Angels on Your Shoulder

Angels on Your Shoulder


Aftermath of the Chile earthquake and Hawaii tsunami

posted by Susan Gregg

There are so many tragedies in the news, how do we stop from getting overwhelmed or desensitized? I hadn’t watched the news Friday night so I had no idea there had been a large earthquake. Saturday morning I was awakened by the sirens and then turned on the TV. For the next 4 hours I watched the news and their predictions of a huge tsunami. The coastline on all the islands was evacuated, gas stations ran out of gas and the grocery stores were over run by panicky buyers.

The local newscasters kept up a constant chatter with a count down to the 11:05 arrival of the tsunami. The time came and went, they continued to talk. Then finally there were some slight changes in the ocean level. Thank goodness we only had a 2.5 foot tsunami. What I wondered was what would happen next time?


Would people listen next time their is a tsunami warning and evacuate or would they just think it was another hyped up news story? Granted the death toll in Chile wasn’t anything like Haiti but when I turned on CNN and FOX all I saw was talking heads talking about the possibility of a tsunami, showing pictures of Hilo when it was wiped out by a tsunami in the 60′s. There was minimal coverage of the earthquake.

Does the way networks cover events engender more compassion and our desire to help one another or not? I received lots of e mails from people who were praying for Hawaii and sending angels to help protect the islands. What effect if any does the ‘news’ have on the world as a whole?

Years ago it would take months if not years for news to travel around the world while now it takes seconds. The local newscasters were asking people to tweet pictures. One man sent a picture of fish out of the water and his shadow was visible. He was standing directly in the path of what could have been a life threatening tsunami so he could tweet a picture.

My prayer is that people use everything in life to depend their connection to their spirit and to learn to see life through the eyes of love. I know without the shadow of a doubt that when there is a tragedy the angels respond in the blink of an eye but what happens in our hearts and minds?

How do you feel when you watch the news coverage of events like Haiti and Chile? I’d love to hear from you. What are your thoughts and feelings?

With love and aloha,
Susan

Angels are everywhere just open your mind and your heart to the signs.

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  • Kulia

    I feel the speed of life and dropping away of death, the bigger view of insignificance as attentions fly from Haiti to Islas del Medeiros, to Chile to the coast of France….toy like images of Nature at Play everyone sees. Is it now numbing as people turn away from the Haitians in the mud of Spring rain….to the spectacles of other disasters? Is it to become only entertainment? Will people lock in and care enough to continue to help, to be loyal until help is no longer needed?

  • Kammi

    Every time I hear of another natural disaster I stop and pray that it wasnt to tragic and that the people there have a lot of help. Then I pray that something like that won’t happen to us and that God will protect us all. After that, I think to myself, why is this happening? Is the government hididng important information from us hoping that we’ll just ignore it? Then lastly, is this just the start of more terrible things to come? All these questions come to my head and drive me crazy. The news now a days is not so much about what is really important. Todays news is all what will get the news companies more watchers, popular, readings, etc. They of course cover the same news as each other but its all about who has the more information for them…when will they stop competing with each other and just give us clear cut information that we should be caring about?

  • Rene B.

    I got this from the internet:
    A Filipino claiming to be a marian visionary is allegedly warning that the current Israel – Iran crisis will erupt into a fullfledged war sometime before May 2010 – between March and April. Duke Puntalangit claims that the current situation in the Middle East, together with other global state of affairs already affirm ancient prophecies as well as those that were revealed to him almost two decades ago. According to the visionary, he has been observing current events for years and the present world wide scenario is approaching the fulfillment of ancient prophecies as well as those related to the contents of the Third Secret of Fatima. Incidentally, Pope Benedict XVI is going to Fatima, Portugal this May this year. According to the Vatican, the Pope will visit Fatima on May 12 to 14 2010. Puntalangit thinks the Pope perhaps knows something very important that will occur this year that he must pray in Fatima, Portugal.
    Puntalanit warns that the coming war between Israel and Iran will be the final blow to the current state of affairs between the superpowers US and Russia. “That will not yet be the Third World War but that will finalize everything and make the third global war inevitatable. Expect the worst to come this year as the US economy will continue to go down. But do not panic for this is not the end of the world yet. Be glad that God has placed you in this time for you will have sufficient chances to convert. The events should be sufficient enough for a wise man to realize that there is a God. Leave a normal life and attend to your obligations and most importantly, recite the Most Holy Rosary and do the consecration to the Most Immaculate Heart of Mary. A true Christian will not lose his bearing in the last times, rather he or she should shine for others. Let us all pray and bear fruit for Our Lord and His Mother. Do not quit your jobs or go to the mountains, that is not the actuation of a faithful Catholic. It is up to God who should live or die. Rather, our concerns should be prayer and amending our lives. That way, we console Christ and His Mother, for the chastisement will come because of our offenses before the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Most Immaculate Heart of Mary”, the visionary stressed.
    Puntalangit’s prophecies have caused quite a stir these days, sending jitters among faithful Catholics especially those devoted to Mary. The Philippines is largely a Marian country and it is expected that his prophecies will propagate throughout the populace to a great extent. The Catholic Church has not given an official statement regarding Mr. Puntalangit’s claims, however, according to sources, the visioary has already reported to his local bishop and in line with the latter’s advice, Puntalangit is only promoting those parts of his prophecies which were not prohibite by his bishop.

  • I Believe

    How do I feel when I watch coverage of the disasters? I feel afraid and so sad that I weep when I look at the pictures and hear about the terrible suffering. As soon as these news anouncements hit the air thoughts of “oh no is this one of the signs they keep talking about?” just fly into my mind. Then I go into my closet and breathe and meditate and pray. I try to remember all the positive things I’m learning and I pull myself together. I then thank God with all my heart and soul.

  • Susan

    Kulia, Kammi, Rene and I Believe thanks for posting.
    Two of the many things I love about Hawaiian spirituality is is the idea of everything being pono (perfection) and living aloha (unconditional love).
    The idea of everything being pono I find very powerful. It invites me to see the perfection in everything, even something like an earthquake. At times that requires me to drop a lot of my judgments about how the world should be and open my heart and my mind to seeing the world through the eyes of the angels.
    When I add living aloha to that I can find peace no matter what is happening around me. My Hawaiian kumu (teacher) lives aloha. When she watches the news or reads the paper she sends love and aloha to all the stories one might choose to view as negative.
    She says there are just events and people that need more aloha (love) than others.
    Each day I watch the news and practice these two concepts. When a natural disaster happens or a bomb or a murder I can add to the fear and judgment or send love and aloha. I figure the world already has enough judgment and fear so I choose love and invite you to do the same.
    With love and aloha,
    Susan

  • marbella

    I am planning to travel to hawaii this april. what do you think? i bought my tickets and everything but now i am not sure. help!

  • Susan

    Why are you worried? Nothing happened in Hawaii.
    With love and aloha,
    Susan

  • Yvonne

    I choose to send love…thank you for the enlightenment!

  • Kathy

    We were busy praying here in central IL for all involved and affected by the quake in Chile. It certainly demonstrated oneness and how we are all energetically connected to each other. I’m so glad and thankful you are well. Sorry it took me this long to say so.

  • http://designmygraphics.com/ Ana

    Honestly, I didn’t watch television too on that Friday and Saturday. And, I only knew that when my friend told me that there were tragedies that happened. I felt sad because almost many people destroyed by the said earthquake. And also, I felt nervous when I heard that there will be a tsunami. And so, I prepared for its coming.

  • Sanaya

    Choosing love over fear isn’t the first reaction when people watch the news. It takes time for people to notice how the media affects them and for them to switch gears. My mother was fearful and I prayed with her before the impending doom the media was predicting for Hawaii. I explained to her that she had a choice – she could panic and do nothing, or she could center herself, focus her intentions and be the change in the world she sees. We are not victims of the world we see. Remember we are all divine beings, love & light dear ones! ~*~ Sanaya

  • Susan

    Thanks everyone for posting. Sanaya thanks for reminding us that we are all divine beings
    With love and aloha,
    Susan

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