Hey, I love you!
That’s how Leo Caldwell’s blog started today and I thought, that’s exactly what I want to say: Hey, I love you! (Thank you for that, Leo!)
So, right from the get-go, you are loved. And not only by me (and Leo). The divine loves you, also. I just now checked if it’s true and “he” said, yes, it’s true. I don’t know if that comforts you. If it does, I’m so happy for you. If it doesn’t, I want to find something else to say to you that will help right now.
Why the eff would I? I don’t know? No, I do know. It’s because I love you and right now things are really scary and what do we have but each other? Together, we are strong. But, guess what, singly, we are strong, too.
What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done? I want to hear about it. I bet it’s epic and would inspire me so much, so please share.
The hardest thing I ever did was to decide to live alone and spurn all suitors for one year. Not that there were tons of ‘em. I felt so lonely, it made me angry every day. I answered, “I feel like shit,” when people asked innocently enough, “How are you?” Or maybe the hardest thing was when I went toe-to-toe with the American Justice Department when they wanted to legislate my Florida business (window tinting) out of business. Literally flew to Washington DC and ambush-visited the representative responsible for agitating for the trouble.
Or maybe it was saying goodbye to my mommy and daddy who both died when I was young. Maybe it was leaving my first hubby who was a horrendous mismatch when I loved him dearly. I don’t know. But I do know you’ve done hard things. Probably a lot harder than what I’ve done. So, I feel confident that I can ask you to do something hard right now.
This something is to juggle four balls like a pro juggle. (I talk about this in my book, Crafting a Happy Life.) One ball, the yellow one is for being strong, paying attention to, and resisting what’s wrong in this country right now. Another, the deep purple one is for your inner wisdom—knowing how to take care of your heart’s and body’s wellbeing while you resist and fight. The third is the pinky-red one. That’s the one for love and kindness and vulnerability, even as you’re strong. And a fourth—an iridescent white one that glimmers like frost in sunlight—that one signifies your ability to keep all of this in balance. Let them fly through the air and land in your hands, confidently, one by one. Keep ‘em circulating, put on a beautiful show.
You’ve got it in you, as surely as I have it in me. These are hard times for our souls. Times that challenge our spirit, too. We may be afraid, and that’s OK. But our hearts are strong. Over a million-marching strong. Always remember that love is the well from which we draw. Never forget that you have the strength to stand for what you believe in. And never forget that you are so, so, so very loved. If only by me. Right now. But, likely, by many who know you so well and that’s why they love you. Draw strength from that. Fight for us and stay whole while you’re doing it. I know you can.
INKSHOT NO.70 | SEATTLE | January 27th, 2017
India Susanne Holden is the author of The World Is Better than You Think—Developing an eye for the good around you. and Crafting A Happy Life. She is a writer, speaker, seminar leader, divine guidance life coach and tarot reader, and a certified Reiki practitioner.
Author’s Note: This blog is a way for me to share my experiences of the world being better than we think and moments of crafting a happy life. If you liked it, please do the “CSS”: comment, subscribe, share. Love you 🙂