Monday, August 8, 2011

What Can I Do?

Little 'ole me, what can I do?

As the heat continues to build, and everywhere we look people and institutions are feeling the effects, it is more and more challenging for everyone. Much is uncertain right now, and at the very least you are likely aware of that on a personal level. In fact it feels as though the very Earth beneath our feet is shifting and changing and it is.

Things may or may not be 'up' for you, but certainly we are all aware that there are many, many, many who are feeling adverse effects. So, what can I do? I can't correct the markets, uncrash helicopters, take away the civil unrest occurring in various parts of the world, feed all the starving, stop the Earth from shaking, the Winds from blowing, the rivers from overflowing or the fires from burning. What can I do? I could wallow in despair, feeling powerless to the greater shifts and tragedies occurring in the world, or even the smaller crises occurring around me. How is that helping anyone? It is not. Has wallowing ever made anything better?

So what can you do? It's actually pretty simple. Here are the steps:

First and most importantly! Stop taking yourself so seriously! Really! This is important! Have some fun! Laugh, relax, enjoy yourself! Get together with friends and giggle, belly laugh, watch a movie that cracks you up. Do whatever it takes to play! Run in the sprinklers. Dance under the stars. Spin on the grass, arms flung wide. Study the clouds, looking for shapes. Fly a kite. Make funny faces with a friend, take pictures! Have a game night. Have some fun! You know how to do this! It's free, it's not taxable and it is easy!

Some faces are funny...

..........others are hi-larious!

Secondly go back and read the previous paragraph again. Don't just read this and smile. Get proactive! How are you going to have fun? When? I am serious! This is important. As serious as a heart attack, or avoiding one! That is pretty serious. Think about what fun things you are going to do and who do you know who most needs some fun-loving, and make some plans with them to play!

The next step is to wake up each and every morning with love and gratitude in your heart for another beautiful day in paradise, for another opportunity to leave this world a little better than you found it. Your job is to suit up and show up and do whatever is immediate and situational in front of you. That is it. No more, no less. How do you know what you are meant to do? Follow your heart. It will lead you well. Do you wake up each day excited to greet the day? Do you go to work with a song in your heart? Do you know the ways to make your heart sing? If yes, then practice that often and proceed with love, gratitude and joy. Keep up the good work. If your answer to any of those questions is no, then it is your responsibility to change that. Perhaps you are not following your path and purpose. Perhaps you are lost. No matter what, where there is a will there is a way. As long as you have the desire, you have the ability to make choices, and to effect change on your life and circumstances. You might have to contemplate what that 'way' is, but trust me, it is there. All you need to do is ask for help and it will come to you.

Many right now are stumbling around in the dark, unaware of their greatness, of their potential. I am here, right now to remind you that you are dearly loved. You are needed and wanted! We are all meant to do this together! It works the very best if everyone is playing their particular note in the chorus of the Universe. We will miss you if you choose not to, it will not be the same without you. Come, play along! While you are figuring out what makes your heart sing, get back in touch with that part of yourself by remembering to laugh and play.

The time is now. We are the ones we have been waiting for. Many will say, "I don't know what I can do" or "How can I make a difference?". For any who feel that way, or who know someone who feels that way, here you go! This is the instruction manual. It is pretty simple and Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! Anyone can do it! Imagine that! It was right here all along, just in front of you! Yes! Yes! Yes! You can do it. We can do it together! In this way we change the world, one heart at a time.

Blessings upon you and all our relatives. Sending you love and joy, pass it on.

Photos courtesy of Krista Le Piane all rights reserved. Thank you Krista.

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