A friend asks, “What do we do with all the horrible news?” I’m going to consider this a question about the news we hear around the world on the television, the news we read about in newspapers and on the Internet – news about wars, governments, disasters, pain, suffering, suicides, etc., and etc, and etc.
First, I will absolutely agree with anyone who says it can be and is overwhelming. It is frustrating to hear all this news. It is discouraging, sometimes bringing us to grief and despair even wondering how this world can be so full of insanity and horrors. It can and does move us to feel sorrow for human beings, including ourselves. It brings forth our pain, and can bring us to feel depressed, afraid, ever doubtful, and wondering if we should give up at even trying to offer some help. After all, how can one person even make a dent in the insanity and horrors that is reported in the news every day.
If you feel anything like these feelings, just know you’re not alone. Being on a planet where all these things happen, generating all these feelings is a most truly difficult and challenging thing. Many of us succumb to the shear weight of the sorrow, pain, suffering, insanity and daily news.
I know of no soul that came into this planet that did not come with a purpose – the purpose of moving forward in their soul’s growth. Yet, it is not difficult to lose being on the path of one’s soul’s growth. All we have to do is think of our own benefit and well-being as being more important than anyone else’s. All we have to do to get off our path is be selfish and putting our self first. See? That’s how easy it is.
And we’ve all done it. We’ve all acted selfishly in small ways and sometimes in great huge ways. If you doubt that you’ve ever done anything on the same level that you see on the news, then just look at your past lives. Don’t remember them? Guess why.
How do we get back on the path? This is the challenge of any of the souls that want to move ourselves, our species, and our planet forward.
We start with prayer and meditation. Or we can start with prayer by itself. Or we can start with meditation by itself. In both of these, we send out our call to God to help the life/lives on this planet. Why start this way? Because, to save a planet, we need unity and purpose. We need guidance and love. We need fortitude and persistence. We get all of this and more when God is involved with us, and the One called on to help us.
When we hear the news stories, not that many people use it as a call to prayer, but that’s what it is. We are being told of who needs our prayers and who needs Light sent to them.
Sure, everyone around the globe needs prayers and everyone around the globe needs Light and energy sent to them. But, I caution anyone to think that they and they alone are the ones to save those poor souls.
Remember, souls are here to work on ourselves, and we have many lifetimes to grow, learn and work on ourselves. We have been given freewill and we use it many times to decide to not grow, not learn and not work on ourselves. These are decisions that humans make. And we see the result of these decisions impacts in the world. However, at the same time, we can and do also see the results of when we, (of our own freewill) choose to learn, to grow, to work on ourselves – to be kind to someone, to forgive someone, to be patient with someone, to be more understanding of someone, to show mercy to someone.
It is unfortunate that we don’t yet have news casts that report on where our prayers have helped. No newscaster reports, “The prayers of last week helped the country of …. when they had to face ….” Maybe one day.
For anyone who is willing, we are here to strive, to dig in, to bring forth that Light that helps to change whole planets. We are here to do that which we are doing – bring forth change. And we do that by changing ourselves, first. We do this by leaning on each other. We do this by needing each other. We do this by helping each other. We are not here to coast or tread water, or to sleep away the life we live. We – a certain number of us – have chosen to go forward – to wake up – and not go back to sleep.
We do this all within the context of cooperating with God, because in truth, it is the Spirit of Infinite Love that we have inside our hearts – sometimes without remember this. It is the Spirit of Infinite Forgiveness that helps us to see beyond anyone’s actions to them still being a soul that needs help in some way. It is in the Spirit of Infinite Patience that helps us to wake up in the morning and start thinking, “What can I do on this one day that may help one person?” Maybe, we’ll say the prayer, “God, help me remember you, today. Help me remember Love, today. Help me remember kindness, today. Help me remember who I am, today. Today, God, help me remember that I love.”
Through this, we move forward one day at a time. It has always been thus, and it will always be thus. And it won’t all happen in one lifetime.
So, to answer the question, “What do we do with all the horrible news?” – perhaps it is a call for prayers – prayers like, “God, what can I do to help You with Your work of Loving?”
“If God is involved, EVERYTHING is possible.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 1995-2014, Jodie Senkyrik)
“Disappointment in others occurs when there is a low level of our assistance for them to reach a high level of our expectation.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 1995-2014, Jodie Senkyrik)
“Pray for those that are judged by any person to be unworthy of prayers. This prayer usually comes out, ‘God, help us all.’ ” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2014, Jodie Senkyrik)