I had this fun post all mocked up for today. Because today is the day I’ve been on the edge of my seat waiting for – to share The Perfect People Picker Solution for you and your business.
I really want you to know about it.
But before I went to bed last night I heard some interesting news. (Maybe you did too?)
The President of the US says that yesterday we (America) captured and murdered Osama Bin Laden.
While we were waiting to hear from the President on the news (thought at first that original break into Celebrity Apprentice was just a slap to The Donald) we logged on to the internetz. It’s there we read that Bin Laden had been captured and killed a week ago. (which now has me wondering about the dude who supposedly tweeted about the attack?)
Questions started popping into my head as tears started spouting from my eyes.
Tears were for all the stuffed emotions and memories lodged in my cells from being less than a quarter a mile from the Pentagon on 911, for the feelings I felt watching the beloved WTC towers come tumbling down and for the empath’s ability of zeroing in on the feelings of those people and spirits on American Airlines’ Flight 93 heading down into Shanksville, PA.
Questions were forming as those of The Borderline Conspiracy Theorist I can be would – Why break into evening programming on a Sunday Night and make us wait nearly an hour to hear from the President, allowing talking heads to sound ridiculous and repetitive? What else was really going on? Were we in the middle of some sort of covert, feet on the ground operation in Libya (or somewhere else)? Why were online reports saying Bin Laden was dead a week? Why did Benazir Bhutto say Bin Laden had been killed in 2007?
More tears came along with my prayers as I heard that people were chanting and cheering. This isn’t an Olympic hockey game at the final 10 minutes of the game. Without a doubt Bin Laden made his choices and he terrorized and slaughtered millions of people (if not directly than through the pervasive feelings of fear set off by events he masterminded). It is not my place to judge anyone. While I rarely fall back on Bible Quotes to make a point, this one from Matthew, 7:1 has stayed with me throughout my life, “Judge not, lest you be judged.”
All I know for sure is there is NEVER a reason to choose fear and hate over love.
A mother who insists her child play fair with the kids at the park and turns around in front of that child and lies or cheats in a game with her own friends is not only a lousy example, but a hypocrite.
If we abhor terror and hate and murder, how can there ever be a RIGHT way to hate and murder?
Look, I’m a healer. I’m a very human person carrying around a soul full of foibles and challenges just like you. I’m no political analyst. I’m no defense specialist and I’m not even an outspoken political debater (hard to keep mum on politics in this town I call home, btw).
I haven’t got any wisdom to share with world powers that they’d listen to. All I have is my belief in peace and love. Maybe a little too groovy and Pollyanna? Still when I went to bed last night after ranting at the TV for close to two hours (I haven’t watched the news deliberately in more than 6 years – so I sort of got blindsided when they cut into my show) all I could do was pray for understanding.
My hope is that if I can heal myself and my fears and my confusion, I can find some peace. The only person I can ever honestly help and heal is myself. I’m praying for my own healing. Maybe then my compassion can find a way to help you too.
Today then isn’t my big, happy, OMG you have to have this post that I’d planned – that will come tomorrow.
Today is about finding space in the questions to reflect on finding peace and healing.
I’d love your thoughts on peace healing in the comments. Your guidance is so very precious to me. (Please though, on the off chance you want to rant or rally about politics, evil or other non-peace or healing topics, refrain from leaving a comment).