Hello friends, spring has sprung, with all of its literal and metaphorical new starts. Di and I are catching our breath, smelling the flowers and fresh air, and reflecting on the blessings we received this last eventful winter.
But first, let me offer a bit of warning and explanation about our old web address. As we told you in our last newsletter, our old domain name lapsed without our knowledge, and we now post our website at www.serenitynews.net. But we recently discovered that the old web address is now a pornographic web page. So PLEASE delete the old bookmark (if you had one), unless you want a book mark that takes you to a very nasty site indeed.
That business done, inside this issue you will find my account of the wondrous synchronistic events that empowered our trips to Washington and North Carolina last winter. You will also find the wisdom of Serione‘, and articles intended to enrich your day, and hopefully lift your spirits. So, please enjoy.
Jeffrey and I drove to North Carolina at the end of January to visit our daughter, Ashlee, and await the birth of our Grandson, Austyn. We arrived on a Friday afternoon and Austyn was born at 6:40 Monday morning. What else could we ask for...not only did we get to see our daughter for the first time pregnant and feel her belly, we were also with her during the delivery. Austyn had a mind of his own even before entering this world and he was going to tell everyone about it.
We are revamping our website to include "Client Websites", under our links page. If you are interested in linking your website to ours, please send an email to me with your website address and name (you must be a client). Your web-link will be subject to our approval and is free of charge. This summer Jeffrey and I are looking forward to spending time on Lake Shasta :-) and I wish you all a summer filled with laughter, abundance and joy!!!
Blessings To You,
Spring has approached in all of its glory and the energy of your efforts will radiate and become manifest. For some, it will be subtle and for others a vast array of synchronicities for movement forward. For those of you in business or beginning your grand adventure, we wish for you to observe the ease or struggle that you create. Many of you are disillusioned with the ebb and flow of life.
Flow is to allow and embrace that which you require for expansion. You attempt to do it all yourself (a space of lack), which imposes limits on your life, burnout follows and passion diminishes. When you ask us for assistance does it have to look a certain way before you are willing to receive? Passion generates the flow of opportunity and stagnancy is passion nonexistent.
Ebb is a time of reflection, creation, rest, play and in many cases releasing the hold to your attachments. Recognize that attachment is only an illusion of fear which keeps success at arms length. As you honor self and step toward that which you fear, the brain will begin the process of illumination and creation commences. You are reprogramming old belief systems that no longer serve a purpose.
Your heart sings like a whisper in the wind. It does not coerce or convince. It has a driven state to experience the desire of its song. As you embark on the path of life this whisper fine tunes its perfection and amplifies a beautiful melody guiding you with profound clarity. What is yours so gracefully communicating?
Are you building momentum in the direction of these desires? For those of you inclined to listen to the melody of your heart with patience, perseverance, and passion your dreams will become manifest. The question is, "Are you willing to receive?"
We wish you the joy and
honor of your hearts melody
"The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs."
We never know the love of our parents for us until we become parents.
— Henry Ward Beecher
A young man was getting ready to graduate college. For many months he had admired a beautiful sports car in a dealer’s showroom, and knowing his father could well afford it, he told him that was all he wanted.
As Graduation Day approached, the young man awaited signs that his father had purchased the car. Finally, on the morning of his graduation his father called him into his private study. His father told him how proud he was to have such a fine son, and told him how much he loved him. He handed his son a beautiful wrapped gift box.
Curious, but somewhat disappointed the young man opened the box and found a lovely, leather-bound Bible. Angrily, he raised his voice at his father and said, "With all your money you give me a Bible?" and stormed out of the house, leaving the holy book.
Many years passed and the young man was very successful in
business. He had a beautiful home and wonderful family, but realized his father was very old, and thought perhaps he should go to him. He had not seen him since that graduation day.
Before he could make arrangements, he received a telegram
telling him his father had
passed away, and willed all of his possessions to his son. He needed to come home immediately and take care of things.
When he arrived at his father’s house, sudden sadness and regret filled his heart. He began to search his father’s important papers and saw the still new Bible, just as he had left it years ago. With tears, he opened the Bible and began to turn the pages. As he read those words, a car key dropped from an envelope taped behind the Bible. It had a tag with the dealer’s name, the same dealer who had the sports car he had desired. On the tag was the date of his graduation, and the words... PAID IN FULL.
How many times do we miss God’s blessings because they are not packaged as we expected?
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"The hand of the Divine is seen in all things"; Therefore, there are no accidents. This is a part of our belief system and was evident in the formation of events from Thanksgiving 2003 to March 2004. But before I dive in to those tales, permit me to set the stage. For those of you not familiar with Diane and I.
I am a frustrated writer and am also managing a small RV campground. Diane is a Spiritual Counselor who works out of our RV in my beautiful little park in Northern California.
Diane and I are full time RVers, or as the IRS likes to call us "Moderately Affluent Homeless". We live in a 2002, Alfa Sun fifth wheel trailer which we love, and refer to as "the Alfa". At the beginning of this tale, we also owned a 37’ long "Jayco" travel trailer. Some of you may recall that we moved on faith and the guidance of Spirit with that older trailer back in 1998, from Washington State to North Carolina. The "Jayco" has served us well over the years, being a home at times, a guest house at others. However, at this point we were anxious to sell the Jayco, but hadn’t yet.
The stage now set, the stress really hit us from Thanksgiving to January. We had also decided (stubbornly) that we would both spend Christmas with Diane’s family in their hunting camp in North Eastern Washington State (Yup snow country), and go back to North Carolina to be with our daughter, Ashlee, for the birth of her first child.
Both trips meant Diane would miss weeks of work, and would require greater abundance, than we had saved. But more to the point, there were too many loose ends.
For example, we still hadn’t bought a hitch for the fifth wheel trailer and installed it in the truck, and we had a high probability of hitting very bad weather, trailer & all, on either trip.
Now honestly, this article isn’t really about our adventure, though it was an adventurous three months. It is about how the Universe supported our plans beyond reason. So to make a long story short, Christmas was incredible but at Diane’s Dad’s house, not the wilderness hunting lodge (Whew!). We made it back to North Carolina before Austyn arrived, and had a great time for a whole month.
We could not have foreseen the events that empowered this journey both in the material and spiritual sense, but here are a few examples:
Ÿ Our Friend Carla is moving to Asheville NC area & would like to caravan with us, splitting the fuel/park costs.
Ÿ Carla Likes the Jayco, decides to buy it from us. She even trades her car to Diane as a down payment.
Ÿ Carla trades Laptop for our PC, now we’re mobile.
Ÿ We miss all storms en-route to N.C. (though storm clouds were all around us)
Ÿ Arrive two days before Ashlee delivers Austyn .
Ÿ Charter school offers me work as substitute teacher for one week, This totally unexpected windfall allowed me to visit with some friends, impact some children’s lives in a positive way, and it helps pay for return trip home.
Ÿ We managed to miss all the storms all the way back west. We literally woke up every day to news of heavy snow, ice storms, damaging hail, or damaging winds, and tornado warnings in the place we had been the night before.
Bottom Line, we made both trips, though we could not foresee how in the world we could make it all work. In faith and love we followed our hearts again, and again the Universe made it happen for us. The moral of this story is to believe, and follow your heart.
You don’t actually have to take the quiz. Just read straight through, and you’ll get the point!
Take this quiz:
1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America contest.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
How did you do?
The point is, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields.
But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten.
Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.
Here’s another quiz. See how you do on this one:
1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
4. Think of a few people who have made you feel, appreciated and special.
The lesson: The people who make a difference in your life are not
the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care.
Ÿ "When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love." Rebecca - age 8
Ÿ "When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth." Billy - age 4
Ÿ "Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your french fries without making them give you any of theirs." Chrissy - age 6
Ÿ "Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired." Terri - age 4
Ÿ "Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK." Danny - age 7
Ÿ "Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that." Emily - age 8
Ÿ "Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen." Bobby - age 7
Ÿ "If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate," Nikka - age 6
Ÿ "There are two kinds of love. Our love. God’s love. But God makes both kinds of them." Jenny - age 8
Ÿ "My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don’t see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night." Clare - age 6
Ÿ "Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken." Elaine-age 5
Ÿ "Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford." Chris - age 7
Ÿ "Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day." Mary Ann - age 4
Ÿ "You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget," Jessica - age 8
Ÿ And the final one — Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child. The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman’s yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his Mother asked him what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, "Nothing, I just helped him cry."
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Life's caravan does not turn back.
— Turkish Proverb
Diane Rose Phillips - Spiritual Counselor
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A visit with Diane has been the best present I ever gave two very dear friends… One friend, now in Texas, had shared my spiritual queries, during our child-rearing years. After my initial visit with Diane, I immediately emailed this pal and recommended that she get in touch with Diane and get some questions answered. She did. Her reply, "If you never gave me anything else... this was the best gift."
Another friend (of 60 years) recently had her husband’s symptoms diagnosed as Alzheimer’s disease - here was a man once considered one of the top 100 lawyers in the country and now he couldn’t remember a conversation from 10 minutes earlier. As so often happens, my friend was being exhausted as the caretaker in a crisis situation and was neglecting her own health. I sent her a gift certificate for a telephone appointment with Diane hoping it might give her some answers. I spoke to her after her phone visit and she was stunned… she said that Diane described her husband’s illness and their predicament to the letter. She felt that I had told Diane their story until Diane got off the subject for a minute and urgently said, "You are in great physical danger - I see you with a broken jaw… you must move on this, get your husband in a living arrangements!" Carolyn said her confirmation of Diane’s intuitive gifts was when she suddenly told her, "Oh yes, and your toilet isn’t broken - he has just clogged it up with too much toilet paper, you don’t need a plumber." Carolyn looked into her bathroom and there was the commode full of toilet paper. After the phone meeting, Carolyn got busy looking for a facility; Diane had told her there was one close to her home and sure enough, it was within a few blocks. And then it happened - the broken jaw… while overextending herself, she suffered a slight stroke that affected her speech in which she could not use her jaw. How is that for symbolism? She was amazed when she played her tape and realized the time frame and the incident had been correct.
Her speech is fine now and her husband is in the facility. When I told her I was attending Diane’s workshop, she asked that I tell Diane that she had surely saved her life and that she was just waiting for something to happen, and she heard her wakeup call!
-SH in NC
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