Jesus Christ. I’m not sure if that’s a cry of anguish or a cry for help. Both, I think.
I just read about the shootings in Newtown, Connecticut and I’m sitting here, like most of you probably are, feeling an intense ache in my heart for those who are dealing with the shockwaves of grief from this horrific tragedy.
I find myself saying that a lot lately. Unimaginable. There seems to be a disproportionate amount of loss, separation and grief in our world today. And when the unimaginable becomes reality, fear and anger tend to creep into the crevices of our thoughts.
Now, more than ever, it is crucial to our well-being and the awakening of our planet as a whole that we forgive and release what causes us anger, fear and grief. The Amish taught the world this beautiful lesson after the tragic school-house shooting in their community six years ago.
Forgiveness is not something we offer to others. It is a gift we give to ourselves, a spaciousness only we can create in the world around us.
While it is perhaps the most difficult challenge we face, it is also the most important. It uplifts our world from the anguish of these terrible moments and shines Divine, healing light where it’s needed the most.
It’s not easy, and I’ve no roadmap to offer you. But I know that if we all stand together on this day, holding hands and hearts as we do, and send loving energy of compassion, forgiveness and release to all those who are suffering, we can help ease their pain.
This circle of healing light must also be extended to the soul of the young man in whose hands this grief began. He was only 24 years old. What must have happened, what immense pain, sorrow, confusion, fear, desperation must he have experienced, to bring him to this day? Today. His final day on this Earthly plane.
Drink in the faith that you can make a meaningful difference in the lives around you. Know that you hold all the healing energy the world needs in this moment. You are far from helpless and even farther from being alone. I’m here, too. Will you take my hand today and stand with me in a circle of loving hope, healing and release?
I’m going to walk in the woods now, they are calling me. I will meet you there. I love you.
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