Sunday, September 22, 2013

Oil Painting, Destroyed Painting by Artist, NORA KASTEN

Painting #1086 of 1180 paintings  Oil on linen  (12"x16") Painted 11/2009  Destroyed

From "The Daily Word"                                                              Sunday, September 22, 2013
Today is my turning point, and now is my moment.
Every moment brings an opportunity to experience life anew. Every day carries the potential for transformation and growth—for adopting a fresh perspective, making a different choice, or taking a new path.
I choose to make today a turning point day. Whether the changes I make are large or small, each one propels my growth. I discover more about myself, how Spirit works in and through me, and how to express my divine nature in meaningful ways.
As I connect with Spirit within, I know I am supported in every way. I step out in faith to experience life more fully. I am confident and excited as I venture into new territory and embrace this turning point in my life.
For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.—Ecclesiastes 3:1

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Past Artwork by Artist, NORA KASTEN

Painting #987 of 1180 paintings  Oil on linen  (10"x8") Painted 12/2007  DESTROYED

"Exactly, a year ago today, I bought my nice condo here in Naples to be on my own.  This has been an exciting year, to say the least, and in two days, Monday, September 23, 2013, I will close on the beautiful and much larger new home that God has for me now.  It is GOOD to be led of Holy Spirit."

From the "The Daily Word"                                                        Saturday, September 21, 2013
Surrendering to Spirit, I experience deep peace and well-being.
At times life flows smoothly, and at other times, it may seem like a battle. If I find myself in opposition with those around me or in conflict with myself, I cease the struggle now. I turn the matter—and, indeed, my life—over to the living Spirit of Truth within me.
I begin in quiet contemplation, laying down the defensive armor of strongly held convictions and any weapons of judgment or criticism. This is a conscious act of faith and courage.
I relinquish control and surrender to Spirit. In the Silence, my open heart and mind reap the rewards of God’s living, loving Spirit. As I entrust myself to Infinite Love, I experience deep peace and well-being.
For not in my bow do I trust … But you have saved us from our foes.—Psalm 44:6, 7

Monday, September 16, 2013

Archive Oil Painting by Artist, NORA KASTEN


Painting #995 of 1180 paintings  /  Oil on linen   (10"x10")   Painted in December, 2007    SOLD

The Daily Word
Monday, September 16, 2013
I let go of struggle, and let God be my inspiration.
When I say “I let go and let God,” what am I releasing, and what am I allowing? I let go of condemnation and allow the unconditional love of God. I release darkness and sorrow and embrace the light and joy of God. I let go of struggle, lack, and limitation and let in the peace, substance, and power of God.
In my time of prayer and meditation, I become as a child listening to a loving parent. I cease telling God what I know and seek only to know God’s presence. I let go of limited understanding and let God within me bring spiritual understanding. As I let go of earthly troubles, my burdens lift and I rejoice in the kingdom of God within me.
Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.—Luke 18:16


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

An Answer & Art Archives by Artist, NORA KASTEN


Painting #1040 of 1170 paintings / Oil on canvas (36"x48")  Painted in July, 2009
In the collection of Mr. & Mrs Robert Vaught, Trafalgar, IN

My message received today is: "All is at Peace now.  Divine Order prevails.  You have gotten your answer.  Proceed forward." 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
I am open to the peace of God within.
The world does not determine whether or not I am at peace. I am willing to let peace begin with me. Inner peace is a state of mind and heart, one I can choose anytime.
I take time right now to center myself in peace. In a moment of silence, I release any concerns and feel my oneness with God. I relax, breathe deeply, and rest quietly. I pray “Peace, be still!” until I feel peace in every fiber of my being.
Beginning my day with a peaceful heart, I become a channel of peace, opening the way for peaceful encounters in the hours ahead. I set the intention to bring awareness to my thoughts, words, and actions throughout the day and to stay centered in peace.
For God is a God not of disorder but of peace. —1 Corinthians 14:33

Monday, September 9, 2013

"I Like Pink" Rose Painting by Artist, NORA KASTEN

Painting #1084 of 1180 paintings /Acrylic on Canvas  (6"x6") Painted in Nov., 2009  SOLD

"Can this wilderness be ending for me?  I believe it is so and I'm at a new beginning.  

I bought the perfect new home for me on Saturday, 9/7/13.  Yesterday on Sunday, 9/8/13, the new minister of "Unity of Naples" buys my condo.  Today, I am basking in the Love of God and All is WELL!   You surely know how thankful this lady is . . . . . because I AM!

By the way, my new home has a beautiful spot with wonderful north light.  I see my easel standing there."

Please share with me in listening to this beautiful music.  Stay with it because the harmony part is the best.   Click on : Music

From the "Daily Word"                               Monday, September 9, 2013

I am ready for this new day!
I awaken refreshed, renewed, and energized. To begin my morning, I start with prayer, connecting with Source. The ideas I hold in mind and heart help prepare me for the day ahead. I affirm that I am one with God and aligned with divine life, order, peace, and plenty. I am ready for this new day, whatever it may bring.
If I have specific goals in mind, I decide on the first steps to reach them. If I have an upcoming test, I study. If I’ve been assigned a task at work, I prepare by gathering the resources I need. When new opportunities arise, I seize them with confidence.
Preparation is necessary in many facets of life. My heart and mind are open and prepared for every blessing this day holds.
Build up, build up, prepare the way, remove every obstruction from my people’s way.—Isaiah 57:14

Sunday, September 8, 2013

"Roses" & New Home for Artist, NORA KASTEN

      Painting #891 of 1180 paintings   Oil on linen  (24"x20")    painted July, 2006      SOLD  

"Yesterday, I purchased a house at Grasmere At Wyndemere here in Naples and the closing is two weeks from tomorrow, September 23, 2013.  This condo I bought a year ago is just fine but I have always felt it was temporary.  Now, I am so looking forward to moving into a nice home again." 

From The Daily Word at Unity                           

My highest good is always unfolding.

Circumstances change. Plans get interrupted. Life takes unexpected turns. Even so, I remain calm and unshaken as I stand on the solid ground of faith, knowing that my highest good is unfolding.

Beneath every outer change is the unchanging Truth of God—stable, unvarying, consistent. In God, nothing is ever lost. In God, there is enough power and strength to meet any life experience. In God, I know I am not alone. I maintain the courage and will to embrace all that life offers.

As conditions change, I am flexible, moving through times of transformation with ease and grace. I expect the manifestation of my highest good, and I embrace whatever form it may take.

Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change.—Psalm 46:2