Throughout history man has asked the question of how to create peace on Earth. Even though people tend to differ in the ways they think about peace, we all intuitively now know that war is not the answer. Leaving responsibility to other people is not the answer either. We are finally coming to terms that we are the ones who need to take a new level of responsibility.
Many people have turned to exploring what would happen if we turned our focus to taking 100% responsibility for ending the war within ourselves? What if we observe and change the way we war inside ourselves? What if we admit that war is our reflection? What if we admit that we often control and try to get rid of parts of ourselves? What if we make better choices about how we think, feel and behave?
Years ago at a Peace Conference, a presentation was added called "Why People Hold Back From Peace.” Most people looked at the title with a surprised look on their face. Soon they smiled and said, "I get it, we all need to address this!”
Think about it...
We often find ourselves struggling with questions like, “How can I find peace inside when I am holding on to guilt? How can I feel at peace with so many bad people in the world? How can I find peace when I find myself being judgmental, hateful and discrimatory?
We learn that what we try to get rid of comes around again in some other form and place. A good example is our country sending drones to bomb other people, only to see more and more mass shootings crop up in our own country. Trying to get rid of people is not the answer. What we resist persists, right?
Many people have turned to exploring what would happen if we turned our focus to taking 100% responsibility for ending the war within ourselves? What if we take full responsibility for how we create war within ourselves? What if we acknowledge that the war is our reflection? What if we stop trying to control and get rid of parts of ourselves?
THE GOOD NEWS IS: Resolution begins with making a decision about how we relate within ourselves. A great way to explore how to relate within ourselves starts by sitting ourselves down on a pillow. Then placing three other pillows in front of us. Each pillow represents a different aspect of ourselves. One is ourselves as a spirit. The other three pillows are representing our bodies our emotions and our hearts. The idea is to start a conversation allowing each aspect of ourselves to speak and express their experience of being part of us.
How this exercise works is demonstrated as follows…
Bottom line are we willing take full responsibility for ending war by taking full responsibility for creating peace within ourselves? The following is a list of some common beliefs that often hold us back from bringing forth the peace we want…
We also must find the strength to acknowledge any rage, fear and sadness we feel around the conditions in our world. Can we let these emotions move and express in safe and healthy ways? Then let the feelings go? Can we release any judgements, resentment and discrimination we are holding onto? Are we willing to stay connected to the loving source that is always with us and guide us towards the peace we want?
To the realization within ourselves of a paradigm where peace can thrive,
About the Author
Crystal is an author, expansion guide and facilitator.
Her career began as a registered nurse and midwife.
For the past 35 years, Crystal’s passion has been creating a safe, fun and nurturing space for people to discover what stands between their suffering and the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual freedom they desire.