There are many themes that run through my blogs, and one of them is about healing. I believe we are called to be a community to help each other through the tough times, and to stand together in the face of adversity.
I realized this week, that what I do best is not stand up and speak, or write blogs and books (Yes, there are more on the way!) but to be present to those in my life who are in need of support and love.
In my tiny community of women, we mother 9 daughters and 2 sons. Yet anyone we know and interact with makes that circle and group of kids bigger. Lately, we are mothering our children through concussions and illness, the winning of speech contests, getting into the college of choice, and being wait listed and sitting on the fence. We mother them through choices that have led to some low grades in school, or amazing achievements. We worry about the availability of marijuana to young kids, and talk about where to get the best medical help that combines allopathic and alternatives to get as many answers as we can. And when we aren’t mothering our children, we remind each other to mother ourselves. We talk about taking time for our own health, learning to ask for the help we need, and sharing our lives with each other. We talk about the gifts that have come from the struggles our children have- the insights gained and the precious time spent that creates stronger family bonds.
This week, I coached one of our daughters as she moves through a difficult spot to a place of hope. I went to her not because I was called- in fact, she didn’t want me to see her in her vulnerability. But I chose to see her because I love her, and she needed support. She needed someone to process feelings with and come up with a plan that will help her move forward. She needed to know that what she was feeling was normal, she was not alone, and that everything will work out for the best. We talked about focusing on what she can control and let go of what she can’t. Stories of other struggles reminded her that we all face challenges, and we are here to walk with each other.
In the midst of this week, I am grateful for the times I have put aside my busy work to do the real work of living. I am grateful that I have the ability to work from home, and have the freedom to drop what I am doing to come to the aid of a friend.
The lesson for me is this- I am called to be a healing presence in the world. Whether I do that in person, or create presence through my writing, I am being the person I am meant to be. And when I align with my purpose, I feel Divine Love and Joy flow through me. When I stop fighting with my intuition, and do what is real, I am creating the world I want to live in. When I take care of my own self, and mother me, I am better able to create a world with more love and peace, community and friendship. A world like our small community where we raise families together in love. And from this place of peace and love comes an abundance of blessings that can change our lives.