I have never been a fan of snow, as you well know. Yet, after viewing what is happening in Texas, I have a new feeling of safety here in the Northeast as we are prepared for freezing temperatures and even lots of snow because it is normal for us in winter. The areas that do not experience a real hardy winter are ill prepared for when it happens. Watching the news and weather reports gives me a new fresh look at how safe we really are. Of course, we are not as prepared for tornadoes as other states that have shelters for when it happens in their state. Earth is certainly diversified; if you travel you can experience any type of weather you choose. My heart and prayers go out to all of humanity that are in unsafe areas right now. Watch this balancing act on the beach which I never thought possible. Perhaps we can use this as an example of how we could balance life on this planet and in such a beautiful way.
The Tenacity of trees. We are learning more and more about the importance of trees. I used to have a limited opinion like its leaves just convert our exhale into oxygen but there is so much more to trees. Let’s admire the gifts that a tree gives and maybe, someday, someone will list ALL of its attributes on one page of paper or two or three pages. Check out these pictures and you will see the tenacity of tree life. Life in all of its forms is tenacious, including human life.
I have never seen the Northern Lights so I cannot appreciate this sight as much as if I had something to compare it to. There is so much in the world that one person cannot experience it all. I am so grateful that I live in the days where the world is at our fingertips if only we have the courage to investigate the computer. Check out this video, even the person taking it was astounded.
I would love to see this story go viral as all of planet Earth needs to see the example that has already been set. All we need do is make sure our politicians see this. Can you help?
Also add this. Maybe these videos will open some eyes as the example has already been set and the proof is in the pudding. All that needs to happen is for these proven efforts to be seen.
There are so many examples of human enterprises that work for the good of ALL. I wish there was a way for all the decision makers to realize that the hardest work has been done and all that needs to be done is that the rest of this planet join in creating the results that we are all searching for. I know that you and I are only ONE voice each but multiply that by the amount of humans on this planet and it could be so quickly effective. How many people can you reach?
Love and Light
Yesterday, I was euphoric. It felt so freeing, like I could just release any and all tension. This was the time to relax and not carry the world on my shoulders. I could feel the whole country taking a deep breath and releasing all the tension that we have held for soooo long. The day before, Wednesday, I watched the whole inauguration (I don’t usually turn my TV on until 5 or 6 in the evening) and it was beautiful. Different than normal but beautiful in its forthcoming peace.
Today I feel so uptight like I don’t have enough time or resources to get everything done. Why the sudden shift? I can’t find the answer but this talk by Eckhart Tolle:” One Day at a Time” will certainly help. I think I have fallen back into trying to do too much all at once.
Here is another short interpretation of what is happening in Our World today by Kate Spreckley.
I read Fr. Richard Rohr’s Center for Action and Contemplation on a daily basis. This was a special note from him that had special meaning at this time on Earth. I got a different insight into Moses’ Tent of Meeting. I feel compelled to share this with you.
This video of Lee Harris in action gives another revealing insight into the progression of humanity.
Jayme Price has a short narrative on the creative and reactive sides of life. Which are you choosing?
Love and Light
When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I ask myself is: What day is it? Then I decide whether I can roll over into a second chance to have a few more winks or do I need to get up right now. With this pandemic, there is not much to do or many places to go. Except for the first responders, the rest of us retirees are staying put. And…the daylight does not really begin until 7:30am.
This morning I woke up and suddenly remembered that today is Saturday and I never sent out my newsletter to you yesterday. I started to giggle and a grin spread over my face. How could I forget that yesterday was my newsletter day after writing it for the last 12 years on Fridays? I feel a little foolish but at the same time, this is not a catastrophe. I goofed and I am still smiling. I guess the seriousness of the world events including the health problems are just so much more important that I cannot condemn myself for slipping up. Soooo here is my newsletter. Please smile with me.
Cheryl Richardson has questions that resonate with most of us. NO answers because each of us will need to answer for ourselves. It does feel good to know that you are not alone in your questioning.
There is a lot of “good” happening in the outside world but we do not hear a lot of it in the media. This is such a wonderful happening and shows that humanity is acting for the good of planet Earth.
A congressman and a homeless man … who gave with no forethought for themselves. I could not choose between these stories so I am giving you the link to both. They are both heroes in my book.
Eckhart Tolle has a message for us.
I want to leave you with a reason to smile.
Love and Light