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Marie T. Russell's Daily Inspiration
The focus for today is: Through service, I come to know the Beauty of Spirit and the joy of life.
To live in true harmony means to live in a state of social consciousness, aware of the highest good of all, not just our own good. This includes our "two-legged" brothers and sisters as well as all animals, plants, and the Planet herself.
The Lakota Sweat Lodge card entitled Social Consciousness has very clear guidance on this topic:
"It is time to shift your attention from your own concerns to what you can do for humanity. Spend time praying for others. Send healing energy into the world. What gifts or traits do you have to offer? What role is appropriate for you to play, given your personal interests and individual circumstances? Find an activity that will give you the opportunity to experience joy while doing something useful. Work at becoming tolerant and understanding, of yourself and others. Allow yourself to forgive, through love and compassion. Create joy by giving without expectation. Rewards will be gained by those who serve."
Today's Daily Inspiration is excerpted from the InnerSelf.com article:
Living in Harmony with Reverence for All
Written by Marie T. Russell
This is Marie T. Russell, publisher of InnerSelf, wishing you a day of finding joy through service and social consciousness (today and every day)
Join me again tomorrow for the Daily Inspiration and focus of the day.
Today, through service, we come to know the Beauty of Spirit and the joy of life.
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This week's Daily Inspirations are inspired from:
CARD DECK & BOOK: The Lakota Sweat Lodge Cards
The Lakota Sweat Lodge Cards: Spiritual Teachings of the Sioux
by Chief Archie Fire Lame Deer and Helene Sarkis.
This book and beautifully illustrated deck draw on the ancient Lakota ritual of healing and purification known as the sacred Inipi, or sweat lodge ceremony, which has existed in the Lakota culture for thousands of years.
The cards and accompanying book comprise a self-contained and highly original system that will help you harness creative energies to deal with issues that are of concern in your life. Used for self-discovery rather than divination, the cards gently guide you toward inner growth and self-knowledge in the time-honored tradition of the Lakota people.
Publisher: Destiny Books, an imprint of Inner Traditions Intl.
For more info and/or to order this card deck with guidebook, click here.