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Loving Yourself: Feeling Overwhelmed

Friday, April 19, 2013


Are you feeling overwhelmed in the wake of all of the horrific news this week? You are definitely not alone in trying to find a glimmer of hope and light amidst the continuous barrage of information from the news we are all seeing and hearing. I don’t know about you, but I am feeling very overwhelmed with what is happening throughout our country. It’s difficult in times like these to wonder how we as one person can affect a change, and if what we do really matters and makes a difference. We certainly know we didn’t have any control over these events. How do we heal from the tragedy we've witnessed on the news?


“Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things. Meaning lies in us.”

It is difficult at best to try to maintain a positive outlook when surrounded with the air of insecurity and uncertainty many of us are feeling now. However, I feel that it is of the utmost importance to remember that love is the key. It truly is the answer, not only right now, but in every moment. It is the love that is shown, given, and felt that always heals us, and will heal us back to wholeness again.



The one thing that stood out to me as I watched the events from Boston unfold on the news was that amid the chaos, the shock, and the horror was that there was such a massive, compassionate outpouring of love from those who were there, and from the country as a whole. This is how we can help – through humanity’s collective consciousness remembering love. Every loving thought or action contributes to it. There was little hesitation in the onslaught to help those who were directly impacted and injured by the blasts. There was absolutely no thought or concern for their own personal safety as many rushed into the blast area to help those who were affected. Many of the runners ran to the nearest hospital to donate blood. Countless stores, restaurants, and people opened their doors to help in whatever way they could. This is the true testament to the power of love, and, I believe, of who we really are down to our very core.



So this is my positive message of hope, not only for me, but for any of you who need it, too. There will always be those who for some unknown reason let themselves venture into that dark alley, and will commit acts of violence against their fellow man. It has happened since the dawn of humanity. You’ll find that when you step back and look at everything from the standpoint of an objective observer you will see that those who inherently remember love far outnumber those who don’t - we don’t always remember it. This is why those who commit these acts of violence, in whatever form, will not be able to seize a moment of victory. Collective consciousness exists, and I am choosing to focus on comfort, healing, and "spreading the spark" of love. It is the love that will heal us, and protect us. We will always reach down into the very depths of who we are to reach out to the victims of these tragedies; not only to honor them and their families, but also that we can remember who we are, and LOVE IS ALL THERE IS.


“We are not held back by the love we didn’t receive in the past, but by the love we’re not extending in the present.”



Thank you for taking the time to read this, and for stopping by. . .
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ROSAMARCELLE 4/23/2013 4:31PM

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. They are so true. emoticon

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Great words of encouragement!

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    Beautiful. Your words are comforting. emoticon

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TEASCHERTZ 4/21/2013 9:15AM

    Wonderful blog. Thank you. emoticon

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RORYLYONS 4/21/2013 3:21AM

    Only love can work wonders in our lives...... emoticon emoticon

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JADOMB 4/21/2013 1:05AM

    It's easy to get overwhelmed with the 24/7 news we have. I am getting better at shutting off and tuning out so it doesn't drive me nuts. I mean really, what can we do about most the stuff that goes on? It's better to focus on the things we can do to better this world and take it was day at a time and one action at a time.

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COMPUCATHY 4/20/2013 10:05PM

    "Love is what we need and what we want..." that was just playing in the song at the end of Tangled on television...so true! We can just wrap ourselves in the love we get from others and from ourselves...and we will be shielded from the harsh realities of life. Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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BE-THE-CHANGE 4/20/2013 8:09PM

    Great blog!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 4/20/2013 4:04PM

    Awesome blog & much needed. Thank you for sharing. Love, Dawn

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IAMTOLOSE 4/20/2013 1:48PM

    Once again, the words we needed to hear Sharon. Thank you so much.

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SUSIEMT 4/20/2013 10:14AM

    Thank you Sharon. I feel like I just breathed in a moment of sanity.

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123ELAINE456 4/20/2013 2:10AM

  Awesome Blog. Thank You. God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Wonderful Weekend. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!

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MICKEYH 4/19/2013 11:55PM

    What a beautiful blog!! Thank you. emoticon

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MEEMAH2013 4/19/2013 11:22PM

    Thanks for that blog! It was very emotionally charged and I needed that moment to slow down and reflect.

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COCK-ROBIN 4/19/2013 10:44PM

    Wonderful post!

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    Thank you loved this blog, last picture and quote was great. emoticon emoticon

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KRISKECK 4/19/2013 10:03PM

    Thank you for this heartfelt and loving words. I am feeling so very strange because I am also feeling a sense of sadness for this kid that is the perpetrator. I think of my own sons and how lucky they are.. there but for the grace of God go I. And my sons. My heart is breaking like all of ours, but I feel so alone because no one is voicing this feeling I am having. But I am with you. Love is the answer.

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LAURELSPARK 4/19/2013 9:36PM

    ..........a very thoughtful blog.............thanks for sharing......!

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MANDELOVICH 4/19/2013 9:21PM

    So true. Thank you!

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DUXGRL1 4/19/2013 9:12PM

    Very true!

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1CRAZYDOG 4/19/2013 8:03PM

    I can only say thank you from the bottom of myheart for this uplifting, wonderful blog. Love really IS all there is! It is uplifting and healing, exactly what is important now . . . . today. It is time we remember we are all His children, He is all Father to all of us and as much as He loves us, we should also spread that love. Sorry to be "preachy" if that's how I come across.

HUGS Sharon that is sorely needed!

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ROSES17 4/19/2013 7:24PM

    Great blog!!! Yes, there is a lot of insecurity here in the present time. I live in NC but the media is all over it.

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DRAGON-CHICK 4/19/2013 6:30PM

    Are you in the Boston area, too?
Insanity here!!
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