Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Recipe for Peace

The premise of spirituality is that all of creation is a synergetic dance. Its' ebb and flow drives perpetual exchange. Every giver is simultaneously receiving, and every receiver is simultaneously giving. While one process is achieved overtly, the other remains shrouded in mystique. Spirituality is the discipline for pulling back the curtain of mystery in ways that restore the architecture of the balance into realization.

Consider someone who gives a gift to another. To the untrained eye the receiver is returning nothing in exchange. However, a seasoned spiritualist realizes that the receiver is extending the gift of giving. By granting the gift of giving to the giver, the receiver bestows a gift that is spiritually affirming.

Most relate to the Divine as a benevolent giver of life. When someone is afforded a gift of giving, they are being extended a medium through which they can incorporate an active flow of this aspect Divinity. Spiritually, this equivalence of expression activates a shared vibrancy; a powerful wavelength for creative eros. This momentum propels the giver closer to the Divinity of their own soul. This is why giving warms the heart. It is why despite being wired by evolutionary circuitry that awards conquest, the spirit of humanity continue to arise with a generous spirit.

Spiritualists see receiving in a very different way than the common man. They see receiving as a playing a constructive role in amplifying the underlying unity. When receiving, they focus their heart's intention to dedicate the act in ways that spiritually affirm respective roles contributing to interconnectedness. Such honouring of the respective roles imbues diversity with a realized spirit of the "whole". This spiritual recipe for wholeness can be called "harmony", "balance", "beauty"; but most fundamentally for our times, "peace".

For our world to achieve a lasting peace there needs to be an internal appreciation of the sacred roles respective parties contribute towards setting conditions for authentic expression and meaningful achievement. This appreciation, prepares conditions for authentic exchange and cross-polinization that bridges the honour of nations, peoples and cultures. It is an appreciation that creates the space for greater communion and spiritual interdependence. It affirms the trust that cultivates transformation through the mutual surrender involved in growing into becoming part of something so much more.

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