1. If I could wave a wand, we would honor our interconnectedness. We would recognize the existence of a collective consciousness we are all creating and participating in together, as individuals and groups.
We are all affected by and contributing to the collective consciousness. Hence, if the average person is living in a cloudy rather than a sunny place, why would we not expect people at the outermost fringes and at the depths of disintegration to act out their deepest darkness, which is really but an extreme symptom of the collective darkness held in the collective consciousness. So when we point a finger at these disintegrated folks, three fingers point back at we ourselves. How so? Purely because the truth is we are all in this together.
2. If I could wave a wand, we human beings would make *love* the bottom line.
We would place our heart connections with our fellow human beings (all of them—whether we “like” them or not) over and above questions that are purely of the mind, namely about who is right or wrong, good or bad, who is to blame, who is at fault. We would learn to harmoniously relate across our differences, and we would learn to accept and reconcile ourselves to one another’s differences.
3. If I could wave a wand, I would have us all commit to raising our individual vibrations, as the key path to creating a better world.
For a better you truly does make for a better world. You matter that much! You have that much power! And we can only raise our own vibration. No one else can do it for us, and nor can we force anyone else to raise theirs.
We can’t legislate, mandate, force, or even imprison enough of the so-called “bad guys” to get them to raise theirs. We must raise our own vibrations, and in doing so, we give others permission to do the same. A raised vibration is infectious, it’s inspiring, it’s healing. It can give rise to miracles and magic. Have you ever been around someone whose very energy is healing for being so pure? One raised vibration raises that of the whole. And with enough raised vibrations, we can all live in the sunshine.
4. If I could wave a wand, we would realize that it most definitely wasn’t God (or a higher power of any other name) who allowed this tragedy in Orlando to happen, it was we ourselves, collectively, we human beings.
It was us, with our choices and our particular ways of being and doing. These sorts of tragedies are indeed the natural order of things when we consent—all of us—to living in a world of we-they divides, of back-biting, judgment, fear, negativity, grudges, resentments, of separation from one another and from a higher power, of intolerance and viciousness in thought, word, and deed. Often without realizing it, we all run commerce, to some degree or another, in these ways of being. It would change the world if we simply caught ourselves in the act.
5. If I could wave a wand, our culture would hold a much deeper, richer understanding of death.
We wouldn’t fear it so darn much. No matter how it happens, death is a sacred process of transitioning to a higher state. Usually, achieving that “graduation” from human life requires an illness so severe we die from it, an accident so grave we die from it, or some other catastrophe that catapults us across when our time comes. We’re permanent and eternal beings. We only shed our bodies, not our souls, not our “beings.” If we understood this more deeply, it wouldn’t destroy the lives of those still here on Earth when death happens.
We would have a more measured outlook about it. We would mourn, it would shake us, the tragedy of losing loved ones would still be great, because every life matters so very much. We would miss those who have crossed over in exponential proportions. But the trauma of the experience would at the same time be kept in perspective. If we shifted our outlook on death, then when tragedy strikes, our lives could go on in the firm knowing that our loved ones who’ve crossed over are more than fine, perfectly, exquisitely fine, having simply graduated to their next playing field.
Dying to Be Me by Anita Moorjani is a great book that I strongly recommend. It's an autobiography about the author's near-death experience that will demystify death and dying, and greatly reduce your fears about it. It even addresses the nuances and the spiritual source of terminal illness. It may well give you some reassurance and peace of mind, especially if you are in the throes of dealing with a death that's been difficult to accept and come to terms with.
6. If I could wave a wand, we would all be catalyzed to BE THE CHANGE WE WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD.
In the wake of Brexit and Orlando, my own resolve has increased exponentially, to be an ambassador for love, to be a teacher of our oneness, to help people raise their vibrations, and to continue to raise my own. So even as these events devastate me to the point of tears bursting forth, they also inspire, expand, and energize me. And if enough of us are made better for it, and make a more powerful contribution for it, those deaths will not have been in vain. Each of those humans-become-spirits will have left a powerful legacy on this planet of a permanent shift for the better. For those of us still here, and for generations to come.