Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Art & Spirit by Artist, NORA KASTEN



"RED GERANIUMS"
Painting #1001 of 1181 paintings / Oil on Linen (24"x30") Completed Jan. 17, 2008    SOLD
Daily Word: Daily Inspiration From Unity
Harmony
My body reverberates in harmony with Spirit.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Unity cofounder Charles Fillmore taught that the body is like a musical instrument. When attuned to Spirit, it radiates the health and harmony of Divine Mind. I attune my body by quieting my mind and aligning my consciousness with the one thought of God. As I breathe, I become aware of my oneness with Spirit—my innate wholeness. I sense the still, small voice reverberating from the depths of my being.
This vibration of Divine Love is sweet music to my soul. It is a hymn of joy and peace sending currents of well-being throughout my body. Spirit’s melody radiates in, through, and as me. As I manifest wholeness and harmony in every cell of my being, I praise God in thanksgiving.

Clap your hands, all you peoples; shout to God with loud songs of joy.—Psalm 47:1

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Art & Spirit by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"PINK SIMPLICITY"
Painting #512 of 1181 paintings / Oil on Linen (20"x16") Completed 10-3-1998  SOLD
Daily Word: Daily Inspiration From Unity

Benevolence
I am appreciative, kind, and generous with others.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Today I live with the intention to express to others my generosity, kindness, and appreciation.
I am grateful for the presence of my loved ones. I cherish the good moments and the difficulties that help us grow. As I appreciate others, I also feel better about myself.
Because I value others and myself, I am kind. In my thoughts and actions, I treat myself with gentleness, and I extend that kindness in my relationships. As I cultivate gentleness, my spirit expands. Out of kindness and appreciation for others, I am generous. I take every opportunity to give of my time, talent, and treasure. As I cultivate benevolence, I grow in the love of God.

You will be enriched in every way for your great generosity, which will produce thanksgiving to God.—2 Corinthians 9:11

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Art & Spirit by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"THE ROSE"
Painting #502 of 1181 paintings / Oil on Linen (30"x30") Completed September 14, 1998
Daily Word: Daily Inspiration From Unity
Happiness
In this moment, I am enough and I have enough to be happy.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Whatever happens in my life, I can experience happiness within me. I deserve happiness and I am worthy of love. I am joyful when I am content with myself and connected to others.
I let go of what might have been as well as past mistakes. By forgiving myself and others, I clear away barriers to giving and receiving love. When I release the past, I choose happiness and freedom. I feel the love of God enfolding me. I trust my Creator withholds nothing good from me. I appreciate the blessings in my life and claim the good still unfolding.
Whether I am praying alone, playing with friends, or planning an adventure, I am content with myself and with others. In this moment, I am enough and I have enough to be happy.

O Lord of hosts, happy is everyone who trusts in you.—Psalm 84:12


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Art & Spirit by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"EMERALD & GOLD"
Painting #1106 of 1181 paintings / Acrylic & Gold Leaf (8"x8")  Completed January 25, 2010

Daily Word: Daily Inspiration From Unity

Pray for Others
I pray for others with faith and gratitude.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

When praying for others, I center myself in the awareness of God within me. I remember that God is also within those for whom I pray. I affirm my faith in the power of prayer and give thanks for the activity of Spirit in all situations.
If I am tempted to worry, I realign my emotions, thoughts, actions, and words, for they are part of my prayer. When I pray for a loved one’s healing, I visualize them whole and healthy. When I pray for a friend seeking a job, I imagine them gainfully employed in fulfilling work. Praying for the people of the world, I imagine Divine Love, Light, and Life at work in their lives.
Filled with faith and focused on gratitude, I live in prayer for others.

Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with thanksgiving.—Colossians 4:2

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Art & Spirit by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"FLORAL IN BRASS VASE"
Painting #701 0f 1181 Paintings  / Oil on Linen (30"x24")  Completed May 6, 2002   SOLD

Daily Word: Daily Inspiration From Unity

Guidance
Spirit guides my every step.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Sometimes I am unclear about my purpose and direction in life. I may feel confused, stagnant, or lost. When this happens, I turn within and listen to Spirit guiding my every step.
I release any worry about the future and trust the still, small voice in my heart. I ask for the next small step, and take action.
A baby who has just learned to stand does not know he or she is also building the necessary skills to walk, run, and dance. Like the infant, I may not understand how the steps I am taking now will serve as the foundation for my journey. I have faith as Spirit within guides my choices. As I listen and follow my inner guidance, I know I am on the right track.

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.—Psalm 119:105

Monday, January 12, 2015

Art & Spirit by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"SELF PORTRAIT-2007"
Painting #917 of 1181 Paintings / Oil on Linen (24"x20") Completed Feb. 27, 2007

"The Vertigo is gone, thanks to a great physical therapist. Trevor Gilliam DPT, at Palm Coast Physical Therapy here in Naples, FL.  It all started on December 22, 2014 in Barcelona.  A long and very stressful three weeks!  Today is GOOD."
Daily Word: Daily Inspiration From Unity
Divine Order
As Divine Order unfolds, I am at peace.

Monday, January 12, 2015

We often say “Divine Order” to reassure ourselves that all will work out in the end. Regardless of how circumstances unfold, I have control over my inner world. I create a space for peace inside me. When I become quiet and turn within, I feel the peace of eternal reassurance. I choose a calm state of mind by closing my eyes, breathing deeply, and letting go of busy or fearful thoughts.
In this place of inner peace, I sink further into the Presence of God. I know Divine Order prevails. As I go about my day and interact with others, I access this same peaceful Presence. No matter how circumstances evolve, I live in Divine Order—from the inside out.

Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble.–Psalm 119:165

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

"LADY IN PINK"
Painting #925 of 1181 Paintings / Oil on Linen  (36"x24") Completed April 29, 2007

"Today is day six that I've been home from Barcelona, Spain and a Mediterranean Sea Cruise. This afternoon is the very first time I have been well enough or have the strength to come to this computer.  On December 22nd, while in the taxi taking us back to the hotel in Barcelona from the Costa Cruise ship, a horrible attack of vertigo came upon me.  How I wish I had never gotten on that cruise ship.  Barcelona is a wonderful city and that is where I probably should have stayed instead of taking the cruise.  Doing the Epley Maneuver for the vertigo helped me to be able to make the flight back home on the 24th.  Christmas Day was rough but nothing like the vertigo that came on me the next morning.  I'm telling how bad it was so you will know how thankful I am to be getting well today.  A dear friend, Marta and her daughter, Kasey, became my Angels of Mercy and came to my rescue.  Without them, I would still be in a hospital today.  Did Karl send them to me?  I believe so.  How do you thank somebody who does so much?  The cruise wasn't bad.  It was just bad for me."


Daily Word: Daily Inspiration From Unity
Dream
Through the power of God within me, my dream comes true and blesses others.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A divine plan for good is at work in my life and in the Universe. My dream is a part of that plan. It comes from God—a vision and desire planted in my soul.
To outpicture this vision, I use my faculty of imagination. With my mind’s eye, I see myself achieving my dream. I allow myself to savor how it feels to see it accomplished.
If I face challenges, I do not become discouraged. I keep focused on my vision, and trust Spirit to reveal my purpose and direction. Confidently, I take the next step. My heart’s desire propels me through any obstacles.
My dream comes from God, and it is for my soul’s unfoldment. I joyfully take my part in the divine plan and bless the world.

You have given him his heart’s desire, and have not withheld the request of his lips.—Psalm 21:2


Monday, December 8, 2014

"BOUGAINVILLEA BOUQUET"
Painting #700 of 1181 Paintings / Pastel on Sanded Paper (24"x20") Finished April, 2002  SOLD

"ROSES ARE RED"
Painting #1117 of 1181 Paintings / Oil on Canvas (24"x20") Completed March, 2010  SOLD

"My baby, Jason, is forty-seven years old today.  Jason was born three months premature and weighed only two pounds and two ounces at birth.  Today, he is such a handsome, robust man, worries about weighing too much and still fills my heart with Joy.  He is a living Miracle!
Daily Word: Daily Inspiration From Unity

Remember
I remember what is true, good, and holy.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Everyday happenings may trigger old feelings, images, or responses. While some of these memories may be sweet and joyful, others may feel painful or challenging.
I release old emotions with the help of Divine grace. As memories come up, I center faithfully in Spirit, acknowledge the feelings, and let them go. Infinite Love comforts me with tenderness, like a caring mother rocking a newborn baby. Basking in God’s compassion, I remember who I truly am—a precious child of the Most High, worthy of all good.
My divine inheritance is wholeness, love, prosperity, and joy. Assured of this Truth, the past no longer has any power over me. I claim my good in full right here and now.

They remembered that God was their rock, the Most High God their redeemer.—Psalm 78:35

Friday, December 5, 2014

Art & Spirit by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"RED ROSES"
Painting #1032 of 1181 Paintings / Oil on Linen (12"x12") Completed May 7, 2009   SOLD


"The suitcase is on a guest bedroom bed waiting to be filled.  I leave for Barcelona one week from today.  Can I share the message I received this morning with you?"

Friday, December 5, 2014     9:00am
“The Spiritual Eye does not see as the physical eye.  Both are necessary for a well balanced life.  You can walk in Spirit while here on Earth.  Make this your intent.  Be open to receive the help.  It is always available.  It is joyful to be in Spirit.  The Spirit is healing and nourishing.  Set the ego on the shelf.  Let it gather dust.  The ego can’t survive in this higher vibration and would like to keep you from surviving too.  Listen to your Higher Power for you are always safe and protected.  No harm can befall you.  Trust, Nora, trust.  Be aware and trust.”
Daily Word: Daily Inspiration From Unity

Protected
Divinely protected, I live boldly and confidently.

Friday, December 5, 2014

The protection of Spirit is boundless. Wherever I go, I am guided and safe. The all-seeing wisdom of God is within me, as my inner voice and intuition. It is my steadfast lighthouse, gently guiding me away from stormy situations. Enlightened in the love of God, I am steered toward my highest good.
Knowing I am divinely protected, I live boldly and courageously. I navigate through uncertain situations with supreme confidence, always expecting good. God is within and around me, calling forth the highest expression of humanity in myself and others.
Wherever I am called to be, and whatever I am called to do, Spirit’s omnipotent power is with me. I am protected by the infallible Presence; I am always harbored in love.

Do not fear, greatly beloved, you are safe. Be strong and courageous!—Daniel 10:19

Spirit Message received by Suzanne Giesemann this morning
Body, mind, and spirit … in this reality in which you find yourself, they work together.  Spirit and mind express themselves through the body.  You say, “Listen to your body.  What is it telling you?”  This is good advice, but the body does nothing on its own.  You are far more than the body.  It is directed by the other two team members.  Spirit is at work all the time and all around you, but in this dimension it is often unnoticed without body and mind.  Mind appears to make decisions and choices, but these are for naught if not impelled by spirit and enacted by body.  

All is a team effort, as is everything in your world.  Were it not for your personal team’s interactions with other teams around you, little would be accomplished and growth would be stymied.  Listen to your body.  Use your mind to make the highest choices.  Honor the spirit, and then see these three aspects in all around you.  This view changes things, and change—most especially in the direction of growth toward love—is the name of the game.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Art & Spirit by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"PAINTED BUNTING"
Painting #1014 of 1181 Paintings / Oil on Linen (11"x14")  Completed September 14, 2008

"Thanksgiving Day, my sons, Jason and Jett, and Jason's wife, Leticia were with me.  They are all such a Blessing to me and believe me, I Am Thankful!

Today starts my preparations in full swing to travel to Barcelona, Spain on December 12, 2014.  My dear friend, Doris Gross, and her family are going too.  I'm driving the two hours to Miami where I have a non-stop flight to Barcelona, Spain.  Spending two days in Barcelona and on December 15, we are boarding a new Costa Cruise Line ship, the Costa Diadema for a Mediterranean cruise.  We will stop in Naples,  La Spezia and Savona, Italy / Palma De Mallorca, Spain and Marseille, France.  We disembark the ship on December 22, to spend two more days in Barcelona.  My non-stop flight, leaving Barcelona on December 24, 9:30am (Spain time) is scheduled to arrive in Miami, on Christmas Eve, December 24, 4:30pm (EST).

There are lots of indecisions for me right now, not knowing what to wear or to take with me, but I'm sure it will all work out great.  It feels really good to be making these plans."
Daily Word: Daily Inspiration From Unity

Dance
I join in the glorious dance of Life.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Sunlight sparkles across a blue lake. Shadows play across a wall. Winds rustle through evergreen forests. Even the busy city streets have a steady flow about them. All of life is a dance, a perfect choreography of Spirit.
With joy and delight, I step in the beautiful flow of creation. As I turn my attention to the indwelling Spirit, I sense the underlying rhythm of all living things. It is in my own breath and my own heart.
When this tempo changes on the outside, I stay attuned to my inner music­—my divine guidance. I whirl and jump through twists and turns with seamless grace. In sync with Spirit, I play my unique part in the dance of Life.

Singers and dancers alike say, “All my springs are in you.”—Psalm 87:7