How on earth do we cope with terrorism and atrocity?

I am writing this in response to yesterday’s horrific actions in Brussels. This, along with the daily reports of atrocities around the world, have left many of us reeling. Although we try to distract ourselves from the pain, we know that the suffering will not go away if we continue like this. It doesn’t help that we are me are masters of distraction. Beginning as a baby when we try to shut off our sensitivity because we can’t handle the intense energy and emotions of others, we only add more and more ways to distract ourselves as we grow up.

But the emotions we try so hard to avoid are stored in the cells of the physical body and become part the Collective Consciousness – the part of us that we all share. That negative emotion then adds fuel to our thinking, creating a personal electromagnetic field which acts like a magnet. This means that by feeling the fear engendered by terrorism, we are enabling that energy to return again and again.

But how do we stop such a natural reaction? It takes extraordinary strength and stamina to resist the low energy tsunamis in the Collective Unconscious caused by terrorism, yet that is exactly what we have to do if we are to climb out of the vicious circle of low frequency negative energy. It is only by neutralising low frequency negativity with high frequency positivity that we can stop being victims and claim back our power of free will and choice.

There are many low frequency forms of energy such as hatred, anger, worry, anxiety, despondency and hopelessness but fear resonates at the lowest frequency of all. Conversely, there are many high frequency forms of energy such a joy, co-operation, honesty, forgiveness, trust and compassion with love resonating at the highest frequency of all. Unfortunately the word “love” has become somewhat hackneyed and misused. However, in its purest form, it is also the most powerful frequency in the universe. Therefore, if only we can find a way of feeling love as our primary frequency, we will raise the vibrations of the Collective, negativity and fear will cease to rule us.

Being in the frequency of love means seeing the beauty in everyone, whoever they are and whatever they are doing. Like all frequencies, we need to practice endlessly so that it becomes our predominant frequency. That may not be so hard when we live relatively happy lives, but if we are involved in atrocities such as terrorism, feeling love instead of hatred will be the hardest challenge we will ever face. The place to start is by taking our minds off ourselves and really being present with whatever or whoever we are at the time. Then search for and honour the beauty in them, having the discipline to stop ourselves the moment we see negativity or start judging and criticising. With practise, seeing the beauty will become a habit and once we are re-entrained to the positive, it becomes about what we expect.

This brings to mind a true story told to me by a dear friend. When a young man began teaching at a failing school, his pupils all began to do extraordinarily well. The Head came into to ask what the secret was. The teacher smiled and pointed to the register. “Look, here are all their IQ levels – they are all extremely bright. Of course they are doing well.” The Head stared at him in astonishment. “These are not their IQ levels,” he exclaimed. “They are their locker numbers!”

It is extraordinary but it seems that when you see and then expect the best in everyone, they come up trumps. You can still send your heart out to those who are suffering, but by concentrating on the positive frequencies not the negative. Learning the stamina and strength to uphold high level frequencies and energies is a journey for all of mankind, but it is a journey that begins with each one of us. Remember, you can see a candle flame in an ocean of darkness but you won’t even notice a smudge of darkness in an ocean of light.

Wishing us all love and peace