ear Friends and Family,

“We already have everything we need. There is no need for self-improvement. All these trips that we lay on ourselves—the heavy-duty fearing that we’re bad and hoping that we’re good, the identities that we so dearly cling to, the rage, the jealousy, and the addictions of all kinds—never touch our basic wealth. They are like clouds that temporarily block the sun.


 But all the time our warmth and brilliance are right here. This is who we really are. We are one blink of an eye away from being fully awake.”
-Start Where You Are
A Guide to Compassionate Living
by Pema Chödrön

 A couple of weeks ago, I was moving my bookshelf and scraped one of my toes, it wasn’t serious, but it was bleeding a little and hurt a lot. After I finished whining and cursing, the realization set in that the pain would dissipate in a few minutes. In several days or a week, a new skin would grow and replace the broken skin, it would heal, and I probably would not even remember hurting myself.

Fast-forward to this past Sunday, just as predicted, I realized that the wound was healing; however, the skin was rough, and so it was uncomfortable when putting on a sock/stocking and shoe. This morning it came to me that the new piece of skin would need to be removed. Therefore, gently I used clippers and cut off that piece of skin, which was overgrown, and an irritant.

I tell you this story because it is a reminder that there are things that we have developed in our lives that often block our good, block our light, and make us uncomfortable. If we want to live our best lives, we have to look at what is blocking our light. Somethings are an easy fix, and others may be a little more difficult; however, if we are willing to look at that which is not giving us our birthright of peace, joy, love, abundance, and perfect health, then it is ours to do to remove the obstruction from our lives gently.

I love the idea of living and basking in the love and light that I am, and the more I do my work, the more light shines on me, through me, and as me. If you need any assistance at all in seeing that which is blocking your light, please do not hesitate to give Rev Cheryl or me a call. Enjoy the holiday season, and remember you are love and loved.

Rev Staci