Today was one of those days where it's harder than usual to hear the news. Many of us are wondering how could a person do this? How could someone arm themselves to the teeth and enter a theater and start shooting? We hear that his apartment is full of explosives. We realize that this was premeditated. We want to hate him for what he did ... yet the Truth is, this experience was a huge call for help - a call that wasn't answered during the build up to what happened today. Why is that? Maybe we'll never know. "Why" is usually a futile question. Perhaps this is where Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len's Ho'oponopono practice comes in. Dr. Lew said that he "was simply healing the part of me that created them.” That process is "I'm sorry, Please forgive me, I forgive you, Thank you."
I want to look at this incident from my micro and macro points of view (personal and cosmic - and my opinion).
In the micro we think "I could never do something like that" .. yet a very long time ago I had an experience that told me this type of rage is possible for anyone. I came home to see the cord to the phone running across the living room and into the bedroom, with the door closed most of the way. I could hear my husband on the phone with his ex-girlfriend .... and from what I heard, she wasn't his 'ex' -- he'd never stopped seeing her. We'd been married less than a year. I was furious. I kicked the door open and grabbed the phone cord so hard it not only pulled the phone away from him, but it pulled the cord out of the wall. He stood up yelling and came toward me. I found myself backed into the open coat closet. There was a wooden hanger there. For a moment I went into a stillness. I saw myself taking that hanger down, smacking it against the door jam so it would break and have a sharp point, and stabbing him with it. I've always been a peaceful person, and the idea that I was even thinking about doing this shocked me. I remember thinking "I'm not going to jail for anyone." I ran past him and out of the house so I could cool off. Thank God.
Anyone can go into a rage - how we react to that rage is what's important.
On the macro level -- I believe we're entering into a new paradigm -- The Age Of Enlightenment. The Age of Enlightenment is where "My religion is kindness", we're full of compassion, we're realizing Oneness, and have a conscious awareness of how everything is consciousness.
The old paradigm is "Might is Right" ... war is sexy, competition is approved of, it's ok to fight for territory, etc.. The old paradigm is dying. Each horrific man-made event is part of that paradigm trying to stay alive.
Everything is happening just as it should.
And even though everything is happening just as it should, it doesn't stop us from being sad or afraid. So what do we do? Be with our feelings - really feel them, don't allow ourseles to numb out. Then turn those feelings into compassion, and pray for all concerned -- and that's all of us.
The I Am That I Am is fully present within me. I let the Truth of this awareness flood my being. I feel the Power and the Love. I am aware of Infinite Intelligence and perfect Grace.
Love blesses me as I choose to live in the present moment. I let go of trying to hang on to the past, even if it was just a minute ago. I let go of resisting change - resistance is futile. I choose wisely what I want to experience and anything unlike good is released from my subjective mind.
I have compassion for those that appear to be misguided. I bless them on their Path, because I know they are on a Divine Path just as I am, no matter what it looks like to me. Everyone is. This is the only judgment I allow myself. Everything and everyone is just where they are supposed to be.
I am so grateful I can choose to stay in the present moment, honoring all that shows up. I release these words to the Law of Mind, knowing they are already so. I have revealed my Truth, and so it is.