Mister Rogers: Look For The Helpers
Even in the midst of our grief, we can connect with those
who have given their lives for others.
Ann: Mister Rogers?*
Mister Rogers: Fred, Ann, just Fred.
Ann: OK, Fred, would you talk to us about the terrible things going on in this world? I know you said look for the helpers, but they are being murdered also.
Fred: Yes, Ann, sometimes that happens. We don’t have far to look for examples of martyrs who have nevertheless changed the world by what seemed like their pointless suffering and death. However, when it is your child, your father, mother, or loved one, that perspective is of cold comfort.
Cold, however, until we raise our vision above the immediate. Even in the midst of our grief, we can connect with loved ones who have given their lives in one way or another for others. We can connect with their spirits if we can bring ourselves to a place of stillness and receptivity. Not demanding, not wailing or screaming our grief to the heavens. That can be for another time.
This time of connection comes when we reach inside our hearts for the light that we carry in our souls, light that was born within us as it was in those we have lost, and that light is not extinguished by death. In those quiet moments, I know and you know that they are not really lost to us, that their spirits continue through us in our connection and in the way in which our lives going forward honor theirs.
Tragedy is so immediate now, horrors on our doorstep by virtue of the visual medial and 24 hour news, but we do not honor our martyrs by succumbing to such horror. We need to step back, feel their presence and the presence of the Great Spirit that holds them in Divine hands.
No, we cannot see the end to this senseless killing and suffering, but we can commit ourselves to the spirits of all those who have been sacrificed for what purpose we are not privileged to know. The mind simply cannot comprehend the bigger picture, but the heart can feel the light, the light of the Divine and the light still coming to us from those we have lost.
We grieve, yes, we do not deny our horror and loss, but we must keep the faith, our connection to the light still shining in some remote corner of the darkest times. And then we simply hold on. Hold on until our faith and our vision come together in a soul deep consummation when we understand, not with our minds but within our hearts, that love is real, and that all things work together for good.
March 21, 2022
*Referred by Anita Sacco. See "Recommended Channelers" under "Resources" tab. Anita can be contacted for purchase of obtaining the recipe for her protection spray or for spiritual or past life readings at https://www.etsy.com/shop/FairyTaleEnd.
Fred McFeely Rogers, also known as Mister Rogers, was an American television host, author, producer, and Presbyterian minister. He was the creator, showrunner, and host of the preschool television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, which ran from 1968 to 2001. Wikipedia
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