15 Nov Vibrationally Navigating The Aftermath of Disaster
We feel for our brothers and sisters that lost nearly 2,500 loved ones in the aftermat of Typhoon Haiyan. We often look for answers when a tragedy like this occurs and wonder what ways we can be useful and of help.
While we can't be there for every natural or man made disaster, we can be compassionate pilgrims on the path that acknowledges that bad things happen to good people. We don't have all the answers, but our hearts and prayers go out to those afflicted. There’s nothing we can do to stop these events but we can be there for victims vibrationally after they happen. We can financially support them to help rebuild their homes, lives, and nation. We can remember them, hold them in our hearts, and send them our loving energy.
What is often missing from the equation is the recognition that what weakens one of us weakens us all. The poem, “No Man Is An Island” by John Donne (1572-1631) conveys this truth.
No man is an island,
Entire of itself,
Every man is a piece of the continent,
A part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less.
As well as if a promontory were.
As well as if a manor of thy friend's
Or of thine own were:
Any man's death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind,
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;
It tolls for thee.
There is an immutable interconnectedness to our reality. Every person’s death weakens the fabric of our world, as does their sorrow, their pain, and their hardship. We're all part of a collective whole. The day that consciousness emerges throughout mankind, – our disaster clean up efforts, our man-made crises, our crime and punishment efforts – will evolve exponentially.
We're not there yet, but if we continue to shine and share our abundance and light the best way we know how, we will get there together.