Let’s pray for this family today; so that they may quickly move through the phase of mourning and begin to celebrate her life. The important thing is to not associate tragedy with this person; but instead to cherish her memory, the impact she made upon this world and all that she has contributed.
If my life were to abruptly end I would ask that my loved ones to remember me for who I am; not for how I left this sphere. Rejoice when thinking of loved ones passed away; you need not feel remorse over their departure. They live through us in our memories. Death isn’t the ending of life; but instead the beginning of a new journey. A wondrous and magical one.
I would like to share a poem from the movie Astral City:
“Life doesn’t cease and death is a dark game of illusions.
Closing the body’s eyes doesn’t decide our destinies.
One must navigate in one’s own drama or comedy until…
One has crossed all the paths of spiritual evolution…
only then will one find the waters of the divine ocean.
An existence is an act. A body, a garment. A century, a day.
And death… Death is the breath of renewal.
But I’m not going to suffer with the idea of eternity.
It’s always possible to start over,
now the holy voice speaking in the sanctuary of my soul…
is filled with forgiveness and love.
My heart goes out to Justine’s family and I wish them the best in moving forward.
Source: The Event Chronicle
By Erin Elizabeth
On Saturday night, Dr. Justine Damond, 40, a well known Australian healer, cancer researcher and trained veterinarian surgeon from Sydney, was shot 3 times by police from their car with a rolled down window (some say right through the door) while standing outside at her own home in her pajamas. The police were there because she had just called 911 to report a disturbance she heard in the alley way out back. The alley was WELL LIT with a combination of lights from neighbors’ garages and city lighting so she could be seen clearly, say residents.
The officer involved in the shooting, Mohammed Noor, who was 31 and on the force since 2015, extended his condolences to the family in a statement through his attorney. “Noor came to the United States at a young age and is thankful to have had so many opportunities”, attorney Thomas Plunkett said. (Odd statement after he killed someone)
At the time of the shooting, which happened in the city’s Fulton neighborhood, her fiance (who she was planning to marry in August) was out of town.
The mayor has said the incident made her “heartsick.”
Quotes from people who were troubled by the killing:1
“Absolutely (she made a difference to a lot of lives), especially ours. We have had a joyous relationship with her up until now.”
“(We will remember her for) her energy, her intelligence and the joy she brought to our lives.”
“I am happy to have known Justine and her untimely, tragic death is a reminder to live life fully, love deeply, and take risks to love as we are not promised tomorrow.”
Originally trained as a veterinarian, Justine also studied and practiced yoga and meditation for over 17 years, was a qualified yoga instructor, and a personal health and life coach. 2
On LinkedIn, the former veterinarian defined herself as “A Speaker, Coach & Consultant for Neuroscience & Meditation Based Change Initiatives.” 3
Her interest in supporting people to heal and transform themselves developed after she saw family members suffer greatly from depression, alcoholism, and cancer. And so, after losing much of her family to cancer, she spent many years on a personal investigative journey to discover how habits and disease develop.4
The police who arrived (including the one who shot her) had their cameras turned off. Political leaders are asking why.
“Two officers responded to a 911 call about a possible assault in the alley off of West 51st Street between Washburn and Xerxes avenues around 11.30pm, according to a statement released Sunday by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.” 5
The local community has been upset by the incident, and rightfully so. We are so sorry for the family’s loss and hope the investigation will wrap up soon so that they may have closure.
We’ve lost so many holistic healers and doctors in just two short years. (Read about that by clicking here. We will update shortly.)
Erin Elizabeth is a long time activist with a passion for the healing arts, working in that arena for a quarter century. Her site HealthNutNews.com is less than 2 years old but has already cracked the top 20 Natural Health sites worldwide. She is an author, public speaker, and has recently done some TV and film programs for some of her original work which have attracted international media coverage. You can get Erin’s free e-book here and also watch a short documentary on how she overcame vaccine injuries, Lyme disease, significant weight gain, and more. Follow Erin on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.