I just read a facebook post from a good friend who said one of his wishes is that everyone will put down their arms and stop fighting in the name of God. Hmm.
(If everything’s spiritual, which I believe it is, why wouldn’t war be as well?)
Then I read on Twitter something that said Slumdog Millionaire was “so violent” and not a good enough story to make up for the unnecessary violence.
Just a minute ago my boyfriend shouted at me that our pit bull Joe was getting beat up by Sadie’s great pyrenese brother in the backyard. (We had a puppy sleepover last night.) My sweetie expected me to jump up and break it up. But I didn’t. (They’ll work it out, and after all, I was listening to a great song on blip.)
All this in one morning got me to wondering … what does everyone have against war and violence?
Well, I know not everyone’s against it, but … (those we think are FOR war and violence we tend to think of as evil and misguided, right?)
.. but, why would any of us (who understand the basics of how the world works, anyway) wish something away for anyone else?
I mean, how do we know they aren’t loving the thrill and adventure of it? Or that it isn’t serving them in learning what they wanted to master? Or serving all of humanity in some form or fashion?
Isn’t it a little judgmental to call it wrong ? No matter what we’re talking about? Surely there can’t be exceptions.
Even if that weren’t the case – if we really knew something wasn’t serving another (which we can’t know), don’t we at least know enough that pushing against it keeps it firmly in place?
If you really wanted something to be gone (and you were LOA savvy), you’d at least make peace with it, right? After all, that’s the only way it can change.
Again, not that it has to change.
You know, when Abe talks about making peace with the buffet .. about how you don’t have to put on your plate what you don’t want to eat, and you don’t have to begrudge others what they’re putting on their plate .. that applies to everything, including war and violence.
If we think it’s wrong and shouldn’t be here, that resistance just adds power to it.
What if we made peace with war and violence … what would that be like?
How different would that world be?
Come to think of it, this is exactly why my female clients who are desperate to lose weight are the ones least likely to. So many of us are hesitant/afraid to make peace with what we don’t want because we think if we do then we’re stuck with it.
When nothing could be further from the truth.
Making peace with it is where our freedom lies.
Now I’m not saying everyone should love Slumdog Millionaire or let their dogs tear each other apart or donate to the war effort, but I am saying that the more you think of something as “wrong,” the more you add power to it. And it’s that “pushing against” that leads us to sitting in front of violent movies that we are so vehemently against.
(For the record, I love the inspiration I got from the show and am looking forward to seeing it win lots of Oscars tonight.)
If anyone’s wondering how this all fits in with our most common manifesting obstacles, join me Tuesday at 12 est on Talkshoe for a potentially eye-opening discussion.
PS – I’m a highly sensitive person, too. Contrary to what some may think after reading this post. 😉