These past few months have been crazy busy for me and finally winding down, so I rejected all invitations for the holidays to spend the day alone with my thoughts. Being too busy steals our alone time, which is what keeps us connected to the spirit. Today I am giving much thanks for all my gifts and bounty and thinking about my life in general. I am truly blessed to have really wonderful people around me. All my clients are good people who I enjoy working with, my friends love and protect me, my kitty still gives me the "I'm wiser than you" eye but she adores me too. I have a friend with perpetual conflict in her life and I give thanks for the relative sanity in my own. It took me decades but I have learned to say "no" to craziness and I don't try to fix people anymore (boy was that exhausting!) Now I am working on me. I am doing meditation asking for deep spiritual growth, I am writing in my journal to manifest those gifts in the material world, and I am thanking God, The Universe, The Creator, etc. for my life and my constant learning. I want to contribute something powerful to the changes looming before us, and I am readying myself. Another friend is worried the world will end and are we prepared? I figure I live in earthquake country so I should be ready for emergencies anyhow so we're working on a "what if the worst happens" plan. I have stored a little food, am shopping for a water storage container, and looking for a greenhouse to put on my deck to grow some food. As a kid I lived on a farm for a while and I seem to have a green thumb as my plants are doing well even though I sometimes neglect them. I do talk to them however, and ask them how they are doing.
I was thinking about people in general, and how much division there is in the world. I have recently gotten to know an amazing Pakistani woman, raised in the Midwest as a Muslim and now working as a Theta Healer and helping me get over old childhood wounds and rewiring my brain. There is so much fear of Muslims in this country and I just don't understand it. (Did we hate all Christians after Timothy McVey?) And while we are learning to hate a particular group, the government contractors are making a fortune with our tax dollars fighting "evil doers" who just happen to be sitting on large deposits of crude oil. Like a magicians sleight of hand, we are looking at one hand and not noticing what the other one is up to. And we don't have the power or the money to fight this giant propaganda machine, so how to we "fight back"? We do it with love.
I look at my new Muslim friend who radiates love, joy, charisma and a heart as big as the ocean, and I wonder about the people out there who would think ill of her because of her family religion. In getting to know her she has told stories about her family gatherings, and they make me laugh inside because they are just like my family stories and yours. Some are wonderful, some are pig headed, some are afraid of anything new, some embrace the new, some can't think outside the box and some are just irritating as hell. People are people. All kinds of personalities, but somehow the same kind of behaviors despite religion or politics or geographic locale. Yet we cannot know everyone on the planet, so how do we derail the prejudice which keeps us apart, in fear and stuck? We do it with Love.
And one of the things we can do with love is be thankful. I have had a lovely day to myself. Thank you God. l had a wonderful turkey dinner and watched "Love Actually" one of my favorite movies about love. Thank you Universe. I slept late (yeah), wrote in my blog. I feel good and I thank God for my good life. That action of thankfulness pours love into our energy pool and lifts all boats up just a bit. Do your part for the world by giving real thanks for all the good things in your life - today and everyday. And tell everyone you love that you love them. It's always wonderful to hear and it opens our hearts to more love. Love really is the answer "they" just don't you to know it!!!
Yvonne Walker, founder of theAstroHealer.com (formerly Astrological Healing) is an astrologer with 30+ years experience.