Extra Hippyness Abounds This Sunday, You’ve Been Cautioned...

I’m feeling kind of tired today. Really tired, actually. I spend my time sort of navigating a lot emotions. My own and others, and not always by choice. It’s just sort of how I’m wired now. I try to fight it but often times it just has to run its course. Today I’m feeling heavy hearted for the mothers of police shooting victims. It’s just extra heavy on me today. I’ve been meeting more mothers of the victims these last few months and it’s just really unfathomable to me how they can stay very strong in the midst of it all; of all the grief that is left in the wake of these events. Then, another incident hits the community, a death, a sloppy investigation, no charges. It’s building like a tidal wave. The more and more the police aren’t held accountable in a real and transparent and justice serving manner, the higher the wave grows. And the force of the wave is lead by these women, these mothers, who will not let the death of their babies be for nothing. What a heavy thing to pull behind you all day every day. I think that’s the weight I’m feeling today. My hope for the coming months is that there is surge of support for communities of color targeted by police, but my fear is that it will get worse before it gets better. I hope I’m wrong. I met a friend named Angie at the Prince show last night, a fellow healer. She was there with her friend Jimmy and they sat at my table and we all laughed quite a bit all night. We sat there talking for a while and we had a lot to talk about, with the state of the country and world. Angie and I both agreed that if every able bodied person volunteered in some cause or another, the sheer support levels would give such a voice to these issues that there would be no alternative but to fix the oh so  many problems in our country. We talked about privilege and the blinders that come with it that you have to choose to take off so you can see reality, no matter how ugly that reality can seem. A lot of people get defensive at the idea of privilege. I can understand why, but it’s a real thing that exists in this country. It just is. Although I do think the immense income inequality growth that is happening will soon help wipe that out. The disappearing middle class has to go somewhere. The powers that be aren’t messing around anymore, and she and I talked about that, as well. We discussed being smaller parts of something way bigger and that's the key, to remember that fact everyday because it really takes you out of yourself and back into the flow of the universe. It lets you see the big picture and connect the dots. And I know it all sounds so hippytown to say all of that but YOLO, that’s how healers and empaths roll, yo. The thing about that show last night was that the focus was on love because Prince was all about that. The message is: love each other-we are all the same-stop being so damn angry at each other. And the idea that love is stronger than hate and I think a lot of people really mock that idea. I know they do, in fact. But it’s something I know to be true. I just friggin’ do in my gut. Love is powerful and in time, more people will see that truth as long as they make the effort to see it. If these mothers can make the immense effort it takes to face the days ahead without their children, and to fight for justice, then surely we can all try harder ourselves. I’m a pusher, I know. It’s also just how I’m made, but it comes from a good place, I promise you. Thanks for stopping by and reading. Here’s to a solid week ahead of heartfelt love for our fellow humans.