The Possible Paths to Peace
September 27, 2011 in Future
You may have noticed that when most prophecies look at the future, they forecast a rebooting of our world by some type of doom and gloom scenario that allows for rebirth. For example, some parts of Christianity forecast the rapture, an event where Christians leave the Earth prior to God’s judgment. After that judgment, and the subsequent destruction of most of those left behind, the Christians return to establish paradise on Earth.
Most Americans are familiar with this story because it is preached about in many churches. Occasionally, like happened last May, a zealous religions organization will forecast the end of the world using that story. Even today, this story is being used to predict the end of the world on October 21.
It is familiar for other reasons too. Numerous cultures, most of them predating the writings in the Bible, tell a similar story. They point to our current time as a time of purification and healing. Some say this is a time of catastrophe that leads to miraculous peace. Some of these stories say a select group is spared the catastrophe so they can lead the peaceful society. Other stories say we will miraculously experience peace without the catastrophe.
All prophecies teach that the peace comes when we recognize the unity that exists within the Universe. Since significant division currently exists in our world, many of these stories contain a good guy versus bad guy conflict. The Bible calls them the righteous and the wicked, the sheep and the goats. ZetaTalk calls them Service to Others (STO) and Service to Self (STS).
The concept of duality assumes that the individual doing the titling is always on the good guys’ side. With this established, it is safe to call the other side The Illuminati, New World Order, Jews, Gentiles, Arabs, Communists, Capitalists, Christians, New Agers, Muslims, or any other title that doesn’t describe the one doing the name calling.
The doom and gloom prophecies assume that the bad guys must be removed from the Earth for peace to happen. Therefore, they encourage war, division, and destruction. They see the strife in the Middle East as the fulfilling of Biblical prophecy where God and/or God’s representative must ride in from the heavens and destroy the evildoers. Therefore, they develop significant defense strategies and encourage war because they believe war is the only road to peace.
There is another option. This is found in recognizing the divinity within each person. This means dropping defenses, learning to love, and accepting each person and event that appears in our lives. Those who believe this develop significant defenselessness strategies.
I believe the end result of peace is determined.
What path will we choose for the destination?
Which option is the more peaceful path to peace?