I find it ironic that the more things I have on my mind, the harder it is to think of something to write about.
Things are changing in the world. It is palpable. And I don’t even watch the news. The only place I see news is on Facebook or Twitter. Avoiding news and advertising driven media in general has not left me as out of the loop as one might imagine. I don’t seem to need a lot of details to know what I can do to help in a situation. If it’s something I can take direct physical action to correct, I do. If it’s something out of my control, I think positive thoughts around whatever it is, knowing that this is what I am called to do and that by focusing my intent, I put power behind those thoughts.
Marianne Williamson posted this on her Facebook page earlier today: “A revolution of love is sweeping the planet. Fear has material resources, but love has cosmic support. Ultimately, love will prevail because only love is real.” I believe Marianne speaks the truth. I probably differ from her on some issues, but fundamentally, I believe her to be someone very much in the know on spiritual matters.
This revolution is happening largely because of websites like Facebook and Twitter and all the blogs people are writing. It is an amazing time in history because of technology. These global conversations that weren’t possible ten years ago are changing our world…and speeding things up.
If you would have told me a year ago that I would be on Twitter and find myself truly engaged and caring about the people I am following, I’m not sure I would have believed it. A year ago I thought Twitter was a toy for people who thought of themselves as the cool kids and I didn’t really want any part of it. I have changed my mind completely.
A few months ago I decided to give my Twitter account a chance and after a couple of weeks, I realized that I had the answer to my life’s question at my disposal. I have carried around this message of unconditional love and forgiveness that I have wanted to share for years now and thought the only way was by writing a book. I’m still working on a book, but I am no longer attached to that being the only way to get my point across.
I have tweeted almost 1700 times in less than 6 months. Probably less than 5 months, actually. And of those, I’d say 99% of them were really positive, affirming tweets. Plus, I’m following almost 1200 people and of those I’d say half are doing the same thing I’m doing. It’s an amazing thing to daily read so many affirmations, mantras, blessings, quotes and bits of really lovely poetry. It renews my hope in humanity. I hope the people who read my words are uplifted by them because I have gained so much from what I have been reading.
I feel this shift in consciousness happening and it’s really exciting. It’s not unlike watching some kind of entertainment event with millions of people who are all there for the same reason. The enthusiasm is infectious.
Spending the majority of one’s time in the present moment, mindfully aware, makes every day an adventure.
I think the people of the world are weary and are looking for ways to feel better. As it begins to catch on that meditation and positive thinking produce miracles in people’s lives, there are going to be more and more happy people on this planet.
For some reason, tough times seem to bring out the empathy in a lot of people. And things have been a little bumpy on the planet recently. As A Course in Miracles teaches: Anything that is not love is a call for love. I believe the things that have been happening in our world lately, from the natural disasters to the political unrest are a call for love of cosmic proportions. And I believe and can actually feel that call being answered, by regular people, just like me, who truly want to see every heart be at peace.
Every single good-hearted person who takes a moment to send up a prayer or affirmation for our world makes a difference. Now is a really good time to be thinking happy thoughts. We create what we focus on. We all have much to be grateful for and we need to stick together and save our world.
Blessing the earth and all the creatures on it.