30
Dec
2018

Rev Patti “Release and Accept”

We move back to our natural state when we forgive, when we release the pent up feelings of woundedness, or being wronged, and embrace peace.
We cannot go looking for peace outside of ourselves. We cannot expect others to change, to give us our peace. It is always an inside job.

23
Dec
2018

Peter Bolland “Christmas Shadow, Christmas Light”

The communal art project known as traditional Christmas has many layers of tradition, it belongs to no one. It is the creation of myth, and artists, and our deep desire to connect.
In this dark time of the year, our clarity comes. Our willingness to give away all that we have, so that we can claim the treasure of life for ourselves is made manifest.

16
Dec
2018

Rev Patti “Freedom of Forgiveness”

We acknowledge the wound, the hurt, the pain. It was real. It happened. But we don`t stay there. We are meant to go through it. That is where the growth and freedom lies. Not in the wallowing, but in the healing.
We are able to be gentle with others when we learn to be gentle with ourselves. When we release our condemnation of our own unskilled behaviors, it is easier to allow others to have theirs.

2
Dec
2018

Rev Patti “The F Word”

What we are forgiving is always in the past. When we hold onto the past, we are not in our power, not growing. We acknowledge the event, the pain. Then we move on.
We live in a reflective universe. We cannot hold another in condemnation without suffering for the thought. Spirit holds nothing against us. It is we who demand satisfaction for the idea of being wronged.