There are Seven Steps that each of us can take towards making a difference.
Let me share with you a few philosophical thoughts
that might help us perceive this differently.
1. One spiritual truth is that all is happening within and being controlled
by certain cosmic laws. That these laws do not allow anything to happen
which is not exactly what we need for our next evolutionary step.
As St. Paul has said, «Not a hair can move on a person’s head without God
This applies to this war in Iraq and Sept 11th and every other horrible
event that has occurred – and of course the beautiful ones too.
Thus, it seems that there must be some higher spiritual reason for this
horrible, painful and hate-and-fear-creating this war.
This is not to say that we will always need war.
Neither does it mean that we should not do every we can to stop it – if we
believe that it is wrong – or simply not the solution to the problem.
2. The second concept is that all events and situations have the sole
function of provoking our inner learning process.
Thus we each need to look inwardly to see what we can learn from this
What might be some possible lessons?
a. Some may need to learn to use power more wisely and not for personal
b. Many will need to learn forgiveness and understanding.
c. Others will need to learn to feel God’s presence even in the midst of
bombs, pain and the loss of loved ones.
d. Certainly one main lesson for all of us is to transcend our narrow
identification with our personal country, religion or political beliefs and
experience unity with and interest in all beings regardless of where they
live and what they believe.
e. Another lesson is to put ourselves in the others’ position and imagine
how they – our "enemies" feel and realize that they are human beings like us
with families, children, fears and needs.
f. Still another is to free ourselves from any hate towards any being and
see all as expressions of the divine.
g. And perhaps the most important is to remove from ourselves those
characteristics which lead to such situations.
We are being asked to see where we ourselves misuse power, where we lie to
ourselves and others in order to serve our needs and where we are
indifferent to others and their needs. Especially our indifference to those
to who belong to «other» groups, nationalities, religions political systems.
In order to heal ourselves from this illness of alienation, which enables
those in power to separate us for their own benefits, we will need realize
and put in practice our unity with all. Then they will have no power.
As long as we favor one person, group, religion or nation over another, we
are not experiencing unity, and we are contributing to the problem.
It is important that we free ourselves from limiting ourselves with these
superficial temporary roles as Americans, Iraqis, Israelis, Moslems,
Christians or Jews and realize that we are all immortal souls playing these
temporary roles in order to discover our true divine nature and inherent
unity in God.
3. Wisdom also tells us that our leaders are simply symbols or
manifestations of our collective consciousness and that they reflect our own
personal human qualities – in this particular case - alienation, arrogance,
misuse of power and indifference towards those not in our circle of
These leaders are simply playing their cosmic role by expressing those same
aspects within each of us.
We have all misused power with our children, spouses, employees and
We have all been indifferent to others’ pain when focused only on what we
We are all egotistical to some degree.
We all lie when it suits us.
We are all alienated in our own particular religious, national and
Thus, our leaders are playing out a cosmic drama showing to us our present
level of consciousness. Such leaders could not be in power if we did not
deserve them and if they did not represent our ways of thinking and acting.
So many millions have prayed for these individuals to open to the light and
act for the benefit of humanity. These prayers have great power and without
doubt have reached their goal.
Wisdom tells me that since, in spite of all these prayers, they continue in
this way, that this, unfortunately and sadly, must be what actually «needs
Wisdom says that these prayers have had their affect – and this is the
cosmic answer – we need this chaos and pain for our evolution.
Let us make friends with Moslems, Christian and Jews. Let us become one and
let the power mongers know that they cannot fool us into believing that the
others are our enemies or that we are in danger from them.
4. The most important truth is that love rather than hate is a the solution.
By hating Saddam Hussein or President Bush or the Iraqis, the Americans, the
Taliban, Osama Bin laden, the Jews or the Palestinians, we are simply adding
to the hate-vibration of the world.
By hating, we are increasing the negative energy of the universe and adding
to the problem.
On the other hand, being indifferent and doing nothing is equally adding to
When we hate we are doing the same as the others.
We need to become activists of love and wage peace rather than war.
5. We need to become peace.
To wage peace, we ourselves need to become peaceful. We need to find that
place of peace and love within which hates no one and sees all beings as
expressions of God - the divine consciousness behind all that exists.
When we can stand assertively with love for what we believe, we have found
the balance between power and peace.
Shouting slogans with hate and destroying cars will not bring peace. Sitting
silently in masses with candles, holding signs, chanting and emanating peace
will be much more powerful.
Some people have peace but no power.
Other have the power but do not use it for peace.
We need both.
6. Prayer and positive visualization has the power to affect the situation.
We can pray and send love and light to our leaders and to all of the world
that we might all realize the divine within and around us and learn through
We can imagine these leaders enveloped in a ray of divine light that
permeates their bodies and «minds» aligning them with their higher selves
and the divine within them, guiding them to ever wiser thoughts, words and
Daily, let us open our hearts to them and feel love for them - imagining
them embracing – as a symbol for the resolution of these conflicting human
characteristics in all of humanity.
We are all being called to heal ourselves and the world with our prayers,
self-transformation and our actions. By visualizing peace and harmony but
also by acting towards it.
7. We are all evolving expressions on one divine consciousness - including
This one universal divine consciousness, which we usually call God, is like
the light at the movie theater which passes through the film creating all
the images on the screen. This light is omnipresent in all the beings,
objects and events appearing on the screen. In the same way we are observing
one consciousness, which is manifesting as these leaders and all Americans,
Iraqis, Israelis and Palestinians, and all the world, planets and universe.
All one being. All a play - a drama for our purpose of our spiritual
This realization does allow us to ignore what is happening and say – it is
their karma – or our karma.
What is happening is exactly what needs to be happening and is all within
the Divine Consciousness – but it is up to us to transform and evolve this
material world so that it aligns itself with our inner spiritual reality.
We need this war in order to learn how to think, live and behave so as to
not need wars.
If we do not learn this personally and globally we will always have wars and
there will always be the perpetrators and the victims.
And in the larger scale of time today’s perpetrators will become tomorrow’s
victims and on and on until we learn.
«We have meet the enemy and he is within.»
Let us meet, love and heal this enemy – within us.
Thank you for being there for me to share with you.
Love and Peace.