20151228_182013103_iOSSpeaking with a seminary student today I was inspired for this week’s stretch. We spoke about the fear and violence in the world; the disparity of the “haves” and “have nots” in our country; and the turbulent political scenario playing out before us on the news each day. We spoke about the feeling of helplessness and hopelessness these events and situations present. And as we spoke I was reminded of Ghandi’s admonishment to “be the change you want to see in the world”.

When we discuss the feelings of helplessness and hopelessness in our Common Ground community Bob and I invite our members to do what they can do and sometimes the only thing we can do is envision something better. Our thoughts are part of the collective consciousness and it takes patience for the collective consciousness to reach cosmic mass to the point of influencing change. We can be part of making positive change when we project our vision for something better out into the flow of Universal Consciousness.

YOUR STRETCH: Take time this week to envision peace, equanimity, reason, freedom, beauty, kindness and love in our world. If the news of the day causes you distress, take a breath and allow a sense of warm peace to wash over you and emanate from you knowing that your effort is sending positive energy into the flow of collective consciousness.

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