• AnonymousI know that we should focus on the good and light in this world, particularly when it comes to global conflict and human crises. But my heart still aches, and I've been unhappy for several months. There are countless people in unimaginable pain who I can't help, and I just feel totally useless - I don't know what to do. Do you have any words of advice or thoughts to share?
  • shaktilover

    Hi sweetheart. <3

    I understand, love. The world goes through waves of different kinds of energy - and we are all connected and experience at some level those fluctuations whether we are aware of it or not. We can take it all in and identify with it, or we can step back, witness it, and have the energy and discernment to know how and what we might be able to do to help, and where our personal ‘responsibility’ lies.

    We can worry, focus on, and turn over in our minds the things that are wrong, or we can educate ourselves enough to know what’s going on, and impact the world in the ways we can by spreading light and helpful information so that others become aware. We will not have anything to give if we are drowning because we think we are responsible for fixing it all. When you feel that way, offer love and light and then move on with your immediate surroundings and the needs of those around you, including yourself. Meditate every day. Practice mindfulness and you will spread Light.

    Please read this for more of my thoughts, my beautiful-hearted friend:

    http://shaktilover.tumblr.com/post/84171655874/people-often-say-that-life-and-this-world-is-beautiful

    Let’s all take a minute now and send Light to those areas of the world that are on our minds and in our hearts… Love spreads far and your intentions to offer good energy yield real results…

    Sending you love, from my heart to yours. <3

    Namaste, beautiful spirit.

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