Let it Go | Humor lifts the weight of life's serious problems; new slant with a smile. | HartHaiku.com

Let it Go | with a Smile

There is nothing quite like laughter to ease a burden. It doesn’t change our circumstances, but, it does help us to regain our equilibrium, our perspective, our balance. Laughter is a safety valve for the psyche under pressure. Here is a great article from Psychology Today about the many benefits of laughter, both physical and mental: Laughter: The Best Medicine

I have a friend who many days right now sends me jokes, often poking fun at the Coronavirus. I’m in extreme lock down where I am; she is lesser so. She knows how important freedom is to me, and the jokes help relieve my feeling of restriction. I am truly indebted to her for this kindness shown.

Humor is one of the tools we can use to navigate this new territory in which we find ourselves. Perhaps we can pledge to help each other through it with a little daily dose of humor? Our days, after all, are too precious to live them without some joy and laughter.

“There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.” ~ Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” ~ Steve Martin

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Truth | Straight as an arrow, truth seeeks its spirit target and won't be denied. | HartHaiku.com

Truth | The Straight Arrow

The truth is the truth. Constant, consistent, it vibrates to the inner core of our being. We feel the truth. Like the straight arrow, the truth hits the bullseye. It does not take a winding path to some ever shifting mark in the sand.

As the narrative unwinds about this new Coronavirus, I notice inconsistencies day-to-day. In my local paper, there are major ones regarding available test kits, financial budget to support this crisis, etc.

We are good people and we trust that the narrative being told to us is the truth. There is no way to prove some of this stuff. But, what we can do is watch for the constancy, the consistency, and most importantly, listen to that inner vibe within us. Then we know where to properly place our trust.

If you are not already doing so, it is time to listen to your inner truth. Spiritual warriors do not put blind faith in the consensual narrative. With patience and perseverance, they observe, analyze, and go inward for the answers.

Look for the truth and be the arrow.

In rune stones, Teiwaz the arrow symbol stands for the spiritual warrior. This is your call to be the spiritual warrior. We need you, because ultimately this current Coronavirus crisis will reveal itself to be a battle less about biology and more about the spirit.

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Smoke | Fear's ugly head raised, dragon unleashed breathes his fire, and smoke clouds our eyes. | HartHaiku.com

Smoke | and Numbers

Do you remember the wizard in Wizard of Oz? He used the classic “smoke and mirrors” magic act props to create the illusion of an all-powerful, omnipresent ruler of Oz.

What was his most powerful tool to manage people? FEAR. When Dorothy’s dog Toto pulled back the curtain, a little and old (but power hungry) man was revealed, working the controls of the giant smoke and mirrors illusion.

Right now our greatest fear, DEATH, has permeated every day existence with its grim presence. That fear has become tangible in the form of a daily burgeoning number. The monster is growing from a mouse to a roaring dragon right before our very eyes, its yawning mouth ready to swallow us in flames.

The virus is real. But, consider that we are being consumed by something much more dangerous than any biological threat. Fear of death is expanding in the consensual collective mind.

We have the power to vanquish this dragon. We may not have control over the virus, but we do have the choice about our fear. We own it.

When we allow ourselves to be ruled by fear, we do not see clearly; our perception and judgement may be clouded. In the final analysis, what you believe and I believe about the viral numbers, our own mortality, and the fate of humanity, could make all the difference in the outcome of this.

Smoke and numbers.

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Freedom | Freedom is a door, you turn the key in your mind and you walk through it. | HartHaiku.com

Freedom | Is Yours

“You are free when you believe you are.” I know, this sounds too simplistic, yes? But think about it, you were born as a free spirit into this world. What convinced you that you are not? Society? The rules? Your upbringing?

Freedom begins in our minds. It is a belief, a thought form, it resides in the deepest part of our souls. It is always there, but it can become very buried.

Ask yourself today, “Am I really free in my mind?” And if your answer is no, perhaps it is time to ask yourself why. What are the thoughts that hold you hostage?

“You are free when you believe you are.”  The doorway is waiting.

Inspirational Quotes:

“Life without liberty is like a body without spirit.” ~ Kahlil Gibran

“The secret to happiness is freedom. And the secret to freedom is courage.” ~ Thucydides

“They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery. None but ourselves can free our minds.” ~ Bob Marley

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Freedom | Is Yours © Susan L Hart 2020