~ Mohandas K. Gandhi at http://www.wisdomquotes.com/quote/mohandas-k-gandhi-67.html
I need to get something off my chest that’s got me fired up, so bear with me while I vent.
And forgive me if I bring up a sore subject. The subject is war and violence in this gateway time of shifting paradigms. The topic of war is heavy on the minds of many who feel an affinity for one side or the other in the current violent drama in Israel/Palestine. This topic has hit close to home as I have culturally-liberal Jewish family members.
The Big Question: Do the ends justify the means when at war?
For me, the answer is unequivocally NO!
As a lightworker, it’s not difficult for me to see that the lives of those in this intense zone of conflict are ensconced in lower-vibrational energies, energries that are at this moment in time reaching a fever pitch. Energies that are emerging for the sake of purification and cleansing.
However, in this tricky paradigmatic no-man’s land, where we’re still transitioning out of old-paradigm behavior and thinking, it can be challenging to feel certain about anything.
When all new energies are still manifest only in the etheric realm, not yet palpable in the concrete Earthly sense, we lightworkers are being asked by Creator to maintain unwavering faith, trust and patience. No small feat, indeed, yet well worth it.
However, this is where I have seen my biggest current challenge as a healer and visionary of Terra Gaia: Maintaining the light and holding the vision steady in the midst of pre-awakened, fever-pitched reaction and rhetoric.
Case in point. Today, I chose to involve myself in a Facebook discussion with a family member and her Facebook friends about this topic of using violence and military might as a way of initiating a solution to the war in Gaza.
My voice was the sole banner carrier of nonviolence. I’ve expressed in many ways to people I know and love that I do not believe that violence is a justifiable solution to any conflict. Period.
Being surrounded by many like-minded souls in my immediate social group, I must have been insulated from the points of view that I encountered today. I was surprised to find a strong negative reaction to my opinion about there being no reason for violence whatsoever.
Many of the comments were written in condescending tones; again, by people I personally know and love. Their view being: since Hamas has made it clear that their objective is to wipe ALL Israelis off the planet, then it is justifiable to blow the Palestinians away first, sort of a preemptive annihilation.
The pro-Palestinian point of view in my opinion comes from the subjugation of its citizens by the Israelis in conjunction with a violence-based political organization and again, the approach is violent in nature. A non-option in my book.
Like the debate about the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence in the universe, I felt like my opinion was being minimized with allusions to my naivete. Like the nutty, tin-hat, oddball wisecracks of yore. Marginalizing the challenger can only work for so long. Perhaps it was my mention of my willingness to die for peace. I think that might have been a real trigger for those in this discussion. But why?
I understand why. Of course I do. There was a time when I would have agreed wholeheartedly with this approach, and thought crazy a person who would not use every means to protect their family, even resorting to violence and killing.
Yet, as I have undergone my own personal evolution, my perspective on my role on this planet has changed. My goal is to be of service and offer healing and assistance wherever it’s requested. Full stop.
What this means to me is that I would rather be a fresh voice and vibration of non-violence than a perpetuator of the status quo, well-worn, old-world frequencies of war. I’m even willing to die for it.
Why? Because I trust and know that I am infinite. If my service to humanity and the light is best served in that way, I’m honored to do so. Not that I take this position lightly, nor do I have any death wish whatsoever. I LOVE my life and feel grateful for it.
Nora Yolles-Young, C.Ht.