Friday, March 2, 2012

gratitude {march 2nd}

why yes, that is a picture of Stonehenge above the journal. thought I'd add a little extra inspiration into the mix!
I started off he day with my meditation and recording my dream, which was amazing because it just inspired me to make my actions reflect my words and work on being the change within my own community instead of turning a blind eye to the things that happen in my own backyard. It was a crazy intense dream about how we watch children being harmed in our own backyard and yet don't seem to see it. We always look at place like India or Mexico, or other, and see the travesties that are done there, feeling sorry for them, without ever seeming to notice the travesties that are happening right here at home.

For a long time I have wanted to volunteer in my community but have always struggled to know where to put my energies. And I still struggle with it because I'm not sure. But I'm setting myself a goal to find one place in my city, to go out and help. It could be in education, which is my field, but it doesn't have to be.

We talk often in paganism about how we are the servants of the divine, and yet, how many of us are out there, doing the work? I know that aside from what I'm paid to do, which is amazing and meaningful, I'm not necessarily getting out there and doing the work. So it's time. No more armchair activism over here! My goal by the end of the month, is to have made a choice and contacted an organization about volunteering.

Current ideas on my brain:

  • Working with children
  • Teaching ESL to immigrants
  • Soup kitchen
  • Teaching adults to read
  • Being open to what you have as suggestions!

So that's what's on my plate for now. What about you?


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