Women throwing her hands up in prayer in front of the rising sun and asking for courage

While many mourn the loss of lives, jobs, savings, trips of a lifetime and much awaited graduation ceremonies alongside beloved friends and companions, we must not lose sight of why we are  here in this life, in this plane: 

The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong

Laura Ingalls Wilder

How do we find courage during there trying times? 

We find it by acknowledging the quality of Mental Fortitude that every single one of us has because we inherited it collectively from our ancestors. All of us have the ability to be creative, resourceful, inventive and most importantly, courageous. We carry the genetic coding for courage and hope in everyone of our cells. We just have to be conscious of the power to access it. 

Some access that genetic imprint through Mindfulness. Others do it by connecting with The Creator, Higher Mind or Source. There are many ways to connect to Source. Meditation, Prayer and time spent in Nature come to mind. All three Bring a sense of peace and joy to the soul. 

Sometimes, specially when we are desperate and at a loss for words, our best prayers are the memorized prayers of our childhood, infused with the power and intention of the very many who have said them before us, over the centuries. Prayers of affirmation connect our Higher Selves with our subconscious by claiming the Good that The Creator is, and that is available to all of us. 

The highest form of Prayer is Gratitude; and Gratitude itself is the highest form of receivership: its emotional vibration is only second to that of Love. 

Let’s affirm our connection to a Higher Mind, claim our Good, call on our ancestral courage and give thanks for the lessons that will be learned.

To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness

Bertrand Russell

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