What is giving you life right now?

In times like these, it can help to think about what helps us stay present? What fills us up? What connects you to your wisdom? What grounds you in your truth?

What gives you life? What lights you up? What makes you feel alive?

Music is giving us life.

Community is giving us life.

Palo Santo is giving us life.

Intersectional feminism gives us life.

Showing up raw and true is giving us life.

What gives you life?

Moments of stillness give us life.

Attuning to the breath gives us life.

Dancing gives us life.

Touching gives us life.

Generosity gives us life.

What gives you life?

This Beyoncé performance is giving us life right now.

These women are giving us life right now.

Marching is solidarity with millions around the world today is giving us life right now.

What gives you life?

Find out.

Move towards these things.

Have them on repeat.

Make sure to nourish your light because this revolution needs you. You need you too.

In her essay “We were made for these times”, Clarissa Pinkola Estes writes:

One of the most calming and powerful actions you can do to intervene in a stormy world is to stand up and show your soul. Soul on deck shines like gold in dark times. The light of the soul throws sparks, can send up flares, builds signal fires, causes proper matters to catch fire. To display the lantern of soul in shadowy times like these – to be fierce and to show mercy toward others; both are acts of immense bravery and greatest necessity.

Struggling souls catch light from other souls who are fully lit and willing to show it. If you would help to calm the tumult, this is one of the strongest things you can do.

There will always be times when you feel discouraged. I too have felt despair many times in my life, but I do not keep a chair for it. I will not entertain it. It is not allowed to eat from my plate.

The reason is this: In my uttermost bones I know something, as do you. It is that there can be no despair when you remember why you came to Earth, who you serve, and who sent you here. The good words we say and the good deeds we do are not ours. They are the words and deeds of the One who brought us here. In that spirit, I hope you will write this on your wall: When a great ship is in harbor and moored, it is safe, there can be no doubt. But that is not what great ships are built for.

May our bright lights move forward together…

In solidarity-


1 Comment

  1. Marcia on March 6, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Thank you. This is my favorite thing that I read on social media in a long time.