If we were having coffee, I’d offer you some coffee or lemon water, which is what I’m having. When we finish, I’ll be off on a bike ride. When I return, the babysitter will get here and I’ll go with my husband to a Birth into Being workshop, where I’ll spend most of the weekend. I usually have some fears before I go to workshops during which I know there will be some deep stuff happening, but I think that’s normal. I don’t know what exactly will happen or what to expect.
Last weekend, my husband and I had some heated conversations about family stuff. Ultimately we came to the same conclusions and are on the same page, which is good. What bothered me was how much certain things moved and angered me. It was the full moon last weekend, and I went to bed with the intention of inner peace. I asked my higher self to help facilitate peace so I am not so easily angered. When I woke the next morning, still half asleep, I had two words as a response: trust and faith. (I found this a few days later.)
And so I trust this weekend will go as it must. I trust that I will learn what I need to. I will immerse myself in the process with faith and love.
If we were having coffee, I’d tell you that the European refugee crisis is weighing heavily on my mind, as it must be on many people’s minds around the world. I cannot believe the ugliness this whole thing has brought out in people. They use words of hate. Generalizations. I am bewildered.
These are PEOPLE in desperate need of help. These are people. People. Imagine yourself or your family in their situation. What would you do?
It seems so simple to me. I do not care who they are or where they are from or what they believe. They are people in need of help. And we are people capable of helping them. That is all that matters. We must let the heart lead. We cannot heed to fear or hate. I have read so many articles on the topic recently and there is much fear out there. We must be careful. Fear is a signal that we should pay attention to, but it cannot be allowed to lead.
Suzie Speaks wrote a thoughtful post on the matter, so you should hop over there and read it.
The whole situation made me think of the poem Refugee Blues by W. H. Auden. Read it as well.
I have faith in humanity. I trust Europe will do the right thing.
How was you summer? What are your plans for the weekend?