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Entre Ángeles y Milagros: Quieta y en Silencio

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Entre Ángeles y Milagros: Quieta y en Silencio

Posted on 24 October 2012 by Rev. Sonia Echezuria

Para mí, el silencio es la lengua materna de DIOS. Nada me revive y refresca más que descansar en el silencio y escucharle. Nada me sana más.
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Entre Ángeles y Milagros: El Susurro de la Eternidad

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Entre Ángeles y Milagros: El Susurro de la Eternidad

Posted on 17 September 2012 by Rev. Sonia Echezuria

Desde hace unos años, letras de canciones comenzaron a acecharme a media noche y durante todo el día. Yo no sospechaba que la abundancia de nuestro universo delicioso me había elegido para componer y cantar música. Por supuesto, yo no estaba preparada para esta aventura. Imagínate, como profesional, yo había hecho de todo un poco (periodismo, escritura creativa, producción y dirección de televisión, life coaching, charlas motivacionales y asesoría espiritual), pero la música estaba, simplemente, fuera de la ecuación porque yo tengo muy poca formación musical. Bueno… ¿Adivina qué? Las fuerzas creativas tenían un plan diferente.
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Sing Out Loud: The Whisper Of Eternity

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Sing Out Loud: The Whisper Of Eternity

Posted on 21 June 2012 by Rev. Sonia Echezuria

A few years ago, lyrics started to chase me in the middle of the night and through out daytime. Little did I know that the abundance of our delightful Universe had chosen me to compose and sing music. Of course, I was not ready for such a higher call. Imagine, through out my life, I had done a little bit of everything (journalism, creative writing, TV production and direction, life coaching, motivational speaking and spiritual counseling) but music was simply out of the equation because I did not -and still do not- have musical education. Well, guess what? Creative forces had a different plan and saying. Through this blog, I will share with you the music that has been composed through me. The only credit that I give to myself regarding the miracle I’m about to share with you all, my earthly family, is my willingness and commitment to value, respect and embrace Mystery (with capital m). In advance, I apologize for my amateur interpretation of the songs that I’ll be sharing. As I honestly mentioned a few lines ago, I am neither a musician nor a singer. To me, my songs are miracles. And I choose to share them with you simply because who am I to stop the flow of love that these songs carry.
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Today’s Prayer

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Today’s Prayer

Posted on 28 September 2011 by Rev. Sonia Echezuria

Here we all are, delighted in an Interfaith virtual gathering. Supporting each other in remembering that we embody God, the One, the Only. This virtual space is full of God! We do have different faces and respond to different names but each of us embodies a piece of the one sky that enfolds us all, a ray of light of the one sun that warms us all, a spark of the divinity that gives meaning to our human adventure. May we always remember who we are, what we are and why we are here. Rejoicing in gratitude, we get to say thank you God and we let love and peace rule in our hearts and minds now and always.

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Get it?

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Get it?

Posted on 21 May 2011 by Rev. Sonia Echezuria

Think about this… We assumed with relative naturalness that coming from different geographic backgrounds and cultures we all developed different languages. Nevertheless, in the religious field, many have chosen to believe that their way of worshiping God is the right and only valid way for all humanity.
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science-and-spirituality

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Transforming Compassion in Science and Religion

Posted on 20 May 2011 by Rev. Sonia Echezuria


 

 

“Science without religion is lame,

religion without science is blind.”

– Albert Einstein

Dopamine is part of a reward system that is important in human and animal behavior, and dopamine levels are elevated in the brain when we experience pleasure or well being. Pleasure is associated both with the anticipation of activities essential to survival—for example, eating and sex—and with the activities themselves.
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We are what we are…

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Practical Spirituality: Personal Interpretation of Sacred Texts… Now Matthew 6.19-21

Posted on 20 May 2011 by Rev. Sonia Echezuria

19Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

–MATTHEW 6.19-21

 

This Jesus’ teaching serves me to remember that anything and everything that I can either see or touch will never be the source of my genuine and permanent joy and peace. The material world has been designed to undergo transformation, change, construction and destruction. The only permanent aspect of the material world is its inconsistency.
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What 1 Can Do Social Media Campaign

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What 1 Can Do Social Media Campaign

Posted on 18 May 2011 by Rev. Sonia Echezuria

Tinting

Social Media

with

Love, Kindness

and Compassion

 

 

Combining my experience in the world of moving images and my need to share spiritual tools that can make our lives a worthy adventure, I conceived What 1 Can Do Social Media Campaign. Sometimes we tent to forget the power of one. Personalities such as Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr., Maria Callas, Albert Einstein, Valentina Tereshkova, John Lennon, Marie Curie or Rudolf Nureyev remind us that we are not only magnificent but that we have the right and the duty to be radically ourselves. It is in choosing to act from our power within, in embracing our uniqueness and profound beauty that we get to give the best of us to the world. But what are we going to do with all that we are? Because we are beating, thinking, feeling, walking, creative love -that’s what we are, the embodiment of love, love dressed in flesh-, we get to call forth life. But we are also free and we get to choose what to do with our fantastic powers. We have free will to choose between supporting love and life or neglecting them. Every here and now, we get choose between an act of love or hatred. What would you choose?

What 1 Can Do is a campaign that offer us the opportunity to remember that who we are and what we do matter. We are worthy and we can make a difference in each other’s lives and in the world, one thought, feeling, and action at a time. If we choose to care for others and ourselves our personal decisions and actions could impact our lives in ways that we cannot even begin to imagine. That’s how some of the greatest names you can remember changed the world for the better and are still alive in our memories and hearts. Let us help each other remember that we are capable of doing what the great men and women of history have done: become a caring and beneficial presence in today’s world.

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What 1 Call Can Do reminds us to make that phone call, period. Sometimes, we feel it is important for us to make a phone call that we have been procrastinating for whatever reason and we simply don’t do it. We convince ourselves that there is something more important than celebrating a friend’s birthday, a child’s birth or call the authorities to report domestic violence or child abuse. If it feels important to make that phone call, it is important! Let us make it! Let us trust our intuition and remember that we can make a difference in our lives and in the lives of others by making the call we may be procrastinating. Let us never underestimate What 1 Call Can Do!

 

The What 1 Can Do teachings are very simple, as simple as the greatest revelations we realize throughout our lives. The What 1 Can Do campaign does not teach us anything; it reminds us what we already know intuitively, that we are the ones we’ve been waiting for! The Gandhis, the Mothers Teresas, the Martin Luther King Jrs., the Tereshkovas, the Einsteins, the Jesuses, the Buddhas. If we want to experience a beautiful, peaceful, loving, caring, just world, we need to cultivate these values in ourselves first. By using our own gifts, talents, abilities and resources we can make a difference in our world. We get to choose who we are, what we are and what we do. And if things don’t go as planned, we can always choose again and choose differently! Let us never underestimate What 1 Can Do!

 

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Short and Sweet, A Rose.

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Sweet & Short… A Rose!

Posted on 18 May 2011 by Rev. Sonia Echezuria

When you see the following image,

how does it resonate with you?

a) Do you remember the kid who broke your heart for the very first time?

b) Do you think about the cruel bitch that stole your first husband 20 years ago?

c) In the middle of May, do you keep repeating to yourself that this year you should not forget your best friend’s birthday in September?

d) It remains you that by the end of this month, after you pay all your bills, you will not have enough money to give to yourself the freaky rose that your life coach told you to get for you. Of course, you think, if you had a man…

e) You feel definitely crucified between the past and the future when you see this goddamned rose!
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Tapping Into Kindness

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Tapping Into Kindness

Posted on 18 May 2011 by Rev. Sonia Echezuria

A Spiritual Campaign

Designed to Help Us

Experience, Know and Express

Love, Kindness and Compassion

through Social Media

 

Combining my experience in the world of moving images and my need to share spiritual tools that can make our lives a worthy adventure, I conceived Tapping Into Kindness, a series of 5 spots that help us remember that, when facing challenging situations, we always have the option of breathing, validating our feelings and choosing a kinder response to share with the world. These on-line doses of kindness are posted on YouTube and you can access them by searching “Tapping Into Kindness” in Google or YouTube.
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