I love gratitude as a spiritual practice and it’s what I was hoping we would do as a group before the eleven of us who started to eat at thanks giving the dinner. When it didn’t happen I chose to do it inside myself, and be polite and appropriate because I was not the host. I can never forget that I’m alive against the odds, and that I am committed to live in a sacred manner and in celebration. Among the 11 of us there was a man who is dying of cancer and his 12 year old son, who at some point during the dinner started performing magic tricks, and then did a standup act of a drunk. The energy in the room lightened up significantly and there was a lot of laughter, joy and sacred celebration. But then after that was over a discussion started about the Ferguson case, of a black teenager who was recently shot by a white cop. I could feel the energy getting heady and dead, and what I observed as the numbing of the heart, the holding of the breath and the killing of the soul. Well, as a healer and peacemaker, I didn’t think that there was not one way to respond. Sometimes it’s OK to speak up and say something about it as long as it is qualified by personal experience and vulnerability, and sometimes it’s OK to compassionately bear witness, open the heart, and breathe with ease.
Would you join me in the five steps of the BREAZE – to open your heart & breathe with ease?
In sacred celebration
Samuel Jakob Kirschner, Voice of the BREAZE