Seven Truths - Perceiving this War Differently

Written by Robert Elias Najemy

Seven Truths - Perceiving this War Differently

Dear Friends,

May this find you all well and happy.

I feelrepparttar need to share with you some thoughts about what helps me deal more positively deal withrepparttar 126969 impressions and feelings about this increasingly ugly war.

Natural Feelings and Questions

Regardless of our beliefs about whether it is right or justified, it is natural to be affected byrepparttar 126970 tension, pain, sorrow and anger around it.

It is natural to feelrepparttar 126971 pain of those being bombed and losing their loved ones whether they be Iraqis or American or British families losing their precious spouses and children.

It is natural for many to feel angry about America’s choice to ignorerepparttar 126972 UN and causerepparttar 126973 death of so many innocent people – including its own.

And equally natural for those who think about Saddam Hussein’s reign-of-terror to see him as a threat to world peace.

Some may see all this as a senseless waste of human life, not to mention so much money and human energy, that could be used for health and education programs inrepparttar 126974 USA and aroundrepparttar 126975 world and thus - eliminating all our enemies with love, food and education - rather than with weapons.

Some people, depending on their beliefs and programmings, might wonder: v Why do these people - Iraqi and Coalition - have to go through this pain and loss?

v Why do these people have to be bombed?

v Why has Saddam Hussein killed so many of his people?

v Why doesn't he leave so his people are not killed?

v How has America become so self-righteous and oblivious to others’ beliefs, rights and dignity?

v What has happened to truth?

v When will we live in peace and love?

v How long will we create pain for ourselves?

Many of us feel so helpless and unable to do something about it.

Seven Truths

In our previous issue we have mentioned Seven Steps that each of us can take towards making a difference.

In this issue, I would like to briefly mention 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 allowing it.»

This applies to this war in Iraq and Sept 11th and every other horrible event that has occurred – and of courserepparttar 126976 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 notrepparttar 126977 solution torepparttar 126978 problem.

2. The second concept is that all events and situations haverepparttar 126979 sole function of provoking our inner learning process.

Thus we each need to look inwardly to see what we can learn from this situation.

What might be some possible lessons?

a. Some may need to learn to use power more wisely and not for personal benefit.

b. Many will need to learn forgiveness and understanding.

c. Others will need to learn to feel God’s presence even inrepparttar 126980 midst of bombs, pain andrepparttar 126981 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 inrepparttar 126982 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 ofrepparttar 126983 divine.

g. And perhapsrepparttar 126984 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 torepparttar 126985 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 identification.

Believing in Jesus is NOT a Religion, and God is NOT a Christian

Written by Ina Bliss

What arerepparttar major misconceptions by ignorant atheists [Less than 4% ofrepparttar 126968 world population (]? The ‘fact’ that we are primarily body, and spirituality comes second isrepparttar 126969 first and most important mistake of all withrepparttar 126970 biggest consequence of falsehood. When they talk about Jesus’(and His so-called Church’s) violence againstrepparttar 126971 human body, they misconstrue that human life is ‘sacred’. Wrong, people. Our spiritual life is sacred, and human (3-dimensional) life is temporary. We will all inevitably return torepparttar 126972 spiritual realm, whether you like it or not. You may go through ‘hell’ on earth already, for love and happiness are ONLY possible with and through Jesus, and that is stillrepparttar 126973 law.

But, you don’t have to, for our Creator has sent Him to us as His first-born, for our support and guidance. Jesus was here to present a wake-up call: “Hey, y’all, forgetrepparttar 126974 ten commandments; they did not work. You are (wo)men, you remain sinners, period.

“Watch me! First, I am going intorepparttar 126975 desert and not eat for 40 days, so that I can be extremely exhausted and challenged by temptation. What am I showing you and my heavenly father? That my body means squat, and I am here to demonstrate a higher cause.

“When I perform a wonder next, such as making a blind man see, I really mean to get humanity to understand that there is a ‘third’ eye forrepparttar 126976 spiritual realm and understanding. I am frustrated that my ministry is limited torepparttar 126977 physical stuff, and have to go away by myself to pray, many times.

“Finally I am going to die a bloody death onrepparttar 126978 cross, because I once and for all want to take your attention away(!) from ‘SIN’ by ‘taking it upon myself’, and let you watch my ascension back torepparttar 126979 spiritual realm later.

"I proclaimed my NEW covenant of LOVE & HOPE. But, did you guys get it? NO! To most, it meant, yeah, right, they tell us that this dude went up. But I ain’t believing that. Or, maybe it was possible for Him, due to His connections, but I’m not made fromrepparttar 126980 same stuff.

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