Amidst these anfractuous times of manipulation, distortion, and distrust, the feelings of’ isolation, anxiety and fear can be debilitating. Amidst the fierce social unrest and staggering political tension, the eruptions of chaos and violence, the deprivation of spiritual and religious gatherings – it can be all too easy to lose touch with our grounding. In a time of crisis, the impulse is to give into fear, worry, and panic, whilst others turn bellicose or hostile. Our fight or flight instincts are in a state of overload, and it is testing us. Sure, there are many discussions about the mental, emotional, psychological and physical effects we are experiencing, however, the spiritual effects all of this is having on us is being severely neglected.
Our spirit is the most intimate part of us, and it isn't found by running away, it isn’t strengthened with hate, and it does not grow when we allow things which we cannot control, control us. There is a Spiritual war going on, right now, at this very moment, and the enemy wants to manipulate and control us – and they are. Thriving on our fears, intoxicated by the chaos, distracting us from truth, and distancing us from far more than just each other, but our own selves.
Each one of us has much more strength than we know. Each one of us is capable of much more than we allow to give ourselves credit for, let alone do. You are better than those who wish to spiritually cripple you, to sever all of us from the light we do so deserve.
Know, that there can be good found even in the most unlikely of places.
Know, know, know, that this too, shall pass. It will.
Take this time for stillness, a place for personal and spiritual growth. Instead of dwelling on the “what if?” scenarios, the things which you cannot control, instead of dwelling on the negative, the bad, the infuriating, find things in each day that bring you joy, and enjoy them! It may be sitting on your back deck with that first cup of coffee in the morning, or it may be bringing a bag of food to an elderly neighbor, it may be cooking a meal that your kids love and ask for seconds of, it may be creating art, reading, exercising, gardening, cuddling up with your cat, fishing, what have you, savor those times and appreciate them for what they are and how they make you feel. Use this time to do what makes you happy, to do the things you normally say you don’t have time to do. Look inward, and you will elevate yourself all around.
I send each and every one of you positivity and strength, and above all else, love.