Thursday, March 26, 2009

St. Theresa's Prayer


May today there be peace within.
May you trust God that you are
exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite
possibilities that are born of faith.

May you use those gifts that you have received,
and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be confident knowing you are a child of God.

Let this presence settle into your bones,
and allow your soul the freedom to
sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.

Of Note: I don't always pass around email "chain letters" I receive. Bet you don't either. But once in awhile, a good one comes my way that must be sent on. This prayer was in one of those emails yesterday. It asked that the email be sent to 9 others, including the sender. Pretty simple really. Although I'm not a believer in getting the gold at the end of the rainbow in "four days" as promised, these emails and resultant connections with others seem to be a good way to electronically pass around the energy of love. It could be a new way to give riches and become enriched during the curious economic times through which we are living.

Today's Weather Report: The 60 degree days last week were just teasing us into believing that spring was actually here. Though technically spring has sprung, someone forgot to tell the great weather-maker who thinks it's fall with snow showers intermixed with rain currently falling. Points west in the Dakotas are seeing much worse than this, though; so, forget the complaining. I AM grateful for Marie's beautiful head-shots of spring flowers. They renew my faith that spring with warmth and colorful blooms are somewhere around the corner.

Watch For Change Snippet: I've been wondering what the financial crisis might bring in the way of something new. Regulations, more money printed, stimulus spending, etc. are all ideas re-worked from past scholars, none of whom ever witnessed the derivatives mess that has threatened to take the whole system down. So, it was with great interest that I read the Chinese idea to create a new global currency, or actually expend the use of one currently available. In 1969 a new currency called Special Drawing Rights or SDRs was created and has been used on a limited basis by the International Monetary Fund. In a report this week, China suggested that this synthetic currency be expanded for global use though it realizes the implementation would take decades because of enormous technical and political hurdles. But new is new. The idea is now out there and will most likely not go away. The recommendation was unsurprisingly dissed in most financial circles, which have learned how to manipulate the current monetary system so well. But the IMF said the proposal should be taken seriously: "It reflects officials' concerns about improving the stability of the financial system. It's interesting because of China's unique position, and because the governor [of the Central Bank] put it in such a measured and considered way."

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