Peace Is: http://youtu.be/7DAjTSU3Jw0
Plant Consciousness is a wonderful event that OBOD is very happy to endorse. I spoke at this marvellous conference – beautifully organised by Davyd and Emm
Source: Plant Consciousness 2015
Source: A little bit of Gaelic
On September 11, 2001 in this country, Buddhists got up to go to work, Hindus got up to go to work, Jews got up to go to work, Muslims got up to got to work, Pagans got up to go to work and Christians got up to go to work and by the end of that day, one religion would be demonized and one religion would be out for blood. I will leave you to decided which was which. All I know is that the world changed forever that day and not for the better.
We have lost freedom in so many ways because a few men decided to hurt people they had never met and never broken bread with and never looked in the eye to see their humanity. This was an evil deed.
But the revenge of another set of religious fanatics caused just as much harm and set into position that most of us could not even imagine before that day of the Tower card of the tarot deck.
The Tower card is about catastrophic change that you are supposed to learn from? I’m afraid the US just learned how to hurt people more and for a few people it created enormous wealth, and all of them believing their Book is the real one and that their Book was the truth and all of them wrong.
There are many truths and no one person has the right to tell another there is only one truth and only one book or only one god and I can’t remember anywhere in that book where it says there is only one god, it doesn’t. It says it’s god is the right one among many.
Thou shalt have no other god before me for I am a jealous god – it flat out says there are other gods and that you must choose the Abrahamic god not that he is the only one.
In my father’s house are many mansions, I go to prepare a place for you – there are many gods and Jesus went to clear a place for his followers, it doesn’t say that heaven is only for his followers.
I am the way, the truth and the life, no man comes unto the father but by me. Again it doesn’t say there is only one god just that you should choose his father over others.
Now, fourteen years after that fateful world changing day. We live in a polarized world where one selfish bunch of twits say they are being persecuted while they persecute everyone they don’t agree with and call it freedom.
Another bunch of selfish twits across the ocean force their followers to kill everyone they don’t agree is practicing their religion in the RIGHT way. This leads to little three year olds dying on a beach instead of gleefully playing in those waves.
I hurt for the world I see now. I hurt for the children to come who may never know a peaceful world. I hurt for the world where people think it’s more important to kill their neighbor than love them. I hurt for the world that lives in fear of another fateful day instead of living this one for all it’s worth. We are never promised more than today and the people who died on September 11 and all those since then who have died learned that.
We have only today and really only the minute and hour we are living in. Nothing more and nothing less. Make this minute count. Can we live it in love? Can we live it in peace? Can we live it free from want or pain? Can we ease another’s want or pain? Can we live?
I remember and wish for peace
I ask blessing on those who lost their lives or health that day
I remember the Tower card come alive before my eyes
I ask for understanding of how people can do evil to other people they have never met
I ask that all people learn to listen to each other and to hear one another
I ask that people see the sameness in each other and not the differences
I ask that we see the brother, sister, uncle or aunt, mother or father in one another’s eyes
I ask that we hear each other’s wishes and dreams for the world and to allow all good visions of the world to exist
I ask us to respect the beliefs of all beings and allow them to exist
To know that all people hold their beliefs dear and allow them to allow other belief systems room
I ask for us to remember the good of helping others that day as well as remembering the evil perpetrated by a few men
I ask for peace in the world and I ask for understanding that no one person is right and that all people have rights to live and love and laugh in this world as they pursue happiness