Like the rest of the world, I just cannot comprehend that another horrific act of terrorism has happened. Just a few days ago, yet another f***ing nutter blew himself up and along with him a whole lot of innocent lives.
Like so many people, I feel sick to the stomach that these incidents are happening with increasing regularity and that this person deliberately set out to kill children and young people. I send love and prayers for those whose lives are now irreversibly shattered because of this senseless attack. That a human being can do this to other humans is terrifying.
I feel as if the energy in the air has changed. Like there’s an invisible electrical storm going on and that soon, lightening will strike and the whole place will go up in flames. I worry that all this negative energy is inevitably attracting more negative energy. It’s basic science: like attracts like. We have to change the frequency.
That’s a massive shift of energy that needs to occur but if we can pull ourselves together enough to shift it just slightly into more positive than negative then maybe we have a chance. How though? How can an underlying current of fear be transformed before it becomes embedded? Right now I sure as hell don’t know. All I understand from my last few years of endless personal development books, courses and forays into ‘woowoo’, is that gratitude and an awareness of the abundance of goodness that is still around can and does work miracles.
The stories coming out about the many selfless acts of kindness and love from people in Manchester the other night are the things to focus on. Of course we remember, acknowledge, love and respect those who were killed and injured and it’s ok to focus on them too but to focus on the horror of the attack, the abomination that caused it and the wider blackness of terrorism in general is to feed and attract the exact energy we need to repel.
So, while it’s definitely not easy, I’ve really felt the need to find things to be grateful for, particularly the fact that “there are still nice people in the world”.
It’s funny when I hear people say that. Of course there are still nice people! In this instance, the 2 homeless men who so selflessly helped the wounded have demonstrated the beautiful side of human nature so humbly. So too did the kindness of the people and business owners in Manchester who provided shelter, food and support to the hundreds of people who were affected by the incident.
But to be honest, I believe that there are nice people all around us and it’s so important for us to remember that. You are a nice person, I am a nice person, my friends and family are nice, my colleagues, the many, many people I come into contact with online from around the world, the families and children I am privileged to work with. In fact, I genuinely don’t know anyone who is not nice. More than nice. And I’m so grateful for that.
The other thing to be grateful for is of course the emergency services that acted so quickly, professionally and to the best of their abilities. Because of them, our country is without a doubt a safer place to live. And the carnage that would happen if we didn’t have them is unthinkable. Thank you.
Until next time….. be the change you wish to see! xxx
PS. what can you be grateful for today?