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Story of Hope Love Destiny

If you like inspirational memoirs about the power of hope, or just want to read a candid expose of my previously misaligned life, FINE…LY: My Story of Hope, Love, and Destiny is the book for you!! It’s a page turner!!

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This memoir written by a woman author tells a compelling, impactful true life story about hope and love, and how she found her destiny. An excellent book for women!



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Inspiring Authors Message

Author, Randi G. Fine 

Living Life to the Fullest

Inspirational Author’s Message

The most difficult people in our lives end up being our greatest teachers.   The hurdles they place before us and the challenges they present to us are only lessons that we must learn for our greater good.   Think of the oyster…without the irritating grain of sand there would be no pearl. ~ Randi G. Fine

We all experience times of joy and times of suffering as we move through our lives. Life is a breeze during the happy times; we get to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. But we must ask ourselves how good joy would feel if we had no adversity to contrast it? The phrase, “nobody said life was easy,” was coined with good reason. The truth is, life is hard work…but the beauty of life is that it has many facets.  We are constantly challenged to learn and grow.  And as we rise to those challenges we become stronger, wiser and better human beings. The universe holds all the answers we will ever need. It’s all there for the taking if we watch, listen, and trust our intuition. I invite you to follow me on my journey as I explore the many paths to happiness, and the many avenues that will lead us to living life to the fullest. I wish you serenity and joy in your life. ~ Randi


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Inner Peace

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Peace – An Inner Choice

Daily OM article written by Madisyn Taylor

Peace starts within us- we cannot bring to the world what we do not have to offer.

Often we look at the outside world and find it in a state of seeming chaos or disorder. We feel compelled to transform the situation from one of turmoil into one of peace, yet we are often disappointed in our best attempts to do so. One reason for this is that we cannot bring to the world what we do not have to offer. Peace starts in our own minds and hearts, not outside of ourselves, and until its roots are firmly entrenched in our own selves, we cannot manifest it externally. Once we have found it within, we can share it with our family, our community, and the whole wide world. Some of us may already be doing just that, but for most of us, the first step is looking within and honestly evaluating the state of our own relationship to peacefulness.

Interestingly, people who manifest peace internally are not different from us; they have chattering thoughts and troubled emotions like we all do. The difference is that they do not lend their energy to them, so those thoughts and feelings can simply rise and fall like the waves of the ocean without disturbing the deeper waters of peacefulness within. We all have this ability to choose how we distribute our energy, and practice enables us to grow increasingly more serene as we choose the vibration of peace over the vibration of conflict. We begin to see our thoughts and feelings as tiny objects on the surface of our being that pose no threat to the deep interior stillness that is the source of peacefulness.

When we find that we are able to locate ourselves more and more in the deeper waters and less on the tumultuous surface of our being, we have discovered a lasting relationship with peace that will enable us to inspire peace beyond ourselves. Until then, we help the world most by practicing the art of choosing peace within.

Daily OM http://www.dailyom.com

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Hope Is Picture Quote

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Inspirational Hope Quote

Hope is the promise that anything is possible. ~Randi G. Fine~

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Childs Letter To God

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A Child’s Letter To God

This story touched my heart deeply so I am sharing it with you. There are many angels walking this earth, spreading their love, who go unrecognized. This is a beautiful story about one of them.

Our 14-year-old dog Abbey died last month. The day after she passed away my 4-year-old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought that we could, so she dictated these words:

Dear God,

Will you please take care of my dog? Abbey died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much.  I’m happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick. I hope you will play with her. She likes to swim and play with balls. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her you will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.

Love,

Meredith

We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey & Meredith, addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return address on it. Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven. That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office.

A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet. I told her that I thought He had.

Yesterday there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch addressed, “To Meredith” in an unfamiliar hand. Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called, When a Pet Dies. Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey & Meredith and this note:

(We received the following letter from the post office. We don’t know who replied, but there is a beautiful soul working in the dead letter department who understands love.)

Dear Meredith,

Abbey arrived safely in heaven. Having the picture was a big help and I recognized her right away. Abbey isn’t sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog. Since we don’t need our bodies in heaven, I don’t have any pockets to keep your picture in so I’m sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by.

Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you.

I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much. By the way, I’m easy to find. I am wherever there is love.

Love,

God

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Violet Flame Meditation

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Violet-Flame Meditation

The Power of Transmutation

Daily OM article written by Madisyn Taylor

Adding a violet flame meditation once in a while to your daily practice is a lovely way to feel a fresh sense of peace.

The violet flame is a powerful tool anyone can use in meditation. It helps release negative karma, raise your consciousness awareness, the frequency of your vibration, and accelerate your spiritual growth. Energy can’t be erased but it can be changed, transmuting negative into positive, darkness into light. This allows you to make the choices you feel negatively about become positive, while also changing your emotional experience. Physically, the violet flame releases emotions and energy pent up within that make you vulnerable to illness and disease.

The violet flame in meditation uses a combination of affirming thoughts and visualization. Once centered, begin by surrounding yourself with white-and-blue protective energy. You may even want to call on archangel Michael for his protection while you go into this powerful spiritual state. Then repeat thoughts such as “I am cleansed and purified by the violet flame.” Picture a huge bonfire before you, its immensity making you feel small beside it, and marvel as the colors flicker between purple, violet, and bright pink. Sense its warmth while noticing that it will not burn you. Step into the flame, letting it surround you entirely while also filling the spaces in your body, your thoughts, even the cells and molecules within you. Once there, focus on the positive things you’d like to create in your life or your hopes for others. Visualize the violet flame in the midst of the scenes as they unfold in your mind. You may want to ask that the power of the flame be multiplied to as! sist those in need.

When you have finished your meditation, be sure to close with gratitude. The violet flame is a powerful tool that should be used consciously and with intent. Forgetting to close with thanks keeps you connected and may lead to the unintentional misuse of this energy. It is always a good idea when finished with any spiritual practice to give thanks as this creates closure. Saints and adepts throughout the ages have known how to use the violet flame, but it is available for all to use to raise our awareness and, eventually, that of all mankind.

Daily OM http://www.dailyom.com

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What Is An Empath And Are You One

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Empaths

Written by Randi G. Fine

Excerpted from the March 26, 2014 show on A Fine Time For Healing,

What Is An Empath and Are You One

Have you ever wondered why people who are strangers or people you hardly know open up to you and share their most trusted thoughts? Do you have an instant connection with animals? Are you unable to watch violence, cruelty, or tragedy on television or in the movies because your soul just can’t bear it? Do you have an instant knowing about the character of the people you meet upon first meeting them? Are you highly spiritual and find the physical world and everything in it heavy? Are you often tired and have physical ailments that cannot be medically explained? If you answered, “yes” to any of these questions you may be an “empath.”

Empaths are people who areempaths5 highly sensitive to the energy and the emotions of the people, animals, and sometimes even the spiritual imprints that exist around them. Some are even sensitive to the energy of plants. This extreme sensitivity applies to the familiar as well as the unfamiliar; people we are intimately close with and total strangers. We experience the world around us and feel what other people are feeling through our extraordinarily heighted senses and keen intuitions. We often internalize the feelings of others without being aware we are doing it and interpret those feelings as being our own.

Just as with every other healthy minded individual, empaths have the ability to empathize with whom they are interacting. We are able to relate to how others feel and understand what they are experiencing. What sets empaths apart is our higher-than-average level of empathy, the ease at which we can connect to the feelings of others, and the range within which we can do it. And where others experience feelings of empathy that are cued by interacting with others, empaths don’t always. We don’t have to rely on the physical senses of sight, hearing, or touch, or clues from our interactions with others, to pick up on the emotions and energies around us. We can feel and internalize emotions from people near and far.

Crowded places such as shopping malls, supermarkets, stadiums or movie theaters can overwhelm the senses of the empath. They may fill him with uncomfortable emotions, emotions that feel as if they are his own, picked up from the all the energies around him. Environments with depressive, low energy, such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospitals can cause feelings of depression, physical maladies, and fatigue in the empath. Thrift stores, consignment shops, and antique stores, places that carry the residual energy of previous owners can be very draining for empaths as can used cars or pre-owned houses. I love antiques but I have had to stop frequenting those types of shops because they zap my already low energy, energy that may be constantly being depleted by the many pieces I already have in my home. I’m not willing to part with them so we’ll just have to find a way to live together.

Empaths are avid seekers of solutions,empaths6 answers, and knowledge. We are deep thinkers and studiers. Believers that there is a solution for every problem, and uncomfortable and frustrated until we find it, empaths will tirelessly search until they are satisfied. Those who are spiritually connected will ask God or the universe for guidance and answers. Our gift allows us to tap into the spiritual realm and tune into its energies. We frequently experience synchronicities, phenomena that occur in everyone’s life, but because we are more connected than most people to the supernatural world we more easily recognize these coincidences as signposts of guidance.

Empaths have great interest in metaphysics. Likely having experienced paranormal experiences of our own, whether it be near death experiences, out of body experiences, psychic ability, or a connection with those who have crossed over to the other side, we easily incorporate this unseen reality into our physical experience without question. We naturally know that these things are so without requiring any rational explanation.

With a natural ability to tap into Universal energy and heal others, empaths tend to gravitate toward work in the fields of holistic therapies and energy work.  Our sensitivity allows us to feel the emotions of others, influence their bodies and minds, and create harmony within them. In order to do that, empaths must learn ways to keep the energy of others from becoming their own.  Otherwise the balance and harmony we create in others will cause unbalance and disharmony within us.

Empaths are usually non-violent and non-aggressive people who love peaceful and harmonious environments. Disharmony makes us uncomfortable. We will do everything we can to avoid it. If and when we are confronted with turbulence we will take on the role of peacemaker and will work toward a resolution as quickly as possible. I have played the role of peacemaker with family and friends since I was a little child.

We are painfully sensitive to violence, cruelty, and tragedy, whether real or dramatically acted out. Watching it on the television, in the movies, or reading about anything that involves the physical or emotional suffering of another feels nearly unbearable. The suffering of people, children, or animals becomes our own suffering. We fully identify with it and feel it.  There are many things I cannot watch on television without becoming extremely depressed, but the first one that comes to mind is Sarah McLachlan’s ASPCA commercial about animal cruelty. I quickly change the channel the second it comes on; otherwise I begin to internalize the suffering of the animals.

Empaths deeply connect toempaths3 animals of all species. We resonate with their energies, love their pureness, and highly value their unconditional love. Empaths often prefer the company of animals over the company of humans, usually having a pet or pets of our own. Many empaths become vegan or vegetarian because we can feel the vibrations of the animal that the meat came from when we eat it. We have a clear sense of the animal’s fear and suffering. We don’t understand why a beautiful animal doesn’t have the same rights as humans do and must die.

I am a vegetarian who occasionally eats fish and seafood. It is never a comfortable experience for me because I can’t help thinking about the once beautiful living and breathing animal that was killed, maybe even suffered, and is now on my plate. I don’t feel as if my right to eat it super cedes the animal’s right to live.

Because empaths feel things so deeply and tend to be nurturing, we often work as volunteers who passionately dedicate their time to helping animals, children, others in need, or the environment. We are excellent listeners who are truly interested in the happiness and welfare of others.

Because of our natural ability to know things without being told, we can be a great asset to others because we tend to know where others are coming from. But this knowing ability also makes it very difficult for others to lie to us, put on a facade, or hide their emotions. We just know the feelings and intentions of other people, even if we have just met them. We are also adept at reading body language and noticing subtle inflections of speech that others might miss.

Empaths require truthfulnessempaths7 in others and in their selves. We feel terribly uncomfortable with those we perceive to be lying to us, manipulating us, or acting phony. Because of the way it makes us feel we do not accept or tolerate that type of behavior from anyone, including ourselves. And where we are generally very tolerable people, we absolutely cannot tolerate unnecessary drama, egotistical behavior, or self-centeredness; especially that of narcissists. We also cannot tolerate negativity in others, especially judgment and jealousy. Those attitudes immediately drain our energy.

We cannot lie to ourselves, nor can we pretend to enjoy things that we don’t enjoy, whether it involves social activities or our work. Our work must feel meaningful to us or it will end up making us emotionally, spiritually, and physically unwell. Many empaths work in creative fields such as art, dance, writing, or music; expressive fields that feeds their souls and is vital to their well-beings.

We also cannot pretend to be happy when we’re not, and unhappiness can take us over at any moment. Because of the bombardment of overwhelming energies, negative and positive, empaths are highly prone to mood swings. We can be easy going and happy one minute and miserable the next without any logical transition. We may be the life of the party one minute and then quiet and reclusive the next. When we are miserable we can’t hide it even if we want to. It is written across our face for everyone to see.

One thing that makes us very unhappy is restrictions. Empaths are free spirits who must have their freedom of movement and expression. We feel imprisoned by control, rules that are too rigid or that we don’t believe in, and routines. Many of our life experiences have been daring or adventurous—we have a great need to experience the true pulse of life, whether good or bad. And having had these various life experiences we have knowledge on a wide range of topics. This often makes us appear wise to others, though we are usually quiet about our achievements unless asked. We are more comfortable pointing out the achievements and attributes of others.

Empaths exude a deep level of warmth and compassion that draws others to them. Strangers sense that about us on a subconscious level and find themselves telling us private things about their lives. Before they realize what they have done they have poured out their heart to us. Animals bond to us very quickly for the same reasons.

Our deepest mutual connections are with those who those who are like us, those who get us, and those we can be expressive, open, and frank with. We can form lasting friendships with those who are not like us but it will always feel as if an element of the relationship missing.

Empaths have difficulty staying focused on things that don’t stimulate their minds. We are daydreamers who get bored or distracted easily. When we are not stimulated our minds will go off to other places, sometimes even detach from the physical reality.

We live our lives in duality.empaths4 Empaths physically exist in the dense, dark world filled with negativity and lower energy called Earth, but they mentally exist in the light, pure, high energy, optimistic world of spirit. It is hard for us to stay grounded because we understand the freedom of the alternative world, but we must stay grounded because that is the way we all complete our Earthly missions.

This article only represents a portion of the show. To listen to this thirty minute show in its entirety, please go to http://www.blogtalkradio.com/randi-fine/2014/03/26/what-is-an-empath-and-are-you-one



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The Law of Karma

God does not punish us.

God does not sit around keeping score and doling out karma.

We are the sole creators of our life experience. ~Randi G Fine

From Randi G Fine’s book, Awaken from Life: Lessons for Discovering Your Personal Truths

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Narcissist Abuse Picture Quote

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The narcissist satisfies his never ending hunger for attention at the expense of anyone naïve enough, dependent enough, or willing enough to feed him. The narcissist is an addict who will stoop to any level to get his fix. Since the narcissist lacks the ability to empathize, he does not have to experience the implications of what he does to others. The narcissist may know that you are hurting but he doesn’t have the capacity to feel your pain. ~Randi G. Fine~



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Miracles Do Happen

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Miracles Happen Everyday

Written by Randi G. Fine

Excerpt from the August 22, 2012 show on A Fine Time for Healing, Miracles Happen!

Albert Einstein once said, “There are only two positions you can take. Either you believe that nothing in life is a miracle or you believe that everything in life is a miracle.”

Personally I don’t believe that it is an all or nothing occurrence, but I do believe that we each experience many more miracles in our day to day lives than we may notice or recognize. Some are subtle and private, others overtly evident. There is always a supernatural influence. But you do not have to believe in the supernatural to experience a miracle. Whether believer or not, miracles happen to everyone. Those who are spiritually in touch may just recognize them more.

Life itself is miraculous; it is all based on point of view. If you view life from a spiritual, supernatural perspective, then you are likely to reason that events that inspire your awe are supernaturally founded and therefore miracles. So miracles may be subjective and the classification of them varies.miracles1

The word miracle comes from the Latin word “miriculum,” which means “something wonderful.” A true miracle, one that is not subjective, is an event that cannot be normally explained through the laws of nature; something that is wonderful and unexpected, awe-filled and remarkable, marvelous and incredible. A true miracle is the occurrence of impossibility.

Some use the word miracle to describe a rare or unlikely occurrence where supernatural or divine intervention may not be involved–one that is explainable by some method, for instance, the birth of a baby is incredible and miraculous, but it can be scientifically explained. There may also be reasons, though unlikely, for someone surviving a terrible car accident, healing from a seemingly hopeless illness, or living through a natural disaster. Sometimes people in these types of situations are saved through divine intervention; sometimes there are mechanical reasons.

In modern day the word miracle has been broadened to include events that are beneficial and unlikely, though not supernatural or divine in nature. For instance someone may say, “It’s a miracle that I arrived here on time, since I left late and there was so much traffic” or “It’s a miracle that I am still sane after all I’ve been through.”

I would venture to say that most of our curiosity lies with miracles that cannot be explained away; ones that are supernaturally based, works of God, or divine intervention, and those that defy the laws of the universe as we know them and surpass all known human abilities.

Belief in miracles exists in all cultures and nearly all religions, but even among the devout and observant, perspective plays a role.

Supernaturally occurring miracles are seen by the faithful as evidence that an almighty God or other unseen divinity do in fact exist. Some believe that God intervenes and shows us miracles, those that only he can perform, to strengthen our faith and trust in him; to show the omnipotence and the power he holds over life and death. They believe that God creates miracles as a way to show his salvation, compassion, and mercy for us.miracles2

Most religions speak of miraculous occurrences, some dramatic some subtle, in their texts. Those who are faithful to their religion accept these events as fact. Many cultures have handed down stories of miracles and integrated them into their belief systems. Judeo/Christians believe that miracles come from a God who purposefully performs them. An example is the birth of Jesus through Immaculate Conception and his resurrection after death. These accounts are widely accepted as miracles from God. The Catholic Church recognizes miracles as works of God, either through prayer or through specific saints. They have stringent requirements, overseen by the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, in validating them. Among other criteria, before accepting someone as a saint, or canonizing them, they must have performed two miracles.

Faith healings and the casting out of demons are occurrences of miracles often seen in Pentecostal churches. The Pentecostal faith is deeply rooted in the supernatural. A friend once took me to her church so I could experience a Pentecostal service. It was the most bizarre experience I have ever had. At various points during the service, people went into trances and began speaking in what they call “tongues.”  To be able to do this they must have first received the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Pentecostals also consider miraculous healings as the baptism of the Holy Spirit.

The relationship that Native Americans have with God is experienced as a relationship with all of creation. God is known through the awareness they have of both the earthly and spiritual realms. They make no distinction between the living and the dead, past or present, tangible and intangible. The birth of a white buffalo is seen as a miracle and the greatest of all prophetic signs. They also believe in miracle healings. A miracle healing is comprised of six elements: a relationship with one’s healer, acceptance and surrender of one’s condition, the focusing only on the present, the nurturing of one’s community, the transcendence of blame, a humble request for help from the supernatural world, and a profound change or rebirth of one’s life.

Eastern religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism believe that miracles come from the purification of the mind; that stringent ethical and meditational training is what endows the person with miraculous powers. Reportedly, Buddha was able to multiply himself, fly through the air, hear things over a long distance, read other people’s minds, and remember former lives.

The Old Testament, representing the ancient Hebrews and those practicing Judaism today, cite many examples of God’s intervention; the burning bush, the parting of the Red Sea, manna from heaven, and the ascension of Elijah to heaven. Many of the events described in the bible can be called miracles, but there is no word in the bible that means miracle. The word “nes,” which when translated actually means sign, is how they are described.miracles3

The Jewish faith considers nature just as awesome as a miracle. And miracles are considered just as “natural” as nature. It is the frequency of natural occurrences that makes them appear less miraculous. Likewise the infrequency of miracles makes them seem more miraculous. As the Talmud says, the skeptic will explain the parting of the sea as a result of nature and the believer will explain the growth of wheat as a miracle. Both are the fulfillment of God’s will at any given moment.

The explanation that miracles are not so much occurrences as they are observations rings true for me because I believe that everything one experiences in life is based on perception. But I also believe in God and have seen the amazing ways he works in my life. I truly believe that he does work miracles in everyone’s life–more than most people will recognize or acknowledge.

There will always be scientists and skeptics who say miracles don’t happen, as well as atheists who say God does not exist. They call on the laws of nature rather than divine intervention to explain away these awe-filled occurrences. That is because the human mind has the ability to explain away whatever it wants to.

There is a chapter in my book, Awaken from Life, entitled, “Synchronicities: Meaningful Coincidences.” We often find that the timing of chance meetings, messages, people, and things that are placed directly in our path relate to current issues in our lives, or information that we are presently in need of.

Synchronicities occur much more often in our lives than the average person may notice. One reason is that they may be symbolic in nature. But intuition plays a vital part in whether or not we recognize them as such. I believe that if we are intuitive, synchronicities will be seen as miracles—as God or the spiritual world intervening in our lives, showing us the most straightforward and easiest path to our ultimate destination.

I have personally had many notable synchronicities in my life. I wrote about several of them in my memoir, Fine…ly, because the synchronicities actually drove the story to its conclusion. If you would like to know more you should read the book. Today I will share one of them with you. It totally blew my mind when it happened in the 80’s.

A main character in the story of Fine…ly was my now long-deceased ex-husband Keith. Everything about our relationship from the way we met to the way our relationship ended involved overtly unmistakable synchronicities.

Before I met Keith I had never heard his name and he hadn’t heard mine. We did not know anything about each other. We lived near each other and I casually knew many of his friends, but neither of us had any recollection of our paths ever crossing. Still we met, fell in love, and I moved into his house.

Keith’s house looked like a typical bachelor pad—it was cluttered and unorganized and there was no closet space for my things. The house was a Cape Cod style; the main floor was the living and bedroom area and the upstairs had two dormers and a bathroom that he never used. He rarely went upstairs. There was also a walk in closet up there that probably had not been used since he divorced his first wife.miracles4

One day out of frustration I set my sites on cleaning out the disastrous mess in that closet and claiming it as my own. The closet floor was a chaotic sea of papers, trash, and things no one wanted; things that must have been thrown in there just to get them out of sight.

With a large plastic garbage bag by my side, I plopped myself down in the middle of the mess and began going through everything. As I was sorting through all the papers, I came upon a Polaroid picture that was turned upside down. Curiously I picked it up, flipped it over, and was dumbfounded. It was a picture of me from six years prior, wearing a prom dress. It was mind-blowing to realize that Keith had a picture of me buried under rubble in the upstairs closet of his house, unknowingly, for six years. And then we met.

When I thought about it, I remembered that he and his ex-wife had been at the same prom I attended and for some reason she had taken a picture of me. Still, I did not remember seeing Keith there. But the picture confirmed that I was supposed to be exactly where I was at that very moment. So there you go. Explainable yet miraculous!

Miracles sometimes occur and transform our lives when we least expect them—an unexpected phone call, a letter in the mail, a knock on the door, a chance meeting with someone. Miracles occurring through prayer and prayer chains are largely reported, especially where health issues or natural disasters are concerned. And you probably know someone, as I do, whose life was saved after going to the doctor for one ailment and having another critical ailment discovered.

I experienced an incredible miracle in the spring of 2010. My miracle came thirty years after the fact. In my wildest dreams I never thought it would happen. I don’t want to give away the story of my miracle because it is how I end my memoir, Fine…ly. If you want to know more you will just have to read the book!

I find that the more spiritually connected I am, the more miracles I experience in my day to day life. Most of them are not earth-shattering, though they do make me sit up and take notice. Miracles are happening to you all the time, too. I am not referring to the indisputable miracles performed by saints. What I am talking about are things like the phone call out of the blue from someone who tells you exactly what you need to hear, or something you thought you lost forever turning up in the oddest place. I am talking about finding money you did not know you had or having someone give you money out of the blue when you need it the most. Many of us experience these things and fail to take notice of the miracle that has occurred.

To listen to this show in its entirety, please visit http://www.blogtalkradio.com/randi-fine/2012/08/22/miracles-happen


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Self Love and Acceptance Affirmation

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I Love and Accept Myself Affirmation

Affirmative Prayer for Loving and Accepting Yourself

I know that God is the one and only source of my being. Spirit Itself created me. Life Itself lives through me. Love Itself sustains me. I am important and connected part of this spiritual universe.

If God loves me enough to create me and to give me life, then I can love and respect myself no less. Therefore, I no longer believe in unworthiness, limitation, and shame. I no longer believe that I am undeserving of the best life has to offer. I deserve and accept all the good things in life – for myself and everyone else in my world.

I  ACCEPT my own beauty, and I see it reflected in the world around me.

                I  ACCEPT my own power, and I use it wisely.

I  ACCEPT my own worth, and I live abundantly.

                I ACCEPT my own love, and I share it freely.

I  ACCEPT my own potential, and I live it fully.

My past, my false beliefs, and my feeling of unworthiness no longer limit me. I accept full responsibility for my life, my thoughts, my feelings and my actions. I may not always like what I do or how I feel, but I choose always to love myself in the meantime. Never again will I judge myself as undeserving.

Growing and evolving feels good. Accepting responsibility feels good. Giving myself permission to become the person I was meant to be feels good. And I deserve to feel good about myself and my life.

And so it is.

This passage was found on the website, Unity of Farmington Hills.



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The Power of Negative Thinking Picture Quote

Alice Popkorn

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The Power of Negative Thinking Quote

Our thoughts are very powerful. When we focus on what we lack, we create blockages and limitations.  We become imprisoned by the vibration of our negative energy.  As a result, we attract what we think, which in this case is negativity, while repelling the very things we desire.  ~Randi G. Fine~



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