An Ever-Present Reality
I was listening to This American Life on my walk this afternoon. The podcast was titled “No Coincidence, No Story!” and people were sharing stories of amazing coincidences from their lives. As I listened, I was reminded that there is something much bigger and greater here than what we can see, and I was comforted.
I know I am not the only one who has been unsettled by the events of the past week. I cannot recall ever feeling so anxious about America, not even after 9-11. And although I have always cared about political issues, this time it feels very different. And to me it’s scary.
I fluctuate between obsessing over the news and wanting to block it all out.
So my walk and the podcast gave me some comfort today. As often happens when I get quiet or go out in nature, I was reminded once again that we are not alone. I have had "coincidences" and synchronistic events in my own life that have made me aware that there is more going on around us than we know. I'm guessing many of you have as well (and I'd love to hear about them).
For now, I am trying to stay present to all that is happening, to feel the fear provoked by the news yet summon the courage to stay strong and do what I can to transform my own fearfulness with love, to balance what’s happening in the wider world with the reality of my day-to-day life, and to look for the signs and synchronicities of Divine presence for reassurance.
At the risk of sounding crazy, I believe we are surrounded by armies of angels and that we are swimming in an ocean of love. In fact, I know this to be true. (I've seen it with my own eyes.)