Vol 6, No. 1


"I am my own valentine today. I say kind things to myself, repeating my favorite affirmations. I verbalize my love and appreciation to my friends and family."

-- from Seed Thoughts for Loving Yourself
by Suzanne Harrill, M.Ed.


This Month's Issue:

We Love Others to the Degree We Love Ourselves

By Suzanne E. Harrill


By Debbie Rainwater


By Swami Beyondananda

Becoming an Everyday Mystic

by Meredith Young-Sowers


Enlighten Up

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Greetings from the Editor:

Valentine’s Day

Who loves you and who are the people you love? One opportunity for Valentine’s Day is to take the time to express love for, not only, your significant other but all the people you care deeply about -- close friends and family. It can also be a time to connect with and honor people who you still have a spiritual bond of love with, who have died, yet still affect you at a deep level. Which of your relationships do you choose to nurture by expressing your love and appreciation today and adding a little extra on February 14th?

For one, I choose to pay tribute to my mother who died this past December and honor her in my thoughts and prayers. I felt a powerfully strong bond of love with her while she was alive. I will miss her words of affirmation, as she expressed her love for me often. Even though emotionally there is sadness as feelings and memories surface to view, analyze, digest, and assimilate, I am growing to feel the energy of spiritual love between us now. I will spend a little extra time on Valentine’s Day to meditate on the love I have for my mother, Laura Mary Shaw

Fortunate Blessings,




 We Love Others to the Degree We Love Ourselves

By Suzanne E. Harrill

February makes me think of Valentine’s Day with its theme of love. What better time to remind yourself of all it takes to build your own foundation of love so you can truly love others. If you value loving and giving to others, take time to nurture your own self-esteem, build your reserves so you can give from the overflow.

If building your own self-esteem is new, begin by taking the Self-Esteem Awareness Inventory, at the end of this article. If you are a seasoned traveler, review the inventory to enjoy your progress. Let us first define self-esteem, look at seven concepts to build self-esteem, and end with the Acorn Analogy to summarize...

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by Swami Beyondananda

At a time when human and planetary problems seem to be multiplying geometrically, the message to humanity is coming clear: Shift or get off the pot!

Fortunately, just as the caterpillar organism is deconstructing before our very eyes, the butterfly's imaginal cells are connecting to form humanity's new flying machine. Will we achieve critical mass before we reach critical massacre? To quote Willie Mays, that's what we're going to play the game to find out.

One of the great allies we have in this shift and awakening is the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS). Founded more than 30 years ago by astronaut Edgar Mitchell who had an epiphany as he watched our planet from space, IONS has evolved into the leading "new edge" organization for weaving new science and ancient wisdom, and applying integrated awareness in our world...

 (read the article)

Special Offer

February Seed Thoughts for Loving Yourself

By Suzanne E. Harrill

MONTHLY ON LINE AFFIRMATIONS.  Affirmations to support self-esteem and spiritual growth now available in monthly installments. This is an updated edition of the seed thoughts and affirmations in the book, Affirm Your Self Day by Day.

(read the whole story)


Personal Growth

Becoming an Everyday Mystic

By Meredith Young-Sowers

God considers us in a mystical way whenever we put Love at the top of our list. I certainly wouldn’t have thought of myself as an everyday mystic until I had one of those mind-shifting and heart-opening experiences that, symbolically, told me that loving was indeed enough.

It was early morning, and I was sitting in bed struggling with my purpose. Oh, I knew what the work was or seemed to be—but what was my soul’s purpose? Was I doing what God had intended? I felt uncertain.

Old fears had crept in over the previous months as I found myself losing interest in teaching workshops, and I wondered what Spirit had in mind next. Was there more? I found a personal inner truth that seemed impassable—I didn’t want to continually create materials using here today and gone tomorrow concepts, that were just sugar-coating around the real thing. I wanted to teach what had lasting meaning—that love is all there is.

(read the whole article)




by Debbie Rainwater

I thought I caught a glimpse of you
in the early hours of today-
But it turned out to be the sunrise,
with it's colorful magic looking my way.

(read the whole article)


Enlighten Up   --    Humor

A Story of Love, Compassion, Friendship & Loyalty




Thoughts for the Weekend

(read the Humor)


Read books that you enjoy...

Play with simple things....

Do whatever you want whenever you want...

Look for affection when you need it...

Get serious once in a while...

Forget about diets...

Show some affection

Get angry once in a while...

Change your look...

Be happy, above all

(read the Goodies)



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