THE DESTINY OF NATIONS - PART I
The entire global harmonic and vibration of the earth is composed, in part, of the individual vibrations of national entities whose purposes, when held in light, contribute to the overall wellbeing of the planet.
The world of nations comes into existence according to a planfulness that is similar to the incarnation of an individual soul. Thus, a nation is conceived as idea, is born, carries its own vibration upon the earth, and endeavors within the limits of its consciousness to fulfill the blueprint for its own creation. Each national identity that is conceived develops first as an idea in the Mind of God. It is not accidental according to the historical trends of a culture or civilization. Rather, the entire global harmonic and vibration of the earth is composed, in part, of the individual vibrations of national entities whose purposes, when held in light, contribute to the overall wellbeing of the planet.
Nations, like individuals, can depart from their sacred purpose. They can misrepresent the ideals that they have come into being to fulfill. And whether there is more on the side of light and of the fulfillment of Divine expectations that is expressed through that nation's policies and actions, or more on the side of darkness and self-seeking which takes a nation out of the global harmonic and more into its own sphere of self-interest, is a choice that individual governments, peoples, and societies make over time.
The current situation related to national identity is one that is very precarious, based on the intrusive presence of those who would seek to influence the national identity of other nations. This kind of intrusion into the cultural identity of other nations can never be legitimate. It is always necessary that a nation grow and transform from within in order to reach its destined place in the family of nations, both in the world and on a spiritual level. The cultural and spiritual identity of nations cannot be determined from without, but only from within, in accordance with the inner perceptions and cultural and spiritual values of those who comprise its physical and spiritual body.
It is for this reason that conflicts of huge proportion are presently taking place on the world stage - because nations fear losing their integral right to maintain their own identity and therefore erect defenses on a governmental level or on a personal level in order to counteract the threat that is present. Each nation of the world has come into being in order to make a contribution to the whole, and each is meant to work in harmony with the interests of the whole. Where one or several nations determine that others are moving in the wrong direction in terms of their practices and policies, it creates a situation of endangerment for all.
This is not to say that intervention is not needed when there are massive abuses of human rights within the civilian population of a nation and people in large numbers are fearing for their lives. This aberration, which is based entirely on darkness, cannot and should not be silently observed, since this creates complicity with the very forces of darkness that are seeking to gain the upperhand. But movement to help preserve life and to prevent the destruction of a people is different than the dismantling of a national identity so that it adheres more to what others would like it to be. The identity of a nation is part of its spiritual essence and belongs to the central idea that has been translated from the Divine level to the human level in order that the earth can prosper. When we recognize the integrity of peoples and nations in the way that we recognize the legitimacy of each being and its right to create its own life, we, as a planetary family, will have moved a long way toward creating peace.
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THE DESTINY OF NATIONS - PART II
When, in the course of human events it becomes possible for one nation to exert its will upon all others to the detriment of those whom it subjugates, then that nation must be prevented from doing so by the spiritual necessity of the entire organism that is the planet earth. Such limitation must occur in the course of the unfoldment of history so that the rightful place among the family of nations can be taken by each and every nation that seeks to maintain a national identity, and by each and every people that seeks the world's respect and sharing of wealth and resources.
No nation emerges by chance. No nation, from a spiritual perspective, can be allowed to exert its hegemony over all others, no matter how enlightened it may perceive itself to be, and no matter what good intentions it may feel lie at the root of its actions. The freedom to be oneself is accorded as much to nations as it is to individuals, and this includes both the freedom to make mistakes and to develop in one's own way. It is not a freedom that can be cast aside without great consequences for those who interfere in this way, and for the planet as a whole.
The subjugation of another cultural identity to one's own which is presumed to be more enlightened, is another form of spiritual enslavement, similar to the physical enslavement that took place of the African-American population in the nineteenth century. Under the guise of political and spiritual righteousness, it creates a world in which nations and peoples become the property of others and are not seen as having an independent right to exist. This development can be covered over and concealed by political rhetoric as it has many times in the past, but it cannot be concealed from the mind and heart of God. It is a disturbance to the planetary harmonic that cannot go uncorrected, and it is a disturbance to the way of love that cannot go unhealed.
The United States is, at this time, in the position of economic and military superiority that allows it to put forth its will in countless ways in relation to other nations. This is very different from acting in the best interests of the whole or of the other nations themselves. It is a way of asserting the superiority of one's own will over the will of others and it has, throughout time, been shown to be the downfall of once great and powerful nations. This is not to say that there is not goodness, generosity, and unselfishness within American policy and practice and that it has not been of much benefit to parts of the world in need. Only that when the good is significantly outweighed by the harmful, the situation must be addressed so that the ways of nations can be set upon their rightful course.
The earth's planetary body is composed of both the physical aspects of matter of which she is made, and the heterogeneous nature of the many life-forms that she contains. It also has to do with the collective consciousness which makes up the whole of the earth's consciousness. This collective consciousness contains both individual people and individual nations. It is a multiplicity that must be safeguarded in the same way that the safety and continued existence of difference species of plant and animal life must be safeguarded. It is to this end that the present movement of light upon the planet shall bless the earth, bringing with it a way of all nations and all peoples being together within a state of diversity-in-unity, unity-in-diversity, as it has been written – e pluribus Unum, out of many, One.
Though there have been many times and places in the past when unbridled power has lead to the temporary domination of one culture by another and of one civilization by another, leading to the many forms of colonization and imperialism that are well-known, it is time, today, for another level of interaction between nations to become a new standard of behavior, based on a new spiritual authority that all will ultimately come to recognize. The fact of past transgressions of this standard was largely due to what appeared, to many, to be the 'natural order of things'. This can no longer be upheld as the 'natural order', but is presently being replaced by a new conception of right relationship, one in which cooperation rather than domination becomes the outer expression of a vibration of love. Though it may not have been possible before and it may not have been pursued before, the standard of love at this time in the earth's history is being raised for all to see. And even in the midst of the prevailing darkness that is causing great conflict among nations, this standard, once raised, shall not be put down until all nations are held in its embrace, and until all are united within the unity of Love. When this happens, the sources of conflict will dry up and trouble the earth no more, for all will see, finally, that what benefits one, benefits all, and that what benefits all, benefits one.
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For additional perspectives on the above, see these earlier articles from the Light Omega Newsletter:
The Karma of Power, Aug. 2, 2004
The Karma of America - Aug. 9, 2004
The Redemption of a Planet, July 31, 2006