It’s one of those days where the sun is finally shining here in Seattle after a looooooong stretch of heavy gray sky and rain rain, snow, drizzle, slush slush, rain again…..

It’s hard to NOT feel good on such a day!

Isn’t it amazing how much our spirit loves Light?  Even just the light of the blue sky, the sun shining on your face, is enough to make anyone smile.

If our human nature loves the light so much, then I just wonder why we, as a global society, are so addicted to the darkness??

I feel like I have spent the last 17 years of my life very actively removing the blockages and barricades in my heart that were preventing me from allowing myself to bask in the light.  And I wish so much that every single human being on the planet would do that work. It would be such a better world!  We don’t have to be perfect at it, but if we seek and try – even if we just simply seek and try to ACCEPT our inner shadow and love and allow that to be as it is – the world would be a better place.

But instead it often feels that with any small opportunity we jump on the bandwagon of fear and hate.   Judgement, anger, blame, criticism, despair….why??

Our human brain has an amazing capacity to create hope.  I think that is perhaps one of the most precious things I have learned from Ilchi Lee.  As I watch him live his own life I can see that he is a hope-creating machine.  He’s endlessly turning crisis into opportunity. Making lemonade out of lemons.

When I have tried it, even just a tiny bit, I have found it to do wonders for my life.  It allows me to live a bright life, instead of being mired in the darkness that the world so often asks me to submit to.  It allows me to make a choice to not be the victim of my circumstance and instead to be the creator of my life.

So for years I have had a little slogan in my heart that I remind myself of again and again. “Create Hope.”  Wouldn’t that make a great bumper sticker?  I would love to see that message riding around on cars, silently asking people everyday, “What are you doing to create hope today?”

The world will only change when each of us create hope one day at a time – even one moment at a time.   I write this blog right now as one of my attempts to create hope.

Because at this moment in the history of the world, I really wish to see people rise up and choose hope, choose love, choose light.  Remember! It is the easy way to surrender to this Fear World.  That’s what the darkness wants – to suck you in. It takes a great amount of will and determination, wisdom and CHOOSING POWER to participate in the making of a Hope World.  But we can do it.  All of us are so important.

Today’s post is my own personal response to all of the political, religious, racial, societal, environmental and global chaos that’s abundant these days.   I hope that you can feel the heart of the message.  Let’s make beautiful, bright sun-shiny lemonade together!