When we don't trust that who we are is good or enough, it sends a message to the body. And when those messages are constantly reinforced they eventually become lodged in our tissue, often manifesting into chronic dis-ease.
Culturally, we've also absorbed traumatizing messages around self worth. When I look at what's happening in our country today, it looks like a large scale healing crisis. I am, among many things, a healer, and therefore I view the world through that lens. Right now I see dis-ease spreading like wildfire in a society that is overwhelmed and exhausted by its search for external validation.
We are looking on the outside to feed what feels empty or lost on the inside (if you can't relate, consider yourself privileged). There is a saying that money, property and prestige can't fix our problems, but the blind pursuit of them and the feelings of inferiority for lack of them may create bigger problems.
The path to a healthier society begins with us. Once we've established a core sense of integrity and value we can extend this healing into our families, communities, and so on. We can share our resources- material, emotional, and spiritual- with others. We become stronger and more integrated.
This is the season that celebrates a revolution of the heart, the fire that ignites all revolution. May you rekindle your flame this Beltane and carry it wherever you are. The world needs more light and courage.