All the healing communities that I’m involved with*, each in their own way, acknowledged this week the pain of the most recent national tragedy and how its impact feels, even at a distance.
For each, the message was not primarily of outrage or disgust, though that was expressed first. Through each ran the deeper current of shared awareness of our human need for connection and spiritual meaning. Clear in each too is their resolution.
We have a job to do.
It is healing our world.
We honor those who died, and those most affected.
We then turn to taking care of ourselves so we can care for others.
The world needs what we have to offer. People feel broken, stuck, like there’s no way out.
We’re not THE answer, but we can provide hope. Hope for moving, perhaps slowly and sideways at first, then gradually, resolutely onward.
So let’s get back to work.
*Somatic Experiencing groups, Visceral Manipulation study group, Claremont yoga community, my church, my coach, my professional association, and Feldenkrais in Houston
Photo credit: Ian Cook, SE Australia training, Melbourne.