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Marti Beddoe is founder of Designs for Peace, a SoulCollage Facilitator,  creator of the Walking the Beauty Way Retreat, helping women learn to fully discover and express life’s beauty, meaning, and joy, in Chicago, Illinois and Naperville, Illinois.

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Marti Beddoe is founder of Designs for Peace, SoulCollage® Facilitator, Circle Way Practitioner, Meditation Teacher.  She leads retreats and workshops to teach practices for sustaining lives of Meaning, Joy, and Beauty.

CONTEMPLATING THE BEAUTY OF CONTEMPLATING BEAUTY

Marti Beddoe

Dear Friends,

Today’s essay is inspired by my ongoing struggle to keep balanced, to not be overcome by the relentless daily spewing of darkness, ugliness, disunity, and cruelty that pollutes my environment. I share with you a precious gift that strengthens my spirit in these times. I hope you discover its value for yourself. Love, Marti

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CONTEMPLATING THE BEAUTY OF FREEDOM

Marti Beddoe

Dear Friends,

In the United States of America, July Fourth is meant to celebrate the day when Congress approved the final text that became known as The Declaration of Independence.

This month’s essay will not explore Freedom as a political concept. Rather the essay explores Freedom from a spiritual perspective and offers some practices that may deepen your own experience of Freedom. Thank you for reading, sharing and commenting on these essays! Love, Marti

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CONTEMPLATING THE BEAUTY OF CURIOSITY

Marti Beddoe

Dear Friends, 

In the June 2019 essay, this Homebody shares some reflections after getting out of my Home Sweet Home comfort zone and becoming a visitor to the State of Mind called France.  My Kriya Yoga lineage emphasizes the importance of continually broadening one’s Horizon of Awareness (HoA). Travel is an excellent way to reinforce the practice!  I share some of my experiences and a few things I learned about myself while enjoying the pleasure of being a Stranger in a Strange Land.  I hope you find this essay useful as you practice broadening your HoA!

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CONTEMPLATING THE BEAUTY OF SYMBOLS

Marti Beddoe

Dear Friends,

Spring officially arrived on March 20, 2019 in the Northern Hemisphere! Though she’s not yet fully revealing herself, in the garden there are crocus and daffodils waking up from their long sleep. Some snow birds are singing their greetings as they return from warmer places. Today, April 5, 2019, heralds the start of the zodiac’s year with the New Moon in Aries. It’s an excellent time to set and nurture your soul’s intentions regarding your body/mind/spirit in the next year. Watch the symbols of new life emerging all around you. Contemplate how their messages may illuminate the questions you are holding in your heart these days. Most of all, find Joy in each precious day you are given.

As always, thank you for sharing these essays. I welcome your comments below or sent to me at marti@martibeddoe.com.

Love, Marti

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CONTEMPLATING THE BEAUTY OF REST

Marti Beddoe

Dear Friends,

Let us reflect on what self-care is needed during the harsh winter of North America and the equally harsh summer in the Southern Hemisphere. Let us remember that “this too shall pass.” Thank you for reading, sharing and commenting on these essays.

Love, Marti

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