What I am about to say may be viewed as controversial and to some, even crazy, but I know I must express the sentiment. The death of Osama bin Laden makes me sad; not in the traditional way that a person’s death is sad, this emotion is born of disappointment and concern. Although this man was killed seeking justice for his atrocities, the aftermath of this situation is distressing on a spiritual level and it makes me think of the incredible growth opportunity humanity may be missing in light of this news.
This, like many turning point moments and tragedies, is a cosmic test of sorts. I believe that when the world is faced with a challenge of this magnitude, we each have a choice. We can engage in the same cycle of hatred that got us here or, we can rise above and elevate the very energy of our planet with love and compassion. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said it best; “I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that”
This is actually a decision each and every one of us has to make every single day on a much lesser level. Do I flip off the guy who cut me off in traffic or do I simply let it be? Do I spew angry words at the waitress who got my order wrong or do I simply let it be? Do I hold a grudge toward a neighbor who let their dog poop on my lawn or do I simply let it be? Do I gossip about a friend who hurt my feelings or do I simply let it be? On a universal level, returning anger, fear or hatred to those that sent it your way makes you no different that the person who started it. Furthermore, it only exacerbates the negativity because like will attract like via the Law of Attraction.
If you choose to engage in anger, you will always attract more. We all have free will and can elect to act however we want; however, no thought or action is without consequences. While it may seem just to hate certain people because of their heinous deeds; we are still spreading hatred. We have the power to instead let it be.
It’s as simple as not paying attention to the ongoing media frenzy and late night jokes; alternatively spending our time focused on positivity. There are people in pain because these circumstances bring back agonizing memories of lost loved ones or fear over retaliation. The world needs our positive energy, compassion and love; spend your time sending those forces out in droves not reviewing the life, times and death details of a man devoid of these emotions.
Just as anger attracts more anger, the same is true with loving energy. Because love is the most positive and highest of all energy, it amplifies more than negativity. From an energetic standpoint, love truly is much more powerful than hate. This is our opportunity to rise above and raise the energy level of humanity and we can do it one person at a time.
The choice is yours, here is what I have decided and I hope you will join me. I will not participate in any forms of hatred, even when faced with someone who is despicable. Engaging with the insane is true insanity. Yes, there is fear, but I hand it to God and have faith that light will always prevail over darkness in the long run. Love is more powerful than anger and so my focus is on sending positive energy to those who were hurt by the actions of any terrorism. When more people find the strength to do this, the cycle of anger and revenge will finally be broken which will inevitably make room for peace on Earth.