Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Healing the World in 2013

December 21, 2012 is behind us, and the world is, not surprisingly, still intact.  There will always be periods when fear takes up a good deal of our collective awareness, and that is as it should be, because large-scale fears of doom provide very potent opportunities for us to choose even more intentionally what truth we will serve.

I remember another period of fear that happened not too very long ago; it was called “Y2K.”  My son was 10 at the time, and worried about all of the predictions he was hearing.  On New Year’s Eve I remember telling him that throughout history people have predicted the end of the world, but we are still here.  And I explained to him that when people confront their fears and walk out the other side they are better for it, because they grow in their awareness of what is true.  He understood that, in his way, even then.

I work in healthcare and interact with many people every day, and I am struck by how many people in the past month have said, “2013 is going to be a really good year.”  Collectively, we recognize the energy and know it to be true.  The end-of-the-world hopelessness that has affected us, even though it was mostly unconscious for the majority of us, has past, and people recognize a new beginning, which is exactly what the Mayan calendar was all about – the end of one period, and the beginning of an entirely new and different one.

I believe that people are connecting in their hearts with hope, aware at a very deep level that we are healing, personally and globally.  At this point in our human evolution, healing our world and all who inhabit it is the most important and sacred thing that we can do.  On the surface the task seems too vast to even consider, and we literally do not know how to begin.  But as humanity moves forward in its unavoidable evolution to knowing ourselves as the beings of light that we truly are, we get closer to knowing the true power we have in creating a world that works for all.

I write this on December 31 2012, the 27th Annual International World Healing Day.  It began on December 31, 1986, at noon Greenwich Mean Time, when 500 million people on 7 continents, in 70 countries, from 500 spiritual and peace-related organizations, took part in the most comprehensive prayer in history, creating a global mind link aimed at reversing negativity on many levels (taken from the website).  Our Unity Church took part in this worldwide prayer this morning, as we do every year.

Some time after the 1986 beginning the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute reported “remarkable progress toward a peaceful world,” manifesting as a “break in the pattern of a constant increase in the number of major conflicts with which the world had grown accustomed.”

From our limited individual perspectives, this may not seem like truth at all.  It often seems as if conflict continues to increase in both frequency and severity, but in looking back over just my lifetime I see that that is not the case.  We are definitely more bombarded by it via the Internet and our immediate access to information.

Regardless of appearances to the contrary, we can, and we are, using the power of our collective intention for good to move without error toward the truth of who we are, Divine Creators made in God’s image, manifesting through the physical.

I leave you with a world healing meditation used by many on December 31 every year.  Click here to view the meditation.

May you hold the light of your intention on healing yourself, our world and all of humanity, and may this tool be a blessing. . .

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