Dear fellow travelers,
It's been several months since my life circumstances have required the spiritual practice described in last September's Blog #48. The week leading up to our four-generation family Christmas gathering and the closing week of 2021 were as relaxed as I can remember. Looking back on the period of feeling
stressed, which is still fresh in my memory, I see it as helping me maintain a loving, empathetic connection with those whose life circumstances are much more difficult than my own during these collectively challenging times.
As a new year begins I'd like to share the spiritual practice that evolved out of the earlier stress-filled situation. The details aren't necessary except to say the situation is family-related and was proceeding in such a way that I was unable to see a positive outcome. I was able to see things I could do to make it less likely that the worst outcome would happen and I focused time and energy in those areas. Nevertheless, I was unable to see a positive outcome,
despite my natural tendency to look for the positive in any situation.
I was already doing what I could. At some point I realized that I simply didn't know what it would take for a positive outcome to emerge. This led to an internal shift that allowed me, from a place of beingness, to hold in my my heart all the positive potentials within the situation, most of which I could not even name.
I can report that the "crisis" resolved in a way that was far more positive than I imagined would be possible. I will add that from a place of beingness I was also able to see that what I thought would be a negative outcome, might from a broader perspective be a positive outcome.
My current spiritual practice is to hold in my heart all the positive potentials for humanity's collective healing and awakening as I drift off to sleep, during waking moments through the night, and periodically through the day. This practice comforts me because with all the opportunities for engagement that Spirit has given me this past year I haven't seen much forward movement since I wrote Blog #46 almost ten months ago.
In the meantime, hold the frequency, stay grounded, engage, carry on.