“In the depths of the darkness of your soul, when you are fighting with the demon of anger or hatred or shame, when all succor seems a far and distant oasis, have you ever felt that the feeling was bigger than you? You know you are right, for when we are pushed to the depth of our limits of despair, when we are moved to the height of suffering and pain, there we attune with ‘collective suffering’. This vale of tears is an archetypal well of remembrance, a place where the demons of corruption lie.
This is why it is our destiny to heal ourselves with courage, mercy, refinement and grace. For when we do heal, our brothers and sisters heal too. When we experience truth, inspiration and sincerity, we feel illumination seeping through the very morrow of our bones. Therefore, our soul tingles, our heart resounds and all ‘heart stabs’ are cleansed …
… We’re really not so separate from this peace. We just think we are.”
Are we powerless in the face of such hatred, or are we called to embody a new possibility, one that heals instead of hates, one that offers a blessing instead of a curse?
Are you willing to commit at least 15 minutes on Saturday to offer a blessing to those suffering in Vegas and throughout the world? What about Puerto Rico, or Syria? It’s hard to focus on one particular place or event when there are so many that need our prayers. We know that massive synchronized meditations like this can have a powerful effect, but only if we come together as one heart to bless and heal.
A Beautiful Message from Caroline Myss
This mounting madness is not about guns. The cowardly, money-grabbing, weak, spineless politicians are right about that. Guns are the result of a population that lives, eats, breathes – and believes – the endless diet of fear-based spin it has been fed since 911 about the world “out there” and impending invasions from evil foreigners and propaganda fueling hatred between the various different types of Americans: Black and White, Democrat and Republican, Northern and Southern, Male and Female, Left and Right, Up and Down, Short and Tall – any division you can think of, really. What it amounts to is this is a cracked and broken nation in which brother and sister citizens have been turned against brother and sister citizens. And as Abraham Lincoln so wisely said, “A nation divided against itself cannot stand.”
And in our hearts and souls – we know that. And we feel that fear in our souls, most of all. We are suffering a soul sickness – perhaps soul shock or soul numbness. Or maybe too many people no longer trust that anything changes when they engage the power of their soul. I am not speaking about religion. I no longer deal with religions. The soul is a religion-free force. It has never had a religion. It dwells in a cosmic power zone.
On this episode of Living Myth, Michael Meade speaks about moments when myth and fact approach each other, momentous times that the Greeks called Apocairos. Addressing the moments of threat and uncertainty created by the bombastic statements made by Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un, Meade opens up the mythic ground of “apocalypsis” that remind us that the world has been on the brink of annihilation many times before, and yet continues because of the slight edge that the energies of creation have over the energies of destruction.
This recording is full of surprising ideas about war and peace, the role of elders in times of threat and what each of us can do to be on the ground of creation, on the side of peace and in the fields of endless imagination. (26 min)
It is true the human race is under attack, the easiest way to formulate the story is by a physical war. This battle we wage is not physical though. Our thoughts are manipulated in ever so subtle ways, if we are not paying attention we will fall. We have indeed fallen and when we view the world as it is today we can see it quite clearly.
The message is the same in the trailers before the movie started ~ we are under attack, and the only way to save ourselves, is to change ourselves, not by pointing at another and saying, “You falter here”, but being brave enough to take that statement and ask ourselves, “Are we faltering here?”
Peace will never come about if we are intent on making everyone else ‘wrong’ or ‘bad’. It will only come about if we focus and work toward making our self ‘better’ than we were before.
Do you believe in love?
Can you find love in your heart? Do you look yourself in the mirror and pick apart the image you see? Are you constantly using negative self talk? If so, you are most likely using this same communication with everyone you encounter as well.
Habits are difficult to break. It is possible though to change the way we talk to ourselves, and others ~ to change the way we think. When we do this, the way we see the world will shift. If done on a grand scale, there may be hope for us all.
Peace is in our choice ~ so is a vile nature. Which one will be fostered?