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Carole L. Billingham, MCC
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Did you know that today,
October 2nd, is Mahatma Gandhis birthday? Born in 1869, he
would have been 137 years old today. On the anniversary of Gandhis birth,
thousands gather at the park on the Jumna River at Delhi where Gandhis body
was cremated. Hymns are sung, verses from the Gita, the Koran and the Bible
are recited, and cotton thread is spun on small spinning wheels (one of
Gandhis favorite activities). Other observances are held at his birthplace
and throughout India on this public holiday.
Gandhis biggest gift to us
was his wisdom and his commitment to using nonviolent resistance to create
change. Its humbling to see that almost 60 years after his death we are
still in need of remembering the power of nonviolence. Being the optimist
that I am, I believe that although we still have a ways to go we are
learning and starting to live from the principles of love, peace and
nonviolent resistance. We are starting to understand that violence is never
the answer and that peace starts from within.
Gandhi taught us to be the
change that we want to see in the world. Its easy to sit in our armchairs
and judge others for the mistakes they are making. In doing so, we feel
righteous and eventually more and more powerless to do anything. Worst of
all, we continue to feel disconnected from ourselves, from others and from
Spirit. As we pivot towards using the wisdom within, we understand that the
opportunity that lies before us is to realize that we are not helpless and
if we desire to do so, we can in this very moment do something to create
healing and peace both for ourselves and for our planet.
The opportunity and
challenge before us is to catch ourselves (lovingly) when we are waging war within ourselves and to simply stop. If the change you
want to see in the world is more love and compassion, be more loving and
compassionate towards yourself. If the change you want to see in the world
is more cooperation and generosity, be more cooperative and generous with
yourself. Miraculously you will see that as you make these changes within,
you will start to see them manifest in your experiences and interactions
with the outer world.
If we are truly One and somehow all
interconnected, then there is no them and there is only we or us.
What we do to ourselves we in turn do to others and what we see in the
outside world is a reflection of what is happening inside each and every one
of us. The good news is that we DO have the power to create change and it
lies within us. Not out there
somewhere, but in here somewhere. The even better news is that many of us
have already burst through that invisible barrier and are here to help
others that want to do the same. In other words, you are not alone in your
craving for peace and love. There are millions of us holding the space for
all of humanity to step into a new way of being. I believe that we are
already creating the change that we want to see and that as we gather
together and create momentum, amazing and wonderful things are in store for
Your presence here is not an accident. When
you are ready, you can unleash the gifts that you came here to bring. Its
really just a matter of time. How about
Have a loving and peaceful week!
"Having Carole as my
coach is like having my own cheerleading section, psychologist, and
spiritual masseuse all rolled up in one person. I have gained personal
clarification and direction while reaching concrete goals."
- Shawndra Holmberg, Scientist, Hilo, HI
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Charlene Geisss collage style of journaling is not only fun
to do but draws from a variety of media. Newsweek has reported on the
therapeutic benefits of confessional writing, and writing and art together
are able to pull out a deeper range of complexity and personal expression
from the journal keeper than words alone. Geiss and veteran writer Claudia
Jessup created this set of 33 cards, each corresponding to a question that
prompts the journalers imagination. The Book of Exploration elaborates upon
each card and suggests writing and drawing techniques to plumb the depths of
the journalers experience toward rich self-exploration. Black-and-white
illustrations throughout add to this tool for creative journal keeping.. From Amazaon.com Book Details.
Speaker, Author and
Spiritual and Business Coach, Carole L. Billingham, MCC
achievers to create a life of balance, passion and purpose
and invites you to be among them!
© 2006 Carole L. Billingham, MCC
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