Many people have emailed asking me for my thoughts about the Connecticut shootings.
People who have guns have a responsibility to keep them locked up, especially if they have someone else living in the house. It doesn’t matter if you’re four years old like the little boy who accidentally shot his little brother last month in Minneapolis, or the teen-ager who took his mom’s guns in Connecticut and went on a shooting spree. We can’t wait for the government to deal with their political crap and create gun control.
This is a major wake up call for everyone who owns a gun to be smart about it. Don’t assume your kids know better. They see violence on tv all the time, so to them it’s a normal part of life. You get angry, you shoot someone. You kill someone.
Someone asked me today if this is how our world is going to be from now on. Our world has been like this for a long, long time. Life is waking us up right now, asking us to make changes. Asking us what kind of world we want to live in. As I wrote in a blog on Sunday, there is some pretty heavy duty energy out there right now and it’s there to shock us and get our attention.
We can’t control people, no matter how much we try. What we can do is listen to our inner voice for guidance on a daily basis and check in with it when we’re headed out somewhere. We can be safe. It will let us know if we are in danger. People have told me they feel immobilized with fear since this shooting and I’m sorry to hear that but we do not have to be victims to people’s mental health issues. WE HAVE DIVINE GUIDANCE WITHIN US that is there to ALWAYS GUIDE US. A few years ago I was going to the boat show with my former boyfriend and that whole morning I had a gut feeling of kind of a creepy feeling about the show. I asked my inner voice several times if I shouldn’t go and I got that it was okay to go BUT something was going to happen that wasn’t good. I weighed letting my boyfriend down and not going or going to find out what this feeling was. If I would have gotten a clear NO I would not have gone, but this one was a wavering feeling, so I went. Half way through the show, I stepped onto a very slippery step on one of the boats and broke my foot in two places. I was on crutches for two months in winter time. It was a major drag.
Why didn’t my intuition tell me a big fat NO? I learned a lot from the experience that I wouldn’t have learned otherwise, so looking back I’m grateful for the experience.
We are not victims to this world we live in but we have to listen to our inner voice on a daily basis.
If you don’t know how to do this, get a copy of my book called A Still Small Voice and read it several times. It is a great little book on living by your intuition. We all have it. Men, women, children and our pets. We all have inner divine guidance.
Life on this planet will continue to give us experiences to learn from. And they are usually not easy but our souls chose to come here anyway. I can guarantee you if you are still here right now as we make this energy shift, you are stronger than you think. Don’t let fear lock you up. Tune in and get connected to that divine voice within.
I whole heartedly agree, Echo. I think one of the most fundamental lessons our society needs to learn today is take responsibility for all their decisions and choices.
Thank you for that Echo, I have the book and I work hard on using my intuition everyday. we are so blessed to hve your wisdome to live by.
This is the 1st thing that has made sense to me in all this tragedy. Thanks Echo for these thoughts. However, I’m a bit sickened by hearing the words “when the shooters get to heaven”. So THEY go to heaven too?? I don’t understand that. Where’s the karma? How do they pay for taking all those lives?
I appreciate your common sense and sharing that with all who would care to read. I just finished having a silly FB argument with a group of intellects about this very thing. The response because I was not of like mind as they to call on gun control etc. was to attempt to humiliate me by pointing out that I was not as educated as they are. The real issue is the lack of personal responsibility on all levels and how the culture of this society has made it’s bed in the gutter. There are many in the world who work daily to raise awareness. I reach out to those persons and strive to be raise my awareness as well.
Personally, I disagree, Echo.
Countries with higher restriction have lower homicides rates, in addition.
Can we fully control people? No. Will gun control remove all murders? No.
However, why is murder illegal in the first place? Because, enforcement of that law results in LESS murders. It’s not a perfect law, no law is perfectly enforced and results in it never occurring. But it lessens it. That’s what ultimately matters.
I have to disagree with Purkey Turkey… Chicago has one of the country’s strongest laws on gun control and they have one of the highest murder rates. Saying guns kill people is the same as saying spoons make people fat.
Siteseer, you’re manipulating the statistics to suite your own agenda.
You make Chicago out to be the epitome of gun control, of course, you fail to mention that it’s on the context of Illinois, a state with hardly any gun control. Not to mention its border states are very loose in terms of gun laws. About three years ago, Chicago lightened up on their laws, and guess what happened? They went up.
Doesn’t it make more sense to look at Hawaii? And use that as an example? The STATE with the least amount of gun possession? According to your logic, homicides should be through the roof. Of course, you didn’t mention that, because it has the lowest homicide rate in the States’.
Goes beyond the country, on a global scale, Japan has the strictest gun control. If the conservative ideology was correct, it should be a place of intense danger. Its homicide rate is four times smaller than that of America’s…
We need to look at facts, not just manipulate the data out of our love for guns. All that does is results with no progress and murder rates that are unnecessarily higher than they should be as the result of a selfish love.
You’re mostly right, however, in saying that guns are not to place for murders. I think it’s silly to blame the young boy who shot his two year old sister for her death, it’s also silly to blame any individual for deaths when guns randomly burst out.
However, nothing makes killing easier with a gun. Give more people access to it, more people die. It’s that simple. With a stabbing, it’s easier to give a confrontation and prevent more damage. Tackling a dude with a weapon however, is a bit harder.
The Sandy Hook shooting happened in five minutes, if someone were to be able to do that with a baseball bat, then I’d be insanely impressed.