WORRIED

Worry faceI have hesitated with writing about this because I try to leave my politics out of my blog.  However, what is going on in this country is so terrible and empty of love that I must try to express myself here.

The hate and anger that is so pervasive right now towards the democrats, liberals, news media etc. is frightening.  I believed that such distain and hate for other humans in our country took its last breath decades ago.

Watching and reading about groups chanting “Lock her up” and “CNN sucks” at a presidential rally and the president not stopping it was so dissappointing as a American.   Death threats and pipe bombs are becoming common in my country.

I am not sure I want to live in a country that does not have love and compassion for others.  I know some of you would say, “Then leave” and I am seriously looking into it but I am an American and lived here all of my life.  I don’t want to leave my homeland but I don’t want to live somewhere that doesn’t have healthcare for everyone, doesn’t support equal rights for women, doesn’t provide for the less fortunate, and education is not a top priority for our children.

I want to be somewhere that I can participate in the universal support and care for the environment and know I am making a difference because the people around me, the country I am living in values education, women and men, healthcare for all, and the environment.  I want to live somewhere that is working towards a strong, healthy, educated future for all.  I hoped that was the United States but each day that passes lessens that hope.

Here’s to tomorrow and a loving and compassionate homeland wherever that is.

 

 

I am taking some risks lately and am reminded of this wonderful poem by William Ward.   It supports the Five Laws of Life (Living From Your Heart) that I practice daily and my choices throughout this time of my life.    I thought it might be relevant to you.  

 RISK

To laugh is to risk appearing a fool,

To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.

To reach out to another is to risk involvement,

To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.

To place your ideas and dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss.

To love is to risk not being loved in return,

To live is to risk dying,

To hope is to risk despair,

To try is to risk failure.

But risks must be taken because the greatest   hazard in life is to risk nothing.

The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing.

He may avoid suffering and sorrow,

But he cannot learn, feel, change, grow or live.

Chained by his servitude he is a slave who has forfeited all freedom.

Only a person who risks is free.

The pessimist complains about the wind;

The optimist expects it to change;

And the realist adjusts the sails.

-William Arthur Ward

 

What the World Still Needs is LOVE

Mother Earth is cleansing with hurricanes, fires, earthquakes, tornadoes, and floods. Our country is struggling with criminals in high places and discussions of impeaching a president. Immigrants, such as many of our ancestors, are often treated as criminals, children included. Many people are without healthcare because they can’t afford it. The wildlife in our oceans is struggling to survive. One thing each of us can do to change this path is before you do or say anything make sure it comes from love. There is enough pain and suffering. Commit to making this world a better place by waking up each morning and deciding to bring more love into this world. CHOOSE LOVE! #inneressencejourney #love #Broadway  #lifecoach #peace #change #hope

                                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5AyGvJcyoU

 

I NEEDED AN ADJUSTMENT

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My body, mind, and soul have not been great the last few weeks.  I returned from a 16-day trip and got a bad cold.  I had lots of work to do but no energy to do anything but stay in bed.    I had not been to the ocean for over 2 months and I was really feeling the need for an “adjustment.”  So, today, I went to the ocean and relaxed in the water, soaking up all of its healing qualities.  I swam a little and floated on my back letting the waves rock me.  The feeling of the sun on my face and my body caused me to smile inside and out.  I was healing.  My “adjustment” was just what I needed.  The ocean is my healer.

Now, I am back home with a new joie de vivre.  My joy, energy, and excitement for life are back and my body is well.

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