Category Archives: Many Blessings

Going Back in Time

Dear Ones,

Yesterday I was with Robyn, my co-author, and we were going over edits on our book, I Was Never Broken. We had been doing the same thing the week before, in our editing meeting. As we started the work, I admitted to Robyn, that last week I had left with a feeling of unease, as I revisited my life, through my writing. We spent some time talking about this. She asked me if it was anger, regret, sadness. And there it was…sadness. But then, I realized, in that very moment, yet again, that the sadness was born out of the reality that that was the path I had to walk at that time. Now, in retrospect, I saw it all as lessons to be learned, steel to be forged in a searing hot flame. It felt biblical to me…HaShem burning off that which was not needed…so the refined, miraculous, joyful Raine could come forth.

We spent more time on this issue. And, not surprisingly, I felt much better by the end of the session, even though our editing had taken me back to some really difficult moments as seen in my autobiography. Wow–what a path I had walked. And yet here I was, sitting, safely at her kitchen table where we often work. I had survived it all. I WAS NEVER BROKEN…occasionally bowed by pain or adversity…but I survived. And here I was in an attitude of gratitude for all the had been, was now…and could be in the future.

As I left for my next appointment of the day, I turned to Robyn and said, “thank you for listening. I feel so much better.”

And so it is, and so it is.

With many blessings and very great love for all of us,

Rebba Raine

Pema Chodron

Dear Ones: I received helpful information from a variety of sources.  This piece, which has become quite timely for me, arrived in an email from Heart Advice, Weekly Quotes from Pema Chodron.  I had barely had time to read and digest it when I had occasion to put the sound Heart Advice to good use.… Continue Reading

We Won!

Dear Ones: We won!  My incredible AIR Austin Rally team put together this new, improved, accessible website and we took third place in the advanced division.  In a couple of days you will be able to go to the page off the homepage about the team and find more details. On March 11, 2013, some… Continue Reading

More Miracles Than I Can Count

Dear Ones: I haven’t posted in a while but it is not for lack of miracles and wonderful things to report.  It is more because my retirement has been retired due to lack of interest in being retired…and I have really been busy.  I am attending lots of classes about making our new website, www.hashemshouse.org… Continue Reading

And Now the Days of Awe

Dear Ones: Somewhere between Rosh Hashanah and Shabbat Davide and I left the synagogue to show our lovely faces at a benefit for AIR-Austin, the non-profit group who are getting www.hashemshouse.org back on the internet. AIR stands for Austin Internet Rally which will actually happen on October 16th when Team Hashem’s House will actually compete… Continue Reading