Holding a person you love--or loved---or need to love---or can't love (you get the picture---insert your favorite name now)--holding a person in a sacred space---in a holy light---surrounded by grace and compassion--and of course--by light. Light that might give them a bit of hope or a new perspective or a glint/glimmer that they are going to find their paths. Sitting Halo---my new best phrase--- means even sitting right next to somebody you want so desperately to "fix" and make better and steer down a different road----but maybe your words are all used up and broken-record-sounding---maybe your words would fall on deaf ears or a hardened heart. And, anyway, maybe your words are not what they need. You know exactly what I'm talking about; you've been there. You might be there right now. So, don't say anything. Just Sit Halo for that person. Just pray--- if that's the word that makes sense for you life. Or meditate---- Send them love. Ask for them to be sheltered and nourished and to be "healed"-----and yes, I know that can mean a zillion different things. But you get it, don't you?
Today I could not do anything to make Taylor feel better. I had done all there was to do. I was frustrated and close to tears. So, I just stood close, was silent, and "Sat Halo." For me, that meant I prayed for him to be out of pain. It felt like such a relief to have a place to "go" with my thoughts and for the love I hold for him. I didn't need to tell him what I was doing or why I was doing it. It is simply (and beautifully) a prayer for watching over---for whatever that person needs to live his /her life's purpose full out.
For the woman who cuts in front of you in line at Wendy's: Sit Halo. For the friend we have who is lost and not knowing where to turn in life: Sit Halo.
Taylor and Hawkeye