Shootings in Denver
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”
I was very blessed growing up-muy mother always told us growing up always lisr=ten to your gut. Now my mom didn’t come from anyspiritual or religious upbringing, but this was something she drilled into us as kids and something I am forever greatful to her for. I have always listened to my gut, and guess what-9/10 it has been right! So yes, listen to that still small voice-it’s there for a reason!!
I appreciate what you wrote Echo…and love the aftermath of positivity that comes of such a tragedy. I was also extremely impressed with the girl that lived below him and went up to his apartment to talk to him about the loud music…standing at the door she found it open and said something told her not to open the door…had she…the bombs would have gone off and many more would have been lost.
Interesting… I was thinking of this too. The gal that lived in the shooters apartment building was interviewed. She said that she had a gut feeling to NOT open his apartment door and that she was glad that she listened to that nudge… I am reading a book titled To Heaven and Back. And the author talks about her “bad feeling” the morning of her accident. I find it so interesting that we justify or reason away those feelings on many occassions, when we should just listen for the sake of listening. That is our fault as humans. Animals don’t reason away those feelings, they just do and listen. Thanks for sharing your insight. Happy Day!
This whole situation is so bizarre to me. I can’t help but feel so much compassion for the victims but have just as much compassion for the shooter. Someone with no criminal past, brilliant mind, and seemed to be a model citizen could just snap in an instant. I honestly thought when I saw James on the news in his courtroom appearance that he was sedated or drugged only to find out he was not. I almost want to say he is possessed. I am not only sending love and light to the victims but to the shooter as well. My heart breaks for both sides…..
well, i know of one. my boyfriend worked across the street from the twin towers and would meet a friend for breakfast/coffee inside one of the towers. he called in sick to work on sept. 11th and didn’t go into the city that day. he had never called in sick before.