Yesterday I was jumping in my car to head off to my son's soccer practice in my usual mom rush and as I turned onto the street and down the road I was taken back by the sky. It was amazing! In all my years I had never seen a formation of clouds with the kind of pattern I was seeing. It looked like waves in the sky.
I had to stop and ooh and ahh while taking pictures. I
wished I had my good camera or better yet, some free time to spend taking
more pictures. I pointed it out to my son and he ooh-ed and ahh-ed a bit too and then we
got back on track and took off to make it to practice on time.
As I drove
I got this funny feeling that the sky I was seeing was connected to the
hurricane that was hitting my friends on the east coast and I got this
uncomfortable feeling that here I was enjoying something that was causing
devastation and hardship to others.
I thought about writing something
about this in my blog post that was due to go out the next day and then I
thought, "No, I don't really know what I would even say about it."
we arrived at the practice my son hopped out of the car, leaving me alone for
the next hour while I waited for him. I had brought my Tarot of Transformation
deck with the intention of pulling a card to get me started on an idea for the
next day's blog post.
I'm sure by this time you are getting a feeling that
the card I pulled is related and you would be correct. In fact, it was so spot
on, I was blown away.
The card I pulled was "Healing the Planet." The
first sentence in the description was, "Our earth is in crisis." wow!
It went on to talk about how now is the time that each one of
us can adopt the attitudes and actions to heal the planet. That it is time to
realize that we can no longer go on living in separation and that realizing that we
live in an interconnected web of life with one underlying consciousness is the
It asked the question, "What would it look like to recognize the
holiness of all life?"
It was an invitation to notice the places in your
life where you still see things in terms of separation and to see the ways you
participate in the larger problems like the greed of corporations.
reminded me that no one needs to do this alone and that only together can we
heal the planet.
It shifted my thinking and my perspective so now I'm
passing it on to you. Ask yourself these questions and if you feel like you
can't help, explore the reasons you feel like that and ask yourself
Feel your connection with the whole or with the healing energy that
is streaming to the earth.
Take a moment to do the following
Imagine yourself out in space, looking back at earth. Realizing
that this is your home and that all the beings here are your family. Let
yourself feel the love in your heart. Feel the natural desire of love to help,
to reach out to heal the distress that the earth is experiencing right now. You
may find yourself joined by dolphins and other beings who are also sending love
to the planet. Know that the planet is conscious and responsive and is
strengthened by this.