What Does Love Call You To Do?

Cassandra Tondro, "Isolation," coronavirus collage art

Hello Friends,

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.

Mike Dooley

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.



  1. Hola Cassie, reaching out to you from Ajijic Mexico. I’m so sorry to hear about Luci, and I hope she can live as best she can from this point out. Believe me, renal failure and kidney disease have been in my life the last 4 years…not with beings such as Luci, necessarily, but with human beings (although we do feed the mascotes during this trying time). “What Love Calls Me To Do” is help my needy villages in Jalisco Mexico, who now have the highest incidence of renal failure and poverty in the world. How did we get to this point? I’m still trying to understand. But I know that there is hope. Hope that people can and will help. Was I called to do this? Was it fate? It doesn’t matter. What matters now is that we feed and heal our people in this time of crisis. That we take care of each other. Priorities have changed for most of us. Let’s be gentle with each other. Loving that your blog is still true. I send all my love and belief in our ability to overcome.


    Fco. Nava.


    1. Hi Francisco. So good to hear from you! I’m sorry to hear about the epidemic of renal failure in your area. I wonder why. Could it be something in the water? It doesn’t make sense why the incidence would be higher there than in neighboring villages. How kind that you’ve stepped up to help. I hope you and Brad are doing well. Take good care!

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