It was a country music concert. Folks swarmed onto the field ready to enjoy the fun and festivities. On the last day of the concert, a lone gunman took aim and shot at the thousands of unsuspecting concert goers who were enjoying the current performer, Jason Aldean. What occurred in Las Vegas was once unfathomable. However, that’s no longer the case and the horror has struck. Almost 60 people were murdered and over 500 were injured! It’s still hard to wrap my mind around it. My heart goes out to all involved. I pray for the souls who left so violently, for all the family and friends, for all those in the concert and in the area. I give a deep salute to all the first responders. I pray you peace in heart and mind. Such tremendous distress you are all witnessing. I feel this for my sisters and brothers in Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida, St. John’s, Barbuda, St. Thomas, Mexico, and many other places, including Venezuela. But back to Las Vegas, a man who shares my age took 10 weapons, a machine gun, and set up a room where he could execute people en masse? This is not the usual act of a man in his older years. A young man who knew nothing of how to value life, he pulls these horrendous types of stunts, not a man who should have been growing wisdom, not hatred. So, does this mean Paddock is not a national terrorist?
Words are so interesting and they matter. How Paddock is described by mainstream media says a lot about and will say a lot about how the white-owned media defines white men, especially, when they are the protagonists of great violent acts. They will rarely be read as monsters, beasts of evil, terrorists, or even white supremacists. Nope, they’re just “regular guys.” Until there is, at the very least, a handle on white privilege, there will be these heartless crimes. This is what we don’t realize. This mass murderer is being normalized. Even talk of gun control, after all the carnage of Paddock’s massacre, is considered “premature” by the White House. They must not have lost any family and friends at the concert. So, they can afford to NOT talk about the most basic gun control for a country that desperately needs control!
Within the fabric of this country’s founding is that this land belongs to the white man to do with as he pleases. Who dies, who becomes extinct, who loses consciousness, who is abused in any shape, form, or fashion, who is brutalized, terrorized, and brain-washed is all part and parcel of the founding of this land. No, it was never great, never ever! People, land, culture, and soul are constantly sacrificed. Nothing Divine is given great value. Instead, the most immoral, inhumane, terrorizing behavior is condoned or normalized. We must see this and NOT ignore it or we become it in ways that at first escape us. Careful. Know yourself. Get deeply in touch with yourself. Take quiet time and talk with yourself. How is your heart feeling? If it’s hurting deeply. This is the time to give it your attention. Pull away from the “news.” Know and face your own fears, especially the ones you usually repress or deny having. Get in touch with yourself and start seeing what in you needs your focus. You can’t see you and get to know you if you don’t stop moving and listening to chatter and petty things or if you are overwhelming yourself in the sea of bad news.
Even if you are in trauma yourself, you can take a few moments throughout the day to quiet yourself and breathe calmness into your being. Taking these breaths, relieving yourself of toxins, clears your being. Even if you have heavy problems, taking deep, cleansing breaths relieves your body of levels of stress that would eventually cause you physical or mental maladies. Inhale deeply but calmly. Hold the breath for a few moments. Exhale slowly and calmly. Welcome calm into your breath and, thus, into your body. While taking these breaths, feel a deep connectedness with your sense of God/dess, whatever you call it, or your higher mind, Infinite Oneness, Holy One, The All, however your Divine be called. If you are atheist, perhaps, just breathing calmly and feeling hope in each breath. A clear mind allows you to see more options and solutions. That way you can make wise choices. You can turn the car around even though you really wanted to go in the direction you were traveling. When you are in a clearer state of mind, you can hear when to turn around and you will not doubt the guidance.
Remember what is at your root is your gold, your peace, your safety, your guidance, your direction, and your protection. Or, it is your demise. Choose to awaken. Wake up. Drop the need to anesthetize yourself with unhealthy substances or with excess anything.Your health, clarity and safety are at stake. Don’t take my word for it. Wake up. See for yourself. Prepare and KNOW Divinity! It’s your Saving Grace. Remember, Love does not have a race it supports over another! Love is Love! And, it’s the answer to most any problem. Start from a place of Love! ❤ ~ #dafinaisms