SPECIAL  Newsletter

16 July 2006

The Middle East Crisis

What Can We Do?

Middle East Crisis

The world observes with sorrow and concern the Middle East again being plunged into an escalating crisis.

As spiritually minded people we are reminded that the crisis presents not only an an opportunity for service, but an obligation for us to do all we can to assist resolve the situation as we are agents of the Divine Plan of God.

We are told that all conflict, including war, is the Divine Plan, as a becoming, for it must eventually teach man the error of his violence, while world unity and peace would be the Divine Plan in a phase of perfect expression.

The disciple, then, looks upon disease, hunger, war, etc., as necessary vehicles through which the Will of God is making itself known. How else is a man or the world of men to know the Greater Purpose?

Furthermore, we know that world conditions such as war, poverty, famine, disease, etc., can only be eliminated as the state of consciousness responsible for them is enlightened by the Soul and seeks to eliminate them within itself rather than without. We cannot blame one group, or one individual, for any one of these existing conditions. The dictator cannot be the cause of his dictatorship. He is, after all, only responding to the will of the masses over whom he dictates. To rid the masses of one dictator will only bring on another one, until the mass itself wills some other form of government. This is one of the basic laws of the evolution of consciousness.

As we consider how best to serve during the latest crisis, we know from our past that the invocation of Divine Intervention can be successful if a strong enough evocative activity can be established within the body of humanity.  This means that we as disciples, individually and collectively, can immediately begin our subjective service to invoke that Divine Intervention.  It also means that objectively, wherever we can influence other members of the human family, regardless of their religion, regardless of their beliefs - to enter into the invocative activity at their own particular level - whether through prayer, whether through affirmation, whatever, can be of great aid.

Rather than suggesting that humanity work for peace which within humanity's consciousness is, in effect, a comfort, we could endeavour to try to bring into the consciousness of those with whom we come in contact, the realization that it is the common good which much be made manifest.  In other words, that it is the establishment of right relationship between all members of the human family as brothers - the energy of goodwill - that must be kept in our focus.

Peace, to the average human being is an effect which lets them live as they would like to live and is therefore selfishly motivated.  Invocation requires a selfless motivation and humanity has proved time and time again that it is capable of rising to the necessity of selfless motivation. Our task as disciples is to assist people realise that the peace they desire is only an outer effect of inner brotherhood.

As we encourage others to seek Divine Intervention, let us also encourage them to pray for the realization within the hearts and minds of humanity of love for all.  And as we focus on humanity during this crisis, let us hold the thought that humanity, individually and collectively, will realize the thought and the feeling of love for people everywhere.  It is this that must be born within the consciousness of humanity in order to manifest the outer Divine Order which is represented by humanity at its highest.

As we help people realize their innate love for their brothers, we can show them the inner realities of life, including the fact that the inner meaning of peace and war are examples of the pairs of opposites.  We can help them come to the very important realization during this period, that they in their thoughts and feelings can and do contribute to the world conditions and to the world situation, and that love and hate are two polarities of one force - with the predominant force directing into outer manifestation.  They can choose which of the two forces they will expend and providing they choose correctly, join with good people everywhere to save the world and bring about the perfect manifestation of the Plan of God.

There are several good crisis meditations we can use during this time.  One is the Crisis Meditation produces by the World Service Intergroup which is copied below.

Others include the following:

Goodwill Meditation Group - Meditation Outline


Meditation for a World Crisis by Corinne McLaughlin


Visualization for Humanity's Enlightenment Leading to Goodwill and International Right Human Relations


                     Crisis Meditation Service

The following meditation is for use during any world crisis situation. This meditation will take about 7 minutes. It can be done several times a day, but one should be aware of the level of stimulation within one's own equipment. Too frequent use of this meditation can overstimulate the server.

  1. Alignment

    Use any process that will align you with your own soul and then with a group of like minded co-workers. (It is best if this group includes at least three people who you know are also working on the particular crisis.) This should be done rapidly and with confidence.

  2. Focus

    Name the crisis. Do this in whatever way seems appropriate to you. (The test is that if you used your name for the crisis to another person he/she would know what you were talking about.)

  3. Link with the Ashram and then the Christ

    Use any process to accomplish this linkage that works for you

    IV. Link with Shamballa or Purpose

  4. Meditate on the Purpose which is trying to unfold within the crisis.

    Holding the alignment between your brain and Purpose stand receptive to the Purpose which is trying to emerge through the crisis situation. Spend at least 5 minutes at this point of silence.

  5. Distribution/Empowerment

Hold the Purpose as abstract energy. Do not try to formulate it.

See the energy of the truth as power, love and light flowing into those agents of the NGWS who are presently engaged in the work of manifesting the purpose in the given situation. Use whatever visualization works for you in this process. You do not have to know these workers. We assume that members of the NGWS are involved in the struggle. We are energizing those who know the details of the situation with the power, love and light of Purpose.

Close with the last stanza of the Great Invocation with emphasis on the lines

"Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth."

Glenys Lowery
World Service Group
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