The Old Mill Restaurant Ancaster Ontario
Mylène, this strikes close to home as I have lived on a greenbelt joined to Ancaster and loved to celebrate special days at the Old Mill there five minutes from my home. Just minutes ago I was talking about the magic forest cover there.
I don’t as a rule follow personal tragedy stories. It can easily fill my life, already challenged in my desire to live beyond the distorted and impoverished template offered by my past world and prevailing culture. I need my waking & sleeping hours to be primarily focused on calling myself and my current world to be better and more aware selves rather than pursuing the challenge of making sense of the steady feed of more tragic stories. (For me, personally, this is requiring a deep mind retraining and complete thought reversal as I seem to have had just about everything upside down.)
In a larger sense and in a balanced universe, including all involved in this unnecessary and sad tragedy, nothing happens to anyone for which they are not already a vibrational match. What we fear or what we dwell on – good or bad – will sooner or later manifest in our life whether as perperator, ‘victim’ or beneficiary. Grace offers a significant delay for us to bail harmless from our negative engagements. Nothing happened in this matter that can’t be forgiven and understood for a higher purpose although we can never demand those answers. Often our ‘knowing’ is at best shrouded in bewilderment and needs to be so.
Each person will respond to this event from an already determined understanding that they live in an always loving, supportive and miraculous world or its opposite. This viewpoint is arrived at not by logic, but by will and enlightenment. A little of both, life as miracle, blended with life as a disaster, is becoming an increasingly difficult and painful gap to try to span. The unsettled lives of those who choose to always walk the ‘dangerous’ and ‘sad’ shadow side of the street while feeding on the human pain within and without will eventually merge with the fulfilled, happy lives of those who walk on the sunny and safe side. This unhappy choice of life experience is unnecessarily tragic in time but ultimately eternally insignificant.
These matters are so. They can be denied, but not diminished. We don’t get to vote on reality which is already so glorious for all we could only depreciate it with our attempted version of what life is all about and who we are.
My final comment on this for all of us is that we cannot maintain a vacuum in our life. Absent a mindful choice of humble gratitude for every event, relationship and aspect of our life and a further watchfulness to maintain a positive inner dialogue, we create a vacuum that will draw in a vortex of darkness to upend our life.
And if this happens, no matter. Our next step out of this ditch, as either observers or participants, is forgiveness which fully processed and understood becomes a realization there was never anything to forgive. This final understanding takes great wisdom but comes naturally to those who have a desire to walk in an always safe and whole world of invincible love and miracles.
My heart goes out to the dozens and hundreds directly impacted by this sad event and to the tens of thousands more who follow the events in pain, sympathy, anger, fear or judgement. My comfort is knowing all’s well that ends well and indeed it will end well and it already has because we are not creatures limited to bodies, time and space. May many have the grace to see it this way.
Hope this helps.