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*this* John W. Hays' take on things and experiences

Flowing Again

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Problem solved. A full day in operation and the water level is holding. It was indeed the orientation of the waterfall that was contributing to the surprising loss of water every day.

The peaceful meditations of splashing water have returned to grace our idyllic surroundings once again.

Pretty good timing, given the visceral angst boiling over in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers in the middle of a global pandemic that had seriously derailed the economy while killing vulnerable people with abandon.

With such a wallop of bad vibes unceasingly resonating far and wide, people understandingly are reacting with a protective perspective of wondering what more awful situation could be around the next corner. If we expect the worst, maybe it won’t hurt so much when it arrives. I remember that mindset from my years of depression.

Thinking like that may come across as protective on the surface, but it doesn’t actually work as well as the alternative. We can hold space for best possibilities.

Neither method can entirely control outcomes, but it is hard to argue that they don’t have some influence. Consider how strongly people feel about the power of prayer.

I no longer brace myself for the next possible calamity to befall us. I have grown more inclined to visualize the best possible outcome humankind can achieve. It is easier for me now that I have narrowed my focus to the power of love. Love is the answer. Love can heal all wounds.

It is time to get love flowing again, equally among all races, all income levels, all orientations.

Let the love flow and splash down over everything and everyone.




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  1. Amen, John! Yes…thinking the same way 🙂 I have done it both ways…expected the worse and received it…and expected the best…AND RECEIVED IT! It’s a no brainer really. I am not perfect…there are times that I fall into old habits but I usually catch myself pretty quickly and right the ship.
    I received news yesterday…so so sad…a friend of 36 years passed from Covid…so it is no longer “out there” it has struck me close to home. Stay well my friend…be safe…be well…be light!


    June 7, 2020 at 10:30 am

    • So sorry for your loss, Lorrie. Sending love and holding us all up for peace and love to carry us forward…


      June 7, 2020 at 8:18 pm

      • Thank you, John. It still seems surreal. And now this silent killer has touched me personally.
        I can’t let myself go backwards in the energy…have to keep it positive. And have to believe that everything that is happening will continue to shift things toward love.
        Hope you guys have a great week!


        June 8, 2020 at 9:13 am

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