Turning on the light

In college, I was very sensitive. I intuitively felt that there was something terribly out of balance and, dare I say, corrupt with the systems of the world, and it nearly drove me to madness.

Fast-forward almost 25 years and it appears that all the things I agonized about are being exposed more and more every day, like the pockets of the systems have been turned out, only to reveal the gross, sticky dirt at the bottom…or like the pus of a zit that finally made it to a head and is now erupting.

Sorry to be so graphic, and kind of dark about it.  I do have my moon in Scorpio so it’s not completely out of character 🙂 However, because it became dark inside of my brain way back then, I sought for a solution with desperation at that time.  After an extensive search through my psyche, I felt the only solution would be to find the light.

Now again, here in 2021, I look around and continue to wonder what the solution is to all of the craziness that I hear from social media and from the world around me.  Still, the only solution I can see is to create light.  It seems like common sense, right?  When all is dark, turn on the light.  When there is enough light, humanity will see clearly.

The light lives within the hearts of people.  That’s why, even though it is people who cause so many problems, people remain as my hope.  The light of consciousness that is within human beings is my hope.

So, in this crazy & chaotic world, how can we turn on the light?

We can start by loving ourselves first.

We can be brave enough to face our own hardship and pain with love, patience and forgiveness.  We can be brave enough to feel.

As we feel ourselves, we find our love, we find our light.  We find our truth.  We find our choices.

We can choose to do and say things that contribute to the light (while continuing to forgive ourselves for all the moments that we fall into our own darkness again, of course.)

We can choose to change our unhealthy habits that divide us and cause our love to shrink, habits such as blame and anger and victimization, excessive worry, following fear….these are habits that take a long time to change, but we can choose to commit to the process.

We can choose to be open-minded and understanding, considering that all people have all kinds of perspectives for all kinds of reasons.  We can choose to try to see from their eyes. We can choose understanding.

We can trust ourselves.  We can find our truth and find positive, harmonious ways to stand up for our own truths.  When we search hard enough and deep enough, we can always find the win-win.

We can feel gratitude for the little things, big things and everything in between.  We can express our gratitude openly and honestly.

We can share our love with those around us in any way we see fit – a smile, a listening ear, a hug, a compliment, an understanding nod, a friendly note, a deep conversation, an offering of appreciation.

We can keep letting go of our hurts of the past that cause us to create more hurt for ourselves, and others, in the present.  As we let go in trust of the cosmic plan, we can reconnect to our own sense of worthiness again, our own heart of love.  We can be free. And in that freedom we can feel the vast expansiveness of the light that lives and breathes at our essence, always.

These are some of my ideas of how we can keep collectively creating light for our world.  What are your ideas?  Please feel free to share them with me.

Thank you for your being beautiful lights on the planet with me in this time of great possibility.


Sex, Marriage, Relationships

Sex, Marriage, Relationships; three things that I don’t talk about very much here on Healing Tree!  However, these are the topics of the YouTube live featuring my teacher, Ilchi Lee, on Tuesday, September 14th @ 3pm PT.

I’m looking forward to hearing what he has to say.  Having studied the Tao with him for over 20 years, I am certain that he will give perspective on the subjects from the spiritual body.  Sex, marriage & relationships are very much related to our lives in the physical body.  However, when we have any struggle with such issues, it is hard to find the solution when seeing them from the perspective of our physical selves alone.  As physical beings, we deal with all kinds of emotions and desires of the ego, as well as memories of the past and influences of what the physical world around us tells us and shows us about sex, marriage and relationships.  When we become controlled by those emotions, desires and memories, we become easily confused, and this threatens our healthy relationship with these three topics.

When that happens, it’s good to take a step back and see from a wider perspective, to look at sex, marriage and relationships with our spiritual eyes.  Looking at these worldly matters from the viewpoint of the cosmos, or the Tao, or whatever you want to call it, we can find answers and solutions where we may have otherwise been stuck.  After all, we are not only physical beings, we are spiritual beings, and all the wisdom we need is within us – it’s just that we cannot access it when we become blinded by our emotions, desires and memories.

I believe the talk with Ilchi Lee will help us to open our spiritual eyes and see from new perspectives.  That is why, as I said, I am very much looking forward to hearing what he has to say.  I find that examining any topic from that expanded perspective is both refreshing and enlightening.

If you are interested in it as well, please join me.