Today is September 11th… twelve years after planes purposely cascaded out of the sky, crashing into buildings and tearing away the physical lives of unsuspecting innocents who had no idea that their lives were going to end so abruptly. Fathers, mothers, friends, brothers, sisters, lovers, husbands, wives, partners, grandparents, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, daughters, sons… taken unexpectedly, without warning. If you were alive that day, I am certain you know exactly what you were doing, where you were, and who you were with as the news began filtering through every media outlet. Around the world, people have been changed by those events.
I am feeling within me the burgeoning rush, as I have experienced the swelling emotions that are clashing… the remembrance of the events of 9/11/01… the longing for those who were taken that day… the honoring of those who served selflessly that day… combined with the global concern surrounding the current activity in Syria.. the world’s conflict on how to address what is happening there… all of it is a creating a swirling whirlpool of emotional input.
I wasn’t going to write about this today because I am aware of just how much is focused on this meaningful date. There is so much talk of the tragedy and some stories are attempting to focus on the courage of that day, but it is leaning more to the tragic nature of it all. And, amidst all that, I’ve wondered… how can I make an impact for GOOD amongst all the tears?
And, as I sit here, in the warmth and comfort of one of my favorite coffee shops, living my life as I once hoped it would be, I feel tears burning my eyes, running down my cheeks and I look out the window and watch as heaven weeps with me. I feel such gratitude, such Love, such sadness and I can’t contain it. I need to write. There is so much to be said… and, yet, I have no words that feel big enough, vast enough, deep enough, strong enough to express all that I am experiencing.
If you are sensitive or empathic, you too may be experiencing the swirly sensations, the tears that come for no apparent reason. I appreciate your willingness to assist in moving the pain and sorrow in this world. I invite you to focus on the beautiful things of life that are happening now. I ask that you choose to focus on the blessings from that day and how you have been positively changed by being witness to those events. I invite you to step into forgiveness, choosing to release yourself from the bonds of whatever is holding you to the past. As the emotions build throughout the day, apply their momentum to uplift and support you, rather than drag you down into the depths of despair. I ask that you focus on Love, growing that Love, sharing that Love, connecting with those around you through Love. Remember to say, “I love you,” whenever you can. And I invite you to receive the opportunity on this day that is so full of overflowing emotions and swell with the flow. Choose Love.
Thank you for being here with me. Thank you for your ongoing support, your attention, your Love. I appreciate this Tribe we’re building. And, today, on this day more than any other of the year, Let Love Reign.
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