I know that a lot of you, like me are sensitive to the news. You sweet sensitives and empathic lovelies see or hear something bad that has happened and it gets inside of your heart.
It hurts sometimes.
With everything that’s going on in the world sometimes all you can do is sit there, holding back tears, wishing you could fix it and make it better.
It hurts to feel so powerless.
I keep reminding myself that all I can do is do what I do. Try to share my messages, try to plant that seed of hope or love or self-esteem where I can.
Pandora’s story really resonates with me right now. When you think of Pandora what do you think of? Something bad right? The opening of a box that releases all that is bad and evil within the world. There’s nothing good about that.
Pandora was created by the Gods, primarily Zeus, as a punishment to mankind for stealing the gift of fire from Mount Olympus. The Gods created her and made her beautiful. They dressed her in finery and beautiful things, they gave her skills of needlework and weaving, and they also gave her an urn, or jar. Inside of that jar was man’s punishment. Disease, old age, toil, death, and other badness was contained in the jar.
Here was a woman, deceptively beautiful and fine, and she held all of that evil in her hands. She was sent to marry the fire-thief’s brother and present him with the urn as a wedding gift. He refused to open it, fearing some trick. Out of curiosity Pandora opened the jar and unleashed all of the evils upon the world. It kind of sucks to be her doesn’t it? By the time that she had closed the jar, all that remained in her hands was hope.
What she teaches us.
When we get to the bottom of everything, what we have left is hope. Hope that things will get better, hope that we’ll make it through okay, hope that at the end of the day the world is a better place because you’re in it. Hope that one day you will make a difference.
Sometimes it’s all you have to hold onto.
Hope breathes life into the soul after it has been bruised and battered. Hope survives disaster and holds images of healing and improvement. No matter how painful and devastating things are there is always the gift of hope and renewal afterward.
Connect With Pandora.
Tap into faith and hope to support you through difficult times. Look for the helpers, for the things that restore your faith in humanity. Look for the resilience of the human spirit, yours and others. Be the change that you want to see in the world. If you want something to change in the world, be the catalyst, embody those qualities and help others to discover them.
These things will make your day and probably make you cry, but that’s okay.
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Thank you for this beautiful post! It's nice to see conscious writers make something good out of what happened. I have been nudged to also talk about it on my blog…will write something this week. Hugs to you lovely lady!