Today I am absolutely and somewhat starkly reminded of the perfection of all things. This includes who we truly are, what we are capable of and all the existing possibilities. We can move mountains; we can shift paradigms; we can help one another and love one another and we can consistently express the love we truly are. Or we can kill one another.
My heart aches for those impacted by the mass shooting in Orlando. We have all been riveted to the outpouring of information and it serves simply to keep us focused upon the catalyst of this tragedy. It allows for the angst to expand, the fear to grow and the judgments to keep flowing in a perceived righteousness that fuels fires. We fail to remember there is a bigger picture at play. We have not even noticed the ever-flowing love emanating from the world at large. I am choosing to honor the souls who participated in this mass exodus. An exodus that begs us to see the reflection of who we are in the core of every tragic event. Humanity as a collective can only express what is within them. It is evident we have a long way to go before we shift the victim/victimizer paradigm.
Instead of demanding new rules and regulations and instead of insisting we all conform, we might do well to embrace the differences being expressed by the One. Take this opportunity to understand that all life is a reflection—not just the good stuff. It shows where we most need to change and offers us all an opportunity to do so. We cannot change if we do not own our shadows. Killing, violence, judgments and more rules and regulations that change our behavior are not the answer. They are all merely symptoms of a crippled and conditioned humanity and its sorrowful, needful cry for change.
We have it in us. We have always had it in us to effect the changes we most want to experience. No killing is a ‘right’ killing. No violence is ‘right violence’. Peace has never been fought for, argued for or won through violence in the eons it has been employed as ‘the right move’. We are all being called and for those who have not participated in a mass exodus it means you are still here and there are other ways for you to make a difference. It all begins with us and the love we choose to express. We are the makers of what’s next. ~ Ara Parisien, International Medium and Spiritual Teacher