On top of feeling like a crone (which I am), a lot of stuff seems to be happening to those I love and the planet. How is one to cope with it all? I mean, the town that some dear friend’s of mine (Tosh and Garima) live in was destroyed by a 1000-year-flood (Lyons, Colorado), another friend who is just one year older than me found out he has a couple of weeks to live after going in to the doctor’s to see about a bump on his head, if I think of the economy I get really nervous, and and and.
I try to not be negative, I really do. And even when I think I am helping the planet by sending FB friends a petition to sign that I feel might make a difference, it can backfire:
“Please STOP sending me all of these causes…. Thank you I have my own causes….. I have unfriended you and still I am getting them….. because I am a friend of a friend of mine…. I am so sick of being bombarded with every bad piece of news out there ….people are just going numb ….to it all…. Everyone knows that everything is f—-d,,,, I think its time to start spreading a little joy instead of all of this fear……”
Ajita, I truly am sorry, and I get the cosmic message because I won’t be sending out any more petitions to be signed to stop Monsanto, have GMO’s labeled, or to try to get the world governments to join in to help the Fukishima disaster, I promise!
Instead, I am going to start to write posts with things that I am liking, and not just my favorite lipstick (which used to be Chanel because of the way it glided on my lips, plus the smell was a wonderful, subtle rose frangrance but is now some weird smell that makes me feel like I’ve put some sort of cheap air freshener on – yuck!).
It’s funny, but when I started writing for this blog many years ago, I was only going to share what makes me happy. I guess I started to get a little too personal; call it the “FB” sydrome of thinking I should “share” everything. It’s a sickness and I know the cure.
So what am I liking right now? It’s the 21-Day Mantra Meditation Journey with Deva Premal and Miten. I have loved singing since way back when we went to Catholic mass every week. I can’t think of anything that I would rather be doing. Chanting to the divine is just, well, divine, and I had forgotten about it and the places it takes me.
Take a look at the clip below, and if you’re interested, click here to jump in.
Thank You Deva and Miten!