It may appear that I'm just getting rid of excess stuff, but there's more to it than that. Decluttering can be a profoundly spiritual act. I am letting go of that which no longer serves me.
The little sparrow reminds us to embrace our common nobility, pull together, and not lose hope that We the People will triumph.
"Make everything you do a prayer." I don't know if I heard that somewhere, or if it came from within, but I love it. Prayer, for me, is simply a spiritual communion with the Divine.
What is Wisdom? To be wise is to have the power of discerning and judging properly what is true and right. To me this is the essence of the spiritual journey - developing and exercising the power of discernment.
This image brings to mind John Lennon's Imagine and the idea of daring to dream of the world we want to create. What if we take it a step further? What if we dare to create the world we dream of?
I have been thinking about the word "triggered" that is bandied about so much these days. It has become somewhat of a loaded word, but all it means is that something has touched a nerve.
Is what I have to say helping the situation - ie, offering light to guide me and others - or am I spewing more debris into the storm that only contributes to the damage it can do?
Not only are thoughts and prayers powerful in their own right, they strenghten our actions. They may not be sufficient, but they are necessary.
We all need to shed our fear of what people will think. We cannot be afraid to be who we are and to speak our truth.
I am Just One Voice, but I am one of many. Together I believe we can change the world.