I'm just back from some time in Costa Rica with my family. The beauty of that country is beyond description. We had a wonderful time in every way. We returned to the news of the tragedy at Virginia Tech.
Once again, we are confronted with a seemingly inexplicable act of violence where innocents are killed and wounded. How are we to deal with this?
A beloved colleague of mine pointed out that what we are called upon to exhibit is our clarity - the knowing that despite any appearances, there is an Infinite Possibility expressing at all times in our Universe. As difficult as it is to see in cases such as this, it is even more essential that those with a capacity to understand oneness express that belief with clarity.
The media is filled with images of carnage and talking heads speaking about everything from security to strategy to psychology, to plain gossip. They highlight the drama energy of the event, build fear, and help to create and reinforce a mindset of powerlessness.
The feeling of loss is real, the deaths of the physical beings is real - AND the continuation of the essence of those beings is also real. It is time that more and more people came to realize this - nothing will go farther to change the prevailing mindset that violence is a reasonable act. Nothing will go farther to create an environment in which every individual is honored and respected as part of an unending oneness - rather than an "other" to be shunned and made fun of if they are "different" from the mainstream in any way.
My heart breaks for the families and friends of those who were harmed physically and emotionally at Virginia Tech on Monday. It also breaks for a society who sees the reality of evil and who fails to act to create a greater sense of love and acceptance among all people.
What will you do to create such a society?
Love and Light,