Walking the dog this morning I ran into two women in the adjacent neighborhood both of whom I know. We joined to walk together, discussing families, weather . . . small talk. It is pleasant, the sun is shining and it is another beautiful day in the neighborhood. At some point, one of them mentions the fact that a local militia group is camped out at one of the local military recruitment offices armed to the teeth to “protect” the offices from terrorists. Scratching my head, I ask for more details. They both expand that this is the way it must be, it is a good thing, we must be on guard, in other words fearful. I do not digest these words very well. I say I don’t like guns, that I have never touched one and don’t feel they solve any problems. I also question whether these “militia” groups would not do more harm than good, that they might in fact shoot an innocent person as they most likely have no formal training in these matters. They both quickly hush me, and go on to inform me that they each have hand guns for protection, and that they are in fact in the process of obtaining their conceal carry permits as things are becoming far to dangerous in this world, one must be prepared to fight evil and you must be fearful.
As I departed for my home, leaving them on the street, I considered that they both may be in need of prayer and lifting up with love and light along with so many of the walking wounded in this world. Why do we all stand in the shadow of fear instead of the light of love? Why not try projecting love instead of hate and fear? I am left with my own thoughts about their negative energy and all those that are just like them wandering over the face of the Earth. When did we become so detached from source? We are love and yet we have strayed so very far. Sending love, light, peace and joy to everyone everywhere on the planet and remembering that we always have the ability to shine our soul’s light, access a greater reality and live in the heart of possibility.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. ~ Mother Teresa