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Today We Seed the Future
Peace is Present
I am celebrating my one year anniversary of writing this newsletter! I’ve been sharing one every week with you for the last year. Thank you for reading and for your support, especially those who have signed up for the paid subscription. I love writing these, and every paid subscription really helps me continue. For my one year anniversary, here’s a free article for everyone, as I think it is a message worthy of the moment.
Today we seed the future. Today’s harm will be the reason for tomorrow’s war. Today’s compassion will be the foundation for tomorrow’s peace.
There are new flare ups in our world of violence and war. The pain that has been and continues to be caused through all of the various conflicts can weigh heavily on our hearts at times. God bless those to whom this pain is personal, because it isn’t easy.
Recent events have once again brought our attention to the holy land, as has been the case through the millennia. With all of the disturbing images and video out there, I wanted to share a message about peace.
My teacher, John Roger, used to say that peace is present, and that peace is the cessation of againstness. These are very profound concepts, and I have found them to be true in my life.
Oftentimes, in order for things to change and come to a head, it is very unpleasant. Throughout human history, it can be extremely disturbing how the karmas play out when the creations of us as individuals and collectively come present for us to work through.
We now have another opportunity to see if we will continue this cycle or learn our lesson and choose peace. Collectively, it’s not looking so good, but as individuals, we have a great opportunity for spiritual growth.
But how do we choose peace?
Peace is our natural state. That may seem at odds with all the conflict and wars now and throughout history. As soon as we let go of the war and the againstness, we automatically move into our natural state, which is peace.
We can look at the events that are currently taking place and there's many positions, many sides, many people who feel very strongly about their viewpoint.
We can look through various lenses.
We can look through the lens of geopolitics of what incentives countries and power players have for this to take place. We can look at this through the lens of religion. We can look through the lens of human behavior and psychology. We can look at this through the lens of spirituality, of the metaphysics, and what the karma is.
There are many ways to look at this, but there are a few key principles to keep in mind.
War begets war, and peace begets peace. War does not create peace. War creates destruction, creates hurt, creates disturbance. The disturbance, hurt, injury, and destruction that the current war is creating now, could be the reason why a future war may be waged.
The violence of today seeds the violence of tomorrow. The hurts and injuries we experience on a personal level, will pass themselves down through history. The current violence will keep perpetuating itself until someone decides that the violence stops with them.
What's required for that violence to stop? Sacrifice, to sacrifice what has taken place. It takes a person to decide that the hurt, the disturbance, the pain stops with them, and that they will stand up and choose to sacrifice their hurt, and their reasons for revenge, in order to have peace.
And it is a sacrifice. It's extremely personal, because the revenge may be justified. The violence may be justified, but it's when we withhold the violence that is justified, that we start seeding peace for the future.
It takes someone to say, “I will not continue the violence, it stops with me. There's been pain, there's been hurt, but it stops here.”
Even in the karma, even in the disturbance, even in the midst of the wars and the fighting, we can choose to approach wherever we are and whatever we're doing with compassion, with loving, and with understanding to the highest level available to us.
There are those who, rather than sacrificing their disturbancce for peace, will instead give into the hurt, and sacrifice themselves for the negativity. They will sacrifice themselves to create destruction, to create hurt, to create harm to others. And it is upon us individually to choose whether we do the same by continuing the cycle of violence, or whether we choose to sacrifice the hurt and the disturbance they have caused, and that we have experienced, so that we can seed peace for the future.
So, as we go through this cycle of war in the world, will you be an example for humanity that there is another way, one that stops the cycle of violence?
Will you forgive the hurts, the pain, the disturbance, so as to extinguish the reasons for future war, hurt, and disturbance?
There's a lot of darkness in the world, and that is the darkness of consciousness. We see that darkness of consciousness being played out in the world. It is incumbent upon us Light-bearers to move into the darkness and shine our light. And that light is one of demonstrating compassion, loving, and those positive attributes even in the midst of the disturbance.
In the face of all the againstness in the world, this is a message of peace, of hope, of joy, and of loving, so that it can help you do what is necessary to stand up in your light, your loving, your compassion, and your forgiveness. God bless us all!