One of the gifts that comes through a sorrowful event like the earthquake and tsunami in Japan is that we feel one with the world. Our emotions don’t distinguish the nationality or religion of the people impacted. Especially now that we are continually connected via Internet and TV, we feel with our global hearts.
This is not easy. We are drawn into caring at such a huge scale. We hear, see, feel not just the challenges of our local neighborhood or town, but the trials of all the world’s people, animals and land. How can we cope with this global emotion and stay positive, responsive? How do we accept the depth of our feeling and also transform it into powerful help?
One strong means that many of us spontaneously move toward is group blessing. On March 11, when David and I heard about the devastating events, we created a short video to focus our own love on Japan and to invite others to join in. We were guided to includes images, words and sounds to help infuse each viewer with light-blessings that he or she could then direct to Japan through his or her own feeling. (click here to see the Blessing for Japan video)
In the eleven days since the events, 9,000 people have viewed the Blessings for Japan video. And many other such videos and positive media have been created and shared widely. This says to me that we awakening together to our global hearts. This is an evolutionary step in our human awareness. We are facing and embracing our profound interdependence with each other and the planet.
This kind of world crisis is also awakening the higher purpose of our social networks. We now have unparalled means of linking our blessings, which amplifies them exponentially.
Knowing I am part of a living network of blessors eases my grief. I feel that I am being constructive at an energetic level in helping those in need. Even in the midst of crisis, my heart expands. Gratitude fills my global heart. I am restored by the gesture of sending out love. Blessings flow in both directions.
May our love and resources continue to flow toward those in Japan, in solidarity with their urgent needs.