Hi, this is Dorothy. As I share this message, it is the eve of December 1st. This is my 39th monthly audio message, and it will also be my last one, at least for a few months. I am taking a short sabbatical or 'time out', so as to reflect on the path of Innisfree's ministry going forward.
As we come to the end of this year of 2012, please take some time out to reflect on your year, to think new thoughts and contemplate which new streets you will walk down in 2013. Perhaps choose a theme for the year. Above all, continue to capture daily experiences for which you are grateful.
For my grateful note, I am happy that we are experiencing mild temperatures where I live in White Rock, and also delighted to share that I have tangible proof that Spring is on its way. Each December 1st my ritual has been to check if my snowdrops are above ground - and they always are. So, I just looked, and there they are, hundreds of them, just peeping through the soil. They may 'look' fragile, but they are survivors, and have always been MY inspiration.
I thank you for joining me through this medium, and for the warm feedback I received, especially when a particular message 'spoke' to you. Two more recent ones that stand out are Waiting at the Station - February 2012, and Real Peace - December 2011. You may like to check back and re-listen by clicking on the link below. The former was about how we put our lives on hold by hesitating to 'get on the train'. The latter was about a King who offered a prize to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace. Although many tried and the one he chose didn't appear peaceful, with its angry sky and turbulent waterfall, when he looked closely he saw a tiny bush where a mother bird had built her nest. Even in the midst of turmoil, there is a pathway to peace, which is the sub-title of the book I am currently reading by Neale Donald Walsch, "When Everything Changes Change Everything".
So I wish you 'real peace' amidst whatever heights you scale, and a smooth transition into 2013. Please don't hang out at the station, waiting for the 'right' train, but think new thoughts and have the courage to walk down new streets. YOU are an artist creating the canvas of your life, and what is more important than anything else is when you look at your canvas, you will smile and know that you created a very special YOU. Please do contact me if I can support you with personal mentoring.
This is Dorothy, wishing you rich blessings during this special Season, and always. Namasté.
Rev. Dorothy Blandford, Ph.D
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