Welcome To Our Family

A little over a year ago Ida, my kitty of over 16 years made her transition (died). It was very sad for me. She had been a wonderful and sweet companion. Followed me arround. Talked to me. She knew when I didn’t feel good and would cuddle close. I missed her so much I couldn’t think about having another cat for a long time.

Recently I have been longing for a new kitten. My husband Bill was not excited about the prospect of a kitten getting into everything. What would we do with the kitten when we went away, etc. etc. etc.?  A week ago Bill suggested we go to the Cat Show at the Del Mar Fair Grounds. The cats were gorgeous. The kittens were beautiful, but cost $700.

We discovered that Julie, who lives down the street  takes care of rescued dogs and cats until they can be adopted. She does this as a volunteer and still works as an RN at Tri City Hospital. Julie told us she would be getting a new part Siamese kitten in a few days. “Would you like to see it?” Julie asked. “Yes” was our answer.

I was excited about the prospect of having a new Siamese kitten. I began to absolutely know that this was already my kitten. Saturday night Julie brought her over. It was love at first sight. She began purring the minute I held her and hasn’t stopped purring since. She’s playful and sweet.

We are considering the name Coco, as in Coco Chanel. It seems to fit. Here is a picture of Coco, the new member of our family.


Gail Manishor, Author of
From Here to Serenity, A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life



Steps to Faith,

Perseverance and Endurance


Faith is more than believing, it is knowing. How do we get to that state of complete and strong faith?

  1. Ask Spirit for the faith that moves mountains. Ask, and it will be given to you. Persist in your pursuit of faith.
  2. Proceed as if you already have that faith. Speak as if you have it now. Your words have power.
  3. Pray unceasingly. Make everything you do a prayer. The mystic, Brother Lawrence, made every menial task he did a prayer. He was a lowly monk who washed the pots and pans in the kitchen and swept the floor of the monastery. Yet bishops and kings came from great distances just to be in his presence.
  4. Read and contemplate Chapter 2 of Practicing the Presence by Joel Goldsmith. Meditate on his words.
  5. Say the following affirmation many times every day.


I have the faith, strength and courage to endure. I know that God’s good for me is already here, and I am now ready to accept it.

Excerpt: From Here to Serenity,
A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life 
Gail Manishor,                                      

From Here to Serenity



  A Meditative Guide

Faith, Perseverance, Endurance


It is said, “you’ll see it when you believe it.” In other words you must have the faith to know the truth before it can be demonstrated in your life. I’ve experienced the truth and so can you.

God has always existed and always will be. We are eternal spiritual beings having a human experience. Our spirit lives on forever. Our life has a purpose. We are here to learn and to accomplish something. Our job is to grow in wisdom and awareness of the Presence of God in, through and around us. If we try to get out of our suffering by committing suicide, we won’t accomplish what we are on this earth to accomplish. We will have to go through the same lesson again. There is no escape from the lessons we are meant to learn in this life. Somehow I sensed this. Faith, perseverance and endurance are keys to a successful life. Winston Churchill once said, “Never, never, never give up.”

It wasn’t until much later in life that I learned we don’t have to get down on our knees to beg and plead with God for anything. God wants what is best for us. It is important to ask for guidance before we make a major decision. Life always goes smoother for us when we go to our Source for the guidance and wisdom we need. God’s support is ever present for anyone who asks for it.

Spirit is always there for us, and this all-powerful Presence lives within us. Therefore, we all have the power and the strength of God available to us and we can reach down deep within for this strength. The God in us can endure anything, can handle anything. It is our strength and our power to use whenever we have a need.

Ernest Holmes wrote “ … there is a truth which can set you free from fear, want, unhappiness and finally death itself … the kingdom of your good is here today.”

Peace and serenity are just around the corner.

Excerpt: From Here to Serenity,
A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life
Gail Manishor

From Here to Serenity


Steps to Realize

Your Strength & Power


  1. You are a temple of the living Spirit. This power within you is the same that holds the planets in place. Contemplate this as you visualize yourself as strong and powerful.
  2. Write these words often: “I am strong, vital and equal to any emergency. I possess the infinite strength of the Creator.”  Writing this affirmation reinforces your faith by using your mind, your heart and your hands as you allow these words to deepen and expand in your consciousness.
  3. Every night before going to sleep read a paragraph or two from the book, Practicing the Presence by Joel Goldsmith. With Goldsmith’s spiritual wisdom imprinting itself while you sleep your awareness and realization the the present of Spirit always within will be heightened.
  4. Write out the following affirmation on a small card and place it wherever you will see it often; on your bathroom mirror, in your wallet, or put it in your pocket. Repeat the affirmation many times during the day, especially before you go to sleep.

God is my support through every challenge. I have all the courage and strength I need and I can handle whatever needs to be done.

From Here to Serenity, A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life                                                                                                   
Gail Manishor, RScP

 From Here to Serenity, A Spiritual Guide


A Meditative Guide

Finding Strength and Courage

When life hands us a challenge, even a major one, we are never alone. We always have the Indwelling Spirit within us, and we are able to draw strength from It. Because of this Higher Power, we already have all of the courage and strength we need. It is always available to us.

“Heroes are not born, heroes are backed into corners.” said Wayne Dyer. Adversity forces us to become the courageous being we already are. When adversity raises its ugly head, it is time for us to step forward and deal with it. We are never too weak or too tired to handle what comes to us. Our Higher Power is our strength, and It is greater than any obstacle that might come our way. We find something in ourselves we didn’t know we had. In the most difficult times we find the greatest blessing. William Ward wrote “Adversity causes some men to break and some to break records.” Through adversity we build up our strength and discover the God within each of us.

God is our Source, our strength and courage in difficult times. Pray, knowing that your prayers are already answered. Believe with a deep faith knowing you will receive.

We have all the tools we need to deal with any situation we may find ourselves in. Through all difficulties we are capable of handling whatever comes our way. In this process we must allow ourselves to unfold so that we don’t unravel. We take what comes and do the best we can with it. We can do no more.

Although it may not seem like it in the beginning the greatest blessings come from the challenges in our lives.

An excerpt from:                                                                                                                                                                

From Here to Serenity

From Here to Serenity, A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life
Gail Manishor, RScP


Liquid Gold



It’s been raining in Southern California. We call it Liquid Sunshine or Liquid Gold. that’s what it is to gardeners. We see the plants getting greener and reaching up for the rain with gratitude.

No one knows how to drive in the rain here. No one knows what to do when it rains. We’re spoiled. We are accustomed to going outside whenever we want. So, when it rains here many decide to stay inside and wait for it to end. I don’t know what we’d do if they lived in Oregon or Washington. what a bunch of wimps we are!

Nothing lasts forever and we have sunshine today. Hooray!  “This is the day the Lord has made, Let us be glad and rejoice in it.”

P.S. I just received a summons for Jury Duty. They have my name and I am on the list. I will prepare my bag with whatever will keep me happy: the latest Deepak Chopra book, my journal, and maybe a mandala to color. I can’t wait until I get a Kendle. 

Here’s to a wonderful day.

Blessings to all of you.

Gail Manishor, Author of  From Here to Serenity,
A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life
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