Monday, November 16, 2015

After the Paris Attacks...

Hurt people, hurt others. We have all heard of this saying. 

"Anger is simply a manifestation of hurt, fear, or frustration." - Dr. Phil

A couple days after the Paris attacks by ISIS, I wonder how humanity can create heaven on earth. To answer this question, I turn to Bashar, an individual whom I consider to be a life teacher. I am curious to know his wisdom on evil, darkness, and negative energies. 

When we hurt others, we are attempting to reconnect with others in the only way we know how to - at the moment. If we felt connected with others, we would naturally want to love them back. We would not want to hurt or kill others. Even if what you believed on core issues are different from another, i.e., religion, you will still respect them and you will care for them. So in essence, when we are hurting, we are trying to reconnect with others with a really poor tool - anger, lashing out. 

There is wisdom in this quote:

"If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world. then eliminate all that is dark and negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation"
- Lao Tzu

If  we can love and respect ourselves, we can love and respect others. When we show unconditional love and respect to others, we teach and enforce unconditional love in them, and in turn, they will do the same for those they encounter. When we love ourselves, we will not feel the need to control, or dominate others. Those who try and gain power, who try to control or dominate others, are ironically saying to others, I have NO POWER, so I need to force myself upon you or the situation. 

Well how do we love others in the first place? Can we really choose who we connect with? We act accordingly not to what we know is true, but what we feel to be true. Our feelings are directly linked to our beliefs and viewpoints. How can we shift our beliefs? By having new experiences that overtake that old belief. When enough people are convinced of a belief, we reach a critical mass. 

"Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has finally come." - Victor Hugo

We don't think about it every time we communicate directly or indirectly with someone else, but we influence them, and they influence us. That affects their beliefs on some level. This is why Lao Tzu's wisdom is truth. When we radiate unconditional love, naturally, without trying to be consciously aware of it every interaction, we will naturally affect those we pass by in a powerful and positive way. And when that individual experiences enough of that, their old beliefs stooped in negativity will be replaced. And when they radiate with compassion and caring, we will reach heaven on earth. 

Despite the negativity of the some of the things around the world, I have an intuitive sense that humanity's collective energy is more positive than negative as of now, and will grow in the times to come. I can't prove it, but...

call me psychic.

“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”

― John Lennon