Let It Be…

 

quote_let_it_be

 

We always learn something from our relationships but sometimes life takes us in separate directions. Sometimes there is friction. In order to thrive, sometimes we need to just be, remember the good and move forward.

 

The haunting words, “Let It Be” can show the way to wisdom and hope in a toxic situation or relationship. In times of trouble, my personal prayerful message is, “Let it be, be with me.” “Me” meaning the love and living spirit of Christ.

 

Let It Be, the song

The Beatles music left a mark on the history of our lives. I wonder if four teenage boys, who enjoyed making music together, perceived the notion that they would spend decades collaborating and performing together? Their songs live on even after their break-up.

 

let_it_be_the_beatles_powerful_life

The Beatles

 

“Let It Be” was the final release before Paul McCarthy announced his leaving the group and the subsequent break-up of The Beatles.

 

“Let it be, let it be

Whisper words of wisdom

Let it be.”

(Song excerpt written by Paul McCarthy of The Beatles)

 

~~~

The World Mourns the musician, Prince

As the world mourns the musician, Prince, I wondered: Why do celebrity musicians like The Beatles and Prince touch us and arouse our curiosity? In retrospect, a song’s melody can effect our essence, the lyrics can speak to us while the rhythm can embody us as we go through life’s challenges, joys and sorrows.

 

prince_purple_rain

Prince

Prince explains the meaning of “Purple Rain”: “When there’s blood in the sky – red and blue= purple… purple rain pertains to the end of the world and being with the one you love and letting your faith/God guide you through the purple rain.”

~~~

As the saying goes, “Let go. Let God.”

 

Wishing you wisdom and grace,

Maria Lauren

My Website

Inspirational Visualizations

Your_Powerful_Life_Maria_Lauren_Alberici_Riccio

Maria Lauren (a.k.a. Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio)

 

Your Powerful LIFE blog is about Living, Inspiration, Fitness, Entertainment…. It is produced in my own time and solely reflects my personal opinions. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of my employer, past or present, or any other organization with which I may be affiliated.

All content is copyrighted.

 

 

 

Healing, Spirituality and Joy

joy_play_laughter_body_mind_spirit

 

Serving as a Healthy Living Facilitator at Kaiser Permanente gives me the opportunity to teach exercise classes that are not only a workout but a ‘play-out.’ Laughter is welcome and the unity of body, mind and spirit is encouraged.

 

Now more than ever it is important to be sensitive to cultural and religious beliefs. Health professionals at Kaiser Permanente make this an important focus when caring for their patients.

~~~

 

Dr. Christina Puchalski, founder and director of The George Washington Institution for Spirituality and Health, has created a template, FICA, to assist physicians in asking patients about their spiritual history and to learn what helps them cope.

 

FICA

F—Faith and Belief:

  • Do you consider yourself spiritual or religious?
  • Do you have spiritual beliefs that help you cope with stress?
  • What gives your life meaning?

 

 

I—Importance:

  • What importance does your faith or belief have in your life?
  • Have your beliefs influenced how you take care of yourself in this illness?
  • What role do your beliefs play in regaining your health?

 

 

C—Community:

  • Are you part of a spiritual or religious community?
  • Is this of support to you and how?
  • Is there a group of people you love or who are important to you? [Community such as churches, temples, and mosques, or a group of like-minded friends can serve as strong support systems for some patients.]

 

 

A—Address in Care:

  • How would you like me, your healthcare provider, to address these issues in your healthcare?

 

~~~

 National Doctors Day

Healthcare providers, especially doctors are important to your quality of life. National Doctors Day is March 30th, the annual day to appreciate your physician.

 

~~~

Conclusions

With respect, it’s always good to remember that the spirituality of each person is valuable to their well-being. I must say that nurturing the spiritual aspects of my faith has been my saving grace. My personal beliefs give me strength to heal myself so I am better able to help heal others.

 

heal_me_bible_verse

 

Easter Reflection

This Easter holiday was a time for reflection and a reminder for me to live in joy and be a light to the world.

“Commit to erasing negativity from your speech and thoughts. Be a positive person because of Jesus.” – Father Thomas J. Connery

 

joy_lord_bible

 

May you experience your personal spiritual journey of inner joy.

Blessings,

Maria Lauren, A.K.A. Maria Elena Alberici – Riccio

Your Powerful LIFE blog

 

Maria-Lauren-Alberici-Riccio-motivation-entertainer-fitness-You-Got-The-PowerYour Powerful LIFE blog is about Living, Inspiration, Fitness, Entertainment…. It is produced in my own time and solely reflects my personal opinions. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of my employer, past or present, or any other organization with which I may be affiliated.

All content is copyrighted.