"The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." attributed to Plato

"Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing." attributed to Edmund Burke

Let's between us make the world a better place.

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

I love synchronicity

Don't you just love synchronicity?

Today in church at our mid-week Eucharist we celebrated and remembered the Blessed Virgin Mary, called to be the mother of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. And she accepted her role with humility and obedience. We were asked to reflect on what our own personal callings were, how we might ourselves make a difference in this world, shining the Gospel and the light of Christ around the world for the benefit of all.

It so happens that I have just completed and posted a review on Amazon of a fascinating book by Reiki Master Deborah Lloyd, Believe and it is True. The review speaks for itself, but what I found so interesting is her different approach to the idea that healing ourselves can heal our world, from that taken in my own first book, Healing This Wounded Earth. True we both had deep wounds that needed healing, true we both come from conventional Christian backgrounds (mine Anglican, hers Catholic), but there the similarities more or less end. Her wounds came with polio at the age of three, mine came much later in life through breakdown. And her physical healing seems much more miraculous than any of my own experiences. But we both found strength in our weakness, and we both were called to make a difference in the world, and whilst Deborah does not articulate the concept of the Wounded Healer as such, it is there between the lines of her later chapters.

I think we both understand our own calling. In our own different ways we hope we can make a difference in the world. With the help of God we will.

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