The last few days I have observed and been part of some very difficult situations. Deeply broken people crashing through life… Sound asleep. These few days cumulated this morning when two more experiences arrived closely together. I can not share all of the stories, these two, represents them all...
This morning, I stopped at
a state rest area on the freeway.
Washing my hands in the women's rest room,
I read this sign.
In that moment,
I allowed what it represents
to settle into my Heart.
To imagine women standing at that sink... Afraid and without belief
in any other choices.
I silently sent them strength.
Now I am waiting while the brakes on my van are being replaced. A man came in to get a tire repaired with his 4ish year old daughter. He passed out in a chair and was very difficult to arouse. The manager of this place and I discussed what to do, he called the police. When the man finally roused, he could barely walk or talk. He smelled strongly of alcohol but his skin suggested, that is not all he is abusing. It is 10am.
I watched the little girl attempting to wake her ‘daddy’. It did not look like the first time she had done so. It was remarkable that none of this seemed to bother her.
What is her life?! What will it be?!
He and the girl just left with the police. I sent silent Blessings her way.
Here and on my Facebook I make a clear choice not to post about politics, 'causes', my stand about 'this' vs 'that' or my opinion of raging debates about current events. Believe me... This does not mean I am in anyway uniformed or do not think (and feel) deeply about things. I do.
I understand and have Gratitude for the life I have been given. I have the profound opportunity to place my attention on my 'inner life' and 'Dancing with Shadows' only because my basic needs are well taken care of and within my own control. I do not fear my today or my future. I understand and recognize how precious and statistically rare this freedom of Heart and Spirit is.
I also take my view quite wide... Looking at the universal dance of connection, patterns and probability. The trajectory of human beings, does not look good.
How do I live with the enormity of this knowing? My own personal choice is to live my life as clearly as possible. To choose peace in my own Heart. To love well. To make awareness centered choices. And perhaps influence or facilitate Hearts Opening within others to send the ripple of Love into the collective consciousness.
We are all connected… The little girl and the women and men the sign represents…
They are within me…
And I am within them.
I Walk… Live… Love… For us ALL…
I invite you to join me...