Wage Peace

Regarding the world events taking place at this time, the two quotes contained in this message depict the essence of our thoughts and intentions. We feel that the positive approach that you will read here is empowered by the love that is the nature of our being, and is the only effective means that can be used in creating peace and happiness. The alternative ... applying resistance, judgement and hatred ... is to be ruled by fear, which is to deny one's essence, and has the opposite effect of empowering that which one opposes.

The first peace rally that my wife and I participated in turned out to be a wonderful awakening for us. Through it, we learned that it is important to choose the positive approach. It taught us to never think of ourselves as protesting against something, but rather as a witnessing for harmonious living. What this means is that those who witness for something ... like Peace ... present solutions. Those who witness against something ... like War ... usually do not. Rather, they dwell on what is wrong, resorting to judgment and criticism and sometimes even name-calling. The negative approach not only has a detrimental effect on the person who uses it, but also on the cause to which they believe they are serving ... while the positive approach has a good effect.

When an out-of-balance situation is attacked, inharmony mobilizes, although it may have been weak and unorganized before, and therefore the attack gives it validity and strength. When there is no attack, but instead good influences are brought to bear upon the situation, not only does the imbalance tend to fade away, but the doer causing the lack of harmony tends to be transformed. In other words, our positive approach to something inspires while the negative approach creates anger. When we make people angry, they act in accordance with their lower instincts, often irrationally and violently. When we inspire people, they act in accordance with their higher instincts, rationally and sensibly.

Behind the apparent reality of war and violence the higher reality is love and peace. The energy of love comes from all our hearts but is misdirected if we place our attention on our fears. If we resist the reality of what appears to us, we are feeding energy toward creating that reality ... "what we resist, persists." It is a high-level spiritual viewpoint that we do indeed create our life experience. If we accept that we are divine sparks of God's light, to manifest God in our lives we need to recognize the Law of Life ... the Law of Cause and Effect. We need to look at our causation and incorporate that knowledge into our world view and understanding of events. Instead of hatred, violence and the use of force, the solution lies in looking at why others are acting and reacting negatively toward us and work to eliminate the like negative cause.

"If there is light in the soul,
There will be beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person,
There will be harmony in the house.
If there is harmony in the house,
There will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation,
There will be peace in the world."
--Chinese Proverb

How can you go about integrating a spiritual viewpoint into your daily life? The everyday game of life appears very different from the view of the angels. Many things happen that we do not consciously initiate. We have friends and enemies, loves and hates. Some are on our side, others against us. The spiritual, birds-eye view however ... the conscious view ... is that this game of our lives is something we continuously create in order to teach ourselves experiential lessons. We reflect our state of being in our surroundings, so they act as a mirror. This is God experiencing the process of creation to the fullest. We are also engaged in raising the vibration of Earth energies towards a higher dimension, closer to our source ... All That Is ... the creative power behind all. We are not just individual islands, our purpose really extends to a universal scale.

We need to live our human lives, but instead of making the world increasingly solid by increasing our fears and resistances, we need to step back and remember that each one of us is actually creating the reality we experience, through the power of our higher selves, and step back in and encompass all with our presence. We can change our life experience by adjusting our viewpoints and beliefs to become closer to our true nature ... which is in every case loving and non-judgemental.

The personal insights that we have discovered from our own work bear out the truth of this spiritual viewpoint ... that we do indeed create our lives and situation based on our beliefs ... that we indeed do "experience our beliefs." Often it is particularly the subconscious and suppressed beliefs that create our internal conflicts and fears, and it is these that cause us to lose sight of our essential being. There are ways and means of uncovering this and of realizing our essence so we can consciously create our reality in accordance with our loving nature. As human beings, we have progressed little (in terms of human nature) in the last 2000 years, but times are changing. Personal growth tools like SOUL SOOTHERS help us to learn faster and more effectively from our experience and therefore enhance the quality of the further experiences we will create.

We also inherently aspire to discover our spiritual nature and we haven't been aided much in making a lot of progress here either (and religion hasn't been a great help). But now better tools like SOUL SOOTHERS are available which help a person to achieve in a relatively short time what has taken Buddhist monks many lifetimes learning. Actually the process, simply stated is that we need to look afresh, in the present moment, and clear away our false assumptions and fixed ideas by shining the light of objectivity and honesty. Our guidance in this process is love. We can all do this and it is now that the time is right.

"Evil is like a shadow - it has no real substance
of its own, it is simply a lack of light.
You cannot cause a shadow to disappear by trying
to fight it, stamp on it, by railing against it,
or any other form of emotional or physical resistance.
In order to cause a shadow to disappear,
you must shine light on it."
--Shakti Gawain