“For me, prayer is a surge of the heart; it is a simple look turned toward heaven, it is a cry of recognition and of love, embracing both trial and joy.”
― Thérèse de Lisieux
When events happen like the one in Boston yesterday, I cannot help but sit there and watch the news. I am a news junkie at times, and I have also learned that eventually I have to turn it off. I am not being selfish, or uncaring about the people who are suffering at the moment, I am listening to my body, and know if I keep on watching I will feel the panic.
We absorb other’s emotions like a sponge!
My son came home from school yesterday upset. He didn’t know why, nothing in particular happened at school, but when he looked at me to try to explain he began to cry holding me really tight. Being an empath myself (for more info on empaths click here), I told him the feelings he was probably experiencing didn’t belong to him, and he had to find a way to release those emotions. Crying often does the trick for me… as it did for him, yet his sadness remained until bedtime.
OMG! I had CNN on most of the evening.
As everyone who watched this channel, CNN replays the same video of the event over and over. Because they have no NEW video to show, and because I am sure they want those who just “tuned in” to see the horrific images of what happened. My son kept on glancing at the screen every so often saying: “What is happening now?”
Off went the TV!
What happened SUCKS!!
However, I have to take the time to “tune” in to what is good. If I don’t I will panic. So I took off with the dog and decided to explore the beauty all around me, something I have done regularly for the past year and a half.
It is easy to look at the world as a whole when tragedies happen. It may be easy to say: “Where is this world coming to?” and all which lays in front is dark, tumultuous, and bleak. As a reminder, if I look at what is in front of me… Really look deeply in the eyes of the world. Life is really going on.
- The birds are making nests.
- The the buds on the trees are forming.
- The rain is washing away the dirt from the past winter.
- My plant just sprouted a new leaf.
Looking at the details is really important.. taking the time to see that even though there is crazy stuff happening, there is also life happening. Good life. Hugs are being felt, kisses are given…. and at one exact moment I bet millions of people are expressing their love to someone… by sharing, smiling, giving, serenading… you name it! There is LOVE out there people!
Today, I am going to do what I often do, say a prayer of peace to the world, enveloping it in loving white love light. Then, I am going to be a beacon of peace and compassion..to me, to my surroundings, to my family to the world… because this is the ONLY way I can make anything better.
I think I am going to smile at everyone I see today… just in case <3
Love and light to everyone on this planet!