The alarming facts:
- Nearly 60 dead and rising
- More than 500 injured
- A lone gunman
- People simply ‘having fun’
But, can we SEE?
Again, a shooting of innocent people in an American city (it could be elsewhere) and the mainstream media are recording the event – but are they showing WHAT IS REAL or just another episode in the cycle of violence that goes back through history?
"We will come out of this stronger"
"We are pulling together as a community"
"We have to make sure we have better security in place"
"We are here for each other"
"We will learn the important lessons..."
EVO News begins somewhere else.
Do we know the way to grieve, the place of grief in the evolving spiral of evolution and do we know the way to process such an event as occurred on Sunday?
Can we really start commentating and laying the episode to rest only hours after it has happened? What is driving the speed of news and commentary?
Consider for a moment the way life is:
- When we think of another person with value, they receive that ‘signal’ and if it is genuine, it lives in them.
- When we think of another critically, with hate, that too lives in the other person.
- In the same way when we are thought of, when others ‘project’ upon us, that lives in us and aggregates.
When a person dies, they can no longer hold the signals that have been projected to them and lodged in their process and they return to where they came. The love we project to others, the value the affirmation of life… all this then comes back to us as does the hate and the criticism and prejudice.
Grief is the process of return and each of us knows what we have lodged in others and what we have missed the opportunity to lodge in others by casual attitudes to living.
Can it be that we do not want to face ourselves when these things occur? That there is a collective agreement to deceive ourselves – a contract of deception – that we will not STOP and PAUSE and CONSIDER life?
Until this occurs and we really SEE what is inside these events, nothing will change and the cycle of life will play out in ever more tormenting dimensions.
As the planet dies from our contamination and pollution, do we even FEEL the GRIEF of the subtle feelings and sensitivities of the experience of living here in this place that is lost – or do we just record the fact and make new promises to ‘learn’ and ‘be stronger’ (all about us – as always).
THERE IS NO TIME FOR GRIEF AND NO SPACE FOR REAL HUMAN RESPONSE FOR THE MANY– JUST ALARM AND AN ATTEMPT TO BURY THE TRUTH.
We are sorry if this is hard – but it is harder to say nothing…
Copyright © Richard A. Bowell, 2017