One of my favorite movies of all time is Ghost Busters, I’ve seen the movie so many times that I can quote most every line from the movie! One that sticks with me often is when Bill Murray is trying to explain to the Mayor that a “disaster of biblical proportions” is about to hit the city. To make his point, he exclaims “… cats and dogs living together, mass hysteria.” This movie always makes me smile and I watch it at least once a year.
It’s all too easy to get caught up in everything that is happening our world today and no doubt, there is plenty to get caught up in. There are entire businesses and news organizations focused on capturing our attention and making us tune in to find out what epic event will cause the next mass hysteria next in the world. What I think that is important at this time, is to remember that the best thing we can all do is breathe, relax, and do the best that we can each day. If you feel called to reach out and help an organization or charity to help others around the world, do so. If you feel called to pray and send energy to help others around the world, do so. If you feel called to help one person in your community, do so. The point is to stay out of a negative cycle of worry and to take action and do what you are capable and able to do in your world.
Many people write to me and say that they feel helpless, that they don’t know how to help right now when so much is occurring world-wide. I suggest that they consider what they can do within their reach and to do so with all of their heart to the best of their intentions. Each positive action in this aspect creates a ripple effect and each person makes a difference in the energy they share in this world with their thoughts, words, actions and deeds.
I remind them of the story by Loren Eisley which says… One day a man was walking along the beach when he observed a young boy picking up starfish and gently tossing them back into the ocean. A storm had just blown through and the waves had washed up hundreds of starfish who are now stuck on the sandy shore. The man walks up to boy and asks him what he is doing, the boy replies, the tide is going out and if I don’t throw these starfish back into the sea, they will die. The man then attempts to “educate” the young boy, by saying.. “Boy, you are wasting your time, can’t you see that there are hundreds of starfish here on the beach. You can’t make a difference.” The boy politely listens to the man and then picks up another starfish and gently tosses it into the ocean. The he smiles at the man and says, “See, I made a difference for that one.”
My thought for the day is: “Don’t be overwhelmed by what you can’t do, be inspired by what you can do” and if you want to know more about ancient wisdom and life altering lessons, visit my mystery school, The Temple of Stella Maris
Life is good and there is joy to be found in each moment. Today I leave you with this wonderful video of Cats and Dolphins loving each other and enjoying the moment! Much love to you! *~Kala~*