There certainly has been a great deal happening lately, each occurrence seems to drag us further into the weeds, nearly drowning us in muck and mire. I believe the majority of people have probably tuned a lot of this drama out as most people are beyond sick of everything and are begging to return to some kind of peace. Unfortunately that cannot happen until we as a society are so saturated with discomfort it finally forces us to open our eyes, see our mistakes and hopefully begin to make changes. The burning down of the Notre Dame Cathedral was certainly a sad event given its historical background and symbolic meaning for many, but it was a very sad event for another reason. Societies actions/reactions speak volumes about who we are as a whole, where we are in the grand scheme of things and how well we are handling ourselves. I find it quite telling, unfortunately, that the world was able to raise billions of dollars for the Cathedrals restoration and yet we are unable to raise money to feed the hungry, house the homeless, or find better ways to care for our elderly and mentally challenged. Is this really who we wish to be?
This is a very good time to stop and take note of our position in life. To me personally I find this a disgraceful state of affairs. It shames me to have to keep witnessing how small-minded the masses are, how caught up in our trivial quest for wealth and power we have become, rather than undertaking the much-needed quest to become better people, more caring and compassionate, more aware that we are all one, NOT separate entities. What happens to one happens to all and yet we still have not gotten the message it seems. Tragic. How did we get here? How did we make restoring an ancient building more important in our lives than helping one another to survive and flourish? Yes, even a fire and a burned out building have a strong message to send to society. WAKE UP and realize what truly matters in life while you still can. If we are to evolve to our next station in life, we need to be able to grasp the messages and then act accordingly to move ourselves forward. In order to do that, we must have our eyes, ears and minds open and ready to receive those messages.
Blessings and love to all ❤
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I recently lost a dear friend suddenly which I found to be quite shocking to my system. It took me several days to digest what had transpired. I certainly didn’t want that painful experience to be all there was to my friend’s passing, I wanted to spend time with my grief and find the lesson it had to offer me. There is always good hidden within the bad if we take the time to look for it. Sometimes it appears quickly and we go “Ah…So that was what it was all about”. Then again sometimes the lessons to be learned can take days or months to reveal their purpose. You never know how things will play out which is why we must have faith that the good is there if we are patient.
Being in the last stage of my life I have lost quite a few people throughout the years and yet this death hit me harder than the others. That intrigued me and so I sat with my sadness for two days and searched for the answers I was after. So why was this passing so crushing to my heart? I realized how our friendship had allowed me to be myself with no fear ever of being judged or thought less of. We both shared that wonderful aspect of our friendship. It flowed both ways easily. In recognizing this fact I also suddenly realized how much of my life is spent wearing masks for whomever I am with at that moment. It is exhausting to always be on guard, second guessing ourselves, trying so hard to be someone maybe we really aren’t just so we can fit in and be accepted.
Life right now is one giant stage filled with ego driven actors vying for the publics attention. It never stops, what we see is a play, a drama unfolding but sadly far from the truth of the reality we are living in. Nobody it seems is being authentic, they are revealing particular sides to themselves so they can capture their audience and complete their agendas. I used to think it was all the lying by these people that drove me quietly insane,which was true, but it is more than that. There is no authenticity to life anymore. We say and do what we need to say or do to get to where we are going. This is so wrong and it is essentially why life is NOT operating smoothly today. Everyone has memorized their lines that they regurgitate over and over, but WHO ARE THEY REALLY? Who is hiding behind the masks and why?
My dear friend’s passing has reminded me of the importance of being authentic in one’s life. Be who you truly are! Do what your heart and soul truly want you to do. Say what is truthfully in your heart not your head. NEVER be afraid to be yourself or fear what others will think of you! The world seems so exhausted right now and stressed out and that is because nobody is truly being themselves, they are play acting and that sucks our souls energy and steals away our true purpose. How can we live a meaningful life if we are never being who we really are?
I think there is little hope for the political fools who are destroying the country lie by lie, but there is great hope for each of us out here who wishes to live an authentic life and has the courage to be vulnerable and offer themselves to the world just as they are, masks off and heart open to giving and receiving. I intend to spend the rest of my life doing just that and hopefully life’s meaning will expand and reward me for my efforts. We can all do this. It’s what the world needs desperately to survive. TRUTH!
Blessings and love,
I was reading this latest article released on religion and I just had to comment on it. Not a long post, just a few of my inner thoughts because I think it is so important for people to hopefully feel secure in these crazy and unreliable times we are living in. Yes, religion has taken a beating as more and more people wake up to truth. Religion was a great way to control the masses or so they thought at the time. Times have thankfully changed. I have never been a religious person. Do I believe in God? Most definitely. Do I believe he can only be found in church with a priest? No! I began to question the validity of religion when it was constantly mentioned that we were supposed to be God fearing men. What? Did anyone ever stop and think about that statement? If God is loving and cares for all people, why in heavens name should he be feared? To keep us in line, believing what we are supposed to believe, doing what we are supposed to be doing.
That is not the God I know, that is organized religion with an agenda behind it. This is why so many people are leaving their churches in droves. They have seen through the agenda and once they do, there is no going back to the way things were. It is for this reason I just wanted to remind people that true security and faith and hope comes from believing in oneself and ones spirit. I’m not suggesting anyone not go to church if that brings you deep calm and peace, I’m just suggesting that that same calm and peace lies within each of us. If we can connect with our spirit within it can never be taken away from us, we are never left with a huge void to fill, we don’t have to feel alone and without faith, vulnerable and insecure. We have been taught to believe only someone outside of ourselves can bring us that peace.
Creator is not only found in church. He/she is in everything we see around us, in nature, in everyday miracles, even in disasters if we just look! There is good to be found in all bad. We may not see it right away but it will bless us eventually if we are patient. Creator is the spring flowers that have begun to unfold their beauty for us, he/she is there also in beautiful sunsets and sunrises, even in strangers sent our way we encounter who bring us lessons to be learned if we pay attention. Creator surrounds us everywhere, everyday. If you miss worshiping everyday, set up a quiet space in your home where you can go and share your prayers. Start paying attention to Synchronicity. If that book drops to the ground in front of you in the library pick it up and read it. If you are running late for work and a huge truck is stalled in the road in front of you, do not panic and grow angry. That truck is there for a reason you just don’t know what it is yet.
I guess why I really mentioned this at all is because I don’t want to think of people out there afraid and alone and feeling lost without faith or hope. It is always with you deep inside, we were just taught we had to go to church to find it. No we don’t! That is my message I wish to convey. You are complete just as you are in every sense of the word, it just takes you believing it is so. Think for yourself, be yourself, care about yourself. You are all you ever needed and just didn’t know it.
Blessings and love to all ❤ ,