Tuesday, August 08, 2006
THE MEANING OF PEACE
The meaning of peace - real peace, not merely a cease-fire - is in the realization of Power. We fight when we feel threatened, when we feel weak. Even if the idea to fight comes from the desire to conquer a "weaker" opponent, that idea comes from a consciousness of fear - of essential powerlessness.
Peace is an inner consciousness of the realization of divine Power -- and of one's connection to Source. The belief in this connection is a belief in plenty, a belief in love, a belief in oneness. You do not go to war from a belief in oneness. You do not rob another from a belief in oneness. You do not abuse another from a belief in oneness.
A religion teaching oneness cannot be used as an excuse for a religious war. Yet, oneness is our essential nature, our birthright, our essence. Failure to realize this is to live from a consciousness of separation - a lonely place to be.
Unless and until the belief in oneness becomes more pervasive, we are doomed to conflict, war, terrorism, and grief - with an occasional cease fire. A cease-fire is a pause between battles, not a sense of peace. A cease fire seems to recognize conflict as natrual, or at least inevitable, and is a temporary lapse in that violent state.
Peace is a recognition of Power and a choice to live from that powerful awareness -- that you are connected to Spirit, that you are divine in nature, that you are an eternal being at the soul level. From such beliefs spring the decision to live in peace -- to BE peace.
This planet, if it is to have true peace, will have it as a result of the decision of each person to BE peace. More of us are making that decision.
For those interested, a gathering to explore the true meaning of peace is being held at the Westlake Church of Religious Science on August 17th at 7:00 PM. Come and join in a celebration of oneness and in setting a personal intention to BE peace in your life.
Love and Light,