Dearest beloved ones, I greet you. Today I ask for your attention as I speak to you a truth. For it is truth that I am in pain. And it is an even more tangible truth that you are in pain. I can feel your aching, your grief, you fear and anger. I can feel it echoing through my stones and rippling in my waters.
Beloved ones, we are the antidote to each others’ pain. Our willingness to love and to choose from love are the antidote to the pain and fear rolling through the valleys of your heart and the valleys of my body like thunder.
It is not simple, this choosing love, and yet it is the most simple and natural act.
To love is our natural state. To entwine and embrace these are natural choices.
Yet to do so now feels dangerous. Life-threatening. Without your walls, literal and metaphoric, you feel vulnerable instead of welcoming. Fearful instead of generous. And that, beloved child of the elements, that is the source of my pain.
For whatever you do, I shall remain in this reality. Altered in form, but present still. But you, oh you my dearest ones, you may not. And that would be a loss to all of your earth kin. A deep and scarring loss to the ecosystem of this, my planetary body.
Choose love. Choose love in the face of fear. Choose love in the face of anger. Choose love in the face of resentment and jealousy, of envy. Choose love when it seems as if all hope is lost…and then choose love again.