Awakening, Collective Consciousness, Spirituality, Vibrational Living

Will You Answer Prayer in Me and Me in You?

I believe we are meant to be partners with our creator in this experience called life.  We have the choice to go through life alone unconnected to our creator – God, source of all OR to walk in communion with our creator.  To me, I see this as a big issue playing out in our world right now.  One of the great divides currently are those who recognize there is a higher power in play against those who believe this is it and they are own their own.

We are each born with this power within us to connect and to create our lives with our creator.  Once you accept this knowing that comes from within that you are worthy and loved just as you are, your whole life will change! This is another unalienable right or gift given to you at birth by God!  Believe it! Accept it! Live it! Watch how your life changes…

When we partner with our creator, we can have a world with freedom and prosperity for all!  We can have love and appreciation for all! There is no fear for we realize we are the masters of our own lives.  No authority can take that away from us since it comes from within us.  These can be scary times for there are those who believe God needs to be stripped from our governments, stripped from our lives.  Please realize this move is deliberate evil in an attempt to separate us from God to make us feel alone and unconnected.  It is a power play with the darkest of intentions to remove people’s power.  If they succeed in getting people separated from God, then they can succeed in programming people there is no power except outside power which allows them to then enslave the people.  In other words, they do not want people to realize their own internal God given power so they can be enslaved to their doctrine.  Do not fall victim to these dark illusions masquerading as utopian truths!

This is an unprecedented time as the light of truth is being shone on many of the dark shadows so that we may clearly see the truth.  Remember 2020 the year of clear vision. The next big step is being able to accept these new truths.  Each of us must discern what is truth of the light and what is truth of the dark.  Again, Spirit has given us an answer that we will know by the fruits which are borne or given birth.  Simply put, does it produce good, free, prosperous outcomes or does it produce bad, constricting, unprofitable outcomes?  I discussed some of these revealing times in Out of the Shadows and Into the Light.

Some of our core beliefs may be shaken.  In some cases, we may need to let go of some core belief that may no longer serve us as we grow and learn more in our life’s journey.  We all have some beliefs that limit us.  These are called limiting beliefs.  We usually grew up with these from our parents and/or communities.  It is okay to examine these beliefs to see if they are true.  Ask yourself what fruit does this belief bear in my life?

Vishen Lakhiani discusses the concept of “brules” in his book The Extraordinary Mind.  Brules are bullshit rules we pass down from one generation to another.  We need to challenge our own beliefs to see if they still fit within our lives.  A common brule I grew up with and even instilled in my children is getting a college degree is how to become successful in life.  Today, I no longer believe a college degree is necessary to become successful in life.  I know many people who are highly successful who did not go to college.  I also see there is a big deficit in the trades of carpentry, plumbing, electric, etc.  These happen to be high paying careers as well as extremely successful businesses if you own one.  College is not an indicator of success in life although I was brought up to believe that it was and in turn passed it on to my children.  Likewise, I was brought up in the catholic religion.  As such, I was taught it was the true and right religion to follow.  I no longer believe there is only one true and right religion to follow.   I believe God wants a relationship with each one of us and it is not defined within a particular religion.  In fact, I can partner with God in my life without following any organized religion.  It is okay to commune with God however it feels right to your inner knowing.  How will you know?  You will feel it in your heart – trust me!

I love this verse from the song, The Summons, which goes “Will you let me answer prayer in you and you in me”.  Here is the song if you are unfamiliar with it.  As I meditated on this verse it came to me that it is as though God is asking will you partner with me to create, to live, to love, to experience it all.  It is a two-way relationship that He is asking to have with us.  When we accept this two-way relationship, we partner in living life with the divine.  Our day to day lives can unfold in miraculous new ways.

I love to rest in my God, to feel safe, to feel his power wrap around me.  This same feeling is available to you too!  If you are not sure how to get there, remember to just ask as discussed in Embody Your Highest Light, Your Highest Truth.  You do not have to walk alone in this life.  It is by choice if you do so.  You can always choose to open yourself to the divine that lives within you, patiently waiting on you to say: Yes, let’s do this together!

Here is a meditation I like to use on a regular basis from Abraham Hicks.  If you are unfamiliar with Abraham, he is spirit guide channeled through Esther Hicks.  He seeks to enlighten, to uplift, and to teach us how to partner with the divine such that we become the master of our lives. God is asking, will you partner with me?

Democracy, Election

Vote Like Your Life Depends on It

This is a phrase I am hearing a lot of lately.  Politicians are using it.  Journalists are using it.  Protestors are using it.  I read a series of articles where people are asked what it means to them and I started thinking what does it mean to me?

When I hear people in the media say this phrase it seems to be almost a threat.  A threat that if I do not vote how they want me to vote, my life will be in jeopardy.  How could that be here in the land of the free where we were founded on democracy and free speech for all regardless of race, creed, sex, or political affiliation? 

How I vote can and does affect my way of life but my life is at stake?  As an American citizen my life does not depend on how I vote or if I vote.  As stated in the Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

https://www.ushistory.org/declaration/document/

This documents clearly discusses the suppression of tyranny over the people in the original 13 colonies.  After reading the Declaration of Independence and again pondering the statement “Vote like your life depends on it”, it begins to be a statement of tyranny in and of itself.  For my life is mine given to me by my creator to live with free will yet another unalienable right given by my creator.

As an American, many have gone before me to fight the battle and wage the war for our country’s freedom.  Freedom from tyranny in any form particularly from our government.  This includes tyranny from protestors as well as organized movement tactics to silence my voice, strip away my protections, and steal my property for their gain.  As Americans, we believe in democracy where the majority rule through a government by the people as clearly outlined in our constitution.  As Americans, we do not believe in mob rule and intimidation as this is a form of tyranny which we have rejected throughout our history.

For those living in the United States who reject democracy with the intention to instill socialism and communism here, they are free to move to another land in pursuit of their happiness.  The United States of American was founded as a democracy where each is given equal opportunity to pursue their happiness through the constitution of the United States.  Note the constitution provides equal opportunity it does not provide equal property, income, education, or other personal desires – it provides you a free and open highway for you to make the most of yourself.  You have the freedom to choose to be what it is you want to become in America; however, you do have to do the work yourself to get there.

So, I am changing the statement to be … vote for your way of life depends on it.  As an American citizen I am granted the privilege to vote in a free and fair election to select a representative of my choosing to speak for me at the various government levels regarding laws, taxation, defense, and regulations to name a few.  I am not forced to vote it is my free choice.  I feel it is my duty as a citizen to educate myself on the candidates and to vote.  If I do not take the time to participate in this important aspect of our democracy, then I cannot affect change and I most certainly cannot complain about the outcome.

I agree as an American citizen that I will accept the election results as they reflect the majority of the people as defined by our constitution.  I may not agree with the result, but my life is not in jeopardy or at least it should not be.  Violence in any form is not accepted in our civil society.  Any protests against election results should honor and respect our fellow citizens.  While we are each given the freedom of speech, we are not given the freedom of attack on another. We live in a free democracy.  Attempts to force a change in this governance is tyranny which the country has rejected since 1776.  We are a resilient country as 244 years have shown.  We will survive until the next free election as we have been blessed to live in a free democracy.  May God continue to bless the USA!

Awakening, Collective Consciousness, Conscious Living, Spirituality, Vibrational Living

Harvest Time

This week is the October full moon on 10-01-2020.  A universal number 6 for this full moon.  A big month is predicted by astrology, numerology, and angelic guidance.  If your living in the US, you are already feeling it heating up!  After listening to my favorite astrologer, Tania Gabrielle, I am feeling more calm about the upcoming month.  Aggression and assertiveness are the two opposing aspects of Mars which is retrograde until November 13, 2020.  Currently, here in the US there is a lot of aggression and assertiveness coming out to be sure with it apparently expected to continue through the election given the retrograde.  Mother earth is reflecting the hot energy being released through forest fires and storms. Breathe.

The number 6 is about birthing, nurturing.  The number 1 is about new beginnings. The number 2 is about balance, harmony.  The number 0 is about journey, secrets from within. So, this October is going to be about us taking time to breathe and to release.  We are busy birthing the new earth and it looks like we will be in labor for all of October!  We will need to find balance this month and focus on harmony for our planet.  As we know better, we hopefully act better.  As individuals, as well as the collective. 

During any retrograde is it important to go within ourselves.  With Mars it is the time to discover the truth; the truth about ourselves; the truth about our world.  Secrets may be revealed and brought into the light during this time.  Again, this is a time for us to breathe and to release that which no longer serves us as individuals and as the collective.  We need to remember to not let the frustration or anger we may feel turn into aggression towards others or ourselves.  Aggression hurts others.  Focus, on being assertive rather than aggressive.  It is okay to feel confident in your beliefs and to live your truth for only you know your path.  You can walk that path with integrity, asserting what is right for you, without hurting another, lashing out at another, or condemning another.

A good example for me is a recent Facebook exchange I had with a distant friend regarding politics.  She was asking for someone on the other side of her beliefs to explain why they felt they way they do.  Innocently, I volunteered to share my beliefs.  I was incredibly careful to explain my beliefs as mine so as not to cause harm to another.  I was met with aggression on the other side. After a few exchanges following the same scenario, I realized there was no point to continue the attempted conversation since no constructive conversation could be had with the underlying aggression against my beliefs on the other side.  I will say now as I said then, it is only through civil discourse can we hope to meet on common ground.  We must let the aggression go and allow each to live their truth.  I do not have to agree with you, and you do not have to agree with me.  It is okay to assert (state a fact confidently) our individual beliefs.  It is not okay to become aggressive (readiness to attack; confront) against another for their truth.  We should always respect one another as human beings but most importantly as divine souls walking their own paths.

I had to let go of that exchange and not let the frustration turn into aggression.  I felt I was trying to have a high-level conversation with low level thinkers.  But who am I to say what is high level or low level?  I do truly wish we could have open, honest discussions about the issues plaguing society because I do not see how we can evolve past them without this discourse to find solutions.  We need to break free of this societal conditioning we are trapped within.  Ugh, I am reminded about the importance of breathing and releasing this month!

We are each connected to the collective mind or collective consciousness of our planet.  Many are facing challenges, fear, frustration, anger, and sadness with this being reflected in the collective mind.  It is so easy to tap into that energy, but it does not serve us holistically or spiritually.  It is important to remember we do not have to spiral with that energy because we can choose again.  With each choice we can choose fear or love, ego or spirit.  I am working on staying mindful and present through meditation, prayer, and uplifting entertainment.  I am not ignoring the plight of my world but feel my best gift or solution is sending love, light, peace, healing, and understanding through my prayers and meditations.  I read once that 1% of a population holding the same intention through meditation or prayer can affect positive physical change.  This is known as the 1% Effect.  We are basically at 7.8 billion people on planet earth which means we need 78,000,000 people sending healing love into our world.

While we cannot see it, every kind word and/or kind deed creates a ripple effect through the collective.  What seems meaningless is actually very meaningful to the collective.  Every act counts.  Every word counts. Every small step counts. Continue to take these small steps on your path and it will lead you to your master path for this lifetime.

So, for this month of October let us be mindful of what we are harvesting.  Resist the urge to react to what is happening on the outside.  Remember to go within to find your own truth – that which resonates with your soul – you will know it because you will feel it.  As new truths present themselves, be open to releasing old beliefs which may no longer serve.  Remember to allow each to walk his/her path.  As we humans work on birthing new earth so does mother earth work on birthing her new truths.  She is evolving too just as she has throughout her history.  Maybe Atlantis will rise – just kidding but I would not be surprised if there are some major shifts on our planet in time.

Here is Tania Gabrielle’s video on the October Full Moon.  Click Here.

Here is a wonderful meditation with Archangel Michael from Melanie Beckler. Click Here.

This is a positive energy meditation that I love and listen to every morning entitled “All is Well” by Gabrielle Bernstein.  Click Here.

There are no coincidences in life.  All is happening as it should.  Help is always available, simply ask Spirit.  Listen to that voice within.  That is your soul voice, your internal guidance system.  All is well.

Awakening, Collective Consciousness, Conscious Living, Spirituality, Vibrational Living

I Can Breathe

I can breathe.
I am thankful for my life.
I am the master of my life.
It is up to me to be all I can be.
The power comes from within me for I am made in and of God.
Father, son or daughter, and the holy spirit –
together we three make the divine trinity.
I only need to believe to be.
What I think I become.

Challenges, diversity, setbacks all help me to refine who and what I want to be.

When I can see the goodness in my life and give thanks every day for every blessing in my life, my power grows to create more blessings as I see more & more blessings.

God is good. Life is good.

Freedom and prosperity are mine.

I see a world based in love, peace & understanding that we are all one.
We empower ourselves to be free, to love & care for one another.

As we are all one in the body of Christ.

walking out freely

 

 

Awakening, Collective Consciousness, Conscious Living, Spirituality, Vibrational Living

Breathe, Repeat

There has been so much chaos in my world in the past couple of months. As I write this my stomach churns over the thought of all that is going on in my world. I decided I need to write it out to soothe my nerves. So, as I continue to write, some revelations are dawning on me. It is not really my direct world now is it? It is what is going on with “the virus” around the world and what is going on with protests, demonstrations, and politics in the US, my home country. These things are happening outside of me, myself and I. In fact, where I live in the country you would never know they are going on at all. So, then it is me and my perception that is creating this problem for me. Wow, I need a dose of my own medicine!

I need to turn off the outside world and go within. How many times have I heard that before? How many times have I said that before? Just like the shampoo bottle says to lather, rinse, repeat. I need to read my own blog, breathe, repeat.

I have been wanting to share with you the information I found on duality and its role in our world as well as in our individual lives. I am sure you have heard of the blue pill versus the red pill. Basically, the people on the blue pill have not awakened to their full spiritual essence. People on the red pill have awakened or are starting to awaken to all that is both here on earth and outside of earth including the spiritual world and the galactic world. However, the red pill people are not as “woke” as they think since they continue to live in judgement. In this video by Amanda Ellis she teaches about the violet pill as instructed from Archangel Metatron. It is a long video, almost two hours but so worth watching!!! In fact, I took pages of notes while watching it! I have a whole new understanding of good and evil in our world along with the roles we each play in life. I can see now after this instruction that until we each take the violet pill there can be no peace, love and understanding on earth. We are each here playing the role we signed up for in this lifetime. The question then becomes, how do we transcend that role? I would love to hear your comments on this question and the video – so please share below so we can discuss!!

Violet Pill – Multi-demensional Soul Adventures – Master Teaching by Amanda Ellis

I have been getting this information repeated to me by the universe a lot lately. Aluna Ash is another who has been posting until we all see each as part of each other and our roles we each play in this drama of life we remain separate from source. I made the decision today to unplug since I was letting the chaos take my peace. After rereading a post from Aluna Ash today, I am going on the 3 days of darkness challenge to stay unplugged from the chaos, to maintain a high vibration, and to change my perception to be what I want to see in the world. It’s an excellent post that might require you to read it a few times to fully comprehend it (at least I needed to read it multiple times 😊). As she explains “Although we each hold infinite potential, we are limited only by our perception of ourself, others and the world. To change another, we must change how we perceive the other. To change the world, we must change how we perceive the world. It is all within. If we believe someone to be toxic, it’s not them we need to change- but our perception and belief of them. Others and the world only reflects our private thought conversations and deeper beliefs.” Click here to checkout her Facebook post for the full lesson.

As I write this I am reminded – yet again – of the roles we are each playing on this stage of life. I just need to settle down, to let go, to breathe. I cannot change others views or opinions by sharing information on social media even though there is so much coming out of the shadows and into the light. I am the one that needs to let go. Each will awaken to their own truth in their own time. It is not my job (even though sometimes I think maybe it is) to enlighten another. It is my job to work on enlightening myself. I need to work on changing my perception and in so doing change my world.

There are just so many triggers out there! I must overcome these because they are not going anywhere any time soon. Especially here in the US we will remain in chaos until the election is over that is a given … followed by the aftermath. God help us all! Maybe another pill will come along for that … until then … let go, hold the light, breathe, repeat!

breathe

 

Awakening, Collective Consciousness, Spirituality, Vibrational Living

Black and Light

These are turbulent times to be sure in the U.S. The promises from many that 2020 was going to be an eye-opening year has certainly not disappointed. Clear vision to see what is really going on is to take place during this year 2020. At many times, I am at a loss for words for it all. At these times, I remember to stop, be still, and give it to God. All will be well in God’s time. The problem is we never know how long God’s time exactly is…so I am waiting and holding the light. During this time, I keep hearing the words from Stop In the Name of Love.

Today, I was chastised for saying ALL lives matter instead of Black lives matter. I believe black lives matter as do yellow, red, brown, white, and olive. Every human life matters, in my opinion. I just think when I say “black” lives matter it shows separation. I am tired of all the separation. We are not separate. We are one. And we all matter!!! We are each uniquely and divinely created in and of God, source of all.

The color black is actually made up of all the colors of the rainbow into one color. The color black represents all the colors of the human race in one color to be technical. So, then let us be technical and when we say black lives matter let us understand that color represents all lives matter. And no, I am not passively racist by saying so. Maybe the ones who are so quick to point and judge others are passively racist. We often see in others what we cannot see in ourselves – mirroring and projection. We all have shadow sides we need to explore. 2020 seems to also be shaping up as a big shadow reveal year. Maybe we are to clearly see our own shadows? After all, how can we create a new earth full of love and peace when we cannot be honest with ourselves and our own shadows?

There is so much injustice in the world for so many people. From the Chinese people under communist rule to Brazil’s struggle for freedom to migrant workers in the field to refugees fleeing from their countries to the native American Indians whose land was taken from them, to the ancestry of slavery, to the immigrant looking for a better life the human plight continues and the list goes on.

As a lightworker, I believe my main purpose is to hold the light, to shine the light, and to share the light with others. What is the light? The light is represented by the high vibrations of love, joy, peace, forgiveness, truth and understanding. The light stands opposite of the dark and yet they are one in our world of duality. Duality was what I thought I was going to write about today because I have learned so much and am anxious to share it with you, but as I started to write, it seemed this is what Spirit wanted me to express first.

Darkness exists in our world just as does the light. Darkness is where the lower vibrations of hate, fear, anger, dishonesty, and greed live. It is in darkness that much evil is perpetrated both figuratively and literally. I think it is because it is hidden in the dark unlike in the light. As it turns dark at night currently, it seems to embolden the violent rioters to inflict more hurt and damage. We each have a choice to live in the dark or live in the light.

I recently learned about Ho’oponopono from the medium I saw during my trip to Texas in February this year. She said it would be a good practice for me to make peace with my inner child and shadow side. I looked up Ho’oponopono on the flight back home. Once I looked it up, I realized this was not something new to me. I had heard and briefly practiced it a year earlier through an activity on the Collective Evolution website.

Ho’oponopono is an ancient Hawaiian practice for healing. Ho’oponopono means to make (ho’o) right (pono) right (pono) to correct relationship problems. Ponopono means “to put to rights; to put in order or shape, correct, revise, adjust, amend, regulate, arrange, rectify, tidy up, make orderly or neat”.

Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, recognized as a kahuna lapaʻau (healer) in Hawaii brought her updated version of Ho’oponopono to the world. Self I-Dentity through Ho’oponopono® (SITH®) is an updated Hawaiian problem solving process to release memories that are experienced as problems. She was recognized by the State of Hawaii as a Living Treasure in 1983. (https://www.hooponopono.org/)

“If we can accept that we are the sum total of all past thoughts, emotions, words, deeds and actions and that our present lives and choices are colored or shaded by this memory bank of the past, then we begin to see how a process of correction or setting aright can change our lives, our families and our society.”
~ Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona

Dr. Hew Len learned that by using this potent forgiveness and releasing process, one is able to “clear your mind of subconscious blocks so that destiny and desire can take over and help you get what you truly want from life. It clears out unconsciously accepted beliefs, thoughts, and memories that you don’t even know are holding you back.” Dr. Len and Joe Vitale co-authored the book Zero Limits, which chronicles this journey.

So, this is deep, but hang in there and reread it a few times … Dr. Len used this technique by himself to clear past traumas for high security inmates he was working with by practicing Ho’oponopono over their files. Close to quantum science, the fundamentals of Ho’oponopono is that what you observe, you influence. To a certain degree, you have a part of responsibility in what you experience, if not for simply being there as everything is interrelated and all one. In the Hawaiian traditional way of seeing life, we function from the conscious mind that decides everything we do, regulates our habits, etc. The subconscious, also known as the inner child, witnesses everything without words. The subconscious is the scribe to our inner world, thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and memories. Finally, there is the higher self which directly connects us to source, many refer to this as the soul or super conscious. Our higher self is our inside voice, the wisdom part of ourselves that surprises us with amazing insights and maturity. Our higher self, or super conscious, can communicate directly with our subconscious. However, it is difficult for most of us to consciously connect to either the subconscious or super conscious. Therefore, rekindling with our subconscious who has recorded everything could be of great benefit for us to see our shadows and heal ourselves which in turn heals others as we are all one in super consciousness.

Put simply, if we all practice Ho’oponopono with the intent to heal our world then we will in fact heal our world. I have started practicing this every night when I go to bed. You can also practice it while looking at yourself in the mirror.  There are many videos or recordings with the words which I use as I fall asleep. I envision different people as I say the words to myself including envisioning my younger self. Lately, I have envisioned George Floyd and protestors too. I have even envisioned politicians I dislike.  Here are a couple of options, there are many more on YouTube.

Ho’oponopono Song

Ho’oponopono Meditation

Along with practicing Ho’oponopono, I propose we shine a light on the color black. Let us celebrate the color black for what it is – the summation of all color – by shining the light of love, peace, forgiveness, healing, and understanding. I am lighting one candle to symbolize our unity as all one human species on this one earth under our one God, divine Source of All while saying the Ho’oponopono prayer:

I love you.   I am sorry.   Please forgive me.   Thank you.

I genuinely believe as a collective we can affect change in our world by this one simple act of lighting one candle with this intention. Let us shine the light in the darkness of our world. Let us hold this light for all to see, to come home to, to find the peace and healing so many seek.

candle

Awakening, Collective Consciousness, Spirituality

In the Stillness

The captivity started with the Coronavirus

Next came the captivity of my community

Followed by the captivity of my house

Now I am a captive of my own thoughts

No place to go but within myself

To be still

To know my God

No church open to give me their God

My God calls from within

My God leads me to green pastures

My God comforts me

In this captivity

In this stillness

I know my God

My God is an infinite, loving, abundant God

All will be well says my God

He lives in me and I in Him

No building is needed

Just time

Just stillness born by the illness

In the stillness find your God

He is calling to you

Harken the voice from within

Be still

Be one with your God

Namaste

Awakening, Conscious Living, Spirituality

Me and My Shadow

Did you know we all have a shadow?  I didn’t. I have heard of shadow work but did not know that everyone has a shadow side.  In fact, to fully realize your potential it is necessary to explore your shadow side. Hmm. This has been crossing my path for a reason as there are no coincidences.  As I was exploring today, I ran across something I wrote a couple of months ago.  I don’t know if you remember me saying I have been feeling the call to poetry as I shared in my post, Shine Your Light, from January.  It seems now that I reread it, even my writing is suggesting a shadow … what do you think?

I and Me

We have been on our own now for a while, I and me.

We have been doing fine for awhile now, I and me.

Even though we are married it’s really just, I and me.

I’m learning to grow now, I and me.

I’m coming into my own now, I and me.

Soon you will know me, I and me.

look in mirror

Awakening, Collective Consciousness, Conscious Living, Spirituality, Vibrational Living

Stop in the Name of Love

Last night after participating in the global meditation for world healing, this phrase came to my mind … Stop in the name of love, before we destroy ourselves.  Stop the conspiracies. Stop the finger pointing.  Stop the judgement. Stop the politics.  Stop crashing our lives.  My project today was to write it out.  I am no professional by any means but my whole heart was in it.  My intent is to bring ideas for our new earth out into the open for all to think about.  So, here it is enjoy!!

 

Awakening, Conscious Living, Spirituality

You Now Have Time

The first few months of 2020, I spent reviewing and resetting myself or so I thought. Bam! Mother nature hit me over the head to say wake up! Since the Corona-Confinement, I can see much more clearly that I was deluding myself if I thought I had taken the journey within.  In my head I hear, ‘you now have time finish to finish the job.’

It has taken me a couple of weeks to get isolated enough to start to look at myself deeply since there is no one else to look at anymore. No one else to watch, to critique, to project my stuff on. Just me and my other three family members in the house with me but I have already analyzed them. We moved to the country so there is no one to watch out of my window either. The only person left to look at is me. What if this was by divine design?

What if this time-out for the human race, caused by the virus, was purposeful divine timing? What if this is the “event” that has been prophesied? The sky is still blue. The sea is not red. The sun still comes up every morning. And yet, we have all shifted into neutral. Our normal lives have been put on hold. After two weeks of staying home, in the United States,  we have now been told another 30 days.

Another 30 days to sit and ponder. Am I safe from the virus? Will I recover from the virus? How is this affecting my family and my loved ones? How do I get income if I have lost it? How do I keep a job if I still have one? I have to keep food on the table and a roof over our heads. How will I survive this physically, mentally, emotionally, and economically? The answer is faith. Faith in a power higher than your own. A faith in something that cannot be seen or heard but can be felt in your heart.

Be still and know that I am God.  (Psalms 46:10)

I think this verse sums up the whole situation. We have all been made to slow down around the world. It is a global pause. A time out, for not just us, but also for mother earth as well, as we stay home. It is a time for us all to reset ourselves. Reset our way of living. Reset our way of thinking. It is an opportunity for a rebirth. Maybe, dare I say it, a new earth…

We are each being forced by circumstances beyond our control to reevaluate our lives – what we do, how we live, how we care for one another. This is bigger than politics. This is bigger than religion. You notice in both politics and religion that each has the ability to polarize humans against each other. I can’t imagine its good for us if it can polarize us against one another. It might be time to shift the paradigm. Get outside of the box thinking and look around. You’ve got the time now to do just that! Maybe that is the gift – Time. God has given us each time to stop and look at our lives. What do you see?

For the next 30 days, I challenge you to accept the divine gift of time we have each been given to really look at ourselves, our families, our communities, our country, and our world. Think outside the box, brainstorm ideas and practices, talk about the bad and the good – with yourself. The conversation is with yourself, so you are safe to speak your true thoughts. You can have silent conversations in your mind, journal your thoughts through writing, or speak them aloud in the mirror. This is your opportunity to create a world of your choosing.

Some concepts to consider and reshape. We have been doing things the same way for a long time. Are they still relevant? Are there better ways to address the same problem? Again, think outside the box.

  • When was the last time you asked yourself if you were happy? What would make you happy?
  • Do you cherish your family or tolerate your family? What would you like to see change in your family?
  • Do you belong to a community? Describe that community? It could be your neighborhood, town, church, school, work, etc.
  • How does your community or communities make you feel? Does it bring out your best qualities? What could you do differently?
  • Schools are closed and students are learning from home? What are the positives and negatives of online or distance learning? What are some ways our education system needs to change?
  • Everyone is concerned with their health and our healthcare system during this pandemic. If we started from scratch in designing healthcare how would it look? What is basic healthcare for all? What is the difference between elective procedures and required procedures? What role does mental health play in basic healthcare? What role does society play in basic healthcare? What role does government play in basic healthcare? What role does the world play in basic healthcare?
  • Looking at work/life balance the tables have been flipped in many cases. More people are working from home than in the workplace during this time. Has working from home affected you? How do you find work/life balance? What would you like to see change in the workplace?
  • In the US, our 50 states form a union under our one federal government. The original plan from our founding fathers was for the federal government to provide life, liberty, security, sovereignty for the union. Over time, the federal government has taken on more duties from the states for the states. What do you see is the purpose of the federal government? What do you see is the purpose of the state government? What is the purpose of political parties, namely Republicans and Democrats? Do political parties divide us? Is this division in our best interest? What would you change in how the states and federal government are run? How do you feel about term limits in the government? Describe your vision of good government?
  • Looking at the world, what is the responsibility for each country to one another? At the global level there are world politics, world finance, and world religion. How do these interplay with one another? How does what happens on a global level affect you? Does it matter what happens on a global level? What changes are needed globally that affects us all?

There are many more branches on this tree of life we could explore, and I encourage you to keep going as more bubble up for you in the next 30 days. We have been given the gift of time to reevaluate, to reset, to find balance in our lives, our communities, and our world.  Let’s put our gift to use! Feel free to share your thoughts, ideas, or questions in the comments below.

Let go of the differences, Embrace the similarities.
Let go of judgement, Embrace common ground.
Let go of the old ways, Embrace new ideas.
Let go of divisions, Embrace unity.

time is a gift