Cynthia Greb: Dreaming a Better World
All That We Do With Love is Our Service
What if we each realized we were ambassadors of the Divine? What if we knew it was our job (our joy!) to simply radiate love, kindness, and peace wherever we are? What if our very presence makes each place we visit a little better? What if we could each make this world a more heavenly place through our smile, our prayers, our thoughts, our love, our laughter, our words, our touch, our actions?
My personal goal is to help make the world a better place–in whatever way I joyfully can. One thing I like to do is focus on the positive whenever possible. I truly believe that what we focus on, we create–both in our own individual lives and on a global scale. It doesn’t matter if we love it or hate it, want it or fear it; if we give a great deal of our attention to it, we bring it into manifestation.
What are some things that bring me joy? Writing, taking photos, painting, singing, dancing, hanging out with animals or good people, being in the natural world, being in sacred space…. I also seem to have a calling to care for those who are nearing the end of their earthly lives. Writing about death, dying, and the afterlife is one of several books currently lining up to be birthed.
Speaking of gestation, many prophecies have foretold of this time on the planet. It is a time of great transition. The old paradigm is fighting for its life, but a New Earth is being born. For those of us who yearn for a more harmonious planet, the time will come! But like many births, there can be some rather intense labor pains before New Life emerges. Try to breathe through it all. As the Hopi elders said several years ago:
“There is a river flowing now very fast.
It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid.
They will try to hold on to the shore.
They will feel they are being torn apart, and they will suffer greatly.
Know the river has its destination.
The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water.
See who is in there with you and celebrate.”
(To read the entirety of this beautiful prophecy, as well as others, go to “A Hopi Elder Speaks“)
All That We Do With Joy is Our Purpose
I believe all is in divine order. This is a time for human beings, spiritual masters, and the angelic kingdom to all work together to bring a spirit of redemption and hope to this planet.
My hope is to inspire people to live a life of love and compassion. We have multiple opportunities every day to make the choice to live with either love or fear (as the Course of Miracles says.) Let’s choose love. Even when someone pushes your buttons. Even when certain actions seem abhorrent. Our task is to learn to stand for what is right without devolving into a morass of hatred and anger. Let’s instead choose love. Let’s choose peace.
Let Us Dream A Better World
We are beginning to emerge, after many, many long years, from a patriarchal world of war and chaos. The more feminine path we are being called to walk is one of love and cooperation.
Can we agree to let go of what no longer works so that we can embrace the new? Can we become our best selves, even when it appears things are falling apart around us? Can we look for the ways we are alike instead of focusing on all the ways we are different? Will we learn to recognize our common humanity? Will we begin to treat the animals and trees, the water and Earth with enormous respect? Can we be thankful for all our many blessings?
I hope so. I hope we can choose the Path of Love. I hope we can look upon one another with the eyes of compassion and embrace a world of peace. May a new world be born. That is my dream. As the Aborigines say, “Let us dream a better world.”
So be it.
Grief and Grace: Essays on Love and Beauty in the Midst of Dying
by Cynthia Greb
Over and over I found that during periods of darkness and despair, moments of exquisite beauty and sweetness would break through. I began to realize that life and death are intertwined. Beauty and pain, love and loss — they are all commingled.
“After finishing this book, I sat on my sofa somewhat stunned, eyes burning from tears. This is so very beautiful, poignant, and a true gift. I would recommend this not only to caregivers but to medical professionals as well.” Betsy Zazow, RN, LCSW
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“In this loving and sensitive series of stories, Cynthia Greb touches upon experiences and feelings that we all must journey through at some point in our finite lives. She teaches us the value of love in all its many forms and shows us that even on the darkest days we can be wrapped in grace if we keep our minds and hearts open. I read this book as the holidays approached, a time when I revisit the grief of no longer having my parents to celebrate with. I believe this book can help anyone with any kind of grief or loss as Cynthia reminds us that life goes on and there are still moments of joy and blessings to be had. I especially appreciate her stories of how simply reconnecting with nature, where days constantly cycle through visible deaths and rebirths, has a healing effect.”