Who’s to Blame?

In the aftermath of the January 13, 2018 false ballistic missile alert here in Hawaii, conflicting stories are being reported by the media. The details are not important to me, but the feeling that it evokes in me is. I must ask myself about my reaction, because in reality that is the only thing of which I have ownership. How am I reacting? Does it send fear through me and mistrust? Am I at peace with my own life and the things that I have ownership over.

It reminds me of the Serenity Prayer:

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

I do believe there is serenity in living this prayer. The only thing we can change is our own minds. Living in trust, to me, means that the Universe is for me and not against me. What is in my field of awareness as a potential threat or negative is merely something that is coming up to be healed in my own mind and nowhere else. I must look deeply and resolve whatever that is by knowing the Truth, which for me, is I am always backed by Spirit (Universe) 100%. When I then walk out into the world from this place, I can be of assistance to others. I can take spiritual social action from a more conscious place and not from fear.
When, during a very precarious time in our history, President Franklin D. Roosevelt said “…Let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance…” he stated truth.
Fear is merely a misplaced use of our faith. We’ve placed our faith outside of ourselves in conditions and worries of things that are happening in the world of form or may never happen. We can only make changes through changing our attitude.
Choose this day whom you will serve: fear or faith. Do you believe the Universe is against you or for you? Do you believe life is good or evil? Do you believe in love or in hate? As we believe – so it is: because as we believe so we live.
I don’t know what happened on January 13 or who was to blame. I might never know. The only thing I need take care of is my own mind. How did I react on January 13th or anytime I am faced with crisis? It is a consciousness check-in and lets me know what I need to spiritually work on.
And, as far as who is to blame, there is no blame; only responsibility. Everyone is responsible for their part within the whole, and the Law of Cause and Effect does take care of it all for all of us. It always does. It is exact.
Love and Aloha,
Rev. Rita

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