#PeaceMatters, Part 1 by Rick Cano | Dec 5, 2016 | #Peace, #PeaceMatters, Judith Ashley, Judith Ashley Romance, Sacred Women's Circles, The Sacred Women's Circle series, Windtree Press | 2 comments Judith Ashley is the author of The Sacred Women’s Circle series, romantic fiction that honors spiritual traditions that nurture the soul. January 4th, 2016 I was optimistic about the year ahead. My first 4 posts were about 2 Comments Sarah Raplee on December 6, 2016 at 7:18 pm I pray and meditate to get into a more positive frame of mind. I also try to be of service to others and 'pay it forward.' The hard truth is that we grow spiritually through adversity. That is why life is often challenging. I remind myself of this and try to discover what I am supposed to learn from the latest goings-on, and I trust that things will improve over time. During WWII, I'm sure people felt the world was going to hell and would never be 'right' again. But things progressed and life got better. There are many less starving people today, more educated people, fewer people suffering through war, fewer people dying from disease. We'll always have troubles and problems to overcome, but as a race humanity is evolving. As individuals, it's up to us to grow spiritually and find inner peace. Reply Judith Ashley on December 7, 2016 at 5:07 pm Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Sarah. I do believe we can grow spiritually without adversity. I got involved with my first sacred women's circle because I was curious. But, there have been times when my spiritual practice has dropped off. Adversity has, then, brought me back to my practice, usually added something to it, had me contemplating what the hiatus was all about so I could learn and grow from the experience. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment * Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.