So today I wanted to reach out to all of you lovely souls that read this blog and offer some love and guidance at a time that can be challenging. I want to remind us all that it is ok to mourn and grieve the pains we are facing. But I also want to remind us that the anger and pain we feel does not heal in fanning the fire. The healing and change we are searching for lies within each one of us. It is more powerful than any weapon of fear or destruction. It is love. And we all have the power to use it.
Studies have shown that community meditations on love and peace really do decrease the crime rate. Whether that is from the feelings of support and inclusion from the community or some higher energetic force at play, I do not know. And if you are someone who does not resonate with the word meditate, know that I use it interchangeably with prayer. Pray for love and peace. It is the power of attraction. We all know what we do not want! We don't want to live in a world where this is our daily news. We don't want to live in fear and anger. But in our focus of what we do not want it continues.
Today let's make the conscious choice to focus on what we WANT. We want to go outside without fear of persecution for who we are no matter the color of our skin, the religion we practice, the gender we identify with, or our occupation. We want to be loved and supported. We want to feel safe. We want to know our children and families are safe. We want to be able to trust the authority that was put in place for our protection and we want the days where that authority rarely needs used because people use their hearts and minds. We want peace. We want love.
Let's focus on that today. When someone offends or irritates you, give love. When you hear a story of heartbreak or anger, give love. When someone needs held, hold them in love. When someone acts out, remind them they are loved. We can only grow the love and peace in this world by BEING that love and peace ourselves. It can be hard. It takes effort. But isn't it what we want? We wouldn't ask for an airplane ticket without expecting to give something in return. We cannot fly higher as a society if we are not willing to take the steps necessary to get on board. It does not require money. It requires heart.
I'm grateful for the trip I took four years ago that changed the way I saw my world. I'm grateful for all the amazing and friendly people I met as I traveled alone that made me feel loved and safe. I'm grateful for the woman three years ago that pulled over because I was sitting on a curb with food poisoning, too sick to finish my drive home and offered to call someone for me. I'm grateful for every person that has ever held a door or handed me something I dropped or extended a hand in some way even though they did not know me. I'm grateful for the world we live in that IS full of loving people. And I'm grateful when I see those stories on the news; the stories of love and caring that reflect what I truly believe is the majority of our society. I'm grateful for those who see pain and respond with love, who see anger and hate for the wounds that they are and give love. I'm grateful to believe that we can heal from these tragedies. And I'm grateful for those who will stand with me in the focus of what we want and consciously choose love.
What will you choose today? What do you want?
May today bless us all with love. May we find the compassion inside to respond in love. And when tested may we find that the strength and presence of love is always right there for us to call on. Have a beautiful day!