Many years ago I have stopped watching the news because there was too much negativity to me. And news that was only there to live in fear. Therefore I stopped completely and my strong belief told me that if there was anything I needed to hear, it would reach me. When I woke up this morning the message had reached me about a terror attack in our beloved Christchurch, New Zealand.
OMG, how is this possible? New Zealand is a country of so many different cultures living side by side, where things like this don’t happen, where it is so peaceful. No, not there, I spoke to a friend this week and that was exactly what we talked about. And now in Christchurch… they have suffered so much after their 2 big earthquakes a couple of years ago. And now this. Such a feeling of unbelief comes to me.
What makes people believe they have the right to do things like this? What is it that they are missing out on to do this? New Zealand has always been such a safe country to live in, yes we have natural disasters but no terror attacks or what so ever. I feel frozen, nothing much is coming out of my hands other than writing this blog. I feel like I am in the middle of the storm and that I look at what is happening.
I think about the why and soon I decide not to go that direction because we will never understand why. What I do understand and have an influence on, is my own response. How do you deal with these life events and keep the faith and keep believing in a better world? Sending out the right vibrations and not acting out of hate, but acting out of LOVE.
When we react with hate it will send these same vibrations into the world, just like those shooters have done. My heart hurts but we cannot chase the darkness away with darkness, only with light, with love. And let us focus on that. What I do see is a kind of brother- and sisterhood popping up, one that hasn’t been before. It gives me hope, I can see respect between human souls. No matter what religion, background, the colour of skin, just in based on what matters the most…… our heart.
Kia Kaha my Aotearoa, sending you lots of Aroha