Everywhere in the world; in every culture, every background, every socio-economic class there are the same type of problematic situations that occur in our everyday lives, to some degree or another.  What does our future hold?  Will we be happy and healthy?  How can we care for our families?  To paraphrase the eloquence of Shakespeare:  ‘A rose by any other name is still a rose’.  We can choose to enjoy our topical differences – the spice of life, so to speak, and triumphantly celebrate our unity – we are one – with the realization that how we trust and support ourselves has the same effects as how we trust and support one another.  When we begin to think in terms of ‘we’ instead of ‘me’, we are beginning to get it!

The presence and experience of Spirit in our daily lives - transcending all boundaries between professional and private life - that is both personal and universal at the same time.   How we bring consciousness into every aspect of our lives, from our most personal and intimate thoughts and relationships to our relationships that seem more transient and less personal, such as our interactions with the drug store checkout clerk or the bus driver.  How we, as conscious individuals, have the power of transformation to elevate every human being that we encounter by focusing on the good in them, thus bringing out the good.  When we begin to have awareness of the impact of our every thought, emotion, word and action, we begin to wake up and activate the internal seed within us that has been lying dormant – we raise our own consciousness, we light our own light - we begin to live our life anew, thus connecting to the Divine that is within all of us.

In this journey of a lifetime, what will propel us, sustain us and keep this connection vivid in our minds and living in our hearts?   Through the strength of our personal values, enlivened with Spirit - fueled by the power of Love, Faith, Hope, Compassion and Forgiveness -  the strongest foundation on which to build upon that will always give us access to our internal support and belief system which in turn supports our external world as well.

Acknowledge your Humanity and embrace your Spirituality.  Begin each day and end each day by reciting this simple prayer (start with the complete stanza of Love, then Peace, then Light).  Surround yourself and envision yourself filled with Love, Peace and Light, then give back, joyfully and unconditionally, to others.  

Prayer of Love, Peace and Light

Love before me

Love behind me

Love at my left

Love at my right

Love above me

Love below me

Love unto me

Love in my surroundings

Love to all

Love to the universe

Peace before me

Peace behind me

Peace at my left

Peace at my right

Peace above me

Peace below me

Peace unto me

Peace in my surroundings

Peace to all

Peace to the universe

Light before me

Light behind me

Light at my left

Light at my right

Light above me

Light below me

Light unto me

Light in my surroundings

Light to all

Light to the universe

We look forward to the continued adventure of this ‘long and winding road’ together - sharing ways in which we can guide and support one another that contributes to a happy, healthy and light-filled planet!

Please pass this along to your friends and family!

With Love, Peace and Light,

Beyond the Bridge

Beyond The Bridge was founded by Linda Shields and is based in New York City.  Beyond The Bridge is committed to conscious and healthful living that encapsulates the complete wellness of mind, spirit and body.  Beyond The Bridge offers resources to help you achieve harmony and balance through Conscious Living, Corporate Wellness, Naam Yoga and Universal Kabbalah.  Visit and empower yourself with the resources to manifest your inner desires, raise consciousness and live from your heart.