December Newsletter 2016

Greetings from all of us here at Serenity Now.

holiday-swirls-i-peace-dove-final-1024x1024I (Brooke) want to thank you for sharing this adventure that is our lives. Happy Holidays to each of you.

I would like to play a game with you this month. Think about three people that you find amazing, awesome and gifted, anyone living or passed on, that you respect, look up to or admire. They could be someone you know personally, or a historical figure.

Then if you would take a few moments and think about what it is about these individuals that you love, and then bring in the spiritual concept of “mirrors.”  At this moment, I am not talking about the glass that hangs in your bathroom, but the spiritual principle that says: “Often the Universe sends us a reflection of ourselves, so that we may glean a gift, and get to know ourselves better.” After all, so much about each of us is uncharted territory.

Now the second part of this game is that, according to this mirror principle, the qualities that you admire, respect and find amazing in these folks, are actually qualities that you possess. You see the reflection of yourself in them. Wow, how awesome are you!

You can even go a step further, and mention that the most beautiful sunset or waterfall, is indeed a reflection of how much beauty was infused into creating you.

I do want to point out that this is not an ego concept. I define the ego as the part of our mind that believes in limitation and separation. The ego will use this game to a different end. It will apply it to negative traits only, and make the person feel bad about themselves. As a rule of thumb, when asking, “What is wrong with me?” this is asked and answered by the ego. The question, “What is right with me?” is asked and answered by the Divine.

Our true identity is always a gift to ourselves and others. In this season of gift-giving, how glorious would it be if we accepted more of our “Being” and shared it. What if we were willing to look for the amazing, the beautiful, and the divine gift in the next person we meet, and accepted it?

I believe this game can be healing in ways beyond our imagination.  I would love for you to join me, if you so choose, in playing this “game” of reflection, and see what glorious wonders unfold.

Now for those of us still involved in the old fashioned gift-giving during the Holidays, we have filled the store with unique and beautiful items that are just right for that special someone, and for all the people on your list.