The latest tragedy in Colorado will have ripple effects for some time to come; just as all devastating events do. In the aftermath of any tragedy the question most often asked is ‘why’. We, as a human race, are conditioned to make sense out of these situations in order to deal with the grief, anger and sadness that is left behind in the wake of such an event. After many years of dealing with tragedy in its many forms; disaster sites, personal disasters and general chaos it always comes down to the ‘why’.
Different groups will analyze the situation, point fingers and generally take advantage of the extra exposure to make a point for their argument – whatever that is. We do not have to participate or allow this toxic residue into our daily lives.
Yes, we are left on our own to make sense of it all in our own minds. And yet, rationalization never happens; no matter how we struggle with the issue or event. We, and I say this in a general sense, cannot make sense of what happened, could have happened or may have happened ‘if only’.
Yes, it is absolutely a tragedy and easing the energy of tragedy is what the focus of energy and prayers should be. Praying for all involved and all that were/are touched by the event. Pray too that all find peace and connection with the divine presence – however that shows up for them in their lives.
For ourselves we can light sage, candles and pray to divinity. This allows the trauma to be what it is and us to be separate from that energy. This is especially important for empathic persons. Be open to peace and understanding from the divine - allowing clarity to visit us in our time of anguish.
Namaste’ and Peace…