I recently posted some information on my Facebook group page about the oil spill, suffering and grief. It was my point that I am of little use if I am heavily grieving and if I lose my center. I had some very intense responses to this including being accused of lacking emotion and even being heartless! Being an sensitive person and a strong empath, this couldn't be further from the truth.
The great spiritual teacher Eckhart Tolle speaks a lot about the NOW moment being the truth, the point of power and really all there is. He also talks about the "pain body" both individually and collectively, which has been highly activated by this recent environmental event.
I was suggesting that we remember to stay in our center and find the best ways to be useful in this crisis. Some people will be compelled to travel to the gulf to help in person, like the many kind souls did in the Katrina situation. Others will donate funds, raise public awareness or like myself, lead a daily prayer vigil. Moaning and wailing, playing the "blame game" and going on about BP and corporate greed will not get us out of this situation. In fact, these type of actions lower our energetic frequency and further activate the pain that we may carry. If we take that attitude and energy as far as it might go, it renders us useless to do anything to help whatsoever.
Of course I am deeply touched by this tragedy, we all are. I also know that in the midst of terrible events great miracles and healing can occur also. We can use this event to wake up to the destructive impact of oil dependency, spiritual bankruptcy and greed in America. We can stand together and be the "Rainbow Warriors" of the Native American prophecies and work side by side to heal and transform our beloved Mother Planet. We can get out of pain and into the NOW and be the hands, eyes and ears of Spirit on this planet. The choice is ours.
Wishing you peace and light in these magical and challenging times. Love and blessings to you all.