I have to admit, it's been a little difficult over the past few weeks to post to my blog...mostly because of the state of our world and my mind. I started taping the evening news after a long hiatus. Every evening when I come home from Terry's Toffee I sit with my partner and watch and listen to what's happening around the world. My reconnection with the evening news started off with the uprising in Egypt which then spread to other countries including Libya. And most recently the horrific events unfolding in Japan after the earthquake and tsunami. Our world news is instant and constant, if we choose to connect to it. I began to feel conflicted because part of me didn't want to watch or know about what was happening, and I didn't want to become numb to it all because it is so constant and in some cases sensationalized. On the other hand I consider myself a compassionate person and believe that through our awareness of life around us, including catastrophes and conflict, we can offer up our compassion and humanity energetically and help to make a positive difference in this world.
On a personal level, Reverend Erica, our beloved minister at Unity in Chicago http://www.unitychicago.org, made her transition this week. She was one of the way-showers that I respected and admired. She will be greatly missed.
This morning while doing my Morning Pages, the exercise from The Artist's Wayhttp://www.theartistsway.com/, I found myself writing about the many things that make me angry and sad when suddenly I "heard" myself say "rampage of appreciation". The rampage of appreciation is an exercise suggested by the teachings of Abraham http://www.abraham-hicks.comto help move one back into the flow, votex, zone or whatever term you choose to use that is the moment when you feel connected to yourSelf and to a power greater than the five sensory you. It's an exercise I've used many times over the past few years that assists in moving me back to where it feels good to be me, and that is not the ego me, but the me that just feels good being alive. Simply writing "rampage of appreciation" reminded me of how much I have to be grateful for and helped me to immediately release the anger, sadness and frustrations I was feeling from various experiences of life this week; from the evening news and world events, to the passing of our Minister and the challenges of running a business.
The sun is shining this morning. I'm grateful. I'm healthy. I feel so appreciative of that fact. I have clean, clear running water in my home. I appreciate that. I have a warm home during these waning days of winter and emergence of spring. I am filled with appreciation for that.