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My daughter called me to tell me that a high school boyfriend who had remained a friend, died suddenly at the age of forty-five. That same day, my granddaughter’s friend was killed in an automobile accident on the way back from basketball practice. Also on that same day two police officers, best friends of her uncle, were shot and killed in the line of duty. All of this loss hit my daughter and her friends suddenly. What do you do? Where do you turn? How do you live with this kind of tragedy?

Life comes to us in a series of ups and downs. Life may seem good, bad, terrible, or tragic. In Science of Mind, we learn how to handle the ups and downs of life through classes, reading, and meditation. A wonderful peace comes from building our awareness of the presence of the indwelling God – always with us, wherever we are. We learn that all is God and that wherever God is, there is good. We learn to make a choice – we can choose to know that God’s Divine Plan is taking place. We learn that what looks like tragedy to us is a thread in the tapestry of life. There are blessings that we can’t foresee, but they are there nevertheless.

Let’s choose to have faith in God’s Divine plan for all of us. Let’s choose to take the time to go within and feel that deep peace of Spirit. It’s always there for us, for we are never alone. What a blessing it is to know that!

AFFIRM: Today I choose to see my life in the context of God’s Divine Plan. I choose to take the time to live more consciously in the Presence. I allow life to proceed in the perfect way in God’s perfect timing.

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From Here to Serenity

From Here to Serenity




“Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed”
For love is sufficient unto love.” The Profit, Kahlil Gibran

As we come closer and closer to Valentines Day I can’t help but think of love – Love between husband and wife, love for our children and our friends, love for this Earth and all of those upon it.

God is Love and I know that we all the ability and capacity to give  love generously seeking nothing in return. It is because we have so much love within us that  we can give it in such abundance.

Love, Peace and Blessings to you all.

Gail's Choice

Gail’s Choice

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



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

“Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.
For only the hand of Life can contain your hearts.
And stand together yet not too near together:
For the pillars of the temple stand apart,
And the oak tree and the cypress grow not
in each other’s shadow.”  Kahlil Gibran

Gibran’s words have much to teach us if we would but listen. What I hear from his words are that we owe our hearts to the One, which I call God. We love those people that we hold dear be it our mate, our children, our parents and friends. But first in our hearts must be the One from which we all come.

People come and go in our lives. But there is one that never leaves and that is the Divine Spirit that is the Creator and the Source.



“Your children are not your children, They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.”  Kahlil Gibran

If you’ve been reading my last few Blogs, you will probably realize that I am in love with the writings of Kahlil Gibran and have been reading and rereading The Prophet.

I have 4 children, a girl and 3 boys. They are grown now. Before I read Gibran I knew that it was necessary for me to release my children. Not release them from my heart, but release them from my advice. I have let them live their own lives. I have attempted to live the best life I could as an example, but not a perfect example. I’ve made many mistakes. But I did the best I could at the time. I am proud of and love  all of them deeply. Now in my later years. I see them. Each is different. Each is special to me. I am grateful that I’ve had them in my life. Like this hummingbird mother, I let them fly.


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


Poor Kitty

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

Below  is a picture on the Ragdoll Website and underneath is our Coco. You see – I told you she is a Ragdoll, didn’t I?


An update for  cat lovers

To those who aren’t cat lovers, please check this Blog in a few days.

After the discovery that Coco was “in heat” and we had waited too long for spaying her:  Coco was spayed on Wednesday. It was pretty traumatic for all of us in the family including Coco. We picked her up on Wednesday afternoon. She seemed miserable and just wanted to sleep. I followed all the instructions to the letter. She was to be kept in a small room for two days. We were to keep her from running or jumping. Have you ever tried to keep a cat from jumping? There is no way!

Coco 6 weeks

Freedom at last! We allowed Coco to come out of the small room.

Coco has reverted to biting. She knows we took her to the vet and she is mad at us.

This too will pass.

What has all this to do with Blessings? Coco is another Blessing in my life.


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


Attitude is the Key to
a Productive Life


When a dear parent slips into memory failure the sadness is hard to measure. In her later years my mother suffered from dementia. Until the last few years she had maintained a level of physical youthfulness that puzzled even her doctors. Her yoga practice certainly played a part in her anti-aging process, but most importantly she maintained an agile attitude about life.  

My mother had a way of making the best she could out of life; she spent her time giving service to her family and being the ideal mother and grandmother.  Because of all the things she’s been, it was hard to see deterioration take place within her.  

There is much to learn from the wise ones who have gone before us. I believe, like my mother, that attitude is the key to a loving and productive life. A life of service is rewarding and joy filled. What we do for another we do for ourselves. As we lift another up, we lift ourselves up and as we lift ourselves up, we raise the consciousness of the universe.  

My mother left a legacy of people that loved and admired her. She left a mark on the world through her love and dedication. Our whole family is blessed by having had her in our lives.  

Not long after she made her transition (passed) something happened that made me realize that the veil between us was very sheer. One day as I walked down the hall I heard her call my name three times. It pleases me to believe that she wanted me to know she was still with me and loved me as I know she loved everyone.  

May God bless you and keep you my dearest mother.  

Baby Jax


My mother’s legacy continues through us all and through the latest addition to our family – Baby Jax Gephart.  

Gail Manishor, RScP