Namaste Twinkling Tidbits of cosmic tinsel!
How goes the shine of your divine design this week? We are coming right up on Solstice this Saturday, 12/21/2013. In the most basic sense, Solstice marks the longest night here and the longest day in the southern hemisphere. It is a time when we winter ones are embracing or at least experiencing darkness. Just this glistening day, I have emerged in shedding a layer of heavy darkness … a blanket of depression that had holiday hostage all wrapped up in it! Ah, such is this human journey of opposites we are on ~ light & dark, hot & cold, hope & despair ~ and inherent in all of it is our freedom to choose! As mindful co-creators, we just have to stay awake & aware that we are indeed choosing. For me personally, whenever I am ascending to a higher expression of myself & my gifts, my inner crabs surface to try to drag me back down into the boiling pot of what is. For any who may not know, apparently when live crabs are placed in a pot of boiling water and one tries to climb out, the others will pull it back down. And yes, well meaning loved ones can certainly act in that way but our own inner darkness can also surface in many self sabotaging ways. And yet, it is through the darkness that we more fully experience the light! The trick is to stay present to the gift of all of it!
Amazing author of Power Vs. Force, the late David Hawkins is among the great teachers of modern day consciousness shining the light on how we can shift our vibrations into higher and higher states of Love. There are many amazing teachers among us surfacing with darkness taming tools for transformation. I continue to be in awe and gratitude of them and for them. This is surfacing in a new feature in 2014 at New Thought Families under the category of Releasing Resistance. My own wrestling with resistance has come up, in part, as I embrace the new vision including our 2014 monthly themes and Mindful Memberships option at New Thought Families opening this Solstice Saturday, 12/21. Our evolving offerings remain a playful, prayerful plethora of possibilities!
2014: Celebrate the Sacred & Serene!
Hundreds of songs, videos, eBooks, prayerful & playful activities & activations for families. Designed to engage children and the child in all of us, these mindful materials are arranged in spiritual categories & themes like Intuition & Kindness to support playful, daily practices. Daily Devotion!
Daily devotion is the best way to nurture ourselves, our children & families in remembering the truth of who we are as spiritual beings. What is your spiritual practice? Do you have one as a family? Our new Mindful Membership resource is to fully support a strong home spiritual practice with plenty of play. We have an affiliate option that gives any individual, church or organization that refers families to us 40% of our earnings. You just sign up as a free member, have a Pay Pal account for getting paid, and use your referral number to invite others. Anyone you refer that becomes a paid member now or down the road, pays you 40% of whatever we are paid. What a great way for a win-win ~ we get to serve more families & those that help us do that receive some green energy in return! Check out our Leaping Literacy Abundant Affiliate Program! And in our 2014 expansion, we will continue with plenty of free offerings including our daily multimedia Play & Pray Calendar for anyone who wants to drop in once or daily! There’s also free Membership for monthly gifts that goes live 12/21.
Whew! I gotta admit, I’m feeling a bit crab nipped in this moment … it’s definitely a dance to put my offerings out for sale and yet if I am to be the light I was born to be, what else is there to do? Work a ‘day job’ or win the lottery for money while I just keep giving away my life’s work?! I hereby affirm with you tinseling, sparkling witnesses that those I am meant to serve with these gifts are ready for me and I them ~ we are ready to support each other and we are all ready to shine now! “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ― Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”
Last week’s Mindful Meditation Invitation was to shine with sparkling tinsel moments. Did you have any? I appreciated the sparkle within & without repeatedly and used it as part of my transformational tools …. for this week’s Mindful Meditation Invitation, let us look for and embrace the shining light even, and especially from the place of darkness. I will leave you with 3 musical offerings ~ 2 for free (!) and 1 for a wee fee: Light Of Love is a Solstice song I woke up writing several years ago and can be found in a rough recording onsite. Here’s a music video of one of our 12 Thoughts Of Christmas songs that is an invitation to “decorate our minds with Christmas!”:
Our 12 Thoughts Of Christmas CD is a joyous vibration raising transformational tool available for a wee fee in mailed CDs and instant download. Hear samples and check it out here ~ direct download purchase is here. Thank you for the fa la la la la joyful choice of you ~ precious shining gift that you are! Namaste, Love!