Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Oil painting "Tangerine" by Artist, NORA KASTEN

Painting #1011   Oil on linen on board    (12"x16")   Painted in 2008                 SOLD

From "The Daily Word"
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
I grow boundlessly in Christ Consciousness.
As a spiritual being, I am not bound by the past. Every day is a new beginning. Each new year brings boundless opportunities for growing in Christ Consciousness as I deepen my relationship with God.
I gratefully release the past, appreciating all that contributed to my current spiritual awareness. With expectancy, I turn my thoughts to the riches of the coming year.
I aspire to live a Christ-centered life. Whatever my possessions or social status, my wealth is found in kindness, forgiveness, and wholeness. I seek first the kingdom of God, and I am enfolded in boundless Christ Love. With heart and mind open, I give and receive boundless riches in the coming new year!
This grace was given to me to bring to the Gentiles the news of the boundless riches of Christ. —Ephesians 3:8

Monday, December 23, 2013

"Spring Tulips" at Christmas Time by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"Spring Tulips"


Monday, December 23, 2013
I praise God. All is good.
We create our life experiences through our thinking, and praise expands our experience of good. Unity cofounder Charles Fillmore wrote: “We increase whatever we praise. The whole creation responds to praise and is glad.” When I hold positive thoughts, I pave the way for positive results.
I live in a world of infinite possibility. As I praise what is good and true, my awareness of the abundance of the Universe expands. As I praise the goodness in me and others, I unleash a plethora of blessings.
The Universe supports my thinking and supplies my needs. Powerful, positive thoughts lead to powerful, positive outcomes. I praise God for my life, and all is well.

Now, our God, we give thanks to you and praise your glorious name.—1 Chronicles 29:13

Friday, December 20, 2013



Friday, December 20, 2013
Times spent with loved ones are deeply treasured gifts.
Some people treasure jewels and gold, but my greatest gems are connection and companionship with my loved ones. Jesus told of a man who buried his treasure in a field, then sold everything to buy that field. As I know the value of togetherness, I gladly invest in happy moments with those I love.
Whether I am planning to be with loved ones in the coming days or simply enjoying cherished memories, our times together are deeply valuable to my soul. Whether I spend time with family, longtime friends, neighbors, or colleagues, I cherish the love, companionship, and joy we share. I appreciate our moments of connection. I treasure the special people who enrich my life.
For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.—Luke 12:34

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Photo of "Snowman On Naples Beach" by Artist, NORA KASTEN



"Yesterday morning it was 56 degrees here in Naples, FL.  Yesterday afternoon, the temperature reached 79 degrees.

Early morning I sat by the fire (I have a wonderful fireplace in my beautiful living room), snuggled up with an afghan, meditated and wrote the "Morning Pages".  In the afternoon, wearing a swimsuit, I took a one hour walk on the beach and then just sat in the beach chair for another hour, enjoying the gentle breeze while basking in the warm sunshine.  My Blessings are too numerous to count!  May you all realize your own abundant Blessings.  

Remember  . . . . . we are all in this together.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

"Nora" /Self Portrait by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"NORA"  2009

Self Portrait   Oil on Linen  (24"x20")    2009    /  Archived

"This was me almost 5 years ago.  Today, after cataract surgery, I no longer need to wear glasses and my hair is silver with a very short cut.

Of course my spiritual journey began the day I was born but in January of this year, 2013, I began a Spiritual Quest.  This year is coming to a close now but not my Spiritual Quest.  With Joy I proclaim this year to be one of the most remarkable years of my life here on Earth.

Today, another Blessing!  The artist and author, Florence Scovel Shinn, was revealed to me.  She was born in 1871 and transitioned in 1940.  She attended the PA Artist Academy and was married for some years to one of the Ashcan artists of New York,  Everett Shinn  (1876-1953).
Her words are the reminder of what I learned back in 1982 after reading Napoleon Hill's book "Think And Grow Rich".  This is just what I need today and gladly share Florence's book with you now.  I have this book on my IPad/Kindal but it is so good having her book read to me."