Circle of Light Spiritual Centre

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We are spiritual beings momentarily in a physical body.

Traveling life’s road in an amazing journey

and learning wisdom, love and compassion

for all,ourselves included.

Advent Prayer for Faith

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Christmas should be a happy time but for so many it is not. Loneliness, stress, family and financial difficulties shadow or totally cloud out the joy yet by simply getting back in touch with it’s true spirit we give ourselves the greatest gift of all, the gift of “LOVE”. Christmas came about in the first place to show us that God or the Creator (some people use different names) who knows us even better than we know ourselves loves us still despite all our failings. He loved us enough to send us a unique gift, the first Christmas gift ever given. It was a teacher to show us how to live life not just better but more fully and in greater joy. He wanted us to be happy and live a joyful life of giving, sharing and serving each other in joy and harmony. Jesus was all about loving one another and also ourselves. My prayer is that this beautiful gift will light up your Christmas with love, gratefulness and joy. Thank you Trini your lovely prayer will help so many of us. Christmas Blessings to you and thanks so much for all your wonderful uplifting sharing.

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Dear God,
Please help us to believe.
So many of us have lost faith;
faith on ourselves,
faith in the goodness of the world,
faith in Love,
and most importantly;
faith in you.
We are taught to believe,
only what we can see.

Dear God,
please help us to see You,
to witness your existence
in every act of kindness,
in every word of compassion,
in every promise kept
and in every lasting Love.

Dear God,
Please restore our faith,
as you are ever present in the world
in the trees, the mountains, the sea
as you are ever present in our hearts,
please help us to feel that presence
as we feel Love.

Dear God,
Light our hearts with Your presence,
teach us how to believe
in ourselves,
in the goodness of the world,
in Love,
and most importantly,
teach us how to believe in You.

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Serenity

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No matter how often I am reminded to return to the source and centre myself it never seems to be often enough so thank you for this timely reminder. Today I was again busy “doing important things” when this popped into my emails and thankfully reminded me of what is the most important thing in my life, staying centred.

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A long weekend here in Ireland,  so a chance to refresh and nourish ourselves, taking a step back to notice compulsive running, outside and inside our minds.  Meditation practice is more about settling back into something that is already present,  rather than a need to “achieve” a goal, even a “good” or “calm” goal. Often this desire to achieve is based on a perfect image of ourselves and just fuels an underlying feeling that we are lacking in a fundamental way, needing to be supported and held up.

Empty your mind of all thoughts.Let your heart be at peace.
Watch the turmoil of beings,  but contemplate their return.

Each separate being in the universe returns to the common source.
Returning to the source is serenity.

Lao Tzu

with thanks to dear friend Patrick for the picture from his mountain walks in France

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Loving all, what does that mean?

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Again the guiding thoughts of the lovely soul, Trini, showers us all with the beautiful light of her insight into love, compassion and walking a path of true meaning.

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Many times in my life I have been challenged by people who, not exactly mock me, but who thinks that I am just a silly little girl who believes in fairies and angels and who dreams of saving the world. They laugh at me, shake their heads and tell me the world is not Fairyland. Many people have told me that it is not possible to love everybody. They ask me if I truly love everybody the same way as I love my mother. Of course I dont. My mother is my mother, my human self is attched to her in the strongest earthly possible way. And no, my human self might not feel any attachment or closeness to my next-door neighbour or to my neighbour in China or Bangladesh, but my Angel self, or my soul, does. This part of me recognizes the unity we are all apart of…

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Your Infinite Soul

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What a wonderful reminder! Thank you Trini. Enjoy your wonderful journey. Namaste Brita

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The whole universe lives and breathes in your infinite soul.
The moon and sun are your eyes, the rain is your tears,
and the wind is your breath.
Your soul contains all, there is nothing it does not hold in itself,
it is involved in all, and all is involved in your soul.
It can take on any form, be what it wants, it has no limitations.
It can swim to the depth of the cosmic ocean
and climb the stairways to the highest heavens.
It carries within it everything created, the creation itself,
and the One who moved the created world into being.
It is not bound by space or time, matter or consciousness,
it is in itself the whole, the sum of all there is,
of all there has been, and all there will be.
Therefor, to know the universe, you must know your soul,
You must journey…

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Where we place the mind

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Awareness pays wonderful dividends as does choosing happiness. If you would like to read an inspiring book written by someone who made this choice successfully I would recommend “Educating Alice ” by Alice Greenup. HarperCollins Publishers. HarperCollins.com.au

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People never remember happiness with the care that they lavish on

preserving every detail of their suffering

Edward St Aubyn, English Author.

Whatever one keeps pursuing with their thinking and pondering,

that becomes the inclination of their  awareness.

The Buddha, Dvedhavitakka Sutta, MN 19, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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The importance of feeling loved

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May you always feel loved and may all sentient beings also feel that they too are truly loved! Change the world one person at a time by making time to make sure others in your life feel loved. Make eye contact when talking to them, yes ignore the screen, hug, smile, talk and share, hold hands, smile be truly present for them and yourself!

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When I was 18 years old I worked as a social worker in India. A part of that job was to visit children in orphanages. My first visit to one of these orphanages was one of the most heartbreaking experiences of my life.

The first thing I saw when I entered the orphanage was babies, babies everywhere. You might think think this was normal as it was an orphanage, but I really mean everywhere. The hard stone floor was covered with babies, sleeping only on a very thin bedsheet. The bedsheet was drenched in urine. Two women were sitting on chairs chitchatting.
It was time for the babies’ milk, and bottles were filled and placed tilted on books. so that the babies could drink.
One of the women picked up a baby and gave him to me, then she smiled and gave me a bottle. I sat down, took the…

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