Happy New Year! Yeah, I know, New Year’s Day was almost 6 weeks ago. So, I haven’t been writing much. That doesn’t mean I haven’t been keeping myself busy. They say nature abhors a vacuum, and even with a recent lull in my busy job, my day is still filled to capacity with one thing or another that needs to be done. And as with any busy activity, sometimes we need to stop and examine where we are and where we need to go.
Next Tuesday is Valentine’s Day. Like Christmas, and a few other occasions, it’s a perfect time for us to step off the treadmill and take a little time for ourselves and the people we love. I think that is why most of us look forward to holidays. It’s a time to regroup and relax, and just be.
A friend who facilitates a healing prayer group on Tuesday nights cancelled his class next week because of Valentine’s Day. He wants the members to spend time with their families and loved ones. What a beautiful gesture! We normally see cancellations because of bad weather or illness, but how often do you see an activity cancelled so you can do something uplifting for yourself? Yes, sending prayers for healing is important, but frankly, you can do that from anywhere, as long as your mind is in the right place. This group has a sense of togetherness, so no matter what is going on, at 7:00 pm Eastern time, every Tuesday, they are together, even if they are all sitting in completely different places! This Tuesday will be no different, except that they will be someplace special, sharing that healing energy of love with someone special.
There is a lesson in this. There really aren’t words to describe the action of giving up an act of love in order to express an even deeper act of love. It’s all love, and it’s all good, and it makes me happy to know that the people I know are in that kind of energy and consciousness! The love they will be sharing is what creates the healing they pray for in the first place, so the result may be even greater than if they had gathered as planned.
So this Tuesday, no matter where you are, or who you are with, remember the gift of love. Share it in an appropriate way with your friends, your family, your significant other, the people in your thoughts and the strangers on the street. We can’t always be where we want to be, but we’re always in the right place. And wherever that is, we have the ability to stop and share a moment of love, peace and healing and send it out to whomever and wherever it is needed.
Set your clocks, your appointment calendar, or your mind to pause for a moment at 7:00 pm on Valentine’s Day. Thank God for the blessings you have, and share that blessing, in your mind or in your actions, with your loved ones and with the world we live in. You will be amazed what this simple effort will accomplish.
Blessings of love….