Tag: tragedy

Deep Sorrow

Boston on mapYesterday in Boston a terrifying act of violence took place as two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Our immediate thought is one of deep sorrow and our thoughts and prayers go out to those who were hurt, killed and the families of those victims. Further we send deep thoughts and prayers to all who helped in the aftermath, from the investigators who are figuring out who did this and why (as of this writing, we don’t have those answers); to the many emergency and law enforcement people and to the many healers, doctors, nurses and hospital personnel as well as to all those experienced, witnessed or was otherwise involved in the aftermath.

When events of this nature happen, it is easy to turn towards the heavens and ask why or how God can let terrible things happen. And the answer is that God doesn’t, but man does.

We live on a planet that is full of extremes –from infinite beauty to terrible tragedy.

In a time such as this, however, mere words cannot properly express the sorrow, pain and shock this nation is now feeling. In other nations across the world, such bombings may be an hourly event. In America it is still a rare event and therefore deeply affects all who live here.

In the weeks and months ahead we will learn more about the who, the why’s and even the how’s. But for now, we bow our head and pray, with a tear in our eye and sorrow in our heart.

With Love and Lights Dimmed Tonight,
Blake Cahoon
Illuminated Engagements Centre for Whole-Being

Tragedy Illuminates the Need for Faith

Today I learned that a favorite and beloved pet store in my area burned down last week. While no humans were harmed, well, I’m sorry to say the store and contents were a total loss. I’m very saddened to hear this. The owners are devastated; they had this business for 20 years. There will be a lot of healing taking place over many months to come for so many who loved this business.

Often times we are faced with these types of situations –when senseless acts take away loved ones and create chaos and profound sadness in our lives. It is these times we must seek a higher power and recognize that this higher power is indeed in charge. It is true faith that sustains us in these great times of emotional need. Faith to know that there was greater purpose to the tragedy even if we can’t recognize it as such at the time. To know that the angels were there – to help the helpless transition quickly and to know that these souls –are now in the capable and loving arms of those that can heal the wounds from any hurt from the transition.

While I am sad, I must look and know that a higher power overlooked this situation. That in the end all will be well and that the cost has not been too high for those left behind in any similar situation. I trust and pray that God is in charge, that life is often filled with mysteries as well as misery and that we as humans have to figure out the difference.

With Love and Light Always,
Blake Cahoon, Co-Founder
Illuminated Engagements Centre for Whole-Being

Blake loves animals and is comforted by the thought of angels easing the suffering within this tragic situation. She plans on hugging her own kitties tightly tonight.