A Challenge for Love
It is impossible for me to ignore what is happening in our country. This blog post is off my normal focus, but is it really?
It’s been a rough couple of weeks. The news has been impossible to ignore. From last week’s threat of nuclear war to the neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville to people in government resigning en masse. And, our President continues to act inappropriately. It seems things are going crazy! Our country is coming unhinged! You just have no idea what is coming next!
I am frightened, very angry and overwhelmed with sadness.
The wiser part of me knows that I have to let go of the anger – because we don’t need more of that energy. Being frightened doesn’t serve me or anyone, so I can let go of that, knowing that I am safe. The sadness, it’s real, but also not severing to bring the kind of energy this situation truly needs. What I can be is compassionate, kind, and understanding.
Sound Pollyanna? In my heart of hearts, on the deeper level of my soul, the higher self of me understands that good is working in the background. Hatred, bigotry, racism, xenophobia, sexism, all the “isms” are being uncovered and it feels overwhelming – and it is, but you can’t fix something that is hiding in the shadows. The more it is exposed, the more the good grows. Just like the gathering in Boston. There were several hundred “alt-right” and neo-Nazi demonstrators, but there were estimates of 20,000-40,000 counter-demonstrators there for love, peace, acceptance, and equality. Good is at work.
Today I heard something that resonated with me and helped me feel so much better.
Hidden within any problem is its own solution: hidden within disease, dysfunction, disharmony, and desperation is its own healing, because at the center of everything, as Whitman said “nestles the seed of perfection.” Right now, we know that something good is wresting out of that seed. –Dr. Joe Hooper
Here’s our work. Start with Social Media. Sounds trivial but as we know from our prez, social media is powerful.
I’ve already made a commitment to this and I hope you will as well. I changed my Facebook profile picture and cover photo to something that represents acceptance and equality. I refuse to spread hate in any form and will no longer post anything “ANTI”. Remember Mother Teresa who refused to march against the Vietnam War. She said if there was a pro-peace march, she would gladly be there! If we each stop posting, and reposting hate messages and focus on the good we can elevate the energy towards good! Let’s be PRO-love, PRO-peace, PRO-acceptance, PRO-equality. Before you hit that “post” button think about the message you are sending out in the world. Does it represent the kind of energy you want to create? Hate does not get us to love! Only more love will get us there!
“Where there is a cut, the healing has already begun. We may not be able to see it, but it has started.” –Dr. Joe
I urge you and challenge you to be part of the healing. Know that good is coming, it may look terrible right now, but good is coming. Love will prevail. Be a champion for tolerance, acceptance, equality, peace and most importantly, love. Please join me!
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In the spirit and energy of love,