Divine Order in a Painful World. In my understanding of multidimensional reality there are no accidents. All that happens serves a divine purpose, yet the devil is in the details arising from the free-will choices that we humans make. In my last blog I spoke of a new level of integration taking place between the bio-personality Russell and the
universal russell. Right now, despite the integration, Russell is really hurting, yet things would be even harder without the sense I have of the presence of the russell aspect.
Dealing with Grief. The grief I am feeling is very personal, yet there is a universal grief in the air arising from the harm we humans do to each other and to Mother Earth. As I observe the way I am handling the grief, four things have been helpful:
1. Keeping an Open Heart. The shock was intense when Bonnie and I were awakened from a deep sleep by a deputy sheriff who gave us the news of Mikey's death so we could be with Kit and granddaughter Robin after the deputy and coroner had to leave. The rest of that night it took conscious focus to keep my heart open. It
helped that at a cognitive level, with input from universal russell, I knew that even though the bio-personality saw no sense of what had happened there was a larger divine picture that I was unable to see.
2. Tears are Healing When They Flow Freely. It doesn't take much to trigger them, and my tears have been flowing freely. They are sacred.
3. Feeling Gratitude. Mikey's death has brought the extended family together in ways that I would not have thought possible. The outpouring of love, caring and support from friends and the larger community has been amazing. I am grateful.
4. Creating Positive Outcomes. As a memorial to Mikey a night bike ride has been organized by the Bloomington Community Bicycle Project to raise public awareness of bike safety. Mikey was killed on a state highway and Mikey's death has been a catalyst for me to explore ways that the highway can be make safer for biking. Tragic events can be given meaning by responses
that decrease the likelihood the event will happen again.