Karlta Zarley - March Newsletter
Volume 19; Number 2
March 6, 2022
FEELING DISCONNECTED AND ALONE?
We have been living in a time where we are told to socially distance in order to protect ourselves and others during the pandemic. That was on top of already feeling separated from our brothers and sisters in the world due to various political, ethical and logistical considerations. Now we seem to be able to move more and more back together, but many find that it is hard to trust others or perhaps hard to lay aside that insulation in favor for the very thing they had so yearned. On top of this, we have added stressors now...war in Ukraine with someone who might have “lost his cool,” inflation here at home, etc. We feel alone, lonely, overwhelmed and anxious. How do we take back our lives? How do we return to the days of feeling like we are part of a greater whole, without necessarily going back to the parts of that past that weren't working for us to begin with? (Think of things like better pay for work, Black Lives Matter, the Me Too movement, gay rights, financial slavery, etc.)
We have a clue in our common, social vernacular from the last several years... “Be the change you want to see in the world.” What does that mean? The only way to feel more resilient and less anxious, lonely and overwhelmed is to realize that many of the needs that we try to fill by looking outside of ourselves, really can be filled by looking within. Was your family of origin so dysfunctional that it left you aching and wanting? Take care of your own Inner Child. Create a “family” of those that you love and trust and that also feel and act like they love you, even if you aren't related to them by blood. Realize that what you see on the outside that seems so real is just energy, and re-order your life to reflect new priorities. If you believe in something, vote with your votes, but also vote with your dollars. Don't spend money on things that matter a little in favor of those things that matter more to you, whether that is organic food, more expensive gas to send a message to tyrants, or sharing your resources with those who have greater need than you EVEN IF you don't get a tax deduction from it, to name a few.
Offer your own self Companionship by saying “no” appropriately, being less judgmental towards yourself and more loving and compassionate, seeking more beauty in your life and staying focused on how that beauty nourishes your soul, and making time for your own inner Peace and Stillness through daily prayer, meditation, communing with Nature or anything that quiets your mind and uplifts your heart. As you do this, you will find that you are feeling less overwhelmed and anxious and more resilient, peace-filled and joyful. Then carry that way of seeing things, thinking, feeling and being into the world. When you live in internal alignment like this (meaning that the way you live supports the very things that you prioritize for yourself and others), then you can stop hemorrhaging energy from the self-induced energy leaks and start to be more Present in the world.
When you are more Present in the world, then you start to see that we really all are just the same, under the different opinions and individual battle scars. It makes it easier to not worry about the differences because the similarities are so much more appreciated. It gets easier to be in others' company because we are less triggered and triggerable. We find that we CAN return Oneness with tenderness, grace and loving-kindness.
This is how we were Created to Be. This is our Birthright. We Know how to do this but may have forgotten. Step into this with me. The New Brighter Future that we want (but may not see right now) is actually coming. This will bring it faster!
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