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In a World of Darkness…Light A Candle

In a World of Darkness…Light A Candle


 [Creation of New Blog Award: The Candle Lighter Award Posted on December 18, 2011 by Kate Kresse http://believeanyway.wordpress.com/2011/12/18/creation-of-new-blog-award-the-candle-lighter-award/i There are a number of blog/blogger awards. I began to think about my purpose for blogging. I mean the title of my blog reveals a lot about my mission: Believe Anyway. I have blogged before that I chose the title to remind myself to stay optimistic. My purpose is to light a candle in the darkness that envelopes us all at times. I want to lighten loads and light the way. I gravitate towards positive people and positive blogs. I want to start a blog award that reflects my love for the positive in the blogosphere. To see a list of blogs that has been given The Candle Lighter Award Click on The Candle Lighter Award button on my header. I call my award The Candle Lighter Award. It is for blogs and bloggers that light a candle in the darkness with their blog. What does it mean? Whenever I see a post or blog that I think brings light to the world, I will put a copy of this post and give them The Candle Lighter Award. What does the recipient have to do to accept it? Just accept it and put the Candle Lighter Award badge from my blog onto their blog. Please put the link from this post about my creation of the award in a post on your blog so people can read about it. What else do recipients have to do? Nothing. If they do think someone else is a Candle Lighter, they can surely give them the award anytime they want and as often as they want. [I’d love it if you could send me the links for the blogs you do find worthy of the award, because I’d love to see their blogs, too! But it isn’t required]. There is no limit to how many blogs you award The Candle Lighter Award to and no limit to how many times someone can receive it. But when you do, I ask that you use the link for this post.]


Candle Lighter Award 2012
 First I would like to thank the beautiful soul that nominated me for this award…Jeanne Webster www.womenswindow.com . Thank you so much for thinking of me…your support over the past few months has been a true blessing to me and others, as well.  My Nominees are as follows:
http://angelsof secrets.wordpress.com
There are so many more bloggers and blogs that deserve this nomination as well….keep shining your light….the world needs you
Peace and blessings upon you…one and all

To Thine Own Self Be True

To Thy Own Self Be True

      I wish I could show you, When you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being. ~Hafiz

  I pray that today can be the beginning of a new tradition…a tradition of love and peace. Don’t worry we will not need to travel to a foreign land, or learn a new language. Today we will start the change within ourselves.

  I want to spend some time reminding you about how precious and necessary you are in this life. Often we may feel that our place in this world is so minute that it is insignificant. We may feel like if we can not have things the way that we think they should be that we have no reason to go on. I promise you the only reason that you feel this way is because you are not seeing life clearly, right now.

  We are often tested…pushed to our limits. While this may seem unfair or harsh…it is the same principle behind letting go of our child when they are learning to ride a bicycle. We are pushing them beyond their conceivable limits. We are teaching them that if they believe in themselves that they can overcome adversity. Can you remember the first time that you rode a bicycle without your mom or dad holding on to you? I know that I felt like I was soaring with eagles…and in my mind I probably was.

  The thing to remember is that our limits or adversity do not own us. We are tested to show us that we can move past a certain level. Often the pain that we feel is placed there so that we will move on…not give up. Giving up means that we were defeated…but it doesn’t have to end this way.

  I understand what it is like to have to deal with real problems head on…I have struggled with my limits also. I always kept in my mind, however the issue that I was facing…was also facing me. I did not have to overcome it…it had to overcome me.

  I am not suggesting that the struggle is an easy one…or it wouldn’t be much of a struggle. However we can rein supreme…I just had to keep telling myself that I alone am enough. I can face my demons…I can walk out of the darkness; I only need to decide to do it. I also am not saying that it is something that needs to be done alone. Reach out to the positive people in your life. Talk to people who are interested in uplifting your spirit and soul. Seek support for your particular demon, it is out there. No matter what issue you are up against, I promise you that some one else has also gone through it.

  You are loved. It can be difficult to see that when it feels like the scales of life seem unbalanced. However the fact that you are here…breathing in and out every day…means that your path is still unfinished. God created you out of love and peace…it is up to you to find your way back to that place.

  I want to help you understand that you never have to struggle alone. The world doesn’t have to be a lonely place. You are a child of God and because of that fact…I love you unconditionally. Your life is very important.

  Treat your body and mind with the respect that you would a temple, church or masjid. You are a temple of God…you hold all His love and peace within you. Love your body; fortify it with the wholesome goodness that you would a sacred shrine. Give your inner self the same love and care that you would your outer covering.

  Fortify your mind with educational, spiritual and emotional love. And spread all of your love to those that you touch every day. You are a vital presence in every one’s life that you come into contact with…from the cashier at the grocery store to your family. We touch others…by just existing. Often we may feel that we do not matter to anyone…but have you ever felt the love of a complete stranger? Love can be transferred through a smile or handshake; we can spread God’s love with a kind gesture or comment. This is the true purpose of our existence…to keep the free flowing love of God all around us.

  My message to you is simple…don’t allow adversity to be the most important thing in your life. The most important thing in your life is to spread the message of our Creator…love all things. Just as I am giving you this message from God…I beg you to give it to others. We are not alone…we never have been…and we never will be. Love yourself…inside out; be true to yourself…and spread His truth in all you say and do.

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