Thursday, February 17, 2011

Daily Practice

I should post more tonight, but there are a handful of my best friends putting themselves on the line for collective bargaining, the American middle class, and the right to peacefully assemble, tonight, in Wisconsin. And I have been sending energy and reiki to them, in gratitude for what they are doing to make my G/Son's world a better world.

I came home and sat down at my altar and noticed how the floor beside my altar has become polished with my regular sitting down. And I laughed and thought, "Well, one can hope that my soul has gotten a bit of polish over the years, as well."

There is something so cynically evil/evilly cynical about first giving big tax breaks to those of us in the upper 2% and then declaring that "there's no more money" to pay basic benefits to those who keep our traffic moving, educate the next generation, put out fires, investigate child abuse, inspect our food, etc., that it's almost difficult for me to wrap my mind around it. I don't want to live in that world. I don't want my G/Son to have to live in that world.

Will you sit down tonight for those who are standing up for all of us in Wisconsin? Polish the space beside your altar. Polish your own soul.

Meditation is like showing up for demonstrations. We can always think of reasons not to. Or, we can just show up for the practice, for our own lives, in our own times, in the places that call to us. I'm sending my energy to Wisconsin.

You come, too.

Picture found here.


Kathy said...

Everyone kept stopping at the news story on CNN in McDonald's this afternoon and I heard at least 4 different groups of people talking about it in the store. And on a message board, I've heard from others in the state who have gone to the protest and have testified before the legislature. I was unable to attend, but I've had candles burning and have sent positive energy their way. Thanks so much for all you've done. I'm not in a union, nor have I ever been, but I've reaped the benefits because they're out there.

Makarios said...

I would really like to see the teahadists, randroids, and "libertarians" (most of whom probably vote GOP every time) spend about a month in Somalia. It should be an absolute paradise for those who believe in small government. Might open their eyes.

Kid Cutbank said...

Thanks from Wisconsin :)

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