Remembering 9/11

This is one of the hardest posts that I have ever written. It has been ten years since 9/11, but I can see it in my mind as if it just happened. I was watching the news of the first tower being hit, sitting in my living room, absolutely horrified, when the second plane struck. By this time I was numb … my country was under attack! How could this be?


The bad news kept rolling in – the damage to the Pentagon caused by a third plane, and the incredible courage of the passengers and crew on United Airlines Flight 93 in PA that brought their plane down before it could accomplish its mission.


In all, nineteen terrorists hijacked four passenger jets. This nation was absolutely numb. We watched on TV as first responders rushed to the site. We heard the stories of calls made to loved ones from family members that knew they weren’t going to get out alive.  We heard the stories of those that did survive. We heard the stories of those who, for whatever reason, were not where they were supposed to be on that day … and survived because of it.


We heard about the policemen, firemen, and medics that rushed to the scene. Their job would not be done for one very long time. We read about the community response – setting up temporary shelters for the workers, with food, water, and counseling available. Yes, counseling. Theirs was not an easy job.


There is so much more to say, but I am not going to say it. This is too much for me. I am going to do a three card reading, and let is serve as my tribute to those who did the work, and suffered the consequences.



What overall purpose did 9/11 serve? – Judgement

What do we need to know on this, the tenth anniversary of this incredible tragedy? – King of Wands

Where do we go from here? – Queen of Disks


The overall purpose of 9/11 was to wake us up from the illusionary life we were leading. It allowed us the opportunity to raise our consciousness as individuals, as communities, and as a nation.


On this, the tenth anniversary of 9/11, we need to understand that as individuals, and as a country, we need to lead with strength and courage. We need to not beat the world over the head to make it do things our way, we need to look at our needs in alignment with global needs. We need to learn from history, and not repeat it.


Where do we go from here? We need to network, and take a more conscious, caring attitude towards the world around us.


Blessings to all on this day!


Images from “The Tarot of the Holy Light”,  by Christine Payne-Towler and Michael Dowers, Noreah/Brownfield Press, 2011.


© September 2011 Bonnie Cehovet

9 comments on “Remembering 9/11

  1. Mary Nale says:

    Thank you Bonnie for this heartfelt post. The cards you picked are perfect and to the point.
    Love and Light,

  2. Mary –

    Thanks so much for your kind words! 🙂


  3. Hello, Bonnie!
    I’m a brazilian tarot reader and I love your work.

    I did exactly this reading here, and the cards are, respectively,
    ’10 of Discs’, ‘3 of Wands’ and the ‘Knight of Cups’. We are meditating on.

    Have a wonderful day,


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  5. Leonardo –

    Happy that you like my work! 🙂 How nice that you also did this spread! The cards that you drew so express where we are with 9/11 ten years later.


  6. David says:

    Thanks for this post, Bonnie. I was teaching a math class when the TV blurted on and all of our eyes became glued to the developing event. Some students ignored the unfolding tragedy, thinking it was a TV soap or drama, and went about becoming engrossed in their own excitement over a coming date or bit of gossip. I was able to bring focus back to the fact that all of our lives had shifted, that never again would our lives go back to where they had been before the TV came on. Only today, ten years later, can we fully appreciate the change in our freedom and the change in our daily outlook that the event of 9/11 had upon the world. God Bless us all. May the world stay aware that peace can only be achieved through active vigilance and love for the sanctity of life.

  7. Stunning post, Bonnie. Thank you very, very much. The spread added so much meaning. I thank you again.
    Namaste, Cynthea

  8. Cynthea –

    Thank you for your kind words! 🙂


  9. David –

    I can imagine how hard that had to have been – guarding your own reaction so that your students had some reality to guide themselves by. It is interesting that it took them a while to take the new reports seriously. At that specific moment in time (or, more literally, at those four specific moments in time) all of our lives changed, permanently. You have some excellent thoughts here!


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