How long have we all waited for peace to come? – for peace to arise out of the midst of chaos. How long in our personal lives? How long in our families? How long in our world?
Peace is a process of devotion to the divine act of will. Peace is the highest form of compassion. It is the Presence fully embodied. Peace is an awareness known by few, but dreamed about by billions. Peace comes when you fully integrate the conflict that rests deep within you.
These conflicts come like waves from an ocean always lapping upon the shore. They can do one of two things – they can either erode the shore of your inner world or, they can shape this shore into beauty. This is the choice of your will.
Your will has been given to you to use as a divine direction. It is a sword, which, when wielded with devotion towards awareness, compassion, and loving kindness, can direct the energy of 10,000 suns.
The question we must ask ourselves is, “Why do I have a will? What is true willpower? Where does my willpower and my divine will meet?”
Clearly, we are in the age of phenomenal change. This change is bringing the heights of joy and the depths of sorrow. Some of our joy is confusing such as the death of Osama bin Laden. How can we feel joy at any death? But then he was responsible for the death of so many.
Seeing the president speak with calm and forthright devotion and knowingness to uphold truth was an act of divine will. It was a difficult decision to uphold liberty. His choice was daring and courageous.
We have been taught that it is a sin to kill. The question is, “What is a greater sin?”
These are the questions we must ask ourselves as we attempt to find a kernel of peace within. Whenever a dictator of evil is destroyed, it unravels the net of destruction that was his will. Let us pray now that there is no leader who can take Osama bin Laden’s place and that the voice of the people who are at the mercy of a tyrant’s rage and insanity can now speak up for freedom.
We are faced with a profound teaching as people of consciousness. We must ask ourselves, “Can I hold within my heart and mind the paradox that at some time something must be killed? And, at the same time understand the tragedy, the complexity of this with the deepest compassion for that which must be taken away?”
These are hard questions and require much thought. But all transformation requires that we ask hard questions and think deeply. There are no simple answers and there is no solution to the human condition. There is only wisdom and understanding. Wisdom is the choice of knowing when to live and when to die, when to destroy and when to create, and when to build and when to tear down.
We are here to understand the deepest meaning of all energies – good and evil – without any judgment. We are here to not only understand, but to bring clarity into the muddy waters where light and dark meet. This takes introspection and contemplation. We are one with all things.
You are one with “All That Is.” You are one with all the world – tyrants and peacekeepers, Sayers of truth and bringers of harmony, the righteous and the damned, the wealthy and the poor, the one who is fed and sleeps soundly and the one who is starving and has a fitful rest. Look within yourself. Attune to this great momentous happening and ask yourself, “Where is Osama bin Laden in my consciousness? Where is the tyrant who would destroy all of my dreams, goodness and loving kindness?”
Become the President of your own country – your inner world – and plan an operation that can free you from this tyrant. America was founded on the precepts that all men are created equal, that we have liberty and justice for all. It is a vision that has sent waves of thought throughout the world. It is the vision that has empowered people to stand up and say, “I choose freedom from tyranny and injustice.”
This vision and this spirit in the Presence of who we, as World citizens, as members of the United States of America, have, for the world, a far greater duty than some actions we take. It is about the way we view ourselves, the impact we have upon those who share our founding fathers vision. It is time now to stand up, to look into the sky, and to uphold the vision in each and every thought you have, word you speak, and action you take. Each one of us must ask, “Where is my divine will? How do I find my divine will? How do I bring my devotion into the world in action?”
Many brave souls have lived through and watched tornadoes rip through their land; they lived through their own war. Many have experienced destruction of another kind – the rising waters of the Mississippi, the fires of Texas, and the earthquakes of Japan. And though there is no evil behind this destruction, there is no mastermind of Osama bin Laden, there is the destruction that happens in our temporal world.
This temporal world is fragile. As so, the inner structure of your consciousness and the inner workings of your heart, your psyche, and your mind, are fragile and can break easily. Thus, the outpouring of God’s love is what will make your mind, your heart and your psyche strong.
The mind of God can weather any storm. The mind of God is divine will. Your mind has the ability to hold a strength beyond anything you thought possible. But, this can only happen when you see the world through new eyes and can truly read the energy of what’s happening. When you can do this, you will know peace in the middle of chaos no matter what it looks like. You will stay in the present moment in action like a dancer moving from one step to the next effortlessly.
Now, we are being asked to do hold an advanced state of consciousness – being fully present in the moment of the Now. This is how we will not only survive, but also thrive. What we have been through and what we are going to face in the years to come depends upon our ability to soar through these unforeseen changes.
The pursuit of peace is noble. In peace is your nobility. In peace is the divine structure of the mind of God. And, this mind is yours for the taking. All you need do is look within and shine the ray of hope and faith into the fields of your heart, clearing away with forgiveness all that brings you strife and inner conflict. When each of you can do this, the inner Kingdom of Peace, the sacred garden of all existence, is free to grow like a field of flowers opening in the spring.
When you take your magnificent mind and focus your mind, with divine will, to loving thoughts of gratitude, care and concern for those who suffer and ask yourself, “What can I do to help,” you will remember what it means to be free.
Our world is complex – your outer world and your inner world. There is a place of mystery that you cannot begin to understand the why’s and how’s of the conflicts. But, you can, and you must, find the great sapphire of shining light, which is the beacon of your Soul for God and our world. The time is now to step out of hiding and to say,
“I can begin again. There is hope. I have hope and I can create a new world of peace.”
© Deirdre Hade May 11, 2011