"What can one person so?"
That's the lament of those of us who care about the world and want to help. Well, regardless of what else you do, here's the simplest contribution any of us can make: breathe Love.
I just returned from a solo vision quest on Mount Shasta where I wrote feverishly for the LoveCasting manuscript. It was fascinating to review a 2,000 word download and witness how everything I wrote led up to one powerful revelation in the last 100 words. I can probably edit out the rest!
As some of you know from reading my Activations, I use the word Love to describe the all intelligent Source Energy of the universe and I capitalize it to distinguish between love, usually associated with relationships and romance. I detail Love as two qualities, gratitude and appreciation. Gratitude for what we are receiving - the gift of life - and appreciation for what we are giving - blessing the world with our thoughts, words, feelings, and actions.
I've often associated these two qualities with breathing, breathing in with gratitude and breathing out with appreciation. It never struck me to make this a practice. I tried it out one sunny day, perched in my camp recliner gazing at the majesty of Shasta, rising to 14,000 feet directly in front of me.
I experimented. I focused the attitude of gratitude and then breathed in, I paused and shifted to appreciation, then exhaled, paused to shift back to gratitude and inhaled again... on and on for a few minutes.
It was astounding!
It took quite a few runs but once I got the hang of it the practice was easy. I kept experimenting, feeling more and more other-worldly... I was living in Love! Flowing in, flowing out. I've continued to practice breathing Love and I'm recommending that you give it a try. It sure is a state shifter! I mean, try complaining about a corrupt politician while you're doing this!!!
I'm in no way suggesting that we should now just do this and forget about speaking truth to power, working with new technologies, supporting each others fine projects, being kind to each other, etc. The list of what we can do is endless. But, meanwhile, we're all breathing. And we can learn how to breathe Love.
I'd love to hear about your experiences experimenting with this... you can write into the comment section below. Personally, I'm finding that it is creating a new state of being for me, that I am soaring above the problems that used to drag me down. Let me know what happens for you!
And please remember to set your phone for noon and pause every day to bless your world. Add in a few moments of LoveCasting too, thinking about a few friends and sending them your healing energy.