The high school shooting in Parkland was heartbreaking for many people. The high school is located about five miles from my home. Though all the horrible shootings make me sad, this one, that was in my backyard traumatized me the most. The streets and restaurants in Parkland are eerily empty. The gym I go to in Parkland likewise has been empty all week. As I am on the treadmill, watching the television, it is surreal to see the candlelight vigil that was held just a few blocks away. While at the gym, I wondered how many of the members were personally affected by this tragedy. How many parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, or neighbors are in mourning? Their lives never to be the same.
This week, it was hard for me to focus and hard to stay positive. I felt my energy low and negative. It was a struggle this week to remain in any routine. Of course, I prayed, light candles and meditated and that is what provided relief. From all my work, I know that by raising my energy and vibration, it will help others. I wish I could bring back all seventeen that died or wish I could take the pain away from the families, but, I cannot. What I can do is keep my thread to God alive.
This video was recorded before the shooting, but, the tool described will help you deal with tragedy. It will help you stay focused in the present moment. The goal is to direct your thoughts instead of just “thinking.” When our thoughts wonder they usually go to past regrets or worries about the future. Let’s all try to stay present and send healing love, prayers and light to the Parkland community.
When we are mindful in the present moment, we can think more clearly, and maybe we can decide, what can we do to prevent further tragedies?
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