I am really determined to set up a top-notch online Christian ministry, but with my medical expenses, it is not an easy thing for me to do financially. I am asking for your help. I know times are tough, but any donation you can make would help, even just to cover the cost of a webs premium unlimited storage package for the ministry website, as well as six months of virtual assistant service to organize the site and online store.
Whatever you can donate to the ministry to help out would be greatly appreciated. If my postings past and present have been of any help, then please consider donating. You can do so via papal using: firstname.lastname@example.org
I wanted to do something to get funds together for my monthly expenses, artistic projects and philanthropy that my disability payments just wont stretch to cover, and I thought of a few things, but due to my body often crashing, what I can pre-plan etc… is not always easy. I thought about it and thought about it and decided I wanted to do, share something that would be of benefit to all.
Thus I decided to sell e-books on topics that I felt would be very helpful to others, including managing ones finances, wellness, even one on fundamentals of filmmaking. There are 13 e-books for sale, all at $5.00 each. I hope you will go to http://www.kappellomedia.com/e-books-for-sale and purchase e-books, please share it with others.
We all like to think we have it all together, that we are somehow not like “those people”, whatever that means. We think our institution, organization etc…is above being sullied, stained etc… We live in fantasy land when we think this.
As we learn more about the inflexibility of rigid faith traditions to the extreme, the aftermath of what any organization can see, due to covering their own tukkus, especially those who are supposedly standing as the shepherds of God’s flock, as companies come falling down, things bottom out, what is supposed to be love is control etc.., all this should make us realize that the Bible is accurate when it says that none do good. It’s not that we don’t want to do good, live right and all that, but fallen carnal nature takes over and we spit in the face of all this good, holy, sacred etc… and decide to live by our own rules, selfish desires.
Even in relationships whatever they may be, if we assume that we will find someone perfect and without baggage of any kind, we are fools and idiots. Whether minimal or major load, every one and every institution carries baggage, some more toxic than others. When we align with anyone or anything, it’s important to discern what baggage they have, carry, refuse to let go of, or acknowledge even. At some point, baggage has to be address, acknowledged and dealt with.
Never think that anyone is so perfect that they carry no baggage at all, but know what that is and that it’s imperative for healthy relationships, and organizations to cleanse of that baggage constructively.
Life can pass us by so quickly and we can live in a fishbowl of only our own lives, and only what is going on with us and our immediate circle. It is important to know what others are feeling, thinking, concerned about etc… and blogs are a way for us to know that. They can provide valuable insights into what is going out around us.
I wanted to take this time to thank all those who are dedicated bloggers, truthful, knowledgeable and who truly do seek to share the truth of what is in their heart, soul, spirit and the world around us. You are a gift to the world and we thank you.
As I have been dealing with some heavy duty fibromyalgia stuff, it has been hard to relax, to not worry, and sleep. I used to listen to meditation during the day as needed, but they were very general relaxation meditations. I prayed and realized I needed to focus my meditation and it would be best to listen to the meditation at night.
The past few days I started listening to a meditation I created, focused on what I needed to release over to Christ, what was burdening me that I had to let go of, and be washed of. Keep in mind I had such heavy bloating, lots of pain and felt like hell. Every night for the past few days I have been listening to the meditation I created for myself and last night I felt goosebumps as I relaxed, felt a bit floaty, so I just relaxed and kept repeating release to Christ, let him help you or other such phrases throughout the almost one hour meditation. As I did that, I could sense change, though small, but a change in me and around me. I finished the meditation and fell asleep, not sure what I would feel in the morning, or what differences I would see.
However when I woke up today, crashing from I guess the profound relaxation and cleansing, purification I had specified on every level for myself, there was a change. I did not have any abdominal swelling and pain, which I had had for a few days. I realized how powerful connecting sincerely to Christ, God incarnate as our redeemer is, how turning all our burdens over to him can help us to loose baggage, and also gain more clarity. I also realized I would be pretty good at life and spiritual coaching, but I still know I need to get the training to be fully effective. If I do so and can help others really connect to Christ, on every level, I know I can help a lot of people.
When done properly and with a solid focus, a goal/goals, meditation can be highly beneficial.
Shalom and Amen
R & R Coffe House at 76 Fulton & Gold. I am a regular Starbucks goer, but I recently on a cold and drizzly day decided to go into the cafe across the street from where I live on Gold. As soon as I walked in, I could feel the welcoming atmosphere, so I ordered an Irish Coffee Cappuccino and was hooked. Yummmmmmm. Some places, you just know when you walk in that the people and the energy is welcoming, which for a writer, a blogger, a creative person in particular matters a lot.
Everything holds energy because everything is on some level energy, vibration, including people. When you go into a place of business or a home, you want to feel that you belong, that you are welcome, that you are not being rushed out of there. This coffee house makes you feel welcome, laid back, stay a while. There’s a good flow of energy, good vibration, and today I also had their apple turnover, also yummmmm. If you are in the Fulton/Gold street vicinity of Manhattan, drop on by.
Defining ones path or paths and organizing that coherently in life is not an easy thing. I realized I had to do so. I also realized that ministry isn’t about religion necessarily, or legalism of faith. Ministry in my case is just one person sharing her thoughts, reflections, her songs so on and so forth. I don’t need a church set up to do that. I do need some kind of order to things.
It seems to me that all I need is to focus on the spiritual, the music and let that speak for itself, while still firm in my faith, in Christ and Biblical Worldview. To help bring connection to the divine, to Christ etc… I use meditation, ones I create for myself also using biblical proverbs or psalm pieces. I decided to share a few of them with you on my site, so please visit the site and check them out. http://www.kappellomedia.com/free-meditations
I wanted to first of all, say thank you to all those who follow my blogs. I guess we all have something that God puts in us that is something we can’t go without, and I guess for us it’s writing. Whether it is a blog post or a song in my case, I have to write every day. Some blogs inspire, some make us think, some are just down right nutty, but in a good way.
Blogs serve a purpose, and though at times bloggers can present opinion as fact and readers not distinguish the difference, a blogger who can clarify which is which can be a great asset to our society. To all those responsible, and wonderful bloggers out there, thank you for sharing, and enlightening.
Rock On my friends, Rock On.
My life has been a struggle with health issues, as far back as I can remember. Even as a kid I would often get bronchial infections and have always had health issues to work through, as well as the results of my often impulsive decisions, which I am only now at the age of 47 finally understanding how to discipline. It would be very easy to let it all overwhelm me and make me lose faith, go atheist, go humanist and all that crap, but then I’d be going to crap and even more darkness. That is not an option.
I choose to find even a sliver of light and then find a way to magnify that as much as possible through faith, prayer, and moving ahead with my dreams, the arts. I keep doing what I am doing and even got connected with someone who may well help me develop my career as an artist. I also have a backup plan B, which is life and spiritual coaching. I will work on full credentials for that in the next two years. I will live my life and my dreams.
I could choose to let the darkness, dark moments take over, overwhelm etc.., but I choose not to.
As I woke up, I knew something wasn’t right, I just knew it. I know my body so well now. As I moved to get up, I felt very nauseated, dizzy, not right. I had to take a deep breath and get up anyway so I could have my breakfast and take my meds.
I figured it could be my sinus, or my blood pressure, or just the fibromyalgia, but I decided to check my BP. Sure enough it was 95/69, when the norm is 120/80. My mom, who is 89 was not feeling well and there was some shopping to so as well, so out I went. It was not easy keeping a straight face and running the errands, as I wanted to barf with each step I took. When I got home, I barfed, felt so uggh.
It could have been easily frustrating to the point of tears and anger. Instead I looked a Biblical passage, meditated on that, I then listened to meditation music, focused on what good stuff was being achieved by me in my life and the gifts God had given that I was working on realizing. Did the ugggh go away instantly, no, but the frustration lessoned and I wasn’t focused on the negative, on the ugggh so much. That made a difference and I think I felt better sooner.
No matter what the frustration I may face, I just have to remember that my faith, meditation and music can help me navigate any storm.