As I walked to the river’s edge, contemplating the recent tragic events in our country bringing close to home the tragedies which are occurring elsewhere on the planet all too often. Adding to that today’s scare in our community when the school was put on lockdown because of an armed burglary in the vicinity. So many anxious parents connecting and sharing information on facebook. What could I do help?
I felt the connection to all this turmoil in my physical being and decided to send peace out into the spheres so maybe some might find feel it and be comforted. But I didn’t feel so peaceful. Listening to the small rapids gurgling I called for help to be the peace I wanted to send out so that I could indeed send out peace. Can’t send out what I don’t have.
Wanting to walk briskly through the woods the dogs decided there would be no moving quickly through this paradise. They had to meander, sniff, chase, dig and explore almost everything in different directions. Hmmm, stop and smell the roses, be in the moment. Dogs do not believe in a direct avenue from A to Z. It’s all the things in between that make the journey worth taking.
Arriving home a Buddhist meditation which someone long ago shared came to mind. On the in breath, inhaling into my personal inner turmoil, on the exhale breathing in the solution – Peace and letting it wash through me and into the sensations of my turmoil, transmuting it, transforming it and releasing. I repeated this a couple times. Then I breathed in the turmoil of the surviving children of the CT area and then exhaling into peace and comfort for them. Then the families experience loss, all over the world, breathing in their tragedy beyond words and exhaling into peace and comfort. I did the same for our community parents and children who just experienced a scare and knowing, sometimes the worst does happen.
I can’t help but imagine that there are others out there on planet earth beaming out peace, love, compassion and comfort and if but for a moment I was part of the live stream. I think some was beamed to me today for sure. Thank you!