Saturday, August 31, 2013

Self Portrait by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"NORA At 76"
              Painting #1180   /   Oil on linen on board  (20"x18")        Painted August 29, 2013

"This is me alright, minus the wrinkles.  Artists can be such wonderful plastic surgeons, you know. 

Now, I can't stop smiling.  The second cataract eye surgery was done on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 and I can see Sooooo Well!   Am I ever thankful!!!   Dr. Corrent of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute can be my "Angel of Sight" now."

From Unity's DAILY WORD                  Saturday, August 31, 2013
I am one with the divine Presence, and all things are possible.
It may seem that a situation is impossible, or a problem is unsolvable, but I know that with God, the impossible becomes possible.
As I open my heart and mind to the presence of God, I grow in awareness of the divine potential that is present in all of life. The Presence transcends any appearance of lack or limitation.
I connect with God in prayer and meditation, where the fullness of life becomes clear. My imagination and faith allow me to see possibilities beyond outer appearances. My wisdom and will empower me to realize and manifest new possibilities.
At one with the divine Presence, I embrace my unlimited potential. Right outcomes are coming to fruition.
For God all things are possible.—Matthew 19:26

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Painting #743 of 1179 paintings / Oil on canvas   (30"x40")    Painted in August, 2003

"Please click on the link ( "How Could Anyone Ever Tell You" ).  Enjoy the song.

"Daily Word"  from Unity                                       Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Resting in the awareness of God’s infinite presence, I know true safety.
I want to know that my loved ones and I are always safe and secure. At times, however, I may become so eager to establish safety that my actions create turmoil. For instance, while trying to protect others from mistakes, I might become overbearing or interfering. To protect myself from emotional hurt, I might erect walls that cut me off from receiving love.
To let go of the urge to control, I enter the Silence. I remember that divine love and wisdom are within me, and in every person and circumstance. The people I care about are safe and protected because God—as boundless love and perfect wisdom—is with them and within them at all times. In this knowing, I feel safe and secure.

The beloved of the Lord rests in safety—the High God surrounds him.—Deuteronomy 33:12

Monday, August 19, 2013

Oil Painting "Floral In Brass Vase" by Artist NORA KASTEN

Painting #701 of 1179 paintings / Oil on linen  (30"x24") / painted in May, 2002   SOLD 

"Today, the cataract was removed from my left eye and I'm happy to tell you "ALL IS WELL".   I am most fortunate that Dr. George Corrent, of Bascomb Palmer Eye Institute, did the surgery and on Wednesday, August 28, he will remove the cataract from my right eye.  Isn't it wonderful how old eyes can be so skillfully repaired?  This is one very thankful lady.

I'm still singing this song.  Click on "Has Anyone Ever Told You" and sing along too."

"DAILY WORD" from UNITY            Monday, August 19, 2013
Nothing can disturb the calm peace of my soul.
Like the eye of a storm, the center of my being is a place of peace and quiet. I turn to this inner sanctuary any time I need to go apart from the world. In this sacred space, nothing can disturb the calm peace of my soul.
In moments of prayer and meditation, I focus on the light within me. By gently turning within, I can achieve serenity anywhere, at any time.
I am filled with the love of God. I feel the strength, wisdom, and light of God enfold me and prepare me for what’s ahead. I center myself with a simple inhale and exhale, and I rest in the awareness that God and I are one.
God is my assurance that all is well. I am at peace.

Live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.—2 Corinthians 13:11

Monday, August 12, 2013

Painting Archive "A Small Bouquet" by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"A Small Bouquet"
Painting #1112 of 1179 paintings    Oil on linen  (8"x10")   Painted in February, 2010   SOLD

Please click on this beautiful song:   "How Could Anyone Tell You"
I've been listening to this song all day and want to share it with you.  It's good to sing along.  

"DAILY WORD" from UNITY             Monday, August 12, 2013
I work with others in harmony and cooperation.
Today I am grounded in a spirit of cooperation. Whether at work or at home, I look for ways to be in agreement. In every discussion, I keep an open mind. I may not solve problems or settle questions in the same way as others, but I do not criticize them or take disagreements personally.
If I find myself in the minority of thought, with others preferring an answer or approach different from my own, I open to see the situation in a new light. I release any need to be right or in control. Instead, I focus on harmony and cooperation. I calmly release feelings of resistance and bless the situation and all involved. Life is a give-and-take activity. I am content as I work with others in harmony and cooperation.
How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!—Psalm 133:1

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Self Portrait & Spiritual Truths by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"16th Anniversary Necklace"
Painting #627 of 1179 paintings /  Oil on linen  (18"x14")  Painted in November, 2000

From Unity's "DAILY WORD"
Sunday, August 4, 2013
I am worthy of my good!
Like all people, I want a good life—loving relationships, rewarding work, and abiding peace. Yet these blessings may elude me until I awaken to my inherent worth.
I am created in the image and likeness of God. My worth does not depend on my behaviors. I am intrinsically worthy because I am a living, loving, divine creation.
When doubts arise, I remember the truth of my being. The good I seek is right where I am. The love I desire is the love of God already present. The work I long to do is Spirit’s calling within me. As I stand in my own sacred worth, I feel the blessings of God infill me. I am worthy of my good. I expect the best, and I am ready to receive!
Now, my daughter, do not be afraid, I will do for you all that you ask, for all the assembly of my people know that you are a worthy woman.—Ruth 3:11

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Soul & Eternal Life / by Artist, NORA KASTEN

 Painting #985 of 1179 paintings   Oil on linen  (10"x8")  Painted December, 2007

"While walking on a Naples beach, yesterday for nearly an hour, this was my view.  The sun was always shining on me while the dark, heavy clouds were blowing