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The most recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, is on the mind of many of us. This is the 27th school shooting this year. This year. It is still May. I can tell you that the school children of 2022 very much hold a pattern of fear with them each day they are in school. As a teacher, although I am “trained” each year on what to do if an active shooter presents in our building (we watch films and have a short quiz each year) I know there is no real preparation for the actual event. While holding the situation in Texas in Attunement this morning, it occurred to me that this is a reflection of the undercurrent of change that is happening planet wide. I continued holding the pattern and sending Attunement to the city, the parents, the other school kids and teachers. I felt the chaos, the fear, the anger, the sorrow. I also felt the deep well of impotence many feel in the face of tragedy. Then, like a small whisper, I began to feel a shimmer of hope, of light, of love. Focusing on that, I continued the surround but with a lighter heart.
This reminded me of two things. Firstly, there is a lot of chaos unfolding in the world right now. Things are unwinding, rearranging, winding back up, and otherwise are in the process of great change. That change is happening both on the conscious and the subconscious level. The physical and the energetic. As a spiritual being having a human experience, it is easy for me to get pulled into only seeing the conscious, physical aspect of my existence and to experience things on that level. However, the little whisper tells us all that within this change there is Spirit. This is not a guarantee that as an Attunement Practitioner I will be free of strife, but it does help me to see a bigger, broader, picture.
Secondly, this reminded me of my commitment to Service. With the turmoil of everything being disrupted, the rising fear in our society, the daily exposure to trauma and grief, we are called to hold space for what is coming. Holding space, for me, means to enfold in love, without regard for results, whatever I am called to enfold. My awareness lately has me creating a sacred space where I bless the Earth, bless the Water, bless the Air, and bless the Fire – the elements of Creation, and asking that I continue to be an instrument of divine creativity, to hold space for the planet and all the changes occurring there.
In my classroom, I feel called to enfold my students, my department, my fellow teachers, my administrators, my school. I enter my classroom in a spirit of thanksgiving. I try to walk in that spirit throughout the day – spreading Love and Light as I go. In part, I feel that this is why on the one day our school resource officer was being evaluated and had two supervisors at the school, a gun was discovered on one of our students. The situation was effectively and safely handled quickly and without incident.
Uvalde, Texas is not the last of our nation’s tragic reckoning with guns, loss, or trauma. However, it can serve as a call to our Attunement Community to continue our work with our world, holding space for Love and Light, for letting Love radiate, without regard for results and in confidence that ultimately, the One Law prevails.