Today is Memorial Day and I find myself both enraptured by the beauty of the day and saddened on personal and global levels.
For whatever reason, I felt compelled to go through old photos and letters and while undergoing this process, I’m remembering my pain, challenges, accomplishments and growth.
And it seems no happenstance that I do this on Memorial Day.
I give thanks to those who have served and are currently serving our country. I send love and prayers to those who underwent and are undergoing the trauma of warfare, injury, death and loss. I place my personal template of remembering upon the world as it is today and regard where we were decades ago: still there is war, terrorism, genocide, racism, homelessness, so many horrors of the ego and its desire to dominate and control others.
Despite my sadness, I am heartened at witnessing my process plus those of my clients, friends and loved ones, all of us who are doing what we can to improve our lives and our world.
Challenges serve to mobilize and strengthen us if we take responsibility to do what we can. It begins with a process of self-exploration, to look at our shadows and to develop our ideal selves and present them to the world.
In reviewing my history, I bear witness to those aspects of myself which attempted to protect me, to convince me of blamelessness and accuse others of their wrongdoing. I thank them for what they tried to bring me: power via protection.
Yet, the greatest power we possess is at-Onement with Source.
Vying for domination, blame and control is a misdirected attempt to gain authentic power.
And so today, I send out love, not only to those who make sacrifices to our country, but to those considered the enemy. Do you care to join me?