Sometimes things are not as they seem. Sometimes we have to go back to go forward. Sometimes the opposite action is the one that brings about the outcome we desire.
I went into our local Fair Trade shop a couple of days ago. It is full of the magic of the Nations. Little pieces of the Soul of Man, gathered in one little shop. A peaceful oasis in the middle of our old Town, the oldest Borough in the country.
But to my eyes these days, this shop is also filled with old energy. "Fighting poverty, fighting injustice, battle against this, war against that..." This is such a negative way to approach a new way of being. While we still want to fight against something, we are in aggression mode, full of anger, hate and judgment - we are not coming from Love, no matter how we try to justify it.
Why can we not promote our desires with Peace and Love? Why can we not advertise by saying "Bringing Prosperity to All" instead of "Fighting Poverty"? Why can we not say "Promoting Peace within Communities", instead of "Fighting Crime"?
It is such a subtle, but extremely powerful shift in our thinking. If we say "Love", our hearts open and our minds become clear and non-judgmental. While we keep saying "I am right and you are wrong!" we are still in opposition, distrust, condemnation.
Mother Teresa always said she would never attend an anti war rally. But she would always join a Pro Peace one!
Says it all really doesn't it... <3