I feel like I have been reading about so many tragedies on blogs in the past little bit, so many losses and deaths. This is a time when within my own family we are facing plenty of struggles of our own...cancer, fertility issues, custody difficulties, rheumatoid arthritis, unhealed hurt feelings....
I find myself asking, what do I have faith in in the midst of uncertain times? What guides me through my troubles? I have swung the pendulum in my ideas about faith from believing that if I have enough faith, healing will occur exactly as I want it to.....to hoping and praying that if I have enough faith I can trust that I will be ok, and even joyous, whatever the circumstances.
Whatever the circumstances...I believe that mortality, this sojourn here from birth to death, will always have thorns and thistles...things that crop up all their own, simply because we are on this planet. Yet, I also believe that we somehow knew this before coming here, knew it would be part of the experience and agreed to it wholeheartedly because this existence is about becoming, and it is these struggles that will most help us become more compassionate, more humble, more grateful, more aware of what matters most, more connected to the divine.
I believe that there IS access to divinity in our lives if we seek it.
In a recent yoga class, the focus was on grace and continuing to open our hearts to the heavens. That is my prayer today....that if I lift my heart to heaven, it will be held by grace. Please, today, lift your own heart and say a prayer for grace, grace for those you love, for yourself, for those you are grateful for, for those you know who are struggling and perhaps for me and my family. May all of us (including you!) be blessed.