“The very best thing we can do for others isn’t soaking up their pain, it is actually holding space for them. Holding space for a person means giving them the room to grieve or vent while still maintaining our own boundaries.” Mateo Sol, Psychospiritual teacher and author

Wow, what a week! How are you? Saturday October 14, 2023 we experienced a solar eclipse known as a ‘Ring of Fire’. It wasn’t a total solar eclipse but some of you may have felt or seen it. Endings, beginnings, and rebirth often symbolize this type of eclipse. Some believe that major transformations can take place during these times. We are living in a time where the earth suffers and there’s unrest around the world: Ukraine, Israel, Gaza, Congress, and increased violence. I’ve experienced conflicting emotions of feeling both discouraged and hopeful! How are you feeling? I continue to ask during my quiet time, “What is mine to know and do?” For now, I’m holding space. I also send unconditional love and healing to the earth and all life praying for greater wisdom, leadership, peace, love, acceptance, equality, compassion, abundance, health, and so much more. I’m holding space!

I recognize that in order for a new earth/world to be created the old systems that aren’t working must be exposed and choices made to change them in more positive and productive ways that release the need and desire of many to hold onto power and dominate others. I recognize that many people fear change and yet we still haven’t learned that violence isn’t the answer for patterns that keep repeating. Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh reminds us that “Peace begins within.” Each individual being must choose to change and yet there is hope for I see many people beginning to recognize this and make choices to change.

My soul cries out for this earth, the sick and suffering, the victims of violence, their families, loved ones, and communities. And yet I am choosing not to dwell in the depths of despair and discouragement. Rather I draw upon the deep well of hope and love that resides within me knowing that we’re not alone and change can happen for the better. I continue to hold space and vision a new reality! I hope you will too. Remember that you aren’t alone.

I woke up this morning hearing John Lennon’s song, Imagine, playing in my head. It seems an appropriate way to end today. Know how much you are loved and remember that it’s ok to feel conflicting emotions. Ride the wave. The emotions are yours and not you! Imagine a better world, a reality that you want to live in. Take time this week to Imagine!


John Lennon, Singer, songwriter, and peace activist

Imagine there’s no heaven It’s easy if you try
No hell below us Above us, only sky

Imagine all the people Livin’ for today

Imagine there’s no countries It isn’t hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion, too

Imagine all the people Livin’ life in peace You

You may say I’m a dreamer But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger A brotherhood of man

Imagine all the people Sharing all the world

You may say I’m a dreamer But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us And the world will live as one

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