Friday, September 26, 2014

Beach Video by Artist, NORA KASTEN

Painting #601 of 1181 Paintings / Oil on Linen (12"x 16") Completed July1, 2000      SOLD

"Last night I learned of Dr. Eghrari's book during the Book Study Group meeting here in my home in Naples, FL.  After everyone left I downloaded this book (he has authored two more as well) from Amazon's Kindle to my IPad and commenced reading.  I read until one o'clock this morning and then finished the book today.  It is a delightful read and a couple of times while sitting alone in my living room, I just burst out laughing aloud.  Massoud is a good storyteller and the best part is that his stories are true.  I have ordered the other two books in paperback and can't wait for their arrival."


"I took this video with my IPhone at Lowdermilk Beach on Wednesday.  Where the rocks are jutting out into the water is the place I put my Beloved Karl's ashes in April, 2012."         

Received September 24, 2014

I am healthy and well, whole and complete,
From the crown of my head to the soles of my feet.
The chakras are balanced and humming along,
Keeping this body healthy and strong.

The colors in spectrum, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and purple,
Emit great Energy, creating the Circle.
The Circle of LOVE that surrounds each soul,
Makes us aware we are part of the whole.

We need not be tossed to and fro,
Keep on the path and follow the Glow.
We're always with you as you take flight,
Buckle your seatbelt and just sit tight.

Rise up, up to this higher dimension,
Be who you are and state your intention.
Your requests are all heard before you ask,
Drop all pretensions, get rid of the mask.

Live this life as an open book,
There's no harm in taking a second look.
How can you be sure unless you question,
For all that is written does not pass inspection.

Keep your heart open to receive the Truth,
The LOVE of God is always your proof.
There is much more to learn but you're doing alright,
Receive LOVE and give LOVE for that is your plight.

Copyright © By Nora Kasten 2014 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Peonies Floral by Artist, NORA KASTEN

Painting #306 of 1181 paintings / Oil on Linen  (24"x 30") Completed, May, 1996   SOLD
"I received a message in rhyme this morning but it looks like I'll have to wait until tomorrow to post."
I call forth what I need from the field of infinite potential.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

My prayer time begins with a shift in consciousness. By moving my attention away from the material world, I become conscious of the Presence beyond appearances: the presence of All That Is. I am immersed in this energy. I do not pray to God, I pray from a consciousness of God.
In this place of pure awareness, my Higher Self is one with the Divine. I become a radiating center of God-consciousness, drawing to me whatever I need to be well and strong, successful and prosperous. I call forth the answer to my prayer from the field of infinite potential. My prayer is certain; every need is already fulfilled. The goodness of God is available to me right here and now.

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask for whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. —John 15:7

Monday, September 22, 2014

At The Beach by Artist, NORA KASTEN

Painting #913 of 1181 Paintings / Oil on Linen  (5"x7")  Completed January 22, 2007


"Yesterday, for the first time in four weeks I was at the beach.  It was late afternoon but certainly not as dark as the photo appears.  It was beautiful and I was richly Blessed to be there.  It's raining again today here in Naples but maybe a walk in the rain on the beach is just what I need . . .  . is that an orb in the photo on the lower right hand side?"

I am free; I am unlimited.

Monday, September 22, 2014

In autumn, leaves let go of their branches. They catch a breeze, float freely through the air, then gently fall to the ground. Like the leaves, I let go of what I have been holding on to and find new freedom of expression. A whisper of inspiration guides my thoughts and actions as I drift to new experiences, ways of thinking, and patterns of living.
I am not tied to one idea, one job, or one habit. I have freedom of choice. Just as the leaf has no fear as it falls from the tree, I have no fear of change. I am one with God, imbued with unlimited potential. I look forward to new growth and adventures, new freedom to express who I am. I am free. I am unlimited. I am ready for new horizons.

As servants of God, live as free people, yet do not use your freedom as a pretext for evil.—1 Peter 2:16

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Good Memories by Artist, NORA KASTEN

Painting #1001 of 1181 Paintings / Oil on Linen (24"x 30") Completed in 2008    SOLD

Painting #1161 of 1181 Paintings / Oil on Canvas (6"x 6")  Completed October 23, 2011

"The man in this painting transitioned earlier this year and yet his essence (spirit) is still with us.  It is so good to see him smiling now and letting us know he is happy.  His nature was to be helpful to others and he is still doing that."

Sunday, September 21, 2014

From time to time, I may find myself judging another person for their actions or choices. Yet condemnation does not help others change. The best way for me to help another person is to behold their divinity—the Christ in them.
I empathize with others, because I understand that everyone makes mistakes. We may try in vain to get satisfaction from the world, while deeply longing for the fulfillment only Spirit can bring. When we awaken to the Truth that we are sacred beings, we find the Source of true happiness and joy.
I let go of judgment and see the Truth in myself and others. The Christ is in all of us. I behold our sacredness with love and acceptance. I rest knowing we are One.
When I awake I shall be satisfied, beholding your likeness.—Psalm 17:15

Saturday, September 20, 2014

More Rain in Naples by Artist, NORA KASTEN

Painting #700 of 1181 Paintings / Pastel (24"x 20")  Completed April 29, 2002   SOLD

"Another rainy day in Naples, FL.   While sitting at my desk, this is my view."
I embrace changes in life as blessings.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

When an oyster suffers irritation from a foreign body in its shell, it responds by secreting more shell-making substance. The intruder is not cast out but enfolded, coated by layers of nacre as it is gradually transformed into a smooth and precious pearl.
Like the oyster, I choose to see irritations as invitations to make pearls! I release resistance and accept any such experience as part of life. As I enfold the situation in love, I see how temporary life challenges lose their power to annoy and become gifts. As I bless each challenge, I allow it to help me find the peace of God within. Gratefully, I magnify the treasures of the kingdom.

So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!—2 Corinthians 5:17

Friday, September 19, 2014

Rain Day in Naples by Artist, NORA KASTEN

Painting #1021 of 1181 paintings   / Completed December 21, 2008   SOLD
"Good man, Chris, is coming by shortly to program the overhead garage door to my new car."

This is my granddaughter, Macy's, little kitty, Meme.  Isn't she cute?

"It's a beautiful rainy day here in Naples, FL today.  This scene is a corner of my backyard"

I free the flow of good in my life.

Friday, September 19, 2014

If an area of my life appears difficult or lacking, I ask myself, Is there something I need to forgive? Unforgiveness is an obstacle to the free flow of good from within.
If I feel a debt is owed to me, I ask myself, Am I willing to let it go? Good flows to me through a multitude of channels. No individual person owes me my good because my good comes from Infinite Source.
I begin to heal by tuning in to the sacred part of me that is connected to my Source. The I Am in me remains complete and untouched by any circumstance. Gently, I release my pain and allow myself to be healed by Divine Love. I am ready to forgive, and as I do, God’s good flows freely in and through my life.

Forgive us our sins, for we ourselves forgive everyone indebted to us.—Luke 11:4

Thursday, September 18, 2014

New Battery, New Car by Artist, NORA KASTEN

Painting #1104 of 1181 paintings / Oil on Canvas (30"x 40")  Completed January, 2010

"Yesterday, while at the Lincoln dealership getting a new battery, I bought a new car.  It's very much like my 2012 MKZ but . . .  WOW! This one is a 2014 MKZ and loaded with even more of our digital technology.  No gear shift at all.  I press a button to start the engine and for each gear.  Oh, it has a moon roof too."

Turn Within
I am the peace of God.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I may experience sensory overload when the noise of television, the Internet, or social media disturb my concentration and sense of peace. To find my serenity, I turn down the volume of the outer world and experience the peace of God within.
I shut off any distracting devices and rest my awareness in the natural sounds of the present moment. Peace washes over me as I let go of the noise and close my eyes. I breathe deeply—inhaling Life—and experience the peace of God right here and now. Focused on the sacred space within where I abide with the Presence, I affirm: I am the peace of God.
As I emerge from meditation, I feel refreshed and reassured of ever-present peace.

Let your adornment be the inner self with the lasting beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit.—1 Peter 3:4

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

2007 Self Portrait by Artist, NORA KASTEN

Portion of "SELF PORTRAIT" 2007
Painting #917 of 1181 paintings /Oil on Linen  (24"x20") Completed February, 2007

"No time to write this morning.  When I returned to the Ft. Myers Int'l Airport last evening from my Maine vacation, the battery in my car had died.  It's not two years old yet but AAA told me they see this often.  I'm headed out to the Lincoln dealership to have the battery replaced.

It was really hot waiting outside the car in the Long Term Parking lot for the AAA service man.  The wait was 45 minutes and I realized if I put the trunk lid up, I could sit on the back bumper in the shade and feel cooling breezes from time to time.  The first thing the nice man from AAA did after getting out of his truck was to hand me an ice cold bottle of water.  I am always Blessed."
The peace of God comforts me.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Even during the dark and stormy times of my life, God’s abundant peace is only a thought away. As I close my eyes to fear and confusion, I see the steady light of the Divine at my center. Just as the flame from a single candle dismisses darkness, the light of the Divine dissipates fear.
I am comforted by the divine inner light shining peace, power, and love within me. I affirm: God is my power; God is my strength; I am safe. Any temporary experience has only the power I give it. I choose not to empower adversity.
God in me is the strong comforting presence upon which I rely. I am comforted by the power and light of God within.

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff—they comfort me.—Psalm 23:4

Monday, September 15, 2014

Maine Vacation by Artist, NORA KASTEN

Painting #602 0f 1181  Oil on Linen  (8"x 10")  Completed June 28, 2002

"Home today after a 12 day vacation to Maine and then a great visit with my son, John, his wife, Colleen and daughter Priscilla in Dawsonville, Georgia.  More about the trip tomorrow."

I am an instrument of harmony.

Monday, September 15, 2014

I enjoy the pleasing blend of sounds when musical notes are sung or played in harmony. The music resonates with my soul, stirs my emotions, and offers a welcoming interlude in my day.
Similarly, harmony within relationships enriches my life. I seek affinity with family, friends, and associates. We may each see life differently, but as we hear each other’s ideas and suggestions, and respectfully discuss any agreements or disagreements, we compose a harmonious song.
Musical notes combine to produce a masterpiece. In the same way, the varying qualities and gifts of individuals combine to make a greater whole. Harmonious relationships are a blessing to me.

Clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.–Colossians 3:14

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Being In Maine by Artist, NORA KASTEN

"Little Daydreamer"

"I am still in Maine and now at the lovely Lucerne Inn, about ten miles east of Bangor.  
Bar Harbor would be a good place to visit today.  The message of "let go and let God" is prevalent for me today. 

May I share a poem received from my Guides this morning?"

There is a day, a day in Maine,
Hear the words but Be the refrain.
This is a new song to sing for sure,
Remember the lyrics and get past the blur.

Go high in soprano and deep for the base,
Each note of the melody is in proper place.
Joy reaches the heart as you travel along,
Hear the music, sing out strong.

Let Go, Let God
I let go and let God open my mind and heart to receive.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

When facing challenges, I remember to “let go and let God.” The first step is to release. I let go of what I am holding to in consciousness. Just as empty and open hands are free to receive, I am open and available to receive from Spirit.
I let go of worry and welcome clarity of thought. I let go of how things “should” be and open my mind and heart to receive what is. I let go of hurry and impatience and affirm I have the time and energy to do what is mine to do.
I release resentment and blame, and God expresses through me as gratitude. I free myself from anger and upset, and God demonstrates as joy. I liberate myself from confusion, and God reveals peace. I release, let go, and let God be God in my life.
For we walk by faith, not by sight.—2 Corinthians 5:7

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Vacation To Maine by Artist, NORA KASTEN

Painting #1074 of 1181   Oil on Canvas (24"x24")  Completed October 30, 2009
 I enjoy viewing this painting here in my home now in Naples, FL  

WOW!  Today, I am going to Maine.  It's a vacation.  I will arrive in Portland, ME late tonight.  Tomorrow I will be with good artist friend and art gallery owner, Susan Roux.  Check out her gallery here.  Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery.  

Friday, September 5, through Sunday, September 7, I will be in Stetson, ME.  After that, it's up for grabs.
Through the restorative power of the Silence, I rest

Rest is essential for achieving excellence in my work and relationships. To be at my best, I must have energy, enthusiasm, and a clear head. Being tired or frazzled reminds me that it is time to recharge my batteries.
When in need of rest, I turn to the restorative power of the Silence. I begin by simply placing my attention on my breath. I set aside any concerns, responsibilities, or tasks, and reconnect with the calm and loving energy of Spirit. As I close my eyes, I become aware of my body and relax each part of it, from my head to my toes. I surrender all of me to the Silence. Its power restores me—body, mind, and soul. I am rested and refreshed.
Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.—Matthew 11: