How to stand steady?
Last night a woman asked, “How do we stand steady in these times?” and since she’s not the only one with this question, here are some suggestions:
To begin, a wise teacher once told me,“Standing steady only means that when you fall over, you get back up again.” I liked that. So, when we get knocked down, what helps us get back up?
Good company (people who themselves seek to “stand steady.”) People who call forth the best in us. Also included in “good company” are enlightening books, movies, T.V. programs, etc.
Spiritual discipline to feed the heart: prayer, meditation, sacred singing, chanting a mantra or prayer as you go about your day. If these are tied in to particular times of the day and/or specific activities, they become a support structure you can lean on.
Doing regular service. Giving to others and making that a normal part of your life. Helping someone ill or infirm, volunteering, feeding the homeless, serving your community.
Spiritually focused meetings: coming together regularly to study the Grandmothers’ books or any spiritual book, meditate, chant the Ho’oponopono, sing and pray together.
You may notice that most of these activities include other people. The Grandmothers tell us not to try to get through these difficult times all by ourselves but to instead call on them and on one another. If you have more “Standing Steady” suggestions for our Net of Light family, please share them on our Facebook page.
A Northern California Beacon painted this during a retreat and experienced it coming straight from the Grandmothers!
We are these stars shining light in a dark time!
Painting by Ellen Davidson
|First 2017 Net of Light Gathering
Joshua Tree National Park, California
March 2-5, 2017
Standing Steady in a Shaky World
We are calling you to a great reconciliation.
An Ancestral, racial and cultural healing to free the past, present and future. You have suffered long enough from separation. Link once again with Mother Earth and one another as you move into the One Love.”
–the Great Council of the Grandmothers
- Join the earth to the the Net of Light.
- Connect with the ancestors of the light
- Harmonize relationships to mend the pain of individuals, cultures, races, and nations.
- Link all sacred places on earth to one another and lift the energy of our beloved earth.
- Anchor yourself in the power of love
If you feel called to be part of this service to yourself, your family, your country, and the family of life, please come.
For more information and to register for this or any of the other Net of Light Gatherings, go to: the event page
| Call forth the ancestors
Whenever you come together to meditate, pray and amplify the presence of love on earth, first call on us or any form of the Divine. Also call on the Net of Light. Then call forth the ancestors. Call the ancestors of your familyline, the ancestors of the land where you where born and where you live now. Call the ancestors everywhere on earth. You may think of them as ancestors of the Light. Simply think of their Higher Consciousness and invite this enlightened aspect of them to participate in the bond of love the Net of Light provides. They too will warm to the Net of Light embrace and because they are connected to this magnificent construct, they will be able to assist the Net in holding and lifting the Earth. As soon as the Ancestors enter into communion with the Net of Light, the pain from their many lifetimes will fade and dissipate. The past will truly then be past!
Casting the Net, Sharon McErlane, Ch 12, page 160