The Journey

A reminder to all of us, to look within during any moment. Tools, other people, and knowledge outside of ourselves all have their place. However, to know that place and use it effectively, we need guidance from within ourselves.

In planning for 2014, remember what is most important. Above any relationship, accomplishment, circumstance, knowledge, acquisition or religion, if being aware of your own divinity and living spiritually is important to you, remember to put that first.

But seek first God’s Kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things will be added to you.
–Matthew 6:33 (WEB)

We can have material things without spiritual connection. But we cannot have anything lasting without a lasting spiritual connection…

The Journey – Lyrics

Instruments: Lady – tenor Flea ukulele, frog rasp

1. I’ve climbed mountains; slid back down
Seen the summit and the town
I’ve climbed mountains cold and high
But all I needed was deep inside

2. I’ve crossed deserts; been so scared
Fighting wind yet needing air
I’ve crossed deserts lonely, dry
But all I needed was deep inside

3. I’ve seen valleys; cursed the rain
Loved their beauty after pain
I’ve seen valleys; taken pride
But all I needed was deep inside.

Oh how I prayed and ran the race
But didn’t seek the quiet place
So when I did I realized
That all I needed was deep inside.
All I needed was deep inside.
All I needed was deep inside.

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“The Journey” is track 5 from

Crystal L. Howe: And so It Is, Vol. 1

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Happy New Month…….welcome to January, the Doorway!

A fitting, uplifting reminder in the dark that is Winter in our Northern hemisphere!

As we rest and rejuvenate, may we look within to the center and core of our being. This is where Truth already lies. May we rediscover and know that Truth, to manifest it more fully in the world!

We are not alone. Even in the darkness, Truth remains. When we don’t see the sun, it is still shining, just not where we can see it. May we know that the Light of Truth is still at work, even when we don’t take notice.

Blessings, always!


Doorways---Doorway Photo Credit: You hardly get a “happy new month” wish in January! Everyone is tuned to the big picture: the New Year celebrations! January is even considered an anti-climax to all the excitement and frenzy of the last two months! However, like other months, January has its significance and symbolism! For one, the month is named after Janus, the double-faced Roman god of beginnings and endings! Maybe, this has to do with the striking paradoxes of the month. On one hand, January is a period of reflection, contemplation and serene soul searching. A time to review the last year/s and plan for the future! On the other hand, January marks a new beginning which imbues it with the bounce and impetus for renewed hope, high expectations and youthful vigor, even for aching limbs and minds! Those born in January have the alluring Carnation as their birth flower!…

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