I love to write, inspiration hits me anytime, any place. Often my writing comes in a form of a 4am download of sorts that I often don't recall writing, then I am pleasantly surprised when I happen upon the piece. I wrote the following at the end of December, 2019, and just found it tucked away the other day. This time I wasn't just pleasantly surprised, I was awed.
What the Year Has Taught Me....by Tina Stanley
I have learned that people do their best when they have a common enemy, somewhere to direct their anger & righteousness. Without that common enemy we turn on turn each other.
I have learned that being considerate is a dying art form of humanity. People are losing sight of "other" and are too attached to their own experience to consider the needs of those around them. I have also learned that people are crazy resilient at a super power level. I have witnessed this in my own circle and on the global stage.
People are gutsy, brave, and face down their own fears.
I have learned that it can be really hard to hold onto magical thinking, there are days when reality seems too heavy and magic seems to wither on the vine. I have learned that the veil between good & evil is thin right now, almost as if we are being called to shed our own dark demons before ascending into the next phase of collective consciousness.
I have also learned that people can get trapped here, forgetting to release what is no longer theirs too carry, to move on. We can get mired in the illusions our demons wish us to see.
I have learned that the pain of loss does not go away, it just settles into a quiet corner of my mind. I have learned to relish the days my head is above water and take my deep breaths before life washes back over me.
And in all of this heavy, sometimes discouraging learning, realizing my rose coloured glasses may now have a different hue, I have learned that hope is an action word, faith is an action word, and above all, love is an action word.
And I know people are feeling the call.