My sweet, sensitive Bichon Frise‘ “JR” woke sad today. At first, I thought he’d had a bad dream, but then I realized, no, it’s the energy of the world making him sad.
It’s been a rough week and it’s only Thursday morning. I remember feeling a similar way after 9/11; not that the calamities we’ve suffered this week are of the same magnitude…it’s the unrelenting lack of rest, wondering when the next shoe is going to drop. It’s been one thing after another, all following last week when no one got any sleep over North Korea. April 11th came and went and we all breathed a sigh of relief….perhaps even let our guards down a little.
Monday it was the Boston Marathon bombings, Tuesday poisoned letters, Wednesday was a double whammy, starting with disgraceful behavior in Washington DC based on packs of lies, and ending with the West, TX factory explosion. In the midst of all this, there has been an uprising in hate talk, specifically anti-muslim rhetoric.
It makes my job spreading the word of peace and love, of Oneness and connectivity, Unity, so much more difficult. No one wants to hear how we’re all one. Not this week. Not much last week either.
I can feel the temptation welling in me to give up, to say this is too big a job, I’m tempted to say I can’t do it. How can we ever have peace when there are so many out there spewing hate, using lies to get what they want. So many ready to rip you off or steal or cheat or in some other way keep you from having what is rightfully yours because they are so afraid that won’t get theirs?
Part of me just wants to stay in bed with my dog today and cry. Cry for all the hurt and unhappy, for all the lost and wounded, for every sad thing.
I can not, for truly, there is nothing to cry about. I must rise, and face the day. I try to cheer my dog up and comfort him. I sit in my chair with my cup of coffee and write out my gratitude, as I do every morning, and I give thanks for all there is, no matter what. I accept that it is not for me to understand; it is just for me to accept, lovingly and with gratitude. It is for me to do my best with. There are lessons in these events for all of us, for we are all in this Life, together.
I hear that voice in my head tell me “Keep pushing forward. Stay on the path.” Sometimes, it’s hard to see where I’m going…..
I don’t understand it all, but I do understand some. I understand I must keep moving forward, telling all who will listen: “We are all one. When we find love in our hearts for life and for all things given, and give gratitude for life and appreciation for the opportunity, and stay focused in the face of adversity, we put ourselves on the same frequency as the Universe. All answers come.”
Everything happens for a reason; there are no coincidences. When there are no answers, there is always Faith. This I have. This, more than anything else, holds me together. I bring myself back and focus on my heart, I take a deep cleansing breath, pulling it all the way to my toes, and then I breathe out, seeing all the tension, all the questions, and doubts, every unknown leaving me.
I breathe in again, taking another deep breath down to my toes, and in this breath, I see all the love in the Universe filling me up, and charging every cell in my body with Unconditional Love and unlimited energy. I connect, I am one with the Universe, one with all that surrounds me, one with you.
We are one, and we shall overcome! We shall overcome our limited perspectives and warped realities; we shall overcome our fears and our hatreds; we shall overcome all our physical limitations and shall one day make full use of our potential; our brains; our DNA; our lives and our love! We will have Peace!!! We will live free from fear!!! We will end Hunger and Poverty!!! We will Create Heaven on Earth!!!
It’s what we came here to do; I won’t let these daily events distract me. Don’t let these daily events distract you! Let’s stay focused, let’s get busy!!! It’s up to each of us to do our best every day, to make the world what we want.
Thank you, Dear Reader,
With Great Love, Namaste’
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