As our hearts try to find some semblance of normalcy after days and days of heartbreak, we might begin to fill up with Grace so we can see things from a reflective place - where learning, change, and creative answers come from. What most of us tend to do, is allow the pain and hurt we feel to harden, turning us to anger. If we can instead fill up with beauty, love and space that is already present in your life, you will feel stronger and more ready to help others. Take a walk, listen to beautiful music, create reflective spaces in your life. Many are caught in the swirl of chaos and do not realize that in order to create change, we must first find peace in the center. Finding space in your life, you will not be depleted. Creative ideas and answers will come to you and you can be a listener and peace to those who need solace.
My heart is calm as this stream, and silently at peace. My thanks today go to our retreatants - so many of them, who forge ahead in peace, to let go of the negativity and angst of these days. Thank you for sharing your presence and hearts with us. You are our family. -frannie rose