Blogging 101: Community Inspiration and Sharing, Part I

Sometimes the newest blogger will offer the freshest ideas and most intriguing challenges. I’ve found that with Shauna at when I read her first blog post: “Why Here, Why Now?”. She says it’s a work-in-progress, which pretty much applies to all of us bloggers! So here’s my comment:

“You are off to a great start! Your first post is short & sweet, just perfect for a new blogger. I also love applying timeless wisdom to modern lifestyles, and just attended a workshop entitled “Tools for the Urban Mystic” which resonates with your theme 🙂 I’m looking forward to seeing more of your posts, and you’re welcomed to view mine:
My latest post for Blogging 101 may help you, as you develop your writing style.”

I think that asking a direct question is one of the best kinds of titles your blog post can have. People sit up and take notice, right away thinking of how they would answer the question themselves, or curious to read the blogger’s own philosophy on the matter. Being a sensitive, mystical or spiritual person caught up in the day-to-day mundane routines of urban life is a modern day challenge that makes us ponder why we are here, and what kind of difference we can make, individually and collectively. I have heard this world referred to in many ways (some nice, some nasty) but seldom do I see our world described as “stylish”. I see no reason why it can’t be so, and simply envisioning a world of culture and refinement can actually help manifest such a desireable scenario. As a Law of Attraction Coach, I would go on further to say the more we visualize an ideal world, capable of sustaining a higher consciousness and heightened awareness, the greater our capacity for inspiration and sharing. It seems worth the effort, and the rewards are there for everyone to share!

In Part II, I will expand the concept of being a “pebble in the pond” and reveal how even small acts of kindness (coming from inspiration) can create huge shifts in consciousness for people everywhere.

Serene Sunday: Little known fact about famous prayer

Every day of our lives presents a new opportunity for personal growth. If you firmly keep the faith and believe in yourself, you can stand strong no matter what happens in your life. I know it sounds facile and simplistic, but it’s true! Many of us are familiar with the Serenity Prayer, and if you’ve ever recited it, you know it goes like this:

God grant me the Serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can;
and Wisdom to know the difference.

But it doesn’t end there, this famous prayer/poem goes on to say:

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

I continue to find comfort in saying this prayer, in its entirety, and thought I would share this little “revelation” as most people only know the first few lines. Whether or not you’re in recovery, I believe that if you declare yourself willing to surrender to your Higher Power, that opens the door to God’s grace and eases pain and suffering. Serenity is a divine gift that is yours, if you but have the courage and wisdom to claim it… Blessings on the path!