Save Our Spirits



Dedicated to helping you get in touch with your spirit and with life again.
Dedicated to promoting wellness and a sense of being whole in all areas of our lives.
Dedicated to helping people live their lives joyfully, strongly, fully and freely.

Become whole. Become who you are in the here and now.
Become who you were created to be - a reflection of love.
   Heal your body.      Heal your mind.      Heal your soul.
 

What can we do?



        What can we do?



It seems to me that if Jesus came to Los Angeles today to talk about the inner journey, He would head for the inner city, to the homeless and the poor and He would speak directly and simply in the "language of the streets," as He spoke to the shepherds and the fishermen in their "language" 1900 years ago. Contemplation is meeting reality in its simplest and most direct form.

http://www.ecatholic2000.com/pray/prayer2.shtml


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            What is your special gift or talent that you could use to help others in some way?


     Sports?            Music?            Nursing?            Cutting hair?            Drawing?            Massage?        Cooking?


            Making people laugh?                Sewing?     

           
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dy9nwe9_xzw

 

                                                                                                                                Hillsong UNITED Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) Lyric Video


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There are many ways to reach out to others, either locally or overseas. A person can get directly involved with others or contribute money as donations. Here are some possible ideas:

http://discovercorps.com/landing/volunteer-vacations-destinations/  DiscoverCorps

Volunteer vacation opportunities abroad.

Whether you’re volunteering at a village school or learning to cook from a group of local women, these people-to-people connections provide insights into the country in a way that other tours don’t

  • Engage in meaningful service projects in Africa, Asia, and Latin America
  • Explore amazing natural wonders such as safari parks, waterfalls, and pristine beaches
  • Connect with fascinating people like artisans, musicians,and grassroots leaders
  • All-inclusive pricing covers all meals, lodging, drinks, excursions, and tips — hassle free!

Volunteering with grassroots organizations is one of the best ways to get to truly know the heart and soul of a community.

                                    

http://www.gooverseas.com/volunteer-abroad/womens-rights                             Go Overseas

In the United States and other developed countries, we have to worry about gender discrimination when it comes to things like equal pay and reproductive rights. While these are important issues to fight for on the way to gender equality, there are even more pressing issues being faced around the world. Quality of living is significantly lower for women around the world. They are discriminated against and judged based on the body with which they were born.

 

                 

Smile Train

https://secure.smiletrain.org/site/SPageNavigator/donate_now.html?s_src=SEARCHCORE&st_source=SEARCHCORE&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=smile%20train%20donation&utm_campaign=brand%20-%20smile%20train&gclid=CMal07mO_cgCFQMEaQod1oANZA

Every day, children in need of cleft surgery struggle with the basic abilities most of us take for granted ... like eating a meal ... speaking ... breathing ... or even something as simple as sharing a smile.

But it doesn't have to be this way.

Your gift to Smile Train today will help provide life-changing surgery to children with cleft lips and palates around the world.

                          

World vision – give the gift of chicks, a cow, a goat, some ducks, medicines, education and more …

 http://www.worldvision.org/m/sponsor-a-child?campaign=119351184&gclid=CPf_q-KO_cgCFQYdaQodFCoLSw

When our work began in 1950, our approach was basic. We provided food and shelter for children in orphanages through child sponsorship. But we’ve learned a lot in 64 years. Now we offer a full solution to poverty and injustice issues — and make it sustainable so it lasts. We work in the most difficult contexts in the poorest countries, because we believe in the power of transformation. Find out more about our mission and values. Our community development approach empowers children and families to break the cycle of poverty and reach their God-given potential. - See more at: http://www.worldvision.org/about-us/how-we-work#sthash.nxqapbB8.dpuf

                       

http://www.heifer.org/ending-hunger/connect/index.html?source=BSDAds_GoogleSearch_PS-SRCH-Heifer-Connect_Charity_world%20charity&msource=KIHXK15GP0010&gclid=CMyvhbWP_cgCFQOUaQodpRYFUw

Heifer.org

Welcome to Heifer Connect, a new funding initiative that brings you closer to the farmers in our projects. Within the Heifer Connect community, you’ll share a journey with farming families as they work toward lives of dignity for better futures for their families and themselves.

In the Matapwata region of Malawi, 80 percent of the population depends on agriculture; milk profits and family incomes are perilously low. Few families have access to adequate support and infrastructure. Heifer has a broad plan to address the roots of economic instability—and double milk production for 1,051 families in Malawi, but we can’t do it alone.

That’s where you connect with a family to help secure a foundation of independence and economic opportunity.

Every Gift Is Matched

              

https://www.children.org/sponsor-ir-e?lang=en-US&rs_id=2&gclid=CNDstumP_cgCFQsDaQodMeEKNw    Children.org

Your monthly sponsorship gift of $32 will change Misozi's [or another] life! Sponsorship will provide her with:

  • Medical and Dental Care
  • Educational Support
  • Family Assistance

          Emergency Food as Needed

  • Clothes, Shoes and More!

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                                                Here I am Lord with lyrics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcxOkht8w7c&list=RDMvpjxfWrjzY

 
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A person doesn't have to be Catholic to join Pope Francis and others in reaching to those less fortunate in your community.  Take a look at the info here and see if it could help get programs or outreach ministries started in your neighborhood or community:


In the life of Pope Francis, we see the journey of faith beginning with the simple act of people going out to meet each other, where they are. He calls this “encounter,” and says that because we experience God’s love there, it has the power to heal and transform. It can even break down the walls that keep us apart and transform the systems that exclude many people from the resources and relationships they need in order to thrive.

In his writing and in his pastoral visits, Pope Francis invites us to follow in the footsteps of Jesus: to include or “encounter” one another, especially those of us that society typically ignores, undervalues or “excludes”.  Most of us don’t do this very often: open ourselves up to people different from ourselves, to hear their stories and share our own.  

Our challenge to ourselves and to our community is to then take the next step: from seeing all people as part of God’s family, to acting together to bring about a world that respects everyone’s dignity.

Join us in this Year of Encounter!

Click here to get a 6-session study guide to both challenge and encourage you, your family, and friends as you seek to encounter and be transformed by your community across race, faith, gender, and economic class. While the faith reflections are written from a Catholic tradition, the values, studies, and tools for encounter we hope you will find to be applicable to many of our diverse traditions, families and communities. 

 

http://www.piconetwork.org/campaigns/year-of-encounter

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Ladies, here is an idea for those of you that might want to donate your wedding dress for a compassionate and heartfelt purpose;

http://www.cherishedgowns.org.uk/

Bride donates wedding dress to be used for burial gowns for stillborn babies.

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The parable of the Good Samaritan is a parable told by Jesus and is mentioned in only one of the gospels of the New Testament. According to the Gospel of Luke (10:29–37) a traveler (who may or may not have been a Jew[1]) is stripped of clothing, beaten, and left half dead along the road. First a priest and then a Levite come by, but both avoid the man. Finally, a Samaritan comes by. Samaritans and Jews generally despised each other, but the Samaritan helps the injured man. Jesus is described as telling the parable in response to a question regarding the identity of the "neighbour", whom Leviticus 19:18 says should be loved.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_Good_Samaritan

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Peter R. Breggin, MD: How to Help Deeply Disturbed Persons—Fourth in the" Simple Truth"

There are very, very good solutions to helping disturbed people, but they run counter to the drug companies, to the government programs, to organized medicine. We need the public to be demanding these things. [like Soteria House].

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and they have a saying that schizophrenia exists between the members of the family and they [open diaglogues and caring, family-oriented programs] are so effective that they rarely use psychiatric drugs …. They have been so effective that the rate of schizophrenia is down to almost zero.

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We are not ignorant about how to help people. …. But we need you, the public, to say “this is what we want, we want caring havens to go to when we are in desperation.”

                                                                                                                                                Peter Breggin, M.D. (Psychiatrist)

https://www.youtube.com/user/PeterBreggin

Go to 16:00 in the video and listen to the rest.



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In Matthew’s gospel (chapter 25) readers are taken to the time when God judges all the nations of the world. It is a rather terrifying scene because many of the people present are convinced that they are the legitimate inheritors of the Kingdom of God.

But God is not fooled. God simply asks: Did you feed the hungry, offer drink to the thirsty, welcome the stranger, clothe the naked, care for the sick and visit those in prison?

How will America fare in this time of judgment, …

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2016/02/25/why-we-can-now-declare-the-end-of-christian-america/


   

"I'm so pleased that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are spending today raising awareness of suicide" - Jonny Benjamin blogs

 

https://www.rethink.org/

Rethink  mental illness (UK)

 

 

 

We see through the work that we do with addiction, homelessness and knife crime that a lot of it stems back to childhood," said the royal mom, 34, ....

William and Kate, just back from a brief
ski break with son Prince George, 2, and Princess Charlotte, 10 months, have increasingly been immersing themselves in the bid to tackle mental health challenges, and understanding suicide and its prevention – and the bereavement that follows – is the next step.

https://www.yahoo.com/style/princess-kate-prince-william-share-144332563.html?

 



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