‘Shocked and saddened by recent events in Paris and all the other places in the world, I am asking ‘What can we do?’
For the first time in my life, I feel scared. Scared of what is happening to our world. Scared of what is to come. I have talked about what is happening at length with my teens, especially my youngest daughter, who is 15. She was ‘there’ last Friday night, in Paris – in a virtual sense through the power of Twitter. She and her closest friends followed the whole night through hashtags, tweets, and video clips posted by many frightened people as it was happening. She couldn’t sleep. She has been deeply affected by the events, and we have talked and talked about it. She is shocked, totally unable to comprehend what happened. She is the most compassionate, loving, accepting person I know. She embraces and strives to understand every race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, gender – everyone. She has taught me SO much about being a truly accepting human being. She reminds ME of the many more atrocities that have happened across the world, and how we shouldn’t forget them, and those who died – and are still dying.
It’s easy to feel scared, anger, hatred and to want revenge.
We are sat in our comfortable house miles away from what’s happening, yet knowing it is part of our life today as we see it on our TV, and across our social media channels. Yes, it is affecting us, but we are safe.
So, what can we do? Can we do anything?
Praying is one answer , but you may for what ever reason not want to pray.
But we can all do something.
We can simply close our eyes, (light a candle if you like), and focus on sending love from our hearts to the places and innocent people affected in all this. Imagine a bridge of love flowing from your heart , getting bigger and bigger and flowing over Paris. Over Syria. Over every place that has been attacked. Heck why not the whole world?
By the law of attraction, what we give out, we get back.
You can do it with your friends or family. Children will like the thought of doing something, and you can explore how they are feeling too. Tell them you are sending love to all the people hurting.
You can explore together how you all feel -and that it’s ok to feel so desperately sad or grieve even though you didn’t know any one person. We’re grieving our safety, our humanity.
You might not believe in this (I do) but just think:
You will feel better for doing something. You may feel overwhelmed with emotion – it’s ok. Cry, let it out. You may feel anger, hatred or other emotions- that’s ok too, release it.
It can’t harm can it? It’s better to spread love than hate.
You will help heal your hurt.
So yes, there is something we can do. We can do our little tiny bit to send love out into the world.
Will you try this?