I met Sheryl Hinds at dinner one night when I was going to the Deva Premal/Miten concert. We connected through the brilliance of our mutual friend Judy Atkinson and recognized kindred spirits in eachother.
And then, Sheryl created the Chroning Ceremony which I wrote about a few weeks ago. What a gift she is to the world.
Today, Sheryl shares her gifts with us here as the Sunday Guest Blogger. Thank you Sheryl. Your light illuminates beauty all around.
Seeing Through The Eyes of Peace
Now, as I look out at the world and see what is happening all around us, I have come to realize that war is indeed upon us. However, it is not “out there”. Our enemy is judgement and entitlement. The face of terrorism is within.
There is terrorism closer to home. On the Internet and Facebook. In our schools. Family violence and abuse. Children are taking their lives due to bullying and hopelessness. And the “gloomers and doomers” would have us believe the end of the world is near.
But hope is near instead. The enlightened ones join the rising number of voices calling for justice and our prayers to be answered, in peace.
As hopeless as it may look and feel sometimes, as we are overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of victims, we must see through the eyes of peace more now than ever. We must rise above fear, hang on to faith and believe in a good and just world. We cannot lose sight of all the beauty there is all around us, and most importantly, within us. We cannot give up on any one of us, anywhere, as a lost cause.
The only weapon we have that is freely at our disposal, is love. It is the greatest weapon of all! We must be brave enough to look beyond terrorism and focus on the victims finding the love within. The more we focus on love, the more love there is. Literally. The effects of love are palpable, synchronistic and exponential, nothing short of miraculous. It’s working! People, the world over, loving themselves enough to stand up for themselves, their loved ones, their community and their country. It’s spreading like a healing virus and it’s gone global!
Let’s choose to wear the hat of peace, and those rose coloured glasses of love. It shapes us powerfully, profoundly. It all begins with us.
To find out more about Sheryl and her amazing work, please visit her website: www.sherylmhinds.ca — her contact info is there as well.