The holidays are a time for reflection. We reflect on things of the past. Memories of love ones that have passed on flashback in our minds. We reflect on the future and what lies ahead. I believe we need to call on as many angels as we can get to help us get through the grief and sadness of the last few weeks. We need angels of light to guide us and lift us up. Reflection and prayer or simple meditation helps us to fight the stress build up that all this tragedy that seems to envelope us brings.
Politics and religious beliefs aside, each of us has the responsibility to seek personal comfort so that we may function within the bigger society. It may sound selfish but it really is not. We need to feel joy, happiness and fulfillment in our lives. We need to get rid of the fear. Our lives must matter to ourselves first. We cannot spread happiness unless we are happy. Happiness lives within. But when tragedy strikes and we absorb pain we must learn to release that pain.
If you do not believe in angels then my proposition may not work for you. But if you believe in any kind of positive energy, then you must allow it to flow through you. I have taken the task of looking at people eyes. They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. What I have noticed is that many of us myself included look sad most of the time. Look around and you will see what I mean. We must win the battle against fear; we cannot let ourselves feel dominated by fear.
So what I propose is that each of us who believe in angels, call upon them and ask for light and guidance. There so many things within our galaxy, and our world that create goodness and healthy energy. We just need to watch and listen carefully and let goodness guide us.
Happy Calling on Angels!
We’re back! I spent the last two weeks in the company of my very own personal angels, namely my grandsons and new granddaughter. I felt like I was in heaven. Our empty nest was filled again; giggles, curious inquiries, typical terrible two-year old mischief, and the daily new cute things a five month old does to make you appreciate life made the last few weeks glorious.
I did not much time to blog but at night after a fun-filled day, I would retire with a book to catch up on my reading about angels. I came across this book at the bookstore where I took my grandkids for storytime activities. The book, The Crystal Children by Doreen Virtue provides some provocative insights about children. As a former educator and of course mother and grandmother I was fascinated by her definition of Crystal Children. I know that many times in my forty-two years of teaching I must have come across children that fit her descriptions. The book also filled me with hope for the future and for the survival of our beautiful planet.
Curiously, I had flashbacks of my own childhood. I am the only child of my parent’s marriage. They had been widowed and I had siblings sixteen to eighteen years older than me. So I grew up surrounded by older people. I played mostly with my cousins and with my nieces and nephews that were three to four years younger. The nephew I was closest with must have been a Crystal Child. He fits all the descriptors in the book. Unfortunately, he died tragically at the age of twenty-two so I will never know how far his intuitiveness would have taken him. As I think back, I could see him doing the things that “Crystal Children” do like comfort people in need and care so much about nature and animals. He had the deep sensitivity Ms. Virtue speaks about in Chapter four, “The Crystal Children are very much affected by the collective energy of the planet…Crystal Children are here as peace keepers and they tune in when someone is not at peace.” This describes my nephew. Although Ms. Virtue states that these Crystal Children are born after 1995, I believe that maybe there may have been a few around before that and perhaps they have evolved into a new generation.
The book may me reflect on many children that have crossed my paths as a classroom teacher and I hope that I was able to foment their creativeness and intuitiveness somehow. Crystal Children may be at times misunderstood or perceived as slow or may even have been diagnosed as autistic according to the book.
I like to keep an open mind about ideas like the one proposed in the book. I know that the many children that I had the privilege to teach were all unique and some gave me much food for thought and others taught me and helped me in many ways. Perhaps some of them were Crystal Children or simply unique individuals as I liked to call them but if there is a new generation of Crystal Children being born then we are in luck as a civilization.
Amidst all the events regarding the massacre in Charleston, South Carolina I chose these quotes which resonate in my mind. My prayers are with the victim’s families. I hope there they are surrounded with light and the guidance of God and their respective angels. As one of the family members decreed: “Love will win.” Peace to all.
“Deep peace of the running wave to you,
Deep peace of the flowing air to you,
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you,
Deep peace of the Son of peace to you.”
– Celtic Benediction
“We must accept finite disappointment
but we must never lose infinite hope.”
– Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.
“No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” – Nelson Mandela
* And Because I could not stick to just three, here are a few more:
“Prejudice is a burden that confuses the past, threatens the future and renders the present inaccessible.” -Maya Angelou
“Everything now, we must assume, is in our hands; we have no right to assume otherwise. If we do not falter in our duty now, we may be able, handful that we are, to end the racial nightmare, and achieve our country, and change the history of the world.” – James Baldwin