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Feb 25, 2022·edited Feb 25, 2022Liked by Sarah Blondin

This is the prayer I wrote, hoping others find comfort in these words: https://www.ritualwell.org/ritual/we-see-you-ukraine

We See You: For Ukraine

Crowded in a subway station in Kharkiv

A student from another country clutches

A dog to her chest

Answering the reporter’s questions

As men rush down the stairs

Interrupting the interview.

Toddlers in snowsuits on blankets.

Teenagers, heads down to their phones.

Mothers’ eyes looking everywhere.

Svieta says she grabbed her documents and cash,

She has a car, but nowhere to go.

As she speaks, a boy in a blue winter hat

And black-framed glasses, a few years older

Than my oldest son, peeks out from behind her,

Smiles shyly as he eyes the camera.

A man stands behind him with his backpack

Pressed against his chest, holding himself.

We see you. In our living rooms,

At kitchen tables, as we pack lunches

And perform our morning routines,

We watch, helpless, holding your faces

To our hearts as we tend to the small luxuries

Of the mundane.

We fear from afar

The brutal waste of war

The extravagant arrogance of power.

We rage at the rage of men

Who refuse to see you, or rather,

Choose to see through you and thereby

Refuse to see themselves.

We see you. See the subway train

Stalled at the station, the indefinite

Pause of commute. We see you

Huddled from the thunder

Of bombs whose distance from you

Is incalculable but near enough

To tremble the heart.

We tremble with you.

From across the world

We hold you close

Not with thoughts or prayers

But the presence of the heart

A commitment to witness

A dedication to peace.

We see you. We hold you.

We will not leave your side.

Hila Ratzabi

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wow...thank you for sharing this. It's very moving and deeply resonant. love to you, Hila.

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Feb 25, 2022Liked by Sarah Blondin

Thank you for your voice and your gifts ❤️

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Hila, you have so beautifully shown the humanity in this awful moment. These images now live in my heart too. We will not leave their side.

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Oh my, dear Hila - this is so beautiful and so moving. Thank you from my heart.

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Thank you Hila, such warm words of love and support for the people of Ukraine. There but for the grace of god go we….

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Thankyou for sharing this. It is beautiful 💖

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I love this! May I share it?

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Sure thank you

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Very beautiful, thank you for posting.

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Beautiful, heartful, penetrating ... thank you

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❤️

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Feb 25, 2022Liked by Sarah Blondin

I see a world in which the collective consciousness is focused on one thing, love. Where children are born into a tender climate of joy and challenges are proportional to the love in their hearts. Where growth comes in incremental happenings and trauma is an experience of the past. I feel the hearts of so many bleeding and I know the possibility of healing. I see a world of peace.

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Feb 25, 2022Liked by Sarah Blondin

I want for everyone to find what Sarah has helped me find inside myself...a safe, peaceful, loving center in which I can take refuge. I pray for all the frightened children. Are we not all children really? May all be comforted.

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beautiful...

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Feb 27, 2022·edited Feb 27, 2022

I love this. As Im rocking my son to sleep,I too am rocking myself to sleep. I too am a child in need of deep rest. May mother nature rock the world to sleep. May we be held in her arms and feel that same peace.

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Feb 25, 2022Liked by Sarah Blondin

I deeply yearn for the end of nation states and a shared practice of responsibility and care for planet earth.

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Feb 25, 2022Liked by Sarah Blondin

I also hope for authentic power. Leaders of the world who truly, deeply care for our selves with the same hearts that they have for their own families.

Those who can lead and be respected in their deeply calculated and educated decisions.

No more bullying of their own people, or of allied countries.

That’s what I hope for, for my future children and for yours.

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Feb 25, 2022Liked by Sarah Blondin

I see a ‘bright blessed day’ follow this ‘dark sacred night’ for this wonderful world.

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and so be it.

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Aho. Amen.

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Feb 25, 2022Liked by Sarah Blondin

I choose light and warmth and gentle kindness with you. I am so grateful for your heart and voice and all those whose hearts and voices lift our eyes and souls up and up and up. Thank you x

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Feb 25, 2022Liked by Sarah Blondin

I deeply want peace. I deeply want unity. I want them both on the grandest scale.

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How can we find compassion for the barbarous broken souls? They will not listen if we respond in kind. We must stand together in spirit with kindness and love for each person we encounter. We must know in our hearts our separateness is an illusion. I have faith that our inter-being is moving in that direction. It may take longer than an individual life. But if we sow these seeds among one another eventually the garden will grow again as lovely as it can be. That is what I strive to stand for, it is simple but not easy. But we must keep practicing, it seems the best approach now. No harm can come from this way to any living being. “You might say I’m a dreamer but I’m not the only one” ☮️♥️🌏

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so beautiful. the last line <3 thank you...

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Feb 25, 2022Liked by Sarah Blondin

I deeply want humanity to choose peace over war. Love over hate. I deeply want all children to feel safe, loved and heard. I deeply want eyes to be wiped clean so that those whose actions and words lead only to hate will be seen for what they are - that these actions and words will be washed away by our united flow of love. 💞

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thank you..

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Feb 25, 2022Liked by Sarah Blondin

I deeply want a world where all living creatures are seen and recognized as individual souls that have as much right to freedom, compassion and kindness as the rest of us. I deeply want the inhabitants of our world to respect our planet and the amazing gifts of beauty, wonder and resilience it shows us. I deeply want a world where kindness and compassion are the foundation upon which we live our lives. I deeply want peace for our brothers and sisters in Ukraine and others trapped in senseless wars and persecution. And I join you and repeat, “I choose love, I choose love, I choose love.”

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Feb 25, 2022Liked by Sarah Blondin

Peace, love, unity. I have hope for reconnection to our one heart, for each of us to be a gentle thread, weaving our love into a collective web of healing

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Feb 25, 2022Liked by Sarah Blondin

Peace is the way. See loving kindness all around you and around the world.

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Feb 25, 2022Liked by Sarah Blondin

I want it to become incomprehensible for humans to even entertain the notion of killing each other.

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Feb 25, 2022Liked by Sarah Blondin

I pray alongside you. And choose love on purpose. Thank you 🙏🏼💜

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Feb 25, 2022Liked by Sarah Blondin

Peace,love

No more children caught in a world of terror,greed and hate.

Please,keep all the children safe.

No more war,

Peace,love joy

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yes..yes. yes.

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Feb 25, 2022Liked by Sarah Blondin

Thank you for this. I want people to recognize our common humanity and come together in a loving and compassionate way.

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Thank you for sharing your prayer with us Sarah. We choose love, we choose love, we choose love together with you and I so many people on this earth. 💕 Thinking about that brings me hope.

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Feb 25, 2022Liked by Sarah Blondin

Beautiful message Sarah. Much needed. Thank you.

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Feb 25, 2022Liked by Sarah Blondin

I see a world where despots are cast out and leaders of heart and consciousness take their place. I see every country in the world put the happiness and health of their people first. I see a world where love and kindness thrive, and hatred, greed and selfishness die.

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and so be it. thank you.

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Feb 25, 2022Liked by Sarah Blondin

I deeply want peace, equality & love

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Feb 25, 2022Liked by Sarah Blondin

I choose LOVE! No matter what ALWAYS choose Love!

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I deeply want the hope I feel right now after reading ALL of these words to be multiplied over and over. I deeply want the knowing that love is the answer to be shared and accepted over and over. I deeply want no one to lose their sense of self, to forget how to come home. Bless it be….

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Feb 25, 2022Liked by Sarah Blondin

Thank you Sarah !

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I want to live in a world in which we *actually* love one another. My family and I went to the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia today to see a new Harry Potter exhibit and we walked through the famous two-story Giant Heart exhibit, following the path of blood. As I climbed through aortas and ventricles, I thought of Sarah Blondin and this community. I thought of that night over three years ago when I first listened to a Sarah Blondin meditation on Insight Timer and how it literally felt like my cold and hardened heart was thawing and softening. That night was a turning point in my life and I deeply want others to experience that and to live in a heart-minded way.

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That is so beautiful. I used to live in Philly and have been to that exhibit. Thank you for sharing your experience of being literally inside the heart.

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Feb 26, 2022·edited Feb 26, 2022

I pray for the realization of oneness in every person on this planet. Every act of violence, you are doing against everyone including yourself. Every act of love and kindness, you are nurturing everyone including yourself. I pray for us to realize that we are one body functioning together and in love we need to look out for EVERYONE! Peace to the people in Ukraine, peace to the people who are under the illusion of having to go the path of violence, may your wrong perception be lifted off your minds.

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That is pure nobility. Beautiful! The reward is in the purification of action which leads to virtuous perfection. I like that! 😊 Nice

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I deeply want to happen a collective heart opening, love pouring so fast from one being to another, that it washes away the deep woundedness we have caused each other and our mother earth. That great waves of tears cleanse this place we call home and helps us all heal together.

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I pray for Ukraine, and all the people suffering from this insane situation, hiding in subway stations, being separated from loved ones and leaving their homes. But I also pray for Putin and the little innocent boy he once was and hopefully still has inside him... I pray that he might find a tiny bit of warmth and love in his heart and stop this madness. Choosing love is the only right choice, always and for every single one of us.

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I pray that everyone-the bullies who use hurt and pain to fill their wounds-and the people that they injure on their paths to have more and more and more-all, everyone, to find their true loving nature. I send this wish, this prayer out to our world.

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I deeply wish to feel it all. I deeply wish for all to feel it all. So that we all may move forward in healing from pain and separation…and all the children may inherit a world that is better, brighter, more magical than when you and I found it.

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Peace, peace, peace and blue sky for Ukraina and all countries. I wish that a miracle of love and compassion transform the war into peace .

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Maybe this is the unwar. We seem to have a grassroots global objection to this insanity. I hope so. Our friends in Ukraine suffer needlessly! The world and all people know this is unnecessary the manifestation of greed and corruption. It’s very sad

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Feb 26, 2022·edited Feb 26, 2022

For everyone to understand, love, and truly embrace each other. For the world to be -- in all its essence -- a safe place for every child. For peace to win and for all forms of violence to be over.

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Thank you, Sarah. I deeply hope that those who have been predicting that systems are breaking down in order to create anew - better, more just, and loving - are right. So be it.

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I want trauma to be recognized as the force it is so that everyone has the resources to heal. I want our culture to change to support humans as individuals and to celebrate our differences. In the meantime I too choose love and share just how infinite love is. Thank you Sarah for your incredible wisdom. Xx

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I was searching insight timer for exactly what you've provided. Thank you, this captures my longing in words. And gives me something to hope for watching the violence going on right now. I was feeling heavy hearted, lost sleep the last two nights, meditations were helping but not enough. This helps! Thank you once more for your words.

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Feeling into your messages of love, unity, peace I feel hope and communion, thank you and Sarah for creating this circle❤️

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I want to send my thoughts and prayers to the people in a far away place. Mothers and Fathers, Sons and Daughters. And I light a candle 🕯 for the lost. I am hoping Peace 🙏🏻👏

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You have made me remember the beauty of collective prayer through the darkness of night. You helped me believe. Thank you.

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Acceptance of self for acceptance of others.

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amen amen

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Thank you so much Hila, for expressing the feelings that have been in my heart, and I have been unable to put into words. I will share this with my Ukrainian friends. 💓

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What I want most to happen- for mankind to tire of hate, war, cruelty and most of all inequality. For our species to evolve and grow away from hate and fear and consumption toward love and giving, sharing...

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Feb 28, 2022·edited Feb 28, 2022

I want every soul to be filled with peace and every heart with good intention. I want compassion to run so deep we can’t deny we are all one, connected in a single system of being all over this planet. For every human to turn to the living beings around them, treating them with the same affection and understanding and patience we would if they were our child. This includes the grace and embrace of our own tender, wounded and evolving souls. I crave the energy of the divine feminine- wide, inclusive and encompassing, listening for the better future we all so deeply yearn for. May we live, may we listen, may we be kind and may we come together to heal our planet and every desperate soul on it.

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