You Never Know – by Annette

It was sometime back in 2000 whatever and  I called my mother one day, just to see how she was doing and she informed me that she was quite busy putting a luncheon together, planning a menu and making the grocery list.  This was nothing new for her for after she retired, having luncheons was something she looked forward to each and every week. Getting out the interesting and quirky serving pieces all too familiar from when we had holidays meals as a family while I was growing up was part of this ritual as was putting the food she created (from new and exciting recipes she got from food television show hosts) out for everyone to try right along with her.  No doubt this was to see if Paula Deen or Racheal Ray really DID know what they were talking about, right?

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Setting It Off – by Bob Rush

Once again late to the party, My bad…. Now to more important things. Initiate is a powerful word in my humble opinion. My first thought was the title of the song by the Black Eyed Peas, “Let’s Get It Started.” So saddle up friends and get ready to ride. The theme has many facets. When it gets down to the simple, I feel that to initiate is to create action, stir up creativity, set off the divine, reach out to others and being the change we all seem to seek. There are, of course, many others ways to ponder this theme but I will try to stay in the realm of the universe and not to other distant galaxies. So strap in, hang on and look for a good time.

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An Initiate… – by David Franklin Farkas

When you see the word Initiate
do you hear it as the noun form or the verbal form?
As a verb it means to start something.  But, the noun is very different.
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An Initiate
is someone who has successfully been initiated or has gone through an initiation.
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Stepping Out of the Box – by Linda Lang


The alarm clock rings.  You jump out of bed.  Get dressed.  Grab a coffee.  Maybe some breakfast.  And prepare your body for another day… Then head off to work to sit behind a desk or a computer, or in some other way fill your day with repetitive tasks. Come home. Have dinner.  Watch some TV or spend time online or on your phone until it’s time for bed.  And then do the same thing tomorrow.

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Good Stuff Happens – by Marie Pollnow


Throughout my life I have learnt to initiate many things.  At first they were the wrong things bad things, sad things, or melancholy.  The good news is upon reading umpteen spiritual books, learning and practicing yoga and gathering wisdom from other wise minds I’ve gathered some sense.  I still fall on my ass a lot yet I get back up.  It has not always been easy yet I don’t like when my backside hurts.

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Let’s Begin with – By Lee Pryke


The word of the month is Initiate. I like the verb initiate = cause (a process or action) to begin.
Nothing better than to initiate a great conversation as it gives us the opportunity to not only share our thoughts and ideas but to learn from the input of others. We are born unique, one of a kind beings so put a few of us inquisitive ones together with a question or a theory and the Magic begins to happen.

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The Initiation of Power – by Brian Escobar

 

When it comes to succeeding in anything, the most important thing we can ever do is just start. This process of balancing the Divine Masculine aspect of our psyche has to do with being able to initiate. Whether it’s a change in our life, conquering a fear, or making a decision, developing this quality teaches one to be consistent and trustworthy.

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When at first I decided – by K.C. Hart


When I first initiated my writings I did not envisage what I would achieve. I now thankfully am able to appreciate the way I touch others with my words. The feelings and emotions of love and happiness within the eyes of the recipients of my poems enables me to continue with my work.

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Initiate! – by Suzanne


To be honest, I hadn’t the foggiest idea where to go with this month’s theme…Initiate…. There were lots of ways to go with this one, and I’d no idea at all!
So then, as I sit here, I am just going to let the word swirl round my head a bit and wait…

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Beginnings – By Carol

 The path wends from left to right
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Offering resistance to the journey
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Allowing for a richer opportunity
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Initiate the steps and follow the light
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Raising one foot and placing it forward
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Repeating this simple gesture with hope
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Having confidence in the ship’s baltrope
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Ever travelling further and further onward
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The road is seeming long and arduous
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Maintaining the same walking pace slowly
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Reaching toward the goal somewhat boldly
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Strengthening the resolve to be victorious.

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The Stories You Tell – by Pat

 

The single most important thing you can do for your family may be the simplest of all: develop a strong family narrative.
Studies show that children who have the most self-confidence have a strong “intergenerational self. They know they belong to something bigger than themselves. The child has a sense of being part of a larger family.”

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Starting Is the Hard Part – by Melissa

You have an idea.
You see it in your head.
The problem you can’t bring it from idea into physical form.
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I’ve been there, more times than I can count. I have found a simple solution that works for me. I reshape the creation process into something that provides service to those who need it. That motivates me to move from idea to product ~ whether that is for business or an actual community service.

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A GOOD RECOMMENDATION – By Mary K

Have you ever asked a total stranger for a recommendation?

I’ll bet you have.

Maybe you found yourself in an unfamiliar area and asked for directions? Though you might at first miss it… this is asking someone to recommend a useful path to a specific location.

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May I Suggest? – by Kat McCarthy

That you love with complete abandon.
That you create like you are the creator.
That you cook like you are cooking for royalty.
That you speak like you can never be hurt.
That you play like you never have to work.
That you breathe like it gives you life.
That you dream like anything is possible.IMG_2718b
That you sing like you were an angel.
That you relax like you have nothing to do.
That you read like the story is alive.
That you walk like you have somewhere to go.
That you laugh like it’s the funniest thing ever.
That you work like you love what you do.
That you listen like there is no other sound.
That you pay attention like it will save your life.
That you learn like it will save your future.
That you be the friend you wish you had.

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Soul Stirrings – By Bob Rush

Once again the White Rabbit, aka Bob Rush, is a bit slow to the party. I think that is how I seem to operate. I’ll just try to Zen it and not worry so much. Anyway, since I missed last month, I’m am glad to get back in the swing of things. Hope everybody is off to a rollickin good start to 2015. After the hell of a roller coaster ride I had in 2014, this year is bound to be full of magic. Keep the faith!!!

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The Answer is Retreat – by Mindy A. Early


As the world gets faster and the amount of connections and information we experience increases every day, so does the number of times we hear how important is to unplug. “You have to make time to take time,” might be a message you’ve received lately, or perhaps more “me time” is at the top of your resolutions for 2015. Find silence, find stillness, find serenity, these admirable goals are things that many of us yearn for amidst the hustle of the modern day. The question is, how do we achieve them?

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Can we recommend? – By Kristine Grün

A recommendation is often given as a guide to action.
But do we always know what to recommend? and what gives us the ‘right’ to give recommendations, advise, in certain areas? People are so different and experience life so differently. There are often two sides to every story, two answers to every question.
I believe that there is not only one answer one solution, to anything.

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