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Newsletter January 2020, Because I Can


Because I Can was the theme of my January message because when I was doing a little cooking just before the holidays for those in need, someone made a comment, “its so great that you can do all this.” My thought was, “I do it because I can.” I share part of the message here with you as it is long. The link to read the whole message is below, which is also the link to sign up for my monthly newsletter/message. BECAUSE I CAN The world needs every little bit of upliftment we can offer. Whenever we offer a helping hand or uplift anyone in any way, we help make the world a better place. And we all want that! “Because I can” does not necessarily have to involve doing. Being generous of spirit is also a wonderful gift to extend to others. It is easiest to help another(s) in a physical sense with practical deeds when their difficulties are not of their own doing. It is easiest to extend a smile, a kind word, or a kind gesture when the other(s) is calm, friendly, and in a good mood. However, It is those who may have brought on their own hardships, and those who are frenzied, unfriendly, or even rude, that need our expressions of love the most. Most of us have had hurts, suffered loss, and/or have had difficult circumstances at one point or another in our life. And we all deal with it differently. Some of us overcome it rather easily. Some of us develop a bad temper. Others of us become stressed-out. Some of us become needy, controlling, demanding, and generally behave badly. We may also become dysfunctional in one or a few of the various ways – sometimes to the point of turning to drugs or alcohol. All these ways of dealing with life are cries for help. They help us to forget. To dull the pain. Compassion is always the answer – however the situation calls for it. Although these unproductive ways of dealing with life usually create more problems for us, we lean on them until we can face what is keeping us down. We all also overcome the effects of our hurts, losses, and difficult circumstances on different timelines. Most of us are just doing our best with where we are at any moment in time. We are also doing our best to be (or become) happy, and feel empowered. Even those of us who have significantly overcome our issues have bad days. So, we could all do with compassion and understanding as we navigate through all life has thrown at us. Looking back to my 20’s, I was a crazed person – just trying to navigate life as best I could. Between many family stresses that caused conflicting emotions in me, attempting to be “wonder woman” to avoid being disempowered like my mother, trying to be a good mother to my young son, while at the same time needing to have some fun [...]

Newsletter January 2020, Because I Can2020-01-31T22:10:31+00:00

The World Needs Our Gentle Touch – Part 2/3


In Part 1, I discussed how we all emerged from love, and at our core we are all still connected to that love, but that many of us need a rekindling of the love that is inherent within all of us. This is why we need to be gentle with each other - and why the world needs our gentle touch. Read  Part 1   Because of what we inherited from Humanity’s history, most of us have, or have had, a weak connection to our True Self – to the love we all hold within our hearts, and therefore have been unable to experience the full benefit of this connection – or to express it fully out into the world. We have all come from the same history of what Humanity perpetuated, but were unaware we were carrying forward baggage that created attitudes and behaviors that either hurt our self or others. Most of us have experienced hurts, pains, or unwelcome repercussions or circumstances – either from generational or cultural influences, our own bad choices, or at the hands of others. And because of this, many of us have been the perpetrators and hurt others. So, we need to forgive ourselves for what we have done, or not done – to ourselves and to others. Being Generous; Offering Gentleness; Extending Love And we need to be generous to each other and extend true and authentic forgiveness to those who have acted badly towards us, others, or the world. We need to offer the gentle hand of reconciliation – an olive branch – whenever possible. Being the recipient of a gentle gesture can open our hearts so that we too can forgive. When we are offered gentleness, it helps us to heal the wounds of hurts or unwanted circumstance that caused us to be disconnected to the love within. The more we offer gentleness and other qualities of love to others, the faster we will all be able to reconnect to the love within and embrace its benefits for ourselves. The more of us who extend love out into the world, the faster we will be able to create the world we all want. As well as offering gentleness to people, we also have to offer it to the animals on our planet. This article is based on my writings. See here for more information on my books. The Animals Who Share the Planet With Us Animals share the planet with us to help us, to feed us, to offer us love, and help us grow spiritually. But just like with us, many have been victims of cruelty – for sport, for food, for greed, and even simply because of ignorance and meanness. Animals have always helped us with our crops and for getting around. And so long as we treat them with kindness, ensure they are given what they need to be warm, safe, and healthy, and train them firmly, but gently, we are using them as intended. Properly and kindly trained animals [...]

The World Needs Our Gentle Touch – Part 2/32021-12-17T21:59:05+00:00


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