The haiku from the pages of our novel, ‘I fly across time, born as flesh, reborn as spirit, guiding those I love’, became all too real this week.
Those words rang in my head; a desperate prayer, while I watched the memorial service in honor of a kind and courageous woman, whose husband I have worked with at DoD for many years, killed in the senseless shooting at the Navy Yard.
Lost in my thoughts on the long drive home, experiencing that same hollow dismay as during the aftermath of 9-1-1, the common thread among the recent shootings, the incident in Boston and September 11 became clear.
Leading up to all these events were clues and hints and indications, signs along the way portending what was to come; all ignored by good people.
The title of Chapter 1, ‘Because Good Men Do Nothing’, makes me wonder if perhaps, we all share, in a small way, the responsibility for the terror gripping our world.
If the ‘heart of God is healing’, and I believe that it is, maybe now it is time, for all those of good will to act, and put a stop to this endless woe. If anyone has a suggestion, please share!
Thanks for reading and God bless.
Welcome, friends, to the first post of The Brotherhood of Purity blog. Our hope for our readers is that they will, first and foremost, find the story entertaining and engaging. We hope the characters, the story, and its message will resonate with you well after you close the book on the final page. Our hope for this blog is that the story will provide many edifying and stimulating ideas for discussion based on the first assumption of the novel – the Oneness of Humanity. Our ultimate goal, aside from its entertainment value, is to raise consciousness and to generate ideas that, perhaps, can morph into a new paradigm of relationship building. Learning to see our essential oneness, despite our different cultures, values, and beliefs, is humanity’s most challenging goal at this period in our collective evolution. Recognizing this fact is merely the first step in creating an integrated and peaceful world. Mechanisms must be developed that facilitate understanding and genuine communication amongst different peoples on the planet who are all competing for scarce resources and who all yearn for freedom, autonomy, and justice. As the weeks go by, and more and more folks read the blog and join the conversation, we will have many opportunities to open our minds and hearts to each other and really hear.
Love and Peace to All,
Connie Atkinson and Thomas Di Carlo