I looked a hundred times and all I saw was dust.

The sun broke through and flecks of gold filled the air. 

This has been a tough week for me; perhaps for you as well. You can’t turn on the TV or radio, check-in with Facebook or Twitter, or read the paper without learning about yet another tragedy occurring in our world. In fact, with the instantaneous updates our world operates on, you don’t have to look for it, it simply pops up and let’s you know, “Look what’s on CNN now!”

My heart aches.

Even though some of these incidents seem so far away, they are, indeed, very close to us all… it may be a young student murdered from our community, a man on the downed plane went to a local high school, or a friend who travels frequently to a troubled part of the world. We are connected through degrees of separation.

Maybe you’ve read the research as I have, or perhaps you just feel it in your bones. Here’s the TRUTH…we are all connected. When someone hurts a world away, we all hurt–seen or unseen; felt or not.

It’s very easy to not see or feel. For me, it becomes routine to acknowledge the disaster, feel it in my whole body, cry, perhaps, and then I tuck it away quickly and move on with my life. I wish there was more that I could do. I wish I could fly over the scene and scoop up the hurt bodies and souls and fly them away to safety.

A part of our path to well-being is understanding this energetic connection that we have with others and with the world at large. Connecting with other people and places in meaningful ways can significantly spike our wellness. But, what do we do; what can we do when we don’t have any control, are affected by the sadness, and don’t necessarily want to ignore it and keep living as usual?


I certainly don’t have all the answers, and I imagine there are many small ways that we can reach out to those who are affected by these horrific disasters. Almost daily I see many examples of people making a huge difference through small actions…writing letters, making care packages, donating money to relief funds, etc. My heart is compelled to also do something very small. In fact it will only take you 5 minutes. But, because I know the power that doing things in numbers can provide, especially in the world of energy, I invite you–all of you–to join me in this exercise. And, truly hope you will invite others so we can create a massive movement in just five minutes.

More on the 5-Minute Miracle in just a few moments…

The inspiration for this came to me as I was reading one of my older blogs. This one was about self-love, but also about how our prayers, goodwill, and positive words heal us humans—as well as the universe as a whole—through water. Specifically, the book documented amazing research about the changes to water crystals (whether you are with the water, or whether you are sending thoughts to far-off bodies of water!when you speak to them, pray to them, or send them good and/or bad thoughts. The results were hair raising.

Watch this short video to get the summarized version!

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Emoto shares in his book,

…”vibrations will be sent out into the world and the cosmos, and the great symphony of that harmonic vibration will wrap our planet in waves of love that serve to cherish our Heaven-granted lives. This is the message from the water.”

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So, this week, for our Summer of Well-Being, I hope that you will join me to intend for a 5-Minute Miracle… a brief exercise that not only will serve to benefit you through quiet, compassionate mindfulness, but also will serve to heal the world.

Mark Your Calendar NOW! On Friday of this week, August 1st, at 8:45 am, I am asking you to join me in 5 minutes of prayer, intention, healing light… whatever speaks to you…for the healing of our world and for peace.

Will you join me? I’d love for you to commit and comment below by typing “YES!”

Please share and let’s expand these circle of healing and peace. I want to see LOTS OF YES’S BELOW!!

To close today’s blog, in preparation for the 5-Minute Miracle on Friday, I’d love to share portions of a beautiful prayer for our world, created by Marianne Williamson from her book, Illuminata. Feel free to use this one on Friday:

Dear God,

There is so much danger in the world today. There is so much insanity, so much darkness and fear. Our human resources are not enough…please send a miracle! Into every country and every home, into every mind and every heart, may the power of your spirit now trigger the light, activate our holiness, remind us of the truth within. May a great love now encompass us, a deep peace give us solace. May the world be reborn. Thank you. Amen.

If you prefer a powerful visualization/intentions, Marianne shares this one in her book, Everyday Grace:

See luminous energy emerging from your heart, extending outward to touch all things. Cast the light over  warring nations. Cast it over the entire planet. Cast it over the people you love. Cast it over the people you judge. Feel now a bolt of energy coming over you as you extend this light. Avoid the temptation to invalidate this image. It’s not an idle fantasy, for the light is real.

Thank you, and Namaste,


This blog is a result of one of my daily 21.5.800 writing challenges. Learn more about the challenge here.

Today, I cried. A lot.

You’re probably wondering why, but that’s not the point of my blog today. No. Sometimes I cry because I’m laughing so hard that I just can’t help it. Other times I cry because I’m empathetic to the emotions or pains of others. And sometimes I cry because I am experiencing pain or sadness. Regardless of why I cry, though, I notice how exceptionally wonderful I feel afterward, like a drain that had been clogged and now is wide open, ready to take on lots of water, some junk, and some jewels!


Yes, it was a release; one that I apparently needed. I know many people who just refuse to cry. I can certainly understand why. Crying makes us feel vulnerable, like that wide open drain that doesn’t want to get taken advantage of and filled with unwanted stuff. Sometimes it’s easier to remain closed and protected, right? Oh, but that release is so powerful! Imagine all of the new, beautiful, healthy thoughts, people, and experiences you can fill it with?


Just yesterday my daughter asked me why tears are salty. I thought, “Great question!” I couldn’t really think of how to answer, but I tried,  and said, “Well, maybe it’s because 70% of our bodies are made up of water, and just like the ocean’s salt water is healing, our tears exist to heal us.” Now, I know you scientists out there have the right answer (which I would love for you to share with me so I can save myself the Google search), but I kinda liked my answer, and so did my daughter. She loves to cry, to taste her tears, and now she understands how her tears can help her feel better.

That discussion, however, did ignite my interest enough for a search on the healing properties of water and salt. Here are a few interesting tidbits of information I found:

  • The brain is over 75% water, and, when it detects a shortage of available fluids, it implements a water rationing process by producing histamines, which are known to cause pain and fatigue (Yikes! Drink up).
  • Thalassotherapy (from the Greek word thalassos, meaning “sea”) is the medical use of seawater. The properties of seawater are believed to have beneficial effects upon the pores of the skin.
  • The salt water healing abilities are profound and well documented. Salt water is an astringent and speeds wound healing. Floating in sea water is an extreme release of tension and stress of the day.
  • Many scientists have become increasingly interested in finding ways to configure water molecules to make them more “energetic”, such as exposing a glass filled with water to direct sunlight for a while or placing a copper or gold object into a glass of water. Such water can be called an “ideal” antioxidant and it is similar to the increasingly rare pristine water of pure glacial melt and high mountain streams. The importance of consuming food and beverages having a high quality water with hexagonal cluster arrangement of water molecules will reflect as a positive impact on our well-being.


Regardless of this information, though, intuitively I believe we understand how water heals. When we are stressed, a shower or hot bath helps us feel better. When we have cuts or colds, we head to the beach for some salt water healing. When our throats hurt we rinse with salt water. When we are tired, splashing our faces with cold water wakes us right up. When we are dehydrated, a nice glass of water balances and energizes us. How about dancing in the rain for a lively refresher? Sign me up. What other examples can you share?

For some more thoughts on water and healing, you can refer to my earlier blog about self-love, which refers to a phenomenal book Love Thyself: The Message from Water III, by Masaru Emoto (more about energized water and hexagonal structures).

So, don’t hold back. Have yourself a good cry; it’s good for you. Let it all out, and then do yourself some more good and drink it all back in with a nice tall glass of water that you’ve energized with your thoughts and words, and perhaps, the sun.

I raise my glass of healing water to you, and to my great cry today!