I don’t generally watch the news, but I was at the gym this week when the news came on… horrific. I almost burst into tears with sadness over the lost and angry souls that feel it necessary to kill a person and worse to sacrifice a human life to illustrate their point.

You cannot kill life. It rises up again. You can’t kill a soul. They are alive in heaven. You can’t kill an ideology. It just gets passed down from one to another. It is so sad to see those who think that killing solves a thing for in reality the first souls they will greet on the other side some day will be the ones they thought they “got.”

So as I felt the sadness, the pain, the disgust, all of the sudden I caught myself. I knew what the angels would say. “Ann don’t add to that vibration. Don’t dignify the darkness by diving in Focus on truth. Focus on the one and only truth behind all of it… God’s love is the constant and exists steadfast, like the sun, even behind the darkest storm. Focus on what is good so you can strengthen it!”

So I used every ounce of willpower to focus on all that is good, beautiful and true in humanity. I played music – first beautiful soothing music, then heart-pounding, energetic songs that strengthened my energy and my resolve to love. I thought of every wonderful, kind, brave soul I knew. And I imagined that column of light that exists connecting us all between heaven and earth in this giant sea of loving energy that we are all swimming in whether we know it or not. Soon energy was flowing like a river up my spine. I imagined light flowing through me, pouring out of my feet, wrapping the planet earth in a cocoon of love. My feet heated up like fire. I went into an altered state even while walking on the treadmill. I felt love pouring through every fiber of my being in a state of silent prayer for all of humanity.

My joy returned, and along with it an even greater resolve to “BE” the light and the love in this world. I prayed for those who were killed. I prayed for the upliftment of those who feel it OK to murder. I prayed for the families affected. I prayed that some day the world would be open minded enough to hear one another’s perspectives without trying to snuff them out.

I felt God in my heart, reminding me, “I am always there, waiting to rise up within any human heart ready to receive me. Focus on that. Share that. Be that.” We cannot change all the sad and angry acts of others, but we can refuse to “dignify the darkness by diving in” as the angels say. It takes willpower, courage, and commitment, but we CAN bring a greater love into the darkness.

Earlier in the week as I held a flower for a butterfly that was having trouble sipping nectar in the wind I thought of what the angels said to me a long time ago… “Ann, some day the world will realize what is important, like watching a bee on a flower.” The eternal flow of life manifests in such beauty, in so many ways, that we need never “dignify the darkness by diving in.” Even if we are guided to walk amidst the darkness, to aid in its transformation, and to uplift those stuck in its pain, we need not let its misery infiltrate our natural state of being. “Better to offer someone in quick sand a hand than to jump in with them and let them stand on your head while attempting to climb out,” the angels once told me! I love that.

My prayer right now…

Dear God heal all hurting hearts and lift them out of the darkness and pain of illusion into the light of your love.

Have a blessed and joyful week… no matter what the world is doing,

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