Saturday, September 11, 2004

Reaching Out To Lend A Helping Hand

Struggle and the overcoming of challenges and obstacles is part of our everyday life. This is school for the Spirit and making the effort to see the beauty and goodness all around, even in the midst of trauma is vital. There is much horror in the world but it is illusion. Don’t get I wrong – it is very real but only in a limited dimension where your small self lives so don’t let your true nature, your radiant Spirit get sucked up in it.

On the totally physical plane, suffering is very real and it is the responsibility of each of us to work to ease that suffering. There are many who have recently been hit by both natural and manmade disasters. The natural disasters will always be with us and, sadly, so may the manmade ones. It is unfortunate that after all of the lessons humankind has had that people can still preach and believe in philosophies of hatred. But, let us do what we can. Storms have recently done much damage throughout the Caribbean and Florida. Pawns of hatred and fear have committed vile acts in Russia, the Sudan, Indonesia and elsewhere. Today is the anniversary of the day when sick, misguided minds crashed two airliners into the World Trade Center in New York City. Many of us have been personally affected by one or more of these events. We must stand strong against these forces by living with hope and love. We must also reach out in what ever ways we can to assist those who have suffered from these forces. Positive Prayers, sending strength and love, DO help. You can also help by contributing your support to organizations like, and Together we can ease the pain and help people survive the trauma.

The fight begins with you. Fear and hate are mind killers and they diminish your Spirit’s Power to influence the nature of people and events that you draw into your life. Each day you can fight the evils of fear and hate with your love, compassion and prayers. You can also make a stand as a Peaceful Warrior by reaching out to others with positive encouragement and good works. God has given us dominion over a beautiful world and it is our responsibility to be its caretakers, nurturing and respecting the sanctity of the environment and all living things. Let your life be an example for others to follow as best you can. Work each day to be a bright light of healing and joy to the world around you and never give in to the evils of fear and hatred.

One Love,
Ras John

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