World Events – Je Suis Charlie

World Events Take Place In Paris

A day like any other, 07 January 2015, and suddenly a massacre with machine guns. Two masked gunmen forced their way into the offices of the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France, and killed twelve people.

Frédéric, the first one killed, just happened to be walking into the offices of Charlie Hebdo to make repairs inside the building. He and his colleague were not even aware of the newspaper. His colleague dragged him into the restroom to protect him and care for him until help came, but Frédéric died in his arms.

World Events – Twitter Hashtag #JeSuisCharlie

As people became aware of the murders of the staff at Charlie Hebdo by Islamic terrorists, France created the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie = "I am Charlie" to represent all the slain cartoonists and the right of free speech. The world responded.

Twitter boards lit up with the most tweeted hashtag in its history. You can see the use of #JeSuisCharlie on Twitter by geographic location in this depiction.

World Events – Those Who Are Murdered

Along with the murder of the staff at Charlie Hebdo, people were also killed in a Jewish grocery store. More innocent deaths took place in the Parisian area, a total of 17 in all.

The initial attack was directed at the newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, known for its satire and irreverant religious and political cartoons. Lest you think Muslims were singled out in particular, they actually focussed a lot on general politics and Catholicism and Judaism were not spared either.

World Events – Uderzo, At Age 87, Comes Out Of Retirement To Draw

Albert Uderzo is the creator of Astérix and Obelix, a much loved French comics depicting the escapades of a group of Gauls under Roman occupation. Uderzo retired in 2011.

Uderzo stepped out of retirement to express his solidarity as a cartoonist as well as his sorrow and anger at the recent events. His drawing is in character with his irascible character, Astérix.

 
 

Historical Day For France – La Marche Républicaine

A Paris march to honor the victims of terrorism took place on 11 January 2015. It was an historical event for France, and for the world. People took to the streets to show their solidarity for freedom of speech and to stand against terrorism.

People held gatherings and walks in other parts of the world as well.

Heads of State from around the world joined the President of France for the event. It was remarkable for all of them join each other and walk down the street together.

A record number of people took to the streets to show their solidarity.  At least 3.3 million people came out, the greatest number since the liberation of France in WWII.

I personally don't like crowds, so this view from the balcony would be my ideal spot to participate. (photo by AFP)

World Events – What Does It Mean To You?

This is not a political blog by any means. We are here to celebrate The Radiance Technique®, and naturally part of that celebration is how we use TRT® in our lives.

Our lives include all the personal details of our individual days; it also includes world events swirling around us. Some events touch us directly, others we watch as a witness. In terms of energy, there is nothing that doesn't touch all of us. We are all connected at the deepest inner point. We truly are connected to everything.

The Second Degree Of The Radiance Technique®

For students of The Radiance Technique® (TRT®) who have studied The Second Degree of TRT® (and above), it is possible to direct universal energy to world events as well as the details within them.

For example, you could direct energy to the events of the murders. You could take time to direct to each person who was killed (refer to the photo above). This could be done over a period of time, even weeks. You could also include their family and friends grieving for them.

You could direct energy to the entire crowd of people at the rally. You could direct energy to peace prevailing and terrorist acts failing. You can direct to whatever speaks to your heart, even if it is to the people who committed these vicious acts.

When you direct energy, it does not change the world events. The past remains the past as a fixed point in time. But, you do offer supportive, healing energy to all involved, in ways you won't know with your mind. Universal energy will be there for them to heal deep within, as they see fit at the inner-most levels of their being. You offer this energy freely, without knowing an outcome. It is not cause and effect.

The First Degree Of The Radiance Technique®

For students of The First Degree of TRT®, you can work with your TRT® hands-on in your meditations.  Maybe these world events make you sad, maybe you feel immense anger, and then sad again.

These are normal human emotions as a reaction to violent circumstances. You can bring balance and healing to yourself with the use of TRT®.  Be sure to use your Radiant Touch®, your TRT® hands-on, in the moment, when you are having these feelings. You can also combine your TRT® hands-on with a specific meditation.

May peace prevail.

 

On The Menu: Le Tour de France With A Side Of Obelisk

Le Tour de France

Le Tour de France is happening right now in July 2015.

The event in 2013 was the 100th edition of the grueling bike race where riders pedal madly for 2,115 miles traveling throughout the entirety of France.

TV5Monde Etats Unis (USA), the French television cable channel here in the States, always airs the event.

Golden statue of Joan of Arc greets the riders in Le Tour de France 2013

Watching some of Le Tour de France on my television (is there really any other way?) – I was lucky to catch the last day of the race that takes place in Paris. Around and around they went, passing the l'Arc de Triomphe and the Place de la Concorde.

What enchanted me were the camera shots from high above, as they followed the riders around the Paris course. Each time they had aerial shots that would pass near the top of the obelisk.

View of the Tour de France from the Place de la Concorde and the obelisk looking at the Arc de Triomphe.

There were views of the hieroglyphs that we, as mere mortals, never get to see because they are simply too high above us when we stand next to it on the ground. The deeply carved hieroglyphs were humming in delight as they showed off for our viewing pleasure.

I have captured here, from my television set, some views of the race in Paris with the hieroglyphs on the obelisk.

Le Tour de France

Le Tour de France from the top of the Obelisk

Participating In Our Hearts

As a student of The Radiance Technique® (TRT®), you can use your TRT® hands-on while watching sporting events. It's a wonderful way to connect with the events from the inner. Use of TRT® also expands your joy.

Le Tour de France with a view of the Hieroglyphs

Students of The Second Degree of TRT® can also direct energy to the riders and to the place, in this case, Paris and the monuments. You are offering expanded light for the participants, the viewers in Paris as well as the television viewers. You are bringing more light to your life.

View of the obelisk in the tour de france

Hieroglyphs Have A Story

You'll notice in the second photo, the honey bee. Ancient Egyptians were thought to be beekeepers and possible pots of honey have been found in tombs from antiquity. Horus, the falcon, an Egyptian solar god can be seen in the carvings as well as spirals, feathers and offerings.

The view of the Arc de Triomphe from the obelisk at the Place de la Concorde in the first photo makes a fantastic view. 

What an exciting day in Paris.

If you get a chance to watch the race, I recommend it.

Le Tour de France with riders and the obelisk gleaming in the background