Monday’s news of a massive tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, that devastated thousands of homes and demolished an elementary school, speaks to all of us. Pictures of the broken remnants of homes, cars, trees, and roadways looked like tinker toys haphazardly torn apart and scattered to the wind. At least 24 people were killed, including 9 children.
Looking at these pictures and hearing and seeing broadcasts of people sharing their heartbreaking stories of losing all their material possessions, and in some cases their loved ones, goes right to the heart. What also typically accompanies this deep feeling of empathy and compassion for the pain and suffering of those who lost their lives and property is a feeling of helplessness. The more we follow the media on disastrous events such as this, the more our emotions of fear intensify, causing us to feel even more powerless to help those in need.
Of course, it is only human to be disturbed whenever disaster and tragedy strikes because we are spiritually connected, so what hurts one of us affects every one of us in some way. On the other hand, because of this spiritual connection, it is also true that every one of us has the power to have a positive healing effect on others. With this in mind, YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE by adding to the healing energy of the world.
What Can I Do To Help?
The following is a list that offers some suggestions as to how each one of us can make a difference by adding to the healing energy of the world. This entire exercise takes only a matter of minutes:
1) Limit your exposure to the media coverage of tragic events
Being aware of the world news is important. Of course, we need to know what is going on so we can be intelligently informed of the condition of the world around us. However, if you continue to be glued to your TV and stay focused on media recounts of tragedies and disasters, you are very likely to become mesmerized by the drama. This causes you to stay stuck in fear. When we are in fear, we are powerless to make positive changes within our personal lives, as well as in the lives of others.
2) Set an intention of love and healing
When things in the world are upsetting you, stop for a couple of minutes, take some deep breaths and imagine the energy in your head is moving down into your heart. When your energy is focused in your heart, you are shifting from focusing on the fear within your mind to the love within your heart. Think of someone or something you love – it could be a person, an animal, or a beautiful aspect of nature such as a sunset, blue skies, or flowers. Allow yourself to feel the energy of your heart becoming more expansive and filling your body.
3) Remind yourself that you are connected with Universal Love
Imagine that there is a beautiful cord of brilliant white light connecting you with an infinite field of love and light. Remembering this will help you to feel more peaceful, hopeful, and innately powerful.
4) Use your imagination
Envision the situation and location that you would like to be healed, such as in this case, the area of Moore, Oklahoma and all of its inhabitants. You may perceive this situation in many ways. Perhaps you will see darkness, feel heaviness, or envision people who need help. Whatever you sense is OK – It is simply becoming evident to you what is calling to be healed. Now imagine everything and everyone you are perceiving is in a bubble of brilliant white light, connected to the Source of Universal Love. Ask that whoever and whatever you are perceiving is blessed by the love and light of the Universe.
5) Trust your intuition
You may sense many things, such as light, colors, images, and tones. There is no need for you to logically understand what you are seeing or feeling. If you have set the energy of your intentions in love and healing, whatever comes through your imagination is your unique contribution to the healing of the people and situations you have intended be healed.
6) Release from the process
Take a deep breath and gently let go of whatever you are working with. You do not have to stay linked to the situation. In fact, by helping in this way, you are likely to feel much more peaceful and loving. Also, remember that you can return to this healing process anytime for anyone and anything.
7) Take Action
Constantly talking about the disasters and traumas of our world does little good. Instead, take action in whatever ways you feel guided to do, such as: making financial contributions, joining prayer groups, volunteering to help clean up damaged areas, donating food and clothes, to name a few.
Remember, every tragedy and disaster is an opportunity for each one of us to assist with the healing of the world by focusing our attention on divine love and light.
YOU DO MAKE A TREMENDOUS DIFFERENCE!
Love and Light,