Check out this post with Charlene Costanzo and her book Twelve Gifts From the Garden

“All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.” ~ Julian of Norwich

The mystic Julian of Norwich wrote these words during the plague. Did you know that Shakespeare wrote three of his greatest plays during the plague? And Isaac Newton created calculus?

Julian, Shakespeare, and Newton accomplished great creative expressions during the challenges of a pandemic. Many others did too.

I find it helpful to look into history and see how our fellow human beings responded to the best of times and the worst of times because we all get to experience a degree of each.

How do we best respond to the challenges of this time?

Every one of us has access to the wellspring of strength, beauty, courage, compassion, hope, joy, talent, imagination, reverence, wisdom, love, and faith. These gifts can sustain us now. They may also lead us to create or do wondrous things we might not yet imagine.

Let’s stay open now – to life, to light, to love, to hope and to better ways.

With faith,

THE TWELFTH GIFT IS FAITH: May you believe. – from The Twelve Gifts of Birth

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