November 9, 2001

The Light Series #5: Facing Negativity Instead of Denying it


Hello everyone

There is an underlying theme to many of the contributions in this compilation which has to do with facing negativity to better release its subconsious influence on us rather than trying to deny its existence and influence. This is certainly an idea worth exploring.

Just a word also to mention that I've been flooded with emails relating to the November 11 global meditation rendez-vous at 11hr local time. Barbara Wolf <bjwolf@infi.net> has already compiled lots of relevant material on this at http://www.globalmeditations.com/Menu.htm

The next Meditation Focus tomorrow will also include it as a suggested focus.

Love, Light and blessings to all of you.

Jean Hudon
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator
http://www.cybernaute.com/earthconcert2000

P.S. I recommend you also give a look at my latest "Media Compilation #26: Truth must NOT be a casualty of war" webposted at http://www.cybernaute.com/earthconcert2000/MediaCompilation26.htm


When things are investigated, then true knowledge is achieved;
When true knowledge is achieved, then the will becomes sincere;
When the will is sincere, then the heart is set right;
When the heart is set right, then personal life is cultivated;
When the personal life is cultivated, then the family life is regulated;
When the family life is regulated, then the national life is orderly;
And when the national life is orderly, then there is peace in the world.

- Confucius - Sent by Arjan Stam <arjan.stam@hccnet.nl>


CONTENTS

1. About whether to focus on the negative or not
2. Excerpt from the guestbook on the ERN site
3. A feedback and my reply
4. Living on the Edge - Willful Annihilation Rationalized
5. LightShift Update: 11/11/11 and 1/1/2002 Quantum Meditations
6. 11:11 one to one. one by one. we become One
7. Real Peace
8. The Time of the Great Change




1.

Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2001
From: LESLEY WHITING <lesleywhiting@yahoo.com>
Subject: About whether to focus on the negative or not

Dear Jean,

In response to Jeff Wefferson’s thoughts about whether to focus on the negative or not, I'd like to share a few ideas.

In my experience of personal evolution, through meditation and spiritual practice, moments of bliss, clarity and exalted states of awareness, have always been interspersed with, (and possibly the by-product of) fairly long periods of coming to terms with dark parts of myself that I didn't particularly like, and truths that I didn't want to see or acknowledge in any form. I believe that the process of bringing these shadowy parts into the light, of acknowledging and somehow integrating them, eventually released their power to control my thoughts or actions.

When we speak of Light - what exactly do we mean? For me Light includes the light of awareness, of intelligence, of information (of which there are many levels) which enable us to make wise and informed choices.

There is a parallel here. As I see is, we have entered a period of rapidly accelerated planetary evolution. An extraordinary drama is being played out before our eyes, whose very purpose is educative and evolutionary. While it is of paramount importance to hold aloft our highest visions and intentions and continue to build on them, I believe that ignoring the "negative" would be not only an act of denial, but also to miss out on a huge part of an amazing collective learning and growing process. The coming of Light MUST illuminate the darkest places in our collective mind, which is exactly what is happening, for that which is known, acknowledged and released, has far less power to damage and destroy than that which remains hidden.

However there is a big difference between simply becoming aware of the negative; bringing it to the light of consciousness and, on the other hand, focussing on it, feeding it with our fears to the extent that we become paralysed and hopeless and lose sight of our higher goal.

Perhaps we are being asked to learn how to step back and observe whatever darkness is arising, without rushing forward with uninformed judgements, without anger, without fear and without denial. What amazing drama is unfolding here?

In the end, I can't help having the feeling that both the darkness and the Light have their role to play. Even now, in these days of uncertainty, the horrors of recent events have brought about a sudden and profound questioning in the minds of many who had never questioned before, and are bringing forth acts and thoughts of a higher order that we are used to seeing on such a large scale. (Darkness knows not WHOM it serves.)

So Jeff, while I believe our primary focus should be on the reality we wish to bring into being, I do believe that piercing the veil of disinformation, and conveying that to others to allow them the opportunity of questioning at deeper and deeper levels, are an essential part of our growth into whole, and spiritually mature beings. Perhaps the lesson here is balance, learning how to see what we see, with enough detachment and compassion that it doesn't drain our energy, or "suck us into the drama".

I am happy with the way that Jean is presenting information in differentiated "files", enabling us to switch from the negative to the positive and vice versa. There is great learning in both, and I'm grateful for it all. What amazing times we live in!

Blessings,

Lesley

Note from Jean: EXTREMELY WELL PUT!




2.

I FOUND THE FOLLOWING OF THE GUESTBOOK AVAILABLE THROUGH THE EARTH RAINBOW NETWORK WEBSITE (scroll at the very bottom of http://www.cybernaute.com/earthconcert2000 if you want to access it and review the numerous entries there.) And BTW thanks to all those who left me/us such lovely messages.

Date: 2001-09-14

From: Yaron Fishman <wisdom79@aol.com>
http://www.UniversalHappiness.com

Dear Humanity:

I am among those who feel that the only way we will rid the existence of evil is by stepping out of the ego and realizing that evil doesn't exist. Behind what we label as "evil" is the perspective of the ego which causes immense pain, fear and desperation. The ego is an idea, a lesson that we (our souls) chose to experience here on earth. The ego has various levels of extremity. The ego denies the divine, universal oneness of each and every moment. The ego says that we are separate and in competition with each other ... the ego doesn't see that life is an eternal family. The ego manifests the fear of not having external control over others.

All that happens is God's math. Within this earthly learning environment, we have been given the opportunity to experience the creation of unconditional, universal love. Unconditional, universal love has always been here. The gift of this profound remembrance game is a gift that comes from unconditional, universal love. I pray that repetition will get unconditional, universal love's point across!

When we respond to the ego with ego, we are responding unconsciously. Just as Gandhi so truthfully said ... "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind." For those who are in the position to give justice ... arrest those who take the ego's perspective to it's most hateful extreme ... arrest them, and educate their children!

We must teach ourselves and our children that we are playing a profound remembrance game. Unconditional, universal love is what we are searching for. Our karmic experience is shaped through our intentions. In other words, we receive what our intentions give. When we align our intentions with unconditional, universal love, we pave the way for eternal, universal joy.

With love, always

Yaron




3.

From: "Suzanne Taylor" <suzanne@mightycompanions.org>
Subject: RE: The Big Brother Files #8: The Dark Underbelly of US History Is Being Exposed
Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2001

Hi Jean

You are a trooper. I've seen a lot of what you send out and your efforts are breathtaking.

As far as I am concerned, I don't want much conspiracy stuff in my frame. David Icke, for instance, I consider to be a dangerous fanatic -- I've had a personal run-in with him to add to my repulsion about what he puts out. I know that there may be dark forces operating, but all of it is in realms of speculation that I'd prefer others who are so inclined pay attention to. Richard Hoagland house guested with me for about a month right after the Mars landing in which he had a Nazi story going about a previous Mars occupation, and I heard him in call after call and conversation after conversation fomenting all this ugliness, a la the dictum that if all you have is a hammer everything looks like a nail. This is energy I don't want to embrace.

But, let's consider that you and I are allies in a simple, personal way. I love your idea of "forming a global spiritual community gradually empowering itself to contribute in shaping the future of this world."

Here's my current thought about that as far as what I can do. I'm just chewing on it now, having emailed the people I've quoted and with them emailing be back asking what they can do. Here's what I've suggested:

"It seems to me that a missing link now is horizontal communication. [Jean -- I see you've got some of this going.] I trust the power of alignment -- from that small group of thoughtful, committed citizens that Margaret Mead talked about, on to what the Net could support. So how to do this?

"Well, just for a thought between us -- a small group if there ever was one -- how would it be, for the conversation on my site, if each person just added something that was currently on their mind (and optionally anything else after that)? Like for me, this morning on TV some government official was explaining how well the English coped with World War Two, where for six years they never knew when they were going to be bombed. He was reassuring us that we could manage. Arghhhhh. It's amazing that we are plugging holes in the dyke as if events have happened that we need to handle, rather than recognizing this as an ongoing siege with not even a six year end in sight. And reassuring us that we can survive hell isn't the good life I want.

"I'm not looking -- for now -- to persuade anybody who doesn't think like me. I'm just so aware that communications are coming at me and there isn't any cross-connecting to weave the web of oneness. I can't prove that this compiling and interweaving will do a damn thing, but my intuition tells me that there could be some magic in it."

What do you think?

AND MY REPLY WAS:

This is a most excellent idea Suzanne. Who knows what may come out of this! I know that several people on this list have often initiated such horizontal communications by sending their comments and ideas directly to one or more persons whose contributions were included in one of my compilations. But the fact is that we are all sitting at our computers and interacting at our own pace - and according to our own personal interests and time-availability - in a virtual forum out of which it is very hard to derive strong consensual decisions and plans of action. At best we can each individually choose to support any given initiative - sign an online petition, meditate along with others in a global rendez-vous of minds and hearts to assist in any given critical situation, and so on. This seems to me like the easiest option. But as far as making a concerted effort to lobby for or against something like so many pressure groups and NGO campaigns try to achieve, this is quite another ball game for which this email and so distant-from-one-another format is not very conducive to, in my own personal experience.

I once tried to use chat room sessions with 5 or 10 other people virtually meeting to discuss an idea or project but it proved mind-boggingly exhausting and not very productive at all. So you are welcomed to try initiating another discussion group at http://groups.yahoo.com - there are literally thousands such groups on the Net, most of them barely active - put up a web board on your site (a good way for people to post their ideas without any editorial interference by a moderator - but then who will read dozens of more previous contributions? Much too time-consuming and inefficient IMHO); or try to come up with a new method of activating people's participation which in the end is the greatest challenge of all in this info glut era of 100's of TV channels, movies to see, video and computer games to play (for those who have time for this), media sources to watch and read, emails to review, websites to visit and at least a dozen other essential demands on our time and attention (daily chores, kids, jobs, time to eat, rest, play and meet friends, sleeping hours, etc.), all amounting to a total saturation of people's time and thus narrowing to a tiny window of opportunity the possibilities of engaging people in any meaningful and sustained discussion to sort out ideas and make consensual agreement on any kind of common action.

It is quite amazing in itself that nearly 2000 people on this ERN English list (and 700+ on the French one) are consenting to receive the incredible barrage of information I subject them all with, 4 or 5 days a week, and keep up - to a certain extent of course - with all that is being proposed to their attention.

Ultimately what I feel we need to recognize is that this "cross-connecting to weave the web of oneness" you wish to see is in fact already occuring through this virtual global communities of minds sharing a common flow of thoughts and ideas through these compilations (and their numerous other Internet sources of info and all the other means we have to share ideas), and enacting each in our own spheres of influence whatever new level of awareness and realization that may be fertilized through this medium. The noosphere concept described by Theilhard de Chardin is, to me, more that a mere nice imaginative idea, but an actual reality. We do all share very powerful common bonds of love, Life energies and telepathic communications on many levels, even if we are seldom consciously aware of it.

The emerging global Gaian consciousness - We All Are One - One Mind, One Heart, One Spirit - is a perpetual multidimensional conversation linking up all our most profound desires and aspirations for Lighted, Love-filled, mutually fulfilling relationships in a continuous symphonic orchestration responsing to the inner callings of our One Divine Self and gradually changing the face of this planet, one soul at a time, until a new Era of peaceful, harmonious, blissful existence becomes the overwhelming natural state of being for all Life on Earth. This is what I sense Within, this is what I Choose to invest my living awareness into.




4.

MOST INSPIRATIONAL AND OVERSTANDING-PROVOKING

From: Caroline Browne <CALBrowne@aol.com>
Date: Sat, 3 Nov 2001
Subject: Living on the Edge

Greetings of Peace and Love,

Thank you for continuing to enlighten our existence. Thank you for showing us a different way and helping us towards an overstanding. Peace be Unto You.

Caroline

Let there be Peace on Earth and let it begin with each one of us.

---

Living on the Edge

Willful Annihilation Rationalized. The wanton destruction of life caused by the thoughtless value placed on existence and extinction. When bodies of children, mothers, daughters and fathers whose lives have been exterminated because of a difference in ideology are piled like endless stacks of firewood, whose purpose does this serve? Warfare does nothing but take the innocent along with those who propose to bring a change for the better. Where is the justice and who will speak for those who are no more?

Abandoned dreams and hopes smashed by oppression, hate and intolerance brought on by the judgments formed on the foundation of ignorance, fear and the lack of respect for those who are different and usually have the most to loose. Why can we always find money to support a war, but there's never enough to feed the poor?

Radical leaders who demonstrate peace and do not quiver under the threat of death, but take a stand when they are most criticized for not participating in mute regimes. They know to keep their silence is giving open consent to wrong doings which will affect the future of those held close their hearts.

We go into this century fooled by power and greed, yet we have not learned the lessons of the past. Devastation's of War such as famine, orphans, homelessness, hopelessness, plague and disease just to name a few have rendered us vulnerable to those we have wreaked havoc on. Revelations revealed, but do we take heed? No, we who cause and fuel War bring these apocalypses on ourselves and cannot see the future because we only focus on the present.




5.

Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001
From: LightShift.2000.lightshift@aol.com
Subject: LightShift Update: 11/11/11 and 1/1/2002 Quantum Meditations + Updates

Hello friends:

This is Ken Kalb
LightShift 2000
http://www.lightshift.com

In the midst of our current global predicament, we possess the powerful core resource of spreading love through prayer from our hearts to help raise the consciousness of humanity. We invite you to participate in two major events.

1. We invite all peoples of goodwill to join ?THE GREAT PLANETARY COMMUNION? -- the eleventh month, the eleventh day, the eleventh to the twelfth hour (in your time zone): An hour of joining our hearts around the world, joining with millions of other hearts, and sending Love to uplift Mother Earth and all humanity to create a 29-hour prayer wave of radiance, balance and PEACE.

Simply meditate on your pure inner light and love for an hour (or less) at 11 AM on November 11th with the intention of balance and Peace.

2. You are also invited to participate in this year?s LightShift meditation on 1/1/2002 with the same procedure. This year?s one-hour New Year?s meditation will be at NOON on the 1st, instead of midnight -- in your local time zone. This will make it much easier for more people to participate and not conflict with New Year?s eve festivities. It also begins the New Year and synchronizes with the ongoing first of the month at Noon meditations. In these challenging times, it is critical that we form a critical mass of higher consciousness.

We will create a vibrational wave which will carry forth our highest intention for love, peace and balance for all that exists on our planet.

3. For greater understanding of the metaphysics of 2002, please see "LightShift 2002: The Alchemy of Synergy" at:

http://www.luckystarz.com/alchemy_synergy.html

I think you will find it both inspiring and illuminating.

4. The LightShift Message Forum has become a huge collection of thought provoking perspectives for reporting and seeking the truth of the current global predicament. We invite you to check it out and participate at:

http://www.lightshift.com/wwwboard

We are asking for your assistance in circulating this message vigorously to remind all who wish to participate.

Bless you
May Peace Prevail on Earth,

Ken Kalb
LightShift 2000
http://www.lightshift.com




6.

From: quantum@magicnet.net
Subject: Quantum newsletter Nov issue Part 1
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001

11:11

ONE TO ONE... ONE BY ONE... WE BECOME ONE

As the tangibility and manifestation of separation and polarity begins to dissolve in the NEW SON LIGHT OF ONENESS, we all breathe a deep sign of relief. This time has been long in the "coming." The very core essence of our Soul screams out in joy, celebration, and "knowing," that finally Oneness comes to dance in our hearts and world.

The 11:11 Doorway begins it's activation on November 11, 2001 and closes on January 11, 2002. These three months are referred to as "the Holy Trinity" months, each representing an aspect of God.

January 11, 1992 ushered in the first Descent of the Dovestar. The Dovestar representing all of those on Earth of Light-Heart and intent, who fully remembered who they were, and why they were here on Earth at this time.

The Dovestar struggled to get through the Ascension doorway, held up only by the very thoughts of those who remembered. One by one, a note of remembrance was sounded within the hearts of the Children of Light on Earth. One to one they connected their Heart Lights into a tapestry of God, manifesting for the first time, Heaven on Earth. The Doorway of Light fully opened and accepted the weary Dovestar into her arms. The tone of remembrance sounded around the beautiful blue-green sphere, and radiated throughout the universes. Finally enough Children of Earth had awakened, from the long sleep of forgetfulness.

That was the first Doorway of 11:11, now we enter the 9th level of light and knowing, as we welcome in the ACTIVATION OF THE "ONE" on 11:11. The Heart of the One Sun (Son), when merged with our own heart, ignites a Binary system of Light, not Light divided, but Light squared.

Eleven is the number of masters. 11:11 is an encoded molecular structure of Remembrance, activating the Master of Light we have always been, with the Master of Light that is "Coming." This is the Ascension, and 11:11 is the Ascension Doorway. The Light of Ascension comes in many forms and on many levels. It comes not always in one day, or one moment. But it comes as our every breath, our every though, our every word. For we Ascend and descend continually word by word, thought by thought.

CLIP

NOTE FROM JEAN: This was also suggested for 11:11

Wherever you are on Nov. 11th at 11:00AM (11-11-11) please ring a bell, sound sacred tones with your voice, use whatever sound/instrument you are guided to do. The important thing is that we now need SOUND to help the restoration of BALANCE on the planet.

This date is very important in world peace and carries a very high Spiritual energy. If you are called to join us , please make your Sacred Tones on this day and help us get this information out by sharing it with all you know as soon as possible.




7.

From: EdElkin@aol.com
Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001
Subject: Real Peace

There once was a king who offered a prize to the artist who would paint the best picture of peace. Many artists tried. The king looked at all the pictures. But there were only two he really liked, and he had to choose between them.

One picture was of a calm lake. The lake was a perfect mirror for peaceful towering mountains all around it. Overhead was a blue sky with fluffy white clouds. All who saw this picture thought that it was a perfect picture of peace.

The other picture had mountains, too. But these were rugged and bare. Above was an angry sky, from which rain fell and in which lightning played. Down the side of the mountain tumbled a foaming waterfall. This did not look peaceful at all.

But when the king looked closely, he saw behind the waterfall a tiny bush growing in a crack in the rock. In the bush a mother bird had built her nest. There, in the midst of the rush of angry water, sat the mother bird on her nest- in perfect peace.

Which picture do you think won the prize? The king chose the second picture. Do you know why?

"Because," explained the king, "peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart. That is the real meaning of peace."

I wish for you real peace...

THE FOLLOWING WAS ALSO SENT BY ED - This is written on the wall inside the United Nations building in New York:

"They will beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up swords against nation, nor will they train for war anymore."

IT IS INSPIRING FOR SURE, BUT SOME SEE THIS QUITE DIFFERENTLY...

Dave Hartley <dave@earthcomp.net> commented:

The UN was designed, envisoned, conceived, planned, and has been continuously executed as a top down powerbase for planetary rulership.

You think Roosevelt &/or Churchill were egalitarians? Nyet, non, nein, they were ruling class classists.

You think a nice peaceful world with no war (on account of only das uberlords got any war-making capability) is a wunnerful goal?

AND ABOUT THE UN, I RECEIVED THIS THROUGH "Simeon Nartoomid+" <holyflame@cybermesa.com> of the Planet Prayer Network - http://www.planetprayernet.org:

From Barbara Wolf:

Something unexpected is happening a day earlier, on November 10. In New York City, the General Assembly of the the United Nations will open its session postponed on September 11 because of the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

World leaders are converging on the city to attend the opening. Prime Minister Tony Blair flew yesterday from London to the United States to confer with President Bush before they go to the United Nations on Saturday. Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat will also be at
the United Nations on Saturday.

Saturday presents a perfect opportunity for the leaders of our world to meet and to settle differences so we may have peace.

***

Let us also include a prayer intention in whatever way is appropriate according to our individual beliefs that the Divine Plan unfold via this UN gathering to the highest degree possible.

THIS IS ALSO RELATED:

As U.N. Meets, bin Laden Tape Sets Off Alarms
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/11/09/international/09TERR.html

AND SIMEON ALSO SENT THIS:

"Although the people living across the ocean surrounding us, I believe, are all our brothers and sisters, why are there constant troubles in this world? Why do winds and waves rise in the oceans surrounding us? I only earnestly wish that the wind will soon puff away all the clouds which are hanging over the tops of mountains."

- Shinto Prayer for Peace
Taken from: http://www.geocities.com/~spiritwalk/peaceprayers.htm#shinto




8.

Date: Fri, 9 Nov 2001
From: Amethyst Freeman <angelteehee@yahoo.com.au>
Subject: The Time of the Great Change

Hi Jean,

I am sending Wendy Munro's newsletter as there may be some wisdom in here you feel to share. Wendy has been a metaphysical teacher for many years here in Australia and is respected for her words of
wisdom. Always a little different.

Love and Light blessings,

Amethyst

Note from Jean: Here is an excerpt of this newsletter.
More details can be found at http://www.spirit-of-life.com.au
and for subscription go at http://www.spirit-of-life.com.au/wendy_newsletter.html


The Time of the Great Change

For thousands of years we have known that this is the time for which we have all been waiting. This is the time of the great change. We have known it because we have read the prophecies and listened to the messages of those who work with us. The year 2012 has been predicted to be the year that is referred to by all the seers and prophets of old.

According to the Mayans the fifth world finished in 1992 and the sixth world starts in 2012. We are currently "between worlds". This time is called the "Apocalypse" or the revealing. This means the real truth will be revealed. The power of this revelation is such that all things that are hidden will be revealed in this time period. During this remaining ten years to 2012, we will each need to work on that which we have hidden deep within our psyche. The external world will serve to reveal and expose our innermost fears, in order to be challenged and transmuted. We will be called to face the enemy within.

On a global level the deeper darker secrets of our world will also be revealed. This is a necessity for us to go through the transformation. As it says in the Bible you can't take a camel through the eye of a needle. The higher truths and the greater light of our divinity will also be revealed. That which we have kept hidden, or is yet to be revealed, will also be brought into our awareness. It is the time of the great awakening on all levels. The darker side, for transformation and transmutation, and the lighter side for integration and expression.

For the Mayans, as also for us, the sixth world is still blank. It requires us to create that new world. We have been as little children and now we have grown up. We have come of age and we are being challenged to take on the responsibility of becoming a co-creator with All That Is.

The laws of creation are very simple. The only requirement is that you begin to use those laws with conscious awareness. You need to make willed choices; be clear about your vision for the future, recognise what you really desire, change limiting beliefs, and think and feel in harmony with what you would really like to create. Your emotions need to be engaged in all their fullness. Pray, ask, imagine, decide, hold the resonance, feel the reality and the gratitude for what you are creating. Believe totally in what you are creating. Above all else be loving and compassionate in your creative process.

During the Apocalypse, or the time "between worlds" many people will be going through very significant personal changes. When terror strikes, people respond in familiar ways. The temptation to avoid the enemy is one of our most common patterns. In truth, there is no real "enemy", except that which lies within the individual and the collective psyche of a culture or country.

What is not owned is projected onto another. Who is our enemy ? The one who attempts to destroy us by dis-empowering, devaluing, condemning, hating and terrorizing. The enemy is that part of us that devalues us, takes away our sense of power, seeks to punish or condemn by beating us up, hates who we are and terrorizes us into impotence and fear.

The impact of the enemy, both within and without is that we lose our will power. The will to take action in our personal lives is severely impacted. We don't speak out for fear of being punished. We don't take the necessary actions that would change the strangle hold that our own sense of terror or dread has over us. Who or what were we most afraid of as a child? In what way did we expect there to be some divine retribution/justice and we would have to suffer the consequences? What secrets do we still feel lie deep within our psyche that if anyone else found out about them they would surely hate us?

The enemy that lies within us also consumes our dreams and visions of the future, the world we wish to create. We can no longer trust the future or believe in ourselves enough to know that we can make a difference. The enemy also takes away our happiness and joy of life and our sense of abundance. We allow the enemy within to take away our sense of value and self worth. We devalue ourselves by negating that we are significant.

It is time to renew our dreams and visions for our new world. It is time to let go our need for justice and retribution. These are attitudes that belong to an avenging God or a punishing parent. We seem to want to continue with the belief that we are to punish or be punished according to some old outmoded inaccurate sense of karma.

We somehow feel the need to take over the role of God. For those who would ask "Do we just let them get away with it?" Perhaps it is important to understand the deeper principles. If there were a punishing God and there isn't then we need to know that Divine justice will prevail. If there is no punishing God then why do we feel the need to seek some form of vindication, both on ourselves for past deeds, or the external enemy?

Forgiveness is essential for each of us on that very personal level. We really need to be able to forgive ourselves for what even past deeds we did or didn't do. Only then can we really let go of the need to feel that there will be some form of divine justice that will come to seek us out and provide due punishment. If we don't forgive ourselves both personally and as a nation, then we live in fear and trepidation as we wait for the terrorist act or the dreadful event to punish us as if some divine justice made it OK.

When a group or nation of people who have come together hold a collective memory of a regret, guilt or shame, that collective memory, overlaid with a belief in divine retribution will provide an experience that will affirm that belief. "God is punishing us because we are too wealthy, powerful, successful or because we as a nation destroyed people in our quest for power". We have enslaved others for hundreds of years through the use of tyranny. We our now being enslaved by that same tyranny expressed in another way.

The power of resonance and the willingness to forgive as a nation and as an individual, to hold true to your sense of personal power, your dreams for the future and your willingness to be happy without the need for reprisal will enable a great healing to take place on all levels.







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