Perspective on the Middle East Crisis: The Musings Of A Minor Prophet
In view of the escalating violence in the Middle East and in connection with the ongoing Meditation Focus on this troubled area of the world, the following letter from Michael Lightweaver is extremely relevant.
For more details about the current Meditation Focus #38: The Unrelenting Middle East Crisis and the Ever Greater Need for Peace (Web posted on May 12, 2001) please go at: http://www.aei.ca/~cep/MeditationFocus38.htm
From: Michael Lightweaver <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 16 May 2001
Subject: The Musings Of A Minor Prophet
There is a passage in the Biblical Book of Proverbs that says "He who meddles in an affair not his own is like one who catches a passing dog by the ear."
I am mindful of this as I share this information. I can well understand the resentment that some of my Israeli and Palestinian friends might feel with what could be perceived as interference in their concerns by those of us who live outside the region as we express our concern, opinions and suggestions related to what is taking place in the Land Of Jerusalem.
What many of us understand, however, is that there is a cosmic drama being played out here that is much bigger and deeper than the immediate political situation of Israel, Palestine and the neighboring Arab nations. This is a drama that involves the whole planet and, ultimately, the fate of the Earth. While most of this cannot be explained in third dimensional terms, the majority of Israelis and Palestinians are little more than pawns being manipulated via the emotional body by interdimensional forces which have a stake in maintaining and intensifying the current chaos.
At a frequency level, this chaos is destabilizing the entire planet and for this reason, each of us have a stake in the outcome. As much as it might seem otherwise, at the core, this is not a conflict between the Israeli and Palestinian people - or Israel and the Arabs. This is a conflict being perpetuated by "principalities & powers" which are desperately trying to hold on to the dying night even as a new day is dawning upon the planet.
To the extent that we allow ourselves to function from our emotional bodies and get caught up in the drama of this situation - to that extent we are pawns and foot soldiers in service to the forces of chaos. But to be otherwise is easier said than done - especially for those who live in the region and are daily bombarded with news of the ongoing atrocities suffered by both sides.
I received the information below on April 6th and immediately set it aside. I did not what to think about it or consider it's implications. The inner pressure has been building since that time and has reached a point that it is now necessary for me to share this.
What I received and have titled "The Musings Of A Minor Prophet" is only a possibility - a warning if you will. The ultimate outcome is up to us - each of us regardless of where we live on the planet.
To the extent that we are trapped in our emotional bodies by this ongoing tragedy and perpetuate the blame, anger, hatred, revenge & resentment - to that extent we continue to feed & strengthen the forces of chaos at a frequency level.
My appeal to you is to take one step higher - to emotionally step out of the current drama and to begin to hold a vision of the Land Of Jerusalem as a beautiful City of Peace & Brotherhood - and international model of justice, security, peace & prosperity: A city where all religions and ethnic groups are respected and is governed democratically by its own residents.
The next 90 days are very critical. The future of the Land Of Jerusalem hangs in the balance. As Guardians Of The Light, we can tip the scales and help this land, all it's people - and therefore the whole planet - to fulfill it's destiny of Grace instead of repeating its history of destruction.
Let us hold this Vision!
Sanctuary Asheville, NC. USA
The Musings Of A Minor Prophet
The "Land Of Jerusalem" stands at a crossroads. This Is A Historic Moment.
Have you wondered why the Israelis are doing what they are doing to the Palestinians? Is it because they are naturally an aggressive, greedy, or hate filled people? Or is it because they are living in a deep state of the inner terror of annihilation as a people and as a nation after finally fulfilling a 2,000 year old dream of returning home?
Have you ever wondered why the Palestinians are doing what they are doing to the Israelis? Is it because Palestinians are just an evil people and terrorists by nature? Or is it because they are reacting to what they see as foreign troops occupying their land, demolishing their homes, killing their children, and denying basic human rights?
Young Israeli soldiers don't shoot Palestinian children for the fun of it. It is born of deep seated fear. Each time they do, something inside themselves dies as well. They will never be the same.
Young Palestinians bombers don't blow themselves up because they enjoy suicide. It is a desperate act by desperate young men who have given up hope of bringing about change any other way.
And now, with the escalation, there is revenge.
Until each side ceases to see itself as the "innocent & virtuous victim" and the other side as the "evil demon" ......
Until both sides begin to see the humanness of each other; the deep suffering of the other; the legitimate longings and the justified grievances .......
Until this happens, the violence will continue and will escalate.
Both sides have experienced more than enough atrocities.... And perpetuated them.
How much more pain and suffering must both sides endure before everyone wakes up and realizes that THE CURRENT COURSE OF ACTION IS NOT WORKING to produce what each side wants?
How many more children must both sides sacrifice to the false gods of nationalism, fear, hatred & revenge; how many arms, legs and eyes lost, before people are willing to change; before the majority of people on both sides WAKE UP AND SAY ENOUGH !!!
Both sides claim that the violence is only in reaction to the other side. But all of the outward violence is the product of the inner Violence Of Attitude on both sides. Until this changes, the children will continue to die.... On both sides....
Israelis and Palestinians, as historic brothers and the children of Abraham, have the opportunity to offer the whole world a model of cooperation, justice, peace and prosperity. The Palestinians can have Justice and the Israelis can have Security. Both can have Peace & Prosperity. But neither will have what they want until they are willing to grant these to the other.
Jerusalem can fulfill it's destiny as an International Model of Peace & Brotherhood, governed by its own citizens, or it can once again become a city of desolation and despair. This is its fate if everyone doesn't WAKE UP - and very soon.
The frequencies of anger, hatred, revenge and fear are being anchored in the land itself. When these stresses become too intense, the Earth will release them. She will tremble and land will roll like the waves of the sea. She will not distinguish between Palestinian and Israeli; between Christian, Jew or Muslim. All will pay the price and in the silent aftermath, they will call it "The Judgment Of God."
This is NOT the fate of Jerusalem, and it need not be a step toward the fulfillment of its Divine Destiny as an International Model of Peace & Brotherhood. If everyone WAKES UP NOW from this nightmare to remember who they really are, why they are here and the Beautiful Vision Of The New Jerusalem, then everything can change in the twinkling of an eye.
AWAKEN THE PEOPLE NOW! Let the Guardians of Light transmute the anger, fear and hatred, And release the tension from the Earth.
May The Land Of Jerusalem Be Preserved And May A River Of Light Once Again Flow Out Of Zion & Bless The Whole World With Peace & Grace.
Michael Lightweaver April 6, 2001
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