Why? Why? Why?

This one-word question is surfacing in the minds for so many today, December 14, 2012, as the news of the school shooting in the small town of Newtown, Connecticut, quickly spread around the world.

Why?

A question which may never be fully answered.

As we try to make some small amount of sense out of a situation that simply makes no sense, I join Neale in his invitation to feel, to talk, to share, to explore the way you feel around today’s events and to support those around you who could benefit from a mutual exchange of loving energy and a compassionate presence.

So at this point, let’s set aside the “Why?” for now and give ourselves permission to feel what we feel…and feel it deeply; to allow ourselves to grieve fully and without conditions or limitations; and to experience the highest level of Love as it expresses through our sadness.

Let us join together to connect with our brothers and sisters in Connecticut within the space of our hearts, drawing upon the essence of who we really are, and be a source of comfort and hope and unconditional love.  If ever there was a moment to decide, to declare, and to demonstrate who you choose to be, I can’t think of a better time than now.

I will close with a reflection from Fred Rogers:

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ To this day, especially in times of ‘disaster,’ I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.”

(Lisa McCormack is the Managing Editor & Administrator of The Global Conversation.  She is also a member of the Spiritual Helper team at www.ChangingChange.net, a website offering emotional and spiritual support. To connect with Lisa, please e-mail her at Lisa@TheGlobalConversation.com.)

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  • Erin/IAm

    And again I will bless the Little lights…May you shine into many eyes. Thank you, in advance, Beloveds.

  • marie grabowiecki

    Thank you for all this!

  • Marko

    I like the Fred Rogers reflection, which helps shift the focus.

  • Ruchir

    A tragedy like this evokes a strong desire in millions of people for a better world. And that desire begins to create a better world.

  • Jon the mechanic

    Ruchir Thank you for your message. I to thing that maybe the whole Newtown incident was a gift to the world because it made people stop. We have had similar events, but this event got the nation attention. Hopefully we will look harder at the violence we sow in our nation and I hope you know what I mean.