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Prayer for Japan

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | March 22nd, 2011 | No Comments
topic: Giving Back, Personal Growth | tags: disaster, donations, earthquake, God, gratitude, grief, healing, HOPE, inspiration, Japan, loss, love, oneness, Pacific, Personal Growth, prayer, rescue, spirituality, tragedy, tsunami, universal oneness

Group of people praying on the beach

As our brothers and sisters in Japan struggle to find peace, understanding, support and a sense of order after this month’s devastating earthquake, I invite each of you to join me as I offer these words of prayer:

So Grateful

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | November 24th, 2010 | 3 Comments
topic: Personal Growth | tags: affirmation, appreciation, autumn, fall, family, giving thanks, grateful, gratitude, holiday, inspiration, Jack Fowler, Relationships, season, thankful, thanksgiving, transformation, writing

Smiling woman

Well, Thanksgiving is here and people are busy preparing for and celebrating the holiday. Wherever you are today, I ask that you join me in giving thanks. I want this time with you to be about practicing gratitude. I am grateful for the opportunity to write and share with you things that are important to me. I am grateful to offer this blog as a place that might be of support and gift you with a remembrance of who you are. I am grateful to be in a position to use my path as a tool for guidance of others.

In All Things Give Thanks

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | November 18th, 2010 | 2 Comments
topic: Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: affirmation, anger, change, frustration, grace, gratitude, inspiration, intention, life, Personal Growth, prayer, Relationships, thankful, thanks, thanksgiving, visualization

Woman holding white flower

I have been contemplating gratitude for the past few days. What came forward for me was that everything is a gift. When I look back on my life, I can see how every event, experience and person supported me in being the person that I am today.

Global Oneness Day

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | October 15th, 2010 | 2 Comments
topic: Personal Growth | tags: affirmation, citizens, community, connection, education, Global Oneness Day, globe, inspiration, nonviolence, October, oneness, petition, solidarity, transformation, United Nations Day, unity, world peace

People standing in a field

On Sunday, October 24th, the first Global Oneness Day will be celebrated. I am excited about this because I am a firm believer that once we realize that we are all connected, the energy of separation can begin to be dismantled. From my point of view, it is imperative for us to remember that what we do and think affects the whole. This one day feels like a great opportunity to begin to place our attention on what we want to create.

Stepping Out: Pursue Your Dreams

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | July 15th, 2010 | 2 Comments
topic: Personal Growth | tags: affirmation, change, comfort-zone, creativity, dreams, fear, flexible thinking, inspiration, intention, passion, risk, Spirit Media Network, success, taking risks, transformation

Man standing on a mountain with arms outstretched

Success requires risk. It demands that we step out of our comfort zones and move into unknown territory. We all know that, but doing it is another thing. There are lots of people walking around talking about their dreams, but many are completely immobilized. The thought of taking action to manifest the dream is so frightening that they do nothing.

What I Learned from a Monkey

Jessie Lucier by Jessie Lucier | May 19th, 2010 | 2 Comments
topic: Personal Growth | tags: creativity, Curious George, education, explore, generosity, happiness, inspiration, monkey, persevere, problem solving, silliness

monkey and woman

It was nearly noon on a Wednesday a few months back when a welcomed Colorado blizzard closed schools and offices. My 4-year-old son and I were still in our cozies, enjoying lunch while we worked on his favorite puzzle. A PBS cartoon played in the background, but neither of us paid much attention to the TV until we heard the familiar theme song for Curious George.

Treasure Every Moment: Connect with Those You Care About

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | April 29th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Giving Back, Personal Growth, Relationships | tags: affirmations, death, grief, inspiration, spirituality, transition

It's never too late to share how important someone is to you.

Recently, someone I work with made the transition. The death was sudden and unexpected. Many people were shocked, upset and in a state of disbelief. It made me start thinking that we can so easily take people for granted. We can so easily think that they will always be here. In fact, often times we are immersed in unrealistic expectations of others and, when they do not respond as we would like, we move into a state of judgment and blame. We withdraw or push them aside, thinking we will deal with this later.  Sometimes that later never comes.

All We Need Is Love

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | March 26th, 2010 | 9 Comments
topic: Personal Growth | tags: inspiration, love, radical self-care, releasing anger, releasing fear, self growth, transformation

two hands making a heart

I believe that the answer to every question is … LOVE. It is clear to me that love can open any heart, create connection and build amazing relationships. Love can heal wounds and support expansion. Love can ignite passion and lift the spirit. As I contemplated writing this, some questions came to me, and the answer to each one of them was, simply, love.

March Forth Into Life

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | March 15th, 2010 | 1 Comment
topic: Personal Growth | tags: affirmation, growth, inspiration, spiritual activists

I am a product of the ’60s. This was a time filled with changes and questions about the ways in which we, as a culture, operated. It was a time when people were demanding to be seen as equals and honored as part of the human family. People began standing up for what they thought was right.

Love Yourself this Valentine’s Day

Cynthia James by Cynthia James | February 4th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Personal Growth | tags: affirmation, change, inner peace, inspiration, joy, love, spirituality, transformation

Woman outdoors making heart with gloved hands

As we move toward Valentine’s Day, we oftentimes think about how love is manifesting in our lives or not showing up at all.  Many of us fixate on having someone to remind us that we are important or valuable.  Wouldn’t it be great if we could all remember that we are valuable because we exist? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could be in such a state of love within ourselves that we radiated light in every situation?