September 23

Reflection

The only truths which serve as the operating systems of our souls are love, compassion, kindness, grace, empathy, acceptance. The darkness we face as the human race right now, is a result of our planet and our souls evolving out of fear, and into love. It’s hard to imagine that the world will return to operating the way we previously did. Love is the peace in the pain. Love is the light in the dark. It is something that has always been here — We’ve just never been awake to see the truths of our human experience. This is why we are all here. To return to each other. To return to ourselves. To return to love. A new world order can only come from the destruction of the old world. We are welcoming a new Earth, a new us. There is love and light which extends its hands of grace to you in every single moment. We have been blinded by the illusions which have constructed our society. As the world is revealing, these systems are dismantling. From the inside out. You are on the planet exactly as you are at this time to be a part of the greatest human evolution so far. An evolution of consciousness. Out of fear, into love. That is why we are here. We have two choices. To move forward into love, or fall backward into fear. We decide.
Adapted from Courtney Faye Brown

Prayer

This is my commandment that you love one another.
John 15:12

Action

Do you believe that we are undergoing a transformation of consciousness? Think of yourself. How have you changed or are changing? Is it toward love or fear? What will you decide?

Suggested Reading

A new commandment I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you also must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.
John 13:34-35

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
1 John 4:18 

The secret of Christian living is love. Only love fills the empty spaces caused by evil.
Pope Francis

Good people turn to love, courage and kindness in times of crisis, not hate, fear and cruelty.
Laurence Overmire

In times of crisis, people reach for meaning. Meaning is strength. Our survival may depend on our seeking and finding it.
Viktor Frankl

At some point, the coronavirus will pass… For years, we will be trying to rebuild the broken world. But perhaps the slower lifestyle in these months can help put the pieces back together. And perhaps a more contemplative, deliberate way of living can become permanent.
Alan Lightman

I know without a doubt that our country and world will survive this pandemic. And just like our broken family, this broken world will be way more beautiful.
Vicki Bunke

One way or another, many of us will emerge from this crisis with new ways of doing things — especially when it comes to consumption.
Lauren Thomas

At the epicenter of a storm, it is always calm. Find that center, your center. That’s where you will find strength.
Avis Viswanathan

Deep within every crisis is an opportunity for something beautiful.
Kate McGahanIn a time of crisis, the peoples of the world must rush to get to know each other.
Jose Marti

In times of crisis, we must all decide again and again whom we love.
Frank O’Hara

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