Lord, Your Word, Thank you for Growing My Faith

I’m going to start with a Bible story as an analogy, you can use your own story. It’s actually one of my favourite stories.

“Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the wind he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord Save Me!” 

 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him.”You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt me?”

The Bible

I was sixteen and I went up to Blue Mountain with some friends. There was a big group of us so we rented a bus. I’d never been skiing before but wanted to give it a try. In the morning I learned on the bunny hill with an Italian family who took me in. 

In the afternoon I joined my friends on the Big Hill. I went up in the chair lift with my friend Marianne. And we started down the hill. I was loving it, but all of a sudden I heard something and turned around, Marianne had taken a spill and was rolling down the hill. I remember thinking who do I think I AM I can’t ski down this big hill when I don’t even know what I’m doing, Marianne has been skiing for a while. I let go of my poles and fell. In my life I now what has taken me down. Lack of faith, I didn’t think I was good enough.

But now God, your word, Creation itself living inside of me, living inside of all living beings. That still small voice inside is growing my faith.

And I have a practice that allows me to live from that place. I go out into nature and I stop moving and I focus on the energy in my hands, my feet, my legs, my front, my back, my head and then I breathe from the top of my head to the tip of my toes. Long deep breaths and I feel Gods light, the holy spirit, consciousness, your word, moving through me, cleansing me, healing me, making me whole and taking away all doubt, guilt, shame and fear and then I can hear that still small voice inside of me and I know what my next step is. One step at a time.

Love and Light
Christine and The Animals

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The Spirits All Showed Up In My Backyard

I’d Never Seen This Before

‘The Spirits All Showed Up In My Backyard’ 11″ x 15″ Acrylic paint on paper By Christine Kowal

I walked out my side door and my back yard was filled with spirits. It was a rainy morning, and a group of them were huddled in and around and the gazebo. This was a first for me. I didn’t really know what to do. It was a bit shocking and a bit exciting, so I just asked them what they wanted? I figured they’d found me or rather God had sent them my way so  they’d found me for a reason.

And by the way, if it wasn’t God Love Light Jesus Christ the Holy Spirit that had directed them my way, they weren’t staying.

Apparently they had some unfinished business. They wanted me to do something for them. It was very simple, I can’t remember what it was now. Anyway first I asked God if this was alright since my experience with spirits on their way home to God up to this point had always been one on one. And he said yes it was fine. I had to get in my car and go to the shopping mall next door to deliver what ever message it was and by the time I got home they were all gone.

Leo And Me’ Photographed by Andrew Hunt

Why am I telling you this weird story right now. Well life is kinda weird right now. It’s certainly very weird for me or has been, I’m starting to understand that I have to shift gears. The life I had once imagined for myself is going to be very different. The world has changed and is changing. And at first I was terrified. 

I read The New Testament and Eckhart Tolle one after the other. The Bible is a living document that speaks to me and teaches me about Jesus and how to live through him. Eckhart Tolle’s book teaches me how to go deeper and understand how to listen to The Kingdom of Heaven Within that Jesus left inside of me and everyone else.

When I can put myself into that place of presence, into the now, take myself out of my mind and all of the things that have happened and everything that might happen and focus on The Kingdom of Heaven Within me, the all knowing Consciousness within, the Holy Spirit, your word, I can feel the stillness and I know I’ll get there from here, where ever there might be.

This is my friend Zalman after his physical body died he/ his spirit is going down a big orange corridor with a big bright yellow white light at the end. Change is hard for me. I like a certain amount of stability or constancy in my life. I will also say I was not always this way. I use to love a great adventure. So I guess this is not our choice we are all on this Great Adventure together. I am finding the key for me is I to believe and have faith and I practice being present and living from The Kingdom of God Within, Consciousness, your word. 

‘White Kitty’  5’ x 7′ Oil paint on canvas,  Part of the Craven Rd. Fence Project

Although this kitty looks like she’s almost done. She actually got a few more staples and stayed up for quite a while longer. The Animals Believe and have Faith. I get a lot of my strength from my Animal Family.

These are my two books:

‘The Bible’  NIV  New International Version

‘The Power Of Now’  By Eckhart Tolle

There is a reason that the world is the way it is right now.  I don’t know why that is only God knows. But what I do know is that we’ve gotten off track, I’ve gotten off track. And I’m working very hard to listen to that still small voice inside of me now and in each moment and live on track. 

Love and Light 

Christine And The Animals

We Are All Connected Through Love And Light Inside

‘When I Was Little I Was Always Holding Jesus’s Hand’ 16″ x 20″ Acrylic paint on Canvas

The God /Consciousness Inside Of Me Can Talk To The God /Consciousness Inside of Everybody. When I was a little girl we had a bird named Orinda. Orinda was a canary. I asked my mom how could I learn to talk to Orinda so we could understand each other. She told me to read to her for thirty minutes everyday. 

My mom said this way Orinda would learn to understand my words and language and I would learn to understand her way of speaking as she reacted to the stories and words I spoke. 

And it worked, after a while Orinda and I could speak to each other and understand each other although the sounds/ or language we spoke were different. 

We can all understand one another. The God /Consciousness Inside of Me Can Talk To The God /Consiousness Inside of Everybody.

We Are All Connected Through Love And Light Inside

Love And Light 
Christine And The Animals

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