X broke up the family and exposes children to even more harm. so discouraged atm. so much ignorance & darkness in this world. challenging to raise children.
My kids were w/me. Her bf was there. We were mean mugging one another. Not my finest moment.
My four legged friend returns to the Mystery that created him.
My children cried, especially the boys. I let them grieve fully and was reminded of words from a friend that helped me when I grieved, 'Our emotions are our gift for being human.'
A dark day. Disappointed that I wasn't aligned to my better nature and a better shepherd for my children. Wasn't the time for bickering, but, truly, for letting go.
Just when I think I've transcended pettiness, the little Self asserts itself and disappoints.
My heart goes out to you Love. On a day you are going through so much, you still find time to reach out to us. Thank you so much my friend 😢
Thanks, Shelley. I didn't walk away empty handed. It was an opportunity for learning. I still have attachments to cut and investments to divest, and better choices to make.
Oh gosh, I'm so sorry.
thx, Metron. good time to practice equanimity & metta.
Sorry for the loss of your good friend and the grief your family is suffering...and your internal strife. Grief is good for children, though...for all of us, it's good to be sad and mourn a loved pet, as hard as it is...
Definitely. There is a beauty in sadness that I hope they will express fully and freely. When we hold our emotions in, the pain can assume physical or psychological form.
Loosing pets has always been hard for me. Can't imagine how furious I'd be if someone kept mine from me and/ or put them to sleep. I'd totally lose my ***. Might get violent. I feel ya.
yeah, I was more disappointed, disgust maybe. Curiously, part of it was disappointment with myself. I could've been more diplomatic and forgiving. Oh well, there WILL be more opportunities w/the 2 of them.
Then that's definitely a lot of progress.
Thanks, Robert. Two steps forward, one step back. Lots of mistakes, but I keep failing forward. Would like to think I was making progress, however clumsily I plod forward. Not easy for me, tho.
It definitely is a reason for celebration. Thank you for the reminder 😊
Way to go Love1 👌🏻🙌🏻
Precious child, you are loved and divine.
The little self you think you are is bound to fear.
More music projects and travel and adventure ahead. Most importantly, I have that precious inner light.
re-entry, I meant to say- transition from vacation to work.
Busy next two months. Equanimity. Stay aligned w/higher self.
Good luck with all that
thanks, Cindy. Thanks for the hugs, pandas.
Sorry for the loss of someone you know. I understand the anger...I felt that when my friend's wife took her life. How could she do that to him? But with time and understanding of the pain and suffering, anger passes.
It was Nick. He was on MP.
Oh no...:( How horrible and terribly, terribly sad. My first reaction to this is could I have done more or said more? Oh i feel so bad for him suffering so badly...
I didn't know that... How sad. We're all fragile or we wouldn't be here. May he rest in peace.
Yes. Tragic. What a loss. We could recognize his beauty and contribution, but he could not see his own worth.
but I lacked the resolve. Still, my one day out was not a failure. My heart is filled w/compassion for the refugees, homeless, and others whose lives are beset with uncertainty. The man waved to me. I waved back and crossed the street to greet him
He was old, thin, and toothless. I asked him if he cared for some fruits and shared what I had. Hmm, maybe I was meant to serve others. Maybe I had this trip figured out the wrong way. We talked for some time. Interestingly, I was on that side...
of the island looking for a church I was invited to attend. I couldn't find it, but partook of the truest Christian practice with one of God's beloved sons. We talked about God, but the beauty, for me, was seeing God in the form of a fragile man.
I recognized the divine in him and bowed to the Light that was in him and me... and you. May we all recognize our Oneness and beauty and divinity in this lifetime.
Thank you for sharing this.
Our gift of love to one another, Penelope. :)
So kindhearted and compassionate. And so moving to see how much you got in return for stopping and talking to a man in need!
He also contributed to my needs for connection- connection not only to a fellow human being, but to the Divine that resides in all of us. It was more meaningful than many of the other exchanges I had with people that day.
I rally enjoyed reading this, thank you. Why is it that this particular interaction was more meaningful than the others?
hey, Binks. I was thinking about you on my stroll through Oranjestad yesterday... and I see you posted. I love when that kind of magic happens.
As for the interaction, it was meaningful to me on many levels: it wasn't superficial. The man had a deep faith, a beautiful soul and twinkle in his eye when he spoke, plus I got to give what I was hoping to get from others.
I was hoping someone would offer me a bed or a meal, so know what it must be felt like to receive a meal unsolicited. He didn't ask, but I was receptive to Spirit and approached him.
To recognize the Light in people is a gift to oneself and liberates others from the agreements they made which bind them to suffering.
Beautiful. Thank you.
Well said! It's rate to meet that someone with a sparkle. When we 'lighten up', so to speak, it can benefit our fellow humans and release pressures.
Bummer. sleeping on the beach sounds so amazing, but like a lot of things, better in your mind than reality. Glad you're doing well so far!
Thanks Jeff. Sleeping on the beach is beautiful minus the mosquitoes. Next time, I'll bring along the proper gear.