I’ve been using my Thursday blog post as sort of a “what works for me” place. I have a long time home yoga practice, meditation practice, and prayer practice that I depend upon to keep my keel balanced. It’s been taking a whole lot of all three to keep me from pitching over the side and giving into the waves of despair and anger and fear.
Any long time reader knows I am passionate about creation care — environmental care. It is a major motivating factor in most of my decisions. And I am profoundly disturbed at the direction this past election has taken us. We’ve gone from the Paris Accords to a man who does not believe in climate change being in charge. We’ve gone from protecting our water (both in the Atlantic and Hawaii) to a man who wants to move the Keystone pipeline forward.
I am publically renewing my commitment to living with less, to living carefully, to living simply —
I am publically apologizing to my children and the children of the world for an older generation who seem not to care that we are leaving a desperately ill planet full of problems for them to sort out.
I am publically renewing my commitment to standing with Standing Rock in any way I can —
I am publically renewing my commitment to be a Jesus people surrounded by other Jesus People worshipping and working with the Episcopal Church as part of the Anglican Communion.
I am publically committing to providing love, protection, and as needed a safe haven for people of all colors, religions, gender identities, immigrant status, disabilities . . . If my country will no longer taken in the huddled masses then I will.
I am publically declaring that as an almost 50 year old white woman I will fight the hate with love. Because as has been said, Love trumps hate and we are stronger together.
**Apologies for the roughness. I decided to write and post without editing my thoughts or my words. The inner editor is strong in this one — as my daughter will attest, so this is step of faith as well**