The team and I, here at Tantric Soul, are deeply saddened by the recent news of the terrorist attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, USA, in which 49 people lost their lives and many more were injured.
We know that scores of our clients from all walks of life and of all sexual orientations will share our deep sadness and sense of loss at this terrible tragedy.
As the dust settles and commentators of all political stripes pile in to give us their take on the horrific incident, we prefer to turn our gaze towards the signs of hope, such as the vigils around the world, commemorating the dead and showing solidarity towards the injured. We keep the bereaved partners and families in our thoughts and hold fast to the belief that love overcomes all obstacles. Hate will not win out.
At Tantric Soul, we have always embraced the differences between one person and the next. It is not only for our similarities that we should love one another. In fact, so often it is by celebrating and honouring our differences that, ironically, we end up finding common ground. We believe in complete freedom, including sexual freedom, and universal human rights.
Today, we extend our hands across the Atlantic to offer comfort and succour to those in need. Despite this unthinkable occurrence, much of the world is changing for the better. Huge strides are being made in the West as equal marriage takes hold and spreads from country to country, leaving joy and contentment in its wake. The judgmental and censorious attitudes of our grandparents’ generation are dying an unmourned death.
As more details emerge, pointing towards the possibility that the mass-murderer was schooled in homophobia and hate during his upbringing, we believe it is more important than ever that we do whatever is possible to ensure that subsequent generations are not nurtured in such an ignorant and dogmatic fashion. We can all start today. From the smallest act of kindness to an encourage word or a loving touch, every positive step begets another. We all generate ripples with every single thing we do and say. Even our thoughts, if kept on a loving plane, can generate outward vibrations of positivity.
Hate, wherever it arises, should be challenged. When we hear a violent and/or bigoted opinion, it is up to us to voice our disagreement, to educate, to inform with love. We hope you will join us in trying to think, act, say and do from a place of love and acceptance. It may be a cliché but it bears repeating – we must be the change we wish to see in the world.