When I look at the world around me, I see chaos. I see beauty. I am challenged by the riotous and frenzied clamor, and seek to find peace within it. Part of that, for me, is staying mindful in the moment, within both. It is all the same energy. We are all one.
This ocean wave hits the rock. The droplets scatter, and separate into individual forms, and fall back into the oneness of the sea.
When we find ourselves in rough water; instead of fighting it, we go with the flow.
We must ride the tide as our world changes, and as we do so, it can be kind of fun, with the awareness and trust that no matter what, we will be okay. Can you see the little duck riding the wave?
Standing in the middle of pandemonium, we are solid on our foundation of Love and Harmony.
The best way for me to be a peaceful activist at my age is to pray; to Love the Earth and see Her as whole and well; to be happy and joyous; to put energy of gratitude, joy, freedom and love out there, like an arrow I shoot into the sky that bursts with color and covers the planet with Grace for the Highest Good.
I find a fine line between staying above the fray, and wanting to do something. How can I be of service, yet not get out of balance?
When I see this jumbled mess that seems to be our world today, I accept that it is what it is right now, and I do what I can in my own little part of the world to heal and transform, as I am called.
Part of this is healing and transforming myself through loyalty to my inner child and to my Soul. I try to live as authentically in my heart as I can, and let’s not forget the importance of humor!
When I feel tumultuous confusion, and helter- skelter all around, I breathe in energy and it becomes so strong, it radiates out of my heart. I focus on the Divine. Chaos cannot penetrate Light such as this.
Sunrise on the coast of Maine
I feel blessed to place my feet upon our Mother.
I breathe in her love, and as I exhale, I love her right back. I feel Her energy coming up through my feet as I inhale – up through my body, and out the top of my head. The Light from above fills me from the top of my head as I exhale, and I let it flow down through my body, out my feet and into Her, becoming rooted, balanced and centered.
So, when issues do inevitable come up, there is a rooted strength upon which to stand.
A strength from which to flow gently. Softly.
A flow can have magnificent strength,
as well as gentle, passing calm.
We can have the strength to stand up within the issues, as well as the flexibility to flow with them.
How do we not get hooked or snagged by the chaos?
How do we find order within the frenzy?
How can we have calmness amidst the storm?
How can we learn from this entropy that seems to be occurring?
What is your deepest dream that can rise like a phoenix from the ashes, to heights you never thought possible?
When you are hooked by the uncertainty, how is it a mirror for you?
Do you see how the outer is a reflection of what is going on inside of you? The ego tells us stories about what is going on. The bigger picture is really quite different.
When you feel upside down and all topsy-turvey, can you let yourself just be there for a little bit instead of thinking it is wrong to feel that way?
Enjoy the feeling. Let it be. Acknowledge it. Love it. Forgive yourself for judging it as wrong.
Reflections are upside down.
We are in interesting times right now. Polarized. Never has the falseness of duality been so strong, and so apparent.
We are waking up. We are remembering who we are. More and more every day, we are coming into unity. It is a beautiful thing. Difficult at times, yes. But I do believe that what is in store for us is beyond our wildest wonderful dreams. It is happening right now, so be here now.
My cousin, Mike sent me this quote from a Dan Brown novel. The main character, a teacher says this:
” I should warn you that unveiling the truth is never easy. Throughout history, every period of enlightenment has been accompanied by darkness, pushing in opposition. Such are the laws of nature and balance. And if we look at the darkness growing in the world today, we have to realize that this means there is equal light growing. We are on the verge of a truly great period of illumination, and all of us…are profoundly blessed to be living through this pivotal moment of history.”
May the beauty of the uncertainty and formlessness assist you in the creation of your highest and deepest truth.
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