Never Forget 9/11?
Have you seen the emails making the rounds again?
As soon as September hit, they started popping up: “Never forget” captions with a photo of the twin towers, or “Remember 9/11” with the U.S. flag in the background, sometimes with a list of names of those who perished.
The point of these reminders seems to be to keep us out of complacency; to ensure we don’t commit a second tragedy by forgetting the original. (The original tragedy being one we know so well, thanks to the media, that the details don’t even bear repeating.)
Or maybe this information is just perpetuated out of living in habitual fear mode … I don’t know.
I’m certainly not one to advocate putting our heads in the sand when something “bad” happens. (And yes, I mean “bad” in quotes. If everything is spiritual, which I believe, how could anything be “bad”?)
But what purpose does it serve to deliberately revel in a vibration that doesn’t feel good? (If it doesn’t feel good, which is by no means a given.)
Having said that, certainly it IS possible to honor the memory in a way that feels good.
New York Times’ Ed Park says his friend recently expressed nostalgia for the days immediately after 9/11, when everyone seemed to reach out rather than withdraw, when everyone felt connected to each other.
I’m all for reliving that memory! In fact, that’s one easy way to see how the descriptor “bad” deserves its quotes when we refer to this event. After all, it brought people together in ways we hadn’t experienced in quite some time … if ever. And many of us permanently earned on that day a stronger appreciation for life and for those we love.
So my question to you is this:
How do law of attraction savvy folks handle the 9/11 anniversary?
Do you give it any thought whatsoever? Are your feelings on this topic conflicted or clear? Are you shaking your head that I devoted a blog topic to it? What examples can you share with others who struggle with this date?
We’d love to hear your input.