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A Prayer for Malaysian Flight 370

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Like most of us, I’ve been caught up in this mystery surrounding Malaysian Air Flight 370.   In our hyperconnected world, it seems incomprehensible that a jumbo jet could simply disappear without a trace.  There’s plenty of speculation on what may or may not have happened – that will be for the experts to determine.

Some clients have asked me if I’ve “gotten” anything via my sensitivities.  All I’ve been able to pick up on is a heavy, thick fog – something impossible to pierce. This may represent water, I’m not sure.  I also get a sense of sadness from the pilot, although it may be a state he felt during whatever happened.

One thing is crystal clear:  the agony of  the families can be felt all over the world. What they are enduring is beyond comprehension.

At times like these, we (and they) feel powerless.  But here is one small thing we can each do:  envision the family members encased in white light. Send them prayers, loving thoughts, any kind of healing.  The cumulative affect can be felt.  Really.

It’s been scientifically proven that the energy of prayer (or whatever you want to call it) is a real thing.  Tests have been done which show that hospital patients who are prayed for remotely experience improved healing.  They don’t have to believe in it themselves, or even know its being done – but they reap the benefits.

So whatever your spiritual persuasion, take a moment right now to send a positive thought in the direction of the families.

As for their missing loved ones, my belief is that they are being soothed and healed on the Other Side.  What they experienced was a moment of fear – but that moment was an instant in eternity.  It has passed and they are now wrapped in the warmth of the source.  I wrote about this aspect (and others) of the Afterlife in my book.

When tragedy strikes, those left behind are overwhelmed with worry about what their loved ones experienced.  The question I most get in those situations is, “Are they OK?”   I’m here to tell you that they are.  And that their families will be one day, too.

In the big picture. I believe that this awful mystery will serve to improve certain material things in our world: technology, aviation issues, how governments share information.  When the Titanic sank, the scale of that incident triggered a major shift in our perception of the class system, as well as improving maritime safety (every ship now MUST carry sufficient lifeboats).  Despite the agonizing circumstances surrounding its loss, Malaysian Air Flight 370 will serve a similar helpful purpose that will benefit others.  It’s small comfort right now, but its something.

But in the meantime, hold the families in the white light of love and protection.  It helps.

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Why Bad Stuff Happens-An Opinion

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Let me just start this blog by saying that I need a good foot massage. And a drink. Or three. The last few days have been spent with either friends or clients, all of whom have had some bout with serious illness.  Lyme disease, cancer – the biggies.  I’m wiped.

Their struggles have been epic, and it was painful to hear just how difficult their lives have become.  In one case, a dear family member didn’t survive her cancer.  In another, my friend’s work life has been completely derailed by her illness.  It has been unbelievably rough.

Needless to say, each of these clients/friends had one question in common, namely, “Why?”

I do not pretend to have the answer to that one.  That’s waay above my paygrade. But what I DO know is that people who have a major issue in their life —  an accident, death of a child, special-needs kid, serious illness – have taken on a brave karmic challenge.

The way I understand it, before we incarnate, we decide that we need some “extra credit” in the Karmic School of Life.  By willing to live out an especially hard experience here on Earth, we make up for lost opportunities in past lives – or for having been a soulless putz.  It’s the mother of all summer school courses.

Clearly, making that decision to live through such a hard experience takes major cojones.  But it doesn’t mean that it makes it any easier once you get to this side and actually undertake the journey.

The point is, such an extreme experience is bound to lead to some form of enlightenment and understanding.  Its not just for you, either – all those around you that are affected by it will also have a chance to up their game.

My friend with the Lyme disease shared a lot of information about what she was going through, information that I knew would be helpful for another person in my life who was dealing with the illness.  In two hours over sandwiches, she had turned her problem into something helpful for another.

The client who had lost her sister to breast cancer realized that the experience of going through those devastating few years had brought positive change to her otherwise dysfunctional family.

Someone like Stephen Hawking has shown that, while his body isn’t under his control, his mind soars free, free to make astounding discoveries in science.

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Still smarter than you.

There are others: the mother who lost her child to a drunk driver and started “MADD” or John Walsh, who suffered the loss of his son Adam, yet turned that horror into a crusade to find other criminals through America’s Most Wanted.  Talk to the parents of a special-needs child, who will admit that the practical realities are difficult – but how that child has been a gift in what they teach them about love and endurance.

I’m not trying to minimize the difficulty of surviving or living with a tragedy or tough situation – but when you consider the sheer bravery of the soul willing to take that on, well, thank yourself for being such a badass. And offering us all a chance to grow in profound ways.

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