Veteran's Day has just past, and now we are hearing reports about the many suicides of our servicemen. It makes me sad, because there is little help for these men and women returning from the combat zones. And I don't think those in charge realize the extent of psychic (spiritual) wounds that are taking place in these individuals.
The soldiers of the 21st century are not the same as soldiers of the 18th or 19th century. The majority of our people now do not hunt, kill, and dress their own meat; they are not farmers who slaughter their own animals; they are not wives who go out to the chicken coop and kill a chicken with their bare hands for Sunday dinner. People of today do not feel the life of another creature go out in their own hands as people of days of old had to. Death was an acceptable part of life back then, and man functioned at a lower vibration in order to maintain that acceptance within their psyche.
Today we are shielded from this horror and guilt by the mass production of our meats. We don't see that package of meat in the grocery store as a beautiful animal, dead, and chopped up. It's just a package of meat. Today, the taking of life and death is not a part of our daily lives as it was long ago. This has permitted a raise in consciousness for the general public.
The higher the consciousness, the more harm is done to the psyche by things of a base nature, especially killing and death. People are willing to fight for the cause of freedom and step up, never suspecting that the violence and death are going to rip into their minds, their very souls, like the bullets and bombs that rip into the body. If the only wounds that were suffered were physical wounds, the wars would be easy to fight. Bodies heal - even those badly damaged have less problems afterward than do those with wounds to the psyche.
So, what can be done for those returning form the horrors of war, man's inhumanity to man? How can such wounds be healed? Who among us is trained to dress the psychic wound and apply the healing salve? And if there were such healers, would the wounded come? Questions to ponder...answers to wished for! This is the cause of the suicides. The answers don't come to those who are suffering.
That's all for today's blog. Those of you who have looked in to see the excerpts from "Sunrise, Day One!" need to look for my earlier blogs from June 4th to July 26th, 2009. The book is doing well, and I am so happy that so many seem to be finding answers and peace from reading it! Cheers, all!