So, how do we get there?
This past month has been so difficult to watch.
So difficult to imagine for our healthcare professionals.
It is a reminder of how much we are not in control, no matter how much we try.
The need to regain what is called normal again, is a cry we hear more and more.
This week I wanted to share things that can give one peace.
- Recognize your limitations. Find something you can do and do it. It can be as simple as clipping the edges off that plant you love to look at and care for. Comb your dog’s and cat’s hair. They need to look fabulous like we all do.
- Listen to music, write, walk, breathe, meditate or just be. There is no need to do anything. Love others in mind or body. We are all connected. No one is ever alone, even in death.
- Pray, for others and for yourself. Ask for guidance even if you do not believe in a religion. Listen to your heart.
How many times have we heard this?
You need to listen to me!
Especially in these divisive times, when many of us have different ideas about things, listening to each other is a skill one can always strengthen.
The hardest thing is to just listen to another.
There is no judgement or having an expectation of the other.
A classic example of this is thinking that other “should just know me.”
No one can read your mind.
The most important is that both people in a conversation need to feel heard.
Many times, if this is achieved even if you just walk away one can feel valued even if you disagreed.
Just say “I hear you.”
Agree to disagree.
Yet, I hope to take it a step further for the sake of this blog.
One’s squiggly self must be honored. Your uniqueness must be honored in any conversation.
So if you don’t feel you have been heard, ask for it.
In reality, we all want the same thing, we want to be valued.
We want to be heard.
Try to be responsible for your end of a conversation
and be ALL EARS…..no expectations or judgments.
As I have spoken about in creating this blog, now more than ever finding one’s squiggly song, the thing that makes you unique, now, you have been given an opportunity to find it and express it.
What will you do?
To remind you...a squiggly song is that thing that you must do, or a part of you dies inside.
It is that dramatic because whenever you sing this song, do that thing, you lose track of time, it is effortless, it brings you joy.
Yep, it is the real reason you are here on earth.
It is your purpose.
So go do it.
It might feel like this photo.
Thursday, it is...
So this week I wrote a poem.
Had to write out my feelings, in such a shift we are having.
The empty clang of metal echoes against a flagpole in a deserted playground
it used to hold laughter
Condensation on my window, like my tears watching the latest news
Cotton ball of a cloud in the sky, defuses in an instant, like melting sugar in a pan
another soul gone
Unable to attend a game, I watch a one on one match of two squirrels in the weeds
I got my money on the fat one
Many a neighborhood is clapping at heroism, as our shores get Mercy and Comfort at last
Selecting groceries online
Do I really need to use my money to support an act of screams, so I try to refrain from my pleasure purchases
As semi-trucks with freezers in New York, stand by to take away another human shell, I wonder and watch the garbage truck pass underneath my window again, to take away our filth
I remain here, throwing away my numbed grief and
I remain curious
Feel like a Corona?
Ok, I admit for the last ten years I have been told to meditate.
I always have something else to do. U?
This week, to honor your unique self, just meditate. If you have a religious or spiritual belief, this unique self will show up when you meditate.
It will be
I say this because, after ten years, I am doing it with discipline.
No rules, if I miss a day, so what? I am doing it.
During this virus takeover, I took part in a national fifteen minute Hindu prayer on Facebook to chant for all beings on the earth now.
To be well, to not fear death, to be connected.
The priest led us in three Hindu chants in which included saying “OM” which refers to Oneness silently, out loud, and in prayer.
I admit, it helped me during this…..transition. Over 2000 people joined in,WOW!
So meditate and you may find U and what your unique squiggly song is, faster than you know it.
Hey, Hey, Hey, Thursday,
Today, I want to talk about how important laughter is. Given all the stress of being quarantined, corona virus information on social media, television, everywhere, we need to laugh.
Not being able to be a physical part of our communities that give us sanity in life, we must laugh daily now, more than ever.
Science has proven that laughter boosts immune cells. It does a real thing inside our bodies, which science will prove more and more as we evolve into the future.
Wouldn’t it be cool if laughing nonstop could destroy the corona virus like firing a laser beam at an enemy in a video game?
So find what makes you laugh and do it daily. It is my virtual recommendation vitamin.
My secret sauce is watching videos of Robin Williams on YouTube.
What things he would be talking about now, if he were still with us in person?
Stay home, be safe. We will get through this together.
Hi Thursday, my favorite of days,
Yep, I am one.
This week I would like to share an interview of a true woman. Another She, among us.
My dear friend IX has a site which is one of my favorite online. A musician, and fellow artist himself, since high school we have shared an understanding of things. He spends his energy on things that matter, telling the world about people to pay attention too.
Check out the interview here, https://www.facebook.com/IXarchist/videos/10163026364810545/
It is about an hour long but, like he says worth every word.
Thanks for being one of the guys that gets it, represents us and reminding me how important my feminine energy is.
I hope you enjoy!
Here is Maysa Daw’s work with DAM (subscribe to them on YouTube) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNLYjZmRx0Q
KALLEMI (girl band) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrwuZcOLONM
I am truly proud of his work with the B-Side. https://thebsidetalk.com/ (Subscribe)
Thank you, IX
Whatz up Thursday,
There is a cold streak that has covered the northeast this week and it made me think about fear. Plus all the news is filled with the corona-virus scare.
So what do we do with fear?
I have found that for the most part the best thing to do is accept that you have it and it is real.
Fear is a natural thing, and can be a clear tool in your body telling you to take a step back, slow down and get some information.
All my life I have felt fear. I was raised in a family that had no use for fear and it was confusing at times. “Just do it,” was the mantra. So I had no time to think, I had to just do.
It is only in my later years that I have learned to embrace fear and listen to my intuition for myself to make an informed decision.
Being taught to leap first then adjust in the situation as needed, is valuable. I am thankful, because I would not have experienced many of the things I’ve done if I let fear stop me.
Here are a few tips.
Life could get more colorful.
What do you think?
This video made me smile. It was taken in a village in India in which this dog comes every week to sing in the temple with fellow devotees. We are all the same, just might speak in different languages.