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In His own words By Rev. Darcelle Runciman & Jack Tweedy
(Photo credits: Jack Tweedy)
There are times in one’s life when we get “a calling” to do something for others, to give back in a way that has meaning. One man Jack Tweedy, who we call our local Hero, did just that and “Became the Change” he wanted to see in the world.
So in February of 2013, Jack Tweedy visited RN Kenya and as a welder. His skills were used to help better the community and an Orphanage called Robin’s Nest.
Robin’s nest was created in 2004 to establish a home for HIV/Aids affected children and has become an orphanage for those in need. Jack created shoe racks, organized a hall for teaching welding, helped repair pumps,and spoke to young girls about the importance of education. He was known to help young boys in the community and even assisted in purchasing a dairy cow for the community. We trust that this story will inspire you to move towards your dreams, give to others, and become the authentic person you want to be.
The following is some of Jack’s story in his own words as he wrote to his friends and church…
“The typical bunk bed at the Robin’s Nest Orphanage had locking pins for the top bunks that were broken and falling off, and the ladders were also needing repair badly. For my first project I had to go to town and I bought a heavier locking pin for the safety gate, as others were not strong enough. I had no hydro and this project met with some challenges but turned out well and much safer for the children. To God be the glory, thank you for all the donations to help with these repairs. ”
“A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove… But the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.” [Read more…]
Rongali Bihu Festival: My Experience in Assam, India By Shannon Skinner
Photo Credits: Shannon Skinner
For travelers with busy schedules and limited time, one of the quickest and most efficient ways to experience the essence of a country’s culture – from food to fashion – is to attend a cultural festival. This April, I traveled to Assam, India to do just that.
India has captured my imagination since reading the classic, City of Joy, in a university sociology class. That fascination led to a zest for spicy Indian dishes and a passion for the eye-popping colours of India, and thirst to know more about this magical place. Finally, my dance card was up.
My journey took me to Guwahati, Assam to attend a 3-day cultural festival called Rongali Bihu, which is a special celebration of the Assamese New Year and coming of spring. It is a time when people focus on hopes of peace and prosperity. [Read more…]
Souls Journey By Rev. Janice Chrysler
Do you wonder where you are going in your life?
Or do you ask yourself what is my purpose here right now? It is not uncommon to have these questions pop into our minds from time to time. Sometimes these thoughts are only there for a brief moment like a soft summer’s breeze passing through. Then there are those times when our search for our purpose seems to weigh heavy on our consciousness almost consuming our every thought and breathe. Perhaps this is our Higher Self seeking and prompting us to explore our present situation and begin discovering our Soul’s Journey.
What if where we are is exactly where we are meant to be at this moment in time? What if we didn’t need to know or understand every step of the way in order to fulfill our destiny? Could it be that all that is expected of us is to take one step at a time and in this way we discover who we are and what we are meant to do? Too often we can get caught up in the how, why or why not of the situation and lose sight of our purpose. We forget that our reality is created within us and what we see around us is unique to our soul’s growth. By accepting that we are doing the best we can at this moment in time and making the most of each day we will soon find our way. [Read more…]
“The soul loves to meditate, for in contact with the Spirit lies its greatest joy. If, then, you experience mental resistance during meditation, remember that reluctance to meditate comes from the ego; it doesn’t belong to the soul.” – Paramhansa Yogananda
Dark Prana Meets Meditation
By Rev. Janice Chrysler
Regardless of how long you have meditated or if you are a beginner, there will be times when you just cannot seem to reach the place your soul wants to go. You may even begin to wonder if this meditation practice is all that worthwhile, whether you will ever “master the art” of going into the void and even why you want to in the first place? These thoughts, excuses and expectations along with judgment are all coming from our ego and not our Higher Self or our soul.
Our Higher Self knows it can communicate on a spiritual level and longs for that daily connection for growth, rejuvenation and reminder of its purpose here on earth. It relies on this fuelling from Source just as a light requires electricity to shine; all the parts needed to operate are there but until the cord is plugged into the outlet, the current cannot flow and the light cannot shine. We are like that light. If we do not plug into Source through meditation, the current which is Prana or life force is not able to work through us. Instead we work from ego or what is known as the Dark Prana. [Read more…]