Good Day, God
Last night it felt as if You were saying OVERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD . . . in you, Margie. . . in you. And I have to say, God, that felt true! When I look around me — I judge. I project the demons in me — out on to others. Not saying, that there aren’t other folks with “demons”. We all have them. Just saying my job is to deal with MINE!
An example: Today, I called an airline to ask again for an email saying my 7/20 flight reservation had been canceled. Yesterday’s assurances had failed to materialize. So today — when I called to repeat my request for confirmation — the young lady instead canceled my 8/7 reservation. YIKES!!! I was TOTALLY UPSET. After many reassuring words, I settled down. As part of the security process the young lady learned that ART was my favorite subject and we talked “art” for a minute. At the end, I apologized for my behavior. And I heard myself say, sheepishly, that I guessed I had an “artistic temperament”.
What a very kind way to express it. Would that I would be that compassionate with everyone else!
FIRST STEP: Invest time in silence. I call it Centering Prayer. But there are many people of other faiths, including secular mystics, that embrace silence, stillness and openness. I try to begin and end my day . . . emptying myself and opening to Your Indwelling Spirit.
SECOND STEP: Push our local authorities to reduce the class size — especially in elementary schools. More teacher/student attention and care would be a big step toward a healthier community. Aim for half of what it is now! Today I pledge to write and call my local representatives. I have observed there is always money for what the folks in charge want.
THIRD STEP: Advocate for Regenerative Agriculture. Industrial farming is killing the microbes and earthworms in the soil. The earth cannot do its job of absorbing CO2 from the air! And it cannot absorb the water into our aquifers. So? Ask the companies that own most of the land to start a major conversion back into organic farming. Let’s ask our congress folks to write legislation that helps folks practicing regenerative agriculture. It only takes about 3 years for the creatures in the soil to bounce back. It can be done!
So, here is my little 3 step proposal for a Personal Reset. Please help me . . .