It’s time to commit and come together.
This post is a reminder of who we are and what we are doing in the world. As healthcare workers, light workers, energy healers and cultural practitioners, we are people of service.
First of all, I want to just thank you for reading my blog each week. The truth is, I need you and the world needs you. They need you to show up in the way that you’ve always shown up…in service.
The uncertainty in our world is producing a lot of fear. I’ve had more than one conversation about fitful sleep and sleepless nights .
Sometimes, it’s even hard to breathe.
You are not alone. We’re all in this together. The coronavirus isn’t just choosing by race, religion, geography or any of the ways that we usually separate ourselves. It is affecting everyone.
I want you to know that what I’m committing to, especially in this time that we’re together, is just clearing all of that away so I can just really show up for what’s needed right now.
Time to Commit
Commit to yourself. Commit to your community. Decide how you want to show up each and every day. Decide today.
Recently, I woke up to a message from a friend. It was a poem that moved me and now I want to share it with all of you:
History will remember when the world stopped
And the flights stayed on the ground
And the cars parked in the street
And the trains didn’t run.
History will remember when the school is closed
And the children stayed indoors
And the medical staff walk towards the fire
And they did not run.
History will remember when the people
Sang on their balconies in isolation,
But still very much together,
In courage and song.
History will remember when the people fought
For their old and their weak
And protected the vulnerable
By doing nothing at all.
History will remember when the virus left
And the houses opened
And the people came out
And hugged and kissed and started again
Kinder than before.
That’s what got me out of bed this morning. This poem inspired me to focus on what it was that needed to happen today. It prepared me for this time with you and all of the things that are ahead of me today.
You and I are a part of a movement. Every one of us has gifts and talents to share.
We all have a kuleana, responsibility, to be a torchlight for yourself, for your family, your community. This is the time to re-commit. It’s time to re-engage and stop hiding away.
Wake Up and Come Together
I will admit that I’ve had moments where I just wanted to stay in bed and pull the covers over my head. I’ve had that thought, “I hope when I wake up this is just going to be a dream.”
But it’s not. This is real and I just want you to know that we’re in this together.
There is nothing wrong with tears. They are just energy moving, and I’m here to be with all of you. I’m going to continue to show up week by week. I’m going to continue to connect with you all and show up as a leader.
I believe the message of this poem is true. We, the collective we, are going to show up kinder than before. People will need our support going forward and I want to be a part of that conversation. The exciting part is that we get to dream this new conversation into being.
I want to be part of the going forward conversation because if I just sit idle and do nothing right now, I’m going to go mad.
I need to continue to put my energies towards what is coming next and what is coming next is a brighter future. One with more kindness, less separation. Knowing we moved through and we made it by supporting one another.
I see a future where we look at each other and every person even strangers and say, “Yes, we got through this because we did it together.”
I cry because there is a hope in my heart and I want to send that to all of you. I trust that we’re going to continue to work on this in connection with one another. Mahalo for being here.
If you are committing as well, leave a message in the comments below. Tell me that you’re committed to show up in positivity with hope, with engagement and knowing that even through this time of isolation we are in this. Together.