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