Beliefs

Power, Potency, Control, and Our Lives

    There are five powers in Buddhist tradition, each controlling a negative while they are positive in and of themselves. Power in Southern culture is something that everyone has but chooses carefully when to wield; the idea is to humble others by being humble yourself, and neglecting…

Flower Power

“Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, When it is in your power to do it.” – Proverbs 3:27 Power… I really do hate the word, and all the negatives it brings to mind. Being a child of the 60’s will do that to…

Row: Imbued With Power!

You met Rowena Nichols in a previous issue of Garden Spices, where she gave us insight on her Lucky Stroke.  We are proud to introduce her new column, Row.  She is an ageless being with momentous perspective.  She is a gift to this magazine and to the universe….

Complete Powerlessness

One of my friends, Islee Williams said something about her son’s battle with seizures that inspired me to share the power of powerlessness when you place your weight in the hands of a powerful God. “Lord let me have the seizures instead.” The Lord said, “He has his…

Our Internal Power

So many people think that power is either physical strength and/or financial capability.  Those are absolute external forms of power.  However, I want to talk about internal power. We live in a world of cause and effect.  If we try to force creation through external power (in other words…

Power vs. Force

No, this isn’t a review of the book by the same name.  We often equate power with force, but what is true power?  To me, and this is my personal experience and understanding, power has a variety of aspects.  These include control, confidence and capability within one’s own…

Sing, Shout, Jump, Clap!

Joy!  The word itself evokes a feeling of euphoria, of wonder, of happiness!  It makes us want to sing, shout and jump for Joy! In elementary school, we would gather each morning for chapel.  It was actually a short song service, a message from our principal and then…

Unjoy: Have You Seen My Humor?

Sometimes we humans lapse into periods of emotional darkness that some call the “dark night of the soul” or what I now call a birthing process known as unjoy times. Thankfully, this doesn’t happen too often for a busy Sagittarian like me, but for now it seems, astrologically…

A Journey into Newness

Joy shows up in different ways at different times. At this moment, as I am writing and for the next two weeks, my daughter and son-in-law are experiencing delight, pleasure, bliss, glee, exuberance, happiness, as they are practicing their dream of living full-time in a 5th wheel recreational…

I’ve Got to Have Joy!

My story of the Power of a Positive Outlook… Have you ever woken up with a smile on your face? Not just any old smile, but one that seems to attach itself to your soul and make you smile from within? Look at it from this perspective; have…