Last night I sat in my living room with my computer on my lap listening and watching the Grammy's while simultaneously catching up on my fellow boggers, latest blogs. I multi task, a lot. So there I sat, my ears WOW-ed by Eminem, Dr. Dre, Jagger, Arcade Fire when my attention was intrigued to read more about scaffolding spaghetti. So I followed the link on Sam's blog
. Little did I know this would change the course of my thoughts and my evening. The web site I landed on was Fast Company, a magazine I enjoy, I smiled, that Sam he's got his finger on the pulse. As I bookmarked the site for future review I checked out the home page and there it was, my shift.
It might interest you to know that the new energy paradigm we are all playing in, right now, has a major theme of community. “When you break up the individuals from a community into individual units, they become disempowered because it's the collective consciousness and the collective energy of the group from which power comes. The principal driving force that lies before us, is that we have to recognize the nature of community as the next evolutionary step” Bruce Lipton, cell biologist. The Biology of Belief.
Why do I tell you this, you say? It does seem so random, but it's not. It's all about the shift. On the Fast Company home page was yet another article grabbing my attention. Re-Booting Valentines Day for good, making it Generosity Day
. This February 14th instead of focusing on the “one” focus on the “many.” Get it; we create connectedness and community by being generous. Shifting from a place of lack and isolation to a place of abundance and connection with kindness and generosity is how we create community. Well it's one really sweet heart based way.
Once I read the above article and followed the other links to Sasha's blog
(this is his love child idea) and Katya's blog
. I was so in. I posted this on my Facebook
, tweeted it
and now here it is on my blog. I love this! No, really I love this. It fits my purpose, perfectly. I'm all about creating connection in a community that is isolated due to limited access. Well open the door and come on in, it's generosity day.
Here’s the deal for the day if you want to play. Say “Yes” to every possibility for kindness, to open a door, let someone in during busy traffic, carry a package, pay a toll of the car behind you, look someone in the eyes and smile, offer assistance and if your asked for assistance you must say Yes. Come up with your own ideas and tell me about them in a comment here or on Face book or Tweet them with #generosityday. Hey it’s only one day, you can do this for one day, right?
Pretend this is a science experiment in love and you’re on a mission, for one day, to beam out as much love as possible. When you’re waiting, just looking around, you know what I mean, like in an elevator, look at a person and think, “I send you love.” Now it doesn’t get much easier then that, people. ”The greatest science in the world, in heaven and on earth, is love.” —Mother Teresa
While you’re taking part in this science experiment, hey you’re a scientist now, pay attention to how you feel before you decide to give some love, how you feel giving it and what the after glow feels like. When I did my daily rampage of appreciation on someone everyday from Thanksgiving to Christmas last year, I went through a cascading waterfall of feelings. The feelings I had ranged from this is stupid to overwhelming happiness, so don’t judge or be daunted by your feeling, only pay attention to your feeling and nothing more, said the Raven.
Remember, this day is heart shaped and you can make it filled with love, too! Now get out there and rock the world!
I'm feeling the love. Blessings to all, in joy Candace
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