I have such a strong pull toward the suffering in Iraq, both the victims and perpetrators of violence, who often are one and the same. This pull almost interferes with my daily living. There is a song "Come as you are" by David Crowder and I will sing that song over and over, "Earth has no sorrow that heaven can't heal," and a feeling of deep world sadness comes, and sometimes almost makes me pass out--- it feels like an awareness that if we cannot approach the problems there with an attitude of healing, then the world as we know it may actually end. Sometimes I wake to the horror and regret of taking a human life (I haven't done so myself, but I feel that feeling as if it's my own.) --- as if I'm getting it from over there. We can't fight killing with killing, and I don't mean to address this as a political issue, but as a spiritual issue. I have worked with many people from Iraq and they describe an unnamable "Evil" I once had a woman literally shudder when I asked who killed her husband..... I was asking for a name or name of a group.... she just gasped and shook and looked at me. There is no name for it..... There is no name for that Evil.
Of course most people have some sense of concern for what's going on there, so I don't mean for the post to be a strategy or political commentary... MY QUESTION FOR YOU is do any in the Empath community feel Iraq's pain on an Empath level, and if so, please share.
updated by @jenstone: 02/15/17 03:42:02PM