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John O'Donohue

John O’Donohue wrote a wonderful book called Aman Cara.  In my Peaceful Way meditation group, we spent some lovely weeks reading it and reflecting on his insights about what is our relationship with our Aman Cara, our soul friend.

He also talks about aging and how our life comes together as we age . It is as if we gather together all the pieces of our journey. He says “old age offers the opportunity to integrate and bring together the multiplicity of directions that you have traveled.  It is a time when you can bring the circle of your life together to where your longing can be awakened and new possibilities can come alive in you.

I never thought of being older as a time of ‘new possibilities’ but now I am ‘older’ I realize how true this can be.  It definitely is a time where I feel more freedom.  I have let go of many regrets and disappointments as I realize I cannot change them.  Indeed, they were probably very good teachers for me.  I am not one who thinks life has to be about suffering and then if we get through our suffering, all is well.

We all have life challenges but we can learn at an earlier age how to cope with them and learn that we are creative beings that can make changes.  We are all creative beings.  Even if you think you are not creating, you are.  You have thoughts and opinions every day.  These thoughts are important because they influence your view of the world.

So how do we keep a positive view of the world when we see chaos?  We learn how to listen to our heart and we do this through learning to meditate or have quiet reflection time.  We learn to not hold onto anger and learn to forgive even the most difficult people or situations.  This can be difficult but if we really want to be ‘free’ and to have a happy life, we must transform and live from our hearts.

It is amazing how you will attract new people in your life as your energy lifts into a kinder and more compassionate place.  In the teaching of USUI Reiki, there are beautiful affirmations for practitioners of Reiki to integrate into their lives each day.  If you are having difficulty making changes, say these affirmations each day.

“Just for today,

I will not worry

I will not be angry

I will do my work honestly

I will give thanks for my many blessings

I will be kind to my neighbour and all living things”

If we all lived by these affirmations, the world would heal and live in peaceful communities.

Deep gratitude for John O’Donohue for all his beautiful poetry and blessings. John passed 10 years ago. His books are available on amazon.ca. https://www.johnodonohue.com/

Have a beautiful, peaceful day,

Jane

Jane Rosalea Brown, BA, USUI Reiki Master

Author In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation

Author name: Jane Rosalea Booth

 

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In my meditations, I see light energies, sometimes glowing or sparkling, and they seem to guide me inward into my quiet place where I feel loved and peaceful.  After I meditate, I write what I remember or sometimes poems flow.  I don’t always understand the messages or poems that I received after my meditations.  It may take more reflection to have new insights, but whatever I write I see as a gift and as an expression of love that dwells in my heart.  In these chaotic days, it really is a gift to find peace within!  Stellar Light is always flowing…taking us into deeper knowing…

Stellar Light

The rose unfolds into the stellar light

Wisdom blooms with tenderness

In the depths of timelessness

Within the halls of knowing

Notes of cosmic essences play

Rays of illumination bloom

by Jane Rosalea Brown, January 15, 2014

Have a ‘stellar’ day!

Love and peace Jane

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Jane’s Peaceful Way Tip of the Day

If you want peace in your life…be peaceful…

If you want abundance in your life…be grateful for your blessings…they will multiply…

If you want love in your life…be loving…

The concept of what we give out returns to us is an ancient one.  We get lost in today’s world of greed and chaos.  When you make a conscious decision to have more peace in your life, then all you do…all your work and relationships begin to change because you have changed.

Now I know we all have challenges that come in many forms.  But we are, whether we like it or not, are connected to one another.  What you decide, affects me in some way.  If you are a caring and compassionate person then you are contributing to our planet in a positive way.  However, if you are fixed and judgmental and believe only your way is the right way, then you are trying to control not to love.  Love forgives naturally and allows us to create together as we communicate, to be compassionate and to be tolerant of our differences.

We all have choices and we all have free will to live the way we decide.  I am not here to change your religious or political beliefs.  I am here to join with you to live a peaceful life.  From a peaceful heart, we will join and make good decisions for our families, communities and countries.

Love is a transformative power that is ever flowing in our universe.  It is within each heart.  We see it in a baby’s eyes and in the eyes of those who love us.  It truly is the most wondrous experience to feel loved.  We all have this inner power to share with one another.

Today, I am sending love to you because I love you! I know that I will feel your love and it will come into my life in many ways.  Join me in creating circles of flowing love today….send and open to receive…that’s the magic of giving!

Blessings of love,

Jane

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Jane Rosalea Brown, BA, USUI Reiki Master

Author, In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation

author name: Jane Rosalea Booth

 

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The New Year is beginning with a beautiful full moon!  We know that the moon affects the tides of the oceans and its energy transforms us too. A full moon is always a great time to reflect and to envision your desires.  This January moon was especially beautiful  and the moon looked extra large as it hung in the sky.

“The first Full Moon of the year is named after howling wolves. In some cultures, it was known as Old Moon, Ice Moon, Snow Moon, and the Moon after Yule. Wolves howl a lot in January. The Wolf Moon on the night between 1 and 2 January 2018 is a Supermoon. The following Full Moon is also in January, on the 31. It has no given name, which makes it a Blue Moon. However, this particular Blue Moon will likely look red in some areas, because it will cause a total lunar eclipse, also known as a Blood Moon.”

 

In my book, In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation, I wrote about my animal and nature teachers.  For over 40 years, I spent time each summer on a northern Ontario lake where I listened each night to the haunting howls of the loons and the wolves across the water. In my book is a section on the Wisdom of these teachers.  Wolf is one whom I especially love and I feel that the wolf is a wonderful teacher about living in a ‘pack’,  howling my own song and having a deep appreciation for all the teachers in my life and for the ancestral teachers who have passed on their wisdom to me…if only I had listened more to their teachings…but we all have to learn in our own way.  Life takes us up and down but teachers are always present within us and in our daily lives to guide us along. Then it is time when the student moves beyond and creates his or her own art…

From In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation

“The Wisdom of WOLF  –Teacher

Hear the haunting call of Wolf

Awakening thoughts of old

Teachings of transcendence

Uniting with the stars of heaven

Protector of the pack

Teacher of love and wisdom

Your teachers are ever near.  They come and go during your lifetime as you need them.  You, like wolf, are also a great teacher.  Teach others to love through your radiance and forgiveness.  Call for your teachers and they will assist you.  Share you talents and skills to the fullest.”

Enjoy the transforming energy of the January moons – January 2 Wolf moon and 31st Blue Moon…allow new thoughts to come forth and allow teachers to help you to grow and evolve to reveal all your talents to flow…

Enjoy ~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dsz4zNtHQ9k

Peacefully, Jane

Jane Rosalea Brown, BA, USUI Reiki Master

Author, In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation

author name: Jane Rosalea Booth

 

 

 

 

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Slide1I cannot imagine my life without the practice of meditation. It has brought me through so many times where I felt frightened or alone.  Over 25 years ago I began offering Happiness Circles in my home.  In these circle gatherings we connected to what was important to us.  It was a time to discover what ‘spirit’ meant to each person. We gave thanks for all our blessings. We wanted guidance to move through our lives with more tolerance, gratitude, forgiveness, compassion and love.  We honoured each person’s right to religious and personal beliefs.  We were interested in moving more deeply into our core beliefs and bringing the best qualities of our values into our daily lives.  We all grew and transformed in so many ways.

Meditation became integrated into our daily lives…to begin our day, to tap into during our work day to de-stress, to end our day with a grateful heart. It was part of our ‘way’ of life as we created our own ‘peaceful way’.

I am fortunate that I am still connected to the people who joined me for my Happiness Circles that transformed into Peaceful Way workshops, retreats and weekly gatherings. Our group is called The Sisters of the Spirit Mandala, after the mandalas we made at our retreats and gatherings.

There are many ways to meditate.  In my book, In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation, I offer a very simple way to begin meditation.  It is still the ‘way’ I use today. I believe in simplicity and not a lot of complicated exercises and methods. However, you can choose whatever way appeals to you! For me, my meditation is a sacred moment.

Five Benefits of  Meditation for You!

Here are some of my thoughts on the benefits of meditation:

  1. Meditation is where the body and mind meet the Sacred. Meditation gives a Sacred place where we can face things about ourselves we might not be willing to share with other.
  2. Meditation gives us time to redefine who we are, what our goals are and discover what our purpose is.
  3. Meditation steers us back to simplicity. It is an art as it goes beyond words to catch the fluid, changing, wordless moods and feelings for which there is no vocabulary.
  4. Meditation enhances our sense of peace, connection and spirituality. It is the place to release our stress, anxiety and heart ache. It takes into our Sacred Heart, a place to forgive, to accept, to feel compassion and to be love.
  5. Within our Sacred Heart, we connect deeply with the Divine. From this connection we discover our true Essence, our divinity and truth.  You are the Beloved and you see the Beloved in each person.  From this “knowing” your life transforms and grows in love and peace.

If you are just beginning to meditate, take some time to sit quietly, allow your mind to quiet, relax your body with gentle breathing, feel love for yourself in your heart, and let go of anxious thoughts…move into your inner silence…ask for guidance…listen…relax in your peaceful place within…

Take a few minutes each day to meditate and allow yourself to transform into greater love and peace.

Peacefully, Jane

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Jane Rosalea Brown, BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master

Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation

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Some morning thoughts…

Some days I want to pull up a blanket

Snuggle up with my dog

Watch the birds and squirrels play

Feel the warmth of the sun’s rays

Through the window pane

And I do take those moments

To relax, reflect, ponder my life

Sometimes tears rise up about old memories

Regrets to let go, tender thoughts of family

How I could have done things differently

But realize I would not be here now

Writing my thoughts, looking out to the woods

Hearing the waves pounding the shore

Or missing those who live away

All thoughts that bring me into my heart

Give meaning each day with deep gratitude

For every minute of my life, good and bad

I learned from them and try to integrate

Some wisdom as I move on

Into the last few years where I am free

At last, to finally be me

Young ones don’t see elders

We are invisible but that’s okay

I see them and know their struggles

Seem to be much greater than my teen years

But wait…we had Vietnam, cold war, drugs

The pill, women’s lib, civil right marches and so on

I lived through all those times

And all those years I was in search

Of understanding what life all about and who am I?

Well, I think I have a sense of who I am

I know what and who I love

I feel connected to all life, have a deep love of nature

My life has meaning while I am here

What I think, feel and do affects you

And everyone else. I am important

And so are you.  When I feel my Essence

If I can call it my essence, it feels awesome

Free and ever flowing.  My meditations

And Reiki energy have shown me light visions

That are indescribable.  I share with some friends.

One friend has even seen the same twinkling lights

That I see when we were together.  Nice to know

I am not imagining them.  Then there is ESP

Where I receive from others and also send

My thoughts to them.  It is so amazing when

They respond by e-mail or phone call

I know by what they are replying

My thoughts were received by them

I follow and trust my intuition…

So send your love to others, even those

That you don’t like…they need your love

The most…

Today, I am going for a horseback riding lesson. I love horses and am blessed by the opportunity to ride.  Follow what inspires you and brings you joy.  If you are going through difficult times, go within to listen to your inner spirit.  Take a few minutes each day to record your random thoughts!

Find comfort in sharing your love…

I am sending my love to you,

Thank you for reading my morning flow of words…unedited

Peacefully, Jane

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Jane Rosalea Brown, BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master

Author In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation (Author Name: Jane Rosalea Booth) available on Amazon.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The world news is showing us so much upheaval that it can overwhelm us and move us into our fears.  So how do we rise above and have a new view, a new dream?  It takes a willingness on our part to make change.  But even when we are willing to change, things happen and it makes us difficult to move on.  But there is always hope and things can get better.

I am now a ten year cancer survivor.  Breast cancer really took me by surprise.  I had been thinking positive thoughts, meditating and working at my wellness centre.  I thought I was doing everything to be well and healthy. So I went through a lot of self-reflection of my life, my values and spiritual beliefs.  I made changes as I healed.

Fortunately, something told me I was well.  I felt it from within and heard those words in my meditations…”All is well.” I began to ask all my friends and family to only think of me as being well.  I saw myself going through an operation that would remove part of me that was not well. I was being protected and I had trillions of cells that were well!!  I focused on those cells in my body and each day I told them that I loved them.  Now, I know this may sound silly but Quantum Science tells us that cells respond to sound and they respond to cells near them.  Healthy cells will overcome unhealthy cells.  So I still tell my cells that I love each one of them everyday.  I also send them Reiki each day. I do my best to eat well and exercise each day. I have even started to go horseback riding after 22 years and loving every minute!

But meditation is the key for me.  It provides a shelter and protection where I can share my thoughts, release my fears to the universe, and stay centered in love.  I meditate each morning for a few minutes to visualize the kind of day I would like to have.  If I have a problem, I ask for guidance.  If a loved one needs help, I ask for assistance.  I send love to all my family and beloved friends.  I visualize a world where people are compassionate and care about each other and live in peace.  I know there are billions of loving people who want a safe world for their children.

I realized that I control my thoughts.  No one can make me sad, angry or fearful.  These feelings are mine and I am responsible for them.  We all have reasons to be angry and to be upset but we have to learn to stay in peace, to be in love with ourselves and with others.  This is quite a task~but it is possible.  I know I must be willing to love me, to accept myself as I age (with all its changes), and most of all to love you.

Together, we can all have abundance, love and joy.  These are some words I heard in a meditation…

Abundance…Love…Joy

Feel…Breathe…Live

The time is yours to live and explore

To love as never before

Listen to your heart

You will know the way

 

When you are in doubt, breathe in, be still, and feel through your heart…love is the way…the answer to all your problems…the way to move through each day.

Much love to all,

Peacefully, Jane

Jane Rosalea Brown, BA, CSW

Author, In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation

USUI Reiki Master

 

 

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