Meditation Focus #78
Transmuting Fear Into Love
What follows is the 78th Meditation Focus suggested for the two consecutive weeks beginning Sunday, December 29, 2002.
TRANSMUTING FEAR INTO LOVE
2. Meditation times
3. More information on this Meditation Focus
4. Special Complement: "The Shape of Things to Come in 2003" through David Wilcock
As we are about to enter a new year, the world stands on the brink of several major challenges that will test the peace-seeking resolve and high-spirited endurance of all Light workers currently on Earth. The list of issues and crisis covered in each successive Meditation Focus over the past year is a continuous reminder of the severity of the ongoing travails of our planet in its long evolutionary progress towards an imminent Light-filled future, and also a vibrant testimony to the dedication of the growing number of souls who have responded to the call to actively participate in the healing of this living biosphere and all its inhabitants in preparation for the great shift underway towards this New Era of unprecedented global harmony and peace. Not only are millions of our brothers and sisters going through untold suffering, hunger and privation in a world of unbalanced plenty, but millions more are facing the growing spectre of another war that could jeopardize their precarious hold onto a semblance of sanity and security.
As those challenges create repercussions seen and unseen in the lives of all other humans unaffected so far, the entire planet is experiencing mounting pressures from all octaves of manifestation to evolve to a higher frequency of expression of the innate potential for good and harmony that has lain dormant for aeons but which is now coming to living fruition as we all enter the last stretch towards the ascending crescendo of God-guided adjustments at all levels in the rejuvenating process preparing us for the cathartic shift into a higher dimension of existence on Terra Gaia, in less than 10 years from now. From the perspective of the caterpillar-like consciousness still enclosed into the cocoon of its fading illusions, much of what is to transpire in 2003 and beyond still holds a residual emotional charge of fear and uncertainty as it doubts its cosmic mission of planetary redemption will survive the cataclysmic tests thrown at it by the ever-resourceful dedication of those souls still entrapped into the dying embers of the past era of ego magnification and dark pursuits of grandeur through violence and war. Being frozen in a state of disempowering fear is right where they would hope to maintain those who are now awakening to their innate divine nature, those who have been sent here to assist in shepherding the greatest possible number of souls towards the Promised Land of the New Enlightened Earth.
Please dedicate your prayers and meditations, as guided by Spirit, in the coming two weeks, and especially in synchronous attunement at the usual time this and next week Sundays, to contribute in accelerating the Awakening, individually and globally, and facilitating the passage of the coming tribulations so as to lighten up as much as possible the burden of suffering endured by so many beings, thus enabling the soul testing of our spiritual mettle to proceed in the most possible efficient way, ever ascending towards the Light of our true collective divine nature like countless moths irresistibly attracted towards the vibrant Flame radiating from within the Infinity at the core of each Atom of Conscious Bliss That We Are. May we help radiate this growing consciouness in every waking moment of our Terra bound existence, connecting with each other in a glorious symphony of crystal-clear global Intent aligned with the Supreme Will of the One Universal Life Source in All, and ever expanding, as guided from Within, the New Consciousness that is soon to pervade every sentient being on this ascending New Earth, thus forever transmuting any residual fear into love, for the Highest Good of All.
This whole Meditation Focus is also available at http://www.aei.ca/~cep/MeditationFocus78.htm
"Love is the river of life in this world. Think not that ye know it who stand at the little tinkling rill, the first small fountain. Not until you have gone through the rocky gorges, and not lost the stream; not until you have gone through the meadow, and the stream has widened and deepened until fleets could ride on its bosom; not until beyond the meadow you have come to the unfathomable ocean, and poured your treasures into its depths.. .not until then can you know what love is."
- Henry Ward Beecher
2. MEDITATION TIMES
i) Global Meditation Day: Sunday at 16:00 Universal Time (GMT) or at noon local time. Suggested duration: 30 minutes.
ii) Golden Moment of At-Onement: Daily, at the top of any hour, or whenever it better suits you.
These times below now correspond to 16:00 Universal Time/GMT:
Honolulu 6:00 AM -- Anchorage 7:00 AM -- Los Angeles 8:00 AM -- Denver 9:00 AM -- San Salvador, Mexico City, Houston & Chicago 10:00 AM -- New York, Toronto & Montreal 11:00 AM -- Halifax, Santo Domingo, La Paz & Caracas 12:00 PM -- Montevideo, Asuncion * & Santiago * 1:00 PM -- Rio de Janeiro * 2:00 PM -- London, Dublin, Lisbon, Reykjavik & Casablanca 4:00 PM -- Lagos, Algiers, Geneva, Rome, Berlin, Paris & Madrid 5:00 PM -- Ankara, Jerusalem, Johannesburg, Athens, Helsinki & Istanbul 6:00 PM -- Baghdad, Moscow & Nairobi 7:00 PM -- Tehran 7:30 PM -- Islamabad 9:00 PM -- Calcutta & New Delhi 9:30 PM -- Dhaka 10:00 PM -- Rangoon 10:30 PM -- Hanoi, Bangkok & Jakarta 11:00 PM -- Hong Kong, Perth, Beijing & Kuala Lumpur +12:00 AM -- Seoul & Tokyo +1:00 AM -- Brisbane, Canberra & Melbourne +2:00 AM -- Wellington * +5:00 AM
+ means the place is one day ahead of Universal Time/Greenwich Mean Time.
* means the place is observing daylight saving time (DST) at the moment.
You may also check at http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/full.html to find your current corresponding local time if a closeby city is not listed above.
3. More information on this Meditation Focus
This complement of information may help you to better understand the various aspects pertaining to the summary description of the subject of this Meditation Focus. It is recommended to view this information from a positive perspective, and not allow the details to tinge the positive vision we wish to hold in meditation. Since what we focus on grows, the more positive our mindset, the more successful we will be in manifesting a vision of peace and healing. This complementary information is provided so that a greater knowledge of what needs healing and peace-nurturing vibrations may assist us to have an in-depth understanding of what is at stake and thus achieve a greater collective effectiveness.
Published on December 27, 2002 by Reuters
UN Refugee Chief Says Iraq War Would Be Disaster
by Huda Majeed Saleh
BAGHDAD - War with Iraq, with biological or chemical agents possibly unleashed, will be a human calamity, the U.N. refugee chief warned -- exactly a month before a final arms inspectors' report might trigger a conflict.
"Believe me, it will be a disaster from a humanitarian perspective," Ruud Lubbers, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), said in a BBC interview.
He raised the specter that bacteriological or chemical weapons -- for evidence of which UN inspectors are currently scouring Iraq -- could be used in a conflict.
He urged the international community to prevent war, and not to fight unless Iraqi President Saddam Hussein could not be disarmed if he still has such weapons, which Saddam denies.
"Only, only, when Saddam Hussein does not comply with both the inspections and the consequences of the inspections...then there can be reason for a military intervention," said Lubbers.
Inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency and a UN mission toured the Modern Company for Brewery and other sites on Friday as the mission to scour Iraq for traces of atomic, biological or chemical weapons entered its second month.
Iraq said on Thursday the experts had found no evidence of banned weapons. The inspectors are now starting to interview scientists who worked on now abandoned weapons programs.
The 100-plus inspectors -- whose predecessors left the country in 1998 after Baghdad halted cooperation -- are due to issue their next report on January 9 and a final one on January 27, with speculation growing this could spark war.
A UN Security Council resolution last month gave Iraq a last chance to come clean on its weapons programs -- as required by resolutions stemming back to the 1991 Gulf War -- or face consequences, which is diplomatic speak for possible war.
America, still embroiled in Afghanistan and building up forces in the Gulf, faced a grave war of words on a new front as North Korea accused it of rushing into an "extremely dangerous confrontation" over the communist state's nuclear plans.
Keen to win over allies lukewarm about a possible war with Iraq, Washington sent two senior officials for talks in Turkey but the key NATO member said it wanted to see the results of the weapons inspectors' mission before promising any support.
"Turkey will not finalize its position until the UN Security Council's decision," said government leader Tayyip Erdogan.
"The report by the UN inspectors about weapons of mass destruction has not been submitted yet."
Iraq says the United States is planning to attack it regardless of the findings of the weapons inspectors.
Published on December 27, 2002 by the International Herald Tribune
Iraqis' Suffering Can Be Made Worse - Don't go to war
by Barbara Stocking
OXFORD, England -- Iraq is not only on the brink of war. It is teetering on the edge of a humanitarian disaster. Child mortality rates have rocketed since the United Nations imposed sanctions in 1990. Up to 16 million people - more than two-thirds of the population - already rely on a fragile system of food aid for their survival.
What are we planning to do about this? The United States and Britain are gearing up for war. Oxfam has 60 years experience of working in conflict. We know the impact that military action has on civilians. In some cases, as in Rwanda, military action is necessary to save lives and is justified. But, on the basis of our experience and the current evidence, we cannot see how a military strike on Iraq can be justified, nor indeed how such an attack could be waged without violating international humanitarian law.
Iraq's economy is already devastated. Even with the food rationing system set up by the international community, malnutrition is widespread, especially among women and children.
A recent visit to Iraq by aid agency experts, including an Oxfam specialist, confirmed that the water and sanitation system is on the verge of collapse.
Most urban homes get piped water but two-thirds of it is untreated. In rural parts of central and southern Iraq, Unicef says only 46 percent of homes have piped water. In the towns, the trucks that empty cesspits and septic tanks are not working properly because there are no spares, tires and batteries. Sewage flows back into people's houses.
Iraq's water and sanitation system depends on an electrical supply that was crippled during the 1991 air strikes. Eleven years later, it is thought that one-third of the national power supply is still down. Most water treatment plants have their own generators, but 70 percent of them don't work.
Any military action that damages power supplies will inevitably destroy the already fragile water and sanitation system. Inevitably, disease will sweep through the population. Any attack that affects roads, ports or railways will lead to the collapse of the system of food distribution upon which the bulk of Iraq's population depends.
Article 54 of Additional Protocol 1 of the Geneva convention prohibits attacks upon "objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population." In Iraq, this must be taken to include ports, roads, railways and power lines. The convention states that "in no event shall actions against these objects be taken which may be expected to leave the civilian population with such inadequate food or water as to cause its starvation or force its movement."
Given this, how can an attack on Iraq fail to violate international humanitarian law?
Weapons of mass destruction are a real threat to global stability. But in this case the advocates of military action have failed to demonstrate that Iraqi weapons of mass destruction pose such an imminent threat that the risks to the civilian population can be outweighed.
It is dangerous to assume that the suffering of Iraq's people, from Iraqi government policy as well as from 12 years of inept sanctions, could not get any worse. A military attack on Iraq could worsen it.
The writer is director of Oxfam. She contributed this comment to the International Herald Tribune.
Published on December 26, 2002 by the San Francisco Chronicle
World Without War?
by Ruth Rosen
EVER SINCE I was a little girl, I've wondered what it would take to end war. It's probably why I became a historian: I wanted to understand what drives truly profound social change.
As a child growing up in the shadow of the atomic bomb, I used to pray every night, "Let there be no war," but no one seemed to be listening. No surprise, then, that I spent a decade peacefully protesting the Vietnam War. But I'm not a pacifist; I do believe in (the rare) just war and I support international intervention against genocide.
It's hard to imagine a world without war. But don't forget that slavery -- another barbaric human practice -- existed for thousands of years and is now banned around the globe.
What did it take for our species to decide that owning another human being is unacceptable in a civilized society? Centuries of intellectual and religious opposition, followed by an international movement of abolitionists that never stopped preaching, mostly to an indifferent world, why the slave trade was immoral and had to end.
In the United States, the campaign to end slavery heated up when a movement of deeply religious abolitionists cast slavery as a sin and growing numbers of Americans began to condemn the ownership of others as a hideous violation of our nation's most cherished democratic principles. Nevertheless, it finally took a savage civil war to end the slave system.
Still, humans did eventually abolish slavery, so is it conceivable that we could also end war? And where might we look for glimpses of hope?
Science fiction seems like a good place to start. In much of this genre, we enter a future when the human race has evolved and no longer wages war. In the world of Gene Roddenberry's "Star Trek," for example, the people of the Earth long ago learned to settle their differences through negotiation and diplomacy.
In space, however, they still fight defensive wars against species from less evolved civilizations.
We might also think about the blood-soaked soil of Europe, the result of centuries of catastrophic warfare. Today, half a century after the end of World War II, the nations of western Europe -- yoked together by powerful economic and political ties -- no longer fight each other and have grown increasingly wary of using war as an instrument of foreign policy.
Globalization, paradoxically, may one day help put an end to war. In the short term, of course, the rapid expansion of global trade -- unregulated and ungoverned by international institutions -- has intensified ethnic and religious conflict, widened the gulf between rich and poor, and sparked "resource wars" to control oil and water.
But someday, new political institutions may catch up with this dizzying expansion of trade and global culture and right the wrongs caused by rapid globalization. Newly synthesized sources of energy may even make resource wars a thing of the past.
Meanwhile, we should draw upon our rich tradition of intellectual and religious opposition to war. Some of those courageous voices -- Jeanette Rankin, Jane Addams, Albert Einstein, Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., -- tried, but failed, to prevent war during the last calamitous century.
I have no idea when -- or if -- humans will ever abolish war. It took centuries of seemingly hopeless effort to end slavery. But this much I do know:
Voices that preach peace must never fall silent. They need to speak so loudly that they drown out those who clamor for war. Even if our species is not yet ready to end war, we must always be prepared to create a climate for peace.
Special recommendation: A riveting testimony on the "unspeakable immensity of the U.S. military machine": In the Shadow of the Bomb: Growing Up in the War Machine
Let the Bloody Truth Be Told: A Chronology of U.S. Imperialism
A Hundred Peace Movements Bloom (in the January 3, 2003 issue of The Nation)
(...) The Administration's bullying autumn war drive, its explicit discussion of pre-emptive strikes and regime change, its overtly corporate agenda on energy and oil, and its early, arrogant attempts to make war without Congress, let alone the United Nations, unleashed a flood of antiwar sentiment and activity across the country. The sheer breadth of this opposition could help to birth one of the largest antiwar movements in US history CLIP
MASS MARCH ON JANUARY 18 TO DEMAND NO WAR AGAINST IRAQ, ELIMINATE U.S. WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION
Global Peace Campaign NY TIMES PEACE AD - No War On Iraq
Fire This Time
The Fire This Time, an invaluable resource for those organizing opposition to a new U.S. war against Iraq. "The Fire This Time shows that our leaders committed war crimes in the Persian Gulf War no less surely than the Nazis committed war crimes in World War II." - Kurt Vonnegut
For Bush and Blair, A Sermon Against War (December 27)
War in February now looks very likely. The die is almost cast. It will be a bitter, hard-fought war, baring little comparison to the easy run of 10 years ago. (...) But the worst of human wrongs is to kill 10,000 people (one Pentagon estimate). No human wrong of that proportion can justify some wildly optimistic scenario for improving human rights. CLIP
War of Words Between Washington and Baghdad Heats Up as Turkey Balks on War (December 27)
While Baghdad and Washington continued their war of words, the prospects of real fighting got the cold shoulder from Turkey, home to strategic US air bases, which said it wanted UN approval for war before any action.
Children of the Gulf War
The Christmas Bombings (December 24)
(...) By raising the specter of nuclear use, President Bush is already defining the war he is about to initiate as a war without moral limit. Having imagined choices and consequences to that extent, alas, he does not seem to have considered what will follow from an American return to the exercise of power by nuclear terror: a savage century. CLIP
The Pentagon Plan to Provoke Terrorist Attacks (Nov 1)
According to a classified document prepared for Rumsfeld by his Defense Science Board, the new organization--the "Proactive, Preemptive Operations Group (P2OG)"--will carry out secret missions designed to "stimulate reactions" among terrorist groups, provoking them into committing violent acts which would then expose them to "counterattack" by U.S. forces.
General Sees Scant Evidence of Threat Near in U.S. (Dec 12)
The nation's top general for domestic security says he has seen little evidence to suggest an imminent terrorism threat inside the United States by members of Al Qaeda's network, and warns against using "McCarthyism" in combating terror. "I am not aware of a significant threat to this nation"; from so-called sleeper cells, said the officer, Gen. Ralph E. Eberhart.
Iraq Names Scientists Involved in Weapons (Dec 29)
(AP) - Baghdad complied with a key United Nations demand Saturday by delivering a list to weapons inspectors naming over 500 scientists linked to Iraq's nuclear, chemical, biological and missile programs, a U.N. official said. U.N. weapons sleuths hope that the list, written in Arabic, will open new avenues to learning more about Iraq's suspected weapons of mass destruction programs
Saudi Arabia Assures U.S. of Airspace Use (Dec 28, 2002)
Saudi Arabia to Let US Use Bases in Iraq War
The folly of US nation-building in Iraq (Dec 27)
(...) Democracy is best promoted by persuasion and not imposed, especially by American forces. The failure resulting in such an imperial overreach would be a major catastrophe. A long-term American occupation would be seen as an imperial grab to the secularists in the Muslim world, and a crusader assault against Islam to the fundamentalists. CLIP
For one Iraqi family, an uneasy wait for war (Dec 26)
Yahoo Full coverage on Iraq
Guardian Full coverage on Iraq
4. Special Complement
The Shape of Things to Come in 2003
Wilcock Reading 12/05/02 Conducted by Wynn Free
(...) it is wise to state the importance of the underlying consideration that there is a fundamental evolution occurring within the human bodily physical as such, and that this evolution is one that occurs at a speed chosen by the physical entity itself by its attitude, emotions and behavioral patterns the expression of the inner light to the outer sphere of existence. These patterns of behavior are that which determines the polarity or the degree of intensity of light emanations from said entity. Those who can withstand a higher degree of light emanations are capable of allowing in the more complex and higher organized energetic in-streaming qualities that are creating this energetic shift in the DNA molecule.
We do want you to be aware of the fact that we have indicated already that 2003 is to be a very important year in your physical term. This is due to the underlying qualities of vibration that have come about through the imploding cycle of that discovered by Dr. Sergey Smelyakov. This cycle is complete at the time of the end of your Mayan calendar, as it is known; the appropriate time being that of the winter solstice in the year 2012 as it is now measured in your illusion.
It is important for us to explain these factors now as you see that the year 2003 represents the next bifurcation point that your solar system will be encountering. As we have said, this does then mean that your solar system is arriving at a vibrational ripple or interval that is a discrete change upward, a discrete shift into a higher octave or sub-octave of vibration, if you will.
The previous occasion where such a bifurcation point had occurred was between your years 1990 and 1991. It does then correspond with the fall of the Soviet Union, as you would then think of it. Dr. Smelyakovs research has shown that each time a bifurcation point is reached, the largest empires on the earth at the time experience sudden collapses and are no more, and that within the rubble of said collapses, the seeds of new civilizations, new worlds, are formed new cultures. So you must understand that on the social level there is what appears to be collapse and disharmony and disillusionment. However, we do then see that these empires are founded on principles of greed, maximized profit, and power over others for the benefit of the self. And thus these changes do then correspond to an overall upliftment of the human collective vibration as such as it strives further and further toward that oneness that all entities truly seek deep in the heart.
This is a time when you will need to have that silence in order to avoid becoming caught up in the mass consensus reality of fear as it is then expressed. It is wise to be aware of the degree to which you can be susceptible to mass consciousness influences and not realize that these influences are permeating your mind / body / spirit complex. It is often the case that you think your emotions are your own, and you are not adequately paying attention to the cosmological factors that are affecting your attitudes and behaviors.
Of course, we are referring to astrology, but what we are dealing with in 2003 goes well beyond any planetary conjunction within your own solar system as you call it. What we are dealing with is a galactic astrology. It is the bifurcation point that is being traversed as you move closer and closer toward the 2012 implosion, as you can think of it, or the Omega Point.
CLIP - To read the entire reading session go at http://ascension2000.com/12.05.02.htm
About David Wilcock (Possibly the reincarnation of Edgar Cayce)
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