At last night’s A Course in Miracles class, we talked about how overwhelming it can be to see the violence around the world and not know how to respond. The same conflicts rage on, and nothing ever seems to change.
Whether we’re looking at a conflict in our own lives, or one on a battlefield half a world away, the dynamics are the same. Our egos are afraid, and so they cling to blame, defense and attack. They perpetuate conflict out of fear.
This is why we need divine intervention. Not because we’re innately bad, but because our egos drown out the path to peace…the path of forgiveness.
It may not seem like enough to ask for divine help, but in fact it’s everything. Changing fear-based patterns that have gone on for so long takes a new thought, a new energy, and something radical.
So be radical. Ask for fear to be replaced with love for yourself and everyone else on the planet. Focus on the possibility of change, no matter how daunting the challenge.
And remember that we don’t have to go out and create a peaceful world. We simply need to remember the peace of divine love that exists within us, and extend it to everyone we meet.