The Las Vegas Shooting, Murderous Rampages, and Their Motives

On June 12, 2016, our country endured a terrible terrorist rampage by a lone gunman at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, where 49 innocent people were killed. Fifteen months later, on October 1, 2017, it happened yet again on our soil when another lone gunman perched from a 32nd floor window at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas and opened fire onto a large crowd of concertgoers at the Route 91 Harvest music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. When all was said and done after the gunman’s life was extinguished, another 58 harmless individuals had lost their lives, leaving our country with the ongoing question of the motive behind these murderous rampages?

Some argue that it all comes down to gun control, while others say it’s because of how the media continues to glorify it with 24/7 coverage. Then there are those who say it’s because of all the escalating violence in video games. Some claim it’s related to childhood abuse. And then there are even those who claim it’s due to the lack of social connection that people have nowadays, as far too many are withdrawing their lives into technology instead of each other.

Personally, I don’t think it’s any of the above and what I’m about to say is something that I’m sure plenty are just going to roll their eyes to. But, with me being a spiritualist and one who is inclined to believe that there are dark energies at work on our planet, ones that most can’t see with their eyes, I have begun to wonder if many of these murderous rampages are because of them.

I have always believed in both angels and demons. Or if you prefer, good spirits and bad spirits. While I have never seen the existence of either yet (as far as I know), I have read many books about them and have also connected with a number of individuals over the years who have witnessed both. And what I’ve learned from them is how easy it is for the dark spirits to attach themselves to individuals who regularly engage in low vibrational behaviors.

People are probably going to think I’m crazy for admitting this, but when I used to engage in sexual addiction behaviors years ago, I actually felt constantly drained and often had many desires that I felt weren’t even coming from me. Then one day I had a random woman approach me and say I had a dark entity attached to me that needed to be removed. I was pretty freaked out to say the least. She introduced me to someone not too long after that who was gifted in removing such entities and once that person did (for free), I felt a whole lot lighter in life.

With this latest shooter from Las Vegas, it is now known that he too was involved in addiction-like behavior, that being gambling. And I have never known an addict of any kind to only succumb to one addiction. Usually there are others closely tied to a main one. So, could it be possible that through his addiction behaviors, that some dark entity was able to attach itself to him and lead him to do the tragic act he did?

This is all pure speculation of course, but it is said in many of the books I’ve read and from those spiritualists I’ve connected with, that when an entity attaches itself to someone, it can’t force them to do anything, but it can repeatedly whisper and prod them into doing what it does want, almost making it feel like it’s a desire coming from deep within.

In my case, when I relapsed back into my sexual addiction a few years after the first entity got removed, I frequently started getting urges beyond anything I had ever experienced before, ones where I regularly felt a huge need to go hook up with someone. Many would say that’s just the nature of an addiction, which I might normally agree with, but after I got the second entity removed, those severely strong urges totally disappeared and I found an immediate desire to leave the addictive relationship I was in at the time, one that I never had enough strength to leave prior.

I know what I’m proposing here might sound totally preposterous, but my point in writing today’s article was simply to raise an awareness that maybe the motive behind some of these terrible gun-based tragedies is actually tied to dark forces at work on our planet? Maybe the real motive isn’t due to the ease of getting guns, or due to media glorification of the tragedies, or due to the amount of violent video games played, or due to childhood abuse issues, or even due to the lack of social interaction? What if instead it really is due to dark forces at work that somehow find ways to attach themselves to individuals that eventually drive them to do an insane behavior like shoot into a crowd of innocent people?

Regardless of whether there’s any truth to this or not, seeing that I’m not sure it can ever be proven, I’m just grateful God has freed me from engaging in all toxic addictions where anything dark or ominous could potentially attach itself to me again. Because the last thing I would ever want in this life is to find myself with an overwhelming and insane urge to suddenly pick up a gun and harm or kill anyone…

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson

Thought For The Day

“People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

AND

“I define power by having the confidence to make my own decisions and not be swayed by other people.” (Adele)

Peace, love, light, and joy,

Andrew Arthur Dawson

Why We Should Never Solely Base Our Decision To See A Movie On Critic’s Reviews…

Do movie critics ever sway your decision to go see a movie in the theater? And do you pay attention to things like the Rotten Tomatoes score, which is a percentage rating of all the critic’s reviews for each film? Or are you someone who sees a movie regardless of whether it has positive or negative reviews, simply because it interests you?

I ask these questions because I’ve noticed over the past year, I’ve gone to a number of movies that were poorly reviewed by plenty of critics, yet I still thoroughly enjoyed them. Movies such as “Collateral Beauty”, “A Dog’s Purpose”, “Ghost In The Shell”, “King Arthur”, and “Everything, Everything” to name a few. Personally, I don’t like reading critic’s reviews of films for this very reason, as I don’t want to become biased by their opinion, even when the majority of them may be saying the same thing.

Watching movies is like viewing a piece of art. It moves a person individually in a unique way because of where they are at in life and what they’ve gone through. Take “Collateral Beauty” for example. It was loathed by the majority of critics in this country, each claiming it was far too unbelievable. Me, on the other hand, went into the movie with no expectations and emerged several hours lately spiritually charged and feeling quite uplifted. Why so many critics didn’t like it, I have no idea. But my point is that if I had listened to all those negative reviews or based my decision on its Rotten Tomatoes score, which in this case was a measly 14% (meaning 86% of the critics in this country hated it), I probably wouldn’t have gone to the theater and never known how much it would have touched my soul.

Another case in point is with a film I just went to the other day, that being the 2017 remake of “Flatliners”. It actually received a dreadful score of 4% on Rotten Tomatoes (meaning 96% of critics shunned it), yet I was determined to see it anyway because of my great love of the original. And you know what, I absolutely adored it. I appreciate the director’s take on the update, as much as I did the original. I also liked the younger cast of actors and actresses and I treasured its underlying message on forgiveness, one that moved me so much that I cried by the end of it, because so often in my life my ego refused to forgive both myself and others, the result of which made me greatly suffer on my spiritual journey.

Thus, my point is this. If we always base our life’s decisions on what other people say, we may miss out on beautiful opportunities for our Higher Guidance to show up in our lives and bless us in ways we might never expect. Movies truly are like art and appreciation for them can vary greatly from one person to the next. Just because the majority of critics despise a film doesn’t mean you will too. So, my suggestion is this. When you find your spirit perk up while watching a preview of it or reading a promotion about it, go see it when it comes out, even if the majority of critics say to avoid it. You might just discover a diamond in the rough in the process and a greater connection to your Higher Self as well. And wouldn’t that alone be worth it on your spiritual journey in life?

Peace, love, light, and joy,
Andrew Arthur Dawson