Global Reality. Loving Paradigm. Karma in an Internet Driven World.
"Innocence of Muslims" video gone viral and in a very negative way
15 years ago I moved overseas to do Christian missionary work. I taught in an international school. The staff and students' backgrounds ranged from Hong Kong, China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, India, South Africa, Australia, France, America and Canada.
While I taught and hung out in the teacher's lounge every day, I learned how powerfully nationalistic my home country was and is. I witnessed how arrogant and entitled America can be viewed. Americans' frequent lack of knowledge regarding world geography and world belief systems causes strain at best.
Ironically, I supported that arrogance and ignorance "back in the day." I was highly conservative and in my twenties. But having grown older and more experienced, I am quite ashamed of that limited perspective. I can now see the limitation of the old viewpoint.
I feel strongly that foreign policy is just one component to living in a global matrix---even a Divine matrix. I am no longer a Christian. I believe in One Love. The entire population of the world is intimately connected. As long as we individuals remain divided in consciousness we will all feel the push-pull of our various polarities and dualities. These divisions incite strife---sometimes wars.
Recently, an American-based YouTube video called "Innocence of Muslims" caused an outbreak of outrage and violence in Egypt and the Middle East. Four Americans were killed. One of the four people was an U.S. Ambassador to Libya.
Americans certainly relish their freedoms---often at the expense of their fellow countrymen as well as at the expense of other people in other countries. The video, "Innocence of Muslims," went viral overseas in countries primarily throughout the Middle East---the countries that worship Allah and revere the prophet Muhhamed. The cheaply done video called Muhhamed a drunk, a child molester, and gay. All of these insults are seen as sacrilegious to the nation of Islam. Islam, historically, reacts in violent protest to defend Allah and the Muslim religion. This historical reaction is known across the planet.
My perspective is that karma---soul education---is ALWAYS at play. For each and every action there is an equal reaction. We all meet up with consequences for our decisions. The video was an act of hate blended with cheaply done humor. It may have been deliberately distributed to the Middle East to incite acts of terrorism. Four innocent people were killed. The fear factor has been triggered. Muslim religious leaders are coming forward in the Middle East to encourage deadly vindication. The Middle East is filled with violent protest. America, once again, is a target for the nation of Islam.
One video. A globe full of anger, fear and pain. We must tune in to our actions just like our many teachers and parental figures no doubt encouraged us to do---or hopefully, encouraged us to do.
This devastation is unnecessary. Peace is possible. Love----genuine love---is the answer. Love must be implemented and practiced daily. This is NOT easy in a world that supports competition, division and militaristic action.
I am a realist. Military is necessary at our current level of collective consciousness. Chaos would be rampant without it. But, there are enough people and countries in the world that can and should produce acts of transformative love and kindness every day and with purpose. Prayer chains, energy shifts, and loving connections must be created and executed to overcome the negative movements across the planet.
It is plausible!!!
Furthermore, we as a global population must learn that in an Internet driven society we can light a metaphorical match one second and have a whole forest burnt down in the following second. I would suggest that cultures like Orthodox Islam who believe in terrorism as honorable, are often opportunists waiting for positions of disrespect to show up on the earth plane toward their religious icons and belief systems.
That should make us even more cautious about our exercise of Western freedoms.
So exhibit patience, tolerance and kindness when you would rather sow hate and disdain. Refrain as much as possible from creating deprecating examples of the Freedom of Speech. Recognize the tremendous power we each have to damage many, many people without much time or effort. Technology can work for us or against us. Do we want to hurt others so badly we ultimately destroy freedoms that keep our country fun and luxurious?
Make no mistake, it is our choice. Let's choose to cultivate LOVE...today, right now.