As I read the headlines, I said a little prayer and asked my ‘Group’ to help me understand what was happening and to assist us in this time of unrest. As soon as I said this prayer the word ‘juxtaposition” was whispered through my mind not once but, three times.
As I wondered why this word is the one that came in after my prayer, I decided to go to the dictionary and look up its meaning. Here is the definition:
- an act or instance of placing close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.
- the state of being close together or side by side.
As I read the definition visions began moving through my mind. These images were of the world leaders arguing among themselves, threatening missiles, damage, and war. I did not see just the leaders, I saw the masses agreeing to putting up walls to keep people out, dividing and killing over religious beliefs, claiming supremacy due to race and on and on it went in my mind until I felt a bit sick to my stomach.
All were acting like small children over what they believed they own or want to own. The tit for tat in their behavior. Small children throwing temper tantrums. All without concern for the affects their actions will have on Earth or the life that inhabits it.
My mind instantly refocused to the most current events that many people are facing, Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Jose. In detail scenes of evacuations, rescues and the people who returned to their homes to find there was no home to return to. The wild fires blazed through my mind. Again, mass evacuations, people in a state of fear for the animals and homes they had to leave behind.
The difference between these events is the reaction and actions of people. One stayed at the basest of the human ego, pushing for destruction. The other brought union. There was no division due race, religion, politics, or social status, there was only person after person coming together to help those in need. People leaving the comfort of their homes as they raced to these sites, rolled up their sleeves and dug through the rubble with the intention of giving someone hope that life as they knew it could be restored. No sleep, sharing the little food and water that was there with others along with holding those that grieved their losses. Eyes that felt compassion, voices that consoled, once again hearts that had opened.
Our daily lives are filled with these same contrasts. They may seem smaller in comparison and much more personal yet, they are adding to the whole. In other words, we are creating our realities. Possibly now is the time to choose to love ourselves along with all life completely. As we do this, we can change the outer reality to one of love, peace, and harmony.
A suggestion for adding love, harmony, and beauty into the world is: First remember your world starts with you and moves outward. Start your day with a meditation in which you focus first on self-love and acceptance. As you feel this, send love and acceptance out into the world. Visualize peace within yourself, until you feel calm and comfortable in your own skin. Let your mind wander out seeing the world at large. As you do this, visualize peace for mankind.
It is important to remember as you envision, feel, and believe you add energy into mass consciousness. If you see separation for yourself for reasons of race, religion, political group, or nation, you add that belief of separation into the physical reality. See the world united in love. This may not seem like much but, it is in truth immense and touches the whole.