• 122nd International Peace Meditation “Seeing with the Eye of Love”

    “Seeing with the Eye of Love”

    February 4, 2007 — The eye of Love is multi-dimensional. When we look out at the world, we see it from multiple perspectives, or aspects of the Self.

    The view of the world that contains an innate vision of how we want it to be is often referred to as our “rose-colored glasses.” In other words, we have a memory of Home that is contained within our deeper understanding called Knowledge. This view encompasses peace, caring, and a depth of relationship that goes beyond communication as we generally think of it. War or destruction of others is not a part of this vision.

    Within this internal memory, or eye of Love perspective, we “see” relationships that would not hurt or maim others. This aspect of ourselves gives us direction for where we want our civilization to evolve, but it can be dangerous if we do not see through other aspects or dimensions simultaneously.

    Another aspect of the Self deals with “what is,” or what some refer to as “reality.” In this view, humans are capable of horrible, degrading, destructive acts against others. This view includes the so-called evil acts of which humanity is capable of committing. A child-like or naïve or trusting view does not allow for this aspect, and the person may fail to take adequate precautions against others’ motives.

    The third, and desirable, dimension sees both simultaneously. It holds onto the vision of what can be, from which we came and will return, to what is included within earthly experience. This allows us to work for peace while fighting tyranny, freedom while opposing oppression, and caring while stopping abuse.

    The spiritual sojourner is challenged to see through the eye of Love while simultaneously accepting and dealing with “what is.”

    Those who work for peace must not do it by giving up autonomy regardless of how appealing it may appear. Those who promise peace if we yield our independence are manipulative, and will instead overcome us with oppression.

    The earth is not where we will experience peace, as defined by absence of conflict, although we must continue to work for peaceful relations. As we expand our awareness to include many more who are different from us, we can do so while maintaining both, or multiple, perspectives. We must remain balanced.

    Those who work only with criminals must not lose perspective on all those who contribute their lives in service for the greater good. Those who work only in service organizations must be aware that even within their organizations, many seek power over, rather than power through, people. At all times, if we are to be free, we must objectively see what is before us while providing leadership toward the highest human ideals of peace and love for all.

    Becoming empowered means becoming responsible for what one sees, does, and where one leads others, or is led. It is not for those who want to take the easy road, for they easily fall into oppression in personal, professional, and even governmental relationships.

    Beware of people who expound holy motives. Look to their behaviors as the real indicator of motives.

    Love heals. Love cares. Love must be free, for the human spirit must be free in order to express its True Self.

    This Meditation is dedicated to making and keeping the human spirit free!

    Sue Kidd Shipe, Ph.D.
    Executive Director

    Please join us in prayer/meditation during the 24 hours of Sunday, February 4, and again the first Sunday of every month. The International Institute for Human Empowerment, Inc. is completing 10 years of continuous International Peace Meditations. Forward our Meditation to all in your address book; make copies for your religious and spiritual brochures and bulletins.

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