It’s a bit of yin and yang these days. Especially on Twitter. The purchase has left many heading for oligarch-free hills, myself included, while many want to stay and not cave in. My dilemma is that I dislike the who, the what, the thinking, the political leaning…everything about that man, and I want to cut ties. On the other hand, I love the site, I get my COVID and other news there, and most importantly, I have friends who aren’t on other platforms, or if they are, they’re platforms I don’t use. It’s a giant Catch-22.
I can’t wait for the election to be over, but at the same time, we’re in for another 2 years (or more) of this ever-increasing violence and deliberate fanning of the flames of hatred. All in the name of what seems like politics, but is, in actuality, about capitalism. Isn’t it always? All I can say is, “Gird your loins!” and watch your back. The yin/yang of the times is not pretty, but humanity has been through worse, and if nothing else, hopefully we’ve learned that we need to support and help each other. Without that, we’re lost.
I wanted to shift mental gears starting this month, and a friend who created an amazing ritual/hand-fasting ceremony for herself (with a hell of a twist!) inspired me to make it a big shift. I decided on a year-and-a-day of focusing on gratitude and being kind to myself. I almost went with ‘self-care’, but that overused phrase doesn’t sit right. More about taking care of ME for a change, sleeping when I’m tired (and am able to), eating better…yeah, being kind to myself. Doesn’t sound big but for me it is.
Which leads me all to the gratitude portion of this fairly rambly post: Thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Without you who read this blog, who have followed me through all my whinging and indecision over the years, who have hired me to help you or your beloved critters; without you I wouldn’t be able to experience the joy I get when someone sends me feedback from a session, the feeling of the energy flowing through my hands, the connections made through comments, etc. And it means everything to me. So again, thank you. I appreciate you every single day!
With much love and MUCH hope,
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I was tempted to just dump Twitter right away, too, but decided to give it some time and see how things pan out. It’s like Amazon, hate it, want to ditch it, need it too much to do that. Everything in life seems to be a trade-off these days, or picking the lesser of two evils. Tough times. Be strong.
It really does.