It has been week of catastrophic earth changes with the 40-year-dormant Calbuco volcano erupting in Chile and spewing the air with toxic gas and dropping heavy ash. As a result, there have been mass evacuations and concerns about contaminated water along with cancelled airline flights.
In Nepal, there has been an earthquake of 7.8 magnitude, leaving, at this count, over 1000 people dead, many injured, and untold devastation. And this earthquake triggered an avalanche in the Himalayas that resulted in more deaths and damaged encampments at the base of Mount Everest.
We watch, read, and listen to these news reports, taking in the details and the toll of these (and other) cataclysmic events. We are armchair witnesses to their pain, fear, shock, grief, havoc, and ruin. And our hearts break. What can we do?
We can meditate. Focus our attention, open our hearts, and stream beams of love and light to our global neighbors in Chile and Nepal.
And we can pray. This does not have to be the kneel-down, hands-clasped prayer of churches. This can be your conversation with whatever face or name you give the Divine. We can pray that those impacted might find safety so they can take a breath; connection so they feel less alone; and whatever help and assistance is needed. And, as always, we can pray for peace of heart and peace of mind.
Life gets faster and the world becomes smaller. We are all connected on this blue-green marble we call home. Let us join our hearts and send prayers, healing light and love to our neighbors in need. You have no idea of the impact of your kindhearted actions. All this good heart energy makes a huge difference.
In oneness, we proceed.
PS. I look forward to meeting up with all of you in the healing room in the ethers.