We live in a fragmented world. My own world had been fragmented recently. We need to reconnect, restore and rebuild. I am in the process of doing all three. Nature facilitates my own healing journey; Friends and Family accelerate it. Today is the 1st day of December. The frenzied consumer driven countdown to Christmas has begun in earnest; and nothing fragments our world more as the inequality that exists in our global community is never more transparent.
Early this morning, my own little part of the world was pure, healing and restorative but I am aware that, in this cold, nature is fighting for survival which, for me, dampens the glory of the natural world & my spirits despite it's beauty.
For many, the world early this morning as is every morning, was far from healing and restorative. So many beings are fighting for survival. The homeless, dispossessed, lonely, vulnerable, marginalised and discriminated against.
On the radio played Band Aid, Do they know it's Christmas? For all those beings ... this time of year can be the hardest.
That song reminds us of the true message of Christmas.
So today, wrap your arms around the world,spread a smile of Joy, open your door and send a gratitude prayer up to Mother Earth and Father Sky. Go Outside, breathe in nature, be restored and resolve to make a difference even if it's just feeding the birds, picking up a piece of litter or giving a smile to a stranger. Small gestures can make huge differences especially when we do them together💙