January 7, 2012 Edition
that it's only through the darkness
that we come to see the stars.
the Center of Light & Serenity

What You Are About To Read Is Not New

It's a new year and if you have been a subscriber for any length of time, I'm sure that you've already learned what I am about to tell you about SOUL SOOTHERS ONLINE ... this ezine. If this is an issue that a friend sent you a copy to read, or new subscriber, or even an old subscriber who needs to be reminded, please read these few words to gain a better understanding of what SOUL SOOTHERS is all about.

It is one thing to KNOW WHAT TO DO, but if you ever hope to have the life you desire, you must DO WHAT YOU KNOW. The problem with most of us is that we have too much information. Simply put, we don't DO what we know we should do to create the life we desire. SOUL SOOTHERS ONLINE is about learning who you really are, what your potential is, and then doing what you know ... it is about activating your potential instead of just reading about it.

Very simply put, SOUL SOOTHERS ONLINE is definitely for those who are "sick and tired of being sick and tired". It let's you take a good hard look at yourself mentally, physically, and most of all, spiritually, so that you can get clear on what path you want to walk in this journey we call life. And if you read and follow our quotes on what we believe, inspirational poems, articles, short topics and channeled vignettes outlined in each issue, you will FINALLY be free of the obstacles that you face.

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that life is not a race, but a journey
to be savored each step of the way.
the Center of Light & Serenity

New Year Prayer
~ by Charlotte Anselmo

Thank you Lord for giving me
The brand new year ahead.
Help me live the way I should
As each new day I tread.

Give me gentle wisdom
That I might help a friend.
Give me strength and courage
So a shoulder I might lend.

The year ahead is empty.
Help me fill it with good thoughts.
Each new day filled with joy
And the happiness it brings.

Please give the leaders of our world
A courage born of peace.
That they might lead us gently
And all the fighting cease.

Please give to all upon the Earth
A heart that's filled with Love.
A gentle happy way to live
With your blessings from above.

that only love can release the bitterness
that imprisons us in life.

the Center of Light & Serenity

Reframing Our Thoughts
by Michael Bonamassa, Sr.

Imagine for a moment one of those nights when you just can't fall asleep and you have to get up early the next morning for a very important meeting. Your alarm clock goes off early in the morning waking you from what little sleep you had. You stumble out of bed, take a quick shower, grab a coffee and some toast, and off you go to fight the traffic on the way to work grumbling to yourself all the way what a bad day this is going to be.

Does that sound like the start of a terrible day to you too? Although most would answer 'yes' to this, few people however, would answer 'no'. These are the people who have the gift of being able to change the way they look at things ... who have reached that consciousness of total awareness and are able to reframe their thoughts ... a gift which determines how they view their life. These people live with 'an attitude of gratitude'. For through 'awareness', they are able to take the situation from a negative perspective to a positive one and see how it could be worse ... much worse. For example, through awareness, they are brought to the thought of the man who doesn't have a bed, let alone a roof to over his head ... how he is awakened from what little sleep he is able to get, but by the rain falling on his cold body ... how he too stumbles to his feet and begins his journey to work in bare feet in the field of survival ... searching though garbage cans for scraps of half-rotten food to eat and odd bits of clothes to keep him warm.

The purpose of this example is to illustrate that we all have so much to be grateful for. Even in times when it seems that nothing could be worse, there is always a reason to be grateful. In this example, instead of grumbling all the way to work about how bad a day it's going to be because of your lack of sleep, become aware of what I'm telling you here and change this perspective to one of how lucky you are to have gotten up from a warm bed and still been able to down a cup of coffee and toast. But not only that, think how lucky you are to have a job that is sufficient to keep you off the streets along with so many who aren't so fortunate. And when you feel this sense of gratitude, you will feel a sense of happiness and contentment. My challenge to you today is to learn to look for the good in every situation and live with 'an attitude of gratitude'.

I assure you, even if we were the fellow searching for food in garbage cans, we could find things to be grateful for. We just have to look hard enough and 'open our eyes' to what is around us. We have to focus on what's good in our life, not what's bad. A wise man once said: "I once was distraught because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet."

Life works in mysterious ways. Time and time again there have been stories of people who are in a dire strait, yet they are found helping others who are experiencing greater turmoil. What this is teaching us is that we should not focus our thoughts on the problem side, but on the their solutions. When we are able to reframe our thoughts on the solution and not on the problem, that's where were placing our energy and that's the reality we will be creating. This is what is meant by living a life with an attitude of gratitude!

I challenge you now to take a moment to think of five things in your life that you are grateful for today. For example, your friends, your family, your job, your health, your sense of smell, touch, sight, and sound. The list can go on and on. Imagine what your life would be like without these things. Write them down on a piece of paper and really think about the things you are grateful for. Then, give thanks for all of them and this act of gratefulness will bring you more of the same. This is just another way of changing the way you look at things, and when you do ... you will be amazed how the things you look at 'change.' Try it and you'll be grateful that you did!

that our worth is contingent upon who we are,
not upon what we do, or how much we have.
that the worth of a person, or a thing, or an idea,
is in being ... not in doing ... not in having.
That's why we are called "human beings!"

the Center of Light & Serenity

with the Center of Light & Serenity

Why Do Women Cry?

"Why are you crying?", a young boy asked his Mom. "Because I'm a woman", she told him. "I don't understand", he said. His Mom just hugged him and said, "And you never will, but that's o.k."

Later the little boy asked his father, "Why does Mom seem to cry for no reason?". All his dad could say was: "All women cry for no reason". The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry.

Finally, he put in a call to God and when God got back to him, he asked "God, why do women cry so easily?"

GOD answered ... "When I made woman, I decided she had to be special. I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world, yet, made her arms gentle enough to give comfort ... I gave her the inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times will come even from her own children ... I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going and take care of her family and friends, even when everyone else gives up, through sickness and fatigue, without complaining ... I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances. Even when her child has hurt her badly, she has the very special power to make a child's boo-boo feel better and to quell a teenager's anxieties and fears ... I gave her strength to care for her husband, despite faults and I fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart ... I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly ...

For all of this hard work, I also gave her a tear to shed. It is hers to use whenever needed and it is her only weakness. So, when you see her cry, tell her how much you love her and how grateful you are for all she does for everyone, and even though you will have made her heart feel good, she may still cry! And it's all because she was made to be special."

that opening our hearts to the mystery
and meaning of our suffering
can bring us into God's presence ...
and that we should be grateful for the opportunity.

the Center of Light & Serenity

Obtaining Your Heart's Desires ...

Those things that are outside of yourselves are merely your illusions of reality and they bring you only the pain of misery and frustration. If you desire joy and happiness, you must first alter your thoughts, perceptions and imaginations and create a new you. Exercise the power of the soul where truth and reality reside, and go within to attain fulfillment of the joy and happiness that you desire. It has all been given you through the Law of Abundance, the Law of Creativity, and the Law of Free Will.

All you need to do is give yourself permission to "be" happy in life ... to start living every moment in joy. You need not get permission to be happy ... you need not have to depend on factors outside of your control. Begin by looking at the things in your life that already exist and give thanks for having them. Fulfillment, joy and happiness will manifest when you realize that you already have enough. Accept this as your reality and the Law of Abundance will then provide you with more. Trust in this truth of the soul and accept that abundance is already yours and no one or nothing can prevent it from coming to you ... other than you.

Then, when this is done, discover the mind connection to all things ... accept a new awareness and belief that you have the power to create anything you desire in life and use the tools that you have been given to manifest all that you desire. It may be hard to believe, but it's true ... you can obtain everything you desire in life by simply believing, visualizing it and using the power of your mind. You simply program your brain like you would program a computer and the body simply will obey. You may ask, "but how does this all work?" The mind/body cannot distinguish the difference between what is real and what is not real. In other words, it cannot tell the difference between the holograms the brain uses to experience reality and the ones it uses while imagining reality.

Your quantum physics, backed up by scientific research, tells you that the power lies within you to create anything your heart desires, including transformation of your physical bodies. They have found new chemicals called "neurotransmitters" that transmit nerve impulses and act as "communicator molecules." Therefore, the neurons of the brain can "talk to" all of the body. These neurotransmitters are like runners that go to and from the brain telling every organ of your emotions, desires, memories, dreams and intuitions. They are coded into chemical messages and touch the life of every cell. Wherever a thought goes, these chemicals go also.

As you think, you promote responses throughout the body ... everything that leaves tracks in the mental universe must leave tracks in the physical one also. In the mind/body, information and matter unite ... but the information has a longer life span. A cell is memory that built matter around itself, forming a pattern. The thought is the molecule ... the molecule the thought. You all have the power to make mental images. These images are the thoughts and desires of that which will be achieved.

When you impress these images on the subconscious mind, visual images are created and auditory and kinesthetic images are also made. Everything is the result of the mind in action. The thought comes first, then the response or action follows. Your subconscious accepts everything as being true. It only rejects information that is against the natural law of survival or against the moral code which you hold. Very simply, when the subconscious mind creates an image of belief, the conscious mind changes itself to fit that image. Each and everyone of you can deliberately achieve your dreams simply with the belief and trust that you can create whatever you desire in life.

So, go ahead and take what is yours through the Law of Abundance by merely exercising the Law of Creativity through your thoughts and visualizations ... they are yours to choose through the Law of Free Will.

A Special Blessing to You and Yours ...
Until next issue ...
These things, we warmly wish for you-
May this new year bring you love, peace, and all that you desire!
May all our dreams of a peaceful and beautiful world be realized!

Love and Light, Mike & Sandy

A Candle Loses Nothing By Lighting Another Candle ...



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