEARTSONG REFLECTION

Until our next issue, reflect on how deeply you are loved by our Creator. Remember that God loves us no matter what, and also gives us the ability to speak from our hearts with love, in order that we might share our gifts, dreams and insights with others. How can you touch another life through your words this week?

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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