Peace Day - September 21, 2008 - 50
WORlDPeace stArtsfRomWithin by Hale Dwoskin At our core, every human being contains the seed for world peace within them. This seed for world peace is our own presence of awareness or intuitive knowingness. In most of us, our awareness appears to be covered over by many layers of contrary beliefs, attitudes, thinking and feeling. We often treat these coverings as though they are who we are and as though they are the truth, thereby forgetting that we can simply let them go. This article explores a few of the key perspectives and processes that you can use to dissolve, see through, or let go of these obstructive beliefs, thoughts and feelings. These inner actions, when done in combination with positive external action, can make a huge difference in the outcome of our efforts to save this beautiful planet. outer opposition melts away as well. You can use these Holistic Releasing questions to assist you. Ask the following two questions in succession several times and allow these two opposing energies to dissolve into each other. Could I allow myself to feel as hateful as I do? Could I allow myself to feel as loving as I do? Continue to ask these two questions one after the other until you feel your inner peace and love shinning through. bE for thE soLution and LEt go of thE ProbLEm Since our world is a reflection of what we think and feel, what we resist or oppose grows stronger. We create our reality based on what the mind can picture. If you’re anti-war, for instance, what you are picturing is war, not peace. So, the best way to support any cause is to be for the solution, rather than being opposed to the problem. As you take action toward supporting world peace, hold in mind what you would like to achieve. If you find your mind fighting the problem, do your best to let go of the fight and refocus on your desired outcome. Using world peace as an example, you can use these questions taken from The Sedona Method: Am I fighting or resisting war in this moment? Could I welcome whatever feeling this brings up within me? Could I let go of this feeling of fight or resistance? Would I let it go? When? Author Hale Dwoskin bEcomE transParEnt As you move to help others, you may experience opposition as the world appears to push back. This can take the form of others resisting or doubting your efforts, acting threatened by you, or your own difficulty in following through on positive actions. In order not to collapse under this intense pressure, it is important to learn to become as transparent as you can to these turbulent energies as they appear to come at you. Our reflex when challenged in this way is to contract, shut down, protect ourselves or simply push harder. When we protect ourselves in this manner, we are merely holding in the pain and suffering. Even though it is counter intuitive, the safest and most effective thing you can do when being challenged is to let go of whatever feelings this brings up within you. Open inside and become as transparent as possible. Transparency is what’s here naturally when you don’t erect artificial walls around you. As you become transparent, you will discover that you actually feel safer and have more energy to support positive change. This allows you to act from what you know is best in each situation, rather than getting caught in defensive reacting. dissoLvE your hatE To the degree we hate anyone, we hate everyone. If we feel darkness in our hearts, we tend to project and attract that into our world. We then feel like we have to fight with our world in order to accomplish positive change. The more we feel like we have to wage war for peace, the more we create the opposite in our experience. It is critically important that we work on our own inner landscape in addition to working on the outer landscape to create lasting peace on earth. The best way to do this is to let go of fear, frustration, hate, doubt or whatever inner obstacles you may be facing personally as you strive to do good. As you let go, you will naturally uncover the peace that is at your core and you’ll find that the 50 Peace Day 2008
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