Pray -- hold love in your heart for the victims of the stabbing at Franklin Regional High School in Pittsburgh and for every human being on earth who is suffering from loss, grief, financial loss, depression, war, trauma, illness or injury.
Something is happening. It's a hardening of our society - a crass materialism where how you look and what you wear and how you pose is all that matters.
I used to say that we were snowballing toward excess and chaos — but it had to happen this way.. that the insane greed, porn and violence in this country have gone so far over the top that there is only one way to go: UP. We have made the taboo all too thrilling (and profitable) because of our Puritan ethic. We are a nation of masochists: criticizing each other, shaming each other, chastising each other for our "sins" and lusts — which helps sales of porn and guns and the taboo.
Death has become sexier than sex, as I wrote in my article about 'extermination speaker' Ann Coulter.
But it had to happen this way. We had to reach a chaotic, criminally insane breaking point. And it might get worse before it gets better. We are so immature; we thrive on style over substance. And though we've had too much too soon, reason and sanity are returning, despite appearances. The physical picture, the so-called "reality" we see with our senses has very little to do with reality. Like the software inside a computer, it's what's invisible that counts: the underlying harmony, love and hope we all hold in our hearts. Our desire for justice, equality, peace and the common good. These are the principles that hold mankind together. These are spiritual qualities. It's a "thought universe" and thoughts make the world, as Ralph Waldo Emerson put it.
I have experienced miracles firsthand. I know of many others who have had these experiences and in fact, there is an abundance of good happening in the world. but the key to seeing it is to believe it in advance. If you are a doubting Thomas you won't be able to see these things called miracles, which are actually natural laws.
Every day, focus on the good around you and if you are suffering expect a miracle. Miracles are actually natural laws. God is LOVE, not an anthropomorphic (man-like being) sitting in the sky. Prayer is the invisbile transfer of love to another. This has nothing to do with religion. Religion can be soothing and kind and wonderful, but it's still a man-made institution that is flawed and corruptible. But GOD is in every heart. The Kingdom is within you. Love one another. There is no power greater than LOVE.