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Upbeat Spiritual Living: 4 Tips to Beat Holiday Stress!

November 26, 2017

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In the USA, “The Holidays” now means the entire season from before Halloween to after Christmas and New Year’s Day.  This season sweeps through Yule, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, HumanLight, and Ramadan, with Boxing Day on December 26th. This year, The Holidays seemed to start before Halloween: I saw my first red- and green-labeled carton of eggnog around October 25.  Then Hanukkah began on Thanksgiving Eve!   We are now in the peak frenzy of The Holidays, with Christmas only 29 days away.

In this country’s popular culture, The Holidays are supposed to be a happy, bustling time when people love to buy gifts, decorate seasonally, have large gatherings, play and sing seasonal music, go to church, and eat and drink copious quantities of rich and sweet foods.  Yet many feel mildly stressed, bluesy, or even totally stressed during this time!  If you are one of those who get stressed, these tips are for you.

First, simplify.  It’s important to realize The Holiday Season now reaches over almost a 3-month period, so you need a strategy other than trying to ignore it.  So write down everything you usually expect from yourself, such as:

o Buy seasonal candy

o Put it in seasonal candy dishes in home and office

o Buy cards and mail

o Buy gifts for 10 relatives and wrap, take or ship

o Attend 4 parties with special appetizers you made

o Attend 2 holiday concerts or dance performances

o Attend 2 on-holiday family dinners

o Take the kids for a carriage ride around Kierland or Central Park

o Take holiday photos

o Post all those activities on FaceBook

oHelp feed the homeless at St. Vincent de Paul or Salvation Army on Christmas Day

o Buy larger pants in New Year’s sales.

Whew!  Did you feel energized, or did you feel tired and worn after reading this list?  Now that you have written it all down, try cutting those expectations and events by half.  Now order the gifts and have them shipped.  Use a card service to get the cards out, or email your good wishes, or skip the cards altogether this year.  Take the photos with your phone or your kid’s phone, and post them and your holiday wishes on Facebook.  Play only music YOU have chosen, rather than letting the TV run, with the constant messages of “Buy! Buy!  Buy!”

Second, take timeouts.  Even if you cut in half your expectations of yourself, there is a lot of busy activity around you, wherever you go.  It’s a very stimulating time of year, and now it’s a quarter of the year.  It’s like the anti-vacation!  So you need microvacations to see you through.

o Take quiet moments in a still area of your home.

o Exhale and drop your shoulders, imagining quiet energy moving from your head down to your toes; picture your cells holding onto that quiet.

o If you enjoy praying or sitting in contemplation, take time for those regularly, giving them your full attention.

o If you like to read fiction, take two hours at a time to get totally involved in a good novel.

o Practice totally letting go of the hustle and bustle around you.  Nurture your Peace Within.

Third, give your body extra support.   Drink extra water between holiday beverages.  Eat salads, fresh fruit, and lean protein.  These will strengthen you between sweet and rich holiday meals.  Add ginger to your chicken soup to counter the effects of sugar.  If you can nap, take naps.  Different lengths of naps work for different people, but research has shown that naps as short as 20 minutes can totally refresh you.  Create time to walk, hike, or work out, to flush the toxins and clear your mind.

Fourth, enjoy what nurtures you.  Are your spiritual values getting towed under during The Holidays?  Whatever there is about The Holidays that fills you, uplifts you, or restores you, keep those pieces.  If spending a day with Grandma makes you feel great, be sure to spend a day with Grandma.  If Skyping with your niece or grandchild leaves you joyful all day, make time to be fully present for that.  If the Messiah Sing-Along thrills you, go!  If walking alone in the labyrinth, or attending Midnight Mass, or journaling, or practicing your guitar, leaves you feeling calm and happy, make those priorities.

Take these tips to heart, and you will beat stress during The Holidays.  Remember, it’s your life, and you are always at choice.  Will you choose to take care of yourself during this season?  You are a precious child of God, and you deserve to enjoy the true gifts of this season.  And that’s Upbeat Spiritual Livingsm!

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Upcoming:  

  • January 2018: A series of articles on Upbeat Living, from our holistic practice.

Note:

  • Kebba’s newest book, Inspirations for Peace Within: Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire has just gone on Amazon!  Be among the first to capture a copy of this full-color book that will bring you peace and uplift you all your days!

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  • Kebba Buckley Button is an ordained minister whose passion is helping people find their Peace Within. She is also a stress management expert with a natural healing practice.. She is the author of the award-winning book, Discover The Secret Energized You, available on Amazon, plus Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine, available through her office.  Her newest book is Inspirations for Peace Within: Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire.  It is available on Amazon in full-color glossy format.  For the full-color PDF versions, contact the office.
  • For an appointment or to ask Kebba to speak for your group: calendar@kebba.com .
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Upbeat Spiritual Living: Thankfulness and Thanksgiving

November 19, 2017

© 2017 Kebba Buckley Button.  World Rights Reserved.  A version of this article appeared in November 2016.

This Thursday will be Thanksgiving Day, and my heart is filled with waves of thankfulness. Generous hearts have woven massive good on this Planet, and from time to time, we can see that goodness coming to clear fruition.  In the US, on Thanksgiving Day, we think of how little our forefathers arrived with, and how grateful we are for our blessings.  Whatever you don’t have or do have in this life, I hope you will celebrate the Good this week.  Sometimes the Good seems so ordinary that we may not notice it.

This weekend, my husband and many other Phoenix Shriners (http://www.shrinersinternational.org/ ) traveled north to Winslow, Arizona, in Navajo County, for that town’s annual parade and festival.  Yes, this is the Winslow that the Eagles sang about, and the corner where they stood now has a statue of a musician with a guitar.  You can have your picture taken with it.  The Shriners, whose mission is helping burned and crippled children in Shrine hospitals (www.ShrinersHospitalsForChildren.org ), at no charge, have a number of units that perform in Arizona parades about 15 times a year.  There are clown teams, a motorcycle unit, a tiny-car unit, a unit with a motorized trolley car, a unit with a massive vintage Cadillac convertible (“The Greeters”), and when the camels are in the mood, a camel unit.  Camels can be cranky.

So, many men wearing burgundy fez hats flood into Winslow annually, just before Thanksgiving.  So do many tribal members from the Navajo and Hopi Nations, doing holiday shopping while in town.  Shriners can be seen fist-bumping and palm-sliding with many of the children.  Moms bring their kids forward to touch the hands of a Shriner. A woman told the Shriners that their surgery and treatments had made it possible for her to teach, to stand in front of a blackboard and write.

Last year, a man ran up and hugged my husband!  The man raised his shirt to show a giant scar up his spine.  He said the Shriners’ hospitals had given him treatments that allowed him to walk and have a normal life.  He seemed to wear the scar with pride, and with wonder at the generosity of these kind men.  The Good Guys were in town.  The guys that transported the kids to be patients.  The guys that transported the families to be with the kids so they would heal faster.  The guys that have schools in their hospitals.  The guys who covered all the costs.  People surrounded them in a surging field of thankfulness and love.

1 Chronicles 16:34 reminds us:

Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; his love endures forever.

As we think about all that has happened in our lives this year, let’s focus on the Good and the generosity, the blessings, and all the small and large heartwarming moments we’ve had. Sometimes God’s love comes as a man wearing a funny burgundy fez hat.  As we look for the Good, we are grateful, and more and more Good will show up.  Because God’s love is endless.

And that’s Upbeat Spiritual Livingsm.  Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Next time: Removing Stress from Your Holidays

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  • Kebba Buckley Button is an ordained minister whose passion is helping people find their Peace Within. She is also a stress management expert with a natural healing practice.. She is the author of the award-winning book, Discover The Secret Energized You, available on Amazon, plus Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine, available through her office.  Her newest book is Inspirations for Peace Within: Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire.  It is available on Amazon in full-color glossy format.  For the full-color PDF versions, contact the office.
  • For an appointment or to ask Kebba to speak for your group: calendar@kebba.com .
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Upbeat Spiritual Living: Protection Meditation

October 31, 2017

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This concludes our series of articles on meditation, based on excerpts from my upcoming book, Sacred Meditation:  Embracing the Divine.   Today, we offer a type of Protection Meditation.  We hope you have tried some of the methods in this series and both shifted your stress and found the Divine is closer to you.  Meditation is powerful stress management.  It will increase your productivity and magnify your efforts in every good thing you put your mind to.  Bless you in your journey!meditation, Sacred Meditation, stress, Embracing the Divine, Upbeat Spiritual Living, Rev. Kebba Buckley Button

 

PROTECTION MEDITATION

 

This special purpose meditation should be done whenever you realize you are feeling unsafe, due to financial hazard, the loss of a loved one, neighborhood crime, or a stalker.  It is also a good meditation when you feel unsafe due to international conditions of conflict or contagion.  This would also include feeling unsafe for unclear reasons.

 

Begin with contemplation of this portion of Psalm 91 (NIV), or study the entire Psalm, when you have the time:

 

If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,” and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways

 

Follow the Special Meditations steps, and vision how safe you and your family truly are.  Remember to give thanks that all this is true.  And repeat whenever you think of these feelings.  Consider posting a sign on your mirror that says, “He will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.”

 

If you are beset by a particular enemy, such as an aggressive ex, a nasty neighbor, or an abusive boss, you may wish to begin with a contemplation of this scripture, Psalm 25: 1-3 (NIV):

1To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul;

2 in you I trust, O my God. Do not let me be put to shame, nor let my enemies triumph over me.

3 No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame, but they will be put to shame who are treacherous without excuse.

 

Now journal out what you hear and experience while contemplating and meditating on God’s protection. And, as always, give thanks for what you are visioning for.  In this case, it’s your safety.

Now journal out your feelings.  Observe any change in your relationships over the next day and week.  Email us at kebba@kebba.com with any questions you have on meditation.  And that’s Upbeat Spiritual Livingsm!

 

Upcoming:  

  • January 2018: A series of articles on Upbeat Living, from our holistic practice.meditation, Sacred Meditation, stress, Embracing the Divine, Rev. Kebba Buckley Button, Upbeat Spiritual Living

Note:

  • Kebba’s newest book, Inspirations for Peace Within: Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire has just gone on Amazon!  Be among the first to capture a copy of this full-color book that will bring you peace and uplift you all your days!

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  • Kebba Buckley Button is an ordained minister whose passion is helping people find their Peace Within. She is also a stress management expert with a natural healing practice.. She is the author of the award-winning book, Discover The Secret Energized You, available on Amazon, plus Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine, available through her office.  Her newest book is Inspirations for Peace Within: Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire.  It is available on Amazon in full-color glossy format.  For the full-color PDF versions, contact the office.
  • For an appointment or to ask Kebba to speak for your group: calendar@kebba.com .

Upbeat Spiritual Living: Peace Meditation

October 30, 2017

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This is the next-to-last piece in our series on meditation, based on excerpts from my upcoming book, Sacred Meditation:  Embracing the Divine.   Today, we offer a type of Peace Meditation.meditation, Sacred Meditation, stress, Embracing the Divine, Upbeat Spiritual Living, Rev. Kebba Buckley Button

 

SPECIAL PURPOSE MEDITATIONS

 

Special Purpose Meditations may be used to shift the energy of situations and places.  For any special purpose meditation, begin by going to your special quiet practice place.  Write down your vision for your desired results.  Include sights, sounds, tastes, smells, and sensations.  Be as vivid and complete in your vision as possible.

 

Sit comfortably and quiet your breathing.  Be aware of Luke 12:32 (KJV):

 

It is the Father’s good pleasure to give you the Kingdom.

 

Feel your heart slow and relax.  Feel your core pleasantly melting toward the floor.  Know that you are grounded in the Earth’s creative energies.

 

Extend your awareness from your heart, up through your mind, and up toward Heaven.  Feel yourself connect strongly with the Heavenly Source, and feel the Source Energy flowing down through you, comingling with the Earth energy that is rising. Now you are in your most creative space, or state of being.  Now bring your vision of a desired thing into your consciousness.  See the images, hear the sounds, taste the flavors, smell the fragrances, and feel the sensations of your desired reality.  Sit with this multisensory vision for a few minutes.

 

Know that your vision is now true.  Feel your gratitude.  Give thanks to God. Repeat this step whenever you think of the situation you want to be different.

 

PEACE MEDITATION

 

Now consider a Peace Meditation, a meditation directed at bringing peace, to yourself, to people, and to the Planet.   We live in times of much conflict in many areas.  Mass shootings and bombings shatter communities.  Nations disagree with nations, and supranational terror groups are claiming to be nations.  Even in the US, conflicts may seem to dominate at the highest levels of government.  Many yearn for personal, local, and global peace.

 

For your peace meditation, begin with contemplation or prayerful listening, using prayers such as this short prayer for peace, from the Church of England:

Gracious God,
We pray for peace in our communities this day.
We commit to you all who work for peace and an end to tensions,
And those who work to uphold law and justice.
We pray for an end to fear,
For comfort and support to those who suffer.
For calm in our streets and cities,
That people may go about their lives in safety and peace.
In your mercy, hear our prayers,
now and always.  Amen.

Now journal out your feelings.  Observe any change in your relationships over the next day and week.  And that’s Upbeat Spiritual Livingsm!

 

Upcoming:  

  • Special Meditation for Protection

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  • Kebba’s newest book, Inspirations for Peace Within: Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire has just gone on Amazon!  Be among the first to capture a copy of this full-color book that will bring you peace and uplift you all your days!

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  • Kebba Buckley Button is an ordained minister whose passion is helping people find their Peace Within. She is also a stress management expert with a natural healing practice.. She is the author of the award-winning book, Discover The Secret Energized You, available on Amazon, plus Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine, available through her office.  Her newest book is Inspirations for Peace Within: Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire.  It is available on Amazon in full-color glossy format.  For the full-color PDF versions, contact the office.
  • For an appointment or to ask Kebba to speak for your group: calendar@kebba.com .

 

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Upbeat Spiritual Living:  Mantra Meditation Quickstart in 9 Easy Steps

October 29, 2017

© 2017 Kebba Buckley Button, MS, OM.  World Rights Reserved.  www.kebba.com

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Today, we continue a series on meditation, based on excerpts from my upcoming book, Sacred Meditation:  Embracing the Divine.  meditation, Sacred Meditation, stress, Embracing the Divine, Upbeat Spiritual Living, Rev. Kebba Buckley ButtonMantra Meditation is a powerful yet simple controlled practice of opening the mind.  It takes the meditator to a deeper brain state, increasing awareness, insight, and relaxation.  It then allows release of stress:  negative thoughts and feelings a person has been holding.  Emotional attachments and judgements will tend to soften and disperse. The beneficial medical effects of true meditation have been documented since the 1970’s.

 

Here is a quickstart in 9 steps, to try this amazing method on your own:

 

  1. Select a harmonious word, or mantra, to repeat. To start, try “Om” or “Spirit” or “Love”.  For a deep treatment of the subject of mantras, refer to the work of Herbert Benson, M.D.
  2. Sit in a quiet, undisturbed area, in a comfortable chair. Uncross your legs and place your feet on the floor.  You may want to be barefoot.
  3. Select some quiet music or turn on a humming room fan if something is needed to screen background noise. To use music or not is up to personal preference.
  4. Exhale and drop your shoulders. Find a comfortable balance in your posture.
  5. Close your eyes and repeat your selected harmonious word or mantra. Notice your shoulders releasing tension and dropping pleasantly.
  6. Set a pleasant-sounding timer and continue for 15-20 minutes. Notice how your different body/mind/heart/spirit systems are responding. You may find your eyes are pleasantly streaming tears and your entire system has a deep sense of relaxation.  Your breathing may be much more comfortable.
  7. After your selected time, gently open your eyes. If you have trouble opening your eyes, rub your hands together until they are warm, then hold them to your eyes.
  8. Gently allow your system to come back into consciousness. Take your time.
  9. Journal your observations and realizations for a few minutes. Notice any change in your spiritual perspective or sense of connection.

 

Change the mantra you try from time to time, and find out which takes you deeper or relaxes you faster.  Try meditating like this twice a day for two weeks, and notice your unpleasant emotions dissolving.  Make notes on what you experience. Consider making this a long-term part of your spiritual practice.  Remember that you attained this new level of BE-ing absolutely free, in exchange for simply choosing to try it out.  Celebrate!

And that’s Upbeat Spiritual Livingsm!

 

Upcoming:  

  • Special Meditationsmeditation, Sacred Meditation, stress, Embracing the Divine, Rev. Kebba Buckley Button, Upbeat Spiritual Living

Note:

  • Kebba’s newest book, Inspirations for Peace Within: Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire has just gone on Amazon!  Be among the first to capture a copy of this full-color book that will bring you peace and uplift you all your days!

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  • Kebba Buckley Button is an ordained minister whose passion is helping people find their Peace Within. She is also a stress management expert with a natural healing practice.. She is the author of the award-winning book, Discover The Secret Energized You, available on Amazon, plus Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine, available through her office.  Her newest book is Inspirations for Peace Within: Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire.  It is available on Amazon in full-color glossy format.  For the full-color PDF versions, contact the office.
  • For an appointment or to ask Kebba to speak for your group: calendar@kebba.com .

 

 

Upbeat Spiritual Living:  Calming With Contemplation Practice

October 28, 2017

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Today we continue our discussions of meditation with a brief introduction to contemplation practice, also known as In Lectio Divina. This segment uses excerpts from the book, Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine. Would you like to become calm?  The goal here is to offer a number of practices for the seeker to try out, finding in time what shapes of practice the individual feels most at home with.meditation, Sacred Meditation, stress, Embracing the Divine, Upbeat Spiritual Living, Rev. Kebba Buckley Button

 

In contemplation, we focus deeply on a Scripture passage and observe what realizations and feelings come to us.  We observe how this verse relates to current life matters that have been troubling us or uplifting us.  This is also called In Lectio Divina.

 

Is there a quality you want in your life right now?  Try setting your intention that you will hear back from God about this quality, in your spiritual practice, today.  Here is a sample group of passages that may touch your heart and spirit.  Review the verses below and highlight the ones that resonate for you at this moment.  If you are dealing with difficult people or conflict currently, be sure to include Gal 6:10b.  Or select other favorite verses to deeply contemplate with this method.

 

The following verses are excerpted from Paul’s Letter to the Galatians (NIV):

 

Gal 5:6b:  “The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.”

 

Gal 5:10b:  “The one who is throwing you into confusion, whoever that may be, will have to pay the penalty.”

 

Gal 5:22-23:   “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.”

 

Gal 6:9:  “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

 

Have your journal open and ready.  Now read the chosen verse/s silently to yourself, then listen for at least 5 minutes.  If you find you are not listening, read the verses again and restart your listening.  Then journal what you experience or hear.

 

Feeling generally discouraged?  Another verse you may enjoy using for the contemplation practice is Romans 8:28 (NIV):

 

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

 

Needing strength in a fearful situation? This verse from 2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT) 

may appeal to you:

 

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and a sound mind.

 

Remember to journal after you practice contemplation.  Notice the sensation of your heart and soul being filled.  Often guidance flows in while you are writing or keyboarding.  Be open.  Make notes.  Give thanks.  Feel the Peace Within.

 

And that’s Upbeat Spiritual Livingsm!

 

Upcoming:  

  • Mantra meditationmeditation, Sacred Meditation, stress, Embracing the Divine, Rev. Kebba Buckley Button, Upbeat Spiritual Living

Note:

  • Inspirations for Peace Within has just gone on Amazon!  Be among the first to capture a copy of this full-color book that will bring you peace and uplift you all your days!

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  • Kebba Buckley Button is an ordained minister whose passion is helping people find their Peace Within. She is also a stress management expert with a natural healing practice. She is the author of the award-winning book, Discover The Secret Energized You, available on Amazon, plus Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine, available through her office.  Her newest book is Inspirations for Peace Within: Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire.  It is available on Amazon in full-color glossy format.  For the full-color PDF versions, contact the office.
  • For an appointment or to ask Kebba to speak for your group: calendar@kebba.com .

Upbeat Spiritual Living:  Journaling Your Journey

October 27, 2017

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Journaling is one of the great tools of a successful and fulfilling meditation practice.  It can multiply the effects of your meditation and put your spiritual growth in the Divine jetstream.  There are 5 secrets to journaling:

 

  1. Do it. Set your intention to do it, then do it. Don’t worry about rules like “journal at the same time each day” and “set aside the same amount of time to journal each day.”  Open that journal whenever you have a comment to make to it.

 

  1. Choose the format that works best for you. This may be handwritten napkin notes you save in a drawer, scribbles on loose paper, neatly dated .  Or it could be a gorgeous bound volume.  You may like a spiral-bound notebook so the front can be folded easily back.  Play around with what feels best.  Some like to journal for several minutes at a time, in the Notes app on their smartphone.  Since most people have their smartphones with them all the time, they can quickly open their journaling folder/documents and record some thoughts.  They can even take notes during a counseling session or class.  Then they can email the notes from their phone to their email cache and pull the journal paragraphs out into a word processor document. For those who are writers and keyboard-fluent, simply keyboarding into a word processor document may be most satisfying and easy to file.

 

  1. Keep different journals for different areas of interest. Yes, some people have a few journals!  One might be for your thoughts on your workplace and career, one for relationships, one for world affairs.  Or perhaps you are in a recovery program, and you want one journal simply for your observations, questions, resources, and progress.

 

  1. Keep your journal in a private place. This will allow you to feel safe about writing whatever is on your heart and writing as many details as you feel you want to.  If you live in an unsafe environment, your journal may be safest hidden under the driver’s seat of your car.  Another safe format, if you journal by word processing, is to name your journal something irrelevant (i.e., “Records”), and store it in an irrelevant drive (i.e., “Accounting”)  Then, from time to time, back it up to a thumb drive and hide the thumb drive in a safe deposit box.  And be sure to use the special Protection Meditation (Sacred Meditation, Chapter 15).

 

  1. Notice how different you feel with journaling. Notice how much more clear and relaxed you are as you have been practicing journaling and trying different formats.  It is beautifully liberating to “speak” with complete candor, as you can when you share your thoughts and feelings in your journal, in perfect privacy.  Notice how the “next steps”, the things you need to work on next, the areas in which you know you want to grow, become crystal clear.  Notice your heart becoming lighter as you sit down to meditate.

 

Try weaving journaling into your spiritual practice and your secular hours.  The Divine can take you places you’ve only dreamed of.

And that’s Upbeat Spiritual Livingsm!

 

Upcoming:  

  • Contemplation practice

Note:

  • Inspirations for Peace Within has just gone on Amazon!  Be among the first to capture a copy of this full-color book that will bring you peace and uplift you all your days!

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  • Kebba Buckley Button is an ordained minister whose passion is helping people find their Peace Within. She is also a stress management expert with a natural healing practice.. She is the author of the award-winning book, Discover The Secret Energized You, available on Amazon, plus Sacred Meditation: Embracing the Divine, available through her office.  Her newest book is Inspirations for Peace Within: Quotes and Images to Uplift and Inspire.  It is available on Amazon in full-color glossy format.  For the full-color PDF versions, contact the office.
  • For an appointment or to ask Kebba to speak for your group: calendar@kebba.com .
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