We are constantly bombarded by bad news, violence, and are told what we can or cannot do or be. Our world is in pain. People are hungry and don't have their basic needs met. Our planet is in bad shape: our water is not clean and is getting worse. We're encouraged to buy things that we do not need that aren't good for our bodies, minds, and spirits.
And we have been told that money is power, but I disagree. I think LOVE is the strongest force in the universe and all we need to turn things around. I stand here and affirm that:
I am LOVE
I am LIGHT
I am JOY
AND I REMEMBER!
AND I REMEMBER!
I want a life filled with LOVE. I want my children to grow up in a world where LOVE is the primary focus and everyone has what they need. I want my kids to live their passion and be rewarded for good deeds, kind thoughts, and loving words.
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ~Mother Teresa
So here I cast my stone...Dandelion Grove is born of love, guided by Spirit. I spent last week with 13 Indigenous Grandmothers who are traveling the world to spread love, gratitude, and peace. I was moved beyond words by their courage and actions of unconditional love. They asked us to take their message out into our communities, so here I am.
I believe that no matter where we come from, what our spiritual beliefs are, what color our skin is, the state of our health or economic status, we are all one and connected. We need one another to survive. We are born as a cooperative species, and we are amazing when we work together and share our individual gifts! We are strong, intelligent, loving, creative beings. Remember who we are!
Today I offer you this personal challenge: do something for yourself that is your passion. Allow yourself a few moments and feed your heart with it, no matter what it is - playing a musical instrument, writing, cooking, etc.. Revel in it. Totally surrender to that which you love and is truly who you are. And then....remember that joy, and do it again tomorrow. This is who you are! Remember this, and share your joy and light.
I also humbly ask this of you. Each day:
- Give thanks to the Earth which provides our very home, the soil that grows our food, the plants and animals that feed our bodies.
- Give thanks to the Water that moistens our bodies inside and out, that we use for drinking, cleaning, getting rid of our waste; we can only live 4 days without it.
- Give thanks to the Air that fills our lungs, providing nourishing oxygen to our organs and tissues, and thanks to the trees and plants which clean it.
- Give thanks to the element of Fire in our lives: our sun which kisses our plants so we can eat, helps our bodies to form vitamin D so we are healthy, and the fire that lives in our hearts - our very life spark.
Change comes from within, with each one of us. We don't have the change the world, we just have to nourish ourselves. We just have to be what we wish to see in the world, as Gandhi said, and the world will change along with us.
I'll start here with Dandelion Grove, writing from the heart as Spirit moves me. I wish you love today...catch the seeds of light coming your way. Help them grow. And then share here what brought you joy - it will lift us all!
Love & Light,