My dream of peace on earth has taken many forms over the years. This morning, while musing, some new to me thoughts floated into my mind.
The institutions created by humankind are primarily to control people. They can be controls to tamp down negatives, keeping a semblance of order, or they can be controls to use extremes of negatives such as the Nazis. Both are external control systems, and both forms are only partially successful in relation to their goals.
Neither can bring peace on earth. So what might do so?
Ponder this with me - we have not tried to heal the underlying causes that make people susceptible to outer controls and the dark side, the shadows.
Great spiritual teachers have suggested there lies within us a divine spot, a seed of God. If this is true, and I do believe it is, I wonder why so few have sought it and fewer have found it??? And, furthermore, is finding this divine within the key to freedom from being subject to outer control?
I saw that life experiences tend to lead us to forget, distort, and squash our True selves. I thought of the great old song, "It's me, it's me oh Lord, standing in the need of prayer."
I was drawn to the idea that for peace on earth, we have to find a way to heal humanity so that we are inner directed from that Divine Seed. The anger, the fear, the greed, the meanness need to disappear. But then, how/what heals humanity and sets us free from the ugly shadows?
As far as we know, so far on earth peace has not prevailed, not ever. Is it even possible here? Is strife part of our lessons here? If it's not possible, then why does it keep coming to me that peace might be possible? Why does it keep tormenting me?
So I ask you to contemplate with me - what could heal humanity? Is it possible? What can I do about it?