I woke up this morning realizing that this month there were 3 suicides in my circles. Not people I know personally, but I heard from people very close to me, including my daughter. A teen in my daughter’s college dormitory hung himself. Another teen, the stepson of my music teacher, and a woman, mother of a teen in my best friend’s community.
Part of me just can’t believe this. I feel broken and stunned when I hear this. What I can’t believe is that people right in front of us, surrounded by people, can be suffering so much and we don’t even realize it.
So, I’m going to keep this simple. There are lots of big things that need to happen, and that we can and need to do.
But this is about something easy, that we can each do every day.
As a healer and energy worker with a mission for peace and to end unnecessary suffering, I want to emphasize the power of our hearts and attention—the power of authentic connection, and a few minutes of our time and genuine respect for a fellow human.
I call this a secret energy transmission— whether its an interaction with someone suffering so deeply, or for more regular daily interactions —with a child, a neighbor, a coworker, a friend, a partner-–the way we interact with the people and world around us makes all the difference in the world.
We don’t need to know or even like the people. This is beyond personal feelings and preferences–it’s about cultivating deep respect in our hearts and simple connection with others, whatever their story is.
My message today is: don’t underestimate the power of kindness— respect, and a few minutes of your authentic attention.
If you think of it this way, it is a heart healing–the light and clarity of your heart, shines into the soul of another, and the soul wakes up, to the truth of what it is— infinite love and light, even if just for a second.
Do you think something so simple could postpone or eliminate some of the tragedies of our times— the suicides, school shootings, racial injustice?
I believe that it’s the foundation of peace, safety, personal fulfillment, and a healthy prosperous society.