Have you thought about why the year 2020 has been such an eye opener for the world? Perhaps we should consider the year 2020, the year of vision, our wake-up call. It is an opportunity to see what is right before our eyes. Our hearts have grown callous, we do not really listen with our ears. We have closed our eyes and hearts to the truth. Otherwise we might see and hear what is right in front of us. When we begin to understand with our hearts, then our healing process begins.
We have ravaged Mother Earth with chemicals and pollution. There is not a person on the planet that has not contributed. There has never been a time in our history, as we know it, when negative and positive energies have been so prevalent. It is not just Mother Earth trying to wake up humanity, but also the Universe. Most are living only in the physical world, unaware of the spiritual world, not realizing how our thoughts, emotions and actions create our reality. When we live in fear, anger and despair, we are creating negative energies and all of us are responsible for the world we live it.
Humanity has not nurture and cared for Mother Earth or our fellow beings. It seems we have forgotten that all living entities such as plants, animals, and humans possess universal energy. That energy is the source of the circulating life force whose existence and properties are the basis of much Hindu and Chinese philosophy and medicine, known as prana or qi.
Covid19 is our catalyst to wake up and discover our true selves and realize we been enslaved by our belief systems. Since birth we have been indoctrinated by our culture, religions, education and even our political systems. We have been programmed to believe we are limited when, in reality, the only limitations we have is what we put on ourselves. We each have a divine gift of discernment, to distinguish spiritual truth. The Source, Universal Energy, what we understand as God, gave Jesus the power to heal. That Divine Source lives within each of us. In John 14:12 Jesus said “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father”. Jesus message is clear. If we believe his message then we can do the same works as him.
We are eternal beings on a very long spiritual journey. This life, this dimension, is just one school for us to learn the ways of love and wisdom. Not only are we attempting within each incarnation to balance and learn, but these lessons, as we call them, go on for millions of years based on our limited understanding. Each, reaching higher a dimension, graduating, then moving on until we unite with the Divine Source. It is important to understand that uniting with the Divine Source, means uniting in love with the Divine. The Divine Source is, love, the state of love. In order to unite, we have to transform ourselves into Love. The degree of transformation of one self, the level of consciousness, into the energy of emotional love and wisdom, is the measure of one’s spiritual evolution.
The world is not as it seems and this is our time to wake up and realize we are co-creators of our reality. The world is changing before our very eyes and it is a show you do not want to miss.
The coronavirus has brought the greatest spiritual awakening the world has ever known and we are all part of it. It has affected people of all walks of life, every religion, every country and every person in some way. The awakening is unique to each individual. We begin to realize the world is not as it seems and the physical and metaphysical worlds are inseparable.
We are faced with a barrage of information trying to decipher the truth affecting each of us emotionally. We are in a battle between positive and negative energy. Our emotions generate energy creating our reality and the world we live in. COVID19 has created negative energy around the world. Neighbors turning in neighbors for not complying with the quarantine, others harassing those for not wearing a mask, mandatory vaccines vs free will, people are not aloud to gather in their religious practices, number of COVID 19 deaths being skewed or inflated to instill fear in the population. This is just some of the examples taking place creating a world of control, fear, anger, stress and greed.
On the other hand, the shutdown of industries across the world has shown how the earth is healing herself. Beginning on 25 March, 2020 the level of particle pollution considered most harmful to human health fell by nearly 60 per cent in New Delhi, India’s capital, according to an analysis by experts at the nonprofit Centre for Science and Environment. In other parts of India, the Himalayan mountain range is visible from a distance for the first time in years. Waterways choked by industrial pollution, such as Delhi’s Yamuna River, full of grey foam just months ago, are flowing unimpeded. CBS news reported on April, 11, 2020, “Just as suddenly as it first formed, a record-breaking ozone hole has healed. The largest ozone hole to ever open up over the Arctic is now closed, after first opening up earlier this spring”. Other cities around the world air quality has improved with the shutdown. The great realization tells us how we have treated our home, mother earth in the past and now is the time to evaluate how we live in the future.
The great awakening knows that love is the one emotion that will overcome all. It is about cultivating love in everything you do. Jesus said love your neighbor as you love yourself. According to the Law of One, our purpose on earth is to learn to balance love and wisdom and be of service to others. Within us all is a divine spark, some may refer to it as the Christ Consciousness and together it will be a collective consciousness. The awakening starts with the mind and the realization of the power within, a change from traditional thinking. It is just you, your higher self with help from Infinite Intelligence. The more divine energy of Love you generate, the more the awakening takes place not only you but collectively we can heal mother earth and we become one. It is time for people of all religions to understand the only thing that will save us is ourselves. It is a global event that you do do not want to miss. In your own way, from your heart, pray, meditate and contemplate and bring God back into your life. You have free-will to choose by loving others as you love yourself, treat others as you would like to be treated, help those who need help. This is a wonderful start. Know the divine power within and be part of the great awakening.
Many are seeking the truth and the meaning of our existence, to know our true selves. First, Dr. Bruce Lipton explains we have been programmed since birth. Our education, media, political and religious systems play an integral part of who we are and become. We have been guided daily through a world wide messaging system, vaccinations, GMO foods, pesticides and chemicals, as well as the air we breathe. It is a worldwide system of control that is keeping us sick, possibly with vaccination in the pretense of keeping us healthy and making it a better world. We have geoengineering under the pretense of global warming. Who controls these systems and why do they want control? The truth is so unbelievable for many that most will simply discard it!
Perhaps now, with the world wide panamedic regarding the COVID-19 known as the Coronavirus, it is not so unbelievable. What we have been told from the mainstream media and the truth are often different. Citizen reporters finds media is not truthful with COVID-19 reporting. Others tell us a much darker picture making it difficult to decipher.
Approximately 84 percent of the world populations go to churches, synagogues, temples, monasteries, mosques and other places to seek divine guidance and the truth. The truth is elusive and there is a realization that all religions have some truth, but no religion has all the truth.
“Worldwide, more than eight-in-ten people identify with a religious group,” says a new comprehensive demographic study of more than 230 countries and territories conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life. “There are 5.8 billion religiously affiliated adults and children around the globe, representing 84 percent of the 2010 world population of 6.9 billion,” the analysis states.
Consider a relationship with God is the same as having a loving relationship with our families, friends, neighbors as well as everyone in the world, even our enemies. It’s about taking care of nature, Mother Earth and all its life sources. God is divine energy encompassing all things. The essence of God is within each of us and called by many names world wide; higher self, spirit, soul, rūḥ, Tao, chi, prana, kundalini and chakras to name a few. The Abrahamic Religions refer to the Holy Spirit of God which resides within the center of each of our eternal spirits as the voice of God and answers directly to God. The divine essence of God is within each of us waiting to be awakened.
Imagine your religion contains truths that can be used as stepping stones for the path of your spiritual journey, the higher truth. Religion has been used to divide us when it should unite us. One core belief of all religions is love, compassion, wisdom and service to others.
Like politics, religion can be changed by the people but again, most do not realize they have been program to believe what they have been taught at a very young age. In the video below, you see people from all walks of life – Jewish, Muslim, Christian, some religious, some secular. It is evident that the participants are moved by this experience. It is truly inspirational and emotional.
If only the world lived by one simple message Jesus was teaching, we can change our world, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ By honoring and respecting others’ beliefs and religions, not only will it bring us closer together, but closer to our Creator.
We can learn from each other. As an example, the energy centers in our bodies are known as Chakras, taught by the Hindus; Buddha teaches meditation, attachment and higher self; Taoism speaks of the Tao or Way, the path; Muslims, Christians and Jews are of the Abrahamic religions and provide their own set of dogma, doctrines and disciplines. Many people in these religions as well as people all over the world are discontent and express a longing to know the truth. Jesus or Yeshua, is known throughout the world as a spiritual leader, messiah, divine, prophet, Jewish preacher, religious leader, son of man, son of God and to some, even God. Jesus said in Luke 12:49-53 “I have come to set the world on fire.” Indeed he has; in all facets of our understanding and beliefs. For many, Jesus was the perfect spiritual mentor, someone who lived their life as the living embodiment of a true man of God.
We have learned from science, we are all spiritual beings with a body and mind made of electromagnetic energy. Our thoughts help create our reality through emotions. When you see someone walk into a room smiling or crying, you are affected by emotional vibrations. Negative and positive emotional vibrations control our lives and we become what we think.
Through meditation and reprogramming of what we have been taught since birth, we can better understand how to awaken that divine spark within. Father Francis Tiso, a very controversial Priest, talks about our divine spark in this video.
One should realize there is so much beyond our understanding, but perhaps now we have come to a time and place where we can begin to learn. The internet has given us the world at our fingertips. It began in 1983, and from there researchers began to assemble the “network of networks” that became the modern Internet. The online world then took on a more recognizable form in 1990, when computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web.
Now we can read sacred texts written centuries ago with the understanding that they were written for that specific time and place, including Taoism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Muslim, Jewish, Christian and so much more. I think it is important to understand that any attempt to translate a sacred text from one language to another will involve some level of misunderstanding of the meaning, comprehension, and expression. That includes many texts today used in religions. In addition, it is important to realize what may resonate with me may not necessary work for you.
Other information started coming to light in the last few hundred years for those seeking the truth, such as source called Channeling. This Spirit science video provides more detail to this subject.
Emanuel Swedenborg(1688–1772) mystic and spiritual explorer inspired some the world’s greatest minds and souls such as Helen Keller, D.T. Suzuki, and Ralph Waldo Emerson just to name a few. His work through channeling, inspired everyday people searching for truths on their spiritual journey. This short video provides explains the essential connection of the physical and spiritual worlds.
The Oahspe Bible was published in 1882 produced by an American dentist, John Ballou Newbrough (1828–1891) through channelling.
Sometime between 1924 and 1955, Urantia, was published and believed to be channeled by unknown parties.
The Law of One was channelled from 1981-1984, recorded and documented over 2360 questions and answers in 106 sessions. The group was Don Elkins, a former Physics Professor and Airline pilot, Carla Rueckert, a devoted Christian; , and James McCarty, the sole survivor today. The contact was made by an advanced extraterrestrial from the 6th dimension. Answers were given in a scientific and metaphysical vocabulary.
Channelling has been going on since ancients times, contact with divine entities. In the New Testament, there is discussion about testing the spirits. 1 John 4 “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God. Are the discoveries divine intervention at a time we can communicate around the world instantly? Is the COVID-19 an act of God so we will come together as one?
The Law of One was published most recently and made available to everyone. In it, our purpose of existence is revealed as well as the consequences of our behavior. It uses a more metaphysical, scientific and complex vocabulary to explore some of the same concepts we have learned in our religious systems. It explores and explains the human race and our past, present; and provides us with a glimpse into the future. Simply stated, it is about love, light, wisdom, free-will, and seeking the truth.
Scott Mandelker PhD, combines eclectic Western psychology with intensive study of Eastern religions, and followed upon years of formal training in US and Asian Buddhist temples said this material is “One of the most important spiritual documents since Jesus”. His YouTube videos cover the entire Law of One session providing his reading and understanding.
The Law of One is an advanced approach to our belief systems, what we call seeking the truth. Every religion has a law, but was this message to clarify those Laws? Was the Law of One sent at a time so it could not be changed by man? The three people that made contact dedicated their lives to provide this information to the world. They did not profit or gain popularity. The entire three years of their work is available free on the internet.
We have arrived at a point in time where we as humans, “body, mind and spirit” regardless of religion, can come together, with love, compassion, wisdom and be a service to others. We should understand the differences and look at those differences with love and understanding. The path for one may not the be the path of another by divine design. Remember, religion is just one path, but God is is always with you. isn’t it time for all religions to quit judging and condemning others. There are many paths to the same destination and by joining together as One we can create the world for our children and their children. It starts with just one and the ultimate teacher is God, who is closer to you than your heart beat. There is not a better teacher.
Please share this or explain in your own words to other so that the energy of your love, light, joy and unity will radiate to others. Now is the time to stand together as One.
Spiritual awakening is a continuum, the neverending story. Every human being on earth is sacred and of Infinite worth; all unique in our own way with different paths leading to the same destination.
What we do have in common, is the essence of God. It lies within each of us waiting to be awakened. It has many names; divine spark, soul, or spirit to name a few. Our bodies are the temple. Perhaps the COVID-19 is the catalyst for many to begin the awakening process while others continue to enhance their spiritual awakening.
It is interesting to note that Dr. Andrew Newberg, a neuroscientist, has researched the brain function and various mental states. He learned we have spiritual brains, deeply connected to something greater than ourselves. The human brain that engages in prayer and/or meditation results in a powerful spiritual experiences that have been described in every tradition and society.
There are so many different aspects regarding the spiritual and human condition since our beginning. During the years 800–200 BC was one of the most creative and influential eras in history called the Axial Age; the evolution of human thought. Religious and philosophical activity took place in Asia and the Mediterranean. During this time, Jeremiah, Isaiah, The Buddha, Confucius, Vardhamana Mahavira, Pythagoras, Heraclitus, Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, produced the intellectual and moral matrix out of which the world religions were born. Religion developments are based in the ideas, concepts and insights from the Axial period.
And now we jump forward to March 2020, an unprecedented time of the quarantine, unlike the world has ever seen, based on the COVID-19. Perhaps this is our axial age, time to reflect and realize there is something greater, something more than we could ever imagine where new spiritual traditions emerge. By seeking the truth one will discover the world is not as it seems and the physical and metaphysical worlds are inseparable.
Your awakening may provide signs that are unique to each person. It is important to recognize the polarity of the signs, positive or negative entities providing the message. For those who are seeking the truth, an arduous and difficult journey, the signs may be more noticable. Common signs would be your thoughts, emotions, actions, dreams, signs in nature and numerology. Others may have mystical experiences and psychic abilities they simply do not want to discuss for obvious reasons. There may be an urging to want to know the truth or a array of other experiences unique to each person.
Perhaps this event is an awakening not only for ourselves, but for humanity. Now may be the time to raise the consciousness of our planet. Imagine 7.7 billion of us, thinking, feeling and feeling love and compassion while helping others around the planet. Love is the greatest and most powerful emotion, being difficult to understand, much less described. We can say it is divine energy radiating in all things. As spiritual beings having a physical experience, our understanding of love is simply from a physical perspective.
To know yourself is the same message our teachers such as Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Krishna and many others have been trying to tell us through the centuries. Lao Tzu tells us “Wisdom comes from knowing oneself. He who knows himself is enlightened”. In the dialogue of the Savior, Jesus said “Those who have truly found the Self within recognized that it exists everywhere.” and in Luke 17:21, KJV Jesus tells us, “, the kingdom of God is within you.” Buddha added, “Everyone has recognized the self-ones essential nature. But few have realized it.”
We are all spiritual warriors. Spiritual awakening and growth is listening and trusting your higher- self, the warrior, within. There is no better teacher. We all have Christ consciousness and Buddha nature to guide us. All we have to do is pay attention. We all have the gift of discernment or intuition, we just have to learn to trust ourselves.
During this time, perhaps it is time reflect how mother earth is healing herself, because of human inactivity. Maybe it is the time for us to heal, to look within ourselves through contemplation, meditation and prayer and discover our true selves and realize the world is not as it seems.
Our lives have limited time with limited energy; being in balance is very important. Our focus is on the material aspect of our world; providing for our families, trying to stay healthy, and trying to find our way spiritually. We all have problems and troubles. However, how we handle those situations are entirely in our control. The wonderful thing about our lives is we have free-will and the ability to choose. Keep in mind energy flows where your attention goes.
Balancing involves the body, mind and spirit which includes diet, movement of the body, dealing with negative and positive emotions, and reconnecting to the source of creation. When you reconnect, you will realize the oneness of the creation. God, Tao, Infinite Creator, Universal Mind are one in the same, and is the Source of our existence.
Consider the sun or the earth as spiritual energy, or divine force. The energy that nourishes our body, mind and spirit. Sunlight is something we cannot live without. Light is the food for all life. The human body, according to the doctrine of chromotherapy, is basically composed of colors. Insufficient sunlight will result in low Vitamin D deficiencies, leading to the development of prostate and breast cancer, memory loss, and an increased risk for developing dementia and schizophrenia. Every creature and plant on earth is engulfed in light that affects its health conditions. It is interesting to note the energy of the sun has the colors of the rainbow, like the chakras of the human body.
Grounding, as we all know when we go to the beach, improves sleep and reduces stress. When I go barefoot, I am more relaxed and have a feeling of connection to the earth. Grounding is bare skin to the earth. Performing Chi gong or any meditative practice outside barefoot is an excellent way to cultivate energy as well as connect to mother nature. Grounding is a simple way to prevent and help inflammation with these techniques.
Movement of the body to help the flow of energy can be anything from gardening to walking in nature, if possible, as well as Tai-chi or Chi-gong. Any kind of strenuous workout or exercise is helpful.
Meditation and prayer have been proven to be beneficial. Dr. Andrew Newberg’s research showed how meditative prayer changes our brain by using a 12 minute exercise, called the Kirtan Kriya. It is a type of meditative prayer when practiced daily for 8 weeks will improve cognition and activate parts of the brain that are central to memory.
Food is the fuel for the body so a diet should limit processed foods and sugar. Be thankful for the food that you put into your body. Intermittent fasting is very helpful and can be done by not eating in a 10–24 hours period. Drink plenty of water. Fasting will assist your body’s immune system in fighting off disease and illness.
Our thoughts and Emotions control who we are and what be become. Paracelsus, Father of Modern Medicine said “The spirit is the master, imagination the tool, and the body the plastic material . . . The power of the imagination is a great factor in medicine. It may produce diseases in man and in animals, and it may cure them . .. Ills of the body may be cured by remedies or by the power of the spirit acting through the soul.”
Being in balance means looking within and discovering your true self in your own way as Buddha did. Evaluate your life, determine how you would like to live. Write an affirmation and get in a daily meditation practice. Realize your thoughts, emotions and and actions help create your reality as well as those around you.
In your own way, be of service to others, finds ways that cultivates the expression and love of the Divine, and learn the ways of love and wisdom. Love is the one emotion that can overcome all. It is also the most difficult to understand fully, and certainly the most difficult to achieve. A world where everyone loves one another, as Jesus said, would not only bring balance to the body, but the world.
How much of an impact do our intentions have on us and our world? Our lives are programmed from the first phase of birth, programmed to eat on a schedule, to sleep on a schedule, to work on a schedule. We have become so accustomed to being programmed we even program ourselves. We create an intense catalog mentally of our responses to specific stimuli, in return when experienced again our subconscious takes over and goes into autopilot. Reacting and/or responding to our repeat of the same experience. What happens when we stop ourselves and actually think through the intention of the outcome rather than the outcome itself? Are we truly living life or merely trying to survive it? Ask yourself, how many times throughout my day do I just go through the motions, never giving a thought as to why I’m taking the action.
Does that mean if I respond the same way each time to a specific comment or action, I’m acting from pre-programming? No, not necessarily. Let’s take for instance a loved one saying I love you, normally a typical response is to confirm you love them as well. Now ask yourself, when you say it do you just say the words or do you actually wish to convey to the person the actually feeling of love you feel in your heart. Your answer is not only indicative of your self programming but also of your spiritual well being.
When we go through the motions without intentions, we rob ourselves of the emotions, rewards and growth the action alone fails to garner. How do completely benign thoughts and actions fill and affect our world? Studies regarding placebos indicate that when we believe we are taking medication that helps us the outcome can be a measured positive response. When we take a placebo our intention is to heal, and we tell our bodies such and it makes it so. Therefore our intentions not only affect our emotional state so that we actually experience the moment, we find that intention also affects our physical bodies as well.
The New York Times Bestseller, The Hidden Messages in Water, documents the extraordinary life work of Dr. Emoto regarding the impact of human thoughts, emotions and intentions on water crystallization. The study had a profound impact on our understanding of the effect of our thoughts and intentions on the world around us. The study showed beautiful and intricate crystals formed when positive intentions and thoughts were impressed upon the glass of water, when negative thoughts and intentions were impressed upon the same water the crystals were dark and ill formed, if formed at all.
Our intention adds the abstract layer of a focused outcome, one in which we not only create the thought or action but do so with a mindfulness making us fully aware of the moment. In doing so we not only capture the emotional impact of the moment but we expand our spirituality with the acknowledgement of the connection between our heart and minds. Studies already prove that human consciousness has more to do with our reality than human intelligence. Want a better day? Want a better life? Want a better world? Our intentions can and do impact the physical world around us, how much can we change ours by living in the moment, by acting and thinking with positive intention?
My friend Tom and I keep having a discussion about people and tribalism. Tom has his PHD in Linguistics so he has some knowledge about people, language and its structure. He insist that it is most people’s’ instinct to belong to a tribe. In the past, the Native Americans lived in tribes and for the most part still do. It is said Jesus belonged to the tribe of Judah. Others go to churches, synagogues, temples, monasteries, and mosques. We have families and jobs so that could also be considered tribal.
So I started to ask myself what is a tribe. I really do not have one, other than family and friends. But, then as I was writing this, I started thinking about you. Is spirituality tribal? What does tribal mean? In the Biblical sense, which was the original one in English, the Latin word translates Greek phyle “race or tribe of men, body of men united by ties of blood and descent, a clan”. Tribal in Latin can be interpreted as Generalis which means general, universal, tribal. Isn’t humanity a tribe united by body, mind and spirit? In the Gospel of Thomas, Jesus said, “If they say to you, ‘Where have you come from?’ say to them, ‘We have come from the light, from the place where the light came into being by itself, established [itself], and appeared in their image.’ We are all part of Infinite Intelligence and we are spiritual, so perhaps we could call it the Tribe of One.
Consider humanity as a tribe formed long ago with the potential of over 7 billion potential members. Individually they have created their own reality by their thoughts, emotions and actions but collectively, have unknowingly created our world. The Tribe of One requirements would simply be you have to be awake. Everyone is included, regardless of race or beliefs. The initiation is to know your true-self, be of service to others while learning the ways of love and wisdom.
As member of the Tribe of One, I find it liberating to break away from the status quo and bring collaboration and community into the world with no dogmas or doctrines. Love is the divine power. The Tribe of One purpose to spread and share love, compassion, gratitude, appreciation and be of service to others. It is not about judging, condemning or controlling others by instilling negative beliefs such as “burning in hell” “sin and repentance” ; even if you don’t believe or belong to the same group, as I do.
Divine Universal Infinite Intelligence radiating pure energy of love is our source. Within each of us is that divine spark or light waiting to be awaken. The spiritual path is unique for each person. The Law of One is a wonderful guide that has very deep spiritual teachings and has been said to be one of the most important spiritual documents since Jesus. Each tribal member is responsible for their own initiation by whatever means they deem appropriate.
We have been given special gifts to discover and apply them in our world today. Our job is to positively raise the planet vibration by applying these seven steps in our daily lives.
1. Love Infinite Intelligence
2. Love yourself
3. Love others as you love yourself
4. Love mother earth and nature.
5. Be of Service to others in your own way.
6. Meditation/Contemplation and pray to further your understanding and connection to the Infinite Intelligence.
7. Realize we are co-creators, and we create our lives with our thoughts, emotions and actions.
Know yourself, accept yourself and realize we are all one tribe with Infinite Intelligence. Our Journey will be different paths, different understandings but the progression is one. Our job is simple, to be the light, to spread love and compassion wherever we go. This short video provides some amazing facts about the human body. Hope you enjoy and welcome to the Tribe of One.
As children of the Creator, we demand all negativity and chords be removed from our planet. We ask that our world be filled with abundant love, light and happiness. May our love flow like water, blessing all those that come within. May we remove old patterns that no longer serve us and all those that enter the light may truly see and receive blessings that are abundant for all. May all negative energies that are trying to bring us down be removed, and each thought, emotion and action allow the love and light to flow. May we ask the angels to guard and protect us, and to heal our bodies, mind and spirits, to feel the love and light, happiness and gratitude it deserves.
There is a movement shaking the ground we walk upon today. I’m not speaking of a movement for change, but a movement of change. This change is not positive nor is it conducive to a happy healthy world. We no longer reach out a hand to help but reach out a hand to hurt. Our words are no longer meant to comfort but meant to slash and belittle. Our hearts no longer hurt for those in pain or those who cannot help themselves; as they are too full of hatred and anger or indifference.
Yet in all this bleakness a light shines, the light of our children. An eight (8) year old boy who sees his friend unable to eat a hot lunch at school because he had no funds raises money to feed 3000 students hot meals daily at school. A thirteen (13) year old girl begins making fleece blankets to send to orphanages around the world after her brother, who served as a missionary, came home to tell his family stories of the children suffering; there are now children in ten (10) states participating in her program. A ten (10) year old girl who, after visiting her grandmother in a nursing home, starts a band that serenades the elderly to show them they have not been forgotten. Children around the world are paying it forward; making a difference in hopes of making a better world.
As parents we hold our children close, teaching and molding them into the adults of tomorrow; yet today we find we have as much to learn from them as they do from us. As adults we have become cold, callous and indifferent to our neighbors and our world. We close our doors at night locking ourselves in and the rest of the world out. Unfortunately, along with the locked doors we have locked our hearts as well.
It is time for a new movement, a movement of love, compassion, caring, and appreciation. A movement that brings a tear to our eyes again, that rattles our soul and envelopes our hearts with more happiness than we could ever imagine. The change our world needs begins with us.
To each of us I challenge to Pay It Forward, smile and hold the door open for a stranger, check on your elderly neighbor, reach the top shelf for someone at a grocery store, hold a child’s hand to comfort, pay for a meal for someone who otherwise would not eat, smile at strangers for no reason. Close your mind and live through your heart, be the person to others that you would find comfort in yourself.