Late Sunday afternoon I was sitting on the patio and looking at a rainbow after the hailstorm, wondering, “What is at the end of it.” Without devoting too much energy into this fleeting thought, I went to bed and fell into a deep sleep, and began to dream. And in my dream, I was in Las Vegas. I was wearing a black dress and standing at the craps table, alone, and there was NO ONE in sight. It was just me and the dealer. As the dealer was pushing the dice towards me, I asked, “Where’s everyone.” He looked at me and replied, “You may have to stand alone, but do not be afraid.” I suddenly awoke, but didn’t have the wherewithal to think clearly. In fact, I did my best to fall back asleep. When the 6am alarm chimed, I opened my phone to become consciously aware of the horrendous act of evil that’d consumed human lives, but was also aware of the acts of generous heroism. Pain. Darkness. And Unconditional Love all wrapped up in One.
In these circumstances, I’d venture to say, that for the majority of “us”: economic status, social values, whether you pray to God, a Higher Power or nothing at all, it doesn’t really matter, because chaos requires your inner Spirit to “step up” despite your PERSONAL beliefs. During moments of devastation, reckoned with the overwhelming state of grief, the ever-evolving world is destined to transform right before your eyes, and your decision to help is based upon your heart’s inner calling and your willingness to be of service to others.
Regardless of it’s rescuing a living creature from the wrath of rising waters, digging trenches, throwing water onto burning timber, or hovering over a stranger and hauling their body to the hospital, God works through all of us; and in ways that you wouldn’t have imagined…until the situation presents itself.
Your choices matter. So however you’re spiritually, emotionally, physically or financially connected for making a contribution in life: your decisions make a impact on those around you.
If you shall ever feel alone in life, you’re not. There are people ( and beyond) who love and care about you. But remember, during intense atrocities ridden with heartache and pain, darkness has the tendency to pervade the soul and drive you towards the feeling of despair, and this is when you behold the opportunity FOR A MIRACLE to occur, from within, as the Divine invites you to “work” against the challenge of fear. YOU are a Divine being, and VERY capable and stronger than any voice feeding any thought of doubt and insecurities. Keep the Faith.
You are loved. And you are never alone on this journey.