When we view war from the energetic level we easily recognize that using war to release damned up energy is futile. War breeds resentment in those who suffer from it. War breeds war. War releases surface energy only to ensure that energy again builds up again under the surface.
Most importantly, to view war purely from the energetic level is to encourage the formation of new questions. For example, is war the only means we have available of expressing and releasing unbearable collective tension? Can we invent other ways to release toxic emotional and tribal energies? Can we imagine a peace that is not simply passive, a temporary repression of these surging feelings? If so, then what would a "healthy violence" look like? How, in short, can we create the initial conditions for a peace which encourages change as growth, a peace which values enormous explosive energy for what it really is, the creative energy of the universe?
Over the past ten years or so, this problem has been approached on an individual basis within the therapeutic community. Many new experiential and body therapies exist to help individuals release dammed up toxic emotional energies without resorting to violence towards themselves or others. In addition, we are re-realizing the value that certain sacred ceremonies and rituals have in releasing suffering at all levels.
These ways of working with levels of human energy which exceed current capacities to express that energy can all be utilized. We have only to make the leap from personal to collective, from individuals and groups to entire societies, to address the problem of war creatively.
How different would the discussion sound if an international conference on the Middle East were to be conducted from the energetic rather than the conceptual (political, ideological) level?
We are in the Plutonian and Scorpionic process of eliminating the toxic waste that has accumulated within the Earth's body. [Pluto transited Scorpio from 1983 through 1995.] As an archetypal process, it takes place on the energetic level. However, we understand and consider it purely conceptually. This approach hasn't worked.
A more suitable approach would be energetic, and would begin, for each of us, by becoming deeply intimate with our own physical beings. As we start to listen to and appreciate the subtle energetic information we receive from our bodies' resonance with the entire material and emotional realm, we will recognize that there is no difference among us. In our bodies we are one. Our racial, cultural, and ideological splits are illusions.
Our task is clear; it is unprecedented: to learn how to discover ways of releasing the energy that has been compressed, just below Earth's surface, for centuries, without resorting to war. Each of us, in the reality of individual physicality, participates in both Earth's burgeoning life and Her excruciating pain during this cathartic time. Living as truly embodied souls, we fuse into common purpose, to save the Earth without destroying her.
The night deepens. The lady is a tyger. We are the tyger. Our energy gleams forth from Her eyes.
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