It's the day after Easter here, we've just passed passover, a traditional Jewish holiday of particular poignancy this year, as people are advised to stay put with their families to avoid outbreaks.
he matzah eaten on Passover night is called the bread of faith. It’s also called the bread of healing. Right now, we could use both.
We need faith—faith that none of this is pointless, that life has meaning, that this is leading to something good, good far beyond our understanding of good, and—despite all the hardships—there could be no better path.
We need healing—healing not only from aches and fevers, healing not only for our lungs but for our souls, so that we can face the world once more with joy and confidence, with optimism and courage.
So we can build a new world to which sickness will never return."
We hope you and your loved ones are well, and that you can connect with your friends and neighbors to build networks of support and solidarity to the best of your abilities. Remember to smile at people (even under you masks), treasure connections however small (and perhaps virtual), and breathe deeply to re-member the inspiration of life. The air and aether connects us all. Temperature swings and strong storms have just passed through much of the south east and many are without power or shelter.
A calming lightness has begun to settle in this morning after these harrowing days, it feels as tho something has passed, a fever broken. The earth has become quieter, as the seismic rumble of human activity can be measured at a new stillness, animals return to regained environments, pollution has dropped, smog cleared. What may this time of internal reflection bring? What has arisen in you?
The building and releasing of pressure, the flowing of the firmament, a movement of polarized forces seeking global equilibrium amongst a wobbly globe.
Our hearts go out to anyone affected in these times.
May you find peace and welcome in a new day where you are.
These are hard and strange times. We wanted to offer some lightness and levity to whatever situation you may be facing. The Mountain is staying strong at this time. Morale is high as many of us have our hands in the dirt on the Many Hands Peace Farm, connecting with what we can touch and grow into in this time of uncertainty brings a sense of ease and peace.
A wise man once told me to tend the part of the garden you can reach.
Much love to all - Tanner