Tsunami: Bringing Forth a New Wave of Hope
Has the huge tsunami had a similar affect on you personally, as it
did on much of Asia? Has any of what you believed in been washed away,
shattered, or destroyed?
Has the recent tsunami scared you more or less than 9/11? Or, perhaps
the recent tsunami has even led to a deepening of your faith?
I don't want to seem uncaring, or just downright impervious to feeling,
but as horrific as the recent tsunami onslaught was, I think and feel
that the waves also brought along with them, a huge surge of rejuvenation,
"life", and a heightened awareness and compassion by humankind.
I think we have been awoken to just how much death and suffering there
is in the world, regardless of what we see and don't see on major
My experience is that every horrible occurrence holds the seeds for
new hope and life. Tremendously heart wrenching things take place
in the world. Tremendously heart wrenching things have taken place
in my own life. Coming to terms with what happens, offers us a tremendous
opportunity to start out fresh. Beginning all over again, but from
a new space and time. I can say for sure, that every "tragedy"
that has occurred in my life, in the long run has added to the quality
of my life, and my connection to Spirit. I can say this with heartfelt
conviction, and not simply with a passive smiling face. The most challenging
moments in our lives, can invariably also be the most rewarding.
The attacks on the World Trade Center were horrendous. More than
three thousand people were killed, the hearts of Americans in particular,
were shaken, and most of the world was mortified. Americans in particular
were alerted to the fact that "we" were facing a wave of
terrorism that would not likely be easily contained.
Three years after 9/11, and after billions of dollars spent on protection,
we knew that we were still not safe, but at least we were comforted
by the fact that airport safety personnel were now confiscating our
nose hair clippers prior to boarding, and that such weapons of minor
destruction (WmD) could no longer be used to attack the principles
of freedom, democracy, and capitalism.
Three years after 9/11 and after billions of dollars spent on protection...
In a way that neither the extreme right nor extreme left of the political
spectrum had envisioned...
All of humankind, and even Nature itself was attacked by a new wave,
By a primordial force stronger than the passion and emotion that any
of us can hold in our hearts.
This seeming terror attack killed roughly SIXTY FIVE TIMES more people
than were killed in the Trade Towers. The numbers are staggering.
The loss of life, the disease, the pain of those who literally had
loved ones wrenched from their grip, is also staggering. Beyond what
any of us can logically comprehend. And way beyond the fear that some
of us might harbor in regard to mortal terrorists attacking "our"
One huge question seems to be in need of an answer here.
Who will be responsible for making the world a better place, after
In some fundamental way, I hope that the faith and understanding
of each person left unscathed "personally" from this disaster,
has been shaken. That due to Nature's massive housecleaning, we will
all find new ways to rebuild and embrace the sanctity of life, as
well as embracing the hearts and aspirations of those we deem to be
our enemies. That due to this primordial shift in what we know to
be Planet Earth, we will all have an equally primordial shift
in our concern for and connection to, the heart of God, and the living
Spirit of all Life.
We have been awakened...
To the destructive,
And to the creative forces of Life.
Now, is the time to commit.
To take some responsibility,
For sharing the workload,
Of making the world,
A more humane,
Place to live in.
Please do not miss this important opportunity.
God is talking.
Are you listening?
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