WHAT ARE YOU FOR?
WHAT ARE YOU FOR? Such an interesting question. I came across it while listening to a Wild Woman Project video celebrating the Spring Solstice. With all the changes going on in the world today, particularly in the political realm, people are worried and want to know what they can do. The people at the Wild Women Project believe that once you identify what you are for, you can align it to the changes needed in the world and become more powerful.
THAT WHICH YOU FOCUS ON BECOMES STRONGER. This is a message I have learned in the 20 years I have been studying spirituality. I believe it to be true. If you focus on the negative, then that is what you will receive in your life. But if you focus your thoughts toward love, then that is what you will get in return. More begets more of the same. The message is to focus on love. “But how can little old me make a difference in the world by focusing on love?” you may be asking yourself.
THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO EXPRESS LOVE. I express my love by caring for the people in my life. Not only that, I am also interested in sharing what I learn about how women manage work and family, adjust to retirement, find new meaning in their lives when the children are gone, and work through change — whether it’s the loss of a loved one, or dealing to a health crisis.
Perhaps you’re interested in becoming more of an activist in the world. Earlier this year, my daughter walked in a woman’s parade to protest how women where/are being treated in the world. Many people today are taking up petitions to express their concern about the killing of elephants, or you might be interested in doing something about keeping your health care.
That’s not to say that you have to something big. There are many simple things you can do to make a difference in the world. Caring for an aging parent for example. Being kind to a child. Joining a choir to share beautiful music with the world. Studying spirituality. Teaching people to read. Welcoming an immigrant into the country. The list goes on and on.
THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE YET POWERFUL. I have been thinking a lot about what it is that I am for since I listened to the Wild Women Project video. I began to question whether writing about women’s lives was enough. Or caring for my children, and my mother, who was in a long-term care facility, as I tried to determine if I was indeed making a difference in the world. When I told my son about my dilemma, he came up with a very simple response that made everything fall into place. Being a history buff, he told me that John Adams, the second president of the United States, used to tell his children, “Do Good. Be Good. That is all you need do in this world.” And I thought, “Yes.” This is the perfect answer to a complex question. By trying to be good, as in being the best version of yourself, you can have a positive impact on everyone you come into contact with. And they, in turn, will learn from your example and pass it forward. Everyone wants to be treated fairly and with honor and dignity. What goes around, comes around. By doing good you will be of service to those in your sphere. Whether it is in a small way or in a large way, it doesn’t matter. By taking the time to do good and to be good, you have the ability to change the vibrational energy of the world causing those energy patterns to shift and change everything in its path. Think of it like this: if you have a pile of sticks and remove one from the bottom, the rest will shift. It’s as simple as that, and yet as powerful.
So what do you think? Is there something that is unique to you that you can do to create an energy shift in the world? When you figure it out why don’t you drop me a line and share your power with the rest of the world.