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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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