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I'm sure that many of you are waking up in the middle of the night (like I do) with a head full of thoughts that go something like: what's to become of this world? Will we ever get through this? I hope I don't get COVID? What if my husband gets it? What will become of me?

And in the daytime, we see footage on the news of people who have died; the despair of people losing their homes from the ravaging fires; the tired faces of our doctors and nurses., and the incompetency and callousness of our government.

And we wonder:

How are we going to survive and deal with the grief, the despondency, the pain, the anger, and the hopelessness of it all?

But, the truth is: we will survive because we are benevolently hardwired to overcome our despair and unhappiness. Our true nature is to move in the direction of light, hope, goodness, and the living. And as much as we are witnessing extreme hate and indifference right now we are also oddly capable of deep love, healing, and compassion.

Our universe is demanding much of us right now. Problems are begging to be solved. People want to be understood, free, and healed. And evil and indifference stand out more than ever.

Human evolution is moving at laser speed.

But more than ever, love is knocking on our door wanting to be let in, or more accurately, let out.

Tragedy will continue to do its job. It will nudge, provoke, bring us to our knees, and stretch us until we think we just can’t take anymore. But we will take it. Because that’s what we do. We are capable of doing hard things. That’s how we make meaning. We ARE love. And love is a powerful force.

I'm posting a video this week of one of my favorite people - Liz Gilbert. She talks about how this is the time to put everything we've learned throughout our life -- about spirituality, love, compassion, patience, and acceptance -- to the test. This is a perfect time, right now, to see if everything we've read or heard about our higher selves, actually works. Enjoy watching it! We're all in this together.



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