“Isn’t it strange that we [i.e., you] write articles about compassion, the Tsunami of Love, community of Lightworkers, supporting lightworkers who feel isolated, improving the way we communicate in the New World and YET, we can’t get enough time (maybe 2 mins!) to write some comforting words to a person (who is supposed to be a lightworker) who has had just been through a horrendous experience in his life and who might be finding it hard to go on!!!”
I do recognize that many people are going through very difficult times. In this case, the lightworker has been a victim of crime. Other people are needing to relocate (as you heard from Nora this morning). Some are skirting homelessness. Others have not been able to find jobs. Everyone is broke or nearly broke.
We here at the blog and the other teams (InLight Radio, Hope Chest, Golden Gaia discussion group) exist, as you know and as you have assisted us with, on a shoestring, as do so many others. So we’re both sharing the pain and working for the relief of the collective.
But we cannot work at such a fine-grained level as to see to or address all the particular situations that exist. In this case a crime has occurred and it’s very regrettable. But I’d be straying far from the job that’s been assigned me if I were to offer to play a role in that unfortunate circumstance. Or in the many unfortunate situations I hear of in the course of a day.
There are just too many and I’m one person. It just isn’t possible to operate at that level of granularity yet, even if that will change in many ways later.
I myself last week received the news that in the revamp of the site I could possibly lose the entire library of articles that I’ve written in the last five years (saved as “Pages”). (1) That was horrendous for me too. But I had to accept that and forge ahead.
Many really difficult demands are being made on all of us at this time. While I’m not implying that all circumstances are this type, in many, we’re being challenged on anything we may be holding onto that is old Third-Dimensional. (I know I am.)
That having been said, in the last analysis, it is my job to “write articles about compassion, the Tsunami of Love, community of Lightworkers, supporting lightworkers who feel isolated, improving the way we communicate in the New World.” That’s correct.
But it isn’t a wise use of my time to be answering as many emails as I do and trying to deal with as many personal situations as are out there at this time. To do so leads to burnout and compassion fatigue.
I write an article a day, rain or shine, But, with other duties such as team meetings, conference calls, liaising with people who are starting foundations, project groups, and meet-ups, working the wiki, editing other folk’s articles, recruiting and training, etc., I’ve passed the point where I can keep up with even the volume of email you send me, never mind the number of causes you wish me or the blog to support.
Speaking frankly, I’m on my last reserves of energy. My commitment is as it always has been, to write for the blog. It is not, in the last analysis, to be a good or even adequate correspondent.
So whether we’re talking about quantity or intensity, I have to retreat from what’s becoming an almost-impossible situation and retreat into more solitude, I’m afraid.
You could help me stay writing by removing me from all distribution lists and refraining from sending me video and article suggestions (send them instead to “Contact Us” please and they will resend to the appropriate editor). That would be very, very helpful and I’d very much appreciate it.
I can’t speak for the others on the Nova Earth Team, but I feel the need to become more highly-focused and mission-driven with each passing day. I can’t explain the draw. It’s just there.
(1) Because the plug-in that organizes them has become antiquated and has to be deleted.