Why do tragedies happen? And can we forgive?
It’s difficult to find joy when everything around us seems so grim. How can we find a positive note in the midst of despair. The unthinkable acts and tragedy at Sandy Hook leaves us to meekly ask, “Why?”
All around the globe, people are asking why, their thoughts going out to the families of those lost today in Connecticut. When we have such unfathomable tragedy, it is very easy to call the universe unfair. After all, no child should ever have their life cut short. No parent should ever have to bear responsibility for burying their own child.
How does one recover from something so appalling? And if we’re trying to live compassionately, how can we forgive those who bring tragedy into unsuspecting lives? Often in times of despair, we move into a survival mode. We want to kill the source of the tragedy. We want to end the suffering, and feel that removing the original threat will help ease the pain. But it doesn’t.
Forgiveness is a tough pill to swallow. We have lost a loved one, at the hands of another. How can we forgive their assailant? Yet, it is only in forgiveness that we can truly begin the healing process. Should we grieve? Absolutely—but not indefinitely.
I’ve come to understand tragedy in a rather unique way. It’s allowed me to look at things in a more universal or eternal context. It’s hard to fathom if you’re only looking at this one physical lifetime. But, as an eternal being, one that is constantly trying to better the world in birth and in death, it has given me a way to show even those who might persecute me forgiveness and compassion.
After the tragic shooting in Connecticut today, I asked myself, “Why do things like this happen?”
We only feel and pick up on sorrow when we are vibrationally tuned to it. Yes, this is a sad day in one context of the situation, but each of those children had a glorious welcoming party, as they reemerged with source—their creator. There was no pain. They knew they were going to be taken—it’s why they agreed to come to earth—to raise the consciousness of the planet.
Many of them have ALREADY come back to earth to continue their work. This is an eternal cycle. There is no death, only a recalibration of spirit. What those brave children did today, was what they planned on doing—making an example of themselves in a particular space time, so that international media would pick up the story and a planet would tune in.
Now, as the President of the United States is about to speak, that is happening and the entire world joins hands, so to speak, in a mass blanket of compassion. That compassion goes into what you would call the Christ Consciousness Grid and it remembers. It doesn’t remember the sorrow, the pain, or the hurt—it remembers that for a day, the world was compassionate like they rarely have been before.
On the surface, yes, this appears to be a tragedy. And in every physical sense of the word, it absolutely is. On a higher-level, more eternal level, though, these children are heroes. They have done what only sacrifice can offer—true compassion. We’re moving into an age when this compassion will be the default, instead of the byproduct, but it takes brave souls like these children, like their parents, even like the gunman to solidify a planetary feeling of compassion. To unite a world that so often seems divided, yet, every now and then bands together not based on nationality, religion, or beliefs, but out of human compassion.
It’s hard to move past feelings of anger, when innocent people have died. But, anger is just a reflection of the circumstance that allowed such a horror to happen in the first place—a world out of sync with love. Compassion and love is not just something we’re supposed to give when we’re happy. If we are to see a shift in planetary consciousness—the planting of the seeds of world peace—then we must learn to live compassion in the midst of tragedy. If we cannot learn to love our enemies, then we will always be doomed to tragedy.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those taken from this world today.