This is all that I will post for this day and it comes from the blog of an incredible young man. It is a lesson for all of us, each and every day.
Peace and love to you all -- and visit Maithri's blog.
Everything is energy.
Science tells us that the physical universe is merely a mask for the dynamic and tireless dance of energy.
It also tells us that energy is never created or destroyed it just changes shape.
This has profound implications for the way we live our lives...
When I was about 10 or 11 years old. A hormonal preteen who was just discovering the effects that testosterone has on a body ;), I remember rummaging through the books in my house for anything which had any vague reference to 'sex'.
I ended up finding a book in my fathers bookcase called "Your Erroneous Zones" by Wayne Dyer.
To my fledgeling libidos discontent it had absolutely nothing to do with sex. But as the cosmos would have it, 'finding Wayne Dyers words would be a defining moment in my life.
He has been one of my greatest teachers.... Throughout my life i've eagerly devoured every book he's written. His tapes. His CD's.
And one great lesson which I have learnt from him is this:
Every thought has an energy.
My friend Shimmerings and I were discussing this idea the other day. Have you met Shimmerings? She's one of those authentic, soulful, tender human beings who in my humble opinion, everyone should have a special place for on their blogroll....
We were discussing a principle which Wayne often talks about. And which a doctor named David Hawkins has written beautifully about in his book "Power vs Force".
It says this:
"What you are FOR empowers you. What you are AGAINST weakens you."
Let me explain.
When Mother Teresa was asked to march against the Vietnam War, she refused.
Her response was "Have a march for Peace and I'll be there."
It may seem like semantics, but there is a huge energy difference between fighting against something and fighting for something.
Let me tell you another story....
During the time immediately following the September 11th bombings, there was a sea of hatred that surged towards the muslim community.
I remember speaking to my dear and beautiful friend Susan on the phone one day. She had been telling me about a pregnant muslim woman who had been raped while waiting for a bus.
And I said to her "Susan, doesnt it just make you want to scream?" and she said
"Maithri, there is a saying "Theres no use cursing the darkness, when you're holding a candle."
When we focus our attention on that which we are for then we draw energy towards us. We become magnetized and the power of the universe flows like lightning into our hands.
So i dont fight against poverty. I fight for food and clothing and housing for all people. I search for creative ways of finding solutions.
I dont fight against HIV/AIDS or malaria or TB. I fight for free medicines and compassionate care and the breaking down of stigma for those who are suffering.
I dont fight against prejudice. I fight for love and tolerance and the celebration
There is a difference.
And to me it is the difference between a life lived in anger, and a life lived in peace.
I believe that we cannot break down concepts of "us vs them" if we have the same mentality. If every day we create a new "them", a new evil to fight.
If the world is truly one... One body... One river.... one ocean.... Then it moves not backwards... Not against itself.... But forwards - towards the higher energies of love and peace and light.
"The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness will not put it out"
We are the light.
Jean Houston says "We are divine enzymes sent to catalyze the world".
And she's right.... An enzyme speeds up a chemical reaction. Without it, the reaction would take far too long.
We are the mediators of change.
There are 5 words which have become my signature of sorts ;)....
5 words which I believe in with all my heart.
It has been my experience that when I love the world. Something changes. Maybe its the object of my love that changes... or perhaps its really me who is doing the changing...
So this Christmas I want to leave you with these words.
Let them remind you that in the presence of darkness, we are called to be the light.
Not because we are special. But because we are one....
Love the world into change,