It has been shown that a baby given food, shelter and medical care will not thrive without the benefit of human touch. In order to thrive, humans must have contact with other humans.

We are currently being challenged with the opportunity to have to love ourselves, as our connection to other humans is limited. The time has been given us to explore ourselves. This is truly a gift if we are courageous enough to take it on.

I saw something on the Internet today that I want to share with you. It is by Elena Barnabé and expresses my sentiments of how to work through pain, be it physical or mental.

“Grandma, how do you deal with pain?”

“With your hands, dear. When you do it with your mind, the pain hardens even more.”

“With your hands, Grandma?”

“Yes, yes. Our hands are the antennas of our soul. When you move them by sewing, cooking, painting, touching the earth or sinking your hands into the earth, they send signals of caring to the deepest part of you and your soul calms down. This way she doesn’t have to send pain anymore to show it.

“Are hands really that important?”

“Yes, my girl. Thinking of babies: they get to know the world, thanks to their touches.

When you look at the hands of older people, they tell more about their lives than any other part of the body.

Everything that is made by hand, so is said, is made with the heart because it really is like this: hands and heart are connected. Masseuses know this: When they touch another person’s body with their hands, they create a deep connection. Thinking of lovers: When their hands touch, they love each other in the most sublime way.”

“My hands, Grandma… how long haven’t I used them like that!”

“Move them, my girl. Start creating with them and everything in you will move. The pain will not pass away. But it will be the best masterpiece. And it won’t hurt anymore. Because you managed to embroider your essence.”

–Elena Barnabé

If we can all observe all of the trauma going on and find our own way to shift it into a masterpiece, we will become whole and so will our world. I love this planet and every living thing on it. Choose to embrace all the light you can and spread it worldwide. We can do this and create a masterpiece of peace, gratitude and abundance, but that has to become our focus.

Hold this energy and be the beacon for those around you to follow. Create a frequency that uplifts all humanity. I can hardly wait to celebrate when our smiles can again become visible.

Life is a gift. The purpose is joy. Find yours.