We were told that James had been shot and was having surgery. He will be ok. A few hours later I was told my teen cousin was shot in killed. Both are two senseless unrelated shootings in our hometown of St. Louis Mo.
I stayed up until midnight consoling family members and then awakened at 4am to get ready to go and train clients. I have to bcs it's my therapy.
I am not looking for an ounce of sympathy. I believe when you feel pity for any situation/person you fuel the fire & strip the person of their power. When you see them being overcomers, you empower them and transmute strength.
What was ironic about James' situation is that his mom sent him here to Naples for his Junior year last year to allow him to experience a safe environment & better schooling.
He was supposed to come back this year for his senior year, but rebelled and chose to stay in St.Louis. I was upset at his choice bcs I had seen his significant improvement in grades, emotional, mental & physical health.
We finally talked last month and he apologized & said that he was rebelling against his mom's wishes and knows that it was a mistake. I was so proud that he admitted & accepted it & told him everything would work out.
To get a call yesterday saying he was shot was initially gut-wrenching. But I want to share a perspective shift that I makes when faced with personal tragedies or even hearing of others' tragedies.
It reminds me to be the light and change I want to see in the world. I pursue my dreams faster. I love those around me harder. I let my light shine brighter. It reminds me that we all have an expiration date on earth, although not sure when.
We have to stop wasting time doubting ourselves. We have to sop wasting times feeling sorry for ourselves. We have to stop wasting time disempowering ourselves.
I believe with every cell in my body that we are born winners. Look around you right now. Every person, place or thing in it's pure essence is spirit or energy. If we are not creating, we are disintegrating.
At this very moment your thoughts (cause) are either empowering and you will effects tomorrow that reflects them or disempowering and you will have a day that reflect those. We choose. We have the power.
One life was cut short and the other one was inches away from being cut short. There is no way a freakin' mom & grandmom should be planning a funeral for their baby who never made 21 because of senseless murders.
Stop trying to change your spouse, your co-workers, your world... working on yourself is a full-time job. When you cultivate your own electromagnetic heart energy, frequency & emotional well-being, you become a changemaker.
I give '0' power to darkness.
I'm ready to see more lights shining?
How about you?