What matters…..

by Winter on January 27, 2016

One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul.

~Clarissa Pinkola Estes

My dreams give me many posts, almost daily, that never make it to this site.  Early in the wee dawn hours I frequently awaken with the entire post playing in my mind.  It is all there, neatly written and tidied up.  All I have to do is make my cup of tea, head to the computer, and “fill in the blanks.”

But I don’t. Instead, I make my tea, let the dogs out, let the dogs in, feed them, discuss the latest “topic” with Michael, and ultimately make my way to my car, workout and my “routine.” And whatever my routine is, it doesn’t include taking a moment to put down my dream time messages.

Yet, hiding behind my routine lies a knowing that I can’t cover up, or deny.  Deep in my bones I know the thoughts and words I dismiss are not mine, but those of a higher Source. I can choose to ignore them, but they will just resurface at another time, another place.  Ultimately, they will haunt me until I put them down where I can see and reflect on their meaning, eventually acting on what I am hearing.

The message I ignore isn’t how to save the world, although there was a time when I thought that was my role in life, to somehow “save the world.” The message is more of a gentle whisper suggesting that I reach out and mend what is within my reach.

Just when the world seems to be overwhelming, when I feel there is little I can do to make a difference, the whispers remind me of two of my favorite quotes:

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead

We know that it does not take everyone on Earth to bring justice and peace, but only a small, determined group who will not give up during the first, second, or hundredth gale. Clarissa Pinkola Estes

Allowing the light of our Soul to show up and tell the truth, without being attached to the outcome, gives others strength. It is an act of the greatest necessity.  And it is very, very scary.

(Picture courtesy of Speaking Truth to Power)

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Sally January 28, 2016 at 3:58 pm

This discussion reminds me of Stephen Vincent Benet’s short story “The Blood of the Martyrs.” I weep when I read it.

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Winter January 28, 2016 at 6:05 pm

I haven’t read it, but I will!

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Sally January 28, 2016 at 6:11 pm

I’ll send you the link to the e-book and an attachment with said ebook.

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