Feeling heavy-hearted and concerned this morning for a loved one who may have been exposed to the virus.

I can’t share any personal details right now.

Thinking about any of you who may be worried about loved ones in these difficult days.

Along with traditional words of prayer, here is a practice that often brings me peace:

Sitting quietly, call forth an image or memory of the loved one. Feel the dear one in your chest, near the warm beating sturdy heart. Imagine the person in your heart, drinking in the nectar of your care. Breathe softly and gently and lovingly into the spirit of your beloved.

When and if fear arises during the day, return to the practice. Sometimes it helps to cup the hands gently over the heart and even murmur sweet lullabies like “there, there. I love you. Bless, you, hold you, keep you.” Adding whatever words of supplication or comfort that feel right…

That is all for today. My shaky self commits to returning to the Holy Heart again and again. Blessings to you and your precious loved ones. xoxo

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36 Responses to Concerned

  1. Larissa says:

    Holding you in my heart this morning πŸ’—

  2. Reggie says:

    Aww, Kathy, that is such a wise and compassionate practice; may it bring comfort to both you and your loved one. For so many of us, the fear around the virus has been all-consuming. There is so much fear about us or a loved one contracting it, or falling seriously ill, or needing hospitalisation and not being able to access professional medical care, and not being able or allowed to say goodbye when the illness takes its awful course, or the practical repercussions of needing to isolate oneself and/or one’s entire family, or how to cope, emotionally, mentally, financially, practically, when a beloved one dies from this awful virus. I send you warm, comforting hugs from a distance. Much love, Kathy.

  3. Barb says:

    Holding you in my heart, Kathy. Hugs.

  4. sherrysescape says:

    I’m so sorry – I hope things turn out OK.

  5. Story teller says:

    As the denizens of the dark world hang around with a cynical, sardonic smile to uncouple this body from life, let us be firm in our faith in the Divine. Do not waiver in your faith. Miracles do happen if you believe. The world will heal.

  6. Holding you and your loved one in my heart, too, Kathy. πŸ’™

  7. Eliza Waters says:

    Sorry to read this, Kathy… I will add positive thoughts of your loved one to my prayers. ❀

  8. Debbie says:

    I do pray everything is okay with your loved one, Kathy. The longer this pandemic goes on, the more each of us will be affected by it. Positive thoughts, my friend.

  9. jeffstroud says:

    Sending (((Hugs & Healing)))

  10. Susan D. Durham says:

    Thank you for the beautiful practice offered here. May it ease your hours somewhat as you go through this scary time. So very difficult, and I am so sorry you’re going through it. Holding you and your loved one in my heart. Much love …

    • Kathy says:

      I am so glad that you appreciate this practice, Susan. It can be so helpful to feel–to actually FEEL–our loved ones in our heart. Thank you for always being a rock for me. ❀

  11. Carol says:

    Positive thoughts for your loved one, and hugs for all.

  12. dawnkinster says:

    I do hope that things are OK with your loved one. Holding you all in my heart.

  13. Robin says:

    I’m sorry and understand the shakiness, Kathy. Holding you in my heart with prayers for you and your loved one.

  14. Stacy says:

    Oh, that’s so beautiful, Kathy. I will use this when the fear starts to rise.

    Keeping you and yours in my prayers. XOXO

  15. So sorry to hear this, Kathy! As a non- traditional pray-er (the only time I truly – and even then, totally selfishly – pray the way I was taught as a child, is when one of my dogs wanders off on a walk and is temporarily lost. Either it works – which should teach me something – or they are good at finding their way back home!), I LOVE your heart meditation. Thank you!

    • Kathy says:

      Cindy, isn’t it funny that when we’re really stressed we sometimes revert to our childhood prayers? I know I do. I have been a non-traditional pray-er most of the times, except when suddenly I’m not. It’s all good. Glad you like the heart meditation.

  16. Gay Herron says:

    Prayers for their recovery. Love your sweet practice, I know it helps them and you.

    • Kathy says:

      So far my loved one has tested negative, so that’s a good thing, Gay. It’s a little more complicated than I can share here–so appreciate your prayers. Glad you enjoyed this practice.

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