"The Luck of the Irish"
This week, Friday, March 17, St. Patrick's Day will brighten the day with green as we celebrate Irish customs and traditions. There will be parades, special foods, music, dancing, drinking and a whole lot of green to bring to life, the spirited, fun-loving and lively energy of the Irish! Why even Indianapolis has a portion of the canal brought to life in the infamous green color in observance of the Irish heritage. More specifically, this day is in honor and respect of the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. If you are of Irish descent, or have simply be fascinated with the culture, you know their story is like many small countries, often riddled with larger countries attempting to dominate and claim the country as part of their territory. I am confident if you read some of the history of Ireland, you will certainly understand why the phrase, "The Luck of the Irish," was given to the people of this small, beautiful, rich green country. Their resilient, hardworking, love of family and country is a beautiful example of the strength such beliefs and determination can bring to whatever tasks are put in front of you. It certainly offers inspiration for all of us!
Let's make this a bit more personal. What decisions, situations, problems, conflicts, unrest are in front of you? What challenges, misunderstandings, disrespectful, perhaps even addictions, are you confronting? What seeming "blocks" are in your way? Perhaps doing a little research on the Irish people, or, better yet, find an elder who has Irish descent and speak to them of what they know of their ancestors. The same can be said for nearly every culture in the world. Find out your heritage and dig into the history of your ancestors. Doing this will help you learn more about yourself, and heck, who doesn't need to better understand their family of origin? Stepping outside our immediate family, we will gain many insights behind their particular behaviors that may be annoying to us. This is how we will accelerate the healing of our world. We have to get outside our immediate situation to understand more clearly what old habits and ways may be hindering our healing. With that said, what you may discover is how absolutely courageous, brave, bold and fun-loving your family was "back in the day!" You may have the evidence you need to explain why you have such a happy heart despite your circumstances. For you see, not everything in the past is bleak, old-fashioned or outdated, rather it may be something that can offer lightness, hope, and a happy heart to everything you may face in the world. It may be that even if you are from Asia, Africa, South America, and the list goes on, you may still be able to claim you have, "The Luck of the Irish" in your soul!
Thursday, March 16, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. the Deepening into Wisdom circle will gather. We will continue our exploration of ways to "Claim our Gifts," as we take a closer look at ways to accept, discern and share our Gifts. If this is your first time to attend this circle, be assured you will quickly and easily understand the theme of this year's Wisdom Circle. That said, your gifts are greatly welcomed and valued by the others in the circle. Because this is a "come when you can" circle, without a doubt the topic will be applicable for your life. Bring an open heart, a blanket for your lap, and a willingness to ask questions and share as you feel led. If you have further questions, contact Vicky at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Have a wonderfully blessed week! Vicky
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Vicky Kelm Williams
I find people absolutely fascinating!