I hope your long Labor Day holiday is safe and fun! I’m sitting here in Arizona with triple digit temperatures and find it hard to imagine the swirling hurricane named Dorian approaching the southeastern part of the country. If any of you are traveling to or have family and friends preparing for its impact I’m sending lots of love to you!
So much has happened this week that seems unexpected. For me, one thing in particular stands out and it’s related to health. Why? I have a family member and friend who are addressing some health issues. When I heard that immigrants that are here seeking medical treatments not available in their own countries and are facing deportation regardless of their condition, I was stunned! Many of the people affected are children! I wonder, “Who’s in charge and who’s responsible for making decisions like these?”
Who ya gonna call? Who’s responsible and accountable? Living more consciously, responsibly, and being accountable for our choices is key as we continue to grow personally and expand consciousness.
What is happening here? For example, one young woman, now 24, is facing expulsion. She has been here since she was 7 years old and needs life saving treatments that aren’t available in her country. By the way, she was instrumental in the development of the treatments according to her doctor. Wow!! What are we creating?
Can you imagine one of your family members being told they have 30 days to leave the country even though they were invited by our medical community to be here because of a rare disease? And, doctors agree that once they leave they face certain death because the life saving treatment isn’t available? Absolutely not!! I can’t imagine my family member or friend being in that situation.
The way this is being handled seems so inhumane and there are new daily announcements being made. Each one seems more and more unreal. How many of us are here because of our ancestors who have immigrated here?
For some reason I’m reminded of the movie Ghostbusters! Some of you might remember it. The Ghostbusters were called in to help save humanity from evil from another dimension. I have to say, that sometimes I feel like I’m living in another reality and would love to call Ghostbusters! Do you feel like that too?
So I ask myself, “Who ya gonna call?” Wow!! Guess what the answer is? It really isn’t Ghostbusters! LOL
The answers aren’t outside of me. Yes, I can make my voice heard by contacting lawmakers and voicing concern. Who and what will bring the most effective results? Once again, I realize that I must look inward and that the only thing I can change is me! I know this may sound like a broken record but it’s true. How I respond to this situation is what my experience will be! That is a conscious choice I can make. Shall I join a protest, write letters, pray, volunteer my time, and/or vote? Perhaps it’s more than one thing. The choice will be different for everyone.
I know that I quote Thich Nhat Hanh often. I feel he shares great insights. So here’s a quote that I found helpful as I sit with this situation and hold space for clarity about what’s mine to do. He said, “Someone asked me, Aren’t you worried about the state of the world?” I allowed myself to breathe and then I said, “What is most important is not to allow your anxiety about what happens in the world to fill your heart. If your heart is filled with anxiety, you will get sick, and you will not be able to help.””
First, release the anxiety you feel. Breathe. Go within. Quiet your thoughts. Imagine an open heart and move into your heart space for the answers that are right for you. Can you call on Ghostbusters? Absolutely! Can you call on your own inner guidance and wisdom that’s available when your thoughts are quiet? Absolutely!
So, ask yourself, “Who ya gonna call?”
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Gisela and I are excited and are offering healing with the powerful and loving Messengers of Light on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:30p. Please join us at Storm Wisdom and remember that seating is limited and reservations are necessary!