Sometimes I fell like I should get out into the world and do something big. There are so many
huge causes to tackle that I am often painfully impassioned about; cleaning up our oceans,
fracking, human trafficking, chemtrails, gender and racial equality, the situation in Gaza/ Israel,
the wars and hunger and disease in Africa and all over, saving elephants and monkeys and all
animals from cruelty... Oh my heart.. This list could go on and on...
I wonder can't i do MORE?! I even have agonized over this question. But now, I know what my
work is. My work is the work of the heart. My work is interpersonal, emotional. My work is
small and simple. It is the work of helping people to feel good. We feel good by remembering
our wholeness, by having a sense of belonging and safety. We feel good knowing that we are
enough and that there is enough for everyone. Now, I am very clear that a sense of security
doesn't (directly) fill an individuals belly. I am also very clear that the problems that we have in
our world all come from human beings being disconnected from earth, from each other, from
spirit, from a sense of connectedness to all of life. This disconnect lends to feelings of lack and
unworthiness. If there were not so much fear and other-ing, we would know that there is
enough. We would be able to help each other out. We would know that we are actually helping
ourselves out by doing so. We are all in this together.
It is so easy to get hopelessly overwhelmed by all that there is to do. It's so easy to become
numb and distracted and do nothing. It's easy to feel bad about yourself for doing nothing.
Well, this is doing something actually.. This is contributing to the pain in the world. Feeling bad
about yourself doesn't serve you or anyone. It denies your divine inherent nature. It's really so
easy to do something. One little thing. Get to know that you are worthy, that what you say and
do matters. It ripples out. We all have wounds to heal and wounds we have healed. Therefore,
work to do and inspiration to share that is beneficial for all. I am not suggesting complacency if
you are driven to go out into the big world and tackle a particular cause that is calling you. We
all have our part to play. I believe all of our parts start in the heart. Listen and heed the call!
If children were taught to hear their hearts, to feel the connection of their heartbeat to the earth,
to hear and see and love the differences and the sameness in one another and humans all
together then I think there could be peace. World peace, isn't that what we all really want? It
starts with peace within, I'm sure of it.
Let's teach our children to love and respect themselves and the earth so that they can love and
respect each other and all of earths creatures. To do this with integrity is first to love and
respect all aspects of ourselves and the natural world. Then maybe it would be out of the
question to poison our waters or skies or bodies. It would be insane to process and plastic our
resources so much that we don't even know what is in the stuff we are being sold. It would be
unheard of to consciously seek anything that causes suffering, even indirectly.
In every religion there is an ideal of peace in the texts. It is not unreal to create the thing that we
all want and have forever. It is real to vision and pray and join together in a myriad of ways that
synthesize old and new, east and west, north and south, science and spirit. We are stronger
together. We are rich with information and experience. Anything is possible when we
remember everything is everything. The earth and her waters, the skies and our bodies are all
made of the same stuffs. We are in this together. Let us hold ourselves and therefore each
other in the highest light and thrive!
Blessed be this practice of yoga that brings us into communities of remembrance, going where
we have not gone before, led by courage and timeless wisdom! Thank you for being part of this
beautiful evolution... In union all things are possible. Hear the call of your cause and go forth at
all costs. Trust and flow.
lucid dawn lee isbell