I invite you to join me in a moment of prayer.
There are people who are experiencing great fear, strife and suffering this day. As there are every day. As there have been for thousands of years.
Yet, today we see images and hear the stories of earthquakes, avalanches and volcanoes which have changed and challenged the lives of thousands of our sisters and brothers on this planet. We see atrocities that range from genocide to sex slave trade. We experience fear and horror in ways once reserved for a sole purpose: save us from immediate and absolute danger.
Our psyches, minds and bodies are not equipped for constant states of fear. We can withstand it. To a point. Eventually illness, disillusionment, fatigue will give way to joylessness, purposelessness, death.
We are made for experiencing ecstasy. Not occassionally, rather as our true expression of live. We are made for wellbeing, vibrant health, contribution, prosperity, and Love.
Joining our hearts and minds in a prayerful moment may not rebuild homes and temples or restore the world as it was just days ago. And it matters.
Many of us are sensitive to the sorrows of others -- even those far away and not known.
If we can sense their pain, I suggest to you, they can sense your prayers.
Years ago, a much beloved friend was in Italy, awaiting her sister and mother to join her for an extended vacation. Their plane never arrived, as there was an explosion on-board soon after take-off. No one survived when the plane plunged into the Atlantic.
I recall seeing the news the night it happened. I, like you, have seen announcements of catastrophic events -- all my life. This time something was different. I did not know what or why.
The next day, just as I was walking into a meditation circle, I was informed my friend's family was on that flight.
For a moment I wondered if I could 'get a grip' on my emotions enough to be in the group meditation. What I did that night is what I invite you to join me, today.
When I returned home, I was an open vessel. Spent, emotionally. Frightened for my friend. Grateful for the practice and knowing that is Love.
A welcome call came -- another friend wanted me to have the number in Italy so I could reach my friend.
The line rang. She answered, tender and sleepy voiced.
It was early in the morning in Italy and she was relieved that sleep had taken her for a while.
She told me she had awoken with a most beautiful and indescribable feeling. As if she had been enveloped in loving arms, bathed in Love.
She was sleeping while I was meditating.
She felt and received the flow of Love and Healing while I called her into my heart, 7-8000 miles away.
Before that day, I knew from a deep-state knowing, we are all connected. What anyone of us does in expansion of consciousness and Love ripples out through all of Life.
That night, my friend and I welcomed the very direct and personal experience of this every-day-miracle.
I share this with you because if you think "what does me praying or sending loving energy do for people in Nepal or Chile...." or for those who are hungry or frightened this night.... or for those who are experiencing atrocities (or perpetrating them) ... or even those who among us are sad, grieving, doubting or troubled....
What does your Prayer or Intention of Love matter?
It does. You do.
My friend continues to grieve the deaths of her family members. It's been over 16 years. She misses them and the shared experiences they do not have. Being bathed in Love does not change what was, nor does mean you'll be released from all hurt and pain.
Our prayers and intentions of Love and Healing cannot erase the events -- they are not meant to.
The 'events' ... those are Life happening.
Heaven on Earth is you and me, and millions upon millions of souls around this planet, breathing through our hearts, offering and receiving Love.
I invite you to join me.
Now and Always.
Blessings and Possibility Abound,
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