When things look the darkest
and we’re really not sure
how it is all going to turn out

When things have taken a turn
one we never saw coming
and we have to travel a road
we never thought we would

When we are at our wits end
and we don’t know what to do…

That’s the time
We have to
Rise Up!
And have High Hopes!

We have to step out of the ring
that surrounds us
and we have to change our thoughts
and think things will get better

We have to turn off the news feeds
We have to concentrate on the fact
that people are generally good
and if they are acting out
and behaving poorly
they are dealing with something
that pains them

We have to listen to those
who have been oppressed for so long!

And we have to be willing to forgive.

Rise Up!
And have High Hopes!

Don’t go down the rabbit hole
of negativity because that energy
feels stronger
Don’t be tricked into believing
that evil is winning

We are one!
We can not continue to
efface the rights of our fellow humans
We must remember that any attack on one
Is an attack on us all!

Rise Up!
And have High Hopes!
We need each and every person
on this planet to believe that we can
tip the scales in favor of good
tip the scales in favor of love
tip the scales in favor of peace!

I have High Hopes
that we can come together
in these changing times
and move the energy
from dark to light

darkness can not put out light
Light will always dispel the darkness!


Lorrie <3


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  1. What a gorgeous picture Lori, I love it.And thanks for the hopeful message. I totally agree to turning off the newsfeed, I’m so there! And as an empath, I feel for everybody:the cops, the demonstrators, those that are being bullied in the press by the court of public opinion, it’s really getting tough. I love what you said about believing that all people are generally good. I feel that’s so true, always. Thanks for your hopeful message.

    1. I’m so happy you could feel the positive energy of this post, Linda! As a fellow empath, I too, can feel and understand the individual pain of every person who is out there doing whatever it is they are doing. We all just act based on the things that are happening in our lives…yes? So many people experiencing great pain…
      The pain has to go somewhere.
      I can understand just like you said, each and every one of these people’s motivation. As empaths we are a bridge…we are the ones who can help others understand.
      Stay well my friend. Take good care of yourself during these times…make sure you get what you need….and the opposite…don’t get what you don’t need!

    1. Hi John ๐Ÿ™‚ Your words make me happy and bring a smile to my face. Because…yes…we share that vibe…and it’s a really good one!!
      Hope all is well for you and Cyndie at the ranch. Is it getting warmer??

  2. Thank you Lorrie for the perfect reminders in this crazy time. We (and I) need to remember and trust in our inherent goodness, reach out to each other, and not let the negative control us. Love and hugs…๐Ÿ’ž

    1. You just said so much in so few words, Brad! I know it is hard to find the good during these times…but I feel a shift…and it is HUGE!! I am sorry for all the pain that is bleeding out but there is healing taking place as well.
      On a different note…HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY my friend!! I apologize that I did not write sooner. I hope you had a great day and that this new year ahead will be filled with many wonderful things!!
      (I know you have given me your new email…but I could not find it!!)
      Stay well, Brad. Live in the moment and stay focused on the light!!

  3. Lorrie, Thank you for this so hopeful post. We seem to be on the proverbial emotional roller coaster, yet again. How many turns, twists, and lurching falls will we experience before the elections? Who knows. Remembering that the light returns, will certainly help.

    1. Hi Michael ๐Ÿ˜ I feel it in my bones…I feel a change in the energy. I am going to keep it positive, Michael, and believe that good will trump evil!!
      It’s so easy to get bogged down in the negative that is plastered all over the news…but there appears to be movement…peaceful movement all around the world. I know it is a sign of good things to come and the more we can focus on this good the stronger it will become!
      It’s so nice to see you…here and over at Twitter…thank you for always showing your support ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’œ

  4. What a beautiful, hopeful poem Lorrie. And yes, we cannot allow ourselves to fall down the rabbit hole of hopelessness – we must stand true and strong in the light of Love which encompasses all — and that includes the rabbit holes too! <3 Blessings my friend. Your light shines bright as always.

    1. Hi Louise๐Ÿ˜ Thank you so much for you kind words. And yes…it all belongs…right? For we can not have one without the other. I really do feel a swing towards kindness and decency. I pray for it every Day!
      I hope you are well…I will be over soon to see what you have been up to…but I hope it is creating wonderful things…I’m pretty sure it is ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰
      Stay well my friend! Much love and light!๐Ÿ’œ

    1. Hello there! Thanks so much for taking your time to leave a comment here ๐Ÿ™‚ Believe me, it is easy to fall into the lower energies and to be impacted by all that is going on. I’ve already spent too much time in my life ‘down there.’ I truly believe that we can tip the energy in favor of good. That’s not to say that the negative won’t exist…I just believe that we have the power to make a difference.
      Thanks so much for stopping by. Sweet Blessings!

  5. Yes! Thank you for this much needed positive energy, Lorrie. I’m taking a step back from Facebook and have to be careful what news I click on or watch. There are many positive news stories, books, and blogs like yours that give hope and feed our souls. We just have to be intentional and seek them out. Stay well and strong, my friend! <3

    1. That is such truth, JoAnna! I know for sure that it matters so much what we spend our time thinking about…the energy in which we surround ourselves. It is especially nice during this time to have friends like you who think in like ways and who spread positive vibes.
      Thank you for your support and encouragement…it means a lot. I am not ALWAYS positive…but I try really hard to be. It just feels like we need it more now than perhaps ever before.
      I hope you and yours are well…be safe.
      Much love and light <3

      1. I’m not always positive either, but I won’t let myself stay in the dumps long. Sometimes I need to escape for a while. But we always come back to create positive energy, and that’s what matters. That and love. You be safe and well, too Lorrie. Much love and light returning to you. <3

    1. Hi Kirt…hope you are doing well and still able to visit with your grandchildren. Things are loosening up around here…but I am not out and about too much yet. I found out a friend of mine passed last weekend due to covid 19. That is the first person I actually know…it seems surreal. He was young…and healthy. It is hard to deal with something when we don’t really know how to deal with it!
      Stay well…be safe. Sending lots of light!

      1. I am so sorry to hear about your friend. My condolences! It is such a weird time we are living in. We are well and are able to spend lots of time with our grandchildren. At this point we are still sequestered between our two homes and practice safety when we go out. I am having knee replacement surgery one week from today. I was scheduled for mid March and was 4 days out from it when it was cancelled. I had the other knee done last August and have been looking forward to doing this one. Iโ€™m comfortable having it done now and especially with it being a UCLA Orthopedic Hospital away from their main hospital. Stay well…stay safe!!

        1. Ah! Kirt…I will be sending great energy to you for a successful surgery and rehabilitation! I have a dear friend who has to have hip revision surgery on Monday…it too was cancelled in April. I have to believe the hospitals know what they are doing and will take super care of you both!
          Thanks for your condolences. It is indeed strange times…we just have to do the best we can…which is what we should always be doing anyway.
          Sweet Blessings to you, Kirt. I will be sending healing energy!!

    1. Hi Harlon๐Ÿ˜ƒ I was thinking about you today!! Hope all is well. Happy you felt lifted…I would always wish to make you feel that way! Things here are a little crazy (besides the whole Covid fear) but we will keep moving forward…one foot in front of the other. Take good care๐Ÿ’œ

    1. Hi my wonderful friend, Ka! How are you? I have been absent and just found your message. All is good…adjusting to the new normal. I have been very busy with a new project but hope to sneak in and catch up soon! Stay well…๐Ÿ’œ

      1. Hi Lorrie ๐Ÿ™‚
        Weโ€™re good, thankfully. Itโ€™s been a lot to adjust to. Lots of grief in the air and the unrest is real. Iโ€™ve also been busy with graduate school, work, 2nd certification for medicine woman program, and parenting of my toddler. I havenโ€™t been online much for socializing or blogging. Best wishes with your new project and Stay well, also! I appreciated this wonderful uplifting message. Take care, Lorrie, with love, Ka

        1. I get it, Ka! It is very hard to keep the heavy feelings from taking over. I limit my viewing of television and the news…it is almost impossible to comprehend what is going on. But it is so important for us to keep our energy levels high…for us to shine a beacon of light so the darkness does not take over.
          Thanks for your best wishes๐Ÿ˜ My project is a new home form which I am do excited!! But there has been so much work getting the New home ready…cleaning…painting and getting ready to move and sell the other home. In the midst a love one had to have major surgery and I am the caretaker. I pushed…and did too much even though I tried to be so very cognizant…so I am recovering from some health issues. But I have my energy back and I am ready to go๐Ÿ˜ I try to examine how the fall happened because I know I can do better…and I know it is awareness…and awareness ALL THE TIME is so difficult. But I know I am better than I was the last time…and I suppose that is what this life is all about…learning and continuing to move forward!
          Much love to you, my friend๐Ÿ’œ I know you have your hands full and I send you all good energy that you have the awareness each day to navigate your waters while you keep yourself well!
          Sweet blessings, Ka.๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

            1. Hi Ka! How are you my friend? I am well…tired…but I am all moved in…just in time for a Hurricane tomorrow! Ah! For some reason I am underwhelmed…probably not a good idea. I think it is all the stress of dealing with the world the way it has been for months.
              I know you are busy too…hope all is well! Thanks for checking in on me ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

    1. Hi Karen! So nice to see you…I hope that you are doing well during this trying time. I am in a very busy patch and miss being here…but hopefully soon I will be able to catch up. Stay well๐Ÿ’œ

    1. Sweet Blessings to you, Mother Wintermoon! And thanks do much for stopping by and leaving a footprint here๐Ÿ˜ I have been a bit absent so I apologize for the lag time in my response. It is my belief that we need to shine more light and when we come together to do so, amazing things happen! I hope you see little miracles today _/\_

  6. Thank you for this inspiring message. True, collectively we can fill the darkness with light. Bring joy, kindness and peace. From within to the outside.

    1. Thank you for shining your light! It is our journey through the dark times that batter prepare us to receive…and spread the light. Sweet Blessings!

  7. I love your high hopes Lorrie and I join with you in keeping that light. Thank you for this beautiful hope filled post. We WILL win. Love always wins. ๐Ÿ™

    1. ‘LOVE ALWAYS WINS’….YES, MIRIAM๐Ÿ˜ Thank you so much for walking around my blog and leaving some of your beautiful energy here! May this new week offer you chances to see love all around You! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’œ๐ŸŒป

    1. THANK you so much. And i apologize for the late response…I just found your messages in my spam. I am happy I found you ๐Ÿ˜ Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. Oh, Lorrie, this is absolutely beautiful & inspirational. Your writing is spectacular. What a vivid image you’ve given us all, one of unity, hope, and love. I absolutely LOVE this piece of yours.

    “We have to step out of the ring…” what a powerful statement that is! There is a different way, but we must welcome it. People must be willing to let go of their stubbornness and be willing, even for one moment, to see things from a different perspective. Indeed, we are one. My heartfelt prayer is we do tip the scales for good, love, and peace. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ

    Thank you so much for sharing this. You are a blessing. Thank you for sharing your beautiful heart with all of us! โ™ฅ

    1. Awwww…Holly…thank you so much! I’m so grateful for your support and that you add your energy here and believe that we can, indeed, make a difference!
      So many things seem out of control and when that kind of energy is added to negativity…it becomes a powerful source that feeds on itself and gains momentum. I stand by the idea that light makes the darkness recede and I will do whatever I can to continue to shine. I lived the other way…not necessarily perpetuating the darkness…but not aware that I could control my light.
      Many blessings of love and light I send to you!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’œ

  9. Such beautiful inspiration Lorrie…. High Hopes is what I still have…. Even though we see society crumbling apart, I see it being rebuilt with more Love..
    <3 Sending love and well wishes…
    Sue <3

    1. I love it, Sue!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ I have to remind myself of that every time the fear of what will happen after our election enters my mind! I know it is love that can heal everything…it’s just some days it seems there isn’t much of it being shown.
      More love…more love!!๐Ÿ’ž

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