Silver Birch

You cannot dissect spirit in any laboratory. Neither can human beings create life.

They cannot make a flea. However lowly the form of life, it cannot be manufactured by you because life is non-physical.

The soul does not come into its own when the skies are blue, the sun is shining and you are in a bed of roses.

The soul comes into its own in difficulty and hardship.

The gold that you value reveals its luster only after it has been crushed.

The diamonds you prize are embedded in clay and dirt when originally found.

Their brilliance emerges only after the process of polishing. So it is with spirit.

It is only in the darkness that you will find the light. It is only in sorrow that you will find joy.

It is only in pain that you will realize what health can bring.

We are engaged in driving out the materialism that is the cancer of your world, the selfishness, the greed, cupidity, violence that are by-products of this materialism, so that people, the children of the Great Spirit, may find and fulfill themselves, and build a world of mutual co-operation where each strives to help the other and share the wondrous abundance that is offered to you physically, mentally and spiritually.

Gradually the light drives out the darkness as knowledge replaces ignorance, and superstition has to retreat as truth advances.

Spirit will triumph over matter because spirit is master and matter is servant.

It is foolish to allow the servant to dominate the master.

Arthur Findlay

…may the Light that lightens all darkness lead you into the light you are so earnestly seeking.


To put the world right in order, we must first put the nation in order; to put the nation in order, we must first put the family in order; to put the family in order, we must first cultivate our personal life; we must first set our hearts right.

The Buddha

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so, let us all be thankful.

Meister Eckhart

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is ‘thank you’, it will be enough.

His Highness the Dalai Lama

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Barbra De Angelis

Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.

Italian Proverb

Who shall kindle others must himself glow.


Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice.

Trina Paula

How does one become a butterfly?” she asked pensively. “You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar.


Do not be content with showing friendship in words alone, let your heart burn with loving kindness for all who may cross your path.


Be generous in prosperity, and thankful in adversity.