Sunday, July 19, 2020

Ending The War

There is a Power for Good in the Universe and you get to use it.

     Who believes this? Say I.

There is One Mind, One Power, One Divine Intelligence; call it God, Spirit, Source, Presence, Phil. 
                                                                                             Who believes this? Say I.

Each of us is an individualization of an unlimited, unconditional loving Power – infused with and revealing as a part of that One Mind?
Who believes this? Say I.

Good.   That is the Truth.
The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you discover why.  ~Mark Twain

The Truth... is why you are here. Now, you might say, “Yeah, we get it…what’s new?”

Last week we declared our independence from all kinds of things that get in the way of our prosperity, health, peace of mind, creativity, fun. We signed our Declaration of Independence. This week:

I have let people and objects and activities come toward me and impinge upon me till I have been over-piled and mountain-covered with thoughts. But now I know that I AM at my own Center, authority over and through my universe …. [here] to spread my Original Nature abroad till, from me to the utmost stretches, all is [through] my Divine EGO.  ~Emma Curtis Hopkins, The Radiant I Am

It's time to end the fighting, the hardship, the hunger, the beatings, killings, disease, famine, theft and anger. I want everyone to put down your weapons of outrage, and your ammo of anger and hate. They have done you no good, have not advanced you one iota of peace or serenity; only an abundance of conflict, aggression, fear and pain.

Who understands what I am saying?  Say I.

So I repeat:  

That war I am referring to is the war between yourself and yourself and also that with everyone else.
If man takes his images of thought only from his previous experiences, then he continues in the bondage which those previous experiences create.  If we talk about discord, we shall become more discordant. The more the world arms for war, the more certain it is that there will be war.    ~Ernest Holmes “Science of Mind” 

What arms are you bearing? wars have you been fighting? Is it your family history? some future illness because of your DNA? the not good enough’s? Are you stuck in the must do’s or must be’s? is it something somebody said?

Or maybe it is about your judgments, biases, prejudices. Someone with tattoos or extreme left or right wingers, LGBTQ+ folk or phobias of origin, race, creed or spiritual philosophy?

Anybody recognizing any of this? Say I.

I know we like this stuff to stay hidden, but hidden, the war continues with guilt, shame, illness, anger, disharmony, dysfunction, disappointment, hate and especially the disintegration of spirit. And who really wants that?

We must stop warring with our upbringing, parents, the one who did us wrong, society, history, etc. This is your kick in the pants .... to take off the blinders.

I’m not saying this this world doesn’t have work to do for the climate, the disadvantaged or the mistreated, but when we focus on the wrong or wronging of it, we invite more of it. And I'm not saying to stop protesting, changing laws and changing minds either. I am saying our minds must change, so the anger must end.

I mean no disrespect or judgment to people and organizations fighting for justice, equality and rights, however I say it’s time to take the next step. With so much hate and anger, even on the good side people, we have incarcerated our Love of peace and justice and equality and rights. To shift the paradigms and beliefs of the ignorant and misinformed, we must shift ours first. To shift other’s consciousness, we must shift ours first. We cannot impact individuals who are currently incarcerated by their ignorance and prejudice until we know ours and rid ourselves of them.

How do we bring this to those who experience PTSD and feel trapped by their trauma? releasing our traps and traumas.

How do we turn hate and anger into love, calm, peace? turning ours.

What happens to one part of God in some way happens to all of Its parts - all of us.
All matter originates and exists only by virtue of a force... We must assume behind this force the existence of a conscious and intelligent Mind. This Mind is the matrix of all matter.  ~Max Planck, Physicist, founder of the quantum theory – 1940’s

This force is Love. It is an energy that is palpable and has proven efficacious.

Stop the War and Come Home
If one guy with a bullet could change the world in the school depository in Dallas or a hotel in Los Angeles or Memphis;  how much more could one person with an idea, the right idea change the world. Today, this day, the world will change forever, not because of the clash of armies, not in the currency of bomb blasts or body counts, but through the proper application of the only force that matters, the only power that even God respects - the Truth.  ~J. Michael Stracynski, “Jeremiah” 

Love is that Truth. When we be at what we love, not what we hate, it’s a powerful mindset of progression vs. digression. 
When the law of circulation is retarded, stagnation results. ~Ernest Holmes
The Law of circulation mandates that we get what we give, so let’s give love, not hate; and peace instead of anger.

Maya Angelou suffered a life of torment and darkness, enduring intense physical and emotional abuse by a family member that nearly stole her voice forever, becoming mute for nearly five years. But with the help of a family friend, Angelou found her own voice again. Introduced to Dickens, Shakespeare, Poe and others they influenced her personal and professional philosophies, propelling her to become a conduit of love – because one person raised her up. 

Gregory Boyle is a Jesuit who has worked to counter gang activity for more than 30 years. His Homeboy Industries, has directed hundreds away from gangs and into productive lives by providing employment, tattoo removal, counseling and love to at-risk youth in L. A.  Often, individuals bearing full-facial tattoos come to him, and while it would be easy for Father Boyle to assess them based upon appearances, he sees only God and works to successfully restore their dignity, inspiring many to do the same for their peers. 
And whoever saves a life, it is as though he had saved all mankind.  ~Qur’an 5:32
Too many people are consumed by suffering. In prisons and detention centers; as soldiers and single moms, black, brown, sad, angry or overwhelmed, we can only truly enjoy our freedom by spreading it around.

There is no freedom in anger, only bondage. Focusing on love, is what is needed. Volunteer. Teach. Lead by example, smile at strangers, hold a door open, deliver food, carry a sign, put a sign in the window, and write a law, but speak your loving word and insist on equality, education, justice. Not because you hate what’s going on, but because you love what’s right, what’s just and what’s equal.

Thou shalt Love thy neighbor as thyself.  ~Leviticus 19:18

Our first step will be the ho’oponopono.
I’m sorry
 please forgive me
Thank you
I love you
Forgiveness to self and others is the first and most powerful step in ending the war. It's also important to remember that ending the war is not about fault - it's about movement. It is not about who’s right or wrong - it’s about loving what is True and living that Truth.
If you knew the secret of Life you too would choose no other companion, but Love.  ~Rumi
Let's say the ho'oponono again:

This powerful Hawaiian healing practice is one of reconciliation and forgiveness for both ourselves and the world around us. To harbor resentment against others pretty much only hurts the person who refuses to forgive. By using this practice, you are purifying one's soul by releasing bad memories or feelings, it frees the mind from the negative whirlwind trap of hate, anger, resentment, disappointment...even fear. Being pono = being in perfect balance with all of life.

Let us be the way-showers and sign a peace treaty between ourselves and ourselves and all the rest of those around us. Here's the prayer again:

Congratulations….it is Victory Day. Witness the rebuilding of the society we prayed for and see us all thriving in peace, blessed in and forever!

My connection and communion with Spirit is powerfully inspiring, loving and liberating. 
I am joyously receptive to the next step on my spiritual pathway. 
Right now, today and forevermore, I activate, actuate, consecrate, celebrate, demonstrate, elevate, instigate, percolate, radiate, saturate and continually validate my life by using this connection to bust through, soar and zoom into my greatest adventures.

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