The Musings Of A Minor Prophet
The "Land Of Jerusalem" stands at a crossroads.
This Is A Historic Moment.
Have you wondered why the Israelis are doing what they are doing
to the Palestinians? Is it because they are naturally an aggressive, greedy, or hate
filled people? Or is it because they are living in a deep state of the inner terror
of annihilation as a people and as a nation after finally fulfilling a 2,000 year
old drean of returning home? Have you ever wondered why the Palestinians are doing
what they are doing to the Israelis? Is it because Palestinians are just an evil
people and terrorists by nature?
Or is it because they are reacting to what they see as foreign
troops occupying their land, demolishing their homes, killing their children, and
denying basic human rights? Young Israeli soldiers don't shoot Palestinian children
for the fun of it. It is born of deep seated fear. Each time they do, something inside
themselves dies as well. They will never be the same. Young Palestinians bombers
don't blow themselves up because they enjoy suicide. It is a desperate act by desperate
young men who have given up hope of bringing about change any other way. And now,
with the escalation, there is revenge.
Until each side ceases to see itself as the "innocent &
virtuous victim" and the other side as the "evil demon" ......Until
both sides begin to see the humanness of each other; the deep suffering of the other;
the legitimate longings and the justified grievances .......Until this happens, the
violence will continue and will escalate. Both sides have experienced more than enough
atrocities....And perpetuated them.
How much more pain and suffering must both sides endure before
everyone wakes up and realizes that THE CURRENT COURSE OF ACTION IS NOT WORKING to
produce what each side wants? How many more children must both sides sacrificed to
the false gods of nationalism, fear, hatred & revenge; how many arms, legs and
eyes lost, before people are willing to change; before the majority of people on
both sides WAKE UP AND SAY ENOUGH !!! Both sides claim that the violence is only
in reaction to the other side. But all of the outward violence is the product of
the inner Violence Of Attitude on both sides.
Until this changes, the children will continue to die.... On both
sides....Israelis and Palestinians, as historic brothers and the children of Abraham,
have the opportunity to offer the whole world a model of cooperation,justice, peace
The Palestinians can have Justice and the Israelis can have Security.
Both can have Peace & Prosperity. But neither will have what they want until
they are willing to grant these to the other. Jerusalem can fulfill it's destiny
as an International Model of Peace & Brotherhood, governed by its own citizens,
or it can once again become a city of desolation and despair. This is it's fate if
everyone doesn't WAKE UP - and very soon.
The frequencies of anger, hatred, revenge and fear are being anchored
in the land itself. When these stresses become too intense, the Earth will release
them. She will tremble and land will roll like the waves of the sea.
She will not distinguish between Palestinian and Israeli; between
Christian, Jew or Muslim. All will pay the price and in the silent aftermath, they
will call it "The Judgment Of God." This is NOT the fate of Jerusalem,
and it need not be a step toward the fulfillment of its Divine Destiny as an International
Model of Peace & Brotherhood. If everyone WAKES UP NOW from this nightmare to
remember who they really are, why they are here and the Beautiful Vision Of The New
Jerusalem, then everything can change in the twinkling of an eye. AWAKEN THE PEOPLE
Let the Guardians of Light transmute the anger, fear and hatred,
And release the tension from the Earth.May The Land Of Jerusalem Be Preserved And
May A River Of Light Once Again Flow Out Of Zion & Bless The Whole World With
Peace & Grace.
April 6, 2001