FINDING PEACE IN THE CONCRETE JUNGLE
I was living in Manhattan at the turn of the century. There was change in the air. In my journal on September 9, 2001, I wrote, “Life is good right now!”. When I woke up two days later, I had no idea everything was going to change. (Photo of me on my apartment building roof facing Empire State Building)
Over the course of that morning, when we had no idea what was happening, I felt an strange sensation over my entire body – a big SWOOSH. I heard, “This is an opportunity for peace.” I was in a bit of daze afterwards. Then my neighbor, Bill came down and told me the buildings fell down. The thought of world peace disappeared until the next day.
On my walk to my job, I went through Union Square. All over the sidewalks was paper with writing and drawing of hearts and peace signs. I have never felt so much love radiating from others. Yes, there was sadness and there was love. I think it’s because for the following 48 hours, over 50% of the world was sending love and compassion to New York City. And that’s what I remembered. That moment in the hallway of “peace is possible”. It made me realize that in that moment around the globe, anyone who had access to Western news the world, people were heart connected .
The amount of love energy that I felt in NYC on September 12th was so powerful. Fifty percent of the world’s population were sending love to one of the world’s largest cities.
It was the start of a glimmer of hope during the darkest hours in human history.
I know I wasn’t the only one that felt it.
Over the next few years, I held on to the message of “Peace is possible” as a beacon to work on what it means to be a spiritual being living in the human experience. In 2004, Magic Passion Love came to while walking by dog and asking the question, how to co-create peace with art and others.
Magic Passion Love is a renewable, sustainable positive energy source found within all of us. When used, Life feels good. When shared, WOW! The world needs Your WOW!
It’s been over 20 years since the World Trade Center fell. Sometimes it feels like we are not any closer to understanding how to create peaceful relations between countries and even political parties. However, as we know, it takes time for change to happen individually and collectively, right! With knowing this, let’s look at what we have accomplished in the last few years – more people using gratitude as a way being, people are demanding more work/life balance with their jobs. the younger generations are disrupting our old systems of identifying ourselves, single middle aged women are changing the way women are seen and heard, and new technology is out there to help us with the climate crisis … and ONE MORE THING – the new generation of political leaders who are standing up to the old guard (who need to retire).
As I write this, I think, “oh Joanne, what really is the point of this post? What really has changed since 2001?” Maybe nothing, maybe everything, but I think I know what the point of this post is – to enjoy the moment, right now, today. In order to move through the challenging times is to be here now. To find a moment of inner peace during your day because I do believe with everything I am, peace is possible when more of us find inner peace. Maybe that’s what the spirits told me as their were leaving their human bodies on that Tuesday morning, “Peace is possible for you”.
May you find peace today.
I am still using the words Magic Passion Love as way to bring more peace into the world. ✌️