Like everyone, the past month has been a rollercoaster of emotions ranging from faith of a higher power to come out stronger on the other side of this, to complete despair about what it means to those who have grieved the loss of family and death of the world as we knew it. Showing up as my kid’s teacher and mother every day takes courage.
We have the opportunity to create the world we want to live in for the first time in our lives. This means doing the inner work toward a high vibrational state, while allowing suffering and grief around the real and metaphorical deaths surrounding us. Doing inner work takes a ton of courage, and reflects our responsibility to the world we create.
This pandemic has brought everyone’s subconscious to the surface to be worked through. When triggered, we’re like a bunch of kids in a sandbox throwing sand. We can choose to remain in that sandbox taking part in the tantrum, or build magnificent new worlds out of what we have available to us. It takes courage to choose how we’re going to show up.
Have you heard that the planet has finally quit vibrating? Literally. I’d like to figure out a way to live in peace with Mother Earth so that my choices following this pandemic don’t cause her to physically vibrate. Not doing business (and I mean the Salt Cave) as usual takes courage.
Words from Rumi and Hafiz and Wendell Berry have blessed my soul during this time, soothing discomfort and bringing such simplicity to why we’re here. Coaches like Jacque Saltsman, guidance from The Power Path, connection to my breath community, and education from the Passionist’s Earth and Spirit Center have kept me connected to my center, focused on meditation, prayer, and contemplation.
Coming from a family of heroes, it is difficult to overcome feeling selfish in my spiritual quest. My goal is always to share my heart with you, and hope that it moves you in some way to share yours. I hope this lands as a gift to our community, and that our connections give you courage.
We have choice in all things. One can choose conspiracy and fear, or one can choose creation and inner awareness by being courageous. In this cycle of death, how will you choose to be reborn?
With one silent laugh
You tilted the night
And the garden ran with stars.