Why Are we so Afraid?

This photo is from  Kindness Blog and if you are not following then I recommend you do .  The Words to this post are~

To those who attack ‘migrants’ online. Please take a few moments out of your day to really look at this photograph. And rethink.

Here is a father fleeing the war in Syria, crying whilst cradling his children.

Should he stop searching for a place of safety for his young family and take the children back into the war-zone?

What do you think he should do? What would you do in his situation?

Rethink!

I did.. And I wrote a Poem today as what I saw in the links below breaks my heart. 

syrian family feeling the war

Why are we afraid to share?

How is it we humans forgot to to Care

What would you do to protect your own

Wouldn’t you want to Flee a War zone.

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They gave up everything to seek a safe place

What is happening to the Human Race?

That we fear so much to give them a home

Didn’t our Nations escalate their War zone 

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What will it take to open our hearts

Imagine your Family ripped apart

These people have risked all in life and limb

Yet still we are afraid to let them in. 

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Why are we afraid to share?

We have to Change and Begin to CARE!

 Poem © Sue Dreamwalker  2015 .

 

Sources:

Photographer who took this photo Credit: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/aug/21/taking-picture-cared-people-image-greek-syrian

http://kindnessblog.com/2015/08/21/migrants-how-about-a-rethink/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34021665

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-34014353

 

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  1. wolfgangpowerpoint.wordpress.com/
    Aug 21, 2015 @ 20:28:01

    ——– Was ist das nur für eine Welt? — Wir sind alle Menschen.

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  2. Val Boyko
    Aug 21, 2015 @ 20:29:10

    Humans forget. We must forgive and keep reminding ourselves of our humanity and goodness.
    Thank you Sue for this!

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  3. Writing to Freedom
    Aug 21, 2015 @ 20:29:21

    Touching poem Sue. I admire your caring. I saw this post on Facebook earlier today. Sadly, my personal concerns take precedence too often.

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  4. prenin
    Aug 21, 2015 @ 20:32:16

    The tragic irony of what we are seeing today is that Western countries interfered in the Middle East for their own reasons and now we are seeing the consequences of that meddling!

    Now the people we betrayed and whose world we shattered are now banging on our door asking for help!!! 😦

    And Cameron wants to send them back to the Hell WE are responsible for!!! 😦

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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  5. Rajagopal
    Aug 21, 2015 @ 21:12:27

    Heart rending, Sue, and that is an understatement, seeing the helplessness writ all over that fleeing person’s face. Some regions of the world appear to be hell bent on hurtling towards the path of violence and self-destruction. I recall the East Pakistan war in the early 1970s, when millions of refugees surged across the eastern border to India. India had no option but to temporarily accommodate them in refugee camps, till the region attained independence, becoming the country known as Bangladesh. Likewise, in this instance, the UN and member countries must come forward to afford shelter to those helpless people fleeing from war torn regions. The near by countries must temporarily open their borders in humane outreach, no other way.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Aug 22, 2015 @ 21:30:27

      I agree with you Raj, More could be done but it isn’t, and it is a theme I know which keeps being played out throughout the ages.. War, vitims, and people fleeing across borders to escape.. I often think this is part of a plan to displace people, and cause more havoc and Fear.. The more you learn about how the World Works, the more you question those in Power and how they use it .

      Many thanks for your contribution Raj and your concerns.. I appreciate your comment .. Sue

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  6. irenedesign2011
    Aug 21, 2015 @ 21:25:00

    Beautiful poem Sue 😀
    It is understandable, that this father wish to live in a better place for his family and we need to help in one or another way. I’m just not sure that this is the right way.
    As Europe received many people, who all wish to live in a better place, we have also seen the results of this migration. The racism are growing because there are not jobs enough or money enough for all. It is more expensive to live in Europe than in fx Africa.
    Maybe it would be a better idea to help these people in their own countries instead of hunting them away with war. Then we could use these money to help them to a better way of life in a culture they also feel safe to live in.
    No matter what they need help.
    Thank you for sharing this Sue.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Aug 22, 2015 @ 21:40:17

      Thank you dear Irene.. and also thank you for sharing.. 🙂

      Yes there is a lot of tension because countries are over stretched with amenities. Here in the UK we have a huge proportion of migrants who come from the EU who seek to better themselves in the UK.. and who can blame them.. Many UK citizens also migrate to other countries seeking the same, to New Zealand, Australia for example.. I do see the problems but its Governments who create these situations.. And the War in the Middle East only added to the instabilities of these nations..

      We should also be asking ourselves who sells Arms to these Nations and who profits from them? Sadly we all know Wars are started to make money and build up decaying economies ..

      And yes no matter what, they need help I so agree xxx ❤

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  7. Genie
    Aug 21, 2015 @ 21:56:17

    Oh my, your poem is deeply soulful, Angel.
    🙏🏾 May God, the All Merciful, comfort and care for those in the most need.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Aug 22, 2015 @ 21:43:22

      Thank you dear Genie.. Yes and our conscious thoughts DO make a difference, for we add it to change the frequencies to bring about a higher lighter vibration which can and in my own opinion will help heal and bring about the Changes needed to enlighten more souls xxx Love to you xx Sue

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  8. megdekorne
    Aug 21, 2015 @ 22:02:20

    Incredibly loving and inspiring , beautiful … I am so grateful for your kind spirit inspiring us all …love and hugs , megxxx

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  9. Superduque777
    Aug 21, 2015 @ 22:08:47

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  10. Lois
    Aug 21, 2015 @ 22:15:06

    Oh Sue, this is such a horrible thing. I have been very outspoken about the illegal immigration here in the US. Once a person from Mexico crosses our border they are entitled to free schooling, medical procedures that I can’t receive as a citizen with insurance and even get free housing, etc. But it’s not about the immigrants, it’s about the way my own country treats ME and mine.

    Back in 2004 I was living in Arizona, a state with a huge population of illegal immigrants. I was frustrated because I had to pay more money for health insurance for my son because the state was broke. Hospitals were closing because they had been required to give free medical treatment on the promise they would be reimbursed by the federal government, when the government failed to live up to it’s end the hospitals went under. But at the same time I met someone that taught me the problems are governmental and nothing about the people who come here.

    This one night I had dropped my son off to an event, I was tired and hungry so stopped at a sub shop to have a sandwich made. The only other person in the shop was a man who spoke broken English and the first thing he said to me was he had something for me. He asked me to wait after he made my sandwich to give me a gift. Shortly, the manager arrived and explained this was his last day of work. He’d crossed the border illegally to earn enough money to give his family a better life. He had earned the amount he decided he needed and now he was returning. To thank the US for giving him this opportunity to help his family he had bought flowers to give to every female that came to the sub shop during his last shift.

    We don’t know what situations cause a person to leave their home country and try for a better life. One thing I can tell you is the border is not easy or safe to cross. Many die trying. How many people do you or I know who’s circumstances are so bad they will risk their lives to improve their family’s situation?

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    • Paul Handover
      Aug 21, 2015 @ 22:20:54

      Love this reply of yours, Lois.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Aug 22, 2015 @ 21:58:38

      I can well see why Lois, and I agree its the fault of Governing bodies and the systems in place.. Here too in the UK Hospitals and Doctors surgeries are overworked and overrun and the NHS is going broke.. Many come to the UK because our NHS is free.. Why wouldn’t you seek free treatment and Good wages, and a better life style.. I too would be wanting to do the best for my family.. But this causes as you rightly say divisions.. Because its not free for we who work in this country for we pay a proportion of what ever we earn into our NHS contributions.. Then those who are not on benefits still have to pay for prescriptions and dentists.. Many struggle to pay rents and buy food. And more and more are turning to food banks as I know you have said before in the USA.. So yes I see why many get angry that those who have never paid into our system get free handouts and often get better treated than our own citizens.. This causes tensions and discriminates against.. Its only going to get worse until systems are changed ..

      I loved your story about the illegal immigrant and his last day of work.. What a lovely gesture.. And I agree with you.. These families we do not know what they have gone through just to get to the border.. Those children must be so so traumatised..
      Thank you for commenting Lois and I am so so pleased you came back to WP.. 🙂

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  11. Paul Handover
    Aug 21, 2015 @ 22:19:10

    Dear Sue, that kindles two responses in my mind. The first is that if Governments only spent a small fraction of their military budgets on assisting other countries to be better homes for their peoples, it would be wonderful.
    The second response is that these terrible stories have to be shared far and wide.
    Well done on so doing.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Aug 22, 2015 @ 22:08:52

      I agree with you Paul.. and if countries didn’t use the Money given them in Foreign Aid on arms and lining pockets and diverting funds etc.. but it goes on and we all know it does.. Sigh… its not going to go away .. or change.. but people need to start waking up to these facts and why it is War is kept going under one guise or another.. and some times I despair and then I remember Gandhi’s quote

      Peace quotes: Mahatma Gandhi
      “When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall — think of it, always!”

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  12. silentlyheardonce
    Aug 21, 2015 @ 22:34:25

    Touching Sue. It goes back to why can’t we have peace. He shouldn’t have to flee his home.

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  13. suzicate
    Aug 21, 2015 @ 22:43:06

    That photo is heartbreaking. Most parents want better lives for their children, and we’d do the same if in their shoes. I think many people oppose immigration for the very reason Lois mentioned. Her points are valid…our system needs much work. It’s a sad state of affairs when your government takes from those who’ve put in to give to others….I’m not talking about taxes; I’m referring to the cuts to the elderly and veterans who are struggling to stay afloat.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Aug 22, 2015 @ 22:20:36

      Yes you are right Suzi we Would do the same in their shoes.. And yes I agree with Lois its the systems in place and fairness and equality. Here too many struggle, the UK is not the land of Honey many think it is.. Many live below the poverty line Thank you so much for adding your thoughts.. and yes here too we have food banks etc..

      The UK is the world’s sixth largest economy, yet 1 in 5 of the UK population live below our official poverty line, meaning that they experience life as a daily struggle.
      a quote from Oxfam Here is the link.

      http://policy-practice.oxfam.org.uk/our-work/poverty-in-the-uk

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  14. AmyRose🌹
    Aug 21, 2015 @ 22:44:15

    Sue, when I saw this photo this morning, I cried. I left a comment on the site. Your poem is beautiful so touching. What is happening to the human race that caring for one another is no longer valid? Bless you for caring, my friend. Love, Amy ❤

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  15. Maia Blessings
    Aug 21, 2015 @ 23:33:57

    Beautiful Words ❤ & so true ❤ … but you don't have sharing buttons for Fb twitter and others .. may I copy and share ?

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Aug 22, 2015 @ 22:24:30

      Lovely to have you comment dear Maia and thank you so so much for the reblog.. Yes the share buttons are there, you press Share and the relevant buttons for fb and twitter will appear. Yes you may copy xx Love to you Sue

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      • Maia Blessings
        Aug 22, 2015 @ 22:36:11

        ❤ your welcome it was and is most beautiful and so very true ❤ … as for sharing … it only said press this when I tried that 🙂 . but it shared anyway I have my blog set up to share automatically anything I post 🙂

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  16. Maia Blessings
    Aug 21, 2015 @ 23:37:56

    Reblogged this on Heart Cloud Blessings and commented:
    Just had to share this … True & also most Beautiful words in poetry

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  17. stillsearching2
    Aug 21, 2015 @ 23:42:42

    What a heart-breaking picture. Your poem is spot on. Well said!

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  18. Nihar Pradhan
    Aug 22, 2015 @ 04:16:28

    I agree Sue. World has become cruel. and we have stopped voicing our opinion and taking action to make this world a better place to live.

    There couldn’t be a better question in today’s world, it is so profound…where are we so afraid and afraid of whom, our own humankind, not the fury of nature and the wild animal, an irony difficult to fathom. One can see the agony so palpable in the eyes of the innocent children and so much pain in the face of the father, how can we can become blind to such act of barbarism, who ever does it, irrespective of religion, intention and motive, human life are precious and in life what finally matters is the freedom we get and how much we are able to enjoy that freedom, life without freedom is not worth living. We have fight for it and create that space to play and enjoy life with our near and dear ones, and give our children the ground to play and live life without fear.

    We shouldn’t be afraid to share and care. sharing and caring is such a vital aspect of our life and living, one need to do and experience to understand its hidden power…nothing can be more powerful than being caring and sharing with mankind.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
    😀

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Aug 23, 2015 @ 16:19:16

      Thank you Kindly Nihar for your thoughts.. and I agree
      ” what finally matters is the freedom we get and how much we are able to enjoy that freedom, life without freedom is not worth living. We have fight for it and create that space to play and enjoy life with our near and dear ones, and give our children the ground to play and live life without fear.”..
      You said it so well..
      Sometimes I think Nihar we have become so desensitised to human suffering.. Many watch on TV thinking no more of it than a part being played in a Movie.. But this is not a Film, and there are no happy ever after endings.. These people are risking everything because they have nothing left to risk other than their lives to fight for that Freedom..

      Many thanks Nihar.. I wish you and yours a pleasant weekend and and I count my blessings every day and give thanks I am who I am and born where I live.. I have much to be grateful for..
      Blessings
      Sue

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  19. inavukic
    Aug 22, 2015 @ 05:41:52

    To my view the UN has failed miserably, letting these people fleeing their homes in such risky and disorganised and frightful way, UN should have required the nations to pool funding resources and set up proper refugee shelters etc. this way I think people don’t necessarily reject or don’t want to share but they’ve been confronted with this avalanche of needy people whose survival force is frightening…no choice for either side is the way I see it and that’s the part that’s worrying. The UN should know better than this, hopeless and useless really.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Aug 23, 2015 @ 16:26:46

      I agree with you Ina 100%… The UN should do many things.. but they have failed in their quest of maintaining what they were set up for many times over.. And I am in total agreement about funding..
      Monies are not appropriately used and as we know Funds in foreign aid for many countries for various things, I am sure get diverted into Arms and to line many pockets they shouldn’t.. While these poor people and others Like them in Africa are disregarded as casualties of war ..

      You know this only too well my friend.. 😦

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  20. Editor (Retired)
    Aug 22, 2015 @ 06:34:44

    Sue, your poem is one of the most moving i have ever read. You emphasized exactly the right words: CARING, SHARING, and FEAR. I think it must be a sad day for nearly all migrants when they have to leave their homeland to journey far away, whether the reason is poverty or persecution or mortal danger. I think, for example, of my Irish ancestors who fled Ireland during the potato famine.

    The many comments made by your readers are also caring and thought-provoking. A few of them raise very tough questions that go to the heart of humanity and civilization.

    The truth is that enormous numbers of people — I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say millions and millions — are moving about, both within large countries such as China, and across borders all over the world. Of course the war crimes and other hardships that force people to leave their homes are at least as deplorable as the uncaring, and sometimes violent and hateful, ways in which migrants are treated on their long, dangerous journeys, and finally at their destinations.

    I think that the population of the Earth is so great now, and the environmental and economic problems so grave and widespread, that huge, ongoing migrations have a serious destabilizing effect in many places, giving rise to even more suffering. It’s so serious that varying degrees of political and economic collapse are happening in some places, and threatening in many more, including even the U.S. and U.K.

    It is particularly heart-rending when civilized countries feel so endangered that they feel they have to decide which people are refugees deserving help and asylum, and which people are merely economic migrants looking for a better way of life.

    I do not have a clue, myself, what the answers may be. I think only God could know the answers, and possibly be capable of resolving such intractable conditions; and I’m not sure I believe in God, at least not in an all-knowing and all-powerful God.

    I also find it impossible to judge responsible people — I mean government officials and service organizations such as hospitals — that find themselves in a position that they believe they are forced to make impossible decisions in places that become dangerously overcrowded, or where shortages of food, water, and other resources are severe.

    The catastrophe and chaos and suffering make me just want to sit down and cry.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Aug 23, 2015 @ 16:49:41

      Thank you John for that in-depth heartfelt comment.. Yes I too could sit and have often shed tears.. I don’t know the answers either.. The world is shifting now so swiftly as people seek a better life, and are no longer content to be dictated too.. I suppose if you look back along in the history books you can see each age has seen its share of persecution,And horrors through out the world. each has transcended so that we hopefully can share new freedoms in equality and justice.

      You would think after all of this time the Human race would have learnt to live together, but then you look at those government officials and I especially here in the UK shake my head sometimes in disbelief how outdated our thinking is.. We have laws here that date way way back, while Judged wear wigs.. Oh I could go on and on and still the world is geared for Large corporations to profit, while the gap gets ever wider with the poverty lines..

      Until we alter our whole way of being such as the systems we have in place that still discriminate and are unjust.. People are seeking out better countries to live in, and who can blame them. And if my country were at war, I too would be seeking a safe haven to live in safety who wouldn’t?

      Yes here in the UK we have many migrant workers who are coming to the UK.. Our Own town now is heaving yet shops are closing and are boarded up. As the Big Supermarkets have had their impact upon the small business’s. There are some wonderful people, hard working who have come to better themselves from the EU countries.. And that’s good.. But the system as Lois said on her comment is not geared to fairness for those whose country this is.. And many then find themselves discriminated against.. And this in itself is causing problems and resentments from many..
      Our Hospitals are overworked and running out of monies, You have to have structures in place or the whole thing collapses.. I see all of that..
      I can only see things getting worse with much more chaos.. And yes this makes me want to cry.. For these people fleeing Warzones just want to find somewhere safe to work and live and bring up their families..

      Many thanks John for taking the time to read.. and share your valued thoughts..
      Sue

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  21. David
    Aug 22, 2015 @ 07:32:16

    Fear was written in to our software for self preservation but unfortunately we have taken it too far with some countries allowing all to carry arms and it seems we have to shoot when we can’t get what we want sitting round a table and talking, that is if we can ever get to that table! The picture breaks my heart and I wonder where the human race is going. Your words are brief but very much to the point dear Sue. You see, in this tiny island I wonder if we have room for any more and think we would be better off on our own but regardless of dictates from Brussels I believe that we should begin to find again that latent compassion which hides within us all if we only had the courage to find it, show it without fear and help as many as we can to find a home of peace. Love David

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Aug 23, 2015 @ 16:59:11

      David I know you believe in Karma.. 🙂 I believe too Countries hold Karma.. Great Britain.. was once the ruler of an Empire.. It got that Empire via War.. Overtaking other countries, dictating and ruling colonies far and wide around the world.. Is it not then fitting that this country should then itself be ‘Taken over’ by other countries citizens 🙂 Its quite ironic when you think about it.. 🙂 And those in power have found other ways and means to break a country without going to war?? 🙂 who sit in their plush offices making Laws :-D…

      I hope David one day we can find Peace and love within our hearts that embraces our fellow man instead of fearing him..
      Blessings.. Sue

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  22. gageier
    Aug 22, 2015 @ 09:46:03

    Liebe Sue ein schönes Wochenende wünsche ich dir mit vielen lieben Grüßen Klaus in Freundschaft

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  23. Hariod Brawn
    Aug 22, 2015 @ 10:04:48

    You have evoked a tangible outpouring of compassion in your readers here Sue, and which I hope is a reflection of a wider majority. Sadly, the influences of politicians on the right like Farage, and media outlets such as The Daily Mail, have sought to project the idea here in Britain that there simply is no scope to help these wretched and intrepid people. I saw that image in The Guardian, and read how the photographer instantly became emotionally involved in his subjects’ plight. H ❤

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  24. Eddie Two Hawks
    Aug 22, 2015 @ 12:20:54

    As been said, ‘war is hell’. Why would anyone, anyone and especially those who have loved ones to care for want to be captured in some hell that ‘others’ have created for some crazy odd reason. It has never been more true and in our face especially when it appears ‘live’ on CNN.
    Thank you Sue for your true dedication to peace. Eddie

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Aug 23, 2015 @ 17:13:05

      Eddie, thank you dear friend for adding your thoughts here to my post.. We try to share peace Eddie and sometimes we have to bring awareness as to why we so desperately need it.. Love and Blessings _/\_ Dreamwalker

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  25. stephensmustang1
    Aug 22, 2015 @ 13:41:21

    Love this. We MUST help each other on this planet of ours if we hope to survive

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  26. insearchofitall
    Aug 22, 2015 @ 14:43:09

    This is a topic that could be the beginning of endless conversations. As the child of a German mother and a GI father, I’ve heard more than my share of stories about atrocities. They will never end. My dad said that if the government needs money, they start a war. It’s profitable for them. They do this subversively. But they do it! Men have been unkind to each other since the beginning and I don’t see it changing. You help with your wonderful poems by bringing a light to it and raising our vibration just a little. If enough of us can hold it, maybe we can at least slow this kind of thing down. My heart breaks for that man and so many others. Lois had a point as well. I’ve seen how things work for her and others like her here. We have so much that needs repair right here and our country meddles everywhere else stirring the pot for their own interests. That 1% that holds the purse strings. But I shall leave it at that and pray again for peace for everyone. Keep lifting us up. We need it.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Aug 23, 2015 @ 17:19:50

      Yes I agree Marlene.. And its true what you Dad said about starting wars.. Its how they boost dying economies Arms mean profit and destruction means rebuilding and regenerating.. Regardless of the suffering.. I am with you all the way in holding our vibration. And this is the reason I posted.. We need compassion, we need Love, We need people to once again Care again for each other instead of being indifferent and The I’m Al-right Jack attitude.. Which many think its not their problem..
      Its every one’s problem.. Many thanks for your thoughts, and I would love a cuppa with you and good old natter to set the world straight 🙂

      Love and Blessings..
      Sue

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  27. Karen Wan
    Aug 22, 2015 @ 15:33:57

    Sue, so true, and so sad. I have prayed as often as I can remember for peace and prosperity for all people across the world. Your post makes me wonder if there is more I can do. Thanks for sharing this.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Aug 23, 2015 @ 17:22:03

      Bless you Karen, thank you. And never under estimate the power of thoughts… Our thoughts and prayers all go to helping lift the vibration in these negative spots of the world.. Lovely to see you and thank you so much for your prayers xxx Sue

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  28. chicasl10
    Aug 22, 2015 @ 15:35:51

    war is hell and pain is visible Its everywhere And now so close Every day we see more ppl running away from war and killings. Indeed what would we do??
    Run also and hope that some one will take care of us and help.

    HELP with capital letters Its heartbreaking.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Aug 23, 2015 @ 17:25:22

      Yes War is Hell, and thankfully my generation here has not experienced War conditions, unlike many places around our world right now and in the recent past. And yes If bombs were dropping and snipers in the street.. No water or sanitation, homes crumbled and destroyed, no food.. We would all flee to places we thought we would be given refuge..
      Many thanks Mj for your thoughts xxx Sue

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  29. Michael
    Aug 22, 2015 @ 15:38:52

    A heartfelt post, Sue, and an important one I feel. There are so many harrowing difficulties on this planet, it is hard realize that they are nurtured by the common roots of fear, distrust, and judgment. When people around the world can live safely in their own lands, with access to shelter and provision, opportunity, and the freedom to express themselves– only then will we be beyond this madness. I think somehow these moments that touch us and result in the opening of our hearts can lead to this day. Regardless of immediate policy responses… something deeper opens and eventually takes root and becomes reality.

    Peace
    Michael

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    • Paul Handover
      Aug 22, 2015 @ 16:07:30

      While I chose to reply specifically to Michael’s reply, his noble words echo the wonderful sentiments expressed by all. I could be wrong, frequently am, but there’s a sense that the growing awareness of what the future must be, has to be, is really gathering momentum.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Aug 23, 2015 @ 17:32:18

      You are wise Michael.. And I too believe this.. And I often quote the lines ” Its often darkest before the Dawn Light”… And our compassion being generated now is helping alter the vibrations needed to facilitate change.. As the old karmic energy is being played out in their final cleansing. We understand on a deeper level..
      My heart feels too much some times..

      Bless you x

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  30. Visionkeeper
    Aug 22, 2015 @ 19:01:28

    No words….It cripples my heart…Hugs VK ❤

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  31. nonsmokingladybug
    Aug 22, 2015 @ 20:08:12

    Sue I have the same questions. I can’t find the answer either. These days I shake my head in disbelieve, feel sometimes ashamed to be a human being.

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  32. gageier
    Aug 23, 2015 @ 09:51:13

    Liebe Sue einen glücklichen Start in die neue Woche wünscht dir Klaus in Freundschaft

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  33. aussieian2011
    Aug 23, 2015 @ 12:08:16

    One cannot feel without compassion looking at that picture Sue, the subject of refugees has caused much divisiveness in many country’s, this has come about with the rise of terrorism, people are scared of refugees, and rightly so when one is not sure of the true nature of the refugee, some boat people here are infiltrated by people whose aim is to spread anarchy, and an Ideology that is against all humanity.
    Sadly in this day and age of prolific wars, we have trouble believing in refugees.
    But still we must still find compassion through our common concern for our fellow man.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Aug 23, 2015 @ 17:51:31

      Yes I know Ian, much distrust of many because of the few.. And the fear generated which has been escalated in Governments interfering in other countries which have made the lives of Many so much worse than they were before.. Because its allowed the fractions which were under control to gain power..
      If we can not find compassion what hope is there for the world? .. because this is not going to go away… Its happening ALL over as people flee Syria and Afghanistan.. We only see them arrive.. we do not see the Horrors they have had to endure that drove them to risk life and limb.. This is the knock on affect from the War we participated in..
      Many thanks Ian for adding your thoughts..

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  34. lorriebowden
    Aug 23, 2015 @ 16:09:01

    Sue, your words make her heart cry. It is indeed very sad and I don’t know how we as a collective humanity can rise above this. I wrote a poem that I never shared on my blog back when hundreds of immigrants drowned at sea…all they are doing is looking for safety…the photo you shared says it all. I am going to post my poem here…I hope you don’t mind…I think it belongs here

    They flee their lives
    All that is known is worse
    Than all they think might be
    The fear of staying where they are
    Is greater than the fear of the unknown
    So they set off on seas that are angry
    On boats not fit for the voyage
    Lost souls at sea
    I can’t imagine what they see
    As they travel from the hell that they know
    to the depths of the ocean floor
    Lost at sea
    Lost at home
    Lost souls searching
    for a better life
    God bless their souls
    ❤ Blessitude
    Lorrie

    Your beautiful soul inspires me and touches me, Sue. Many blessings on this wonderful Sunday ❤

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Aug 23, 2015 @ 17:59:05

      Dear Lorrie..
      Your words bring to life the journey so many souls must face as they risk all having paid perhaps all of their savings to unscrupulous people who make a profit too out of suffering.. Because their lives are so awful..
      Today I watched a news item.. I try not to watch the news as it upsets, but it was about the Hungarian borders are now inundated with immigrants from Syria and Afghanistan.. A Female Dr was interviewed who had also made the journey.. She said that Death was everywhere in Syria… and to risk death in a boat was nothing.. One can not imagine the horrors these families have faced as they made their way out of their country to find refuge..
      Bless you dear Lorrie for Caring and for your heart.. I am honoured you posted your poem here my friend.. Many thanks ❤
      Love to you.. xxx Sue xxx

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      • lorriebowden
        Aug 23, 2015 @ 20:12:59

        Thank you so much, Sue…for everything! I only post what feels right in my heart on any given day. I wrote that poem a while back and I would see it and think that it was important, but it never was the right time on my blog and that is because it matched your energy and it needed your words and caring heart. I didn’t think you would mind…happily I was correct 🙂 The news is so sad…but Sue…I do believe that the light workers of the world will make a difference…I have to believe this!! Much love to you ♡♡♡

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  35. DG MARYOGA
    Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:43:24

    Huge congrats dearest Sue!You touched one of the most horrible and unfair hot issues.I have seen them in the Greek islands and the scenes break my heart … They are thousands … and the situation is getting worse and worse.Where is the humane policy of all Nations and especially the ones in Europe ? I wanted to tweet away your thoughtful post and your emotive poem,but Twitter is not included in the share button app.Please do something about it.Thank you,my precious friend!
    You have my Love & my Respect as ever 🙂 <3, Doda xxx

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Aug 24, 2015 @ 11:53:32

      Dearest Doda.. thank you so much.. You more than most must see your fair share of these poor individuals who have risked everything to find themselves treated so heartlessly..

      There is a Tweet share.. Press the share button and it will open up to other links.. I think 3 others have already tweeted it.. And I thank you so much for thinking to share it..

      Love to you my special friend <3.. Hugs Sue xxxx

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  36. DG MARYOGA
    Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:10:14

    Thank you sweetheart Sue!
    Yes,that’s what I did,but only the g+1,in Share and WP appear – I am really worried about it 😦

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  37. DG MARYOGA
    Aug 24, 2015 @ 12:56:59

    That was it!I don’t really know what you did,probably by resetting the Icons,it worked like updating … Thanks darling Sue!I can know tweet away all of your remarkable work!Here is my Twitter page,just have a look to see your post at the very top 🙂 ❤ xxx

    https://twitter.com/DGMARYOGA

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  38. DG MARYOGA
    Aug 24, 2015 @ 13:02:03

    Hi again my lovely one!
    Do you keep a Twitter account?I find it very practical,time-saving,and very influential … Have a brilliant Monday 🙂 ❤ xxx

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  39. europasicewolf
    Aug 24, 2015 @ 19:43:14

    The sheer numbers can be intimidating and it can spark a sense of invasion and take over. Especially when you hear about the weapons some are using to force lorry drivers at the tunnel to take them. We have nowhere to house them our own are on the streets. Jobs are not easy to come by and our schools and health service are struggling to cope. If they come here what will become of them? Our streets are not paved with gold as many think. They become angry when they see the reality of this country and many turn to crime. There are no easy answers and we are a very small country with limited resources and a limit to what we can offer.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Aug 25, 2015 @ 18:40:24

      I agree Wolfie our streets are not paved in gold.. but the scale now of these immigrants is now escalating beyond anyone’s expectations right the way throughout Europe. And new systems need to be put into place by all countries to cope.. So that these people can be processed..
      There is so much waste in the monies The UK government’s total overseas aid budget last year was £12bn
      And so much waste.. Over £14,000 spent on creating a Game show for Ethiopian TV the aim to teach young people there about British Values??
      More to read about it here on the BBC News reported in June of this year.
      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33266167
      If they diverted some of this kind of wasted funding towards setting up some refuge camps so that people can be processed properly.. It isn’t going to get any better as I see it only worse.
      And I agree Wolfie.. there are NO easy answers at all… So sad.

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  40. valentinelogar
    Aug 25, 2015 @ 11:20:17

    There are no easy answers anymore are there? We struggle with our own humanity, between practical and right. The fine lines drawn how do we reach out to do our best. Oh, wait I know! We start by working for peace.

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  41. Dalo 2013
    Aug 25, 2015 @ 19:21:46

    Sometimes it is important for us to step away from life and think about what we really would do (and action we’d take) to make this world a better place. It is then the answers come easily ~ however, just so difficult to take that step back. Wonderful post…

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Aug 25, 2015 @ 20:34:45

      It is Dalo.. I often put myself in someone else’s shoes, perhaps too often.. But the world is changing so rapidly now.. And these issues are not going to go away or be swept under the fences of some other countries borders.. We ALL of us have to reach deeper inside and find our humanitarian side to help each other..
      Despite those minor few who are set to create fear by their hatred.. We do not see the whys of how these individuals dealing in terror have come to their heartless actions that drive so many to flea their own nations risking everything to do so.
      I along with many more do not know the answers.. But we can no longer keep ignoring these People.. Its only going to get worse if systems are not put in place to help them.
      Many thanks again Dalo for adding your thoughts.. They are very much appreciated.
      Sue x

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  42. dgkaye
    Aug 25, 2015 @ 22:16:45

    Humanity seems to have lost it’s place in this world of war and hatred amongst so many Sue. Kindness definitely has to be revisited in this world! xo 🙂

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  43. belasbrightideas
    Aug 26, 2015 @ 01:33:20

    Yeah, I don’t know what’s with people, I really do not. I’m a fan of opening ALL borders to ALL countries. Let the dust settle where it may, not everybody wants to live in the places one prefers. We need to get over feeling so special – this comparing and excluding has gotten this world in a boatload of trouble. Kindness and compassion are the only way. After all, we are all One, truly. Aloha, Sue.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Aug 28, 2015 @ 10:21:24

      The World is changing now Bela so rapidly.. And in my own opinion within the future we will see Mass Exodus of peoples seeking sanctuary and a better way of life for their families.. Its heart rending to think of the appalling situations many of these families have fled from.. Walking for thousands of miles just to reach a shore line.. Not to mention the atrocities they are running away from.
      Loved your sentence “We need to get over feeling so special” I am in total agreement.. Instead we should be so thankful our own lives are not in such turmoil..
      And will quote you a part of another comment just published here from barczablog when he so rightly reminds us..

      I’m fascinated by the comments, but one thought i didn’t see expressed which seems very pertinent to North Americans, concerns our own history. Other than the aboriginals, aren’t we all refugees, immigrants here? So we run away, and then chauvinistically slam the door on those who follow? i don’t think so. It’s bad enough what we’ve done to the original occupants of this continent, without compounding that sin.

      He goes on to say more.. 🙂 We are ONE in our thoughts Bela.. thank you xx ❤

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      • belasbrightideas
        Aug 28, 2015 @ 19:44:00

        Yes, I have quite often reminded others in the heat of a rant that we are all immigrants from somewhere (save the Aboriginals, what few remain). And trusting that this blending of humans has the potential to unite instead of divide us, though we are in a process of shake-down right now, seems the choice we have the opportunity to embrace. Aloha, Sue. Thanks for the post ❤

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  44. barczablog
    Aug 26, 2015 @ 21:26:48

    I am so glad that for once the comments on a blog are almost 100% positive (i didn’t read every word but didn’t see anything negative). But of course your space is usually positive, Sue, and thank goodness.

    I’m fascinated by the comments, but one thought i didn’t see expressed which seems very pertinent to North Americans, concerns our own history. Other than the aboriginals, aren’t we all refugees, immigrants here? So we run away, and then chauvinistically slam the door on those who follow? i don’t think so. It’s bad enough what we’ve done to the original occupants of this continent, without compounding that sin. This was easier when the new world was a big empty space, and of course when America was the rich refuge paved with gold (or so it seemed to those far away). Those days may be gone.

    But it’s not a matter of one family but thousands upon thousands of families uprooted by conflicts. Will we do the right thing? i hope so.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Aug 28, 2015 @ 10:33:24

      Dear friend.. thank you for this thought provoking comment.. I agree with .. And Did not ‘Great Britain’ raid so many other nations in its gathering of its ‘Empire’ I feel the immigration into the UK now is only Karma back for the times we overran other countries and pressed ourselves upon them ..
      The Native Americans, The Aboriginals both peoples lands taken as settlers took from them to claim of their own.. The Native American Indians knew the land belongs to no one.. but were the caretakers of it.. The streams and rivers of which are now polluted..

      Our meddling in other’s lands are the results now of such displacements of people.. Iraq and Afghanistan.. Our Nations are responsible for setting off a chain of events which have led us to this point in time now..

      I hope also that we all of us stop pointing figures and open hearts to do the right thing.. Blessings and so good to see you here 🙂

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  46. Michael
    Aug 29, 2015 @ 16:05:09

    This one hits home with me. The other night we were caught in a flash flood in Sioux Falls, SD. While we had our own troubles of the event, I found out the police evacuated all customers from a local mall. Two teen age girls were left stranded out in the bitter cold downpour with no where to go to. A woman walked up to them and said, “I would offer for you to get in my car but you are strangers, I’ll give you a blanket to cover yourself”. Mind you this was a downpour like no other, three seconds out there and I was soaked head to toe. I hope the girls did catch pneumonia.

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Aug 29, 2015 @ 16:17:29

      Thank you for reading.. Yes the problem is people are so fearful. they now distrust Everyone. instead of using their common sense, and intuition.. Is it any wonder the world is in the state its in..We are so afraid someone will Take what is ours.. Sad.. Thank you for sharing that story. 🙂

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