This year in 2018, there has been on average one school shooting every week. We are only 12 weeks into 2018 and there has already been 16 school shootings where someone was hurt or killed.
If you have ever found yourself in shock or horror when you hear about these school-shooting stories (or any other stories of violence) and you feel helpless or powerless to change anything, please keep reading.
Many people feel the only way things will change will occur is if “they” do something (the government, parents, teachers) – someone or something other than you.
Here is what you can do instead. Use this simple method to go from feeling fear, anger and blame to turn it into a force for blessing, healing and love.
In today’s blog, you will learn three steps to transform your fear into miracle-working abilities.
3 Steps to Take Whenever You See Something Violent (Like a School Shooting)
Watch the video and then think about this question:
What do you fear when you see or hear a story of violence?
Go deep and find out. What’s your biggest fear?
For many people, it’s a feeling of powerlessness. You don’t know when or where the next act of violence will be. You feel you are at the mercy of other people.
A Course in Miracles teaches that you want to find out what is your hidden fear, so that you can look at it, and do something about it. As long as you keep focusing on people, places and things, you never stop long enough to identify your own fear. What is it about these stories that makes you afraid?
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And then: shift your perception and write what you are going to do about that fear. Tell us in the comment area how you go “from fear to love” and what practices you use as a miracle worker in situations of violence.
We encourage you to post a reply because thousands of people read these blogs and comments each week and you can be a real light in the dark for others, right here, right now. Many people may not post, but they come here and read what others say.
You are not powerless. You are powerful. You have a voice and Jesus tells us that healing occurs when we join together in one purpose. I have been inspired so many times by what others share, and then I use their practices in my own life.
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Thank you for watching and for stepping forward as part of the solution, no longer sitting back in fear.
I’m inspired by those kids in Florida who stood up and said:
NO. We are not just going to sit back anymore. We are going to use our voices to speak up and not wait for others to change the world.
Gandhi said it like this:
If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him. We need not wait to see what others do.
Use every opportunity that brings up fear in you to find out what you fear and how you transform that fear into a miracle of love.
You are the light of the world.
In Gratitude to You,
Co-Founder & Spiritual Director, Teachers of God Foundation