For our latest Spiritual Friday, we held a Burning Bowl Ceremony at the Unity of Delray Beach, a ceremony that supports the patients' spiritual commitment to letting go and setting themselves free. It honored their “inner shift” that will enable them to embrace a new life, new attitudes, and new awareness. We spoke of this inner shift as being a spiritual opening or beginning – many patients described it as "hope”.
We, your angelic messengers,
are here to help unleash
the endless creative potential that you possess.
Listen to the whispers of love inside your heart
as we communicate with you
through feeling and emotion.
Let go of fear and apprehension,
and express the endless
source of creativity you possess.
Have fun and allow the inner child
within you to express
Our Spiritual Friday leaders all agree that forgiveness is a topic that should be a focus each month. Self-forgiveness in particular is such a difficult principle for the patients to accept and yet, it’s undeniably necessary for recovery.
"Punishing yourself for your mistakes is not the way to end them. Loving yourself is." - Alan Cohen
After our usual opening and welcome, we added a new "group spiritual practice" the patients seem to...
Your life is filled with abundance!
Look around and appreciate it all.
More abundance is coming to you.
“Angel Readings” by Patricia M. Wortsmith
I just wanted to give a little overview of what we've covered the last few weeks on Spiritual Fridays. How we are beginning the new year, how we are accepting, appreciating, honoring the new life being offered to each one of us.
"Each morning we are born again. What we do today matters most.”
The first Friday in January we held our group in the Sanctuary at Unity Church. The patients participated in the Burning Bowl...
Be mindful of another's
feelings and needs.
Someone needs your love
A loving thought
is all it takes.
“Healing Angel Cards” by Toni Carmine Salerno
We read two quotes by Marianne Williamson:
"When we surrender to G-d, we let go of our attachment to how things happen on the outside, and we become more concerned with what happens on the inside."
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be...
You are dearly loved,
more than you can possibly imagine,
and you are never alone.
of love and light
and showers you with blessings
that ebb and flow
in your heart.
"Namaste Blessing Cards” by Toni Carmine Salerno
Happiest of New Years to everyone!
Recently, one of our patients asked me if I'd ever read the poem "Footprints". He had seen it for the first time that week in a meeting room, it touched him so deeply that he wrote a song about it and performed it on Spiritual Friday. It was so beautiful and heartfelt.
After speaking to him, I felt compelled to read the poem again, and like the patient, it made me think of all the ways God...
Your inner light
shines when you are
at peace with yourself
and the world around you.
Let go of the struggle
and feel the beauty
Allow all to just be
and just be you.
"Spirit Oracle Cards” by Toni Carmine Salerno