September 21, 2011 in World
The conflict in the Middle East may take an interesting turn this week. Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas is intent on forcing the United Nations to vote on membership for a Palestinian State. Merlinda Pillsbury Arnold DD, a new contributor to Peace of Mind News, shares her perspective on this age old conflict and what needs to happen to resolve it.
The cycle in the Middle East is rising again towards conflict. This conflict is due to a military mind devoid of love and compassion and devoid of feminine energy. The Middle Eastern people have a long history of operating from a masculine perspective. Their past tells them they must do this to survive.
If we look at recent history, we see how the Israeli people were traumatized during the holocaust. They believe they can only be safe if Israel, their perceived homeland, is safe. Therefore, they react with force and vengeance whenever they feel threatened.
The boundaries for Israel were crafted from land already occupied by other people, the people we today call “the Palestinians.” The Palestinians were traumatized by this experience. Therefore, they remain angry and resentful of the intruders on their perceived homeland.
This situation has left both groups in a state of trauma. This condition leaves them ripe to control and brainwash with the idea that the use of force is the way to get what you want. This behavior stems from a very primal state of fear. When fear has taken over in any equation there cannot be love from an open heart.
Trauma constricts the opening of an individual’s physical energy center. (Some disciplines call this the Kundalini energy that flows through the chakras.) In addition, trauma reduces our ability to think positive, loving thoughts of people who surround us. Without this ability, “right and might” become the dominant method of operation and the masculine energy is out of balance over the feminine.
I believe the cycle of change to correct this imbalance is now here and the “morphic resonance” that is imbued through the genius of the land and the psyche of the people is coming back, actually rising up from the depths of the waters of remembrance. The world has already seen this in the Arab Spring protests as the people risked their lives to protest unfair treatment in Egypt, Tunisia, Syria, and other countries. Similar events have happened in Greece, Israel, Spain, and Great Britain. One is currently taking place in New York City.
This is new energy arising which had been felt eons ago. The heart does not forget. If love was there in olden times, it will always be there. Now is the time for Earth’s people to express that balance and experience the relational, the commonality, and unity of its people. It is time to feel that love again.
What do you think? Is it time to bring back the balance between the masculine and feminine? Do you see another way of bringing peace to this conflict? You may leave your comments below.