I want to share, I am not a news watcher, nor politically savvy. Yet, life is by osmosis these days (news on everywhere, a pet peeve) – and the presidential race does have my attention. Also, above all and anything else; prayer is my first and always go to; above and beyond (literally) all else.
At this time, I cannot imagine there is not one person who is not attempting to ‘make sense’ or to even begin to understand the world happenings the news presents. Our hearts continue to crack open in compassion for sweet babes, families, parents…..for human kind as we each awake every day and place our feet on Mother Earth and take another step. My heart is with you.
I, nor any one person, have an answer – and I believe that is because ONE person cannot have the answer by themselves; but many together can; we become ONE. We become an interwoven fabric of strength.
I am one of the souls who believe that love & forgiveness is the only answer – that we need to be kind. I believe in balance in all things. Religious freedoms, absolutely. Freedom of speech, absolutely. BUT I also believe we live in a different world now, than when our founding forefathers wrote the words our country is based on – to get the word out in 1700’s, one traveled on horseback from town to town sometimes carrying a lantern……….now our instant thoughts are on social media. Our cries for help, warnings of our intentions, are on social media. It is my understanding, every move we make, if the government is interested and smarter than us, can be tracked. As a woman of God, I often wonder what Jesus would do; and now I also wonder what Lincoln, Washington, Adams, Jefferson and others would do?
Society continues to evolve, and just like ourselves, as we evolve, we make different choices according to our consciousness. Once, when we would lash out at another, as we heal, we learn to set healthier boundaries and love then free. We learn, that fire on fire makes more fire; that love on fire diffuses. We learn the truth; that love and anything, multiplies, including fear. I do not believe retaliation (an eye for an eye is just more who cannot see) of any type is an answer what so ever, but, I do believe in gathering together for change, for positive-ness. The other day, via Facebook, I signed and shared the petition on guns – and I was really surprised at some responses, people stating the bad guys will get them anyway. I was shocked. I was reminded of when a client will say to me, ‘but that is too hard’….and I ask, ‘is that reason enough, because something is too hard, too difficult, to not do it?’ We fail before we even try.
If the reason behind ones thinking is to not sign a petition, another words, to NOT gather in like mindedness to set healthier boundaries than already exists, because ‘the bad guys will get them anyway”, then you let the bad guys/aka, negativity; unite, and win. No law prevents ALL of the intended, ever. Life is grey, not black and white. BUT, laws, the way our society was set upon, can and do make a difference and allow the elected authorities to use them – and then our prayer is; Dear God, may they use them with integrity, wisely and humanely.
My prayer today is that as individuals and as part of the whole which is humanity, we use our voices from love and participate in the most kind way, to set healthy boundaries which reflect our understanding that the laws which man sets are guidelines – the laws which God created are absolutes; they are truths, laws of nature – fear upon fear multiplies. Love and Kindness are the answers – love begets more love – AND how can we implement this truth, with OUR voices, for the betterment and safety of humanity?
If Jesus, Jefferson and Adams walked into a tavern…………………….