Mantra: I am compassionate

New month, new MANTRA 🗣: I am compassionate✨💕🤗💕✨. It’s a wonderful time to be alive and to be a warrior of peace. By bringing compassion into our lives, our homes, our schools, and our workplaces we are living more in peace. Those who know me and have seen me lately say that I look very…

Mantra: I am receiving every good thing

Happy Monday! My mantra for June, is “I AM receiving every good thing.” Because I know that my thoughts become things and when my mind is set on all that is good for me, I will see it immediately in my life. To attract the things we want in life, we must transmit love and…

Lifeguard: A Poem about Faith

The Bible helps me to understand the world around me and the world inside me. As I read the stories in the Bible that discuss common fears, moments of desperation, and moments of triumph, I invigorate myself to do the impossible with God’s guidance. Reading the Bible has shifted my perspective on life and life…

My Trip to South Africa – Day One: Welcome to South Africa!

South Africa is pure magic. I’m not kidding. I experienced a spiritual transformation during my exploration of the majestic country. It was during my trip to South Africa, when I confirmed my belief that everything in life is spiritual. I am forever changed and more thankful because of my adventures in the Motherland. In late September…

Worship Wednesday: Living in Gratitude

In my twenties, I began seeking guidance not only in prayer, but also through the word of God, which I believe has transformed my perspective on life and guided the way I live now. We all know it can take Catholics a little while before they truly read and meditate on the Bible. Through reading…

Mantra: I am faithful

According to Brother David Steindl-Rast in Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer, faith is trust and courage. When we think of faith, most of us are familiar with definition found in Hebrews 11, “faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” But, do we know how to apply this truth to our…

Mantra: I am grateful

I am grateful. Three words that have significant power and meaning. “I am grateful,” is my mantra for this month. After reflecting on my life and noticing that I complain more than I should, I felt that I should acknowledge the numerous reasons to be grateful. The most prominent reason to be grateful, is that we are human beings. As human beings, we have the ability to make choices, to use language, to feel, to eat – oh, how I enjoy eating good food – and many more unique qualities of being a human.

As Mark Nepo so eloquently states in The Book of Awakening, we are precious human beings, we are rare, and we are awake. Our consciousness could be inside an ant instead of inside a human body. Imagine how difficult that experience would be. Instead, we are conscious living souls inside a human body, and we must recognize this experience as a gift. Our lives are a gift, so why not live now? Nepo encourages us to ask what we need to know now, say what we feel now, and love what we love now. Life is short, we all know that. But, we do not always act as if we know the truth about our existence.

South Africa Travel Journal: Traveling is Important for Our Evolution

Through life experiences, I have learned that our lives are meant for growth and development. Upon this realization, I decided to take personal responsibility for my continuous growth into the best version of myself. Now, I embrace every opportunity for an adventure, and I have learned that it is imperative that I surrender when I…

Mantra: I am evolving

A mantra is an instrument of the mind, that is commonly used during mediation to enter a deep state of meditation. I started using mantras during meditation to transport an intention I have in my mind and soul into my everyday life. I like to use “I am” statements for intentions that I want to…