Hope comes from within
Our ability to reach unity in diversity will be the beauty and the test of our civilization.
– MAHATMA GAHNDHI
This past week has been a whirlwind of emotions for all. Like many, in me lives a great amount of fear, anger, resentment and pessimism. Ironically, there is an equal amount of optimism, hope and love. I have made a conscious choice to focus on these 3 powerful things. We have seen the result of acting in fear, anger and resentment and it only creates a vicious cycle of the same unwanted result. The unity I have seen in the past week has been moving. The will of our brothers and sisters coming together to stand up for our rights have been astounding. But we need to remember to be the example we want to see. We are teaching our children.
With that in mind, I would like to express how hopeful I am for what lies ahead. During the past week (and months) we have had the opportunity for real dialogue with our families, friends and neighbors. We have seen many differences of opinion and we have shared honest thoughts and beliefs. While there is often disagreement, the dialogue is critical in shaping who we will continue to become as people and as a nation. It must continue in a safe and respectful manner.
How can we do this? It is important that we unplug, plant our feet into the earth and connect to our planet and ourselves within. With today’s Supermoon, It couldn’t be a better time to start.
With that being said, I would like to introduce you to Chrissy Bayot, a Reiki master and the newest member of the Mama Earth Advisory Board. She too has given a lot of thought to recent events in our nation and I’ve asked her to share ideas on how we may ground ourselves and move toward healing and unity.
love, Jaime Kailani – founder
I’d like to express my gratefulness for the opportunity to work with an organization as important as Mama Earth. This passionate team has done incredible work over the years and I’m excited to be a part of its future.
As a Reiki Master I do a significant amount of healing work using the energy that intertwines us all to bring healing and balance. I’ve seen firsthand how we are deeply connected regardless of time and distance. It’s critical that we acknowledge and take advantage of this connectedness in order to actively move ourselves to a place of healing and to peace.
Blessed to live in the magical island state of Hawaii, I like to illustrate our connectedness by visualizing the waters of the beautiful Pacific Ocean. Imagine humanity as a school of fish swimming through this vast blue ocean. The fish do not see or feel the water in which they are immersed, but they would cease to live without it. And the water, in a very literal way, connects each and every one of them. A ripple in the water will reverberate through the school, impacting each of the fish.
In the same way, humanity exists within a sea of energy that connects us all, and the current ripples are causing many to feel off-balance. We can do some simple exercises that will support us in regaining our balance while focusing on the highest good. It’s love and love alone that can take us beyond this place of fear and move us into a realm of calm, respectful acceptance of one another.
Each one of us as an individual can become an active participant in bringing about our own self-healing while contributing to the healing or our world. Here is one simple exercise I like to use personally because it is both simple and powerful.
Click below for a brief guided meditation on Self-Healing for Peace in Ourselves and for Peace in our World.
Love and light,
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