Wednesday, July 13, 2005

War Feeds Terrorism

The National Demonstration Project to Reduce Violent Crime and Improve Governmental Effectiveness conducted an experiment in 1993. Between June 7th and July 30th, 4000 experienced meditators came to Washington D.C. to see if meditating as a group could reduce violent crime in our nation's capitol by 25%.

A 27-member independent Project Review Board consisting of sociologists and criminologists from leading universities, representatives from the police department and government of the District of Columbia, and civic leaders approved the research protocol for the project and monitored its progress.

The results astounded the D.C. police force who previously maintained that only "two feet of snow in July" could reduce the incident of violent crime.

What does this have to do with being a Christian?


God has told us He can only do for us what He can do through us.

If we honestly look at our minds, we will see they are filled with chaos. Our minds go round and round in loops of thought, much of it negative.

Yet quantum physics demonstrates that we - and our thoughts - are linked to the entire world.

As Deepak Chopra, M.D. states in Ageless Body, Timeless Mind, pg. 46, para. 3: "There is no flicker of activity in any of your cells that goes unnoticed across the entire quantum field."

Imagine then what we are broadcasting into the quantum field as we worry and disasterize? What are we broadcasting when we feel resentment, anger and hate?


People's minds whirl on about the negatives in the world, mostly on automatic pilot. It takes effort to even notice how negative our thoughts are, because negative thinking is so ingrained.

Most of us - who do not meditate - are broadcasting chaos into our quantum field except for those times in which our minds are engaged in deep prayer.

It is no wonder, therefore, with 6.3 billion minds obsessing over thoughts of lack, fear, anger and hate, that we find ourselves in a world of growing chaos and terrorism.

The terror that exists in the world today has less to do with religious ideology than about the states of our minds. They are not peaceful. And those who perform acts of terror while saying God will reward them for such destruction are deeply deluded. God is love, not terror.

Unfortunately, we in the United States - although we all know war does not please God - answered terror with war. Predictably, it has not helped.

Why? Precisely because war does not please the Lord.

Proverbs 16:7 clearly states: When a man's ways please the Lord, He makes...his enenmies to be at peace with him.

If the war in Iraq pleased the Lord, Iraq would not be the bloodbath it is after two years. The bombing in London would not have occurred.

In fact, we have not overcome terror by fighting because we cannot. War is terror and horror. Thinking we can heal terror with another type of terror is a false idea inconsistent with scripture. The bombing in London actually proves that we are on the wrong path.

We can only heal terrorism by quieting our minds and teaching ourselves to think compassionate and loving thoughts aligned with God.

We can only reduce terror by broadcasting peace into our quantum field.

Corinthians 1, 16:14 states: Let all that you do be done with love.

The path to healing - and to peace - requires that every Christian quiet his or her mind and fill it with love.

Healing terrorism is the job of every Christian on earth. It is an inside job. It is not something we can expect "Rome" - or the U.S. government - to do. And we must use whatever works to accomplish the goal.

As stated in Romans 12:2: " not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind..."

We must cultivate peace in our minds so we think peaceful and compassionate thoughts as we go about our everyday lives. If it takes learning to meditate, then let us embrace meditation and let us sign up to learn it today.

Anything else is a betrayal of God, Jesus Christ - and ourselves.


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