As we came together to meditate, I read the 27th verse of the Tao Te Ching speaking of living from the Inner Light:
"A knower of the truth travels without a trace, speaks without causing harm, gives without keeping an account. The door he shuts, though having no lock, cannot be opened. The knot he ties, though using no cord, cannot be undone.
Be wise and help all beings impartially, abandoning none. waste no opportunities. This is called following the light.
What is a good man but a bad man's teacher? What is a bad man but a good man's job? If the teacher is not respected and the student not cared for, confusion will arise, however clever one is. This is the great secret." ~ Lao Tzu
We meditated breathing our inner light throughout our body, connecting with the power within ourselves. There was a transformation that happened. In collectively coming together and taking the time to be still, even in the uncertainty and sadness that was felt, we each were able to meet ourselves and see our LIGHT; our POWER.
Warriors of the Light can still feel defeated at times but when we pause in our grief and our fear and sit and become intimate with all that lies in the shadow of ourselves, we get a chance to also see the brilliance of our own light.
What you need and want you already possess. As you strengthen YOU, as you allow you to be brought out into this world, we create our reality. That's not to diminish the horrible of life; when we lose those we love, when our Earth is destroyed, when it feels likes the assholes of the world receive the rewards of success. Believe me, I FEEL all of that. I too fall in a heap on the floor screaming out to the cosmos with a big "FUCK YOU" and I demand answers to the questions that don't ever seemed to be answered. Life isn't about everything being perfect or joyous; no, there is upheaval, death, loss. That is the balance of the cosmos even when we fucking hate it and it makes no sense.
But our intention to continue on also leads us to go within and feed out light. The light that is fed through our instincts, our love, our passion. And it doesn't mean you sell all your shit and move to some remote place and start an orphanage. No, it means you stand in the brilliant shitshow of life and CHOOSE to create, to fight, to love, to LIVE.
There are no simple answers. There is no magic pill. However, the KEY is YOU.