The world awaits your expression! You are here to align with your purpose, participate with Life, and share your Self. With each moment spent cultivating your own Loving Presence to be attuned with Inner Divine Mind’s expression the more your encounter the Perfect Spiritual Idea in your life activities. Choose to be aware! Choose to understand! Choose to know! Choose Life.
The Guiding Thoughts audio for this Journey may be found here.
Steve (Meet Steve here.)
Today is Sunday, historically a day of rest in some traditions. We are in self-quarantine, as Mary recently flew to Wisconsin and back. Although we have no symptoms, and feel great, it seems appropriate to limit our social contacts for a week or so. Although seemingly passive, it may be one of the most purposeful things we can do today. It is an expression of our love for friends, family, and others in our community.
There are postings on social media that show how communities are adapting, and coming together over the coronavirus situation. In Italy, where everyone is restricted to their homes, and the streets are empty, they are opening their windows and singing, so that those who are lonely can hear that they are not alone. Air pollution is down, as we drive less and have fewer places we need to go. Birds are still singing, and more people are hearing them.
Somehow, at some level, Life is unfolding in a new way. People are slowing down. People are reflecting on what is really important, and seeing blue skies again. I am reminded of what is important in my life. This is very much a “we” conversation, which seems appropriate as I/we move onto round 3 of this Journey of Purpose.
These events give me pause, not to ignore the dire happenings, but also to not ignore the positive changes that are occurring in our lives, in visible, and not so visible ways. I choose to be open to Life, to be aware of the winds of change that are all around us.
Below are screen prints of a FB posting by a Fr. Richard Hendrick that highlights some of the qualities that we can aspire to in these difficult times.
I channeled Mary today. Mary is a bright, optimistic, joyful, beautiful soul, with heart. She posted this Zen heart for Journey of Beauty.
Do you see the similarity, the inspiration? Yesterday, I did not like how/what I was expressing in just coloring…today, channeling Mary, I felt as though The world awaits my expression! I felt optimistic! I felt so much beauty and energy and encouragement in adding FUN to my colors.
Add FUN to you life. Feel the optimism.
If you are curious here’s my writing from The very first Journey of Purpose, six years ago Day 20.
Public Service Message:
South Korea contained COVID-19 through individuals taking the responsibility to do just two things:
- Implement Social Distancing: Stay away from others (in public, especially) by 4-6 feet; covering the mouth when coughing/sneezing (this means get out your handkerchiefs!).
- Maintain high personal hygiene. Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
The United States has not yet, collectively, had a unified response to this World Health Organization-defined pandemic. The United States is still in the growth stage of the virus, with no containment plan. Individually, we must be aware, and take responsible steps.
The two above steps are simple, easy, and do not infringe upon our individual freedoms or rights. The two above steps simply show we recognize others, and are considerate of them and their well-being. We will soon see that our individual actions really do affect others and “the whole”. We are each responsible for each other. If everyone in the US implements the two above steps, the United States will see the virus contained without a government response.