Each time I sit to write my blog I go through a few moments of wondering what I’m going to write about and have some self judgment about what the content will be for the day. I think it’s like stage-fright. I’ve heard that most actors/actresses say they have had stage-fright through most of their career. So with that in mind, I won’t be concerned any more about my hesitation. I think it’s normal!
I was born in 1950 so didn’t live through the agonizing years of WWII. However, I’ve done so much reading and studying of that time period. Mostly I’ve been interested in books written by survivors of the war, those in the concentration camps, those fighting the war, those who’s lives were interrupted dramatically for so many years. It was such a terrible time in the world’s history and yet we came through and moved on.
What has been coming to my thoughts is what is was like for the people in so many countries during the war where there was food rationing to the point where people barely had enough to eat, where jobs were scarce, where so many people had to and learned how to live communally in tiny spaces. Many perished in different ways, and many many more lived through and survived the circumstances that the world was put in during those years.
I think about the similarities we are now facing, similar yet quite different. We are, I guess one could say, at war with this disease spanning the globe. We are having to give up freedoms we have been so used to. We don’t have food rationing, but we certainly aren’t running to the grocery stores every day or so or going out to eat or driving through our favorite coffee shop each morning. Some of us are blessed to have the where-with-all be okay financially, nutritionally, and with a roof over our heads for the time being, and many many others are already struggling.
Kris and I are finding ways to help, in some small way, to ease the burdens. We are donating to our local food bank, we are offering Breakthrough Breathwork Meditation via technology for our clients who have already practiced Breathwork with us and their donations will also be sent to the food bank. I want to do more, but given my age, it’s not appropriate for me to go out. I’m meditating more often to help bring more awareness and peace and love within myself so that I may bring more light and healing to the planet.
And, I’m making sure, weather permitting, that I venture out each day and walk 2 miles in my neighborhood for my well-being. I hope you are also finding ways to become active or stay active. Get outside and smell the fresh air! Be in the sun or even out in the cold, enjoy the breeze on your face. Find gratitude for the smallest and biggest things in your life. I hope you are able to let your heart feel love – for yourself, your family, your friends, and for all people of the world-especially now.