The English Terrorist Attacks – A Shamanic Perspective
This weekend I was part of a powerful and life changing Power of Seven women’s retreat on stepping into our leadership roles. I was inspired, hopeful and energised sharing with 47 powerful, courageous, loving, compassionate women of all ages and backgrounds. Most importantly, it showed me the magic that can be created when a group of committed people come together to support and empower each other.
We all left loved up, blissed out, connected, and high on life, to be immediately slapped in the face by the news of the London attacks. I have returned to my city in lockdown, a police force on it’s knees, and fear and panic in the air.
I decided to turn off the news, stay off the Internet and spend some time in quiet contemplation to hear my own inner guidance and intuition, rather than get caught up in the emotional storm.
The terrorist attacks have happened just at the right moment to bury the most important news, Trump pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, and the British election on Thursday. I’m not usually a conspiracy theorist but even I can see it all seems a bit too convenient to me.
It doesn’t mean it didn’t happen, but why now? Suddenly, just as the real issues are surfacing and being dealt with, our common denominator has once again been reduced to ‘terror,’ while we are in a very real global environmental and social crisis that is ready to blow.
It is also pretty obvious to me that if we bomb other countries, we shouldn’t be surprised if we are attacked back. It is naive to expect that because we bomb countries that are so far away from us, that it’s not going to spill back into our country.
And the more we perpetuate this ‘war on terror,’ and the ‘us and them’ scenario, the more bloody and chaotic this situation is going to become. There has ALWAYS been an ‘us and them.’ We have been creating division and separation from the time we started clustering in tribes and taking control of the land.
But I no longer want to be dragged into unjust wars and continue bombing other families and innocent people in countries that are not a real threat to me, and my family. I know many echo this sentiment but our voices are being ignored and we don’t need to look back too far into history to see that there could very well be another agenda at play.
“Of course the people don’t want war. But after all, it’s the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it’s a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger.”
— Herman Goering at the Nuremberg trials
We have reached a place in our evolution, where we are now all connected. What happens in one part of the world, immediately affects the whole, so this ‘us and them’ perspective is no longer serving us.
The only real way out of our mess is to live Adam’s message: “Don’t go forward in anger. Love spreads….” OneLove Manchester needs to extend to the whole world.
We must stop the bombing now, make peace, and come together as a global family to tackle the REAL crisis that we are ALL facing on Planet Earth. Only together can we avert the Armageddon and consciously take the next step in our evolution.