We have several friends in Sydney and more in Australia over all. We’ve been thinking of you all during the sad hostage situation in Sydney.
While we’re relieved the event has ended, we’re so very sorry to hear of the loss of life. We send out our thoughts and prayers to everyone. But especially to the two hostages, their families and friends for their tragic loss.
Everyone here at Spring’s Haven and Springwolf Reflections send our thoughts and prayers to your families and friends. May each of you find the strength to endure, the support for each other to cope, and the energy to remember the happy memories during this sorrowful journey.
Today the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, known as DOMA, stating it discriminated against same-sex couples.
Then they declined to rule on California’s Proposition 8 which prohibits same-sex marriage, leaving in place a lower court’s decision that struck-down the ban.
From a pagan perspective: It is important to note that Pagan Metaphysics strives for peace and harmony within the Divine Universe and within the individual being. Through mutual respect and acceptance we can discover and acquire peace for all and create a world that is harmonious for everyone. But this approach does not take away the choices of individuals to direct their own lives with free will and the acceptance of the consequences of those choices. ~ an excerpt from Pagans and Politics.
We each have our own brand of love. Most are open to giving love to family, children and partners. But we constantly forget to love ourselves. We overlook our good qualities and see the reflections of our failings or faults. Don’t simply accept others for who and what they are. Turn that same compassion and caring inward and accept yourself as well. Love your own self worth and others will see you are worth loving.
Stop the self criticism. Stop replaying the nasty hurtful statements others have said in anger or ignorance in your head. You are the perfect creation of the Divine Spirit incarnate. See your loving traits and allow them to heal and replace the negative recordings that hold you back and keep you from moving forward and achieving your dreams. You’re beautiful; inside and out!