Simplicity. Healing. Core wellness.
Struggling, surviving, thriving, growing food, helping one another – living in service, in collaboration, sharing, feeling concerned about those around us -- those living within our immediate neighborhoods, within our community, in and around our local cities is what we are desiring. We just don't realize that this is what our anxiety is all about. We're misaligned; spiritually adrift; we're beside our selves.
Why? Who is cultivating compassion, safety, trust, and well-being? Schools? Schools are simply factories pumping out obedient, voiceless, dispassionate robots. Schools are feeders to higher learning institutions feeding corporations who then hire human drones to fill a specific need, with little or no care about genuine expression or creativity. It's all about money!
The old days required work – true work. The family was a system, headed by a patriarch or a matriarch; there was a strong voice -- a voice that was vested in the best interest of others. There was a common goal, a shared purpose. Decisions were made in the best interest of the family. Today, we lack familial structure and a sense of affiliation, pride, and mutual respect. Choices are made relative to what is in alignment with the world's agenda, what's popular or in vogue.
When the world gains such intrusive access and influence over our intimate lives – when we're eating dinner with the five o'clock news blaring in the background while texting, we lose a sense of who we truly are. We lose the moment, the feelings of ease and peace. We have drowned out our authentic voices in favor of the collective. We defer to opinion and propaganda, without consideration for consulting the self, for we know not how to trust inner wisdom. We know not how to trust our bodies for a way out.
Instead, we mindlessly cart our kids off to school and urge them on to endure . . . to compete, to enroll in competitive institutions of higher learning without ever really checking in to see how we are feeling about this process or more importantly, how our kids are feeling. Feelings take a back seat to our “shoulds and musts” – so we push on. We push and push only to deal with the wreckage at some later point.
So out of touch, so hyper-aroused and fearful, there really is no good point in time to discover what we're bound to discover as a consequence of listening to ego . . . yes, our once curious, wide-eyed, impressionable kids have now become addicted – to drugs, to gaming, to sex, to worrying – leading them into a life filled with depression, anxiety, and hopelessness. While we can, and are, living and functioning completely dissociated from our bodies, at some point, our body protects us by shutting down.
Do you want to wait for the other shoe to drop? Are you afraid to face the truth? We are not without choice -- despite what we believe, despite what we're told. It. Is. Time.
Time to call time out – to become aware, to corral our imaginative, curious, inquisitive, loving youth and teach them some old school values – to model the act of giving, of helping others, beginning with modeling self love. Loving and nurturing ourselves allows our children to do the same -- gifting them time and space to love themselves.
We can find joy when we may permit ourselves to trust our gut, to follow our passion, to travel the unconventional route. The journey is easier when we learn the key to happiness is to help others. We can find our way, discover purpose and meaning, when we learn how to get out of our own way, when we can find safe space to shake off the layers of engrained conditioning from years of indoctrination.
We can satisfy our insatiable hunger with gratitude. Giving thanks is a first step. Opening our eyes to our blessings requires taking just a minute or so each day to think of and pray for the needs of others. It's by shutting out the outside noise and by making up our minds to delve inwardly that we may begin to shift the momentum, that we may actually begin working towards doing what's in the best interest for ourselves and for others.
Healing starts from within. True healing requires that we heal from the core.
Passionate about self-healing and empowering others to take healing into their own hands.