Hello to you. It’s 11:45 am on this cool, gray Sunday. I just wanted to share a positive word. I feel like I am discovering a way to be useful in this world, and it’s not an easy process but a process just the same – seeking and finding the positive things in people, places and things. I used to be really good at this – when I was a child of course. Well thankfully, inside, I still feel my inner child very much alive! The part of me that our Sam taught me to hold on to – there are no strangers in this world, just family you haven’t met yet. Not just friends, FAMILY. Why do I say that? With my understanding of God as energy. If everything is energy and everything is God then that makes us all – every single form of life know and unknown – family!
Anyhew. In my meditation this morning, the message that came forth was about how the past can hang and or trip us up to getting to where we want to go. I have shared this before here but I will share it again: “It’s not who we were in the past, it’s who we are now.” The God of my understanding doesn’t care about the past because Time is our device. The God of my understanding doesn’t care about what mistakes we’ve made in the past only if we don’t learn from them and intentionally keep repeating them. If we don’t even try to make amends to those we’ve wronged to include ourselves.
As I sat outside doing this drawing and meditation a thought occurred to me for places we could start making amends – prisons of all kinds, nursing homes, mental health facilities, rehabilitation centers and our churches. All the places for humans, animals and plants that could be considered cages. Unconditional love and forgiveness has not been taught or learned by many. What if we were to work together starting in a place we all share….the heart? Just a thought…an idea with a positive intention and or motive.