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“Stop trying to calm the storm. Calm yourself, the storm will pass.” – Gautama Buddha


Today, April the 15th, is an emotional day. It is the anniversary of the day back in 1989 that 96 men, women and children, supporters of Liverpool FC, attended a football match but never made it back home to their loved ones.

The reasons why this happened are now a matter of irrevocable fact; their names, and those of the survivors, were comprehensively cleared in 2016, following the longest inquest in British legal history. How we reached that point is also a matter of historical record; through determination and dignity, through inspiration and integrity, the families, the survivors and countless supporters persevered in ensuring that the truth of that day would be heard. It took us 27 years.

At last, the world heard the victims were neither at fault nor ​were their deaths “accidental”, as the initial inquests concluded. Thankfully, the new ​jury’s verdict ​was of “unlawfully killed” and that supporters’ behaviour had played “no part” in the 96 deaths. 

Today we pause for some time to reflect upon the lives that have been impacted by the events of April 15th, 1989. We reflect too upon the anthem of the club that the 96 who died, the survivors, their friends and families follow, which includes the poetic line, “At the end of the storm, there’s a golden sky and the sweet silver song of the lark.” 

It reminds us all that, eventually, storms do end – and by remaining centred within ourselves, we can weather them all, no matter how long it takes. For some the storm has passed – but for many, the wind and rain continue, with many lives still impacted – the energy of that storm still being channelled through a calm centre of determination to reach inner and outer peace.

When that storm finally does pass, we will all be there together, steadfast, resolute, integrity and hearts intact, knowing that we never walked alone and we will never walk alone and we will continue through all adversity. We will climb that hill in our own calm way. 

Today then, all of us at Karmic Realms News extend our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to anyone and everyone affected by the Hillsborough Football Disaster of April 15th, 1989. We honour the courage and resolve of all those who remained steadfastly focused on the truth of the events of that tragic day. We remember those who did not make it home. 

Whom do you know today who has endured a storm and needs your support? Who in your life needs that helping hand to keep them centred, to know the storm will eventually pass? Reach out to them, let them know you are there and, if needed, be that calm centre for them.

 Love & Light
Jim Sharman




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