This is a provocative title and common sense says that the world cannot end violence in one year. There is another way to look at this title. We can reduce our violent acts every day until it becomes an established pattern. When we act nonviolently, we cocreate the energy to expand nonviolence around the world.
My friends know that I see the universe as one big energy field that is actually conscious. That’s because I feel the presence of a modern God that is this conscious energy field. I’m not alone in this crazy thought.
Before me Fr. Pierre Tielhard de Chardin contemplated the “noosphere”, the thinking energy field around earth. This field is so powerfully conscious because we are all telling it what to create by our thoughts, words and deeds. Another philosopher who was on this similar wavelength was Baruch Spinoza. He held a pantheistic worldview. Pantheism speaks to the belief that god is in everything at its core. Oh, the word pantheist was coined in 1705 by J. Toland so this is not a new concept, dear hearts.
William James introduced us to trans-personal streams of consciousness. These thoughts also influence the great Unified Field of Consciousness. When people speak of Oneness, they are talking about our relationships within this content. I believe that all conscious thoughts inform this field. We create our reality. It’s a good thing if we are aware that we do it. If we are unaware? Uh-Oh. So on to my point about affecting violence around the world.
There are already many organizations and spiritual or religious denominations who practice nonviolence and/or loving kindness. The Quakers stand for nonviolence, many Buddhist teachers address the reality of loving kindness and nonviolence, many young Christians work to save the earth’s resources, Indigenous peoples around the world are aware that they are one with their surroundings. Wonderful way-showers such as Buckminster Fuller, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Ervin Laszlo, and Bruce Lipton are all speaking of how we can cocreate in this world. Think about it for yourself and ask if you are meant to be a cocreator for a better world.
What is it do you think that has encouraged so many people, professionals and laypeople, to think that they can help change the world from the one we live in today? I agree with Barbara Marx Hubbard that mankind is in an accelerated evolutionary cycle. I believe it is humanity’s destiny to have a big leap in consciousness during the 21st century! I wrote about this in my book because if we reach critical mass it may take another big bang to reset humanity’s existence. Just saying…it’s time to look deeply into our hearts and do what we can to change all of the social systems that are corrupt and broken.
I have two things left to say:
- Be aware of your environment and don’t kill anything that shares your space such as flies, gnats, snails, hornets, bees, chiggers, and ants. Start by reminding yourself that all living things are part of God, especially think this when you are annoyed by the grasshoppers or we suddenly have a plague of locusts overhead!
- Gently retrain yourself, emotionally speaking, to react slowly to anyone or thing that causes you to feel angry, inferior, or afraid. This gives you more time to consider why this experience has shown up for you. There is always a reason, a lesson, an opportunity for us to let go of our defenses. These defenses are what stimulate violence.
If you like this little article share it with friends. Make a pledge to be a nonviolent person, or do something in your group that brings this question up for conversation. Can we become a nonviolent society. The answer is yes. It will take time but not as much as you may think.
We must also address the issues of our governments and get them with the program. That is another story. There is nothing that cannot be achieved by humans who have collectively joined together with a purpose.
May you sleep easy tonight knowing that we really can make a difference in this world. Maybe we won’t have peace in 2018 but at least we have the tools to become more thoughtful and loving humans.