“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.

The Archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far.

Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;

For even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.”  The Prophet, Kahlil Gibran

To me this means that we raise our children with love and do our best to set them on the right path for their highest good. Allow them to make their own mistakes loving them anyway. In their efforts to establish themselves as independent, they may seem to veer away from the path. Love them anyway. They will inevitably set up their values and their own paths.

In the picture below I see the freedom and joy that we want to give our children.

Joy 1

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




“When love beckons you yield to him,
though his ways may be hard steep.” Kahlil Gibran

Sarah Vaugh Rose

Sarah Vaugh Rose

So many of us hold back from complete love. We lose so much by holding our love back. We protect ourselves from hurt sometimes at great loss. I’m not telling you to give your physical love at what could be a danger to you. If you have put up a wall around yourself for protection, break down that wall and let others see the wonderful you that you really are.

Listen to your intuition. What I’m saying is to “be love.” Let others see the real you and who you really are. Let them see  you as approachable.

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


Further Adventures With Coco the Cat


There’s always more to learn about cats. That’s what makes them so much fun.

The other day my Garden Angel brought over a package of cute little toys for Coco (including some balls with bells in them and little mice with catnip in them (which she loves). She’s now decided it’s more fun to fetch the mice than the balls. She bats them under something. I think there are now at least 3 mice under our refrigerator

The above picture is Coco getting ready to pounce on those feathers above her. She thinks it’s a bird but I think it’s me she’s thinking about pounding on.

She is a delight and so sweet and so pretty. However, she’s biting me till the blood runs. She doesn’t know she’s hurting me. She’s a baby.   So what do we do? We’ve tried all the suggestions.  She’s a cat and we’re having quite a challenge with her. You name it, I’ve tried it: Bitter spray, spray bottles with water, blowing in her face, distracting her, playing with her until I’m worn out, giving her time-outs, and giving her treats when she’s good. It’s not working.

I think we now have the answer. A friend told me about a collar that calms cats.  It’s in a purple and yellow package, has pheromones and lavender in it that calms cats. I brought one home and put it around her neck. She acts like she doesn’t even know it’s there. She is now the sweet and cuddly kitten I wanted from the beginning. She now even cuddles up with me when I take an afternoon nap and I love it.

I thank Spirit for this very cute and now cuddly ball of fur.

Share with me some of your cat adventures.

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


Some of What I’ve Learned So Far

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

Before I begin, please take a look at the above website. I’ve revised it. What do you think?

Coco & Baby

Everything is spiritual because everything is Spirit expressing. We may not remember that, but it is true.

I did say I wouldn’t go on and on about my cat, but Coco is a big part of our life. She’s still a kitten and bites. She’s not biting me, but she’s still biting Bill.

The above picture is Coco with a stuffed toy horse that my Garden Angel brought over. For some reason she absolutely loves to play with this little horse.

After having cats most of my life I’m learning more about them. My Garden Angel told me about a TV show that I didn’t know existed. It’s on Animal Planet on Saturdays.

“The Cat From Hell” is a series. The star of the show is a startling sight at first. But, don’t judge a book by its cover. He is a really neat guy.

Here’s what I’ve learned so far:

  • Cats are either bush dwellers or tree dwellers. Tree dwellers like to have perches high up and place to look out on their territory. This helps them feel safe.
  • Don’t hold a cat cradled like a baby. It makes them feel vulnerable.
  • Hold a cat up against your chest with her paws unconfined.
  • When a cat’s tail starts twitching, put her down and leave her alone. She’s had enough.
  • If a cat rolls over on her back and exposes her tummy, she feels safe with you.

Back to Coco. She is recovering well from her surgery and is getting sweeter and sweeter. She is a pleasure and a joy.


The Creative Process

Today I set the creative process into action by what I say do and think.
Gail Manishor, RScP, Author of
From Here to Serenity, A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life 

Gail's Creativity Rose


 I stepped into a puddle on the dining room carpet. As I looked around for its source, I realized the damage was extensive. Where was all this water coming from? As I explored, I discovered the water was coming from a very slow leak behind the refrigerator. The carpet and padding needed to be torn out along with all the kitchen cupboards. Soon the refrigerator and stove were sitting in the middle of the family room. A major, long and very expensive kitchen overhaul took place. Most upsetting of all was that the insurance company we had for 27 years, without ever making a claim, refused to pay a penny. 

Later I found a vision board I had created a year ago had a picture of a kitchen with granite counters. I now have a gorgeous kitchen with those countertops. How interesting it is to see the way the creative process works. When I set this beautiful new kitchen into motion a year before, I forgot to write “paid for” on the picture. Lesson learned. However, we are thrilled with our beautiful kitchen. 

I put the creative process into motion by using a vision board. When I put the board away it was a way of releasing it into the universe. This allows the creative process to work. It is the forgetting about it that allows it to work. Esther and Jerry Hicks wrote in Ask And It Is Given “Your creative control comes only in deliberately offering thought and when you are visualizing, you have complete control.” 

It (the creative process) is a state of giving thought to what you want with such clarity that your Inner Being responds by offering confirming emotion. 

I’ve learned we always get what we create. It’s the way life works. When we realize this, we can work with it to create the life we want. It can be fun and exciting when we allow it to be. Look at the interesting life you’ve created. Is it fun? If not, you can uncreate it and recreate a new one more to your liking. 

Gail Manishor