As we enter the new year, all kinds of strange things seem to be going on around us. Our political system is in severe dysfunction. The environment is threatened. Relationships are shaky. The digital revolution is shaking up all kinds of things that use to seem stable and dependable. How does a conscious person deal with such weird events and changes?
A spiritual teacher once told me that during every generation a handful of pure souls come into the world as pillars of light to keep the world connected to pure positive energy. They bring upliftment to the masses and relieve humanity of suffering. Ram Dass, who merged back into the infinite on December 22, was one of these.
As we plunge into the holiday season, many of us will be spending intensive time with our relatives.
When Dee and I moved into our home in a rural area last year, a neighbor asked if she could place her flock of sheep in our pasture. Sure, we told her. We have since grown to love the sheep as gentle, peaceful creatures.
My coaching client Deb has been taking several medications, including an anti-depressant. “The problem is, for every issue the medications alleviate, they create two other problems, some of which are rather nasty,” she explained.