Radiating Love and Kindness

my quiet voice says. i think awareness is what’s being asked for right here, right now.

everyday rod and i speak together, trying to understand what is essential for our and everyone’s well being.  we read, we research, and we observe.   every day we make new decisions.

in my experience, i find it interesting to hear what people are saying to one another during this time of a world pandemic.  how everyone is treating everyone else, the tone of the voice and the way one communicates. i think we can learn a lot about ourselves and each other in these times by what we bring to the table.  are we calm or are we fueling the fire? so many questions.

there are two things, however, that i recognize are very important to me.

one is, no matter what “shuts down,” we will never lose our individual humanity.

and two, we are all free to make decisions on behalf of our own well being, keeping informed about the situation, participating in the world choreography of care; alongside of eating well, walking daily, greeting the sunshine, staying in touch with family, friends and the whole world of humanity.

i experience, participating consciously and kindly, out of one’s self, in whatever situation arises, is essential for everyone’s well being.

when i share these thoughts, rest assured they are not poems or sentimentality. they are not directives or judgments or telling anyone else what to do, they are my own lines of inquiry, my own striving, my own humble understandings, i wish to share with my friends, to hear how everyone else is thinking and feeling, to hear how others are coping with this accelerated overwhelm, that we have the opportunity to observe and regulate one moment at a time.

i am choosing to go inward right now finding kindness and calm as this crisis sweeps through the world; because it is interesting to quietly observe.  one thing i have noticed is no matter what situation arises, people will respond out of who they are.

it’s interesting to take the time to separate the crisis, from true and untrue facts, from individual reactions which are all over the map, so to speak, from opinions and worry, and just sit with it.

i would love to see the world go quiet in a place of mindful awareness.  I would love to experience everyone taking 10-15 minutes a day to meditate mindfully in order to become aware of what each of us is thinking or feeling and communicating; and release all of it, so a calm awareness and inner capacity can guide one’s steps through the day with steadiness and ease. why? to calm the frenzy and be aware of when to help, when to go inside, when to reach out, and when to be silent together.  Keeping it all a living process.

i imagine, also, that this time in history is an opportunity, for each us to experience, any aspect of this crisis, in new ways.

for me, i can’t feed fear, frenzy and fanaticism.
but what i can do is hold open the space for healing and love towards all who are sick and suffering, wishing them and all of us, the very best.  hoping this sweep of illness and uncertainty across the Earth, clears away the dark clouds of control, greed, anger, war language, and forgetfulness,  so the sun can shine upon all of us, in the garden of humanity, with brilliance.   allowing all of us to grow, unfold and blossom from the inside out, reach out with genuine interest one to another.

that’s all i wanted to quietly share. it’s what i can do, share.


and then when i think silence will appear;  words, like drops of rain, continue pouring in, as the world continues to slow down, even to a halt, in some places, singing….

it’s time to take some space for reflection
it’s time to ponder what is in this quietness of retreat
what opportunity lies in front of us to notice with new eyes
how to see the world in a new light

becoming aware of each other’s nearness and distance

within the small circumference of the earth.

amazing to experience the larger call to go home
a call to go inside of ourselves, our inner places, with inquiry
our physical homes and hearths, with care
acquainting ourselves with the hidden doors, therein and between
that open into the wellsprings of life itself

whispering what is life?  how can we tend it, care for it, save it?

what a time to wish all of us wellness, strength, awakening awareness, and good health
what a time to nourish our bodies and souls
be kind, not angry
calm, not confused
compassionate, not judgmental

touching into the frailty of life together

awakening one raindrop at a time

what a time……


and then, one night, about a week ago, a thousand little stars came falling down gently around me, and as i gathered them up, like little uni-verses…their constellations alighted upon my soul and i wrote down their words of living wisdom…some in i, some in you, some in we, all interchangeable.  some in verse form, all in love.  what a lovely unexpected song and radiance of loving kindness….from a thousand stars in the sky in the order they came.

May you open your heart

May you find the stairway into your soul.

May you find the light of your true self.

May you drink from the wellspring of life and transpose it into love.

May you radiate its essence.

May I be humble.

May I be true.

May I be vulnerable.

To uphold the light

Radiate the love

Surrounded in beauty and peace.


This is my truth.

My way of being human

With dignity.

May we be true

May we uphold

May we perceive

With grace

That which is living

Bringing dignity to the ordinary.

May I be light in step

Carrying the light.

May I be loving

Carrying the love.

May I be peaceful

Living in peace.

The stars bear stories

energetically imprinted

into our cells.

Within our cells

we bear the story of our lives

substantially and essentially

unfolding our own constellation

remembered in the field and meadows of the stars.

The inner life and environments discovered

reflected outwardly

through perception.

We give love

In our homes of beauty

hearths of love

sanctuaries of light and living wisdom

in peace and true happiness.

A touch of heart

a place called home

surrounded by towering trees of life

opening the interior ponds of light

with roots far reaching

and wings outspread

burning brightly

and infinitely.

We bear sorrow to bring light

We bear pain to bring love

We bear the unbearable to bring beauty and perception.

May we trust our hearts

and move into the abandoned World Soul

Filling it with life.

It is time.

World Home

World Hearth

World Sanctuary

May I surround myself in beauty

May I perceive the light.

May I hear the stories of love.

Birthing beauty and grace.

May you rest in the soft night

surrounded by stars

enveloped in peace


May love reach our hearts

May it awaken our souls

Opening the interiors of being generous

Radiating light, warmth and living wisdom.


Peace, love, joy and happiness



and always.

May we stay true

to those who love us

May we stay steady

to bear the light together

May our eyes perceive

that which is present

in the centre of our souls.

by Jill RoseMary LaBelle Sophie

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