"In one sense there is no death.
The life of a soul on earth lasts beyond departure. You will
always feel that life touching yours, that voice speaking to
you. He/She lives on in your life and in the lives of all others
that knew him/her."
- Angelo Patri
Sometimes something happens in your life or
around you that makes you stop and take stock.
I would like to ask the Readers of this Editorial to participate
in a little experiment with me.
Please ... after you read this paragraph of instructions
... stop reading ... relax in your chair ... close your eyes
and reflect on everything joyous and positive in your life ...
both present and in the past ... disassociate with all the negative
and bad stuff that has happened ... Reflect and meditate for
about 5 to 15 minutes ... please do this before you continue
reading because if you continue reading without doing this then
you will miss the whole context of this editorial and possibly
imply something within it's contents that I did not mean or
After you have followed the above instructions and are now
reading this sentence ... I have a further request I would like
to ask of you ... stop reading (yes, walk away from the computer
... walk right away from the computer now) and go to the area
of the house where your loved ones are gathered or resting (if
they are asleep) and look upon them with the love and fondness
that ONLY you can appreciate for them.
Now that you are back reading this ... I need to ask you.
sincerely ... can you imagine how people who have lost loved
ones feel? Whether it be the most recent Bushfire Tragedies
in Victoria, Australia; the Fires in California; the flooding
in Nepal; the Earthquakes in China or India; the innocent victims
of Wars ... or a car accident ...
All of us are Empathic! Many of us shut ourselves off from
such horrific events that are constantly occuring Globally around
us and many lose themselves in the mundane and every day existence
of their own being.
There is NO blame. It is Self-preservation and self-protection.
Our psyche can not handle all this overwhelming hurt, angst,
suffering and turmoil around us ... so many put on their blinkers
and get on with living.
I am constantly reminded of the words of Joseph S. Campbell
who said in the series "The Power of Myth", that life
is about Sorrow. He repeated the word Sorrow three times each
time poking his right shoulder. He went on to state that it
is up to all of us to find and follow our Bliss, and indeed
it is ... but how, as sentinel beings can we follow our Bliss
and ignore ALL the suffering in the world? How as ascending
beings can we ignore the chaos in this world if we wish to ascend?
The Tragic Bushfires in Victoria that claimed so many lives
were horrendous. One would have to be inhuman not to be affected
in anyway by the tragedy of this event. The fact that at least
three of the fires which claimed lives were deliberately lit
is shocking but, I do not believe that these fire bugs, whose
disturbed psychological need to cause such devastation, actually
intended to kill people. Well ... I hope that was not their
The fact, that so many Australians showed the compassionate
support for the victims of the fire makes my heart swell with
pride. I am so proud to be an Australian. It showed the world
the "Great Australian Mateship" and "Helping
a Mate Out" that resounds through-out our Nation's history
is a vibrant and strong resolution.
Yet, and without devaluing the continual support through-out
our Nation and our friends from overseas for the victims of
this catastrophy and, without devaluing or dismissing the colossal
emotional and physical pain of those who have suffered and hopefully,
without coming across as a heartless, mindless Twat ... can
we please try to put all this in perspective.
Often through no fault of their own; though accidents; through
natural catastrophies; through wars.
There are many amongst us who see these events unfold prior
to the events actually taking place and as such we get to see
and feel the horror over and over again ... we have had a vision
or a dream of the event(s) months, weeks or days before ...
and then, we live through the breaking news in total shock and
bewilderment ... and then, we are assailed continuously by Television
and Radio commentary. It has got that way now that I find that
I need to switch off the idiot box and turn off the radio and
walk away ... find some comfortable retreat under a tree or
under my bed and cry.
Please, I beg your indulgence here. Over 200 people died
as a result of these bushfires in Australia and my heart goes
out to those who have suffered and lost loved ones but in the
horrible fires that swept California over 20 people were killed
and over 1,500 homes were destroyed ... in a flood recently
in Nepal (September 2008) over 300 people died and hundreds
were left homeless ... also, in 2008 as a result of several
massive earthquakes in China, over 65,000 people were killed,
and literally hundreds of thousands were left homeless ... in
the wake of the earthquakes in India over 10,000 people were
killed and again literally hundreds of thousands of people were
left homeless ... The death Toll of the 2004 Tsunami was 229,866
in many different countries and entire cities were totally destroyed
... and the death toll of civilians killed because of the war
in Iraq alone is between 90,805 - 99.151.
People die. It is a fact of Life.
I grieve for the loss of life. I grieve for the suffering
of others and when all is said and done, it is because of these
horrific events that I have come to acknowledge and accept death
... but above all I have came to cherish every moment I have
with my loved ones. I cherish their existence and I live for
the Now because the PRESENT is a Gift. I always make sure that
I kiss them goodbye when they are going somewhere and goodnight
when they retire because no one ever knows what destiny has
installed for us.
Be Forever Grateful to the Universe and your deities for
everything you cherish. No one lives Forever.
Be Blessed, Be Well and Be Loved
May Your Gods and Goddesses Watch Over You and Yours
If you want
to change the world my friends change your thinking first.
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