It’s been a really sad few days and I have been really shocked by what happened in Paris, I hope all friends and family are safe and well and send love to all affected. I was just there in May for the first time and really fell in love with the city, and many of the photos I post were taken there, including the one above (and yes I acknowledge, it’s not just about Paris but everywhere). I have shared before that I don’t actually watch TV or listen to the news, not because I’m in denial, but I feel it fuels this senseless violence, and the longer I spend away from it I don’t find I miss it one bit, and I don’t judge those that do- I’m not ruling out a comeback! 🙂 This is by no means a political or religious email, to me it becomes a matter of anger, judgment and fear, and the longer we let those emotions drive our behavior the longer this period will persist. I remember when I was about 19 years old reading a newspaper article, written about Nostradamus, a gifted French physician and prophet in the 1500s, who made and recorded over one thousand predictions during his lifetime, saying there was going to be a period of war and violence lasting 30 years, from 1999 and I remember being angry and thinking, those will be the main years for me to live and travel and I chose not to stop dreaming and doing anything because of that. He also said those that those remained in faith would see the new era of peace emerging.
Have you heard of Ho’oponopono? It’s an ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness and a way to take some collective responsibility, and change things at a different, deeper level.
Repeat: ‘I Love You, I’m Sorry, Please Forgive Me, Thank You’
(I have it written on a Post-it note next to my laptop) <3
As we know life is way too short, and I think it gives us even more responsibility to live an amazing life, make an impact, get our messages out and help others in a bigger way.
We are the change and the more love we put out there the better. Let go of the anger, fear and judgment of ourselves and others.
It’s so strange, as I start writing these emails; I never quite know what I’m going to say, I guess this needed to come out of me.
Lots of love,