Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Reach Out

"If we are wondering whether we have enough jobs to go around, perhaps the reason there is a scarcity is because there is such a withdrawal from doing what you should do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Everything is wrapped up in "me" and "mine" and possession, and what you have are people and worlds in need."

Kenneth G. Mills,
The Key: Identity, Freedom is Found pg.222

Remember that every gesture has an effect; what you think is a small, unimportant way to help someone could be a huge, uplifting show of support that someone needed that day. This time of struggle for so many is a time for all of us to open our hearts and share what we can. We all know the big things: food, shelter, money, but everything counts: hugs, smiles, words of encouragement and new ideas are especially welcomed.

I went to a wonderful presentation at Greenwich Library last evening, given by Kathy Caprino, carreer and life coach [ ]. It offered the women who attended new ways of looking at our current position of being caught in this economic vortex and suddenly finding everthing we've worked for and saved disappearing with no relief in sight. Every woman's story was different yet the same in the final analysis, with huge changes seemingly thrust upon us out of the blue.

That's really a key point: out of the Blue -- I believe the Universe signals our need to grow when we've become too comfortable or are afraid to move toward our secret dream jobs by forcing us out of the situation holding us in mental-bondage. OR we think we're in our dream job, but our soul has a different plan for this life and we're not seeing it, so, suddenly we're outside and asking ourselves, "if not this, then what?" That's good. It's scary, it's difficult, but if we choose to grow, to reach in for the answers, our prayers will be answered.

Winds may blow in the darkness

And make our light seem small,

But together we shine in knowing

The Light within us is All.

- Olenka /(C) Alexandra Philippas

1 comment:

Kathy Caprino said...

Thanks so much for your kind words about our seminar last night! I agree completely with you that the Universe conspires to deliver to us opportunities that will help us expand, embolden, connect, appreciate, and learn - all so that we can be more of what we came here to be. Embracing change, even the toughest kind, can be a gift and lead to great blessings. Thanks so much for sharing!