Send Love

send love

Brierley Heart by Jen Sneddon Holden

With every breath you take

Send love

To no one in particular

Send love

And allow it to permeate and encompass

The fear and hatred that fills the air.

Today this is a personal message from me, the scribe. Or perhaps I should say it is in my own words, for I am only relaying what I was told in a moment of utter despair.

The recent news has been so disturbing to me, what those in leadership roles are saying and doing, or not saying and doing. The climate of unrest and fear that is permeating our lives, permeating the very air we breathe and affecting us in ways we don’t even realize.

I spoke to a dear friend the other day, a woman who is model of compassion and kindness. She told me how she has this underlying feeling of anger that has caused her to react in a way very unlike her. And she was ashamed.

I too, have had this knot in my stomach which has settled in since the logging began behind my house 3 months ago. The timber has been cut, the beautiful hardwood trees that I talked with every day are gone and only giant matchsticks of unwanted timber remain scattered across 60 acres of wasteland. And although I am making peace with my immediate surroundings, the knot remains. And I’ve realized that I have become over-sensitized, as it now becomes inflamed when I hear what is going on in the world.

I went to bed two nights ago feeling sickened by what I heard on the news, the incitement of fear and hatred from someone who should know better. I couldn’t sleep. And then I heard the owl outside my window. It has moved closer recently because so many trees are now gone. And he was hooting in that rhythmic fashion, answering the call of a fellow owl further away. It calmed me in the same fashion the cooing of a dove does during the waking hours.

I felt the love coming from the owl and realized that Mother Nature was still alive and well. And that she had only love for me and us all. That no matter what we humans do on our circuitous paths back to our Source, that she was still there and sending me a message through that owl. I was lulled to sleep by the gentle lullaby of that dear owl.

The next morning, I sat cross-legged as I began my daily meditation. I began singing the tones as I often do before a verbal message comes through. This time my dog joined in as she sat directly in front of me, peering into my open mouth as I sang in full voice. I was asking in my mind, What can I do? How can I help? And the answer was simply, SEND LOVE.

It became very clear to me that what I can do, what we all can do, is to just send love with each breath we take. We don’t have to understand the reasons for these actions, we don’t have to judge. We just need to send love. For love is greater than fear and hatred and it will begin to encompass and overcome it. Imagine what would happen if more and more people do just that during their day. Notice your breath and send love.

I understand that many are not as consciously aware as I am of the shifts in energy that surround us every day. But we all are affected by this current climate of fear. Like my friend, it can affect our actions in ways we don’t even realize. Take responsibility, make amends if needed, but understand that we all have to raise ourselves higher, through this heaviness which affects us all.

Can you go on faith, that doing what I was told would make a difference in this world; that such a simple action can make such a tremendous difference? It can, I know it can and I encourage you to do so. Of course, if you feel called to take further action, follow your heart and do that. But so many feel helpless and overwhelmed in this current climate. And it is to you I say, Send love.

I’ll be back again in a few days with another message in the voice to which you have become accustomed to hearing. Thank you for being the sensitive souls you are. To you and to the world I send all my love.

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Holly
    Dec 01, 2017 @ 09:05:04

    Thank you for sharing, I really needed this today!
    You are Wonderful and your thoughts/messages are very reassuring.


  2. mochateaoh
    Dec 01, 2017 @ 13:44:50

    I like your personal messages, and I resonate with your feelings of fear as well as your conclusion to send love. Indeed, we are living in troublesome times. Although we have gone through troublesome times before, the actions and inactions of the Trump administration seem especially sinister. I believe in change; however, such dramatic changes as they are attempting may destroy the very fabric of our democracy. Sorry to hear about the deforestation near your home. It’s sometimes called “progress,” but I think not. Hold your course, and do more personal posts.


    • the_tovarysh_connection
      Dec 02, 2017 @ 12:46:26

      Thanks, Curt. You have always been so supportive of my personal posts. I have wanted to write more about the life on the farm but didn’t know if it would be best added to this blog or another. Thoughts?


  3. insearchofitall
    Dec 02, 2017 @ 11:59:47

    It took me several months after #45 came to office that I could stop the rumble of agitation and shift my perspective to love again. I have to trust that the source knows what it’s doing and roll with it. I’ve seen that kind of devastation of forest after some moron set fire to thousands of acres around us. Miles and miles of deforestation by one thoughtless person. So I plant as many trees as I possibly can where I can. Mother Nature will win even if she has to eradicate us. Take heart. it’s always darkest before the dawn. I will spread nothing but love as it’s the only thing of value.


    • the_tovarysh_connection
      Dec 02, 2017 @ 12:49:04

      Thanks so much. I have planted more trees on my property after a friend suggested it and it did make me feel so much better. And I am happy to hear that sending love resonated with so many people. I spent the morning doing so as I walked around a local reservoir with my dog.


  4. Sue J
    Dec 02, 2017 @ 14:20:50

    Word of the destruction of the woods near you saddened me so much, it brought a visceral pain to my heart. Lightning strikes and resultant burning would’ve been better than man’s version of destruction . . . Mother Nature does marvelous things after a fire. I’m not sure she is able to do much when it is all simply cut to the bone by man.

    I’m equally saddened and sickened by the tone of fear and threatening gestures and activities in the highest positions of power in this country right now. I have allowed it to infiltrate my soul and steal my hope, faith, and even my words (including my desire to write at all). I have been huddling in a corner many times this past year in self-preservation mode. Very few times in my adult life have I been in this survival mode . . . only in the very worst of times. I know I will surface again some day, but for now it does not feel safe. I recognize these dark clouds, this unstable atmosphere, these incompetent, shrewd men behind the curtain pulling their levers, pushing buttons, creating illusions of strength and power. Others are recognizing and realizing the charade for what it is, much as I have for a very long time now. That is perhaps the only hope I have at the moment, that many more people are awakening with each passing day. That will have to do for now. I agree with you, too, that love is the only possible answer to all this hatred, all this manipulation, all this gross negativity.

    Thank you for sharing your personal thoughts. I, too, would love to hear more from ‘you’ in the future. 🙂

    And I absolutely believe this is the perfect place to share your experiences with your blueberry farming and life in general at your humble abode!



    • the_tovarysh_connection
      Dec 03, 2017 @ 13:58:16

      Thanks so much, Sue, for your support. I didn’t mention the logging before this because there are many across the world living in situations much worse, losing entire communities due to war or flooding, etc. I have had a reminder of how others must survive despite of what is happening around them and it gives me even more compassion for them.
      As far as what is happening currently in the world, the message I received is the only one that makes sense and I encourage everyone to send love, often.
      And finally, thank you for encouraging me to write more from my own voice. Between you and Curt and even a personal message I received this morning about parting the curtains and emerging from them, I hear you all. In the past, I felt that the messages I received were more important, but I am beginning to understand that others might be interested in a more personal note from me. So I will start to add more personal notes in addition to my weekly messages from my dear Tovarysh. Many blessings to you. I so appreciate your note.


      • Sue J
        Dec 04, 2017 @ 15:03:19

        “In the past, I felt that the messages I received were more important, . . . ” These (comments from Curt, myself, and others) are messages, too, dear one. Messages come from many sources. 😉

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