Today we’re talking about standing united in the light and building a positive force field to encourage peace and healing for all.

On February 24, 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine, causing what has since become the largest military assault on a European state and the largest and most accelerated displacement crisis since World War II. As this crisis in Ukraine continues to spiral into a widespread humanitarian catastrophe, nearly 10 million people have been forced to be uprooted from their homes. 

Currently, almost 3.5 million people have fled to neighboring countries as refugees. Hundreds of thousands of people have no access to food, water, heat, electricity, medical care, or other basic necessities, houses, schools, hospitals, and roads are being destroyed by ongoing bombs and shelling, and close to 12 million people are estimated to be stranded in Ukraine as violence increases.

As these vicious attacks continue, the world bears witness to the deaths and suffering of innocent civilians who remain in Ukraine and endure the dangers of life under siege. Millions of people are in desperate need of immediate aid and support, and the people of Ukraine are suffering unfathomable loss on every level.

It’s so hard to believe that at this point in history, one nation would even dare have the audacity to say, “Hey, you used to be ours. We want you back,” and just move in and destroy cities and a way of life. This is producing grief on a huge level worldwide because it is not just the Ukrainian people who are grieving, but also all of us who are watching this nightmarish tragedy unfold. There is collective grief happening across the world right now.

When one country does something as outrageous as what Russia has done, it shakes us all to our core because we don’t know what’s going to happen next. All of us are suffering over this injustice and the horror that something like this is possible in 2022. What is going to happen, and what can the other nations do to end this atrocity?

What I want to talk about today does not come from a political perspective, but really from my perspective as a grief expert. In this episode, I talk about peace and healing, building a positive force field rather than focusing solely on our fear and outrage, and how miracles are possible when we stand united and committed to spreading the light.

“Healing is always an inside job and we’re all at a point of choice right now. We can either keep focusing out there at the things that make us scared and outraged. We can keep talking about that and building our anger and building this negative force field. Or, we can try something different.”  –  Paula Shaw

About Paula:

Image of Paula Shaw - Change It Up Radio with Paula Shaw - Episode 163: Let's Unite in the Light

Paula Shaw was Certified by the Grief Recovery Institute’s Program through Loyola Marymount Univesity as a Grief Recovery Specialist. She has been helping grieving people for over 28 years, using mind/body techniques to guide them through the discomfort of change and challenge, eliminating stress, depression, anxiety, weight gain, relationship distress, career challenges, a lack of energy, and self-destructive, addictive behavior.

These tools bypass the conscious mind–which is often rendered useless when emotions overwhelm us–and they work directly with the subconscious mind to shift problematic thinking, feelings, and behaviors that can result. Through these methods, it is possible to feel a sense of power and control in your life in a very short time.

Paula helps individuals regain successful lives by quickly identifying and eliminating self-sabotaging behavior and limiting beliefs by uncovering and addressing their core issues. Working with a wide variety of healing modalities, she provides her clients with the most effective processes for their specific needs. Because every person has unique challenges, this customized approach is critical to their success.

Paula is also the author of Chakras, the Magnificent Seven, which is a primer to the Chakra System and how to use it for greater health and healing, Grief… When Will This Pain Ever End?, which looks at loss and grief and provides practical, simple articles, processes, and exercises to help a grieving person move through their pain and back into joyful living, and her latest book, Saying The Right Thing When You Don’t Know What To Say, which is a guide to navigating difficult conversations that provides five steps to creating helpful, healing conversations.

If you are experiencing issues that feel overwhelming and you think that you might need help to overcome them, Paula offers a complimentary 20-minute consult that you can book on her website, or contact her at (858)-480-9234.

“What we focus on, we feed energy to, and what we feed energy to is going to grow. We don’t want to grow more evil, more outrage, more atrocities. We want to grow peace, we want to grow a solution, we want to grow a magnificent victory for these brave, amazing Ukrainian people.” –  Paula Shaw

Check out the video of this episode below:

“Miracles are possible when we remember that we’re all members of the human family and we stand together.” – Paula Shaw


Thanks For Listening!

Please share your thoughts with us:

If you enjoy the show, please subscribe and leave an honest review on iTunes. Your feedback is invaluable!