I’ve been getting messages recently with the same sentiment that starts off something like this:
“I don’t pray much” or “I’ve never prayed ever, but…”
It’s a signal to me that with our new physical isolation, social-distancing reality, people are reaching for some glimmer of hope, faith — something that will get them to the next moment.
The truth is, we can’t go anywhere. We can’t fly to another country to escape this dark COVID-19 cloud that is covering the whole world.
More than 25 years ago, when I was helping caregive for my father who was battling stomach cancer in Sacramento, I escaped for the weekend to San Francisco for some solace.
Five years later, after losing four family members in about a year’s time, I left Sacramento to live on a friend’s sofa in Los Angeles to get away from the pain. I hibernated in L.A. for eight months in grief.
But where do I or we go now?
In times of despair, I also went inward. That is the only place we can go during this coronavirus pandemic.
There are two things that take me to this peaceful place inside: my breath and prayer.
To all the people who wonder about prayer, I invite you to listen to one of the most powerful stories I’ve ever heard. It will leave you in awe and wonderment. I heard it from Caroline Myss, a medical intuitive, who said it changed her life. It’s changed my life and I hope it will change yours, too:
1. Send positive thoughts to people who you know are suffering
2. Think positive thoughts when negative thoughts arise
Praying for you.
May the white light shine brighter on you during these dark times. The clouds will lift and the sunshine will bring grace again.
Bless you and yours,