Canada – We Support One Another Like the Canadian Geese
I’m going to tell you the story about the geese which fly 5,000 miles from Canada to France. They fly in V-formation but the second ones don’t fly. They’re the subs for the first ones. And then the second ones take over – so it’s teamwork. ~ Alex Ferguson
Canada – We Are Strong Together
I never said I wanted a ‘happy’ life but an interesting one. From separation and loss, I have learned a lot. I have become strong and resilient, as is the case of almost every human being exposed to life and to the world. We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. ~ Isabel Allende
It has been a few weeks of tragic energies here in Canada, beginning with the loss of our young men and women in Saskatchewan (Humboldt Hockey) and then the tragedy in Toronto but a few days ago.
As I was recovering from pneumonia it seems all I did while awake was plant myself in front of the television and listening to the news, hearing about the tragedies here in Canada and elsewhere in the world I did the only thing I could do and that was send out prayers and loving, healing energies wishing the full depth of the energies of Shalom to all affected by these latest tragedies.
Sadly, these are events that are rare here in Canada; certainly the latest that occurred in Toronto with the van that killed so many. I am aware of events around the world, but like I’ve always known, I was like a stranger looking in on others as it never happened here in Canada. I am not naive enough to think it would never happen again, as it did; it is just, or at least it was just less frequent in Canada.
But there is something else I have always said, both from reading and experiencing events historically, and that is that whatever happens in the United States seems to eventually cross borders into Canada and we “follow in our big sister’s footsteps.”
Ezekiel 16:49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.
Things like the natural disasters of nature that have been going on for so long in the United States, are now more frequently occurring here in Canada. Now this terrible tragedy in Toronto; something once more frequently occurring in the United States, has now crossed our borders.
I also believe that as I prayed and meditated and sent out these thoughts of love, as in all things we do, we too are impacted by our thoughts and actions. I believe that those healing and loving energies were part of my healing process. I was not praying for my healing, but I am healed.
Having lived in Toronto for over 30 years I know the city well and I could as easily have been one of the women who was struck. The area of Toronto where this took place is very diverse and eclectic with amazing and interesting small businesses, shops, restaurants, etc. Yonge Street never sleeps, from the bottom at the lake to the top or end, a few miles north of where the incident occurred. It is an amazing city and I always felt like I was living internationally.
There were many times that I felt like the odd man out and found myself listening to every language under the sun but the only language I know fluently as an English Canadian (with limited French). This is not a bad thing, it is an amazing thing. I always felt like I was living in another place and time and I’d fantasize about what they might be talking about (yeah, eavesdropping, but I couldn’t understand ok!). Seriously, when you sit at those outdoor cafes in the summer time you would swear you are sitting at some exotic cafe on the other side of the world.
The languages were music to my ears and don’t get me going about the amazing variety of music; and the aromas were amazing, between the cooking and the florists and the way Toronto landscapes, especially in the summer months. I named various parts of the city “little Italy” or “Greek town” or “China town” (actually there are a couple of those areas, the population is so large).
Blanket of Healing Energies
So to all people here in Canada and abroad who have been affected by these tragedies (family, friends, ER workers, citizens, police etc.) I am bundling together, right here and right now, all those 30 plus years of memories of beautiful images, sounds and smells from my once home town of Toronto, and from another former hometown of Ottawa with its tulip festivals and gardens – and joining all of these energies sending them out sweeping across the land, covering all of you who are hurting
Won’t you all join your memories with my memories and together we can weave together a blanket of love and healing that will wrap the entire world in our love and healing energies. Love always overcomes negative and Light always outshines darkness.