The terrorist attacks on the United States, September 11, 2001, are an example of this. The events of that day have completely changed life for many on multiple levels. I believe that something of this magnitude had to occur to allow for a shift in consciousness. The souls that were lost in this tragedy were there on purpose, whether or not they remember planning this prior to this incarnation. They are true warriors assisting in the evolution of spirituality. It is with deepest and sincerest gratitude and humility that I recognize these souls, and their families, loved ones, and friends that were left behind.
At the time, the events of 9/11 were raw and very real for me. For the next two weeks, I lived in a fog, asking, “Did this really happen? Was it just a dream? A really bad nightmare?” I recall that no one could believe that this had occurred, let alone in the United States. Everyone seemed paralyzed. We all witnessed the entire country’s belief system come to a complete stop in a matter of minutes. There was much tension, fear, and worry.
How could this possibly have happened here in our country, and what would happen next? Many thought this should be happening in someone else’s back yard, not ours. The reality was that it was happening here, and that no one was exempt from the effects of mass destruction.
Everything became frightening.
What occurred two weeks later changed my life forever. On September 29, 2001, I was in Northern California at a ranch in Lake County. At the ranch there is a labyrinth, which is a large walking meditation grid. This particular one was constructed outdoors.