a few days ago i mentioned on here that i was spending some time in the evenings setting my intention and sending white healing light and energy to the people of haiti. it felt like a way that i could help out given the magnitude of what is happening there right now.
i had mentioned to victory that when i read about haiti or looked at the photographs coming out of haiti it made all the hairs on my body stand on end. this is not my typical reaction to something – even something as massive and upsetting as this. i took notice of this reaction and i stayed open to the idea that it had some personal meaning for me.
i decided to take a moment during my last healing light time praying for direction on ways that i could be of better use. some sign of what kind of work i could be doing to help. should i be finding a way to raise money to donate to red cross instead of sitting in a dark room sending white light?
the next morning i was one of many many people who received an email from some shamans who lead a circle that meets near where i live. i have not attended their circle since before the bean was born but i am still on their contact list which i am so grateful for. these shamans wrote about ways they were responding to the situation in haiti and also included the text of a message written on behalf of the society for shamanic practitioners on responding to the crisis in haiti. i was deeply touched by the messages and i felt immediately that my prayers for guidance had been answered.
last night i sat in the darkness rocking the pea to sleep. (i have found the rhythmic motion of the rocking works for me as a nice way to journey without drumming.) i set my intention to join in the work of all the other people using shamanic healing traditions to help heal haiti, the haitian people, the land, the spirits. the experience was amazing and much different from how i had been feeling working alone. the journey was long and detailed and several times during it i was reminded by my guides to touch in to the energy of all the other healers who were sitting in the circle with the intention of healing haiti – to keep myself grounded and to keep from being overwhelmed. the immediate shift was astounding.
when i had finished the journey i sat and wrote the whole thing out so that i could share it and i have toyed with putting that up here but it feels too long and detailed for a blog post. i will say that the power of being a part of a group blew me away. also, if you feel like you want to help but you are not sure how please ask the universe to direct you, or some trusted real life teachers or wise people you know.
in the last days i have gone in and out of feeling over whelmed by the crisis in haiti, feeling disconnected from having the ability to help in any way, and so on. i am not going to try to reflect here on what the experience must be like for people who are there living through this. i will say how sad it makes me when i get the sense that the rest of the world is feeling so lost and overwhelmed and that is the energy that is growing and growing in haiti’s name.
at the top of the message that i linked to earlier there are links to thank you’s and responses to the call to work. one responder summed up what i am trying to get at here so beautifully i will quote her:
For the aid workers who are physically there trying to help, there is no way to escape the devastation of what has happened. But as light workers and dreamers, when we focus on the suffering, we feed the vision of a Haiti that continues to be devastated, poor, hungry, uneducated and unstable. Instead, we can use oru powers of imagination and visualization to feed the dream of a new Haiti, one of where everyone has a home, food, jobs, healthcare, education and hope for the future.
along with whatever form of aid feels right for you, may you all find some time each day to be dreamers who help to bring into being a healed and balanced haiti. and if you are someone who journeys please join in the circles that are working with focused intention to use the gifts, skills, and learning we have to help in the many ways that we can.
may you walk in beauty.