As a new American, it was beautiful to experience the ceremony regardless of political affiliation. And what I saw was an opening to heal, heal ourselves, and heal each other. There were many opportunities to heal in Tuesday’s story also. Some took the opportunity, some didn’t.
I want to bring you the message that you have everything to rise through your challenge, face your challenge, and your obstacle. But here is something else to remember. We don’t have to do that alone. Even if you don’t see it right now, there are people around you, so it doesn’t have to be your burden alone. The weight can be lifted with others who also understand that this life is about lessons. This life is about seeing what is there to learn, to grow.
I believe that we all have a flame within us. This flame is the life that we were given. This flame can be ignited by the two different energies of the duality we have access to—these primary energies are either fear-based energies or love-based. When we ignite that flame, we get to choose which of the two energies we will do it with.
We have been experiencing emotions that are not pleasant. In fact, those emotions for many of us are coming from the darkest places inside of our being. But there are other emotions that we can nurture. And I understand that in these tumultuous times, that’s the hardest thing to do. It’s not so easy to find joy. It’s not so easy to find peace when the world is crumbling outside. So what can we do? How can we find peace within us and in between us despite our differences?
I continue on the note of love today. In a sense, love is energy, so is fear. When I first started studying with the Light Source Center and my meditation teacher, Natlie, she taught me that there are two main energies in this dual world. One is love, and one is fear. As human beings who have free will, we choose between the energy of love and fear every minute. We choose whether we act from love or fear.
I would like to share the quote with you that I found last night. After I closed my eyes and breathed, I asked for guidance. I asked for a sign. And it came to me. And there was this quote, and all of a sudden, I felt as if the light just turned on. Here it is. “Be the curator of your life. Slowly cut things out until you are left only with what you love, with what’s necessary, with what makes you happy” – Leo Babauta.