Happy Sunday, dear friends. I want to wish everyone who is celebrating Passover or Easter a blessed day with family and friends.
Over the years, as I transitioned out of traditional religion and into a more personal spiritual path, there was some internal conflict regarding specific religious holidays. While I enjoyed the family gathering aspect of the Easter holiday and the special rituals, like coloring eggs and hiding baskets, I was releasing the religious aspects through personal resonance choices.
This can often be difficult when friends and family do not understand or agree with our choices and try to influence us. Of course, in their minds they are doing it because they wish to help us and they love us and don’t want to see us making the wrong decisions. Many still see our choices as a direct rejection of their beliefs. They fail to see our choices as a celebration of divine free will which is available to all.
As the earth shifts and the energies rise, we will each come to a point where we take full responsibility for our decisions and choices and what others say will have no influence over us. We will stand in our own truth and own it fully.
We can let others, who might not be at the same point on the spiritual path as we are, know we love them and appreciate their beliefs but in order for us to be happy we need to make our own choices. We then become truly free and the pressure and stress of staying in a situation simply to please others at our own expense completely vanishes.
So, now I enjoy the essence of spring during Easter, and the many earth-based rituals that have become synonymous with the holiday. It is a fertile time, filed with creative energy and resurrection, chocolate and pretty flowers. I like it just fine like that, and it is wonderful that I get to decide what resonates with me!
What ever you choose in your life, I celebrate your right to choose it, and I send blessings to you in honor of your divine free will sovereign beingness!
Turning April Fool’s Day into the Best Day Ever!
April 1st is traditionally called April Fool’s Day in the US, and it is a day to honor the jokester in us all. Many pranks are played on friends and family and some are quite elaborate.
This year, a car company teamed up with the Jimmy Kimmel talk show to create the best day ever for a kind mom who adopted 7 special needs boys. They kept the fun spirit of the day but instead of laughter being the pay off, this lovely woman got a car that was big enough to transport all her kids.
What a beautiful way to pay it forward to a person who makes loving service the cornerstone of her life!
US court rules that Navy must protect sea mammals from sonar during war training.
In an ongoing legal battle between the US Navy and environmental and animal rights protection groups related to the use of active sonar in war games, cetaceans have just won a round.
Whales and dolphins are highly dependent on their ability to hear in the depths of the sea. They employ high frequency sonar to find mates, feed and navigate their migration routes. The concentrated active sonar technology employed by the Navy, which bounces sound off under water objects in order to create a map of underwater terrain, interferes with the ability of cetaceans to hear. In many cases it can cause severe injury and loss of life.
The US Navy hosts biannual training exercises with 22 other nations in a vast area of the Pacific Ocean. The National Wildlife and Fisheries Services approved the activities, even though data indicated that these events may harm millions of mammals. The Navy and the NWFS said there was no way around the issues, and imposing restrictions would hamper their ability to train.
Federal Judge Susan Oki Mollway rejected their arguments and indicated that they had not upheld the requirements of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. While the judge has yet to determine the penalties or required policy revisions in the case, this is a huge decision in favor of our blessed sea brethren.
The rights of animals to their own natural habitat, without the interference of human activity is a cornerstone of co-creating a cooperative earth that embraces us all, and I look forward to more supportive decisions like this one in the future.
Kindergarten children explain how breathing helps with anger.
A charter school in California teaches their young students all about mindfulness and relaxation. They were in the process of making a video about how to deal with anger and they asked their students to participate.
Their brilliant understanding and explanations are awe inspiring, and you can see how empowered they feel to have these tools in their skill set. I hope that these simple techniques are spread to other schools so that children and their parents are able to handle strong emotions in a more positive way.
Two dozen random acts of kindness to brighten your day!
Every little bit of kindness helps create a better world. Each act is like a coin dropped into a piggy banks. The coin itself may seem small and have little value, but when they are added together, they create a positive energy that is changing the world one smile and hug at a time.
We all have room for more acts of kindness in our lives. The truth is, many are creating this energy simply by being themselves and they do not realize what an effect they are having on the world.
Letting someone ahead of you in the grocery line, waiting for a pedestrian to cross the street safely, or holding the door open for someone are all acts of kindness. As we embody more love and radiate kindness out through our own actions, we model for others in a very powerful way.
We show them that it takes no time at all to be kind, and it invites them to be kinder in their own lives. This then becomes a powerful force for positive change that benefits all beings.
That’s the good news for today. Have a joyous day. Please join Gavin Harrill for the Golden Gaia News Roundup on Monday.
Be Well. Be Joy. Be Love!