Living in the world some days can seem frustrating. Sometimes it seems that no matter what we do, our actions and intent make little difference in healing the world at large around us. It seems there is only so much one can control in the external world using external means. We can't stop a hurricane with the wave of our arms any more than we can put out a wildfire with a garden hose. Watching the violence of the riots around the country, it can be discouraging to know that no matter how much we care, we cannot impact or change the behavior of others in conflict, even if we really want to help them lead more peaceful and fulfilled lives. Nor can we predict or control the outcome of the coming election, as important as it may seem to our very future. Deep within it is too often easy to doubt whether one vote even matters.
It is important to remember that just as a healthy body depends upon the health of each of its individual cells, a healthy society depends upon the calm, peaceful, harmonious well-being of each individual that comprises it. In the greater scheme of reality, what one says, what one does, and one's energy vibration matter more than one may imagine.
I like to believe that when only one of us has a focused conscious connection to our Source, it is more powerful than thousands who do not. And I like to think that even if I cannot single-handedly change outcomes in the world at large by any external measure, when I am consciously feeling connected to the Divine within, I have the vibrational energy to lessen the impact of the strongest storms, ease the extent of the wildest fires, and move the needle of the entire human race toward a more loving outcome. I like to believe that when I am in tune with the Infinite, I am plugged into the ultimate power that creates the world.
If nothing else, somewhere within, I know without question that as long as I maintain a loving vibration, I will be guided to live a more peaceful, happy, safe, and harmonious life, no matter what is going on in the rest of the world. And as long as I am relating to the world at large with Love, I am in unison with Source.
How do I maintain that connection in every moment? Whenever I appreciate the feel of the sun on my face, the rain on my skin, and feel the grass or earth under my feet, the Love of the universe flows through me. Anytime I allow myself to think thoughts that make me feel good within, or appreciate the good in those around me, finding the spark of light within each person I share the world with, whoever they may be, Love flows through me.
Every day holds a million tiny opportunities to connect with Love, with the Divine within, with the Source of all goodness. The more each of us does this with intent, the kinder, calmer, safer, healthier, and happier each of our lives will be individually and together. That may be the greatest contribution any of us can give to the world. It is a beginning.
I invite others to give it a try. Take notice of any good feelings, joy along the journey, ease, grace, guidance, synchronicities, flow, connections with other helpful souls, and eventually, all that we dream will manifest in our lives.
In a connected reality, we are the contribution. Some will contribute with inspired effort; some with inspired words; some will make a difference simply by living a happy, peaceful life that ripples out into the universe at large, impacting all in its path. That's enough.
Each of us is inspired (in spirit) to do something, even if that something is nothing. Just to be at rest and find peace at the center of the storm, emanating waves of calm into a chaotic world is enough. More than you know!
The world is undergoing an incredible restructuring. There is a great stirring occurring upon Mother Earth, releasing pent up energies of the entire human race. Most of us feel this unrest within, or a certain anxiety or deep urge to do something, but what?
It's all okay. I breathe deeply and focus upon my ultimate connection with Source, with Love. That's all we are called to do. Living moment to moment with a more loving vibration, each of us will find the reality at large becoming kinder and kinder as we grow in Love and Gratitude. Individual Action Counts. Be the Change.