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Here you will find articles on spiritual themes common to all religions and cultures. For the month of November (2017) Niki has accepted the #bahaiblogging challenge (one post per day). The posts are repeated on FaceBook. Visit Niki on FaceBook (www.facebook.com/nicola.g.daniels/) to comment and interact with the Blog.

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dreams, no problem

Posted on November 17, 2017 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (1)

Day 17 #bahaiblogging


This talk of healthy eyes, visions of the future and the like (see Day 16) brought to the forefront of my mind a related topic: dreams. How is it related? Well, when we close our eyes and go to sleep, we can see things in our dreams. Sometimes it seems our minds somehow come up with answers to problems in our sleep. It seems to me that kind of vision is 'healthy,' do you agree? I know I am not a...

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Twin Sisters: the eye of Unity and the eye of Justice

Posted on November 17, 2017 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Day 16 #bahaiblogging 

Part One (morning)


I get one Bible quote a day from a lady right here in South Carolina. She has a daughter with my name. :D A week ago - on Wednesday/Justice - she texted this quote, from Matthew 6:22


"The light of the body is the eye, if therefore thy eye be...

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the Gift of Justice

Posted on November 17, 2017 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Day 15 #bahaiblogging


One of Baha'u'llah's Hidden Words is a favorite of a friend of mine. Ever since she told me so, I've been pondering what it means. Here's the actual text...


"The best beloved of all things in My sight is Justice; turn not away therefrom if thou desirest Me, and neglect it not that I may confide in thee. By its aid thou shalt see with thine own eyes and not...

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this perfect life

Posted on November 14, 2017 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Day 14 #bahaiblogging


Today I finished a book on time travel - All Our Wrong Todays by Elan Mastai. The moral of the story is "there's no such thing as the life you're supposed to have." The hero of the novel, Tom Barron, learns this after traveling in time to live in three different 'worlds.'


At one extreme is a sleek and futuristic, but tamely decadent world, where energy is cheap an...

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Determined to Care

Posted on November 14, 2017 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (1)

Day 13 #bahaiblogging


Following on my thoughts about patience, I thought I would share once more a video blog I made in December 2014 on the virtues of determination and caring/compassion.


This piece contains the true story of Lua Getsinger, one of the pioneers of the Baha'i Faith in the USA. You can find out more about Lua Getsinger on bahaikipedia.org. S...

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amaaaaazing grace, parable of lost sheep

Posted on November 14, 2017 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Day 12 #bahaiblogging


Because I've blogged about sheep and several friends liked that, let's talk about one of the parables about sheep. In Matthew 18 (12-14) Jesus tells this parable:


"What do you think? If someone owns a hundred sheep and one of them goes astray, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go look for the one t...

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the big three / a writing prompt

Posted on November 12, 2017 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Day 11 of #bahaiblogging


Last night I dreamed a writing prompt! First time ever doing that. A friend of mine, Mbala, was in the dream.


The prompt is to write a poem that includes three elements: mountain, bell, and blue.


The image of a mountain needs to be included in the poem (not necessarily the word, although it can be included).


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prayer (and action)

Posted on November 12, 2017 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Day 10 of #bahaiblogging


Prayer is a most important concept in religion, and something that has been written and written and written about. I felt I had to say something about prayer in this blog.


Prayer flows naturally from my previous post about 'Abdu'l-Baha. Portals to Freedom - the book that led me to not just believe in Baha'u'llah but to fall in love with the Cause of God...

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patience and the wolf

Posted on November 10, 2017 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Day 9 of #bahaiblogging


Patience is not
waiting for the night patrol
while the wolf takes off with your sheep


Patience is not
praying all night
that the sheep you let stray
will come back


Patience is not
faith in the wolf's promise
of the sheep's return


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effort or luxury? which do you choose?

Posted on November 9, 2017 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Day 8 of #bahaiblogging


I'm reading a science fiction novel titled "All Our Wrong Todays". In this novel and many similar ones I have read and enjoyed, the future is envisioned as one relatively free from the physical effort and struggles of human existence. The author imagines a number of gadgets - made possible due to an invention which produces energy very cheaply, in unlimited supply ...

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