February 25, 2012 Edition
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We BELIEVE ...
that if we feed our faith and trust
our doubts will starve to death ...

the Center of Light & Serenity

Introduction
The Power Of The Moment

We lose the power of the moment because we're so rarely in it. We're reliving the past or speculating about the future. We continue to believe that tomorrow's the day when we'll be more capable, more wealthy, more fit and more loving. Meanwhile, we're just putting in time, dreaming of better things but not making any concrete move to realize them.

When we find ourselves thinking of the future or the past, it's important to bring our awareness into the present moment ... really experience how you feel and what’s happening around you, without judgment. If we can treasure each moment, our lives will be rich, no matter what we have accomplished.

Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered for they are gone forever.

If, before going to bed every night, we tear a page from the calendar, and remark, 'there goes another day of my life, never to return,' we may become more time conscious.

Awareness is the key to all change ... but we can't be aware if we are asleep!
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We BELIEVE ...
that as children, we all have great ambitions,
but as we grow, we are bombarded by negative
suggestions ... we can't do this; we can't do that;
be careful; look for security, and so on.
Year by year, we experience the "realities" of life,
and our ambitions soon fade away.
Figuratively speaking, our ambitions die along
with our childhood as we reach adulthood.

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TODAY'S INSPIRATIONAL POEM
Self Control
~ author unknown

I've heard it said don't go to bed
while hanging on to sorrow,
You may not have the chance to laugh
with those you love tomorrow.

You may not mean the words you speak
when anger takes its toll,
You may regret your actions
once you've lost your self-control.

When you've lost your temper
and you've said some hurtful things,
Think about the heartache
that your actions sometime bring.

You'll never get those moments back,
such precious time to waste,
And all because of things you said
in anger and in haste.

So if you're loving someone
and your pride has settled in,
You may not ever have the chance
to say to them again...

"I love you and I miss you
and although we don't agree,
I'll try to see your point of view,
please do the same for me."
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We BELIEVE ...
that peace is not a relationship between nations ...
it is a condition of mind brought about by the serenity of soul ...
it is not merely the absence of war,
but also a state of mind. Therefore, lasting peace
can come only to peaceful people.

the Center of Light & Serenity

TODAY'S FEATURE ARTICLE
Peace On Earth & Good Will To All Men
by Michael Bonamassa, Sr.

This article today is about an aspect of the raised consciousness that is beginning to be evident in our world. Though it doesn't appear evident through what we get from the media, many are expressing this approach in their own unique light. The fear and anxiety caused by the war in Afghanistan, the threats from North Korea and Iran, the current economic recession; along with political meanderings being brought to us by our representatives in government, and the fears being spread about the 'end times' represent the biggest challenges we face today.

The fear and anger accompanying such emotions not only impede the healing process, but if held long enough, actually lock us into a vicious cycle that produces more pain, more fear, and more anxiety. This can wreak havoc on our minds, bodies, and spirits. It is common knowledge among the complementary healing modalities that such fearful and stressful challenges can block our energy centers (chakras); causing anxiety, depression and health problems.

We are now in the last hour to change and raise our collective consciousness, and there are very specific things each of us can do right now to create peace in our bodies, minds, and spirits. There are many right now who are faced with concerns and worries about any one of these fear producing topics being placed upon us. Our best advice to you is to go about your lives as usual while paying attention to your inner guidance. Each of us has access to guidance from within that will lead us in the right direction if we only pay attention.

It's important for us to be particularly mindful of our thoughts. We must think about the current global situation in a way that will lead to healing and peace, and not further conflict. Each of us has the power through our thoughts and emotions to influence the energy of the planet in a way that creates peace and also helps prevent further conflict. As we have stated time and again, our reality is created upon the thought energy that we put out as part of the Law of Creativity. First and foremost, understand the power of our thoughts and consciously use them wisely, for these thoughts will become their physical equivalent. It is one of the fundamental laws of the universe ... as we think, so we are.

Another important thing to recognize is the Law of Attraction which states that "like attracts like." Because it is the vibrations of the energy of our consciousness that creates reality. Through its vibrations, the kind of consciousness that we hold actually creates the kind of life we're living. It's impossible to create peace and harmony if we're focusing on war. We don't have to agree with our politicians, but we must realize that we'll be contributing to the energy that creates chaos if we assume a hateful and judgmental mentality concerning them.

Through the help of the media, the split in our nation right now is actually creating more of the energy of chaos. To create peace, we have to be peaceful. The only way to stop the current recession is to concentrate on what brings us more jobs, security and a good economy and let go of the downward spiral of negative emotions that blames others for our lack of it. Remember, that to which we give our attention expands ... that to which we look at with love disappears. This doesn't mean that we are denying that we're in a frightening position right now, but rather that we have the power to change it ... by changing the vibration of our thoughts and emotions from those of anger, fear and hatred, to those of love, compassion and peace.

It doesn't take much. Spend 30 seconds several times a day creating a "virtual" reality by visualizing what peace and a great economy would look and feel like. Imagine that it's a year from now and the economy is flourishing. See our representatives in Congress, along with our President, as being full of love and peace in their observations ... see the governments of the free world all cooperating to ensure global harmony and peace ... see Bin Laden's influence as having disappeared from the planet and an enlightenment among all people of the world that we are all one. Imagine all our soldiers back home and reunited with their families. Imagine a global village in which all of us can travel freely and joyously and with understanding and acceptance of each other's cultures.

Dozens of studies have documented the fact that our thoughts can and do affect others in profound and measurable ways through the collective consciousness. When a critical mass of individuals ... a mere 1 percent of the population ... was brought together to practice Transcendental Meditation in various areas of the world, for example, there was a measurable decrease in the number of violent crimes, suicides, terrorist attacks, and even international conflicts worldwide. There are also over 180 studies that have documented the positive effect of prayer on everything from other humans to individual yeast cells.

Recognize that we are never alone and imagine all the angels and non-physical beings who are working on the other side protecting and uplifting all of us. Know that they can only do their work out of unconditional love in an atmosphere of compassion ... not condemnation ... for the energy of condemnation would only prevent them from connecting with the hearts of those who most need their inspiration and love.

Limit the fear output by the media. Avoid watching the news and reading the newspapers as much as possible. Headlines are designed to keep us afraid and disempowered so that we will buy more papers or watch more TV. The media is designed to get us riled up, so that we remain tuned in to the "chain of pain." Create the only lasting safety and security by the peace that you create within yourself. This will give you the guidance you're seeking. Finally, know that when we are tuned into our sacred heart ... our I AM Presence ... our Higher Self's wisdom, and God, then our energy lightens up and our vibrations literally change. It is through such tuning in that we become a beacon of light and peace ... we become balanced and in harmony with All That Is.

There's an old saying, "The rising tide lifts all boats. But it won't raise a stone." Stop looking at and thinking about the stones. Join us in raising the tide and remember the words of the great Gandhi ... "When in despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won; there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall."
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We BELIEVE ...
that sorrow looks back ...
that worry looks around ...
but that it is faith and trust that looks up.

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Buying Time
NOTE: THIS IS A REPEAT, BUT I THINK YOU'LL AGREE IT'S WORTH IT!

A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door.

"Daddy, may I ask you a question?"

"Yeah sure, what is it?"

"Daddy, how much do you make an hour?"

"That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?" the man said angrily.

"I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?" pleaded the little boy.

"If you must know, I make $35 an hour."

"Oh," the little boy replied, with his head down. Looking up, he said, "Daddy, may I please borrow $10?"

The father was furious, "If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. I work long hard hours everyday and don't have time for such childish behavior."

The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door. After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down, and started to think he may have been a little hard on his son. May be there was something he really needed to buy with that $10 the man went to the door of the little boy's room and opened the door.

"Are you asleep, son?" he asked

"No Daddy, I'm awake," replied the boy

"I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on your earlier," said the man.

"It's been a long day, and I took out my aggravation on you. Here's that $10 you asked for."

The little boy sat straight up, smiling, "Oh, thank you Daddy!" he yelled.

Then reaching under his pillow he pulled out some money. The man, seeing that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, "Why do you want more money if you already have some?" the father grumbled.

"Because I didn't have enough, but now I do," the little boy replied, "Daddy, I have $35 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you."

Dads....Moms....Don't let this happen to your family!! Show your kids how much they mean to you NOW!!!
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We BELIEVE ...
that we are richer today if we have
laughed, given or forgiven.

the Center of Light & Serenity

SPIRITUAL INSIGHT
You Are The Creators

As you may have recently heard, your scientists are working to understand the energy that is produced by your thoughts in order to be able to develop a means to intercept this energy in a way to actually see what you are thinking. This is actually the point where the communication grid goes to the next level, where you no longer need the wires, so to speak ... a road to telepathy and eventually teleportation. It is not a result of your wireless technologies. No, instead, as you reach the higher level of vibration, you will attain that ability to communicate to your brain that which is in your heart ... a way that no longer knows the boundaries of big cities or unincorporated areas as the physical wireless networks do. It is now a communication that emanates directly from your heart to another.

We have told you this was coming, and have mentioned it many times. We have called it 'deep contact,' and we simply said that there will soon come a point in time on planet Earth where you will no longer need all the communication devices. You will be able to communicate with very few words and eventually with energy alone. In the meantime, the first expressions of this deep contact are simply communicated from the heart and through using fewer words. Many times your words get in the way of your meaning, because sometimes there aren't words in your language that describe what you are feeling.

These challenges will begin to erase themselves as you evolve to this next level, and that is a possibility that was never there before. This is one of the greatest pieces that you have created on planet Earth as a real possibility. We still describe it as a possibility rather than a reality, for we cannot tell the future. You are creators, and you are writing it every day of your lives. We can tell the direction you are going and we can see what is a little further down the path ahead you, but you are in charge every moment and we love it when you suddenly take a turn and suddenly say, "This does not feel good anymore. I am going to turn." And you come to us and ask, "Which is the best direction? Should we turn right or should we turn left?" And we respond with a simple 'yes' because there is no wrong way. We will make the best of any path you are on. We work with you as best we can to help you understand there are no right turns or wrong turns. There is your path which is now led from your heart in a different way, in a different form of communication than was ever dreamt of.

You have closed a very magical year where your 2011 produced more vibrational changes on planet Earth than has ever been seen and you are just getting warmed up. That is the beautiful part, for you are starting to carry this energy and it is no longer about hiding. The days of, "Oh, I cannot tell anybody about this," or "I cannot share anything about that,"are over. Now you are seeing everything coming out in the open ... you are seeing a blend of your scientific world and your metaphysical world, which was never before thought to be possible. The scientific and metaphysical concepts reside in totally different worlds; one can be proven while the other cannot, yet they are starting to agree with one another. They are starting to find the commonalities of love on planet Earth and how to grow love, for that is the piece that you are all discovering in front of now.

You have the opportunity to create a new world this year ... a world of your choosing. We talk not about the entire world, for it is your world ... it is your daily path that you will be choosing and every part of that. What would you like in your world? What is important to you in that perspective? What would be the most important pieces if you were God and you were designing a new planet Earth? Look at that now, for you are creating your own reality. You are the center of your own universe, and that has always been the way. The first thing that you do as the center of your own universe is take responsibility for being the center ... take responsibility for who you are on this planet. It is a joyous piece, not a difficult piece. Once you accept that responsibility, you own who you are. There is no right or wrong about that ... there is no adjusting to make people understand. You simply put your message out to the universe. You carry it in your smile and in your language, even your common everyday words. You even carry it every time you laugh and send out a new vibration.

The changes that are taking place right now are beyond your understanding on many different levels. It will take you the equivalent of almost 27 years to realize the connections that are being made in this next year, and to fully unfold them and see what is really taking place. So we ask you to not concern yourself with what is going to happen or how it is going to happen. Simply walk into it with your arms open and with a smile on your face. Let it have the highest potential possible. If you hear us yelling to turn right and you turn left, you are going to hear the laughter as well for there are no wrong turns. It is a path of your own choosing. You have been looking for this path of least resistance into your spirituality. We tell you the path is created just before your foot hits the ground, for you are creating so much now.

The biggest piece I wish to share with you about your year of 2012 is that the entire focus of humanity on planet Earth is changing. It has already begun in many different ways, and this is why you are seeing so much upheaval at this time. Almost every time you turn on your television, you can see some big, dramatic event taking place in some part of the world. You are evolving it and you must find what you are unhappy with, in order to evolve. If you come together and express your dissatisfaction, even though you may not know the complete answers about what would bring you satisfaction, still speak your truth of where you are at that moment even if it is difficult. For that is what is clearing the deck and making it possible for you to create this new world that you are stepping into.

As you step forward, one other part is changing. What is changing is how you harmonize your universe with the other gods on planet Earth. This has always been part of getting along on Earth ... "How do I harmonize with other people? How do I work with other people? How do I get along?" It is much more than that now, for they are a part of you and you are a part of them. That connection is actually going to be seen more on the other side of 2012, and it is happening day by day. As has been often said, the veil is beginning to thin. The connections that you have with each other will become more visible and more usable; you will become aware of the possibilities for anchoring that energy in many different ways. The idea is to play with it and to know that these changes will be happening.

You have seen people that have been psychic, who can communicate by literally sending something from here to someone there without the challenges of distance or time. Now you are going to learn how to use it within yourself, how to be responsible for using and sending your own energy to connect with other people. Sometimes it is a simple connection and you will make a big difference in their lives by helping them make a course correction. Other times you will simply be helping them to step up a step. Whatever it is, your success on planet Earth after 2012 will have to do with how you get along with the other gods on planet Earth. That is the reason this is called the Age of Empowerment, not just your personal empowerment, but how well you empower the people around you because it will have a lot to do with your next steps, and your connections to yourself and this new energy.

There are many pieces that are starting to unfold little by little. Yes, you will still experience some course corrections and see some changes that need to come to planet Earth ... to the planet herself. You have had a little breather in between your tsunamis, your earthquakes and similar challenges in these areas. This has been the Earth making her adjustments to get to this next level, and there are some more adjustments that need to be made. What is important about this is that the more you work with yourself, the easier it is for the planet to make these corrections. It does not need to have an extremely negative situation on this planet or be a tragedy. You can walk into this energy with your eyes open and many of you are beginning to do that. You are walking daily with a cosmic connection of your own spirit of who you are, and this was never before thought to be possible on planet Earth. It is the reason there is so much attention on Earth now, for you are creating miracles on a daily basis. You are changing all that is and you are becoming the masters.

Each step that you experience will put you in a new place. Becoming comfortable anchoring in the new energy will bring with it some challenges for many people. Many of you feel as if you are on unstable ground, and you do not know how to anchor yet or understand what is taking place. The truth is that you have stepped in to experience that, so that once you do find the anchor and stop moving, the first thing you do is to reach out your hand to someone else to help them stabilize. This is the new planet Earth ... the new connection. You will look out there for opportunities as you always have, but instead of the opportunities that you have found before, you will be looking for opportunities to help others in some way. It is not measured ... it is not a collection ... there is not a certain mark where you have helped other people enough to get into heaven. Instead, it is a lifestyle, a way of working with each other in order for all of you to step into this energy. You do not need to wait for heaven when you die. You are creating it right here, right now.

When you start connecting these pieces and experience this new communication, you will understand that unique piece that you have and making it easier to bring all the pieces together to create the Golden Age of peace and love on Earth. It is underway. It is happening. Are you ready? The energy will be a conscious step for each and every one of you. You will have to answer to that question in your own heart. It is here and our hands are out to you, for every step that you take is changing planet Earth and changing the love energy here. You have shifted this planet far beyond your understanding and you are just getting started.
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A Special Blessing to You and Yours ...
Until next issue ...
These things, we warmly wish for you-
May Angels Always Care For You
And Not Let You Trip And Fall.
May They Bear You Up On Angel's Wings.
And May They Keep You Standing Tall

Love and Light, Mike & Sandy
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