My father found his way to healing through interaction with the Spirit world. My abilities as a Medium come through his bloodline & I always knew he had the gift as well; even if he preferred not to acknowledge it. He hid from the Spirit world, mostly out of fear of who he would see. As a soldier, he had killed many people and those deaths weighed heavy on his soul. Much heavier then the atrocities he had seen committed by others.
As a general rule, I am opposed to War… I see it as a money-eating, soul-destroying machine. That being said, I have complete support and respect for the men & women who make the sacrifice of serving. The taking of another’s life in War is not the same as Murder. On a soul level when someone commits Murder, they create a deep karmic riff between themselves and their victim. In War, a soldier is simply trying to survive and keep their companions alive. There is no deep-personal hatred between individual soldiers of apposing forces. I have spoken to many Spirits who were wounded or killed in war. They are not holding hatred toward the one who slayed them. In fact they most often do not think about the individual soldier that took their life. For in fact, they would have just as easily taken the life of the other if they had been the lucky one.
*photo Stahr Cabral
I have a personal draw toward soldiers in my healing work. Whenever they show up, I know before they have even gotten out of the car that they are veterans. I know this because my Dad will announce “This one’s mine, kid”. He is telling me from the Spirit world, that the person I am about to see is like him. Sensitive, wounded and hiding. This is a common thread with Soldiers who have served in war. They often feel like they are living with a Monster; one who is part of them ( I by no means see them as monsters). I have had more then one conversation with Veterans about their battle with self. Their friends and family welcome them home with love & appreciation, seeing them as Heroes. But many of them do not feel like Heroes in their heart and soul. They have to live with the wounds endured; to them personally, to their companions, and to the people they injured or killed. Their sacrifices do not end when they return home. They have to live with their actions for the rest of their lives & it is a heavy burden.
As a people we need to stand strong for Veterans rights and benefits. Those of us who have never had to serve or hold space for those who do (the families…parents, spouses & children), need to acknowledge the great sacrifices made by these people. This is not me being political, this is me being human. Take the time to thank a Veteran today & anytime that opportunity arises. Listen to their stories (even if you have heard them before) & hold space for their healing. It’s a long road back from War. I hope you have enjoyed the read Folks & a heart felt Thank you to all the Veterans out there. I bow to you in respect.