Community Health: Guns and Feeling Safe … by Alice B. Clagett ..

Revised; originally published on 11 December 2014 

Dear Ones,

Can guns help us feel safe? Here’s a video, followed by a Summary …

VIDEO BY ALICE

SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO

Hello, Dear Ones, It’s Alice.

Well, it’s quite an interesting sight today. Here we have the Los Angeles landfill … or one of, probably, several, I’ll bet …

Image: Los Angeles landfill, view from ridgetop, by Alice B. Clagett

 

… and here we have the native oak trees that the landfill planted as kind of a bargain it agreed to …

Image: Native oak trees reforested by the landfill project, by Alice B. Clagett

… It said it would reforest some of this area, and those trees are doing very well. And then, just on the other side of this ridge is the freeway, …

Freeway and Forest Trail Video by Alice

…  making a heck of a lot of noise, upsetting me, and upsetting the ethers here, and bothering the nature spirits. And I was getting kind of provoked about the whole thing, but then I realized that things get a lot quieter at night here, and so, nature can refurbish itself; can renew itself.

And just on the other side, over this way …

Image: Chaparral bushes on ridge top screen a firing range in the valley below, by Alice B. Clagett

… there’s a firing range for humans. And so I hear the pop! pop! pop! of the guns being fired and prepared for who-know-what people will say, or so that people will feel safe.

And so, there’s quite a bit of commotion, and I’m heading on up the mountain here …

Image: Heading on up the mountain trail, by Alice B. Clagett

…  having already gone up in altitude quite a bit, through all the din and commotion. And I have a thought for you: This is just a question:

Why Do Guns Make Us Feel Safe?

And the question is: Why is it that we humans feel that we’re safer when we kill? Why is that?

Because, when we think about it, killing immediately brings back on us the karma of being killed. So how could that misunderstanding have come about?

For instance, over here in front of me, there are people practicing with guns, so that they can feel safe.

Well, just something to think about …

In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars

Image: Balancing rock art by a trail in the mountains, photo (but not art) by Alice B. Clagett

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boomerang effect, guns, karma, killing, safety, zero point dynamics, social issues, gun control, freeway, noise pollution, forests, quiet, protection, violence,

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