A long time ago now, Mother Teresa said, 'I will never attend an anti-war rally. But if you have a peace rally, I will be there.' In a similar vein, the Dalai Lama, when asked how to transform anger answered, 'Cultivate compassion'.
It is a subtle, but very specific choice of where to place attention. What to grow. This enlightened thinking is not the way things are approached however. Mainstream thinking in our world says, that in order to change something, one needs to destroy whatever stands in its way. This thinking starts by trying to kill things - germs, weeds, bacterias, viruses, diseases, and sometimes other people, who are bad, or who do not agree with us. This is the general go to thinking on our planet.
It is believed that when the what-we-don't-want is gone, the what-we-do-want will magically be there. When those who oppose what we want are gone, then the problem will be gone too.
So war is declared. On terror, on crime, on abuse, on criminals. The position and focus is anti the thing not wanted. It's in the naming of our groups. It's in our languaging. Anti-terrorist, anti-corruption, anti-drug, anti-racism, anti-vax, anti-apartheid, anti-abortion. This makes a lot of rational, head sense. Of course we must be against the evils of the world we say. We feel justified to think in this way. We have the moral imperative to do so.
If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to one another. - Mother Teresa
However, what we know for sure, is that what we focus on expands. End of chat.
We know that in order to manifest what we want, we need to focus on that thing that we want. Not on the thing we do not want. Because the more we focus on what we don't want, the more we discuss and rant and put energy into it, the more that what-we-don't-want grows.
There is a far better chance of a plant flourishing, if you focus on that plant, and give it food and sun and water and love, than if you focus on killing weeds and bugs that may be around it. This has been proven. Similarly, with positive vs negative re-inforcement. There are reams of documented evidence across many spheres and fields to support that focusing on the good, is a good idea which creates fantastic results.
This is basic energy 101, manifestation 101, law of attraction 101, law of the universe 101. Yet, we contravene these basic laws most of the day, in subtle but very profound ways.
Now we need to WAKE UP!! There is absolutely no point whatsoever in all the meditation and transformation and healing work that we do, if we then go off and read the news and put our attention on, and add energy to, the things that frankly NO ONE wants. Little case in point here, silly wars.
Let us not discuss why this is a bad idea, the possible outcomes of it, and so on. Let us disengage from the what-we-don't-want. Unplug. Out attention, our words, our focus and our energy.
Now is the time to link out attention, our focus, our meditation, our prayers, our energy, and all our goodwill to create peace. Not oppose war, not oppose anything. Just focus on peace and goodwill. And love. 'We have the power of solar systems in our minds', says Ben Okri. We are energetic, light beings. We can create change with our thinking, our focus, our intent and through radiating our light.
I invite you now to call on your image of the Divine, on your Spirit Guides, Angels, helpers, ancestors, gurus and teachers, on all the forces of good in our universe and beyond, in all dimensions and across all time. I invite you to call on these now and to link together with one another as we all read this. Let us unite our intent for peace. Let us radiate peace.
Connect with Divine light through your heart. Allow this light to fill your body and energy field, grounding itself through the bottom of your feet. It is happening now, as you read this, in an instant of intent. Let us imagine this energy of peace, love and compassion emanating from our hearts as golden light, linking with one another, and surrounding our planet, spreading love and goodwill and peace. Let us assert that where there is light, no darkness can dwell. Let us believe in the Light. Let us invoke the Light to heal and transcend. Let us send light to where it is needed, linking with hearts around the world. We all have the spark of divinity within us.
Do this at least every morning as you wake up and every evening as you go to bed. Do it whenever you think of it. It only takes a moment. Allow the peace and love and goodwill to link you with all of us doing this work, with everyone doing any light work on the planet at this time.
Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say that I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us and the world will be as one.
Now is the time to dance for the planet. Put on some wonderful songs and dance for peace. Sing and chant for peace, and as you do so, you raise the energy of the planet and all upon it. Pray for peace. Meditate for peace. Invoke peace. And peace will come.
I leave you with a Sufi blessing by By Hazrat Inayat Khan,
“May the blessings of God rest upon you
May God's peace abide with you
And may His presence, illuminate your heart
Now and forever more.”
May peace prevail on earth.
Do your little bit of good where you are;
it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.