Meditation for Nova Scotia Mass Shooting Victims During Virtual Vigil (#novascotiashooting)

Nova Scotia, Ca.—Following the tragic mass shootings in Nova Scotia, we are calling for a mass meditation to send love to the victims and their families during the virtual vigil. (#novascotiashooting).

The victims of the Nova Scotia mass shooting include RCMP officer Heidi Stevenson, and the sister of the founder of the Breathing Space Yoga Studio, Lisa McCully.

When Gabriel Wortman shot dead 18 victims, Sunday, it was the worst mass shooting in Canadian history, and the rural community of Portapique, N.S, has been left fighting to make sense of this random act of violence.

Monday morning, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke about the tragedy and announced that a virtual vigil will be held later this week.

“To the grandparents who lost a child, the children who lost a parent, the neighbour who lost a friend. We are so sorry for your loss,” said Trudeau. “Such a tragedy should’ve never occurred. Violence of any kind has no place in Canada. We stand with you, and we grieve with you, and you can count on our governments for support during these incredibly painful times…

“This tragedy is a painful reminder of the risks that all of our first responders take to keep us safe and the sacrifices they make every single day to protect our communities. Paramedics, doctors nurses, firefighters, and police officers — they are always here for us. They have been stepping up through the pandemic and yesterday in Nova Scotia they showed that bravery. I want to take a moment to thank them all for their professionalism and courage. You did what you always do: you ran towards danger without pause, without hesitation. You put your life on the line on behalf of all Canadians. Thank you for your service.”

We are calling for a mass meditation for the Nova Scotia mass shooting victims, to send loving-kindness to the victims and their families, during the virtual vigil.

Trudeau announced that a virtual vigil will be held for the victims of the Nova Scotia mass shooting and their families. The vigil will be held on Friday, April 24th and hosted on the Colchester: Supporting Our Communities  .

I would like to recommend that meditators, including our readers here on THE DAILY MEDITATION, use this time in order to do a meditation to send loving-kindness to the victims and their families.

You may choose to send love how you wish. Below, I have provided details on how to send loving-kindness, if you would like to do this meditation.

Please share love and hope for the victims and their families. Together, we are strong.

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Loving Kindness Meditation For Nova Scotia Mass Shooting Victims And Families (#novascotiashooting)

* The virtual vigil will take place Friday. Please use this meditation then.

  1. Sit quietly, close your eyes, and take ten deep breaths to relax your mind and find inner stillness. Your peacefulness is essential for this meditation to work. Focus on your breathing until you are feeling peaceful inside.
  2. Bring to mind the victims of the shooting (1) and their families.
  3. Imagine sending pure love and healing energy to the victims and their families.
  4. Recite the mantra “May they have peace. May they know that they are loved. May my loving energy be with them now, to help them heal in this challenging time.” Recite this mantra 108 times.
  5. Open your eyes and say, “May they have peace and love.”
  6. Note: This is a simplified script based on the original loving-kindness script, which I have adapted for this occasion.

Together we are strong.

Wishing love and peace to all those who have been touched by the tragedy in Nova Scotia.


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By Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison is a qualified meditation teacher and writer with more than 15 years experience in meditation and mindfulness. He studied meditation in Oxford, UK, and Hamilton Ontario Canada, and earned his degree at Staffordshire University. Paul has helped thousands of people to discover their true potential through mindfulness, yoga and meditation.

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