Although social media has made it quite easy to share your adventures, you can still embrace the classic charm and warmth of sharing your whereabouts by postcard.
Shine Your Light Earlier this week, I wrote the text below to a friend who has been experiencing some scary situations with male clients she works with as an addiction counselor. She felt scared and alone. After the mail bombs, the grocery-store shootings of two black people by a white supremacist, and the synagogue massacre—all this week—I felt I should share it here, slightly modified.
We want to be women as we value womanhood, femininity and the divine inside us. We want to be sexual beings as we are and express our gender in ways that help us feel fully seen.
We want to explore spirituality, connection, religion, enlightenment, and wisdom from our ancestors and to learn from others across the world and to delve within our souls rather than passively receiving any traditions that denigrate us. We give ourselves permission rather than seeking it from others.
We are learning to speak unashamedly in our languages, accents and dialects that share with others who we are and where our people come from. We pare down consumption in favor of creation and connection.
We protect the water and the earth in the face of threats. We flee violence and persecution even when it means where we arrive may not welcome us, to protect our children and our futures.
We declare ownership of our physical selves and demand accountability for those who have trespassed.
We seek to know ourselves and be seen and valued by others for all that we are, truly. None of this happens easily in a world that still does not fully value each of us as beautiful, sacred and unique beings.
They recognize—though sometimes not even consciously—that they have benefitted unfairly from the old system and that things are changing. And they respond with fear, numbing, and sometimes rage and threats and outbursts and violence.
Those who carry the light so clearly and fully—as my friend does—are targeted by the fearful. The fearful see that those who are tending their light have something that their soul deeply needs and they are angry about their perceived lack.
But not knowing their own light, in their ignorance they seek to extinguish others so we are all in the dark together. So they threaten and violate and rage and destroy.
These behaviors are all symptoms of the larger structures in which live being on shaky ground. We have to be strong for ourselves and for one another.
And perhaps you may choose to take your light to a place where it can shine brightly in safety for a long while or just a bit and that is absolutely a valid choice. But I hope it helps to see yourself as not alone in this, but rather as part of a beautiful transformation that we are making—and that we must make—to move TOWARD a future that reflects our full potential to live in love and light and connection as a species of animals among all the other beings seen and unseen.DESCRIPTION Write & Improve is a free service from Cambridge English for learners to practise their written English.
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At a loss for words? Let these examples guide you on what to write in a sympathy card. Your words of condolence may be just the light that person needs. "Boring Postcards USA" is a great and amusing collection of incredibly boring postcards of kitschy Americana.
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