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Now is a perfect time to gently and kindly remind you in the midst of all of our global chaos, to please take care of you.
The United States just had an election that has left us seemingly polarized, as overnight we move from a president who worked from the energy of “hope“ to a president who seems to hold fear as his weapon of choice.
Around the world people continue to fight for basic rights, liberties and something as basic as food and water.
For those of us privileged to not have to worry about where our next meal is coming from, the bills still need to be paid, the children and animals taken care of and then there’s us.
We need care too.
I’m certain that you have a variety of wishes, hopes and aspirations. If we were to look at all of the different dreams you have for your life they would most likely all come down to one word. That word is peace.
Whether you wish for financial wealth, excellent health, or your dream is finding your ultimate romantic relationship, each of these wishes represent to you safety, security and love, which all translate into one word, peace.
You may think that if you had as much money as you want you’d experience peace. You may be certain that if you had romantic love you’d would finally be happy. You may hold the belief that perfect health is your ticket to a great life.
Are you tracking with me?
Now here’s the juice.
Are you on a path going nowhere?
People from many parts of the globe come to me with the same requests.
“I want to end the drama and have a peaceful life”.
“Please help me be financially abundant”
”I want to heal my body”
“I long for a romantic partner”.
While these pleas are very different, they all speak to wanting peace. The common element in all of these requests is that all of the folks asking for help are on a spiritual path.
They go to workshops, they read books, they meditate, they do yoga, but still their daily lives are not a representation of their spiritual values. They are puzzled and frustrated as they are unable to THRIVE beyond their circumstances.
They wonder, With all of my spiritual efforts why am I not moving forward?
Spiritual transformation Does Not Come From External Sources!
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I’m Inspired to write to you today after reading an article in the NYT about Rabbi Kenneth Berger who 30 years ago delivered a Yom Kippur sermon to his congregants about the tragedy of the Challenger explosion, and the fact that all of the members on board were totally conscious as they raced toward the Ocean.
The rabbi spoke eloquently wondering what thoughts ran through the minds of the astronauts as they plunged into the sea. He asked his congregants to imagine themselves with only five minutes to live and he encouraged them to imagine what that would be like, but he didn’t stop there.
The Rabbi’s words…
“And then the capsule hits the water, it’s all over, can you realize it’s all the same. Five minutes, five days, 50 years, is all the same and it’s over before we realize it. If only I knew, yes my friends it may be the last time, if only I realized. Yes, stop, appreciate the blessings you have. If only I could, but YOU can, you still have today.”
The Rabbi, his wife and 110 people died in a plane crash three years after the sermon was delivered.
If spring is the time for renewal, then perhaps autumn and winter are times for reflection and rectification.
And so I ask of you,
I hold the light.
I’m not alone. There are hundreds of millions of us in our world.
In fact I believe we all hold the light.
We are born of the light and we carry it inside of us.
Some of us choose not to acknowledge it; the caring, the goodness, the patience, the gratitude, the tolerance, the understanding, the grace that we are all capable of, but it is there.
Others, through their choice of disregarding their light and our lives, hurt, kill, disrespect, and through their actions we have yet another opportunity to be the light that we are.
We saw it after 911, we felt it after each mass shootings, the goodness that we are, comes out in our response of wanting to be of help to others of hoping to support our tribe who have been hurt.
Those of us who choose to amplify our light, live with it as our beacon, using it as a guide, as our response to our daily life.
People ask me all the time; “Why do you hold the light for people who kill?” “Do you forgive someone who has murdered many innocent people?” “Why are you not outraged when people are not treated equally?”