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How do we stay in an open and accessible heart when our world is revealing war, killing, poverty and political changes that seem frightening? I know those who visit this page come here because you are already peace loving people from many different cultures and religions.  I remember the words of a rabbi who was giving a lecture on spiritual peacemaking.  He said, “If you are a Jew, be a good Jew.  If you are a Muslim, be a good Muslim. If you are a Christian, be a good Christian.  If you are a Buddhist, be a good Buddhist…and so on.”  His words about ‘being good’ resonated with me and have stayed in my consciousness.  Perhaps he reminded me of my mother say, “Be a good girl Jane” or how I felt when someone said, “You are a good girl”…some childhood consciousness that I learned about the importance of being “good”.

Now can we bring our goodness into our everyday life?  Can each of us be one who is coming from a good heart to create good work, good family, good friends, good community, good countries, good sharing for those in need?

I think our goodness sustains us and keeps us seeing the light in the heart of each person.  Even those who are causing such chaos in the world have a heart.  They were a small baby  who entered the world and needed care, love and nurturing.  Those people still have the same needs but will they be awakened to the fact that there are millions and millions of people who love them?  We love them because they are part of humanity.  We do not condone their horrific deeds…but we can send the love and healing prayers for a dramatic change of their consciousness…a return to their heart.

But my words of love need to be connected with your words of love and passed on.  Love is the key and it is the power that we each have to overcome adversities.  Love moves us into action to assist those in need with compassion, to heal and to create new communities.  We must open our country to receive people in need…to share our riches with those who have none.

So how do we stay in an open and accessible heart as the wars rage on…stay in love with you…find your loving space within, that quiet space where you can feel your connection…with spirit…whatever your religious views are…embrace the light, the love, the compassion, the courage and strength that is you.

Light always outshines darkness.  If that were not true, humanity would have killed itself by now.  Together let us bring the ‘goodness’ of who we are out into the world.

Be good. Be love. Be you.

Peacefully, Jane

 

11709538_10152829565162303_6161609573751527717_nJane Rosalea Brown,BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master

Author ~ In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation, Jane Rosalea Booth (author name)

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Meditation now provides me with a shelter of protection, a place of peace and the courage to see each day as a “beginning…”   The messages in this book are manifestations of my discoveries about love, daily life, nature’s teachers and the infinite beauty of our mysterious Universe.  It is in silence, the place of quiet stillness within, that I discover the truth of the loving essence of the Divine Spirit that begins to merge with my inner self and then becomes reflected in each moment of my life.   It is in the experience of Divine Union of Oneness that  leads me from seeking for “something” to just “being”.  From this space, I am accepting and feel blessed for all my experiences and look forward to new adventures and the unknown.”  From In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation, by Jane Rosalea Booth

Ten years later….

I wrote those words 10 years ago and they still ring true for me. I am still on a life journey of knowing my ‘self’ and shedding ways and habits that do not resonate with my inner self’s call to be loving and peaceful in each moment.  Still a challenge at times!  But in the past 10 years I have become more aware of those ‘experiences’ of my life that still hold wisdom and guidance to assist me through my next 10 years if I take the time for reflection and for letting go of past hurts or regrets.

I am looking forward to ‘new adventures’.  I am growing each day in greater trust that my life will unfold in mysterious ways, wonderful ways, greater ways than I can ever imagine!  It is this ‘unknown’ factor about life that keeps us moving forward even in our elder years if we stay open, flexible and never lose our curiosity about what life is all about.

In silence, in meditation, I discover my soul essence, my soul voice, my connection to all life, all spirit and all the love that permeates through the universe.  I open to the cosmic universal rhythms when I dance, sing, write poetry, walk by the water and woods or meditate.  I feel a deep purpose for my ‘being’ here in this moment.

I still meditate on the messages in my book, In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation and receive new insights.  I am not the same person as I was ten years ago but what amazes me is how the words from my meditations have even greater richness and meaning for me now!  So I encourage you to write down your thoughts or ‘messages’ you receive after you meditate.  In my book, I share with you how to meditate and to manifest the life you desire!  Discover tools and insights to expand your views, to age well and to live with an open and accessible heart in the most challenging of times.

Peacefully Jane

Jane Rosalea Brown, BA, CSW

Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation

Author name ‘ Jane Rosalea Booth’

 

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I came across the song “Try to remember”.  It is a mellow song calling us to recall earlier times in our lives when we were happy and bring those feelings into the present.  This is a good practice of reflection on our lives but often it is not an easy task if things are difficult for us in the present.  But looking back our lives we can tap into the strength and courage we had to move through life’s challenges and know we can use what we have learned to deal with today’s challenges.

Hopefully, we have learn not to ‘sweat’ the small stuff and look at a bigger picture to discover what really has meaning and brings us peace.  Perhaps we can embrace different ‘small stuff’ to bring us happiness…a smile, a hug, a kind word…and return these things to others.  I remember when my brother had cancer and his days were short how he loved me to put my hand on his head.  This simple gesture and touch of love brought him happiness.

We do not have to be ill to awaken and remember who we truly are and what we can share with others in so many ways.  This morning a neighbour invited me and my dog down to the beach area in front of her property.  It was a great treat for Max to run and play with his friend Marley.  I so appreciated this invitation, a simple gesture.

So my spiritual practice for today is reflecting back on my life ‘to try to remember’ those moments that I may have not thought of for some time that help me to bring into this present moment parts of me, parts of my true nature, that may help me to move into my wholeness now.

It still astonishes me that at my age I am still learning more about my ‘self’, my joys, my fears, my dreams, my hopes.  I am still learning…

Enjoy this song “Try to Remember”…remember when you look back on your life do it as an Observer, not as a critic. Bring forward what will assist you in this moment!

Meditate on your thoughts. Relax in the moment.  Be silent and let your heart recall some meaningful times.  Then you may want to journal, draw, write a poem, make a collage card about what was revealed to you.

Peacefully, Jane

11709538_10152829565162303_6161609573751527717_nJane Brown Robertson,BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master

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As we move into higher vibrations or ‘love energy’, everyday we have the opportunity to reinvent ourselves in some new way.  We know if we keep doing the same old thing, nothing in our lives changes and we feel stuck and frustrated.  But if we have the courage and spirit to try something new by shedding our fears of failure, we find ourselves exploring and experiencing something that may invigorate our mind, body and soul.  We can reinvent different parts of our self – our creative self, our physical self, our musical self, our mental self and our emotional self or any part that is stopping you from revealing who you truly are.  In this way, our consciousness awakens and our lives become vibrant, exciting and even mystical as new events and experiences unfold.

Exploring all the different parts of our life keeps us active, mindful and aware of our likes and dislikes.  Think about what you would like to reinvent…take time in meditation to reflect, contemplate and envision a new part of you.  Now hold that vision.   How does this new vision feel in your heart?  If it feels wonderful, then begin to take action steps to make creative, conscious changes to have this vision unfold.  The universe supports our new visions that move us into more happiness.  While you are taking new steps, allow yourself to flow rather than trying to plan every detail.  Allow new ideas to flow through you.  Be alert to new people and opportunities that are presented to you.

As we make changes in various areas of our lives, we let go of our old fears that hold us back.  We begin to reveal our inner feelings and begin to see and experience our whole being.  When this happens, it is a ‘wow’ moment!  There is a new found freedom for us as our health improves, our heart opens, our mind has clarity and our soul feels a connection with spirit and all beings.

Take the opportunity to reinvent a part of you each day.  Maybe you are in need of a pampering day, a day of total relaxation.  Maybe you are in a need of a day that has some excitement.  Whatever is right for you, in the present moment, move forward with new hopes, new dreams and new ways.  Perhaps, you want more education, training and learning.  Whatever you need, put yourself out there to explore and create what you desire.

Remember to be gentle with yourself as you are with others.  This act of reinvention of self is not about self-criticism but self-love and renewal.  Perhaps, all you needs is to give yourself a hug, a smile, a walk in nature.  All of these things renew our soul and awaken our consciousness.  Have fun with whatever reinvention is right for you to find a ‘peaceful’ way that brings you joy.  You will be more focused, motivated and energized. Most of all have fun and enjoy what you love to do.

Peacefully, Jane

Jane Rosalea Booth, Author of In Silence, Discovering Self through Meditation

Jane Rosalea Booth Robertson, BA, CSW, USUI Reiki Master an experienced holistic workshop facilitator, promotes seeing the connection of nature, art and heart centered spirituality for inner peace and spiritual self-mastery.  Jane is a Minister of Spiritual Peacemaking, a Certified USUI Reiki Master, and creator of Peaceful Path Women’s Workshops and Retreats

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