Like a gushing wound, darkness threatens to steal the light and casts a shadow of sadness. We wonder why these things happen. There may be no good answer. But then again, it is never by chance. It is often someone with unresolved wounds who chooses to inflict their pain on others. Poor choices are often what lead to accidents.
My heart is with the people in Aurora, Colorado this morning. I choose to avoid the barrage of negativity that comes from being glued to the news, but reading the headlines allows me the opportunity to send healing thoughts and prayers wherever they are needed.
We feel another's pain because we are compassionate beings and this is a sign of our connectedness to all of life.
Twenty-three years ago on this day, June 20th, I wrote in my Daisy Day Diary that "I wish to give something to this world." I was only fifteen and all I wanted was "for everyone to be happy and without sickness or worries." I now realize that happiness cannot be created for another person. I can't take away another person's worry as much as I would like to. I recognize that pain and struggles are a part of the process.
Still, there are some days where I just wish the process could be a little bit easier; that each person could make healing their pain a greater priority instead of unleashing their hurt on others. I believe this is POSSIBLE! We're all meant to be here in this world and to share the light that is inscribed in our hearts.
John Vance Cheney, wrote "the soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears." I trust that even in the shadow of much sadness, there is a light of peace, love and joy shining nearby for the victims and families involved in this recent tragedy. May there be enough light to form a rainbow in the hearts of all those affected.
Love and Blessings,
Kathleen O'Malley, DC