I need to blog about the horrible event in Aurora, Colorado and I know most of you know what I’m already going to say.
I saw an interview on tv from the mother of a daughter who said the young woman’s husband asked his wife at least twenty times to go to the movie with him that night and she just kept saying no. He got shot and is in the hospital.
Ever since I saw that I’ve wondered if it was her intuition that told her not to go and I’ve wondered how many others had a bad feeling not to go but went anyway. All the people that went that night had to have felt some kind of internal nudge saying don’t go, don’t go. But it’s tough when all your friends are going and it’s a movie you’ve been waiting to see for a long time.
Yesterday I was listening to an interview with the mayor of Aurora. I was really impressed with what he was saying. He first acknowledged how awful this all was but then shifted the story over to the positive things that are already coming out of this experience. He said there were real human hero stories and how the people came together as a whole and helped each other out. That’s the part that brought tears to my eyes. That was the positive that I saw come out of 9/11. People were so kind to each other. Strangers were hugging. We came together in our sadness and devastation. I’ve never forgotten going to the grocery store the night of 9/11 and when I walked into the grocery store, the woman who usually rang up my groceries came running over to me and we hugged for a long time. People were incredibly nice to each other. It was amazing and wonderful. Listening to that mayor on the radio brought back all the goodness that came out of 9/11 and I was so grateful he was choosing to focus on the positive rather than the go over and over the tragedy like the tv news was doing.
They keep talking about how people are going to be feeling vulnerable for awhile and what to talk to our children about. TALK TO THEM ABOUT THEIR INTUITION FOR GOODNESS SAKES. Teach them to listen to the still small voice within. That’s the best thing a parent or grandparent can do. If a child knows about that silent voice, that knowing inside of themselves, they will honor it and they will be safe. There is no reason for us to feel vulnerable. The only thing that keeps us vulnerable is NOT listening to, trusting and living by that inner voice.
I remember after 9/11 wondering how many people that worked in the Twin Towers woke up that morning and felt their inner voice say “don’t go to work today” but they went anyway and died. I asked Lilli, the angel that works with me about that and she said that it’s a hard way for people to learn a lesson but that we all have to eventually learn to live our lives by the still small voice within. I was pretty stunned by that answer. Can you imagine all the souls in heaven that day that said, “I knew I shouldn’t have gone to work today, BUT”
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