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Whatever happens…

 A friend sent this quote a few days ago.

“It is best to hope for an experience of life in all its fullness- 
a life that can embrace both joy and sorrow and still be at peace.  
Our triumph over sorrow is not that we can avoid it but that we can endure it.
And therein lies our hope;
that in spirit we might become bigger then the problems we face.
Hope lies in having more faith in the power of God to heal us
then in the power of anything to hurt or destroy us.
Our hope in God is not a hope for something to happen in the world
but something to happen in us.
We’re not hoping that this or that will happen
but that we’ll achieve a state of consciousness in which,  
whatever happens, we will not swerve from love or peace.”
–Marianne Williamson
How fitting for me right now.
While it’s quite difficult,
I am at the point in my spiritual journey where I am really working on this in particular:
“We’re not hopingthat this or that will happen but that we’ll achieve a state ofconsciousness in which, whatever happens, we will not swerve from loveor peace.”I think praying for “peace” rather for a specific outcome has really helped me get through the last week.


Playing dress up 2

Last week my souls sis sent me the below quote from “our girl” Marianne Williamson. We love her. For good reason. She makes spirituality very simple for me. It goes something like this:
We always have two choices.
And according to our girl,
“Every situation we find ourselves in is an opportunity,
perfectly planned by the Holy Spirit, to teach love instead of fear.”
And I have to believe that.
I choose to believe it.
And on days when it’s especially hard…

we just play dress up

in our favorite antique store

with my baby.

(who LOVED those 70’s grandma glasses)

And we laugh
and we loveand fear goes out the window.

Inspiration 2

I have been pretty inspired by the blog, The Extraordinary Ordinary, lately.

Today she wrote,

“I had breakfast with a dear friend of mine on Sunday. She’s never been a big social media fan but she admitted that she poured her heart out online recently and that it made her understand why I do what I do.  She said she just simply felt better, after her words were released, transparently and whole-heartedly.
It seems strange to say that something spiritual happens when a person does that on the Internet, but I think it does.  I don’t think it matters where we tell our truths, there is always freedom and connection in it.  Even from behind a screen where all people can really see of our lives is our words and a few carefully chosen photos.
…Please know, I realize people’s lives don’t revolve around these connections and shouldn’t.  I’m just simply acknowledging that there is chemistry here, zaps of light and validation and divine intervention between us all. Not in just this one place, but all over the worldwide interweb.  So it’s hard for any blogger to close up shop or take a break or start over.  It feels like an abrupt halt to being a part of something bigger than ourselves. And we all really really need to be a part of something bigger than ourselves in as many ways as we can.”  -From this post

This pretty summarizes why I do what I do. I (we) write and share because it simply makes us feel better…even if no one reads it, even if it’s not considered “good writing,” even if it’s sometimes silly.

Isn’t that enough?

And this quote from this post:
“…there are always only two choices…fear or faith.

I want to choose faith, and I think that means not only hoping, but truly believing, because there’s a difference between the two. It’s just a really subtle and utterly important difference.”

This reminds me of one of my favorite authors and spiritual leaders, Marianne Williamson, whose spirituality can be summarized with this phrase: I believe in love, not fear. It is only with love that fear can be pushed aside, making room for faith.

Thank you to Writing My Way Sober for letting us know about this inspiring blogging gem.
Pictures coming soon of AJH and fashion,
but for now,
I want to linger in the
and the faith.