• 145th International Peace Meditation “To Believe or Not to Believe: That is the Question”

    “To Believe or Not to Believe: That is the Question”

    Jan. 4th, 2009 — UFO’s have been apparent throughout recorded history. Pictures in caves depict their presence even before human written history. Warnings in dreams have occurred in recorded history. Yet, we question what we Know, and don’t understand what we question.

    Much of our thinking today is shaped by scientific opinion. For the most part, it is held that if science can prove something, it is true. If it cannot be proven or replicated, it must not be true. With this approach we determine Truth through a narrow scientific paradigm. What if most of Truth lay beyond that paradigm?

    Knowing may be based upon experience, especially where there is a lack of certainty in a given area. For example, sometimes we have a deep sense of Knowing about another’s motives in spite of his or her words to the contrary. Consider current events: When someone in a highly visible role speaks, what does your gut say? Do you ignore your gut feelings and believe the words even when they don’t “ring true”?

    Consider politics. Consider world leaders. Consider the media. Do you believe all that you hear because “someone” said so? Do you assume others know more than you because of their positions of power? Do you stop to note if their words are consistent with actions?

    Do you ask yourself what another has to gain by taking a particular position? Do his motives “ring true”, or are we being patronized by what we want to hear rather than the truth?

    What if our world governments were to open their files on all unexplained phenomena? Recently England did so. Belgium has been open for a longer period of time. What if the US Government finally listened to the many Americans who have repeatedly requested declassification of all UFO-related documents? What would be the result? Would people panic? Would they over-react in fear? Would our institutions built upon ego-centric values, collapse? Would our religious leaders come under scrutiny? Would humans panic in the realization that more technologically advanced beings might have the capacity to overtake our planet?

    What about the information, from the UFO community, that considers that human abductions led to inter-species breeding? What if the stories of seeing human-like fetuses were true? What if, as some believe, aliens are already among us? If, through inter-breeding and cloning they look like us, how would we recognized them?

    Is Truth stranger than science? fiction? even, science-fiction?

    Credible people have been harassed, humiliated, and, perhaps, even killed for speaking out. Military records have been “lost” and the witnesses to strange events punished through denial of their prior military service, as well as threats, and loss of reputation. Yet, in spite of the discrimination against those who seek to tell their stories, or understand their experiences within a larger context, the stories continue.

    In spite of photos, videos, stories by credible healthy people, recorded history, and organizations of people determined to find out what is happening, the truth is stifled. What is the motive behind media afraid to report on UFO’s without including debunking? Scientists afraid to pursue the evidence? Discrimination against those who speak out? What is the real motive behind keeping us “in the dark?” Who doesn’t want us to know? Why?

    There may be two topics where people, in general, fear their own Knowledge, or internal sense of knowing: spirituality, and extraterrestrial activity. We want to hear what comforts us; see what comforts us; and believe what comforts us. And, in our need for comfort, we may hide from Truth. After all, how would our lives change if UFO’s and aliens are real? That might be the essential question.

    This Meditation is dedicated to all who seek Truth above comfort, for they ‘will know the Truth, and the Truth will make them free.’

    Sue Kidd Shipe, Ph.D.
    Executive Director

    Please join us in prayer/meditation during the 24 hours of Sunday, January 4th, and again the first Sunday of every month. The International Institute for Human Empowerment, Inc. has completed our 13th year of continuous International Peace Meditations. Forward our Meditation to all in your address book; make copies for your religious and spiritual brochures and bulletins.

    Important Dates to Remember:

    January 18, 2009; 2:00 p.m.
    Rev. Martin Luther King March and Commemorative Program
    Schenectady County Human Rights Commission
    Schenectady, New York
    For more information, call Michelle at 518.377.2982

    September 11, Annually     International Unity Day

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