Deep breath... Aloha. I didn't want to jump on the bandwagon, but deeply feel it would be a disservice to myself and you, not to share my thoughts at this time.
Let's be honest with ourselves here. It is not all unicorns and rainbows in the world right now; although posts on social media from "lightworkers" telling us that "love is the answer" would have us believe otherwise.
Yes, love is great - I am not saying it isn't good, it really is, but this stance of supporting people only in love is also a reaction, to not feel the chaos, fear, and insecurity that's in the air on a psyche (mental), emotional, and spiritual level right now. It's also a denial to not see the darkness - the other side of love - that creates the wholeness of being human. Recognizing and embracing the "muck and yuck" along with the light and love is a part of the human experience.
The "Pollyanna Love Train" going on out there feels like a false bubble of unplugging from what is happening on the planet. That's like unplugging from the internet, it's just not possible anymore. It seems strangely alien and ungrounded to me, to choose to disconnect and ignore what is happening around us. Ungrounded for sure.
And frankly, it's also a disservice to the people that we (those who are in the alternative healing profession) serve, connect with, support, love and teach.
There is definitely a time and place to send some love and light, but let's not detach, disconnect, and dissociate from the reality facing us as a collective society and world.
In the "muddledness" of my thoughts, I sense the importance to stay present and awake with the wholeness of "what is"; the good, the bad, the chaos, and the neutral. ALL of it.
This is the time to go deep and figure out what you stand for, discerning whether these beliefs come from a place of genuine authenticity or not. It's important to remember and be conscious of your choices and actions. Are they congruent with your beliefs? Do they support what is appropriate for our society and our Earth, now and in the future? (The elderly, our children, and our great great great grandchildren who we will never meet?)
It's a time for each of us individually, and as part of a collective, to walk our talk without the illusions of "us and them" and be in a place of seeing the bigger picture of the interconnection between us humans, everything in this world, and everything that is beyond.
Can we do this with compassion and love to be the bridge that is necessary to be there not only for those who understand, but also those who don't?
This shadow work is rich soil for possibilities, as the darkness always brings new beginnings. What we choose to do, how we support others, and how we think, is equally important as how we choose to act.
In service ,and deepest gratitude for your time, Lisa Kai
Lisa Kai is a licensed bodywork therapist in Chicago Illinois. She specializes in transformational bodywork including Lomi Lomi and Craniosacral. This blog contains her insights on bodywork and everyday tips for practicing Aloha for the body, mind, and spirit. Lisa also practices Aloha, is a nature loving tiki freak, digs jazz, double dips her veggies, is an artist, and embraces change.