Stamford, CT, September 09, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Few events have shaken us heart and soul like the tragedies that occurred out of the blue on September 11, 2001. It was a beautiful day, a perfect ten by anyone’s standards for the weather. School was back in session, vacations were packaged in photo albums and memories, and a nation headed off to work. Then the unthinkable happened, catching the world off guard.
For the spiritually inclined, however, the morning started off with the restlessness that had veiled every day of the preceding weeks. In his book, And Then There Was Heaven: A Journey of Hope and Love, inspirational author Roland Comtois recalled that many people were edgy and frustrated, but none could articulate where those feelings were coming from.
“Those of us who work in the spiritual realm braced ourselves as the unsettledness increased,” said Roland, who said that the news of the tragedy struck hard and fast once the events occurred. “We held prayer vigils all day and into the night, gathering together in healing circles to help one another cope with such tremendous loss of life and comfort.”
In the days, weeks and months that followed Roland ministered to his clients, sharing comfort and hope as best he could.
“We came together to act as a conduit of loving energy to those in deep grief and pain. We prayed, meditated, cried, and collectively supported humanity. In our small group hands reached for each other, we became one circle of light, bound by compassion like never before. I believe that when we hold positive energy and channel beautiful thoughts, when we pray and meditate, we send an invisible frequency of energy, and somehow, whether conscious of it or not, the recipient is loved.”
Roland explains that grief is a process and that there are certain things people can do to help them get through the pain.
“Stand as tall as you can even when your body resists,” he advises.
“Remember that loss is a physical experience, as it is emotional. Your body will ache. Your spirit will ache. Be kind to yourself. Rest as much as you can. Remember your inner strength. It’s there and always has been there. Rely on yourself and your inner connection to faith. Call out for help, let someone in, and seek guidance if your sadness overwhelms you. If you need to scream out, scream out with a friend. Cry on someone’s shoulders. Let them know how sad you really are. You don’t have to battle this alone. Don’t hold it in. Cry and cry, and cry some more. If someone wants to hold or hug you, let it happen. You are worthy to receive such a loving invitation.”
“Finally,” he says, “do what you can to remember the joy, remember the memories and always remember the love. For this will make your heart smile.”
In honor of the victims of 9/11, Roland has held remembrances each year on the anniversary of the event in Rhode Island and Maryland. This year he will mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11 in Stamford, Connecticut with a special 2-hour candlelight vigil and remembrance at the Stamford Plaza Hotel, 2701 Summer Street, from 7:30 to 9:30 PM. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information, visit www.blessingsbyroland.com or call 401.647.4446.
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About Roland Comtois
A sought-after TV and radio personality, channel and best-selling lecturer whose personal appearances and "Channeled Messages for the Soul" presentations take him throughout the United States and Europe, Roland has earned a devoted following among tens of thousands of clients from all over the world, of all ages and from all walks of life who regularly seek his spiritual counsel during readings, holistic healing sessions, special events, group workshops and book signings. Roland published his first book, And Then There Was Heaven, A Journey of Hope and Love, with Chalice Communications, released in June, 2009, and is working on his second book, The Purple Papers, documenting the stories behind his amazing purple paper messages. Visit www.blessingsbyroland.com for more information and a schedule of events.