to the December issue of "Brilliant!" At this time of the year
in many countries the festive season is well and truly under way.
Families and friends come together all over the world to share a number of
different celebrations, and a consistent message of love, peace and
harmony unites us all.
bring such a special joy and wonder to this time of year and are a great
reminder to live in the moment and be happy. Come and discover some amazing insights from
the very young, sharing a deep understanding of life's priorities at The Bright
Light Café's delightful quotes page about, and by, children.
on the menu at The Café are
wonderful quotes on friendship
that have such special meaning at this time of year.
2006 just sped by? It has been a busy year for the team at Bright
Light. At the beginning of 2006 we wrapped up our True Love Writing
Competition, having received many excellent entries from writers all over
the world. Audio performances of our ten finalist entries were
professionally recorded and showcased at
the Café and then we had the difficult
task of choosing four very deserving winners.
the menu of positive and uplifting short
stories, poems, articles, anecdotes, streaming audio performances and
multimedia at The Bright Light Café
grew by over 100 new items, and we welcomed many fine new talents to our
Bright Light creative online family.
the last quarter of the year Bright Light Multimedia proudly released the
visionary novel, "Letters
to Michael" and the new
personal development CD and audio download, "The
The Bright Light Café and
Bright Light Multimedia websites have been upgraded during the year and
the Café's Featured Talent area has
been extended and now includes an interview page revealing many fascinating facts
about this special group of talented contributors.
We hope 2006 has been good for you and
your loved ones, and as we approach another new year, we hope it brings
all the success, laughter, love and happiness you could wish for.
to relax -
with our compliments!
festive time of year can often become quite stressful, what with social events, shopping and preparations, family gatherings, the
financial aspect, and just the sheer organisation it
takes to keep everything on track! For way too many
people, the stress they experience can also be for deeper, more personal reasons.
the cause of this stress, relaxation is the perfect solution.
Everyone at Bright Light Multimedia wants you to be relaxed so you can
enjoy the good times ahead, so we'd
like you to have a
the end of December, we are offering a digital audio download of our short “Deep
Relaxation” exercise, with our compliments.
This download is normally priced at $8.95, but because you are our
Brilliant friend, we're giving it to you at no charge
Call it our contribution to your happiness and enjoyment during the holiday
claim your free download, simply click HERE
to launch your email program, add your name to the subject line, and send
the mail. You will receive a reply email
containing a link to the audio file's special download page. The
easy to follow instructions on the page will walk you through the simple
process to download and save the file to your hard disk.
relaxation audio is twelve and a half minutes long, making it the ideal
quick "time-out" to help you rest and revive, and restore some
calm to your day.
We know you’ll find this short relaxation a valuable resource during the
holiday season, and beyond, so don't forget to pick up your free download
before the end of December.
month at The Bright Light Café we present for
your entertainment and enjoyment :
new inspiring article;
fabulous new streaming audio performances;
rather quirky and humorous short story;
charming new poems;
very different new multimedia pages.
now, I am going to hand the newsletter over to the beautiful and
talented Barbara Llewellyn, who will tell you more about these new pieces and
the talented folk who created them.
Arlin Credo, from the Philippines, has been through many rough
patches in her young life but has managed to turn lemons into lemonade with
this charming and positive attitude.
If you've ever wondered if you can cope with all that the world hands you
then you'll know this is one of the best ways to pull yourself through any
Power of Five
A few days ago, I was having another fretting day. I had so many conflicts to deal with and personal affairs to attend to that I was eating my heart out the whole day I was moving around. I could almost hear the song playing in my head:
"Fretty woman walking down the street, fretty
woman ... la la la la ..."
That night, after retiring from the day's toil, I remembered the time when I was diagnosed with SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) a.k.a. Lupus, an incurable autoimmune disease. I started re-grieving over the part that SLE took away from me. I began to fret about all the things I used to do so well.
Read more ...
Please join with
us in congratulating Rachelle
Arlin Credo in becoming our latest
brand new Featured Talent. Well done, Rachelle! It takes lots of
talent and at least eight items featured at The Bright Light
Café to achieve
this status so you know it's taken a lot of hard work and talent to get to
this next and higher stage of creative development. As soon as
Rachelle sends us all the details, we'll present to you her biography,
interview and photos along with links to all her work featured at The Bright
Café. Once again, congratulations, Rachelle!
you've ever felt someone's words or actions make you instantly
angry, upset or frightened, you have experienced your emotional
triggers being switched on.
you want other people to keep
"pushing your buttons"?
Or do you want to
take back the power that is rightfully
you want to be in control of your own life, it's time for The
Second Trigger and the Master Switch that will override
all your negative responses.
Ravi Bedi, from India, is a multitalented
man, writing and painting his way into our hearts. His quietly
colourful art work at The Bright Light Café focuses on the hypnotic glory of
nature, bringing a moment's rest and peace to us all. Ravi's newest
art piece extends this focus, gracing his landscape with a delightful
sprinkling of spirituality. This tranquil setting is a wonderful
place for meditation and an inspiring setting for poems, stories and
to a magical grove of trees, flaming with morning's first light or
shimmering with the moon's gentle kisses.
you ever wondered what your beloved pets do when you leave the house?
A friend of ours sent us this exposé on the life of luxury our dogs and
cats are experiencing while we head out into the hustle of everyday
existence. If you love animals, this will put a smile on your face and
heart as will the matching poems, stories and music.
Pets Do When You're Not Home (flash
Have you ever wondered what you
gorgeous cat and dogs get up to while you're not there to say
See now ...
Palmer, from the USA, once again reveals his gentle heart in this
memory of parenthood that brings a smile after a very quick bit of
puzzlement. It helps to know that a Phillips screwdriver has a
different head to other screwdrivers - but, of course, you knew that
already so you'll thoroughly enjoy -
Lying up under the car
on the floor of the garage
I saw his little feet arrive
the shadow of his head
bending down to ask
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of gentle hearts, Stephen
Pray, also from the USA, wanders down Memory Lane to deliver
this delightful poem. Steve has had a very trying year filled with
physical concerns and much pain so just imagine how prolific Steve will be
without those challenges. Please, join with us in wishing
Steve greatly improved health in the New Year and a pain-free
The slow ticking of the clock
Does not break the silence
In a dimly lit room. A shaft
Of sunlight creeps through the dancing
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you ever wondered
what happens after you die?
Join Kate and Michael Morrison and find out now in this
insightful, inspiring and gently humorous adventure story of life, death, and what happens
to laugh and cry and feel good all over as you come face to face with
the power of love and
profound and timeless spiritual truths.
holiday season reminds us all of family and friends and times gone by.
The New Year brings fresh hope and a bright new dawn into all our lives.
This month's performances celebrate those thoughts and attitudes focusing on
the great love between friends and realising how even a simple cork board can
flood our minds with memories before looking at the everyday and always miraculous
joy of a fresh and fearless morning. how much they all
mean to us. Have a listen and then put your hands together (or tap out an email) to
by Rachelle Arlin
another wink of day creases
from the lofty dappled spaces
glowing in twilight's splendor
through the slightly opened door
Read More ...
Forever companion in the dark
Risking it all to protect your heart,
Will Be by Kathyleen Rivera
Whenever you are lonely, I’ll sing you a song
Whenever you are crying, I’ll be there when you call
Multicolored pins haphazardly stuck
on a twelve by fifteen corkboard.
a collage of photographs and post it notes,
Palmer, from the USA, has a delightfully wicked sense of humour
that he reveals with his tongue very firmly in his cheek in this delightfully
naive tale of internet corruption. If you've ever been emailed by banks
or princesses or anybody else promising you heaps of money for little or no
effort then you'll definitely relate to this story and thank goodness you
don't have any friends like the one supposedly telling this tale.
as Nice (449 words)
Just before the school zone was an electronic speed board flashing me at 33mph. Instant reflex was to compare that speed with my speedometer, which was about right, but what caught my eye was the time on my radio, 3:33 — and the gas gauge below “E”. I pulled into the first gas station in sight. After waiting behind 3 cars, I noticed the price, $3.33 a gallon.
Annoyed at not catching this earlier and not wanting to search further on empty, I clicked in the
auto-fuel-cut-off lever and went inside for a pack of smokes.
end of 2006 is a blessing for many people, leaving all its trials and
tribulations in the past while the fresh and fragrant promises of 2007 lead us
all on into a better future. We wish you the best of all tomorrows and hope
each of your today's is filled with celebration and peaceful
the blessing of the rain be on you – the soft sweet rain.
May it fall upon your spirit so that all the little flowers may spring
up and shed their sweetness on the air.
May the blessing of the great rains be on you, may they beat upon your
spirit and wash it fair and clean and leave there many a shining pool where
the blue of heaven shines and sometimes a star."
our warmest regards,
Llewellyn & Rod Kirkham
P.S. Don't forget to pick up your complimentary Relaxation
audio download and have a wonderful holiday season and
a Happy New Year!
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