“An awakened species sees the Unity of All Life and lives into it. Humans in an unawakened state often deny it or ignore it.”
– Conversations with God, Book 4
I’m writing to you the day after the terrorist attacks in New Zealand which killed 49 Muslims. At Mosque. Praying during Friday prayers.
My heart aches for those who lost family members, and for the entire Muslim community.
How can we care for others during these times? I don’t know the best or the right way. I do know that I prayed and felt called to contact my Muslim friend in town and send apologies, love, and to tell her I supported her and her family. Even though I wasn’t sure it was the right thing to do, my quiet heart told me to. She said it meant a lot to her. I am also planning on attending the solidarity events in my area, and reaching out to the local Muslim Society.
It is hard to know how to help others when they are in pain, especially from violence against groups of people driven by white nationalism. I do believe the statement I quoted above. I believe humans must love one another because we are one another. There is only us, all of us, and we are all human, trite as it may sound. I don’t know how to get that message out to the people that need to hear it the most, aka the ones who do the most damage.
Our earth and our people are suffering from a separation mindset. I am you. You are me. We are each unique and perfectly part of the whole. I believe we can heal when we return to the heart of God within us. I believe we can heal when we know that the heart of God is within everyone else too. And I truly believe it is a necessary part of the way forward for humanity.
And I believe it is possible. I have to! Otherwise…well, just read the news.
I love you.