Joy is a Choice



We are to know the passing events cannot hinder the onward march of the soul. – Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind

Yesterday a dear friend wrote to me that a friend of hers got a great job that she, herself, wanted. She was happy for her friend, but asked “How do I get rid of being bitter?”

Sometimes life seems unfair. The truth is that no one can take your good from you. The job was her friend’s good. My friend’s good is still here. We may have a glorious dream of what our life is going to be. Then something happens that knocks us for a loop. The dream is shattered. it couldn’t happen, not to us, but it does happen. What did we do wrong? Why do we have to go through this?

Your good comes to you at the right time in the perfect way. Your life always happens in God’s Divine Plan and in God’s perfect timing. Sometimes that seems too long for us to wait. We don’t want to wait for what we want. We want it now. We think we need it now. When we learn to trust God and relax into the Peace of Spirit, we learn to let go and allow God’s perfect plan to work for us. We are rewarded in a far greater way than we would have first imagined. God is Infinite Wisdom which is always indwelling within us That wisdom is within us and always available to us.

Take the time now to go within to that place where God always is. Allow that perfect peace to flow through you. Know now that God wants all that is good and perfect for you.

AFFIRMATION: Today I know that God’s perfect timing is at work in my life. I now turn my life over to God, knowing that my success is assured.

Gail Manishor, Author of
FROM HERE TO SERENITY, A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life




In Gail’s Serenity Garden

It is so basic and yet so easy to forget that what we say and think has a profound effect on our lives. The more we take notice and are aware of our words the greater influence we have on the world around us. It comes from within us at the heart level.

A view of my garden:




Gail Manishor


What’s New In Gail’s Garden?

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

Quan YinQuan Yin

When my Garden Angel comes over, you know something new is about to happen.

 The garden and all life  is always a work in progress.

I decided Quan Yin (The Goddess of Love and compassion)  needed a facelift. I chose red sun fuchsias (2)  which will grow to 10 feet tall, 2 small Mother Ferns (they’ll grow too) and 2 upright fuchsias “June Bride.” I think it will be beautiful when it grows a little. Don’t you?

To the left is the plum tree and on the right an avocado tree, symbols of prosperity and the abundance of nature (the Creator).

Lovely crystals hang from the screen around Quan Yin.

Below I was practicing a little with the picture. I like it.

Quan Yin (soft focus)

Sarah Vaugh Rose

Here is a  Sara Vaughn rose. It’s so beautiful and smells heavenly.

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.  ~Lao Tzu


Gail’s Peace & Serenity Garden

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

My garden gives me so much pleasure that I want to share it with everyone. The reality of texture and fragrance is far prettier than the pictures. You can “double click” the pictures for a closer view.

From left to right are: Double Delight rose. various bedding flowers and wisteria bulbs and iris bulbs, the tall red rose is an Ingrid Bergman, Peace, Joey, Sterling Silver, First Prize, French Lace, more First Prize, another Double Delight.
Difficult to see in the pictures, but against the fence are pink jasmine and further down a pink Cecile Bruner miniature climbing rose that is really lovely.  I hope you enjoy.

Rose Garden

View of Rose Garden


Be A Light in This World


Photo by DeLynn Hood

“A divine force flows out from me into the world.
All I encounter are touched by the divine spark within me.”

Julia Cameron, Blessings

The real Self is…the place where God comes to a point of
Individualized and Personified Expression.
“I am the light of the world.”

The Science of Mind, page 332

Recently I went to a Minister and Practitioner Graduation. The theme song the choir sang was Light of the World. Since that time I haven’t been able to get those words out of my mind and many times during the day I find myself singing the words to myself–“Light of the World, Light of the World, you were born to be the Light of the World…” This morning I woke at 3 a.m. realizing that most of us don’t know the full extent of the truth about ourselves. We have forgotten that each and every one of us is The Light of the World.

Everyone needs a Practitioner at one time or another. Ministers and Practitioners have their own Practitioner who they work with when they are in a place of turmoil. When we are in a place of need, any and all of us can call a Practitioner to help us get back on track. We all must realize and know that we can find the Light within ourselves.

The answer to all of our questions and needs lies within. We have all the help we will ever want or crave. All of us have all of the wisdom, all of the love, all of the peace we could possible want or need for Spirit is always within us. We are born with it. God will be with us to the end of the world and even after that.  


I have all the inspiration I will ever need for I was born to be the Light of the World.

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


The Choice We Make

“It may seem we have no control over what happens in our life. But we are the creators of our life. It is our choice whether to remain in bondage or live in freedom.”
Gail Manishor, From Here to Serenity, A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life  




Gail's Choice

My daughter recently 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 the 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. This is all a part of life that unfolds. We have to get through it and keep going. In our spiritual practices, 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 and whatever we’re going through. We learn that all is God, and that wherever God is, there is good. We learn to make a choice−we choose to know that as we live in love, honor and integrity we will be guided to our highest good.

There are those we don’t understand the meaning of integrity. They are where they are on their soul’s path. We learn that what looks like tragedy to us is as 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 the Life Force which is within each of us. Let’s choose to take the time to go within and feel that deep peace of Spirit. It’s always there, for we are never alone. What a blessing it is to know that!

Gail Manishor, RScP




Somewhere Over the Rainbow


We all want something a new house, a new car, someone to love us, someone we can love, peace and harmony in our relationships.  It is possible for us to have whatever we desire. But how do we go about getting it? Know what you want and focus on it. “Ask and it will be given.”  

In my experience I have found that desire and prayer can result in our dream being fulfilled. However, there is more to it than wanting and affirming. First, there is a knowing that all things are possible to God. In God there is no little or big. Second, there is letting go of the merry go round of “I want, I need, I’ve got to have.” Third and most important of all there is the knowing that “Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God and all else will be granted onto you.” Ernest Holmes wrote, “When desire is given a subjective mold and then becomes objectified in the life of the one for whom the practitioner is working, this is demonstration.”  

Before anything else we must look to our relationship with God. Go in secret into the quiet of meditation and prayer. Yes, ask for what you need and want, but first ask for the Divine Presence to show up in your life as peace, love and grace. Without God there is nothing. With God there is everything. With God your life is full and wonderful, and isn’t that what you truly desire?    

 Affirmation:  Today I know that God is all I need and want. My desires are fulfilled and I have all that I need.  

Gail Manishor, author of: From Here to Serenity, A Spiritual Guide to Transform Your Life   now available on Kindle.  

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