When we spend our days focusing on turmoil, we can feel the fire of negative emotions coursing through our thoughts. Our emotions are running high these days. We feel an urgency to do … something.

We are experiencing an emotional surge that is one part, loving-gratitude for life; while another part; fear and vulnerability. 

The uniqueness of our current situation is that we’re able to tap into any news source we wish at any time. The flood gates of information flew open, giving us an inclination toward tenacity for the need to know.


With the information highway being so congested, we have allowed too many news sources to shape our worldview with a great deal of overflowing thoughts. We are overthinking and maybe even overdoing.

We feel the fire of anxiousness course through our desperation to fix everything. We know we can’t do that. We know that we are one entity living in a universe with well over seven billion other humans who also have their own need. 


One way to ease the disease of anxiety is to slow down. Put the need on ice for a while. Cool off. Follow what is logical and smart, then sit in the wonderment of knowing this time has an alternative opportunity.

We can appreciate that we can chill out a bit. Ease into cooling off on the need to know.  

It’s natural to feel worried when we have something to worry about. It’s fruitless to say, “think positively” to those who are less fortunate.

Homeless, financially hard hit, and displaced humans are feeling the intense heat and the intense freeze of being impossibly scared right now.

Do something


For those who do have a comfortable nest egg, or life that offers them a home; warmth; food to eat and a way to earn money, you can pay it forward.  You have this rare gift of opportunity that can literally save a life. 

Now is not the time to hold back. It’s the time to give. It’s the time to live up to the human potential of allocating some of your good fortune to those with less.

We have in us this incredible sense of wonder, light and life. It’s up to the strong to help the weak. 

It doesn’t have to be a grand gesture.

A meal. A dollar. A hand. A ride. A cup of tea on a cold winter’s morning. The universe is watching and listening. 

Today on this 11.11.2020, we have this rare opportunity to fire up our ability to warm the earth with our love. We can prove to ourselves that in each small gesture of kindness, there is a ripple effect that we can in fact, heal the world ~ one candle’s light at a time, on a path we’re all on. 

With the light from a single candle flame, we can help each other.  

In Peace and Light,


Author: Karen Henry has a masters in community psychology and an advanced graduate certificate in mental health counseling. She is the author of Indelible Women and the ReWrite series. She’s a private practitioner and researcher in the United States. Henry Healing dot com is her calling card. 


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