Don't misunderstand - I love our world. It's filled with beauty and fantastic animals and [for the most part] wonderful people.
But life on Earth can be hard. That's why we chose to come here. And we chose to come here at this particular time to learn and to contribute.
But there's no getting around it - it's hard work and it's soul-draining at times.
And for those of us who are especially sensitive, it's just plain overwhelming.
But take heart. There is still beauty and love out there.
And it's our job to be it, offer it, and surround ourselves with it.
That's what I have been doing these last few days and I can already feel the difference.
I am making sure I meditate every day. The peace I find when I connect with Source can not be put into mere words. My soul feels recharged. I highly recommend it. Those 15 minutes or so of quiet contemplation whether in silence or during a guided meditation are priceless.
I am also learning to scroll faster on Facebook and not engage as much as I used to. Standing up for beliefs is wonderful and admirable but some days you just have to say "Oh, well" and scroll on. Peace of mind is worth it. We are not the Idiot Whisperers.
A news fast is also a good thing every now and then.
And I have found my newest bestest thing - YouTube on my TV.
I recently purchased a new smart TV for my living room. 55 inches of glorious color that I just realized I can play YouTube videos on.
Colorful fish, undulating plants, the sound of music or water crashing on the shore.
And what it does for my soul!
The world drifts away and I can pretend it doesn't exist. I can recharge.
My living room has become a haven for me. My dog and cats, a good book, the sound of water - what more could a weary soul ask for ?
I encourage you to find your own Heaven on Earth as well. We are here to make the world better but we also need space to make ourselves better. Balance is the answer.