Thursday, August 7, 2014

The War Within

Taking sides in a war is creating another kind of conflict. But it does teach us about human conditioning and how social, cultural, and political conditioning keeps us in shackles. If we choose sides, it’s only because we are puppets in the political game. Choosing a side undoubtedly creates a division and division is conflict, which is how wars begin in the first place. From both a physics and spiritual point of view, our timeline is a continuum; it has no beginning or end. So just for discussion’s sake, if we look at the timeline of forever, every country at one point or another has been in a war. Every country has obliterated or killed. So it is fair to say that a country that is not in war at the present, was once in a war in the so-called past and most certainly will be in a war in the so-called future. Time cannot be divided because it is a continuum so where does that place us? We are all the same because we are all in the same timeline.  
It is interesting to consider that the Israelis and the Palestinians were born of the same father, Abraham. If we take a look at history, we will see that the most vicious and heinous wars were the civil wars. Makes one think about the concept of brotherly love, doesn’t it? 

If at the present moment in this brief history of time, the countries in which we were born are not engaged in brutal warfare (although I find that hard to believe since most of us are westerners), what we can do is take a look at ourselves and really see how we deal with the people closest to us, such as those on this website. Conflict of any sort is a form of violence. ‘I am right, you are wrong. I am good, you are bad. I take the side of the weaker, you take the side of the stronger, conclusion, I am a better person.’ Rubbish. It’s the ego talking. The ego tries to convince us that the ‘I’ is not part of the ‘We’. So an illusory form of division is created out of the fear that someone is apparently different from us…. and this inevitably leads to violence. Violence usually begins orally. 
If we take sides, we are simply puppets being manipulated by everything and everyone around us. We are continually being conditioned…socially, religiously, politically, culturally. One will never be free that way. 
You cannot take the ‘I’ out of the ‘We’. 
The minute one mentally and verbally separates 'them' from 'us', conflict plants its seed. 
However, if we are responsible for the conflict, division, and violence, it’s axiomatic that we can turn it around. So, if we want to end something, we must end the ego. 
I believe that at the source, people are good and loving. To love comes more naturally. We are conditioned to hate because that makes us easier to manipulate. 
By the way, if I had to 'take a side', I would take the side of 'all wars are wrong'. 

Love and Light and Peace