Personal stories about what violence like happened in Pittsburgh does to people and communities are not isolated to the point of impact but the radius that spreads from the point of impact. Violence of this magnitude is like the detonation of a bomb or any other form of violence against one, against oneself or the many….it spreads one way or another to us all. When I read Rachel’s story and message, had to pass it on! She is a beautiful example of courage and not letting fear determine the course of her life.
My comment to Rachel’s post best expresses how I see this:
“The phrase “staying in the warm space” came to mind reading this. “What do you love the most?” energy is what we were taught to tap into during my Quantum Touch Energy healing training. Pure, unconditional love, which our pet family often teaches us about the best, is what we need to take out into the world to help other see what love looks like. Many people in this world have no idea and so they turn to what they know and sadly that is often hate, bigotry and violence. They were taught this. I’m so sorry you and members of the spiritual world you are part of are having to endure this lesser aspect of human nature. Remember, they are broken. It’s easy to pray and love our family and friends, not so much the broken. I have to remind myself about this each day. Love and hugs to you sweet girl.”
(I’m currently reading A Wind In the Door by Madeline L’Engle and ironically loving your enemies is one of Margaret’s lessons. When you love someone who seems unlovable, sometimes all that is unlovable ceases to exist to reveal who the person underneath all the hate and darkness truly is…worthy of love. They always were lovable but their existence, for whatever reasons, made them forget.)
A question I have been asking myself a lot lately, “What brings you joy?” Do I feel my heart in the center of me radiating warmth and light or has it fallen into my stomach or is it stuck in my throat? The place of fear or obstruction being the throat most times! You can consciously move where your heart, your fragment of the sun sits within you with your thoughts, feelings and actions. You have a personal barometer placed right in the center of you to help you navigate this life. As my Quantum Touch teacher Carol Lee taught me, “If it ain’t light, it ain’t right!”
healer of the broken hearted in Simple Gematria equals: 229
49/13/4/2/1 or 13 divided by 2 = 6.5 = 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1
what brings you joy in Simple Gematria equals: 232 (the lovely part of this is my full maiden name comes to 223!)
52/7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1
= 461/11/2/1 or 11 divided by 2 = 5.5 = 10 divided by 2 = 5 divided by 2 = 2.5 = 7 divided by 2 = 3.5 = 8/4/2/1
*I am learning that 13 has to do with the struggle between our natures whether it is in yourself or the world. The push and pull, the tipping and rebalancing of the scales.
We had a solidarity service at my synagogue last Sunday, in the aftermath of the shootings at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. Four synagogues came together in one building, and by the time Mom and I arrived, twenty minutes before the service started, there was no parking left. People had to stand along the sides of the sanctuary after all of the seats had been filled. The clergy of all four synagogues led the service, with readings by the rabbis and songs by the cantors. There was an enormous amount of crying, but I couldn’t cry. The music was beautiful. The presence of clergy from all of the local Christian denominations was meaningful (the local mosque was planning another service for the following day). But the words didn’t reach me. I just wanted to find comfort, and to feel something, but I couldn’t feel anything.
Maybe if I…
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