Love Will Always Win
By Chrissie Blaze
This is not the article I had planned. Thirty minutes before I was about to write this article there was yet another terrorist attack in France. As of writing, 84 people have been killed and 100 injured in Nice by a truck driver who ploughed into the crowds with intent to murder as many people as possible. We offer our deep condolences and heartfelt prayers to those who are suffering at this time of great tragedy for us all.
For the vast majority of people on this planet, these almost constant acts of terror are unthinkable; they are terrible, and we wonder how could anyone do these things? How can people slaughter innocent lives, destroying families and the sanity of our world? We hear about the attacks in the US and Europe but thousands more are carried out in countries all over the world that we do not hear about.
We can no longer bury our heads in the sand believing that these things couldn’t happen to us. It is happening too randomly and far too often.
The question is: “What do we do?” Most people are kind and decent and offer help and prayers when a crisis occurs. We only have to think back to 9/11 when people were inspired to help, to serve, to heal, to pray, to give – to do whatever it took to help the survivors, the families of the deceased, the firemen and the police. There was a wonderful feeling of solidarity based on love. There was no pretense. It was genuine. And then after a few months, the world returned to “normal”.
This pattern is no longer good enough. As spiritually-minded people, we know that tit for tat isn’t the solution. This has been the way for thousands of years and however justified we may feel in killing the people who are killing us, this never-ending cycle of hatred will never bring peace.
There is, however, enough evidence that prayer works, for one thing and believe me, prayer is a most strategic tool when used correctly. It was on 9/11 that my husband, Gary and I, alone on a sacred mountain praying for peace and healing when the tragedy occurred, first had the inspiration for our book, Power Prayer. We wanted to give people a technique they could use that would heal and help those suffering. These were not just our opinions but were backed up by case studies and scientific evidence.
The prayer solution still applies today – even more so. Now is the time, just as it was after 9/11, to attend your Church, or Temple, or Mosque, or Synagogue – or the Spiritual Services we hold at The Aetherius Society – and pray your heart out for those who need solace, strength and healing. Send your love out into the world for, believe me, this is the only solution.
Politics is not the answer. It does make a difference what you and I do from this moment on. Let us never sell ourselves short. Let us never think for one moment that our efforts don’t count. Let us never doubt ourselves and above all, let us never ever believe that fear is the answer. It is courage that is needed now; the courage of our spiritual convictions. And then to courageously realize that it is we bold, spiritual peacemakers who are the ones who will transform our world. We can do this through living our spiritual beliefs; through our prayers, our service to others, our healing.
As Marianne Williamson said, “There is only one thing more powerful than a brotherhood based on hate, and that is a brotherhood based on love.” This is not a brotherhood based on what religion you are, what race you are, or where you are born. It is a brotherhood based on the fact that we are all living on Planet Earth and for us, readers of the Body Mind Spirit Guide, we have one thing in common – we are students of spirituality.
I think at this time of great crisis on our Planet, we have to do better. We have to not just be interested in spirituality, we have to take our spirituality to new heights and really live it with all our hearts and all our souls.
My Spiritual Master and Founder of The Aetherius Society, the late Dr. George King, said in the 1960s that there is only one energy crisis on this planet – that is the spiritual energy crisis. It is this lack of spiritual energy – or the energy called “L-O-V-E” – that is in short supply and, because it is, we have chaos, disease, war, hatred. The more we pour our love into the world through prayer, through healing, through Service, the more we can adjust the balance. It is only when we have a world where there is more love than hatred that we will win.
This is our battle and our challenge for the future of this planet.