Challenged America

I’ve had a glorious personal time. My new house is so cozy, and I enjoy all the time it will take to get settled in and care for it. I’m immersed in my daughter’s fun, sciencey preschool, and busy with my own work with athletes at the UCSD clinic and at the Children’s hospital. I’ve enjoyed being in my friend’s clinic as well. I am fulfilled on so many levels.

Yet, the country I live in is starving for authenticity, community, togetherness.

We went hiking yesterday and swimming. Now I take a moment to reflect on how I’ve made my peaceful oasis a real thing. It doesn’t matter what is happening around us. I try to make a positive impact in my own ways, my concerns are for the future, but right now I have raging optimism.

That’s right. Raging optimism. It’s my freedom to express that in the way I have so much hope for our future, it doesn’t matter what’s collapsed or what is burning. I see a bright light in the youth of our county, fighting for the sustainment of a healthy planet. America is too important in this game, and she really needs soulful leadership and community—she needs authenticity. So, live it up in our little spheres. Be the brave. Carve out your peaceful oasis and support its outward growth.

Image from mural tour of 🇺🇸

Happy Independence Day!!!

A moon in Virgo ♍️ makes for some Earthy grounding…

20 thoughts on “Challenged America

  1. I’m thrilled you are living within your own piece of paradise… We do indeed create our own reality and you dear Ka, are doing just that…
    And if all of us lived in the moment, and saw the best in humanity, helping, caring and sharing. Then society would soon heal and the world would unit…
    I too always the optimist… Always hold a knowing that ALL WILL be well in our world….
    Sometimes life throws us challenges for a reason… In my experience… it’s often to show us how to overcome hurdles and obstacles… So as we grow and learn through those experiences..

    The world is growing, and learning, and in order to create the kind of world we wish to live in, the old has to be dismantled first… We are seeing and living through the dismantling, never easy … But I hold a great vision for our future…. For your little girl to grow and thrive… She is at such a wonderful age of discovery..

    Sending you much love dear Ka… Keep living in your haven of family love.. ❤ ❤ ❤

    1. I’m honored to receive such a lovely message. Thank you so much 😊
      All will be well, and I’m focused and ready for those days, while I live in the magic that is NOW. Much love your way! Hope you are enjoying your summer, and no doubt that you are gardening and expressing your wonderful creativity. Xo

  2. What lovely positivity, Ka. I love it and it’s so needed. I’m trying, but I find it hard to be hopeful. Your post is inspiring. Enjoy your oasis. ❤ ❤ Keep spreading the cheer, my friend.

    1. Hi Diana! Thank you for saying that my post is inspiring! That elevates my spirit all the more. Raging optimism is my catch phrase for transforming all that other gunk into a useful fuel that can help us stay well lit in dark times. Much love your way! Be patient with yourself, and the buoyancy of hope will arise within you again and again. 💗

  3. I love your hopeful attitude about current events and your reminder that the best contribution we each can make is to hold a peaceful, loving space.
    I enjoy following your happy life and how much you enjoy it on FB, so nice to see that here too.

    1. Thank you, Leigh!

      I endeavor to have stubborn hope and raging optimism, living so that I become full of loving space that emanates. It’s been very meaningful for me to support you from afar with all your journey with your mom via FB. My heartfelt sincerity and best wishes in your process with her care, transition, and continuing projects. Also, your food recipes/dishes look so good!

      Thank you for being here! WordPress is really my favorite place to meet and connect. It’s more “long form” and it’s also a little bit more of a public space. I’m looking forward to how I will cultivate this space here in the future.

  4. I’m very happy that you’re enjoying life and living well with a beautiful balance while helping others. Your beliefs resonate and affirm mine. There’s a lot wrong in our world, but there’s a lot right and good in the world, too. Part of the problem, I believe, is that most media outlets show 95% bad news and ignore most of the good, giving an unbalanced perspective. That’s why I do my Good News Tuesday post. We are limited as to what we can control, but we can be brave and create personal oases of peace in our lives. Thank you for your raging optimism. May our peace expand like ripples in a lake.

    1. Hi Joanna,
      Yes your Good News Tuesday posts are fantastic and very needed. We have to keep our eyes on the prize if we want to get through our days with joy and light. We can do our best to be the light and generate the energy of faith, compassion, resilience and freedom. Peace is the prize. The more action we can do through peace, the better. It’s easier to say when things are going right for us, so we must strive to be authentic and earnest even in our struggles, I believe. So our expansion and our ties with one another grow. We are best together. Thank you for being here! I am so pleased to read that my beliefs resonate and affirm yours. We have incredible power and persistence in our togetherness 💗

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