Sometimes, all you can do is pray & hold space…

“Sometimes all you can do is pray & hold space…”  was what the still small voice in the back of my mind said as I sat alone in my living room last night, tears running down my cheeks, my stomach in knots, just crying out to God and wondering, what in the world can I, little old me, do to help? How can I alleviate any of this in any small capacity?

With a heart that longs to make others hearts and insides feel better, I cannot stop thinking of every U.S. Military Veteran I know, all their families, and all of the active Military here and on the ground in Afghanistan. USA or not. As difficult as everything is to fathom, we cannot even begin to imagine what it must be like to see /go through everything through their “lens…”

I want to somehow help, and I know I am not alone in this helpless feeling. 

I am at a loss for words in this travesty, but I do know one thing I can do, 
WE as civilians can do for all those who have served our country so courageously and honorably.  

We can continue to pray, be there and 
hold space.

What does it mean to hold space?

The definition of holding space is “to be present with someone, without judgment. It means you donate your ears and heart without wanting anything in return. It involves practicing empathy and compassion. You put your needs and opinions aside, allowing someone to just be.”

– practice loving kindness, use deep listening, sit with what is, (JUST. BE), allow them to feel, breathe, stay grounded, BE PRESENT, do not usurp their pain or try to fix it…

Be strong. Pray without ceasing. & Hold Space. 🙏🏻❤️🇺🇸

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