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Bring a little sunshine

Bring a Little Sunshine Into the World

With everything going on around me in this region, I feel like I’m an ostrich with her head in the hole oblivious to the evil, greed, and destruction forces all around her. I’m feeling helpless and naive. 

I quietly sit and watch how hate grows more hate and anger perpetuates more anger. I sit and watch even the quiet ones all of a sudden feeling like they need to get on their mighty horses and start judging and expressing disgust or anger or contempt.

Have we really gone this numb? This blind? So far off on a tangent that we’ve lost our core essence?

If only each and every one of us focuses on elevating our own self-awareness… and raising our consciousness then we’d realize that is the only way we can heal the world that so badly needs us to wake up.

Tiles that spell the phrase FIND THE KEY TO YOURSELF, surrounded by gold keys
Photo by DS stories

Here I am wanting to create a love generation… in a world where humanity seems to be disappearing. Here I am wanting to inspire younger women and our youth to live powered by their passions and I witness human beings forgetting how to be human.

I’m trying to celebrate life, but death is having a bigger party. I’m trying to spread love and happiness, but hate and fear have the upper hand.

I’m thinking, what’s the point of what I’m doing anymore and feeling anxiety regarding some big moves I’m making between now and year-end? I’ve been crying for no reason and for any reason. I’ve been losing sleep over all of this.

Today I was about to cancel my coaching appointments as I felt unfit to coach… but instead, I chose to reach out to one of my closest friends here. And I’m all the better for it. Close friends are a gift from God… especially those who know you ever since you were like 5 years old!! You know who you are and I love you.

At the first coaching appointment of the day, my client came to a point where her hands were literally shaking with disbelief at what has unfolded for her and the breakthrough she just had. She said this is the key, the solution to everything in her life.

At several points, I held back my tears (feeling emotional as it is) but I failed when she stopped writing the last thing I had her do and she started balling her eyes out saying she has no idea where all that she just wrote has come from! She made a promise to herself that she will never give up on her dreams again.

So reflecting back on my day and how I’ve been feeling lately… I guess that it’s true…. I’m just one naive person trying to do some good in this bad-ass world… but for this woman, there was a whole lot of good that has been done… and that has the potential to transform not only her life, but that of her husband, kids, and all the little girls she wants to educate on tolerance and social awareness!!

In very simple terms, here are my 2 cents on what it all boils down to.

Some people are powered by passion, love, and the need to serve, they wake up in the morning excited to do things they love to do because they believe in love and they believe in doing good. Others are powered by greed, money, and ego and wake up every morning excited about that.. and end up doing evil that they are so focused on and dedicated to. The thing is that everybody gets to choose what they are powered by.

So I ask you what do you choose? What do you want to do to make the world a better place, because that’s what we need more of?

A white neon sign that reads ALL WE HAVE IS NOW
Photo by Daria Shevtsova

If you are pointing fingers at ISIS… here are a few questions for you!

How do you treat your family? Your coworkers? Your friends? You partner? Other religions? Other nationalities? Other ethnic groups? Other animals?

If you slow down enough to observe…you will notice ISIS is inside all of us. We go ballistically angry at silly comments we hear about us or things that we take personally, we drive outrageously angry at someone who overpassed us and cuss and curse at them in every language we can speak, and we talk down at the customer service guy based on his nationality and judge friends based on what car they drive, what brands they wear and depending on how it compares to us. We bash, ridicule, bully or wish hateful things upon them as a bare minimum. ISIS is not out there… it is inside. And unless we clean up our shit… don’t expect the news to get any happier.

If you haven’t, you must watch Rise of the Guardians. The little part from that animation movie that comes to mind, is that the power of the Tooth Fairy was going weaker and weaker because the kids stopped believing in her. It is only by believing that good will win over evil in the end.. (in real life, not only in movies)… that our world would have a chance.

We need to believe that the good we CAN do on a daily basis to spread love and tolerance and the higher awareness that we are all one… is worth it and CAN make this world a better place.

We are all one. There is no ‘us’ and ‘them’. We are all connected.

Until we get this, people will continue to die… innocent people.

Spread happiness people. Teach love. Here’s a little song to bring a little sunshine into your life.

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