A World at war is the manifest outward projection of widespread inner human conflict.
A World where nations see other nations as ‘enemies’ reflects the external projection of unresolved internal fears.
A World where light and dark are conceived as irreconcilable opposites reflects an inner world torn asunder by rampant conflict.
It is inescapable: so long as we are at odds with ourselves, we are agents of external conflict. There cannot be ‘peace on Earth’ until there is peace of mind amongst Earthlings. That is an irrefutable truth which we do well to remind ourselves of.
As we grow into something approaching spiritual maturity, we start discovering and experiencing such truths at an accelerating rate. What’s happening here is that we are making contact with sublime knowledge, and finding out that it has been with us all along, but that we weren’t ready, or courageous enough, to integrate it on the emotional and psychic level of our daily lives.
But now we are – and this opens up a quite extraordinary vista of potential. Suddenly the world seems a different place. Our internal battleground of seemingly endless conflicts dissipates away into the background, and into the foreground comes a sense of our almost infinite capacity for integrating and unifying all seemingly disparate energies. (more…)