Not too long after the Orlando attack, I posted on Facebook that I had a feeling that we were going to see a rash of events, one after the one, happening so quickly that we'd barely have time to recover from one before the next one happened.
I realize that my perspective as an American is limited, in that I have been fortunate to grow up in a time of peace and have never had war on my doorstep. Many people around the world have not been so lucky. But we are seeing things change here, as not too long after Orlando, we have had two major attacks on police officers in two consecutive weekends by people who want bloody revolution.
Then there was the horrific terror attack in Nice, which showed that evil people, in their quest for blood, have no problem killing innocent children who were out enjoying fireworks with their families.
Most of these terrorists - and yes, I do consider them terrorists whether they were actively recruited or not - were listening to evil men spewing evil, hateful lies. Why is such evil given any sort of credence by people is beyond me, but it is clear to me that those of us who are on the side of goodness and light need to do a better job with our own "propaganda."
This is where you come in. We need more people who are interested in healing to become more vocal leaders in the world. This isn't about making politically correct platitudes. It's about providing a genuine alternative to hatred and vengeance.
One of the reasons why the modern movement of political correctness has failed so miserably in creating a genuinely kinder world is that it works primarily through shame and recrimination. It points fingers. It labels. It is, in some respects, responsible for some of the violence as it labels cops "racist" or "the system" as "racist" without looking at a multi-dimensional view of people and institutions.
As healers, we can do better than label people and dehumanize them in a misguided attempt to create more "tolerance." It is simply not working at best and fueling resentment at worst.
I don't have all the answers, but after watching a portion of a hate-filled YouTube video by the man who killed three cops in Baton Rouge, it became clear to me that we need more voices of forgiveness and non-violence. Can you create your own YouTube videos? Would you be willing to put yourself out there as an alternative to ISIS? How can we reach young men in particular with a message that is inspiring and filled with hope?
Meanwhile, we have spiritual methods that we can employ more in stemming violence. Please check out Archangel Michael's Sword of Deliverance, available here and also in the Free Reiki Attunements online course.