Ahhh...it's Wednesday and my spirit is full; it's content and full of peace and hopefulness, prosperity and abundance. I feel effervescent tinglies traveling up my arms as they pool and do a happy dance about my Deltoid Tuberosity. Plus, let me keep it all the way real, I'm working on my second cup of coffee that's sweetened with organic Maple Syrup. Life is great!
Life can come at us fast and oftentimes it does. I, like everyone else in the free world watched the events of Charlottesville, VA over the past weekend and have kept abreast of it's aftermath ever since.
I recall the night I logged into Twitter to check my accounts and reciprocate the love that's often extended me via the super cool social media platform; and like always after I've completed my tasks I checked what was trending and there "they" (that's the best I can do as I will not give them power nor energy by calling them by their assumed name) were. Bold. Angry. And, with agenda. Well, that's what the photos screamed anyhow.
I remember thinking I hope when I awake all is still well and the march will continue without any tragedies, drama nor travesties. I said my prayers and drifted off to sleep.
I awakened peacefully and gave my gratitude salutations and engaged my spiritual readings and then afterwards, off to social media I went as I have several business social media pages that needed tending to. When I opened Twitter the chaos and devastation came at me fast. I closed it rapidly. I needed a moment to gather myself and be sure what I just saw, had really taken place.
With a new groundedness and steady hand I reopened Twitter and began to absorb the horrid pain that had spilled onto the streets and out of the hearts of so many. I read it all, the hatefulness (which is bred from fear), those fighting against the hateful, fear-mongers and all those in between. Lethargically, I closed the app and fell back into my chair. This is 2017.
Days passed by as I remained silent all while keeping up with the goings on in this country. I'd sit and ponder. Then watch a feel good movie. Or something silly, just to laugh. Nacho Libre is perfect for this situation!
In the wake of my silence, I've posted a few things here and there via Facebook (my least favorite platform) and have been working on the right words to speak regarding this beyond asinine situation. I've decided that there are very few words that can be spoken from me (at this time as that may very well change) as this is a fight I've fought my entire Black, Dark-Skinned, Woman life; passed on from generation to generation. I'm so exhausted with it. Speaking to a group of people that know precisely what they're doing and are incredibly good at pretending and playing oblivious, is beyond frustrating and irrational. They ALL know.
So, I've decided to take a different approach. Or return to my initial intentions earlier this year.
Being kind really takes very little effort and is rewarding for all those involved. Instead of me focusing on the hate (attention gives the hatred power and I refuse to throw gasoline on an out of control fire), I've decided to plant firmly within my tribe of loving, compassionate humans; I've rid myself of all those counter to the former and began my work. I was created to spread love and kindness. I know this for sure.
So, with the inspiration given me via service on Sunday, I shall begin sending random love to random people via snail mail. Surprise gifts, sent with love. Love can spread equally as fast (if not faster) as hatred. I've switched out my internal light bulb and swapped it for a trillion watt solar panel and my light is shining brightly! I will meet the hatred with love.
When life is taken moment by moment, life is much sweeter and it makes it that much easier to pass the sweetness (kindness) forward. I love each and every one of you and I'd like to leave you with something that challenged me on Sunday and is also my new mantra.
How may I serve others so they get what it is I desire?
Please share your stories of kindness as I'd be delighted to publish them.
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