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"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing!" …Helen Keller …Saving the world, one life-changing, consciousness raising, wonderful adventure at a time.

ThanksGiving…my only prayer

“If the only prayer you ever said was Thank You, that would suffice.”  Meister Eckhart

This is my only prayer…

Thank You God…

Thank you for this day of life…and this opportunity to live in thanksgiving.  Thank you for family in which I am so deeply blessed.  Thank you for food, wonderful tastes, harvests, wheat fields and lovely round hay bales on country drives.

Thank you for friends, good health, plenty.

Thank you for sunshine.

Thank you for golden hued leaves dancing in my window and for warm autumn days. Thank you for birds and skies, for bountiful harvests supplied by trees and friends.  Thank you for a fridge overflowing with fresh apples and tomatoes.

Thank you for meditation and for being ever near, for all of life that brings me back to you when I stray.    Thank you for so much to give thanks for and a heart overflowing with gratitude.  Only love can live in a heart like this.

PINCH OF SPICE FOR THIS WEEK:  This is a perfect time to take time for gratitude and see how it changes your life.  Every day this week take at least 20 minutes to make your list of things you are thankful for.  Then be sure to take time to rest in feelings of gratitude.  Feel how it changes your Now and watch how it changes your future Nows.

“If the only prayer you ever said was Thank You, that would suffice.”  Meister Eckhart

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Autumn Leaves…let go, let go…

Autumn leaves…
Crunch, crunch beneath our feet…
Each falling leaf says let go, let go…
Every crunch says life is change, life is change…
Green leaves turn yellow…
And fall to the ground…
Crunch, crunch, crunch….
A reminder that nothing lasts forever.

And though we desperately hold on to the beauty of long warm evenings, midnight strolls in the park, endless days, picking flowers, laying on grassy fields, autumn has its own special beauty and gifts to give.  All the brilliant colors, harvests, wheat fields, vegetables, fruit, the tart taste of chokecherries as we pick and eat.

Shorter days mean more time at home, for reading, writing, baking, hot tea by the fireplace, cuddling on the couch, building cocoons, stocking dens and nests for dark days to come.  And shorter days mean time for settling into routines, classes.  Yes, we need the gifts of Autumn too.  What a great time to join a meditation group.

Pinch of Spice:  Find a meditation group to join.  Or start a group using these exercises or following some book.  You can join us for free classes at Forest Heights Community Hall, 10150-80 St, Edmonton, every Wed at 7pm.

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