Tag Archives: Gratitude

Taking Time To See, Listen To And Respect The Homeless This Holiday Season

By Jennifer Miller

Homeless in Laguna BeachConnecting with the homeless and
Passing out gift bags.
Walking the boardwalk.
Men and women just starting to rise.
Observing, witnessing:
“Thank you for taking time to talk with us.”
“My blood pressure just went down
While petting your dogs.”
“Did you get the pups Christmas Bones?”
They truly just wanted to be seen, respected, heard.
Smiles with missing teeth, yet
Gratitude filled their presence.
Walking the boardwalk in the future,
Taking time to talk to them and
Have them pet my dogs.

The biggest gift of all.

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“I Chose A Purposeful Life After A Near-Death-Experience” By Jennifer Miller

At the age of 18, I had a” Near-Death-Experience”. It was a life changing event on many levels, lessening my fear of death to the point that I will be at peace when my time is at hand.

I had momentarily left this life and moved into another realm, but I heard “Go Back” and knew that “living” was still my choice…

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I remember hovering and seeing the EMT crew working on my body. But I felt such incredible peace and joy that I did not want to come back. It was a state of complete love enclosed in white light.

I learned that each of us has a purpose in life and the time to transition into another realm is only after we have finished our work on earth.

The easier choice would have been to leave and not come back.

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It took everything in me to “re-enter” my body and leave that feeling of beauty and peace. As a young girl, I always believed that there was an after-life. But I experienced the thin veil that exists between “our life” and “our life after death”.

I now know that we can connect to a higher dimension when we are centered, quiet and at peace with our body, mind and spirit. It is there that we can receive spiritual guidance that is available to everyone. In choosing a “purposeful life” we need to listen to our intuition and the still voice of Spirit.

I also came back knowing that both worlds are parallel and move together. We all have the time needed to enter a higher dimension, and we don’t have to experience a Near-Death-Experience (NDE) to connect with it.

We have to accept and be grateful for who we are and what we have in life, surrendering to enlightened guidance and knowing that other possibilities for us always exist.

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We have the choice to strive for the highest good in life…or not. I feel very blessed to have had this experience in my life and the choices I have made.

Namaste, Jennifer Miller

A Poem For My Mother: “If Only You Knew The Things I Could Say…” By Savannah Robison

“I love you with my heart…”

Mom, 

If only you knew the things I could say,
Painting a picture of my love is a task I will slay.
 
I’ll start with the little things, for they happen so much,
A kiss on the cheek, a slap on the butt.
 
You have that special touch whether in food or in love,
But really all I need is something to be proud of.
 
You stand tall regardless of impending hardship,
You have taught me so much, like getting my grip.
 
Your beautiful blue eyes or your abs of steel,
I give you my body, and I get yours, deal?
 
Our fights are often, and we know how to punch,
But what people don’t know is what happens at brunch.
 
I guess all I can say is thank you, Mom;
I love you with my heart, you are the bomb.
 
Savannah Robison

Quote For The Day: “Be Content With What You Have…”

“Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are.

When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”

Lao Tzu (6th Century BCE}

Quote Of The Day: “Revere Your Surroundings…” By Dr. Wayne Dyer

"Revere your surroundings by being in a constant state of gratitude..." Dr. Wayne Dyer

“Revere your surroundings by being in a constant state of gratitude for so much of what is taken for granted. Bless the animals, sunshine, rain, air, trees, and ground in silent rituals of thanksgiving each day. Take extra notice of something in your immediate surroundings right now that you may not normally pay much attention to–what is it, and what about it moves you to a state of gratitude?”

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer