5 Minute Action for Sunday, 2/19: Strengthen Your Core – Heart and Soul

Sunday actions on TrumpResistance.TODAY are focused on religious freedom and/or spiritual enrichment. Today we offer an exercise to strengthen your core – your heart and soul.

Consider those who differ from you in some way – spiritual, political, sexual orientation or some other way. They could be a Christian, Muslim, Jew, Mormon, Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Pagan, Atheist…or Republican or Democrat or Independent…or white or black or brown…or LBGTQ or straight…or… Our 5 Minute Action Today is to send love to them, and then reach out to a vulnerable friend.

What does it mean to send love to a person, place or thing?  It means to wish them well, to desire good for them, to appreciate and to see their inherent worth.  In every tradition whether religious, cultural, pagan or humanist there are rituals to acknowledge, accept and bestow good wishes.  Each of us can create our own loving rituals. Thank you to Christie Hardwick, Spirited Contribution, for this…

5 Minute Action for TODAY:

Step 1: Find a quiet place to sit with paper and pen

Step 2: Create your loving ritual: Try this love message or create your own:

May all beings be loved May all beings have peace May all beings everywhere be free

Your message can be words or a mandala or picture you draw that represents a blessing. You can share this silently or out loud, in person, in a note or message.

Step 3:  Choose someone/something to love today, and give them this message

Step 4:  Put your loving message into action:

For your family member or a friend who is vulnerable, send a message in your own words, perhaps something like:

“(name), want to let you know how sad we are about what Trump is doing to our country and the effect it’s having on our friends, neighbors, family, and people around the world.

Please know that we’re thinking of you and we’re so glad you are HERE to enrich our lives. If there is anything we can do to support you more visibly, let me know.” 

 BREATHE AND STEP FORWARD!

Thank you from the TrumpResistance.TODAY team

(and see you again tomorrow!)

We will be including this video with all immigration and refugee -related 5 Minute Actions. WE ARE ALL CONNECTED!  (click here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw7FhU-G1_Q)

For more information about Christie and Spirited Contribution, click here – http://spiritedcontribution.com/about/christie-hardwick/

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