And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.
And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.” - Kitty O’Meara
Thank you to my friend Rhonda Winter for finding this quote and sharing it. Stop what you are doing right now, take three big breaths with closed eyes and strong posture. Then read this quietly out loud as a mantra. Continue three times until you feel lighter.
Even just one week ago, I don’t think we thought we’d be where we are today. The situation is terrifying, primarily because I/we can’t let go of trying to control things even when we know that there’s very little we can do. And, like tall children, we don’t want to do what we must do. My hope is that I can keep my thoughts hopeful as others have taught me to help stop the ‘awfulizing’. I’m turning off the media frenzy and watching Ellen play crazy, childish games. I’m watching the late-night talk show hosts improv with no audience. Interesting times…