We’re Still Here, We Haven’t Failed Yet

“Do The Work” print by Sarah Sun. Royal blue frame with sky blue background, black and white hand-pulled print with rectangle, sun, and text.
“Don’t waste energy trying to fit into anyone else’s vision of you.”
Screenshot from Facebook, 12/14/17 — “Last year at this time when that meme was going around to offer a one-word wish for 2017, I wished y’all abundance. Well, apparently that wasn’t specific enough because we got an abundance of nonsense but not the kind of abundance I was really wishing for you all to have. So, for 2018… I wish you/us Altruism. We are all in this together and have to figure out how to survive, so may we all have altruism in our own hearts and find it returned to us as well.”

“If we take responsibility for being involved in our own fate, if we participate, if we engage, if we speak out, if we work in our communities, if we volunteer, if we see the joy that comes from our service to others then all of the problems that we face are solvable despite all of the terrible news that you see.” (Barack Obama)

Me, sitting on my pretty carpet in my pretty pajamas and a sweater (cuz it’s cold as fuck!), meditating with a chunk of rose quartz in my hand.

Today as I prepare for 2018 I am meditating on bringing love into my life. I’m tired of being angry all the time, tired of answering to hate, tired of being disrespected. I’m also asking myself hard questions about who have I invested in out of anger, hate, and disrespect rather than investing in people and work out of love. I am recommitting to the love, and wishing to receive love as well — even if the only person who can offer me love is my own self. I am taking a message from my sibling who shared with me “I’m trying to learn how to turn away and refocus my energy into places, projects, and people that are really worth my investment.” I am going to continue my path, doing the work, helping to create a new future. I accept those who wish to journey that path with me, and I bid farewell to those who are forging their own paths and don’t want to walk with me for whatever reason.

“Thank you, Universe, for helping me see beyond the limits of fear. Thank you for expanding my perceptions so that I can see what is of the Highest Good.” — card from Gabrielle Bernstein’s inspiration deck “The Universe Has Your Back”

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