“We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. This is the divine mystery supreme. A wonderful thing it is and the source of our happiness. We need not wait to see what others do.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
Dear One ~
I don’t know about you, but I have been witnessing the world as well my own thoughts, feelings, opinions about what I see and hear. I have had moments of wonderment, disappointment, worry, frustration… and at the same time ~ compassion.
Gandhi’s message above resonates so strongly for me right now. It makes me look at all of the healing and expansion that is at hand for me, personally. I think about the small (but mighty) impact that I, or you, can have on the world at this time.
And I offer these statements/affirmations to ponder… since my guess is that most of us cannot proclaim them all at this time:
I am completely healed from all of my childhood trauma
I hold zero resentment towards anyone, past or present
I hold zero animosity or disgust towards any human being on the earth
I am completely free from judgement or criticism for myself or anyone
I feel completely at ONE with all living things
I am free from any complaints (about others or self) or negative self-talk
I hold zero expectations about anyone or anything
I have completely let go of the need to control any one else in my lifeI have zero addictions to anything or anyone – be it food, alcohol, social media, porn, shopping, sugar, etc etc.
I could go on an on here. The idea is NOT to invoke shame or guilt, if none or only a few of the above are true statements for you. The idea is NOT to proclaim that anyone SHOULD be able to say the above things at this time, or that they point towards a more superior or elevated human being. And, maybe some of you can honestly say “yes” to the above points. I applaud you because that means you have done MASSIVE work on yourself, or you have gone through a quantum shift within.
Wherever you are, there you are. It is perfect as it is, right now. No regrets. No looking back.
The idea is to remind you and myself that we are human. And, that while it is of the utmost importance to be gentle, forgiving and loving to ourselves and all of our so-called “misgivings” … there is healing work to be done. There is integration and acceptance of all of it – light and dark.
There is an enormous amount of compassion, love, understanding, HUMANITY, coming together, healing, forgiving, sharing and helping that the world needs. RIGHT NOW.
There is a call. I can hear it and feel it. It is a grand opportunity to alchemize and create miracles … through the heart. Through LOVE.
As Gandhi said: “We need not wait to see what others do.”
Our healing work is right here. At hand. Right now. It is calling you and me.
What are you ready and willing to forgive in yourself and others?
What kind of world do you want to live in?
Can you begin by looking in the mirror and start to emulate and embody THAT WORLD?
It is the EASY ROAD to blame and shame others. There is a great divide that seems to be occurring in the world. It is part of the old paradigm. It is dying a slow death, but rearing its ugly head before it finally croaks. It is an illusion, but we are called to WAKE UP and move towards personal healing and forgiveness in order to SHIFT on a massive scale.
As you heal yourself and embody compassion, you will speed up the healing process of the planet and all of its inhabitants. You will aid in the birthing of a new earth and a new way.
We need you.
Take this time of continued lockdowns and limited gatherings, etc, to do this important work.
Find more time in your day: to be in nature, read, sit in silence, turn off your phone/computer/ipad, journal, daydream, explore, be curious, play, laugh, dance, sing, write love letters, release tears, and deeply breathe… filling your belly completely on the inhale, and releasing every drop of breath with an extended exhale.
I am excited to see what miracles can be created in you. I am excited to hear from you if you say “Yes. I’m ready!”
If you are not ready, it is absolutely fine. It is not time for you. The call hasn’t come for you yet. I judge no one. Every person is on their own individual journey and every person has the incredible gift of free choice.
If you are inspired, please comment below or send me an email and let me know if this stirred up anything for you. Perhaps you don’t agree. Perhaps you have stories to share with me. Perhaps you have another perspective. It is wonderful to share from the heart, with respect and integrity.