This is an old post from 2017 but I thought it was just as relevant today. I have added bits here and there as well.
Have you ever thrown a stone into a pond or river and watched the ripples spread out? They go on for ages and ages. I find watching these is a wonderful way to think about how we live our lives. Over the last couple of weeks here in the UK large stones have been thrown into the pond and the ripples are still moving along reaching all parts of the world.
These ripples affect everything they come into contact with and we do not know what that effect will be. We need to have faith that all will be well, that whatever the effect of the ripples it will be for our own good. But this is hard to do. The future is uncertain and we need to have trust and faith. We need to come together, to forgive others for their harsh words and to move forward in peace. But those who have been badly hurt by the throwing of the stone are finding it hard to forgive. But forgiveness is important. If we don’t forgive and move on, then hate and anger fester inside us making us ill and also making us hurt others who we see as enemies.
We have to trust that all is as it should be and that the future is good. We will get through the changes brought upon us by the ripples and we will see a better world for all.
Those of us who work at higher levels of consciousness often see what is not seen by others We know that the way forward is not via hate and anger but is by love, peace and understanding. We need to be united and work together to help others to understand this. Anger and revenge is not the way to go. Time out in nature can help us to reflect on the ripples that go out after the throwing of the stone and how they interact with other ripples thrown by other stones. Take time now to contemplate on your actions and your way forward.
One eclipse gone by and a couple more to come in the next few weeks and most planets are retrograde as well. This kind of planetary activity brings chaos and upheaval with it so hold tight and stay strong.
Keep your mind open and take each challenge as it comes along. You may have to dig deep inside yourself to find your way but do this and stay true to yourself.
Our incompetent leaders bring us many challenges and we need to look at what is going on behind the scenes. The current situations give cover for underhand goings on as we well know from past experience. Search for the truth and don’t let the media mislead you.
Let your light shine, stay strong and true and see that there is hope for a better world. We can ‘birth’ this new world if we believe that we can do it so create in your mind the world you want to see and hold that image strong throughout this chaos and turmoil.
Sorry this blog is short but I have said what I felt was right to say for this moment in time.
Times can be very difficult at the moment and I am so happy that I have a garden. When I was thinking about this blog post the words of the title came to my mind. They come from an old nursery rhyme and this is it.
‘Mary, Mary quite contrary, How does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockle shells and pretty maids all in a row.’
I did find a more modern one though;
‘All the flowers, all the colours, all in a perfect row, first the seeds and then the water ……’
One thing about having a garden is that you have to care for it. Seeds are sown and watered and then you wait patiently to see then grow. When they are large enough you put them in small pots and keep watering them. Eventually they will be large enough to go out in the garden but water is still very important.
I spend a lot of time every day in my garden. I go round it and look to see what is coming into flower and how much the plants have grown. It brings me such joy at this time of staying at home.
Looking after yourself is important too in all ways, Physical, mental and spiritual care are all important. It is easy to become depressed or just feeling down and I too have days like this. I know on one level that change is coming but the world I would like may not appear until I have left it. I have to trust that all will be well. I know that all is as it should be at this time as we change our perceptions of what life is about. Stay strong and care for yourself.
I don’t know what happened but all my writing just disappeared so I shall start again.
If you use social media then you may have hundreds or even thousands of friends but are these really friends? At one time you could organise your social media friends into groups so I had a craft group, a healing group and a group of close friends. I’m not sure you can do this nowadays. But what is friendship?
I like this definition I found; ‘Friendship for most people is a combination of affection, loyalty, love, respect, and trust. The general traits of a friendship include similar interests, mutual respect and an attachment to each other, and in order to experience friendship, you need to have true friends.’ This definition represents how I feel about friendship.
For me it is important to be able to have deep discussion with my friends, to share with them my thoughts and feelings, to cry with them and laugh with them. I want to help them to achieve their goals and of course this all works vice versa.
So what about the other ‘friends’? Some of these might be people I see regularly but do not have that deep connection with them, others are just acquaintances. A true friendship can last many years even if you don’t see each other very often. I have friends I meet occasionally sometimes after many years but our conversations carry on as if we had only seen each other the previous day.
So I am grateful for those true friends that I have, with whom I share my feelings and thoughts on a regular basis. They have supported me and still do, through times of stress and upheaval. I hope I do the same for them.
Looking at what is going on in our world this week I can see that trust has gone in many circumstances. Trust is something that we need to have to live a fair and decent life. Trust is our belief that people are honest and good or that something is reliable and safe. We trust our friends until something happens so that we no longer trust them. We trust others to do a good job, to deliver goods properly, to keep our secrets and to be there for us when we need them.
Animals trust us too. They trust us to feed them and care for them in the proper way. We trust them to look out for us too, those that can like dogs. The birds trust us to feed them when there is no food around.
We trust those in charge to be fair in their dealings with us and we trust them to make sure that we have what we need. Sadly there are many people in power who cannot be trusted to do these things. So what can we do about it? How can they restore that trust?
Do you trust others? What makes you lose that trust in others? What do you think we can do?