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“Patty Kogutek is a spiritual dynamo! She may have had a Change of Habit but when it comes to life, never a change of heart. She is all about friendship, family and faith, and writes of all three with verve.”

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G-Vites--Everyday Invitations from God

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How to Turn Chaos to Calm

Does your mind create the chaos of negativity? “How stupid of me!” “ I should have known better.” “What an idiot!” Do any of these remarks sound like the negative tape that sometimes plays in your head? We chastise ourselves for not meeting expectations. These expectations come from ourselves or others. We should been smarter, faster, or more perfect. But many times we miss the mark! Instead of bashing ourselves with negative self-talk, we need to replace this negative input with words and thoughts of compassion and positive reinforcement. Instead of loathing our own behavior, recalling God’s messages of love and acceptance would turn our losing frame of mind into the winning souls that we are. God would say, “Oh, my child, you are so wonderful!” “I’m with you through whatever happens.” “You are made in my image and likeness and are an amazing reflection of the Divine.” We all grew up with the spiritual lesson of compassion. We were taught, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” I would propose that most of us have to learn to “Love yourself as much as your neighbor.” If you are challenged in finding compassion for yourself, try recasting your situation as a newspaper article. Pretend you are writing about your actions in your local newspaper. Write a short description about what happened on the third person (“That woman” instead of “I”). Just report the facts taking the judgment out. Refrain from using words of guilt of condemnation. In doing this practice you will be more like a witness rather than a judge and compassion should flow more easily. I found that this... read more

The Secrets to Life

Does life, in all its grandeur, seem like a maze to “get through” with the least resistance? All of us want to get in on the “know”, the secrets of life, making our life trek a little “easier”. Here are the 3 guiding principles, paving the way and you don’t have to keep them a secret! JUDGE NOT: You were born an original and so was everyone else. Put judgment aside. We each bring uniqueness to the world. And we all are just a little weird!!! FEAR NOT: Stay in faith, knowing somehow through whatever is happening, that God’s plan is at work. Reach out to friends, take baby steps, and be brave and strong no matter what. We all are just a little afraid! RESIST NOT: Go with the flow. Whatever person or situation presents itself embrace it, knowing that you are RSVPing to God’s invitation. Nothing happens for “no good reason”. We all are just a little out of control! Just breathe and remember these 3 secrets to life and enjoy the ride! Just Breathe:   Remember that real life begins just outside your comfort zone.... read more

New Moon Brings New Challenges

Did you see the Super Moon (Aries New Moon) last Thursday, April 7th? I read that this spectacle brings the message: spring is here and it is a time for new beginnings. This is the time period the Universe is calling each of us to change, giving us a fresh start. This new beginning is beckoning us to bold and courageous actions igniting our passion. So exactly how do we take this “leap of faith” into something bold and courageous when we have a difficult time keeping up with the day-to-day pressure just to keep it together? We need to remember that we are called to transformation. And must recognize our power in this process. We are creating our future by the choices that we make today. We are the powerful creators, learning from adversity AND happiness looking for guidance from within. It’s imperative that we take our precious time and really listen to what our gut is telling us. The GPS system in your soul is tugging you into the direction of your life purpose to fulfill your destiny. Here is a G-vite (God’s invitation) challenge for you allowing you to step back, listen, and feel the powerful nudge from the inside. Listen to this moving song, “Bird of Paradise”, by my friend, Joanne Jolee. Feel the force in the music and allow the lyrics to rest in your heart. Come away with the renewed feeling of what this special time of the New Moon means to you. What is your new and courageous step going to be? Where is your heart pulling you? Remember that we are... read more

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