We are all hoping for unity and a brighter future. Hope is a powerful word and can help carry one in this difficult journey called life. Never give up hope. No one knows the absolute truth and I, for one, believe in miracles.
Call me an idealist, but it feeds my soul to be hopeful in these times. I hope you are safe, I hope you are not suffering, I hope you are not lonely, I hope there is a cure for cancer one day. I have held this one prayer in my heart for as long as I can remember. Prayer, Hope, Faith, Love and Peace. Healing is in the return to oneself. We are fragmented and weaving ourselves back together will take time and a lot of hard work.
When I dwell in peace, I extend it unconditionally towards all. If we could all move on and accept all of our diversities we would improve our relations with one another. Finding in your hearts the ability to see what others are going through is empathy.
As I write this column, it’s 72 degrees, the sky is clear blue and the sun is shining on us all. We are alive on this beautiful earth now. Peace can be in the air for all sides. Let’s join together for a better world. I know it is a miracle to be here now. Every day we have 24 hours to live, breathe and be happy. If you are suffering, we are here for you.
Sometimes we need a mantra when we feel stuck in our heads and bodies. One that comes to mind is, “The fire within me burns through all blocks and fears.” I repeat this mantra many times and I usually feel relieved of my worries and fears. “I have been absolutely terrified my entire life, but I never let it keep me from doing a single thing of what I wanted to do.” -Georgia O’Keefe. Breathe in, I am safe, breath out I am free. Live your life as best you can without your worries.
Andrew Israel would say, “In the end, life is about joy.” Let go of the hatred. Forgive and move on. Anyone who has done you harm, forgive them. It may take time for healing to happen but forgiveness is necessary. Words can be hurtful so choose your words carefully. Have empathy for those who don’t think like you. It can be so discouraging to listen to people condemning one another. Stay positive and be the change. Respect one another and treat each person you meet with a humble heart. Be kind, be honest. Clarity leads us to end suffering.
“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without words. And never stops at all. And sweetest in the gale is heard: and sore must be the storm that could abash the little bird that kept so many warm. I’ve heard it in the chilliest land, and on the strangest sea: yet, never, in extremity, it asked a crumb of me.” -Emily Dickinson
My prayer is for our great country to be united and strong again. Let us never forget what a precious gift it is to live in the United States of America. We are guests in this magnificent land of the free.
May you all be safe, healthy and free of suffering. We can do this together. Namaste: The divine light in me recognizes the divine light in you.
By Helen Kilgallen
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