Dare boldly

A blog by Louise Gallagher

What we cannot feel, we cannot heal


Art Journal Louise Gallagher

Art Journal
Louise Gallagher

A thought to carry you into the rest of the week comes from a piece my beautiful friend, Kerry Parsons, shared in a Facebook group we belong to.

‘What we cannot feel, we cannot heal’…is a powerful call in Laudato Si, Pope Francis’ encyclical on climate change…

“Our goal is not to amass information or to satisfy curiosity, but rather to become painfully aware, to dare to turn what is happening to the world into our own personal suffering and thus to discover what each of us can do about it.”

Choosing to allow our hearts to be broken open…drops us to our knees and there in the suffering love enters and, one more time, we rise. We, women empowered by the potency of love, together…do what must be done. (Kerry Parsons)

There is so much in this world that must be done to ease the suffering, end the misery, turn the tides of war and close the gates on hatred so we can open our hearts to love and love alone.

There is much to be done.

To do it, we must open our hearts and minds and allow in the truth of what we are doing to one another, to our planet, to our world. We must allow the truth of what we are doing to drop us to our knees, to break us wide open to one another so that our hearts connect and we become the love flowing all around us, joining us as one.

Connected, we rise. Connected we are strong. Connected we are One Love.


I am off to coach at Choices and  leave you with some music to start your day (and end your week) from a young man who made a difference my life, Jesse James Cameron formerly of Makeshift Innocence who supported the making of Stand by Me with the musicians and artists of the Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre and who shared his story so beautifully.




Author: Louise Gallagher

I believe in wonder. I believe we are all magnificent beings of divine beauty. I believe we can make a difference in this world, through every act, word, thought. I believe we create ripples with everything we do and say and want to inspire everyone to use their ripple to create a better world for everyone. I'm grateful you're here.

6 thoughts on “What we cannot feel, we cannot heal

  1. I love your heart, Louise!! Yes…connected we can do ANYTHING!!! ❤

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  2. Beautiful, Louise and I adore your art.

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