Recognition of Service Men and Women on Armed Forces Day
Keeping love for yourself and others alive
How can humans treat each other like this?
I am seeing so many people right now who are in despair about world events and who say they have lost their faith in humanity.
Though I live in London, United Kingdom – I am aware that on the 25th May the US remembered their service men and women who gave their lives so that we can all live in freedom, I say we – because without the US Forces – my country would have been overrun by the Nazis.
On the 27th June, the UK is going to see events all over the country celebrating Armed Forces Day to show support to the service men and women in the UK armed forces.
There is a lot of criticism of these forces and very little thanks for trying to contain destructive regimes and situations and I would like to publicly add my thanks.
These men and women have worked and often sacrificed their lives to police the world. It is hard to know how someone who has been in a war zone can continue their lives without some form of residual grief and horror. In my work with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, I find that one of the major casualties is the person’s belief in humanity. When you’ve lived through the horrors it’s hard to hang onto the belief that humanity is good.
I think it’s important to clear these belief patterns – because ultimately – if your belief system has been damaged in this way – it’s like giving power to the very people and regimes that we go to war to defeat.
I also believe that others respond to your belief in them.
If you think back to when you were in love – you could do no wrong. Everything you said was witty and attractive. That’s because you were being held in a space of love by the other.
But if you remember back to your dealings with a person who didn’t like you much or respect you – the opposite is true. You could do no right. Everything came out wrong – and you removed one foot from your mouth only to exchange it for the other.
So – apart from the terrible grief and despair that we subject ourselves to – the bigger picture is also very damaging. When we give in to negative beliefs about humanity – what we’re doing is adding our energy to an already bad situation. We’re giving it an energetic framework in which the horrors can continue.
It is very difficult for a person to change this negativity and despair for themselves. Sometimes a person’s religion or belief in God will get them through – but faith and the belief in a loving God are often destroyed by PTSD.
There are also various healings and meditations as well as effective therapies which can be used to heal our veterans and to heal humanity on the larger world picture. So the view is not as desolate as it would seem.
I know that we have the tools and can and will heal ourselves to bring about a better future.