We Sorrow! O Blessed Lady! A Prayer for Healing

Our world longs for healing

I know you hear our tears falling

The polar bear father groans for his children

The butterfly pauses too long on a wayward branch

The wolf mother considers if having cubs is a good idea

The salmon, bewildered swim in circles, aching with eggs

The blue bird of happiness seeks her mate, calling, calling…

The inch worm only attempts a quarter inch this morning

The depressed human, does not want to rise from sleep today

Practicing Peace – A 30 Day Plan for Thriving During Challenging Times

I send you greetings this bright December 1st! I woke up thinking about you again…

and about what so many of us are going through! What a time we are having right now! Whether our challenges are being too busy, being financially stressed or moving through the kind of blues that seem like it will never end, there is always something we can do to lift the dark clouds. I believe!

One of the hardest parts of going through challenging times is that when in the very midst of it, it has this impermeable quality that seems to echo lies like: “this it is how it is now”,which continues to create the sinking feeling we already have. Or we have been skidding downhill for a while now, and it appears there is still very much more skidding ahead, so, despair comes and pounds on the door of our heart and says things like: ”you have been in denial, you are too optimistic, face it, you are going down.”

We have tried red wine and chocolate and festive gathering with friends. We have even tried making a decision to “shop anyway”. But somehow the old quick fixes aren’t fixing. That is because it is not just us – we know of many who are also challenged right now – and it is not that misery loves company because misery is so morbid, it is because we do not want to feel alone in our dark night depth diving.