I think most of us had the same reaction to the shootings on Valentine’s Day… Sadness for what the children went through. Sadness for the families who lost their little ones. Profound sadness, when we looked into the eyes of the young man who held the gun. My soul cried in anguish most of all for that one. He was completely lost.
The angels said the strangest thing to me after that. They told me to go look at a picture of Hitler. He too had the same vacant, scared, angry look. It chilled me. I suddenly started hearing more. The kid who did the shooting, was a young German soldier in a past life during the holocaust. He joined the army because that’s what young men did at the time. The atrocities he was required to commit sickened him to the point where he started to think of himself as a monster. He became calloused because it hurt too much to feel, and he died a lost, angry soul.
The angels say, even in that terrifying life he had choice. He could have run away, and risked his own death, but at least he would have had the integrity to find the light. He could have even found peace by silently praying for those he was force to kill. Instead he closed his heart, and dimmed the spark of love so deeply he forgot he had any love inside of him at all.
He didn’t believe in a God. He didn’t believe in love. He didn’t feel worthy of the light and he didn’t go into it. He was lost in the “in between.” These souls remain lost until the prayers of the compassionate uplift them. They can be reborn but that is a sad proposition because they carry their mental anguish with them right into the next life. Angels attempt to get their attention but they don’t believe themselves worthy of love and so they don’t see it.
Such was the case with this young man. He came back as a very conflicted soul, feeling a mix of old prejudices, anger at life’s “unfairness,” and self-loathing. The conflict ripped him apart. Tragically, in his soul’s state of wounded torment, he took out his pain and anger on the innocent. He needs our prayers. The lost ones, both living and dead, need our prayers.
I have helped many of these lost souls into the light. Perhaps the most striking incident was yeas ago. I was meditating on the patio at lunchtime. The past few days I’d been bothered by a fearful energy that I had not managed to release. I finally figured out it was a lost soul clinging to me. I tried everything – sending love, sending it into the light, calling Jesus, Michael, etc… Finally I just surrendered and asked God to help.
As I was meditating, rather than pushing the fearful soul away, I simply said, “OK, whoever you are sit at the table with me and let me know how I can help you. Welcome.” A sudden vivid vision of a hooded, cloaked young man, a terrorist who had died, appeared. He was terrified. “I thought I did the right thing. My mother will be so ashamed of me. I don’t know where to go. I don’t know what to do.” I could feel his panic. “I’ll help you personally and take you into the light. Your mother loves you. She will be relieved to know you are with God.” I brought him to the light and surrendered him to the angels who lovingly took him into the healing love of the Divine. Immediately I felt relief in my body and warmth.
Suddenly I heard a voice and saw the vision of this young man again, this time in the light. “Do you know who I am?” a voice that didn’t sound as if it was his gently asked. “No,” I replied. He took the black wrap off his head and Jesus was there looking at me with piercing beautiful eyes and at the same time a loud but kind voice boomed in my head, “Whatsoever you do unto the least of my brothers, you do unto ME.” I started bawling.
I know I helped a different soul into the light. Jesus was making the point, that we are all one, all souls are pure at heart, no matter how deep the misunderstandings. Rather than fearing one another, we should help one another, pray for one another, and ask God to take all hurting souls into the light. Of course, we must take care of ourselves. Had this one been alive, I would have sent love and run!
So today more than ever, let us pray for those who are most separate from the truth of their being. For the politicians who feel that power makes them God. For the terrorists who feel that weapons make them God. For the lost and lonely who don’t believe there is a God and take out their rage on the innocent.
Let us all pray that all sous, ourselves included be lifted up into the light of love and truth – that we can never be separate from the Source of our being, that we can never, no matter how heinous the actions, be anything less at our core essence, than who the creator made us to be.
Here are some tips to deal with the violence and pain we witness in the world…
1. Allow yourself your feelings
Never ever, stuff your feelings. Don’t take them out on another. Write letters to God or your angels sharing your heart. Write letters to the souls of those you are upset with, in private. Shred them. Don’t pass on the poison. Find a constructive way to work out the upset or pain within yourself first. Then you can speak from a powerfully loving place if you are guided to say anything at all.
2. Do what you are called to do
Many are speaking up after the shootings, as they are guided. You may be guided to send money after a disaster, to physically assist, to help change legislation, or perhaps to work interally to change the vibrations that cause violence, starting within yourself. Only you know your own guidance. Trust the urges that rise up lovingly, with passion, within you.
3. Pray for the upliftment of all who are lost in anger and pain
The ones we are most inclined to think unworthy of love are the ones who need our prayers the most. You will feel your heart and your soul more clearly than ever before when praying sincerely for those hurting souls lost in darkness. I have never known myself so clearly as when I’ve prayed sincerely for those who hurt and hate me. It is in our great light and love that we feel the deepest truth of our being.
You can love the light within a soul, without ever liking their personality or behavior.
The world is a one room school house. We must seek out the best of human nature, but sometimes we can’t help witnessing the worst.
We can however, instead of dancing with darkness and dignifying it by falling into it ourselves, be a powerful force of love and truth. We can be the ones who lift the lost into the light.