Dear Guides and Guardian Spirits, I’m feeling sad and discouraged: about the losses of my life, about the state of the world, about my lack of energy that keeps me from taking action to support the things I care about. Please help me.
Dear Jenny, relax. We love you. Yes there is much suffering in the world, and yes, people need to take action. But there is a time for action, and a time for rest. You are badly depleted from a long hard struggle, a struggle that has taken your whole life. You have fought for healing, for truth, for peace and justice and sustainability. You have done your best to live a life that supports your deepest values. You do not need to do more than you are already doing. And right now, you need to find a way to rest and renew, to nurture yourself. You have lived a life as darkened by war and oppression as any life in the war-torn areas of the planet. You have fought hard, and received too little validation for your courage and strength, and your achievements in overcoming the wounds and oppressive conditioning of your childhood. We suggest that you gather good stories about your struggle, like the ones you shared with Kevin, and the “tough little drip that just wouldn’t quit.” Relax. Feast on your life. It is OK to rest and take care of yourself. Others, many others, seen and unseen, are carrying on the fight for peace, justice and sustainability. You are not alone.
This was first posted in September 2010