“Our greatest strength lies in the gentleness and tenderness of our heart.”
~ Rumi, Persian poet, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic
I realize that you may be feeling a wide range of emotions right now. Let’s take a moment to stop, close your eyes, and take a few deep breaths. Bring your awareness into your heart space and imagine a flame burning brightly. Focus on the flame and feel your body begin to relax – every cell and fiber of your being is relaxing. Feel your thoughts begin to quiet. Now, feel the warmth of the flame that’s burning so bright and imagine it represents unconditional love. Take a moment and feel this love deep within you, through you, and as you. Remember, this is who you are at your core and remember how much you are loved by God/Goddess/All That Is, Source. Ahhhhh!! Allow this moment to help rejuvenate and refuel your energy from your heart space and love. Feel your inner strength grow.
This has been a crazy week of emotional ups and downs so please let yourself be gentle with you, right now. You deserve it! L.R. Knots, Author, feminist, and social justice activist tells us,“Do not underestimate the power of gentleness. Gentleness is strength wrapped in peace, and therein lies the power to change the world.” Answers, perseverance, courage, intuition, wisdom, and so much more resides within each one of us. Quieting thoughts, quieting your mind, and moving into your heart space helps to access them. Being able to “hear” the answers is key and requires minimizing and/or removing all background noise and thought.
When you are in a calm and neutral space take some time to re-imagine what world you want to create for yourself, family, community, and the world. What role would you like to play? Set aside the drama of politics, who won, and what’s going on in the world right now. I know it might feel like it’s easier said than done! What will your response be? It’s yours to choose and co-create. It’s easier to do from a place of inner strength instead of emotional exhaustion. Each one of us can contribute to make our world a better place just by being authentic.
Having a gentle and tender heart doesn’t make you weak. It can strengthen you. Refuel during the next few days. It’s necessary for your own well being. Pema Chodron, American Tibetan Buddhist and author has said, “Be kinder to yourself. And then let your kindness flood the world.” Let kindness, gentleness, and compassion fuel you as you re-imagine the world you want to create! Then you can release it to the world! I’m sending lots of love to each one of you.
Saturday, November 14, 2020 we will offer Channeling Luminus and the Messengers of Light from 10a PST/11a AZ/MTN time. Also, it will be offered on Tuesday, November 24th from 1p PST/2p AZ/MTN time. These sessions will be offered via Zoom and recorded. If you are interested in participating or receiving the recording please register at victoriabarna.com.