Catherine Fenske, Ph.D.

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December 20, 2012
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FENSKE: Dec. 22, let it be the dawn of a new age

"Together, we can unify humanity in LOVE, HOPE and SHARED VISION and celebrate a planetary Birth Day of a NEW ERA December 22, 2012." -

As I wrote in my article last week for my column, Dec. 22 is a day for celebrating. Imagine if you will, 100 million people around the globe uniting to celebrate the birth of a new era for humanity, an era of great love. This will be an historic day of global unity and consciousness.

In contrast, what happened in Connecticut last week is for most of us unimaginable. But it happened. And the impact of this unimaginable tragedy will be felt throughout the world for years and years to come. It is imperative that we take this unfathomable wake-up call and honor the little children and teachers whose lives were taken so prematurely that day in December by moving forward as people, as communities, as a nation and as a world.

We need to move forward with a shift in consciousness - a shift toward unity, compassion, hope, love and a shared vision that sees beyond what has been and looks forward to what could be. The illusion of separateness can no longer be our "reality." We need to acknowledge that our country and the world is in deep trouble and immense pain and know that the solution is within our reach. The solution comes through compassion, cooperation and co-creativeness not conflict, competition and killing.

What happened in Connecticut last week is a tragic wake-up call, dear ones. Is it possible that those little lives were given to us as a sacrificial gift to WAKE-UP? I know it sounds absurd, but what if it could be true? We can't continue in the mindset of hatred, separation, violence and war. We will surely self-destruct.

From the darkness of what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School last week we must bring forth the light. We must all do our part to honor and remember by going within and connecting with our own light and spreading that light to everyone we encounter. Light is the only thing that dims darkness. Hatred doesn't. Violence doesn't. We must pray for all the people who were directly affected by this darkness and we must pray for our world.

We must also pray for the young man who must have been hurting so deeply to have executed this unimaginable act of violence. To have anything but forgiveness for him will keep us in the cycle of anger, hatred and violence. It is our calling as people who are part of this extraordinary evolutionary process happening right now on our planet to practice only forgiveness. In this light we will change the face of humanity.

Let us be even more driven and more motivated to share in the celebration of birthing in a new era on Dec. 22, 2012. And let us commit to staying fully awake after the birth and not be lulled into complacency. Let us be the change agents who are so desperately needed in our world. Let us take this wake-up call and make some meaning of it. Most of us cannot even comprehend the depth of the sadness and grief surrounding the victims and their families at Sandy Hook. We can, however, offer our resolve and commitment to make the world a safer, better, more compassionate and loving place. And we will pray.

Catherine Fenske, Ph.D. (c), is the owner of Live With Intention Coaching. She is a certified life coach and spiritual counselor. She is also a Reiki Master/teacher. Catherine can be reached at 505-795-7779 or at Go to or visit her blog at to learn more about her.

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