Here are your fresh Love & Inspirations for the week ahead:

 

1) Quote

  • “Look within. Approach everything with devotion and gratitude. Stay at heart”. – H.W.L Poonja

 

2) Reading & Practice on Mindfulness

 

“Breathing in, I know that I am breathing in.”

Mindfulness of breath is a simple practice that can transform our lives.

In this article, the great meditation master Thich Nhat Hanh teaches five mindfulness exercises to help you live with happiness and joy.

 

 

 

3) Serenity Prayer

  • The Serenity Prayer offers us simple, humble, timeless truths.  I first came across the serenity prayer in Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse Five” back in high school, yet it’s most widely canonised within the 12 step / Alcoholics Anonymous program. It reminds us that acceptance is an active pursuit, that courage is required in order to make changes to ourselves, our habits, our lives, and that ultimately these possibilities are in our own hands

 

God, grant me the serenity

to accept the things I cannot change

Courage to change the things I can,

And wisdom to know the difference.

– Reinhold Niebuhr

 

4) Mother Peace Round Tarot

Created in the 1970s, the iconic, significant and rich Mother Peace Tarot is a deck of tarot cards inspired by the Goddess Movement and second-wave feminism.  This deck has just invited itself in to my world in a myriad of ways.   I’m beginning and loving to explore it’s depths and symbolism.  You can try picking form the deck here.  If you do purchase this deck, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND that you also get this book “Motherpeace: A Way to the Goddess Through Myth, Art, and Tarot” to more fully understand and appreciate.

 

“For over a decade, Motherpeace has been an inspiration and oracle for women all over the world. Motherpeace recovers the positive, nurturing peace-oriented values of pre-patriarchal times, and brilliantly combines art, history, mythology, folklore, philosophy, and comparative religion with an informed spiritual and feminist perspective.

Vicki Noble challenges us to celebrate our ancient peaceful heritage and to reclaim our right as a people to a life without war. The book is a vision of hope and transformation, made even more powerful by the vibrant pictorial images of the seventy-eight Motherpeace tarot cards.

Motherpeace shows how traditional myths and symbols can provide ideas and images for understanding the meaning and power of the Goddess for women and men today

 

 

 

5) Song on Repeat

Walking endlessly through the streets of San Francisco, training my intuition to respond to the “full body yes” that has space to arise in these moments of flow, led me to the gift of discovering this incredible musician, vocalist and producer.  I instantly fell in love with the ephemeral beauty of her creations.  This is my favourite song so far. .  Hope you like it!. 

 

 

So much LOVE & Blessings to you,

XOXO

Francie Love

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