Where are you reflecting upon 9/11 today? This is where I am. On a rooftop in downtown LA with this one. This is Kelsey J Patel. She is the most magical, loving and inspirational person I’ve ever met. She is a renowned healer, here in Los Angeles. And, she is also someone I am proud to call my dear friend. She will be hosting a 9/11 guided meditation on Periscope (as @KelseyJpatel) at 4 pm PST today to bring some peace and healing to everyone who needs it. Today, Kelsey brought in 2 of the most beautiful crystals – crystals that heal, protect, cleanse & promote love. After our session, I told her I felt compelled to take a picture of her and her Labyrinth’ish matching crystals and dress.
We went outside on her downtown penthouse balcony,and we felt such an energy in regards to 9/11. At that moment, a plane flew overhead. That’s where I am today.
But, where were you on September 11, 2001?
I was in LA, where it felt like a ghost town – like a chapter from Stephen King’s The Stand. There was so much sadness. So much pain. So many prayers. So many lost souls just wandering around. I watched the news come in with my friends Sarah & Ned Brower at our friend Craig Weaver’s apartment.
That night, I went to my new roommate’s boyfriend’s house in Laurel Canyon, where I ended up meeting what would become my band – and my family – for the next four years, Hawkeye. We all listened to my bandmate singing Fire and Rain, and I knew we would never be able to think of that song the same way again.
When I recall that heartbreak of a day, I remember both how empty the world felt and how full my heart was.
I had found my people.
And yet life as we knew it would never be the same.
Many lives would never be the same.
On 9/11, people were brought together forging destinies they never even knew they were meant to have – some destinies being brutally taken away and other destinies being discovered.
Today, as I reflect with @KelseyJpatel, I pray for all of those who lost loved ones on that fateful day.
I pray for those who will never heal. And, I also pray for those who have yet to find their destinies.
But, most of all, I pray for purpose, for patience & for peace.