LIFE IS A JOURNEY

"The journey of a thousand miles begins beneath one's feet." --Lao Tzu
"We are seasoned travelers of the labryinth.  Losing our way and finding 
our way.  Traveling on the beaten path and the road less traveled. 
Eventually finding our way home to the place of spiritual rest and fulfillment.'

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Posted on January 17, 2021 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

"Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it"
- Rumi


MY LOVE MANTRA

I AM LIGHT

I AM LOVE

I AM WORTHY

 

MY LOVE LIGHT REFLECTION JOURNAL

LOVE LIGHT PRACTICE


LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST

Life depends upon contact with Life. It cannot spring up out of itself. It cannot develop out of anything that is not Life.... Do not begrudge the hand that shapes you"--Henry Drummond

How do we grow as human beings even in the midst of the most challenging situations?  Elizabeth Kubler-Ross states that, "It's our purpose to grow as human beings, to look within ourselves, to find and build upon that source of peace and understanding and strength that is our individual self. And then to reach out to others with love and acceptance and patient guidance in the hope of what we may become together".   

Live a free and natural life and let life unfold spontaeously without anxiety. Let it unfold like the flower that gradually blooms.  Bloom with grace where you are planted. Is life not full of opportunities for learning to Love?  Mired in fear, I attracted more that catapulted me into the  'Dark Night of the Soul". It was the most transformational experience of my life from which sprung extraordinary opportunities to know myself, return to love and realize what Love really means.

Meet obstacles and challenges with Love. Engage in self-inquiry and ask why you are encountering these life experiencea. Practice the ingredients of Love: Patience, Kindness, Humility, Generosity, Courtesy, Unselfishness, Good Temper, Guilessness and Sincerity. Keep your LOVE LIGHT Journal and chart your progress. Love is transformational!

Learn more about the 'RECIPE OF LOVE" in Dr. Farish's books, "Living in the Spirit of Love: Our Natural State of Being" available on Amazon.com, Barnes and Nobles, and BalboaPress Author Website: https://www.jeanmariefarish.com; and "Living In Love: Character and Philosophy of Henry Drummond" Kindle eBook available on Amazon.


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Posted on January 11, 2021 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (0)


"If one advances confidently in the direction of one's dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours"

- Henry David Thoreau



LIVING IN THE SPIRIT OF LOVE: Reflection For Today

 

 

MY LOVE MANTRA

I AM LIGHT

I AM LOVE

I AM WORTHY

 

MY LOVE LIGHT REFLECTION JOURNAL 

LOVE LIGHT PRACTICE

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021!

Invest in Yourself and Bloom with Grace


THE POWER OF A NEW CHAPTER AND DREAMING BIG!

 

Release the baggage of the past and begin again. Write your new LOVE STORY! This includes your dreams and fulfilling your heart's desires. Don't play small.

 

-INVEST IN YOURSELF (Learn something new) 

-SEE BEYOND THE OBSTACLES (They are only stepping stones to progress) 

-BUILD ON WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE (Hone skills and resources) 

-REMOVE STUMBLING BLOCKS (Release fear-based thoughts) 

-GARNER SUPPORT (Surround yourself with people who support your dream)

 

As quoted by Henry Drummond, "Raise your knowledge to Faith". Believe in yourself and imagine the life you choose to create in each waking moment of your life and see where it takes you! Keep a journal and chart your progress. 

The Power Of a New Chapter, New Beginning by Dr. Jean Marie Farish published in Sivana East Link...

https://blog.sivanaspirit.com/mf-gn-new-chapter-new-beginning/" target="_blank">https://blog.sivanaspirit.com/mf-gn-new-chapter-new-beginning

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Posted on December 28, 2020 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

                 

                                                                

"When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another"

-Helen Keller


 

 

 

LIVING IN THE SPIRIT OF LOVE: Reflection For Today

 

MY LOVE MANTRA 
I AM LIGHT
 
I AM LOVE

I AM WORTHY

 

MY LOVE LIGHT REFLECTION JOURNAL

LOVE LIGHT PRACTICE


 HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021!


Invest in Yourself and Bloom with Grace


  Let this New Year truly be a new beginning. Let go of all that burdens you and weigh you down.  Start fresh. Discern what seeds will produce fruit and plant them. This may require investing in yourself. What new skills do you need to learn to reach your potential and make your dreams a reality? What support is needed from like-minded people who will encourage you? It may require you to find your Voice and speak with clarity, courage and truth. Nurture your inner self for Divine inspiration and guidance. LOVE yourself and find JOY in all that you do. Be Patient with yourself. If you step on a path that does not seem to be taking you where you need to go, don't stay too long. Quickly make the change.  

We cannot help others without helping ourselves.  There are problems everywhere that need solutions. Be creative! My adage, "Each one, Reach One, Teach One". See the ripple effect of change.  Give it your All!

Plant and nurture seeds of LOVE that will grow and flourish. Bloom with Grace and make a difference in the lives of others. Plant seeds of kindness, courtesy, generosity and be the mighty Tree of Life. Journal on how this makes you feel.  How does this make a difference in the lives of others? See where it takes you.

                                    "How To Embrace Aloneness To Enrich Your Life

                      https// blog.sivanaspirit.com/mf-gn-embrace-aloneness-to-enrich-your-life/

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Posted on December 24, 2020 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)


"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow"-Albert Einstein


LIVING IN THE SPIRIT OF LOVE: Reflection For Today

MY LOVE MANTRA

I AM LIGHT

I AM LOVE

I AM WORTHY


MY LOVE LIGHT REFLECTION JOURNAL

LOVE LIGHT PRACTICE 


  LET GO AND SET YOURSELF FREE!

    "He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear "-Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are preparing to embark on a New Year filled with hope and opportunity. We cannot grow if we are not willing to change. Ironically staying stuck can be comforting. Some fear responses can be healthy and protect us. However, fear can be paralyzing and inhibit us from fully participating in life. Fear is the great wall within, and is a block to our personal growth and manifesting the life we desire. The tendency to replay the same outworn stories keeps us mired in the past.  There is Hope, "Our thoughts create our reality".


How do we let go of fear? We can forgive ourselves and end the suffering. what is. Live in Peace. Elimate words that resound fear in our daily life such as "I can't, I will never, It is impossible". Trust your inner guidance that will lead you forward on your path. Ultimately, Choose LOVE and reframe from being the victim.  Let go of the past, faithfully learn the lessons and don't look back. The past is only memories of days gone by.


Fear has be be acknowledged in order to gain control over it. Make a list of your fears and what is keeping you from enjoying your life. Is it guilt, doubt, worry, feeling unworthy? What triggers your fear responses? What outcome would you really desire to experience? Can your fear be conquered through direct confrontation As Mark Twain quotes, "Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain".  Imagine the life you desire filled with Love, Peace and Joy. Feel how you would like your life to be? What will it take for you to make the first step? Let's make healthy choices to make this New Year one that is abundant and make your dreams a reality.



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Posted on December 16, 2020 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (1)


No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another -Charles Dickins


LIVING IN THE SPIRIT OF LOVE: Reflection For Today

MY LOVE MANTRA

I AM LIGHT

I AM LOVE

I AM WORTHY


MY LOVE LIGHT REFLECTION JOURNAL

LOVE LIGHT PRACTICE


How Can We Benefit Others? 

Whatever your life's work is, do it well." "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, "What are you doing for others?"
                                                                                                                                                                    -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Giving is sharing resources, talents, and skills through service, work and labors of love.  Everyone matters and what one does in service lays the foundation for others. Generosity inspires us to be the best in whatever we do for the greater good and to uplift humanity. Our communication with others is important. Be mindful of sensible and reponsible communication  and engagement with words of value and wisdom that leave a lasting impression.

We have many opporutnties for personal growth and development. Whether it is achieving academic success,  training and mastering skills, we hope to better ourselves, align with our purpose, and attain abundance.
It gives us personal satisfaction when we make a difference in the lives of others.  What are reasons for giving? Is it ego-based with a desire to be recognized, known or regarded as a super power? Is it selfless from a pure heart with humility, compassion and loving-kindness? When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed", quoted by Maya Angelou"It's not enough to have lived. We should be deternined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely", quoted by Leo Buscaglia. 


Especially during these challenging times, find a way to give, create and generate something that will benefit others without conditions and expectations.  Our  Legacy  of LOVE will endure for generations to come. Give wholeheartedly and not from a place of lack and sacrifice. Through giving we receive.  Whether it is wholesome engagement, resources and fruitful labors of Love, give with a grateful heart and see where it takes you.  Keep a Journal on how it really makes you feel.

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Posted on December 9, 2020 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (13)
There is a force within that gives you life. Seek that. Shine like the universe is yours. - Rumi



LIVING IN THE SPIRIT OF LOVE: Reflection For Today

MY LOVE MANTRA

I AM LIGHT

I AM LOVE 

I AM WORTHY


MY LOVE LIGHT REFLECTION JOURNAL

LOVE LIGHT PRACTICE


  TRIUMPH of the SOUL
Spirit of Recovery

Wisdom of the ages has shown me that through life trials you can become stronger and resilient. During my dark night of the soul, I found myself through grace and divine love. There are times when you just want to give up. Learn the lessons and "Get Back Up!" What did you gain? How can you be better?  Regardless of what you've done, errors committed  and mistakes made, you're not a failure until you give up. You are not your story. You don't have to waddle in misery and relive these experiences in the present moment. You have the Power to create your new reality and evolve spiritually. Each moment of the day, it awareness and practice, to be the master of my life and the author of your new "LOVE STORY".

Through divine revelation, during a very trying time, I was enlighted with "Triumph of the Soul" Spirit of Recovery- Five Spiritual Principles:
                                                                                SURRENDER   
                                                                          Let go and have faith   
                                                                                    HUMILITY
                                                                      Acceptance and humbleness
                                                                                COMPASSION
                                                                   Gentleness and loving-kindness
                                                                                  RESILIENCE
                                                                         Endurance and strength
                                                                                  GRATITUDE

Apply this spiritual formula when you experience a challenging situation. Chart your progress in your journal and see where it takes you.

Take a look at my article, "5 Spiritual Principles To Help You Recover After A Loss" published on Sivana East. 
                                      Link...https://blog.sivanaspirit.com/mf-gn-conscious-recovery-after-loss/

Dr. Jean Marie Farish's new book:
"LIVING IN THE SPIRIT OF LOVE Our Natural State of Being"Available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Balboa Press Author website: https://www.jeanmariefarish.com



 

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Posted on December 2, 2020 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (119)

To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; credible we must be truthful-Edward R. Murrow





LIVING IN THE SPIRIT OF LOVE: Reflection For Today

 

MY LOVE MANTRA

I AM LIGHT

I AM LOVE

I AM WORTHY


MY LOVE LIGHT REFLECTION JOURNAL

LOVE LIGHT PRACTICE


                                                                                Sincerity is an Ingredient of LOVE

 Integrity is about being honest and operating with moral principles. Use every opportunity to do what is right and good. It is always a pay off and bodes well for your life.  
"Rejoiceth not in unrighteousness, but rejoiceth with the truth. It includes self-restraint which refuses to make capital out of others' faults; the charity which delights not in exposing the weakness of others. The sincerity of purpose which endeavors to see things as they are, and rejoices to find them better." -Henry Drummond   

 In a recent zoom call with my Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA) sorority college line sisters to discuss a college scholarship fund and other activities, one of my beloved sorority sistems whom I encountered years ago while running errands, shared a positive statement that I made during our conversation that she never forgot and shared it on the call. Other encounters include students whom I taught in my masters rehabilitation counseling classes and clients whom I served as a rehabilitation counselor practitioner who were transitioning from prison to the community, frequently approach me in the commjunity and share something learned that resonated with them through the years. I, too, pay homage to those masters, soulful teachers and friends who enriched my life with powerful conversations that helped me during difficult times and throughout my life.. We don't realize how we make an impact and influence the lives of others. Whether positive or potentially negative encounterwith others in your daily life, them leave better off.
Be the Standard Bear for LOVE.

What does Sincerity really mean to you? What does it look like when you and someone is sincere? How does make you feel when you are being sincere? What does doing the right thing mean to you? What interactions have you had that changed your life Journal about this for more self-introspection and self-reflection.  Move away from revenge, gossip, competition, manipulation and other negative behaviors. Be consciously aware of your interaction with others. Chart your progress and keep up the good work. Not only are they better off, but you are as well.

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Posted on November 23, 2020 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (1)
Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life -Rumi




LIVING IN THE SPIRIT OF LOVE: Reflection For Today

MY LOVE MANTRA 

I AM LIGHT 

I AM LOVE 

I AM WORTHY


MY LOVE LIGHT REFLECTION JOURNAL 

LOVE LIGHT PRACTICE

"For each new morning with its lights, for rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, for love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends". I just love this quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson. It is a reminder of what we should be thankful for each day. Let's not grieve for things lost but find joy in what we have. Today is a special day of Thanksgiving. Let it not be just for today, but make it an incessant practice. Immerse yourself in the Spirit of Gratitude. Look around and Journal on what you are grateful for, not just in written expression, but feel it in your heart.

 How does this feeling of gratitude uplift your spirit? Celebrate life! 

I hope you enjoy my articles published in Sivana East 

-Why You Should Embrace the Joy of Ordinary Moments

Link: https//blog.sivanaspirit.com/mf-gn-the-joy-of-ordinary-moments/ 

-4 Ways to Find Your Peace Link: https//blog.sivanaspirit.com/mf-gn-peace-be-still/ 

-Living Well and Aging Gracefully Link: https//blog.sivanaspirit.com/hh-living-well-and-aging-gracefully/





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Posted on November 18, 2020 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)
"Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness"- Lucius Annaeus Seneca



LIVING IN THE SPIRIT OF LOVE: Reflection For Today

MY LOVE MANTRA

I AM LIGHT

I AM LOVE

I AM WORTHY


MY LOVE LIGHT REFLECTION JOURNAL

LOVE LIGHT PRACTICE

In the midst of our world challenge, many feel distressed and overwhelmed with anxiety and uncertainty. How can we reach out to others during this time of isolation and restrictions as we adjust to a "New Normal" during the Holiday Season? This requires a compassionate heart and the capacity to care deeply.  Perhaps you may not know how, especially now. However, even in isolation and restriction, we cannot lose our humanity.

Simple acts of kindness really make a difference. It leaves an indelible impression and opens the heart of the receiver and inspire others to pass it on. Be alert to the concerns and needs of others. One day, I lost my driver's license after stopping for gas. I was frantic and tracked my steps to no avail. That day I waited in line to replace my license. Days later, I received an envelope from a person who lived in another state who was in the area. This person found my drivers license and mailed it to me. I was amazed and inspired by the thoughtfulness of this person and sent a lovely Thank You note acknowledging my appreciation.

The gift of time, friendship, a helping hand, a phone call or financial assistance are ways to reach out. I recall during a difficult period of my life, volunteering at the children's hospital. This experience made me get out of myself and do something for others. I served coffee to the parents, greeted families, and worked with children in the Activity Center. It shifted my perspective on life and what is most important with a grateful heart. 

I watch the 'colors dance of the autumn leaves' as they gently fall from my oak trees. Let's get creative. Raking the leaves or tidying up the yard of an elderly person, widow, or for someone who is ill or has a family member who is ill can be a big help; sending a thoughtful card, needful things, and positive healing energy. There are so many ways to be creative and extend acts of kindness that do not deplete our resources but expands our capacity to LOVE. 
                             "Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give"-Unknown
As you engage in these kind acts, pay attention to how this makes you feel and be grateful for the opportunity. Most importantly, be kind to yourself. 

Embrace Kindness. Take a look at my article published in Sivana East
 "Why The World Needs Love, Now More Than Ever" This is the link...
https//blog.sivanaspirit.com/lv-sc-it's-all-about-love/ 


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Posted on November 12, 2020 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

"Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need other's approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her"-Lao Tzu



LIVING IN THE SPIRIT OF LOVE: Reflection For Today 

 

MY LOVE MANTRA 

I AM LIGHT 

I AM LOVE 

I AM WORTHY

 

MY LOVE LIGHT REFLECTION JOURNAL 

LOVE LIGHT PRACTICE

Embrace and love all of who you are. Accept yourself fully and completely. Silence the judgmental voice of the inner critic.  Perhaps you feel you made a mess out of your life and feel undeserving. Do you focus more on what others think about you? How can self-acceptance help you experience life more deeply? What prevents you from fully loving and accepting yourself?

Accepting things as they are can be difficult. We are all learning, growing and evolving.  Each moment is a fresh opportunity for a new beginning.  It begins with YOU! Give yourself a well-deserved break!  Be your own best friend. As Buddha quotes, "You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection". Make it so.

Whenever an unkind thought comes to mind, reframe it with a powerful affirmation, "I AM anchored in Love".  Be Kind to yourself and do something very special for yourself today.  How does this make you feel throughout the day?


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