Let your breath help you lengthen your spine. Open up a bit more, extend your personal space out to include family, friends and your community. Take a moment to invite wisdom and compassion into your being and let it radiate it out into the world.
Most of us are blessed with friends and a nice roof over our heads and food of our choosing. When we think of those who are not so fortunate it helps us to appreciate and be grateful for what we do have. Take a moment to consider what in your life are you thankful for in this time of Thanksgiving? What if we extend the spirit of Thanksgiving from one day to one month – and beyond?
In September I was in Italy for the Fetzer Love and Forgiveness gathering in Assisi. More than 500 people came together to share their projects, hopes and dreams for spreading humanitarian efforts increasing Love and Forgiveness in the world. The gathering was a wonderful reminder of how much goodwill and good effort is being manifested all over the planet. It is amazing how the power of a committed community increases the reach of our mission to contribute positive resources exponentially.
It was a good reminder for me that I am not doing this work alone. We are part of a lineage of people who are committed to making a contribution to greater good. I can open my senses to the support of teachers, mentors and archetypes whose inspiration energizes and sustains me on my journey. As it is said in the St Francis prayer, “Where there is darkness, let me bring light…” I practice reminding myself that I am porous so I can invite the light of wisdom and compassion to shine through.
In December I will be in Bhutan with a group of 16 fellow seekers. We are so fortunate to have the opportunity to journey in a country that has cultivated and supported spirituality, wisdom and compassion for thousands of years. I believe that we can let our cells become infused with the principles of altruism and optimism to support our intentions of spreading goodwill in all our actions.
Many Blessings, Wendy