So I haven’t blogged in sometime but I have been having some deep thoughts of late and I’m getting that familiar nudge from Hecate to share these thoughts so…I personally was like why…who wants to hear from me but she is not a Goddess that will be ignored or to take excuses like “But I am nobody” because to her….you are someone, one thing I love about Hecate – she is a Goddess of the people – she picks based on you, who you are not what you can do or how important you are in the world. So without further waffling I will share my thoughts that have been rattling around my head and I hope that even if they only reach one person…that it helps.
So the world seems covered in darkness right now, I’m not talking normal darkness – I am talking about evil and I have seen a lot of people getting discouraged, empathic people are getting battered emotionally by the onslaught of this tidal wave of horror that is constant and seemingly never ending. I have seen talk by politicians and ordinary people about how thoughts, candles and prayers don’t help and I want to scream and shout that they do help!!! These small acts of kindness, these acts of energy sent, the prayers being sent to various gods or the earth or to whomever you believe, these candles burning brightly – not matter how big or small – help this world.
It is easy to give up hope. It is easy to think that you are one small person in the world and to feel so alone and desolate and depressed by these horrific acts of violence being perpetrated in so many countries of the world by these wicked, evil people .
But that is what these horrific people want. They want you to forget your power, that every person in this world has – the power of hope, love and the ability to overcome their message of horror and evil. Every person in this world is capable of an act of love – be it through words, actions, prayer, lighting a candle, laying flowers, calling on the Gods to heal and help the victims of these atrocious attacks etc.
Each person, alone, has the ability to send out goodness into the world – and what people forget is that we are connected by the collective consciousness of this world. Our acts of love, goodness, kindness, hope, healing, protecting, etc and all this energy comes together – like drops of water finding their way to a puddle - which gathers momentum and finds a pond, then a stream, then a river and finally makes its way to the ocean where it all collects together and becomes more and more powerful to the point where is can make a huge effect.
So when you are losing hope, when you think this planet is lost to the evil that seems to be everywhere – remember good is also here. It is quieter, it isn’t always seen but it can be felt. If you search there is good people too in this world – you are not alone, and those small acts of kindness, those candles you burn, those prayers you send out – they are felt, they do help and they ARE needed. You may just be one person – one light in this world – but when all our effort of healing, hope, and magick come together – we are a sun that shines so bright that it does help this world and that energy can be directed by the Gods and Goddesses to where it needs to be. Collectively everyone person who is choosing love over fear or hate , everyone person who is sending out love, healing, prayers and all the wonderful things this world needs is helping in this fight against evil, against hate and against the spreading fear.
So the message – don’t give in to the evil of this world, don’t think it is hopeless or what’s the use, don’t think that you are just one person and can never make a difference – because you do make a difference.
Remember – one small candle makes a huge difference in the darkness – just like one person can make a huge difference by sending out something positive and good into the world such as healing and love. You are not alone, and it does help this world – no matter how small – it counts!
I am going to end this post with some quotes – by people far more eloquent than me and have more experience than me to inspire the goodness in this world:
“The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.” - Albert Einstein
“One man alone can't defeat the forces of evil, but many good people coming together can.” - Harold S. Kushner
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
“There is no denying that there is evil in this world but the light will always conquer the darkness.” ― Idowu Koyenikan
“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.” ― Mahatma Gandhi
“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” ― Mother Teresa
“If one man can destroy everything, why can't one girl change it?” ― Malala Yousafzai
“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” - Edith Wharton
Well that’s it, so thank you for reading through and I hope this has helped someone in some small way, and thanks to Hecate for listening to my rambling thoughts and for nudging me to have the courage to write this…