Let this be a reason to love.

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Last night, with a heavy heart, I sat and watched the news. Chris and I were glued to the tv. Perhaps you were too. I felt like I was watching something I never imagined I would see in my lifetime. As I say this, I am reminded that there have been many things over the past year that I never imagined I would see in my country, in my lifetime. We are in the midst of a great change. The soul of our country, the soul of our world, is in the midst of an evolution. We are part of that evolution; experiencing it on both personal and collective levels. 2021 is calling for creative change. As creative change happens within each of us it also unfolds collectively. The thing that moved me most last night was how after all of the chaos, when the vote count began again, the tone shifted. It felt like another layer of the illusion was shattered and with its shattering, our leaders were coming together . . . not because they all have the same ideas and beliefs and thoughts, but because some facet of a bigger picture was revealed through that experience . . . some aspect of it was unifying. What would it be like if we were able to stand confidently in our differences and unite in our humanity? This feels like a bit of a heady question at the moment . . . but it is truly one for the heart. As we look back on yesterday, we may all be feeling something different. The thing is, it is important to feel the feelings . . . all of them. Write them out. Take them to a ceremony. Get support from someone who is skilled in working with the energetics of trauma. Let them all of the feelings come to the surface so that they may be processed. It does not serve anyone if we continue to tuck away what we feel, unacknowledged, unhealed. This is what has brought us to this point. Unfelt, unhealed emotions and trauma create their own momentum . . . that is what we saw yesterday . . . an explosion of repressed emotions and pain. It's dark. It's ugly. It's scary. Yet through that explosion space is created for real healing . . . if we choose to rise. Do not let this become another reason to tighten your heart. Let this be a reason to expand your capacity to love. Let this be a reason to heal. Let this be a reason to love. with much love, Lori

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