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Creator of Light

Posted on April 15, 2013

This is about the Boston bombings so if you don’t want to think about that, don’t read today’s article.

A little background info so you know where I am coming from. I was born in France in the context of the war against Algeria, from parents who grew up in occupied France during WWII and from grand parents who grew up up only a few miles away from the battle front of WWI. My trauma, their trauma, our family’s PTSD is the product of 4 wars (there was also the siege of Paris for the generation before that). I met my first husband in Israel during the war against Lebanon and he was from Northern Ireland, where the war had been going on for a long time and had destroyed his place of work once. His wonderful lovely mother used to shake her head in disbelief at what had been done to the world she had grown up in. While I was a student in Paris, I was yards away from at least one very serious bombing that killed many. One of my best friends had her brother killed because of terrorism in Spain. Another one of my best friends lost her father to terrorism in England. Violence, violence, violence. Fear. Threats. It was second nature to have our eyes open and to be watchful, on mild alert all the time.

I came to the USA for the very first time 10 days before September 11 and I was between Boston and NYC when it happened. All Americans remember that day. I don’t need to describe it.

I have had too many clients who needed my help because of the consequences of the trauma of wars in various places in the world.

So this violence is a theme in my life and I thought I knew how to deal with it.

Today’s bombing in Boston makes me feel sad as usual but also tired. Deeply tired. Not just of the fear, the violence and the threats, because I know that while I have lived in close proximity to disaster, I am always on the side of the wealthy, the educated, the privileged and at the end of the day, the safe. But I am also tired of living in a world where we make some people feel that their only option to be heard is to be violent or to bomb their way into the conversation. I have no idea who did this today. And I do not, ever, under any circumstances, condone their choice!

But on a spiritual level, I would like each one of us to own our inner violence and our inner disrespect for others and to change that now, today. Get started on that as you read this.

And I would like each one of us to be very aware of what we think, of what we wish for, of what we bring forth and of what we manifest. Now is the time to create better. Now is the time to be mindful of our creative power and to make sure that we use it only for good.

May all involved in today’s trauma, from victims and rescuers to perpetrators be supported and healed.

May you be blessed as a creator of Light, respect, Love and dialogue.

1 Comment

  • Reply Patricia Singleton April 15, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Amen to everything you just said. Healing starts with accepting and acknowledging our own darkness. We all have it inside of us. Bringing light to our own darkness changes us and everyone around us.

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