So what do we do?
FIRST: Tend to your awakened heart. It feels pretty beat up right now. Your heart needs to be re-filled with love, laughter, compassion, and kindness. Try any of these things –
Vent your feelings by dancing the pain out. Sing the pain out with your favorite fight song.
Go hug a tree. No, it’s not a ‘Hippy thang’. Trees take in CO2 and turn it into Oxygen for us. They are our sacred companions on this planet, making everything just a little bit better. They are more than willing to share.
Take a long soak in the tub with candles and mellow music.
Watch a half hour of kittens, puppies, and babies playing and laughing.
Consciously turn off your social media feeds for thirty minutes. I don’t mean just set it on the table for a bit. I mean say to yourself, “I am disconnecting right now so that I can refill my heart and be stronger when I return.” Then hit the off switch so the energetic connection is closed between you and the rest of the world.
SECOND: Once your heart doesn’t feel as bruised (tall order, I know), it’s time to make a plan. Taking action is vital to the health of your awakened heart. Decide how you are going to share your wisdom, share that you are WOKE? Here are some links to good organizations–
Volunteer for your communities at AmeriCorp: http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps
Support the LGBTQ community at Mazzoni Center: https://www.mazzonicenter.org/donate-now/volunteer-opportunities
Support To Write Love on Her Arms at: https://twloha.com/
Give up one to-go coffee a week and donate the money to:
Planned Parenthood https://www.plannedparenthood.org/
ACLU (has been around FOREVAH fighting for the rights of citizens) for their history go to: https://www.aclu.org/about/aclu-history to donate go to: https://action.aclu.org/donate-aclu?redirect=donate/join-renew-give
Worried about climate change? Go to:
Friends of the Earth http://www.foe.org/support-us
Next Gen Climate https://nextgenclimate.org/about-us/
And of course, Greenpeace: http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/
THIRD and most important, know that we have been here before in history. Humanity has faced tyrants, bullies, and economic disaster. America has faced slavery, racism, war, oppression of women, war against immigrants, you name it, we’ve done it. But the good news is, as Americans, as Humans, we are resilient, strong, and we ALWAYS move towards love and change for the good, the protection of the weak and vulnerable. Sometimes slower than you would want, but Humanity’s path (and America’s) is the manifestation of love and kindness. So go share your awakened heart.
We need you.