Recently, I was having a conversation with a dear friend (and powerful healer woman) about the situation in Israel and Gaza, the prejudices we all hold and the true way to peace. Her words inspired me greatly and I encouraged her to write them down for all of us to share and re-share. Please read. We are all responsible for the love or hate we hold in our hearts. Love it all. It is the only way I know.
She asked to remain anonymous. Thank you JP.
I am sending this message in an attempt to address the prejudice and intolerance we too often find ourselves, drinking from the same river in which such currents flow. Armored with our own woundedness and fear, we set out to prove the offenders wrong, and ourselves right, arguing and debating our defense point. We silence their voices in order that ours will be heard, or in its extreme form, to punish the evildoers. In this mind-SET, we enter from the other side into the same river of pain and suffering from which the transgressions arose. Albert Einstein said, “we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them”.
If someone says something that is hurtful to us, it is always our choice whether we allow this harmful thought or belief to be internalized. If it is hurtful to hear, then our first responsibility is to heal our own wounds which are allowing this untruth to penetrate.
Our next task is to examine our own prejudice and intolerance and to dare to ask that we be shown the ones which we are not yet conscious of, for it is only in a state of unconsciousness that any human being can harm another.
Truth needs no armor. To honor our creator is to love ourselves as divine beings, not to separate from one another but connect to each other in this web of life.
It is only in this state of expanded consciousness, of true compassion, that we may forge a vessel of protection capable of traversing the currents of prejudice, fear and trauma which flow so deeply through our collective human psyche.
If we approach a situation of prejudice or injustice with anything less, than we are at great risk of being swept away by the same currents which propel our transgressors. To attempt to navigate such currents with anything less than love and compassion results in everyone being swept away. No one wins.
This vessel is not an easy boat to build. It requires courage to face ourselves. It requires a desire to communicate without fear and with divine guidance. It requires the capacity to reprogram our trained responses, be silent and listen, and above all to open our hearts and LOVE.
It is only from this boat, the one which sails in our hearts, that we may safely lead all to shore…
This is from my heart. Let me know what you think.
So Sensual Lovers, what do you think? Can you look yourself square in the eye and see your own prejudices and work in your heart to overcome them? It’s the biggest and most important work we have. Let’s start a discussion and a revolution based in love. We can do it. I believe.
Om. Shanti, Shanti, Om.