Be an Instigator of Love

I had a class a couple of weeks ago.  The week had been crazy with snow and wind and I left early so I could drive slow.  I stopped at the grocery store to get an apple and the parking lot was packed.  Inside it was even worse.  People had their carts loaded to the gills and the sense of fear was great.  I didn't understand what was going on.  I bought my apple and went to class just to find out most people had cancelled because of the snow.  I was then informed of the panic that was happening.  People were stocking up in case of a long power outage.  I tried not to let fear settle in me but it was difficult to not think about what we would do if this happened in such a cold time.

My 35 mile drive home after class was so peaceful.  It had snowed so much that i was making the first tracks on the road, traffic was nonexistent, just the crunch of my tires on the snow.  It was right then that I realized, we can either be instigators of peace and love or we can cause fear and panic.  I'm not saying that it's a good idea to drive around on an empty tank of gas in the winter, or to go for a ten mile hike without water.  It's good to be prepared.  There is a difference between being prepared and panicking.  

Tell your kids when they leave to "drive safe" because that means I love you, now pay attention on your drive home.  Tell your neighbor to "take care of himself" another way of saying I love you.  

 When someone says something to you or you read something and it makes you feel scared this is instigating fear.  We don't need this, it doesn't serve us.  Sure, if a lion is chasing me, fear is healthy but there you go, that is in the moment.  Fear is only helpful in the moment.  Fear of the future is a disease and it is causing the affliction known as anxiety.  Stopping anxiety starts with you.  If you are feeling anxiety you know that you have a lot of fear. This is a good article about how to rid yourself of fear.

"I can't wait to see the great things our kids' generation does in the future", "I can't help but be excited over the new technology coming out every day", again focusing on the things that we love gives ourselves and those around us such a gift of peace.  I would much rather leave visiting someone after hearing about their passion, excitement and plans for the future than of a grim warning of what may or may not come.

 I refuse to be an instigator of fear anymore.  Don't share your complaints about the next generation, the dire situation you feel our country is in, or how the government is watching our every move.  These statements solve nothing.  I want to know what you love, what makes your eyes light up, I want to know your plans to make the world a better place,  the sparkly beautiful possibilities that you desire.  Share every single one of those with me, but your fear, you need to take that and make it into a big softball and smack it up to God's mitt and he will turn it back into love.  The only truth is love.  If you need help with any of these ideas contact me!

Go out now and be an instigator of Love.  

Love and Light 

Mama Vietti

Cecily Vietti