I have listened to the news, followed
the flood of emails from my lists, read the newspaper
and am most disturbed by what is missing. Something
that I believe is primary is missing in most of them.
Being a woman of faith, I believe that each person
who lost human life continues to exist and will forever
exist in the hearts and minds of their loved ones.
I know that when love is real it is never lost and
in the center of this devastation, the truth of forever
will ultimately be found. That in no way diminishes
the human pain, and I hold a sacred space of compassion
for those who are called upon to find their way to
this truth now, all who have lost loved ones in a senseless
war or disease.
I am more disturbed by the fact that we all have first
hand knowledge, to one degree or another, about the
end result of hated, division, fear and separation.
I have felt it. Someone recently backed into my car
at a local restaurant, did $4000.00 worth of damage
and then left with no note. But I am certainly not
alone. We have all felt it. Someone keys your car or
breaks into your home. Someone cuts you off recklessly
in traffic. Someone in the family starts a hate trail
of malicious comments or criticisms. Someone in your
community starts a rumor that causes friends to leave
you. It’s men against women. It’s old against
the young. It’s straight against gay. It’s
petite against large. It’s us against the government
or the government against another country. But the
truth is, that it’s all actually us against our
selves. Dr. Davis Hawkins, who wrote Power VS Force,
says that approximately 2% of the people in our world
are causing 98% of the problems. So what are the rest
of us doing about that?
People who are not yet awake project or embody low
frequency emotions and actions like despising, misery,
shame, humiliation, vindictive, guilt, blame, destruction,
punitive, frightening, fearful, denying, withdrawal,
vengeful, antagonistic, angry, aggressive, indifferent,
demanding, prideful, scornful, inflated or egotistical.
If you take a look at this list it’s easy to
see that every one of these emotions is fear based.
People who act in unloving ways are always motivated
by fear. Big bullies are always little people who feel
insecure inside. That’s why they feel the need
to puff up in the first place.
How is it that many of us still do not yet see that the lesson for us individually
is to get the hated, fear, division and separation out of our own hearts? How
can we hold hatred and yet oppose it? How can we separate and cry out for unity?
How can we oppress while asking to be free? How is it possible that we do not
yet know that if we are so much as thinking a single violent thought, we have
added to the violence and the potential for further violence in our universe?
It’s time to wake up and stop blaming them and start being personally accountable
for what we put into the consciousness of this planet, into our community, into
our relationships and into our own bodies and minds.
Want to see the powerful truth in all of this? Ask a friend to work with you.
Hold your arm straight out away from the side of your body as if you are making
a turn signal. Now ask your friend to see how much strength you have by attempting
to push your arm down as you push up. No doubt you’ll be pretty solid.
Then ask your friend to do the same test as you hold a hateful thought in mind.
You will find that your whole body is weakened and you cannot hold your arm out
from your side. Now ask your friend to do this same test while you hold a loving
thought that is unifying. Your strength returns. Fear weakens and love strengthens.
It’s very simple. Imagine what your body is contending with if you are
holding fear and hated most of the time.
A world event takes place when any one of us becomes willing to do our own soul
work. Let that begin with me. Let that begin with you. Now.