Another Shooting in America


The human being radiates energy. If you are aware you can feel people’s energy. It forms an aura around people and its strength can be felt. Some are positive and some are negative.

Last night, a young man with very negative energy committed murder and suicide at a mall in Oregon. The first question is, of course, why? Because he is now dead and we will never know. We did know that he must have had overwhelming mental health problems and he was able to obtain guns and ammunition.

I think there is a blanket which is floating over our beautiful country. So many people are angry.and that anger spills out to influence others. There are times to be angry. Injustice, oppression, hunger and illness are reasons. But people seem to be angry all the time and about the smallest things.

This amount of anger is dangerous. The shootings we have experienced in our country tells us that the anger is growing and spilling over. This is why, I believe that a smile, listening with your entire self, caring about what others are going through are the types of things that can help a person to release the anger.

The Buddha says that anger is like a hot coal held in your hand. The only person that really is hurt is you. The coal burns you and causes you pain.

The anger starts with a sense of failure, injustice, a feeling of being unlovable, and a sense that you will never achieve your goals. These are serious emotions for many people to control. Therapy is a possible resource to help people handle their emotions in a less violent way. To see that they have not been singled out to suffer.

So today, despite all of the news and politics which are taking up much of the discussion on the cable news shows, I feel that the biggest story is this young man, his life, his experiences, and why he felt he needed to go to that mall and kill perfect strangers. What was wrong in his life? Why did he end up feeling that this was his only option

Ten thousand people were in that mall shopping for the holidays. I pray for each and every one of them. This was a horrific experience to survive. I pray for the families and friends of the people who did not survive including the shooter. I ask for an easy transition for those who died. I am sure the angels were ready to hold them as they passed on to the next phase of their lives.

There is also the question of the gun and the ability of the shooter to have access to guns and ammunition. I will leave this aspect to the politicians. I just have a question. When will we have killed enough people that the government will say” Enough is Enough.”


Image023These flowers are for those who were injured or died. Blessed be.

15 thoughts on “Another Shooting in America

  1. Jaz says:

    I saw this on the news. How very sad. You would think someone close to him would have known he was close to the edge and fixing to go over. I will never understand violence of any kind. 😦

  2. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    Like this a lot Ms. Barbara.

  3. saymber says:

    This is a tough one – the “why” when these shootings happen. Some of us “kill” ourselves inside or via substances in a slow suicide and some, like this kid, externalize the pain and rage outwards at random, innocent targets. There is a line in the Dark Knight when Alfred says, “some people just want to watch the world burn,” and another from the movie Tombstone when Doc Holliday talks about people being angry that they were even born. Some times there just isn’t an answer and no amount of light can fill a black hole….just sad.

  4. It’s like a shooting of the day when I log on to the Internet each morning.

    • It is like a shooting a day and it occurred to me as I watched the news reports. When the first shooting took place, we were shocked and horrified. People talked about it at work and at leisure. The news was filled with the event. Now, I notice we aren’t that shocked, upset or horrified. This scares me because as a society this is not good.

      • It’s only going to get worse as people continue to overpopulate the world, forcing people to live in closer and closer proximity. Add in the 24/7 Internet news and it seems like it’s happening everywhere.

  5. sad sad times. So much pain and anger in someone. To turn that outward towards strangers is truly mind-boggling. A part of me wonders who it is he really wanted to kill. Let us focus on sending healing energies to all the families involved.

  6. Karen J says:

    You mention “therapy” as a possible solution, but that is so difficult for many people to either accept or get access to.

    Each one of us has the power to reduce the anger in the world a little bit every day, by truly making connection with others. It can be as simple as making momentary eye contact and a sincere smile to strangers on the street, or a heart-felt Hello! to the bagger at the grocery.

    Bright Blessings to you ~

    • What you say is correct but a smile will not stop the truly delusional person or psychotic person. I have a background in psych nursing and the people committing these acts of violence require a lot of help and treatment. They aren’t getting it and they are slipping through the cracks. My heart aches for them because it is a lot of pain, torment and illness to make someone commit such a crime. I do believe we can all help with random acts of kindness and a listening and caring heart–see previous blogs–but some people are really a danger to themselves and others.As a society we need to help, to truly care and to stop the bullying in the world. We can each help someone and so on. Thank you for your visit and comment. I appreciate it a lot. I will be by to see your blog soon.

  7. terry1954 says:

    Hi Ideal! Love the way you write! That was so sad. It has been all over the news

  8. tersiaburger says:

    What a sad day – again….

  9. Some truly choice posts on this website , saved to fav.

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