Nurturing Thursday – Who’s Voice?

Who’s Voice Are You Hearing?

Gods Voice vs Satan

REALLY?

Ask yourself …
Is it truth?
Is it worth it?


What are you going to do about it?

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What is Nurturing Thursday, you ask?

In this amazingly competitive society of ours, how many of us truly feel good about ourselves? How often do we extend to ourselves … the same courtesies, considerations, nurturing, forgiveness and understanding we would a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger?

Our culture tells us we need to be special and above average to feel good about ourselves. Yet, it is not possible for all of us to be above average at the same time. Don’t we usually know of someone richer, more attractive, “more together” or successful than we are? Even if we discount the material aspects and consider the more spiritual facet, don’t we know of those who seem more at peace, more aware or living in the moment. Even when we do manage to feel a strong sense of self-esteem or self-confidence, we are not able to consistently hold on to it. For most, our sense of self-worth bounces around like a ping-pong ball, rising and falling strongly tied with our latest success or failure.

In an effort to eliminate labeling ourselves as “good” or “bad”, and clearly accept ourselves with an open heart … to treat ourselves with the same kindness, caring, and compassion we would show to a good friend … I would like to incorporate more self-compassion and self-kindess in my life.

To “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy” … I am dubbing Thursdays as Nurturing Thursday … a spin-off of the suspended Occupy Blogosphere started by Amy of SoulDipper.

If any of my readers are interested in joining the nurturing, I applaud and welcome you to do so … the more the merrier!!

For previous Occupy Blogosphere posts: Blogospheres

For previous Nurturing Thursday posts: Nurturing Thursday

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About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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12 Responses to Nurturing Thursday – Who’s Voice?

  1. Pingback: The Voice of Love: Nurturing Thursday – Help from Heaven

  2. I love this prayer in Sanskrit “Asattoma sat gamaya, tamassoma jyotir gamaya, mrityoma amritam gamaya”. It means…”From untruths towards the Truth, from darkness to light, from mortality to immortality. ” God, Satan, Hell and heaven …whatever we call them ..I guess there is a positive energy that urges us towards harmony and there is that something which obstructs it. Even though they may both be part of the life -force, Nature does seem to be leaning towards harmony.

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    • becca givens says:

      Nadira — what a delight to see you. Thank you for sharing the Sanskrit prayer with me.

      I believe depending on culture, (perhaps) how we’ve been raised and the subsequent paths we’ve journeyed in life to reach our Truths … the names may be different in sound or name, but the energy of positive/negative, truths/untruths, harmony/disharmony is the same. One lifts us up to our highest good, and one undermines our growth.

      Please stop again. 😀

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  3. These are geat lists to ponder. The mere word Satan sends shivers of fear all over me. My list is on the left side of validation. I have great faith on that side.
    I was able to make your Thursday post. Hope you enjoy.
    Blessings …
    Isadora
    http://insidethemindofisadora.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/nurture-yourself-create-more-love/

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  4. siggiofmaine says:

    This is a grrreat post….awesome, indeed. I never thought about this focused “pro-con” list…thank you for the idea.
    Blessings,
    Siggi

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  5. wightrabbit says:

    Interesting food for thought, Becca ~ although I’m not into the concepts of God and Satan as duelling entities either. For me it’s about knowing instinctively what is ‘right’ by listening to my own internal moral compass. I know, from experience, that if I were to go against my beliefs, however easy that route may seem, I would suffer and live to regret it. And that’s not nurturing myself, which is my priority these days. When I do that, I find I have an infinite resource to nurture others. 🙂
    My contribution to today’s Nurturing Thursday can be found here: http://wightrabbit.wordpress.com/2013/02/28

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    • becca givens says:

      Jacqueline — I appreciate your thoughtful feedback. Wonderful examples and gems of truth within your response. The image is one I grabbed off of one of my news feeds. That being said … I believe these concepts can cross over to any spiritual beliefs …

      Although, I do believe in Divine Truth and the total absence of it; Divine Love and the absence of it, Divine Light and Ultimate Darkness, Ultimate Good over Evil … the ultimate nurturing of one’s spirit or the destruction of it …That which lifts one up to their highest potential, and that which takes pleasure in seeing one stay in the cycle of misery.

      I corrected the link, and appreciate your linking it to today’s Nurturing Thursday. Have a blessed remainder of the week.

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  6. writersforacause says:

    I love your nurturing days, Becca.
    I’m not a big God/Satan kind of gal, but I interpret the concept into my own sense of spirituality and come out with basically the same things. I’m a natural born worrier (seriously wired that way–hereditary anxiety) so it sometimes takes me longer to sort things out. I get confused easily, too–muddle minded. Sometimes NOT thinking about it is the way to let truth in. And it’s far less stressful. Thanks for the reminder. 🙂

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    • becca givens says:

      I appreciate your visit and kind feedback. The concept certainly can fit nearly anyone’s view of spirituality … the words may not be exactly the same, but the idea is there …. Ultimate Truth and the opposite, Divine Love and the opposite, Ultimate Light and Ultimate Darkness … anything that goes against our truth, our ultimate purpose and path for being in the world … anything that seeks to destroy versus lift one up to the highest potential. Deep down beyond the layers of experiences, memories, obstacles in life — is the ultimate truth. That is what … I believe … not enough people truly see. They let others shape their lives … they live with such self criticism as truth rather than evolving into beacons of light.

      Have a blessed remainder of the week.

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  7. Decerning the Truth often can start that internal battle. But when we truly understand that Voice we know Right from wrong. And that’s always the voice we should listen to. The voice of reason. The Voice which embraces Love. The voice that cares and the voice which shares.

    Have a wonderful Thursday Becca xx hugs Sue Xx

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    • becca givens says:

      I prefer to stand in the full light of the Divine with Divine Truth and Love. I wonder too often how anything but that still clear Voice cannot be heard by me, and others 100% of the time … It’s a journey. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and for a visit. xoxo

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