Meditation Focus #169
Rising Up To Be All That We Can Be
What follows is the 169th Meditation Focus suggested for the next 3 weeks beginning Sunday, April 8, 2007.
RISING UP TO BE ALL THAT WE CAN BE
2. Meditation times
3. More information related to this Meditation Focus
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Also recommended to your attention...
The Moment of Truth Series #8: Global Reality Checks (March 21, 2007) http://www.earthrainbownetwork.com/Archives2007/MomentTruth8.htm
Defeating the U.S. War Plans Series #23: Déjà vu! (March 31, 2007)
Once again, we are collectively faced with seemingly insurmountable odds as threats of all sorts hang over our immediate and long-term future. Life as we know it, based on ever growing demands on the Earth's limited capacities to provide for the well-being of all, is definitely in jeopardy, and new ways of living, new values and new priorities need to be sought, defined, widely adopted and practiced for a New Earth to rise and for a New Human Experience to manifest. Amidst these urgent needs for a complete reappraisal of our Way of Life, so that all may live and prosper in harmony with the Web of Life and Love on Earth and beyond, some residual but still relatively well entrenched forces continue to wreak havoc through reckless military adventurism and overarching empire-building delusional dreams. Their influence and clout is waning and much of the world has now realized that peace is the only way ahead towards a brighter future. Soon, events now in progress will bring to the fore new ways for humanity to assert its unflinching will for peace, a peace that comes not from the barrel of a gun but from the bottom of our hearts, and the belligerent ones will be forced to resign and give way to more enlightened leadership that will better reflect the awakening heart of humanity.
Yet for this to take place on the grand scale that is necessary for new pathways to our common future to open up, each individual holder of the Flame of Life and Peace of Earth still has to reach ever higher towards the epitome of their quintessential divine nature to touch the Source of All hidden deep within their Spirit loins, impregnate their whole Self with its luminescent Love Force and RISE UP, permanently freed from the yoke of illusory self-limitations, to fully express their Christed Divine Self and manifest their ultimate destiny. The path ahead may seem obscured and lost in a maze of conflicting demands on our soul's inner strength, and some may despair to ever be able to make it into higher awareness and deeper knowledge of their infinite Self, and, in truth, the only way to know that, ultimately, all is in divine order, is to have faithnot a faith that believes to mask the ignorance of the faithful, but a Faith that Knows from experience and inner resonance with All That Is which is the right Way ahead and where is the Golden Path of Love... And in response to such an inalterable Faith will rise a Light that will guide, like a divine homing beacon, all those who will no longer walk in the dark.
As we are joining in a globally synchronized communion of souls with countless other beings this Sunday and the following two Sundays, let us express from the bottom of our soul our absolute trust in God's guidance, let us willingly affirm for all to sense that we have within each of us the collective wisdom that will see us all through the tribulations of this era into a new Golden Age of Love, Peace and Harmony, and let us seek the assistance of our invisible guides to open the doors and pave the way ahead so we may all succeed in bringing about True World Peace, Global Love for all, and Perfect Harmony within and without, and in Being all that we can Be, for the Highest Good of All.
This whole Meditation Focus has been archived for your convenience at
"The soul that embodied as Jesus and other major messengers of God throughout the universe has not reincarnated anywhere on Earth, but the Christed energy that is the LOVE/LIGHT essence of that soul is there in such abundance that it is indeed tangible!"
Matthew -- Taken from his latest message archived at http://www.matthewbooks.com/mm/anmviewer.asp?a=74&z=2
2. MEDITATION TIMES
i) Global Meditation Day: Sunday at 16:00 Universal Time (GMT) or at noon local time. Suggested duration: 30 minutes. Please dedicate the last few minutes of your Sunday meditation to the healing of the Earth as a whole. See the Earth as healthy and vibrant with life, and experience the healing of all relations as we awaken globally to the sacredness of all Life and to our underlying unity with All That Is.
ii) Golden Moment of At-Onement: Daily, at the top of any hour, or whenever it better suits you.
NOTE THAT SEVERAL MEDITATION TIMES BELOW CURRENTLY CORRESPOND TO DAYLIGHT SAVING TIMES
These times below correspond to 16:00 Universal Time/GMT:
Honolulu 6:00 AM -- Anchorage * 8:00 AM -- Los Angeles * 9:00 AM -- Mexico City, San Salvador & Denver * 10:00 AM -- Houston * & Chicago * 11:00 AM -- Santo Domingo, La Paz, Caracas, New York *, Toronto *. Montreal *, Asuncion & Santiago 12:00 AM -- Halifax *, Rio de Janeiro & Montevideo 1:00 PM -- Reykjavik & Casablanca 4 PM -- Lagos, Algiers, London *, Dublin * & Lisbon * 4:00 PM -- Jerusalem, Johannesburg, Geneva *, Rome *, Berlin *, Paris * & Madrid * 6:00 PM -- Ankara *, Athens *, Helsinki * & Istanbul * & Nairobi 7:00 PM -- Baghdad *, Moscow * 8:00 PM -- Tehran * 8:30 PM -- Islamabad 9:00 PM -- Calcutta & New Delhi 9:30 PM -- Dhaka 10:00 PM -- Rangoon 10:30 PM -- Hanoi, Bangkok & Jakarta 11:00 PM -- Hong Kong, Beijing & Kuala Lumpur +12:00 PM -- Perth, Seoul & Tokyo +1:00 AM -- Brisbane, Canberra & Melbourne +2:00 AM -- Wellington +4:00 AM
+ means the place is one day ahead of Universal Time/Greenwich Mean Time.
* means the place is observing daylight saving time (DST) at the moment.
You may also check at http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?day=08&month=04&year=2007&hour=16&min=0&sec=0&p1=0 to find your corresponding local time if a nearby city is not listed above.
3. MORE INFORMATION RELATED TO THIS MEDITATION FOCUS
This complement of information may help you to better understand the various aspects pertaining to the summary description of the subject of this Meditation Focus.
1) Message from St. Germain
2) Aries Festival of the Risen One
3) The Christ in You - the Hope of Glory! Service to the Spirit in All Life
4) The "Second Coming" Occurs Inside of You!
5) Preemptive Peace: A Living "Prayer" for Mutually Assured Survival
Aries Radiant Life Global Meditation
Celebrating the Aries Full Moon Festival ~ Easter -- The Festival of the Risen One ~ The Cosmic Christ
Global Love Day on May 1, 2007
The vision held within this day is perhaps best shared in the following statements which are also a part of our flyer and often incorporated in the proclamations which can all be viewed on this site. "We are one humanity on this planet. All life is interconnected and interdependent. All share in the Universal bond of love. Love begins with self acceptance and forgiveness. With tolerance and compassion we embrace diversity. Together we make a difference through love." Global Love Day is a symbol of the potential within each of us to manifest this vision as a living example of these words. We celebrate our oneness of humanity as we have traveled long and hard to understand and embody this awareness in our every day lives.
The Wesak Festival
In 2007 the Festival of the Wesak full moon in Taurus occurs on Wednesday, May 2 at 3:09 am PDT
The Legend of The Wesak: http://www.souledout.org/wesak/wesaklegend2.html
The Life of Buddha: http://www.souledout.org/wesak/storybuddha.html
(...) After his death, Buddha's remains were cremated, as became the Buddhist tradition. The passing away, or the final nirvana, of the Buddha occurred in 483 BC on a full moon day in the month of May, known in the Indian calendar as Wesak.
Message from St. Germain 04-April-2007
Soon there will be the traditional remembrance of the occasion when the greatest Teacher in your time, came to Earth to leave his energy so that from his short spell of ministry his words would reverberate through all eternity. There have been other teachers, but not one who came with such a simple message of Love. Jesus lived his life as he preached it, and when he was challenged he eagerly told of his Oneness and his love for all life. He showed what was possible by following in his footsteps, and many have since emulated his words and actions.
You will find that most of the great Teachers leave Earth after a comparatively short time, as it serves no purpose for them to remain after their missions are completed. They may come many times to renew contact, and their principal teaching will be at a critical time in Mankinds evolution. Jesus incarnated at a time when Man had totally lost his way, and was worshipping false Gods, who had set a path to complete destruction. The negative energies were rampant and dealt a great blow to your evolution.
The energies that were brought to Earth, were to bring about the first stirring of an awakening in Mans consciousness. It helped to stem the decline, and the first seeds were planted that would grow and bring about a balancing of the dual energies. However, due to the degree of negative energies that had been grounded upon Earth, an immense cleansing was required to return Mankind to the Path of Light. The outworking of many negative actions set in motion during earlier periods could not be circumvented except that the many souls, who had become tainted by them cleared their creations through Karma.
Dear Ones, you have always known that Karma was a way out of the lower energies, and through it so many have risen up. It has taken many, many lifetimes to reach the stage of illumination that allows for such a happening. Consequently, all souls have willingly taken part in the playing out of many evolutionary stages, which have brought you back onto your real path of enlightenment. You have all to some degree created the very situations that are now laid before you for a final cleansing. As we see you in all of your greatness we accord no guilt upon anyone, and reflect on the fact that you accepted your experiences based on a freewill choice.
What we do as we support you on your journey back to the Light, is to ensure that the Light and dark are delicately balanced, as otherwise you could have already destroyed yourselves. Rest assured that the Creator has already decreed that this shall not be so, although it happened eons of time ago. The Creator has willed that this shall be the end of duality for you in this cycle of experience, and it is to end in the stepping up through the process of Ascension. The Creator has never withdrawn his promise to you, that at the end of this period of evolution you be lifted up again. However, the higher dimensions are subject to the Laws of Attraction and you must first prepare yourselves for such a change.
Hence, for some time now you have been told of the way forward, and how you may step onto the path of upliftment. Gradually the vibration of Earth has risen through the presence and work of the Lightworkers, and at the same time they have taught others the way. At different stages which have of late been speeded up, even more souls of Light have come to Earth to ensure there is no falling back. You have in very recent times heard of the Crystal and Indigo children, who are already showing you the new potential that lies latent in so many of you. You should know already if you are one such Being, and an important role is to be played by them in the immediate future.
So many of you came especially to help lift others up, so that all would have an equal opportunity to move back into the Light. There are all types of souls present and some are those who have consistently taken lives upon Earth. Whereas, there are also many who have had attachments to Earth, and have already moved onwards and come back for this unique time in your evolution. They come from planets within your Solar System, but many also hail from others that are largely part of your Constellation. Like you, they are all souls that were breathed out by the Creator and also on their path back home.
Forget the outer appearances and feel their love for you, and you will soon lose any fear you may feel. In time you will also be visited by Beings who come from the pure Light Realms, and they will enfold you with their brilliant emanations of Love and Light. Angels will reveal themselves in all of their glory, as gentle Beings of great power and love for all life. Mankind has often seen them revealed in their majesty and they stand at the throne of God.
The future promises so much for you, and we would wish that more of you would understand the importance of the breaking your ties with the past. Some still fear to let go, and humans are very prone to hold fast to what they are familiar with already. There are two important reasons that will help if allowed to take a place in your understanding. One is that life is Infinite and you are not therefore your body, and secondly that you cannot stand still in your evolution and it will change regardless of your desires.
You are already committed to a greater plan that will inevitably see you rise up. Ascension on the scale it is presented to you is a once in a cycle opportunity and every help comes with it. So many souls from all walks of life have chosen to be with you, and they work quietly away at their chosen tasks. No one will be able to truthfully claim that they never had a chance to learn of the meaning of the end-times.
Time is getting shorter, but still efforts are taking place to reach as many people as possible before a separation is inevitable. Indeed, as soon as the necessary Governmental changes have taken place, and spiritual and moral values returned along with your sovereignty, a greater truth will be revealed. It will allow people to see the purpose of the changes, and open their eyes. The knowing will help the unknowing, and their Love will accompany their every word.
There is nothing you cannot be when you set your mind to it. Aim for the highest expression of yourself that you can imagine. Become as the Master who walked the Earth over 2000 years ago. Be Love in all you do and say.
Thank you St.Germain.
Aries Festival of the Risen One
The great cycle of the three major Spiritual Festivals begins yet again each spring. Our work here, now will help create the radiant way for humanity's resurrection into the life more abundant, and fully onto the spiritual path.
Indeed, mythology all the way from ancient Egypt to the present time speaks of resurrection at the time of the Aries Full Moon.
This Aries Full Moon is associated in western civilization with the Christs resurrection from the Cross. We can transpose this symbolism into the broader scope of resurrection as it refers to the return to an original state, by rising. The challenge is to be the Risen One and rise above fear, anger, doubt, pain, loss ... "Be not distracted."
To rise and return to our original state, we must surrender and sacrifice the tendencies of our earthly nature to our Divine Essence. We do this with an open heart and through trust and willingness and an expectancy of Divine Union. "My will is Thy Will."
Esoterically resurrection brings a focus on raising the vibration of matter into that of spirit. This spirit is the Christ within all of us, the "hope of glory." It is not about the individual life of even the most well-meaning, for it is only in group with monadic consciousness that the great "rising" will take place.
With the practice of surrendering our earthly nature to the Divine, the greatest good does come forth and we become the Risen One. This Risen One is the Cosmic Christ ~ divinity, or spirit ~ and is held in present time as the Coming One.
In fact Aries is a point on the Cardinal Cross, the Cross of the Risen One ~ The Cosmic Christ, and thus is closely connected to initiation. The four energies of this Cross govern and direct the soul as it moves forward upon the Path of Initiation.
Aries heralds the festival of the Risen, Living Christ, the teacher of humanity and head of the Spiritual Hierarchy ~ the living expression of God's love in each and every one of us.
It is up to us to attune with ever greater clarity to the note being sounded ~ to quiet the mind and transmute individual desires that only cause confusion and chaos, into desire for the greatest good of all.
We know where we are aligned ... with the Source of all that is. That Source provides uniquely and cooperates with All who are tuned to Its Note of Life.
Have you ever marveled at how a group of 10,000 birds can lift off from a lake as one, without bumping or inhibiting another. Such a miracle is our destiny, the human family will rise as one into the spiritual realm.
In speaking of the Christ we refer "... to His official name as head of the spiritual hierarchy. The Christ works for all of humanity, irrespective of faith; He does not belong to the Christian world any more than to the Buddhist, the Mohammedan or any other faith. In this sense, there is no need for joining the Christian church in order to be affiliated with Christ. Rather, the requirements are to love all of humanity, lead a disciplined life, recognize the divinity in all faiths and all beings, and rule your daily life with Love." (1)
Christ is ... the one complete idea of perfect humanness existing eternally in Divine Mind. He is the embodiment of all divine ideas, such as intelligence, life, love, substance, and strength, and is the true, spiritual, higher self of every individual. Each of us has within ourself the Christ, just as Jesus had, and we must look within to recognize and realize ... our divine origin and birth, even as He did. By continually unifying ourselves with the Highest by our thoughts and words, we too shall become sons and daughters of God, manifest. (2)
Those who dedicate many lives to this path and follow it to mastery become
"... the Custodians on Earth for Gods Plan for our planet and for humanity. By what name we call these Beings does not greatly matter. The Christian believer may prefer to speak of Christ and His church, and regard Them as constituting that great Cloud of Witnesses Who guarantee to humanity ultimate salvation. The esotericists of the world may call Them the Masters of the Wisdom, the planetary Hierarchy, Who in Their varied grades are ruled and taught by the Christ, the Master of all Masters, and the Teacher alike of angels and of men. Or we can call Them the Rishis of the Hindu Scriptures, or the Society of Illumined Minds, as in the Tibetan teaching. They are ... the aggregate of perfected humanity who have followed in Christs steps and have entered for us within the veil, leaving us an example that we should do as They have done. They, with Their wisdom, love and knowledge, stand as a protective wall around our race, and seek to lead us on, step by step (as They Themselves were led in Their time) from darkness to light, from the unreal to the real, and from death to immortality." (3)
(1) Externalisation of the Hierarchy, p. 558, Alice A. Bailey Lucis Publishing Co., New York, NY
(2) Metaphysical Bible Dictionary, redacted from pgs. 150-151, Charles Fillmore, Unity School of Christianity, Unity Village MO
(3) From "The Wesak Festival" booklet, p. 8 by Alice A. Bailey, published by Lucis Trust
The Christ in You - the Hope of Glory! Service to the Spirit in All Life
Have you ever felt that somehow life had dealt you a series of blows ... hardships you knew you didnt deserve? Weve all tried to make sense out of painful experiences that just didnt make any reasonable sense at all. Did it ever occur to you that maybe those blows, those hardships, were an expression of Divine Love? That this painful process makes us whole instead of shattered and fragmented.
You ask, "how could this be?" Well, the intention is not necessarily for us to suffer. Rather it is our pride, arrogance, desire and attachment to form that causes us pain. If our lives are broken and full of troubles, it is because we have put our own personal will before the Will of God, which includes All. Our personalities are offered these difficult experiences to strip away that which is unnecessary that which gets in the way and hinders the divine purpose in us.
What is Deity's purpose in us? Service. To what? Service to the spirit in all life. Service is the embodiment of love and goodwill. Goodwill is Love in Action!
Though you cant see it, touch it, smell it or hold it, you will feel the result when you allow yourself to fill with love and goodwill. You realize that the unseen and intangible are the real, eternal things in life, and those things that are seen are unreal illusions.
When we are broken and downhearted we know that the Wholly One (God / Deity) is attempting to purify us, so that we may serve in an even greater capacity. God tests, tries and proves all those He / She loves. This process is an expression of the one life in all of us, trying to make us whole one with all creation. The spirit in us is never truly broken, as that is not the purpose. It is our thralldom to the senses and the separative aspect of our will that need to be broken, so that the Glory of the One shines in us for all to see. When we serve the greater good we demonstrate Love in Action, we become the Spirit of Goodwill. Service is its own reward!
The Soul will lead us to victory when we cease to rebel against Gods will. Pain can last a very, very long time if we are stubborn. Only when we stop these self-defeating attitudes and actions can we subjugate our personal will to the Will of the One, and truly feel and express divine purpose in our lives. The purpose is to serve all our brothers, sisters and every living thing that is attempting to express spirit through the physical form. With that great release of our little selves, we become the Risen One. We are transformed and transfigured in Love, Hope, and Joy. The Christ in you is the Hope of Glory!
OH HIDDEN LIFE
Oh hidden life, vibrant in every Atom
Oh hidden light shining in every Creature
Oh hidden love, embracing all in Oneness
May we who feel ourselves as One with Spirit
Know we are therefore One with All Beings.
The "Second Coming" Occurs Inside of You!
Throughout the centuries there has been much speculation about the second coming of Christ. Unfortunately most of it involves the premise of an actual physical appearance of this enlightened presence. Perhaps we need to look at it all in a new light.
Christ represents an attitude, the qualities of loving compassion and forgiveness. When any human being acts as Christ did, embodying this consciousness, then the reappearance of the Christ occurs. Christ comes again whenever any one behaves in a Christ-like manner. Don't wait any longer for the return of this divine one, invite the Christ consciousness into your heart. The world is waiting!
Let harmlessness be the keynote of your life, for there is no better method to purify yourself, produce harmonious conditions within, and eliminate wrong states of consciousness. Practice harmlessness in your thoughts, speech and actions. Right use of speech blossoms from refusing to indulge in gossip, talk of self, criticism or chitchat about nothing, for the sake of hearing oneself speak.
Study yourself and your habits carefully. Consider your daily conduct and words and thoughts so as to make them utterly harmless. Strive to think thoughts about yourself and others that are constructive and positive, and therefore harmless in their effect. Study your emotional effect on others, and resolve to harm no one through difficult moods, depression or emotional reactions. Well-meaning but misdirected spiritual fanaticism and enthusiasm can easily harm as well.
At first glance, this may sound simple and easy to do ... just try practicing this way for a few days and you will find that the attempt will call forth all the resources of your being and take much effort to achieve. We don't speak here of the harmlessness that comes from weakness, or a sentimental loving disposition which dislikes trouble because it upsets the settled harmony of life and leads to consequent discomfort. It is not the harmlessness of the little evolved impotent person who has not the power to hurt because they possess so little equipment with which damage can be done.
Rather it is the harmlessness that springs from true understanding of ourselves and those around us, that leads inevitably to spiritual expression in everyday life. It emanates from the capacity to put yourself in another's shoes, to see their unique limitations and in seeing their weakness, know compassion and desire only to aid and assist.
Harmlessness brings about caution in judgement, reticence of speech, the ability to refrain from impulsive action and the demonstration of a non-critical spirit. Strive, best as is possible, to be the savior, restore the kingdom of heaven on earth! The planet rejoices in you!
Mantram of Unification
Humanity is One, and I am One with All.
I seek to love, not hate;
I seek to serve and not exact due service;
I seek to heal, not hurt.
Let pain bring due reward of light and love.
Let the Soul control the outer form,
And life, and all events
And bring to light the Love
That underlies the happenings of the time.
Let vision come, and insight.
Let the future stand revealed.
Let inner love demonstrate
And outer cleavages be gone.
Let Love Prevail
Let All Kind Love
Preemptive Peace: A Living "Prayer" for Mutually Assured Survival
by Steve Bhaerman
A young psychiatrist was just beginning his residency at a mental hospital. On his first day in a particular ward, he noticed an inmate silently standing at attention at the door, holding a broom on his shoulder like a rifle. After several days of watching this man, the psychiatrist walked over and asked, "Excuse me, but what are you doing?"
"I'm keeping the elephants away," the inmate replied.
"But there are no elephants around here," said the psychiatrist.
The inmate smiled. "See? It's working!"
As physicists are discovering, in this entangled universe of interrelated thoughts, it's not always easy to determine "cause and effect." So as we consider a worldwide prayer for peace in the Middle East specifically a preemptive peace strike to forestall a preemptive war strike on Iran it's interesting that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinanejad has already initiated a preemptive peace move of his own. Say what you will about his motives, a de-escalation of tensions is a step in the right direction for a change.
Did positive prayers and thoughts make any difference or are we just keeping the elephants away? Who knows?
But I did get to experience first hand a very curious event about eight or nine years ago. It was at a time when Bill Clinton was in the midst of his impeachment crisis. With his back up against the wall, there was only one thing he could do order air strikes against Iraq. I was at a conference in Florida, and one of the speakers was Gregg Braden, a scientist by training who has done a lot of research on meditation and prayer. Long before there was any news of air strikes being launched, Gregg and a number of other presenters had planned a worldwide meditation for peace with this particular conference as the focalizing event.
He instructed the group in a kind of prayer he called The Lost Mode of Prayer that involved using the "juice" of emotion to feel and see the prayer already answered. As I closed my eyes, I imagined a true "arms pact" between opposing sides. I saw a stage, and a line of individuals coming from either side to meet in the middle. I imagined they were Israelis and Palestinians, but they could have been Irish Catholics and Irish Protestants, Serbs and Croats, Greeks and Turks, or even Democrats and Republicans. In military fashion they strode to the middle, and when members of "opposing" groups met, there was the cry of "Present arms!"
At which point, both individuals would open their arms and hug. And thus, I watched this procession continue until the end of the meditation. Later in the day, we heard the news that for some inexplicable reason, the planes turned around. Did our prayer have anything to do with it? And, can our intentions actually impact outcomes continents away?
Says Gregg Braden: "The authors of the Dead Sea Scrolls the ancient Essenes were very clear that the world around us mirrors the feelings, emotions, and perceptions we hold inside our bodies. Emotion is the power source, but it is scattered until thought gives it direction. Feeling is the power of emotion merged with the guidance of human thought. It is this language of feeling that Creation responds to. In this feeling state we have the ability to touch Creation and the world around us through prayer. As it says in the Essene manuscripts, when these three become one then you say to the mountain, move, and the mountain moves."
Did the shared intention cause the mountain to move, or are we simply making a mountain out of a mole hill? And if the mountain did move, then why did the bombing get relaunched on another day? Says Gregg, "What happened was that the people stopped their prayers. Most people view prayer as something we do on occasion when we think we need God's help. We set a moment aside, sit down and say a prayer asking for circumstances or events to change. Then we stop our prayer, get up, and go about our business. In The Lost Mode of Prayer, the prayer our heart's desire becomes a consciousness embodied, rather than just an action performed on occasion. The author Neville terms it 'living in the wish fulfilled' We hold the feeling of our heart's desire day in and day out, rather than simply praying for a moment when we'd like to see a change and then leaving the state of prayer to go on with our daily lives. As we are surrounded and enveloped by the feeling of our wish fulfilled, we are actually living in a state of compassion, gratitude, and appreciation."
In other words, when we focus a strong positive feeling with the laser of intention and when we embody this feeling over time we may actually be able to impact the field of possibilities. The science of how this is being done can be found in books such as The Field by Lynn McTaggart, Entangled Minds by Dean Radin, and Gregg Braden's latest book, The Divine Matrix. For now, let's consider how as many of us as possible can hold the field for "mutually assured survival" in the Middle East, and how we can reinforce an ongoing field of peaceful dreams to supersede the field of nightmares we seem to have going now.
There have been news reports indicating possible air strikes on Iran beginning on Good Friday. Again, is this true? Not true? We don't know. In any case, if we want to broadcast our intention that Good Friday not become Bad Friday, that leaves us with Holy Thursday ... tomorrow, April 5th. We are asking you and anyone else you forward this to to make tomorrow the day we begin to hold our intention of preemptive peace and mutually assured survival.
So ... in keeping with Gregg's notion of prayer, what is your vivid and joyous vision of peace? What does it look like? Sound like? Feel like? Does it have to do with opposing sides hugging? Planting olive trees together instead of land mines? Celebrating that a ruling majority in each land has adopted the "we're all in it together" world view? Whatever this scenario is, feel it. Hold it for the entire day, whenever you think about it. Enroll others in doing the same. As Swami is fond of saying, "An enrolling stone gathers no remorse."
Another thing Swami has said is, "Life is like photography. We use the negative to develop." Out of the apparent negativity of the stories circulating that a bombing attack in Iran was imminent, a great "positive" opportunity has emerged. Thanks to a dedicated webmaster in New York, BriAnna Olson and an associate in Northern California, Suzanne Keehn, we are creating a website to help hold this ongoing field of peace. We call it preemptivepeace.org and it will up and running shortly. We will keep you apprised. We're in the process of growing, so when you go to our website, please add your name/email to keep in touch.
So, as one might ask during Passover week, "Why is this site different from all other sites?" Seriously, there are lots of peace organizations and peace sites, so how and why is this one different? For one thing, we are creating a context that relates what we call "peace" to all of the factors that prevent peace or make it possible spiritual, emotional, political, spiritual, environmental. We face directly the powerful and persistent beliefs that make us secretly fear that peace isn't possible, we affirm practicing the "operating system" offered to us by all religions via the Golden Rule and we offer a portal to the projects and practices that are most likely to bring peace.
We are excited about being an ongoing "supportal" to all things that affirm our world view of "we're all in this together," and give us tools to, as Swami says, "Regrow the Garden from the grassroots up, and have a heaven of a time doing it."
As Gregg Braden would remind us, prayer isn't something we "do" but something that we "be." Let the being of preemptive peace begin.
Global Wave of Peace:
"The last gasp of the patriarchal-dominated war-mentality of the Age of Empire with its emphasis on wielding 'power-over' others is fast coming to an end. More and more, the ugly face of Imperial greed shows itself naked to the world. It seems that the wealthy among us are waging war against the rest of humanity and upon Mother Nature herself in an endless quest for more and more profits. Greed seemingly takes the upper hand in political decisions to divert water from people and gardens to industrial farming operations that deplete the soil and produce nutritionless food, in political decisions to displace thousands to create dams that will power environmentally unsound industries in the Third World, in the power of unscrupulous landowners in communities large and small to blast gravel mines deep within the earth, in the willingness of nations large and small to wage wars to usurp natural resources -- the list is endless.
Unfortunately, this greed leads to assaults by the predatory and warrior classes upon the great bulk of humankind and upon our environment. In this undeclared class war, many casualties & horrors are perpetrated every day. This class war cannot continue unabated without destroying our human civilization around the world.
The fallout from this unrelenting war of the greedy against the rest of the world is spiritually and factually related to the tumultuous changes taking place both politically & environmentally across the globe, from both human created disasters to Earth changes taking place in order to cleanse the many toxic assaults made upon our Mother Earth.
However, there is something else going on, sometimes more subtly than the cacophony of war & greed that seems so overwhelming. Something is taking place in the auras & the hearts & minds of many of us as well as in the etheric body of the earth itself; something which acts to bring the unbalanced state of human existence into balance. Something Divine seeks to restore equilibrium between humanity and the natural environment. Something Divine seeks to bring peace to the warring classes of humanity. Something so sacred, so subtle, yet so powerful that in its global balancing act it is both disruptive & healing at the same time. This subtle energy is the energy of rebirth, the prelude to the restoration of the Dominion of the Divine Lovers -- it is the Sacred Emergence of the Divine Feminine."
Curtis Lang - Taken from Honoring The Divine Mother: Satya Center Easter Spiritual Newsletter
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