This is a video of an incredible act of creativity, simplicity, and embodying what my last post was about. i am so grateful to this man for doing this.
He embodies hate
We are called to embody Love
The system is corrupt
We are called to live in fierce integrity
with the world we say we want to live in
In this time of further division and fear
we are called to live connection and courage
In this time where so much feels broken
we are called to bring forth healing
"To live so fully and presently in Love that there is no room for anything else to exist." This is my understanding of "Ahimsa." Now more than ever, we are called to be the space of so much LOVE in EVERY Thought, Word, and ACTION, that all that is not love, begins to disappear.
i wrote this recently for some friends who just got married. But it is really lessons for us all, so i am sharing it here too. :)
May the sun shine upon you, nurturing you both in your beautiful growth.
May the moon remind you that everything has waxing and waning.
May the trees remind you to remain rooted in all that sustains you,
and at the same time to be flexible in the storms of life. Bend, don't break.
May the flowers remind you to share and be beauty with and for one another.
May the rocks remind you of the ancestors.
May the animals remind you to be uniquely yourself as they do not strive to be other than they are.
May the stars remind you of magic and gems-- the true wealth-- that is all around us, all the time.
May the water remind you that sometimes what seems soft can wear away at the hardest stone (remember to be soft with one another--especially when the other is being hard ;) and be refreshment to each other in times of need.
May the forests and mountains remind you that we live on and with a Sacred Temple. May it source the Sacred within you.
May the Cosmos remind you of how Magical you are, even as it reminds you how small you are. May this knowing of this dance between Magic and Dust inspire you to live big while remaining unattached to results and outcomes. This makes the dance of life joyful and beautiful!
May Gaia bless you will all you need to support you in your journey together.
i had many memorable experiences while i was in Italy. And even though i was in excruciating amounts of pain and my Lyme was flared pretty badly, i was still so touched and moved by so many of my interactions there.
i led a retreat at www.lepianore.it and i can not even begin to describe how wonderful the place and the people were and are!!! The family who created this magical center started with crumbling buildings and mostly barren land and restored and healed it and brought their magical vision and love to the place, and you feel it everywhere you go on their land and in their ancient, restored buildings.
Everyone who participated in the workshop as well brought their own unique gifts, insights, and offerings and i am forever touched and reminded that magic continues to exist, even when i am exhausted, in debilitating pain, and cynical. i bow in humble honor to the family at Le Pianore, to the cook and her helper there who created DELICIOUS joyously, vegan food, and to all who came from all over the world to participate in co-creating magic together.
Love and Gratitude,
i have posted this before in numerous formats. It moves me every time. In war, there are never truly winners. And in love, we must always learn to let go. www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvQBUccxBr4
Watch this. Really. Watch this.
Love-- even when my heart breaks,
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