Japanese Tsunami and Finding Peace
Of course our first reaction in the face of a natural disaster of the magnitude of the 8.9 earthquake and the tsunami that just hit Japan is to be horrified. It’s too big for the human brain to fully comprehend.
A natural disaster also forces us to look at death which horrifies most of us because the human brain cannot fully comprehend it either. The human brain is not designed to understand death: it’s designed to keep us alive at all costs.
We can only understand human death through the heart, from the eternal place in us that remembers where we come from and where we will go back to when we move out of our human body and back to the other side. When we look at death from the eternal part of our heart, we naturally find peace, understanding and balance.
And from that place we can handle what at first appeared horrible and distressing. We can stay in our peace and joy, with compassion and awareness but mostly in peace and joy, from which we can really send healing and powerful prayers to the traumatized survivors who most certainly need them.
Here is Hesther Hick’s and Abraham’s take on it: