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Karen Lee





September 27, 2009





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Creating the Temple of the Beloved True Self

I am learning to grow in love and compassion for myself and others. I am here for extra support in lifestyle change so I may have better quality of life and be able to help others.
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How are we to survive? Solemnity is not the answer, any more than witless and irresponsible frivolity is. I think our best chance lies in humor, which in this case means a wry acceptance of our predicament. We dont have to like it but we can at least recognize its ...
I am learning to grow in love and compassion for myself and others. I am here for extra support in lifestyle change so I may have better quality of life and be able to help others.
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How are we to survive? Solemnity is not the answer, any more than witless and irresponsible frivolity is. I think our best chance lies in humor, which in this case means a wry acceptance of our predicament. We dont have to like it but we can at least recognize its ridiculous aspects, one of which is ourselves.

Ogden Nash

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The Gentle Art of Blessing
Pierre Pradervand

On awakening, bless this day, for it is already full of unseen good which your blessings will call forth; for to bless is to acknowledge the unlimited good that is embedded in the very texture of the universe and awaiting each and all.

On passing people in the street, on the bus, in places of work and play, bless them. The peace of your blessing will accompany them on their way and the aura of its gentle fragrance will be a light to their path.

On meeting and talking to people, bless them in their health, their work, their joy, their relationships to God, themselves, and others. Bless them in their abundance, their finances...bless them in every conceivable way, for such blessings not only sow seeds of healing but one day will spring forth as flowers of joy in the waste places of your own life.

As you walk, bless the city in which you live, its government and teachers, its nurses and street sweepers, its children and bankers, its priests and prostitutes. The minute anyone expresses the least aggression or unkindness to you, respond with a blessing: bless them
totally, sincerely, joyfully, for such blessings are a shield which protects them from the ignorance of their misdeed, and deflects the arrow that was aimed at you.

To bless means to wish, unconditionally, total, unrestricted good for others and events from the deepest wellspring in the innermost chamber of your heart: it means to hallow, to hold in reverence, to behold with utter awe that which is always a gift from the Creator. He who is hallowed by your blessing is set aside, consecrated, holy, whole. To bless is to invoke divine care upon, to think or speak gratefully for, to confer happiness upon - although we ourselves are never the bestower, but simply the joyful witnesses of Life's abundance.

To bless all without discrimination of any sort is the ultimate form of giving, because those you bless will never know from whence came the sudden ray of sun that burst through the clouds of their skies, and you will rarely be a witness to the sunlight in their lives.

When something goes completely askew in your day, some unexpected event knocks down your plans and you too also, burst into blessing: for life is teaching you a lesson, and the very event you believe to be unwanted, you yourself called forth, so as to learn the lesson you might balk against were you not to bless it. Trials are blessings in disguise, and hosts of angels follow in their path.

To bless is to acknowledge the omnipresent, universal beauty hidden to material eyes; it is to activate that law of attraction which, from the furthest reaches of the universe, will bring into your life exactly what you need to experience and enjoy.

When you pass a prison, mentally bless its inmates in their innocence and freedom, their gentleness, pure essence and unconditional forgiveness; for one can only be prisoner of one's self-image, and a free man can walk unshackled in the courtyard of a jail, just as citizens of countries where freedom reigns can be prisoners when fear lurks in their thoughts.

When you pass a hospital, bless its patients in their present wholeness, for even in their suffering, this wholeness awaits in them to be discovered. When your eyes behold a man in tears, or seemingly broken by life, bless him in his vitality and joy: for the material senses present but the inverted image of the ultimate splendor and perfection which only the inner eye beholds.

It is impossible to bless and to judge at the same time. So hold constantly as a deep, hallowed, intoned thought that desire to bless, for truly then shall you become a peacemaker, and one day you shall, everywhere, behold the very face of God.

And, of course, please remember to bless the utterly beautiful person you are!
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How could anyone ever tell you
you are anything less than beautiful,
How can anyone ever tell you,
you are less than whole,
How can anyone fail to notice
your loving is a miracle,
how deeply you are connected to my soul.

children's song

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Celtic Blessings

Blessed Be.
ancient - celtic blessing

Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the infinite peace to you.
adapted from - ancient gaelic runes

May the blessing of light be on you - light without and light within. May the blessed sunlight shine on you like a great peat fire, so that stranger and friend may come and warm himself at it. And may light shine out of the two eyes of you, like a candle set in the window of a house, bidding the wanderer come in out of the storm. And may the blessing of the rain be on you, may it beat upon your Spirit and wash it fair and clean, and leave there a shining pool where the blue of Heaven shines, and sometimes a star. And may the blessing of the earth be on you, soft under your feet as you pass along the roads, soft under you as you lie out on it, tired at the end of day; and may it rest easy over you when, at last, you lie out under it. May it rest so lightly over you that your soul may be out from under it quickly; up and off and on its way to God. And now may the Lord bless you, and bless you kindly. Amen.
Scottish Blessing


If there is righteousness in the heart,
there will be beauty in the character.
If there is beauty in the character,
there will be harmony in the home.
If there is harmony in the home,
there will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation,
there will be peace in the world.
So let it be
Scottish Blessing

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Look To This Day

For it is life,
The very life of life.
In its brief course lie all
The realities and verities of existence,
The bliss of growth,
The splendor of action,
The glory of power . . .

For yesterday is but a dream,
And tomorrow is only a vision.
But today, well lived,
Makes every yesterday a dream of
happiness
And every tomorrow a vision of
hope.
Look well, therefore, to this day.

Sanskrit Proverb

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Weight Loss Prayer through Karen Lee

Dear God I ask your help as I strive to honor you while losing weight. May each step of my body and each thought of my mind and each word of my mouth be only love in action as an instrument of thy will. I ask for patience along the way, guidance along the path and most of all your divine love to shower over me and others as we meet to carry out your plan. I know that whatever I can imagine you will show me this or something better. May I never forget where all comes from and returns to. It is with your grace and ease my happy life is possible. May the food that energizes me be a blessing to my body. May I be a blessing to you. Amen

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Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
where there is injury, pardon;
where there is doubt, faith;
where there is despair, hope;
where there is darkness, light;
and where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
Amen.

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Don't Be Afraid to Fail

You've failed
many times,
although you may not
remember.
You fell down
the first time
you tried to walk.
You almost drowned
the first time
you tried to
swim, didn't you?
Did you hit the
ball the first time
you swung a bat?
Heavy hitters,
the ones who hit the
most home runs,
also strike
out a lot.
R.H. Macy
failed seven
times before his
store in New York
caught on.
English novelist
John Creasy got
753 rejection slips
before he published
564 books.
Babe Ruth struck out
1,330 times,
but he also hit
714 home runs.
Don't worry about
failure.
Worry about the
chances you miss
when you don't
even try.

by United Technologies Corporation
published in the Wall Street Journal

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Song Parody-You Can't Hurry Loss!

You Can�t Hurry Loss (to the tune of You Can�t Hurry Love)

I need loss, loss
To ease my mind
I need to find, find a thin me to call mine
But mama said

You cant hurry loss
No, you just have to wait
She said loss don�t come easy
Its a game of give and take

You cant hurry loss
No, you just have to wait
You got to trust, give it time
No matter how long it takes

But how many heartaches
Must I stand before I can be thin
To let me live again
Right now the only thing
That keeps me hangin� on
When I feel my strength, yeah
Its almost gone
I remember mama said:

You cant hurry loss
No, you just have to wait
She said loss don�t come easy
Its a game of give and take

How long must I wait
How much more can I take
Before obesity will cause my heart
Heart to break?

No I cant bear to live my life overweight
I grow impatient for a loss to call my own
But when I feel that I, I can�t go on
These precious words keeps me hangin� on
I remember mama said:

You cant hurry loss
No, you just have to wait
She said loss don�t come easy
Its a game of give and take

You cant hurry loss.
No, you just have to wait
She said trust, give it time
No matter how long it takes

No, love, love, don�t come easy
But I keep on waiting
Anticipating for that soft voice
To talk to me at night
For some tender arms
To hold me tight
I keep waiting
I keep on waiting
But it ain't easy
It ain't easy
But mama said:

You cant hurry love
No, you just have to wait
She said to trust, give it time
No matter how long it takes

You cant hurry love
No, you just have to wait
She said love don�t come easy
Its a game of give and take

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Karen Lee Poetry

The Mystery

Cells vibrate at Ascension speed,
Chakras spin like tops,
Universe orbits infinitely,
Sacred music never stops.

What seems without is deep within
Reflected like a mirror.
What is projected outside
Is like our breath, but nearer.

Seeming differences
Can confuse us
�til Truth teaches
how Life uses us.

We are that!
Source of life itself.
Same as every species,
nothing withheld.

Life force draws us
deeper into mystery.
Peace drops us down
liberating our history.

Transparent NO THINGS
dancing in the light.
All the same God
laughing in delight.

Quilting

In a quilt of quietude
golden threads of souls merge,
in a tapestry of silence
all therein submerge,

in a needlepoint of Awareness
emerges the path of inquiry,
patiently joining all together
in a patchwork of Leela's mystery. .

Props

Props shore up
the mind's plays at entertaining,
yet nothing it can conceive
hints at what's permanently remaining.

It's not until the fortress implodes
we see what we were after;
every elusive demon met
digests us in bubbly laughter.

The Ocean Within

The sea is misty,
The waves roll in,
Ocean pulses to the beat
Of the Mystery within.

How deep is the ocean?
How quiet is its core?
Can i be still enough
To be with what is more?

Can i forget myself
And drown with no hope?
Go further than imagination,
Further than i can cope?

Explore beyond all limits,
Wherever Essence leads,
Lose all control
And still be able to breathe?


Rejoice in This Moment

Rejoice in this moment, it is all you have.
The point of power in a life of mystery.

Focused like a laser beam
In your personal history.

This small increment of time
Razor sharp like a dime

Spent on a momentary passing fancy
or going deep and trancy

Either way makes no mind
Judgement will never find

Home.

Queen of the Jungle

The jaguar is master of all she surveys,
Tho� surveyors burn all that the rain
forest purveys.
Her obsidian eyes no longer gaze,
Rather they melt into reverie of
better days.

A time when otters and tapirs
would play,
When Incas and Aztecs made
their way,
When time stood still . . . on a holiday.
Vivid memories, forever branded on DNA.

Now Sheena, Queen of the Jungle,
hides away
From the searing blaze of her dismay,
Wanting so much to continue her stay,
Former regal huntress reduced
to prey.


The Grab Bag of Life

The grab bag of life has many pockets.
Highways and byways and might have beens,
Small Rosebud hands reaching . . . for what?
An intimate surprise calling my name.

I have grabbed and been grabbed by life.
I have been stippled and stickled, scarred and tickled.
I have been disappointed and reappointed with destiny.
Coincidence has grabbed me by the throat, crushing the truth out of me.

Somewhere between the intention and grabbing the brass ring
I ended up with a handful of blessed lint.

Destiny

I am on the road to my own death.
The bolts of broken promises jolt me on
my way
It may look like I-70 just outside of Denver,
But I know it's just my mind at play.

This highway paved with good intentions
Surely descends, spiraling into Hell,
Scalding clouds into cauldrons of doubt
Confirming this rare life was not done well.

So little time and so far to go,
Round the next bend of will,
A lightning round of possibilities inspire
Scorching thoughts of future thrills.

When this jagged journey is over
And life force leaves this one
I will hitchhike on the lightning
And claim my place in the Sun.


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My goal is to weigh 150 by July 4, 2010 and to and to maintain between 135-150 pounds thereafter.

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Email: soulstar_46@yahoodotcom
I live in Florence, OR
Born in Denver, CO
Raised in Los Angeles, CA
Lived in San Diego, CA
Misenheimer, NC
Charlotte, NC
Port Arthur, TX
Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Glendale, AZ
I have 2 children
1 grandson
BA Anthropology
I lost on Jeopardy! 1974
I published a newsletter dedicated to the healing power of humor.
I was interviewed on CNN
I spoke as part of the Baylor College of Medicine, "Compassion and the Art of Medicine" series
I am a certified hypnotherapist and Reiki Master Practitioner.
I am writing a book about slimming and plan to offer sessions to support others on their journey.

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I write poetry
I visited 22 NASCAR raceshops
I brake for guitar players
My life is dedicated to spiritual development and public service


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