I received an email the day after the news came out about beautiful Cecil the lion. In it, I was asked by a friend and colleague to share a few words, in some way, about seemingly senseless tragedies like the one with Cecil the Lion. She was having a hard time wrapping her head around it.
I meant to address this at the time, but my family had our own personal tragedy a few short days later so I never got around to it. My answer is simple.. and I do believe it wholeheartedly. Although late, I thought I would share with you.. and maybe help you to re-frame as well. Below is our email exchange and my immediate guided response. I’ll be calling my colleague Cathy:)
Cathy’s initial email:
I know you are like me and don’t give attention to the tragedy that goes on in the world knowing it just perpetuates more of it. Normally I’m pretty good at deflecting that as I have Abraham in my head.
However, I’m really having a hard time with Cecil the Lion being killed…this big game hunting makes zero sense to me.
I’m just curious if there is call/webinar or something you could do to help people stay in a space of love when seemingly senseless things happen. I can certainly tell myself that good will come from this tragedy but thought you could say it with more heart and eloquence….because right now I am NOT feeling love to the man who is smiling over this beautiful animal he killed…. having a hard time reframing this one.
My response.. not so eloquent, but simple:
Cecil chose to teach, through this experience, as did the man (unknowingly). Now thousands are coming together to stand up and make a change…
Thanks for that reminder!!
I often use the example that John Walsh’s son being murdered at the age of 10 was horrific and tragic. And yet due to that his father helped create finger printing of kids and creating a database that has certainly saved hundreds if not thousands of kids. I do believe that was Tim’s (his sons) mission this time around.
Thank you Cecil for your service and knowing you are whole and well in this moment.
Yup.. exactly… souls choose the perfect divine way to leave. Not ego’s way… people forget that.. and they don’t even know how to wrap their head around it..
Well I am grateful your soul chose to teach people through it 🙂 xo
Final comment today –
I wanted to share this with you for two reasons.. One, I was asked to…Two, I think we all need a reminder. All tragedies, from our human experience and perspective are our souls expansion from spirit perspective.
Everything happens for a reason..and we don’t get to pick our everythings. As hard as that can be to trust, I truly believe that. A couple other things I know to be true, for me, even in my own time of sadness and tragedy:
- Love is always the answer
- Trust in the process of the Universe.
- Everything is always happening for your highest and greatest good
- There are No Mistakes
- The physical body leaves at divine time… always!
- You can spend a lifetime to try to understand something that is not understandable from the human perspective. Trust the journey.. it is much less aggravating and detrimental to your mind, body and soul.
All my love my friends. Thank you Cathy, for asking the question:) I’d love to hear your comments. Please share below – SDJ
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