Good evening, my friends. We continue to drift ominously toward a global conflict most of us thought until two months ago was in the rear view mirror. It’s time to put the power of our minds to work to shift this momentum. This is the topic of my latest video.
If we are to have peace, the people of this planet must want it more than the power brokers want to profit from conflict.
Wherever you are on your journey, know that you’re awesome!
The world has been mesmerized in recent weeks by the aggressive war in Ukraine initiated by Russian President Vladimir Putin. I will leave aside commentary on that war in this post. Suffice it to say this is a situation that could have and should have been avoided, but here we are.
The question at hand is how do we deal with the horrific scenes coming out of Ukraine and the fears of this escalating into war between nuclear-armed powers? In many ways, it feels like the nightmare we avoided during the 50 years of the old Cold War.
Here are five ways you can deal psychologically with this situation.
Know your limits – There’s wall-to-wall news coverage on the current horror and speculation on what could happen next. Know when you’ve had enough. Turn it off. You can’t expose yourself to this all day long day after day and expect to stay mentally sound.
Do something constructive – Many feel helpless and a need to “do something.” Figure out a way to help. Donate some money or food. Go volunteer with a group helping over there. Do something to make a positive difference. It can help alleviate that helpless feeling.
See a positive outcome – There’s massive amounts of worry and angst that this awful situation could get even worse, even turn into World War 3. The world and the situation need a large number of people not giving into that energy and staying focused on a positive outcome to this situation.
Look for opportunities – One of my favorite Einstein quotes is, “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” What’s going on right now is horrible, but where’s the opportunity? What do I mean? One of the biggest things we can do in a situation like this is learn from the mistakes that led to it. That’s hard to do in the moment, but we must understand that there were ways on all sides to prevent this outcome. We must understand how we missed those and make sure, when we are given the next chance, we don’t miss them again.
See the beyond – This one is related to the previous two. This situation will end at some point. All events – positive and negative – change the landscape of our reality. Fortunately, we have a say in what those changes are. Let’s begin now seeing what is possible for a new and better future coming from this situation. Let’s create the energetic gravity NOW for that better situation.
Finally, I’d say this. The hatreds and divisions forming because of this situation will have to be released when this is over. That will be hardest for the people most affected – the Ukrainians – but we must do it. Those hatreds have no place and no purpose in that better situation in the future. They only serve to continue pulling us backward just as this war is attempting to do.
Wherever you are on your journey today, know that you are awesome!
People say our divides are too wide and our differences too much.
Sorry, but I have to call BS on that. If we focus the surface – the masks, roles, and containers – then those people are right.
When we go a layer deeper and remember these forms that seem to separate us are all made of star dust, we begin to see the commonality and unity.
When we go one more step – beyond the material – to the level of consciousness, we smack our foreheads and say, “What was I thinking? Now I remember.”
We remember that we are conscious beings all and call connected to the cosmic consciousness that is our true root system. We remember that we are here playing these games in time and space for the growth, the experience, and the fun.
But, some might counter, “That’s nice but how does it solve inequality, injustice, and suffering?”
To that I reply, no one who has truly understood the truth about who we all are – every one of us – will ever permit any of those ills to be visited upon themselves or anyone else.
Forgetting, separation and the fear they cause are the real problem. Remembering, unification and the love they evoke are the solution.
I’m harping a bit on peace lately, my friends. I hope you’ll excuse me. I’m simply troubled by the fact that at a time when humanity could and should be peacefully prospering on this planet and aspiring to new things beyond, we keep coming back around to low-vibration energies such as fear, anger, violence, and tribal behavior.
It is my firm conviction that humanity’s destiny is peace within us and among and and a civilization ready to take its rightful place among the stars.
While a quick perusal of the headlines may make my dream seem Pollyannic, I firmly believe this is what we’re capable of achieving. The next question is always how.
It’s not a secret. The great sages across time and space of given us all the clues we need to get there. It begins with ending the war within, continues with ceasing to spread the war outside of us, and I’d add it is completed by reaching a critical mass of people who cannot imagine living in any other way.
These affirmations are meant to start at that place within, where the first battle must be won, if it is to be won at all.
Be peaceful, my friends, and prosperous. In case no one has reminded you today, you are awesome. Be sure to bookmark it and return often when you need a little boost of peace.
Something will decide you. Let it be love, compassion, and peace.
If you allow the anger and the vitriol to win, you eventually become filled with it.
If you allow “Us” vs. “Them” to triumph, we’ll wind up with an unhappy cinder of a world.
Be open to change. Be open to new ideas. It’s the way of our Universe. Nothing, nothing, stays the same forever. Stopping change is impossible. We can only hope to mold it into something more productive and that helps more people.
A really famous guy counseled to walk a mile in the other person’s shoes today. If you do, I promise, you’ll find a sympathetic figure wanting most of the same things you want. If one mile doesn’t get tou there, walk two. If you’re still angry at the person, you haven’t walked far enough.
The sky is a big place for a narrow mind and a closed heart. Let yours be opened from horizon to horizon. See with new eyes.
Yes, something will decide you. Let it be love, compassion, and peace.
Just in case no one else has reminded you today, you’re awesome!