What Is the Passion That Keeps You Alive?

This is a vote against the void: the yawning pit of utter nihilism and despair, the excruciating comfort of submerging in terror, uncertainty, grief and outrage at the headlines of the day; against allowing hope to be swept away in the tsunami of corruption, sadism, and malevolent destruction of the People and the Planet.

This is a vote for the possibility of facing, recognizing, and consciously deflecting the force(s) that would destroy us, choosing instead to live. Not once, but again and again, because the predator never stops following, inwardly or outwardly. And today, with the prowling danger of COVID-19 forcing us into fearful isolation, awaiting something as simple as our unconscious hand raised to our face, that choice is a moment-to-moment decision for every one of us.

Is it Divine protection – the inner voice of our Higher Self – the soul’s predilection for healing – the wise animal drive for survival – who knows? We make the choice for Life against the many faces of non-life: addiction, illness, abuse, oppression, aggression, eco-cide, genocide, and the many forms of fear and silencing, inwardly and outwardly. Whether in the stillness of our anguished minds or bodies or in the face of outward force, we say Enough, and do what is needed to choose life.

For the past year I have been feeling a growing call to gather these stories and share them as an affirmation: We are together in this struggle. The predatory force has many faces; so does the Light. We all need the challenge, affirmation and support of our choices to live.

I have offered a few of my stories here in past posts (The Divinity of the Speck, Taking Refuge, Phoenix Rising) and I invite you to share your stories with me for an evolving blog (and ultimately podcast). If this resonates with you, please email me at phila@soulpathsthejourney.org…..thank you!!

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