I’ve seen my share of . I was in a major earthquake in in 1987, a huge hurricane in in 2004 and now, last week, I was an evacuee from what became the most destructive wildfire in history.

As I write this, well over a thousand firefighters are working on the remaining hot spots in this 10-square mile forest fire that torched 170 mountain homes. Now that the intense firefighting activity is dying down along with the flames, it has given me pause to reflect.I used to say that the best way to protect yourself from the risks of
life is to practice regular meditation so that your intuition is ready,
clear and reliable when you most need answers. I still say that, because
it keeps you out of danger even when danger comes to visit your part of
the world. However, there is something even more important that I would
like to add.

None of my physical belongings were lost in the fire, but there were
people who had to run outside with nothing more than the clothes on
their backs and drive through wind-driven flames to escape with their
lives. Those people lost their homes and virtually all of their physical
possessions. Situations like this really highlight just how fast
tragedy can strike.

Relief, on the other hand, often seems to take way longer than it could.
Relief efforts need to gain momentum in order to be effective and there
always seem to be roadblocks in the way of building the needed
momentum. It is here that you can help make a great difference in how
smoothly such relief efforts roll out, even when you are thousands of
miles away from the disaster zone.

No matter where in the world catastrophe strikes, you can send positive
to change the of the situation so that relief can happen
more smoothly and happen sooner. If you are a spiritual healer, you
already know this. If you are a person who prays for others, you already
know this. If you are a person who creates better realities through the
power of visualization, you already know this. Sending healing energy
to a world in crisis is something that every spiritual person can do.

You can make a difference. You can alleviate suffering. To do so is
entirely in keeping with the style of the New Reality. Service to others
is the key to success in these days and service of a spiritual nature
is the key to rapid and balanced spiritual growth.

Stay tuned for next week’s article on how you can heal the world, make
it a better place, and, at the same time, make rapid advances in your
own spiritual growth.

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Owen Waters is the of Love, Light Laughter: The New Spirituality,
which is available both as a paperback and a downloadable , at: