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Caroline Myss on ‘War and the Health of the Collective’

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Medical intuitive and mystic Caroline Myss sent the following around in her newsletter(which is always a riot of interesting thinking).

First of all, when a planet is at war, the entire vibration of the planet shifts to one of trauma. The physical war does not have to be fought on local territory in order for the people of that area to become affected or “infected” by the mental and emotional strain that is created as a result of the fear and violence of war. A person does not have to believe in the Armageddon myth to be affected by the toxic psychic field that it generates. All it takes is the combination of a passionate group of believers in the Armageddon myth – and Evangelicals certainly qualify for that, if nothing else – and anything that looks like proof that the myth is true. In this case, the war in the Middle East has all the right markings and prophetic omens. Such a combination infects the collective psychic like a poisonous homeopathic treatment, penetrating into the subtle energy bodies of every single human being. No matter who you are, you are being influenced by the vibration of this war and many prophecies that are emerging around it and because of it.

In a way, this reminds me of all the hysterics that preceded Y2K. Remember that? I remember this one guy – who I haven’t heard from since, thank God – who sat in his home in Washington State sending out email after email after email warning people about all the destruction that was going to happen by three minutes after midnight, January 1, 2000. I mean, according to this guy, absolutely no one was going to survive this turning of the millennium, except him, of course, and the rest of his happy little Washington State community because they were savvy enough to listen to him, a high-tech oracle who was able to predict the downfall of all technological systems and airports and computers and what have you. I mean he had people going nuts with his material. I met him once and listened to him try to convince me of the insanity that was just on the horizon. All the while I was looking right into his eyes…speaking of insane….as he described the stupidity of people who “just won’t listen” to the obvious signs that the end was near. It took me about thirty seconds to realize that this guy wanted the end to be near because he was building his identity on his predictions. He wanted death and destruction and global systems breakdowns and nightmares because that would prove he was right and every one else was wrong. This was a dangerous, dangerous man….all the more so because he thought of himself as so good.

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posted August 4, 2006 at 8:06 pm

can anyone think of a time when there wasn’t a war occurring somewhere on the planet? sadly, tragically, it seems to me that violence and war are part of the regular course of events, not an anomaly or an aberration that brings on some “planetary shift.” If you ask me, it’s peace that would represent a real shift. and of course beyond political struggles there are wars on a smaller scale all the time — in our own households. Myss’ point of view is just WAY too simplistic.>

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posted August 5, 2006 at 8:05 am

All it takes is the combination of a passionate group of believers in the Armageddon myth and Evangelicals certainly qualify for that, if nothing else and anything that looks like proof that the myth is true. What a bigoted statement! Evangelicals are not responsible for the war in the Middle East. What simple-minded drivel coming from a self-promoting “sage”.>

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posted August 5, 2006 at 9:39 am

I apologize. That last statement was uncharitable. I still disagree with Myss, but I could have put it more nicely.>

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posted August 6, 2006 at 12:11 am

Another view, disturbing as it is, says war is a force that gives us meaning, the self-same title of the Chris Hedges book. Said Hedges in a 2003 graduation speech at Rockford College: The seduction of war is insidious because so much of what we are told about it is true it does create a feeling of comradeship which obliterates our alienation …. we find nobility in a cause and feelings of selflessness and even bliss. And at a time of soaring deficits and financial scandals and the very deterioration of our domestic fabric, war is a fine diversion. Shocking, isn’t it? But it helps explain a legislative body willing to cough up over $301 billion in war funding and over half the voting populace reelecting the incumbent. (BTW, if you read Chris’s speech, you’ll find that, 3 years later, his predictions – once dismissed as wild – are our present realities. “>>

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posted August 6, 2006 at 1:33 am

Two other things…. 10 things we can do to contribute to peace on all levels (from the Center for Nonviolent Communication) View your legislators’ voting scorecard in matters of war & peace. (it’s also interesting to view the records of those labeled “liberal” and “hawk”) “>>

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posted August 6, 2006 at 1:47 am

Thanks for the 10 ways list. Forwarded it to a lot of people of my email list who I think would be interested……….>

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posted August 6, 2006 at 8:42 pm

RE: 10 ways list I’m so happy to hear you’ve shared this further, Kathy. I’d also recommend the book, NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION by Marshall Rosenberg to every sentient human being. It’s the most effective teaching on interpersonal relationships I’ve ever experienced.(ISBN 1892005026)>

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posted August 13, 2006 at 6:36 pm

One of the greatest forces we can create for our present and for our future is to teach our children. Concordia Language Villages in Minnesota does this by teaching youth the language and culture of every people. It is clear in their vision statement of: “PEACE THROUGH UNDERSTANDING: creating global citizens for a better world.” The premise is that if we can understand each others form of communication, we can more effectively work toward peace and understanding. We can more clearly and compassionately value each other if we understand each other. This too is a FORCE in the world. Good actions also create a change in the world. Let’s not forget.>

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