It’s been a rough week for me personally, and for all of us collectively in the United States. The Black Lives Matter movement has replaced the pandemic as the focus of our attention, with protests, riots and looting.
My cat, Luci, was diagnosed with stage 3 kidney disease, which is not good. I don’t understand how we got here. She’s not that old for a cat — just 13. For the nine years she has lived with me, I’ve only fed her the healthiest foods and treated her with natural and energetic remedies. I feel like the holistic health system has let me down.
As for the Black Lives Matter movement . . . I want all beings and the planet itself to thrive. I wonder why we still see skin color rather than viewing each person for who they are, regardless of the color of their skin.
I know there’s a need to express anger and outrage right now, and then we’ll have to do the work required to shift our internalized and systemic racism. It would be great if we could also address prejudices based on gender, age, sexual preference, gender identity, body shape and size, body abilities, and all of the other characteristics we use to separate ourselves from others.
These preconceived beliefs refer to our physical bodies and have nothing to do with who one is as a person or a soul. We have a tendency to emphasize the differences between us and don’t yet see ourselves as all connected or as one.
A highlight of the week was a video by Mike Dooley, where he discusses the Black Lives Matter movement from a spiritual point of view. You might know Mike from his daily Notes From the Universe. In the video, he encourages us to act from the perspective of “what does love call you to do?” You can watch it by clicking on the image below.
All of Mike’s videos are available on his TUT website.
How are you doing? Have there been protests in your town? Did you join in? I’d enjoy hearing your thoughts. You can share them with us in the comments section below.
With love and appreciation,
Artwork at top of page: “Isolation,” 16 x 20 inches, collage, enamel, graphite and colored pencil on canvas panel.