Letter Nineteen “Jerusalem”

With Easter and Passover upon us I thought a look at the future, in the most turbulent place on the planet, would be appropriate. There is no greater ego clash than this holy city of diversity. Where Source has planted the seeds of faith the trees have grown in restless confusion.  It could be that this one element of  human disaster is the stimulus for our entering a state of  understanding and the catalyst for our genetic mutation. How do we reconcile our differences and move ahead in Peace?

Doesn’t Jerusalem mean the ‘place of peace’ or something?”

It means many things to many people. You’re close. Shalom means ‘peace’, of course. But that is not the root word for the name of the city. The Hebrew word, Shalem, means ‘wholeness’; Jeru, means ‘legacy’. In the last 500 years Jerusalem has come to be called ‘the city of wholeness’. But it is also appropriate to think about peace here. Jerusalem has become a place of profound peace today, after thousands of years of war.

In your days, it was the foremost center of contention on the planet. Jews, Christians and Muslims clashed over the city and the lands around it endlessly, each viewing the holy sites as their own in an intensely separative sense. The discord spread out in psychic waves from this center, and became the rationale for much friction around the globe.

“Jews and Christians clashed? I thought they were on the same side.”

As long as egos ruled, it was every side against the other. It might appear that the Christians were supporting the Jewish cause in Israel, but they were only doing so to justify their own beliefs and designs. This was, after all, the way of humans. It would not be any other way as long as you were humans.

Many great leaders struggled to resolve the conflicts over long periods of time, but they each represented sovereign perspectives on what a solution might be. Try as they might, they could never reach accord among their core beliefs. Truly, there was no resolution that would have satisfied the core beliefs of all the factions involved. This is the nature of ego-based psychology. Each side’s emotional attachments, religious certainties and refusal to yield, guaranteed in the Middle East that no one would ever achieve what they wanted.

The Jews and Muslims, as you know, went to war trying to exterminate each other’s beliefs as one solution. Another solution that was promoted over decades was a continuous cycle of attack, revenge, assassination and terrorism. Each of the religions, for instance, at the core of their dearest prophecies and doctrines, believed contradictory destinies for the city we now stand in. This intractable state of affairs endured for many decades leading up to the Great Storm.

Most Islamic peoples felt that the Christian and Jewish behavior toward them was causing the problems and leading toward another world war. The Jews and Christians tended to feel it was all the fault of Islam. Each camp pointed to prophecies that foretold a cataclysm. Some Christians even desired an ultimate war—Armageddon—because they believed it would hasten their religious objectives. Never mind that such a war would have destroyed the whole of world civilization.

“I had a vision of those clashes here, earlier. I can still see vivid images of fighting in these same streets we’re walking on.”

Passions rose to explosive proportions. There was great gnashing of teeth and spitting fire and brimstone from religious leaders and politicians. Mobs were raised, following the rhetoric of condemnation in many nations. Hatred, fear and irrationality swirled in the collective mind of man like never before in its history. It seemed there would be no stopping it! Every conflict in the world was either triggered or inflamed by what was occurring right here.

Yet there were events afoot, behind the scenes that finally manifested openly. Leaders began to emerge in unlikely places, in unlikely ways. Subtle shifts happened that rippled out with enormous effect. Finally, here, something unprecedented happened. This holy city, in this sacred and magical land, gave birth to yet another one of its historic miracles. At the very center of the controversy, not far from where we are standing at this moment, a simple molecular adjustment began to unfold, way down at the tiniest levels of the human constitution, silently, unseen, shifting the balance in a totally new direction.

“Are you saying this is where the genetic mutation began? My vision, from before, showed me a state of profound peace descending on people here.”

It did not start here exactly. There were already numbers of vigilans inhabiting your world quietly, and unwittingly, in various places. But this is where the epidemic began. It started with certain leaders suddenly and unexpectedly changing their minds. I use this phrase advisedly. The genetic mutation enabled them to wake up to, and let go of what their minds were holding onto. They began to shift to a higher octave of consciousness, one that supercedes mind. They found that their old attitudes of separateness were no longer serving them. It was not what they wanted in their souls. People began to find their previous attitudes repulsive.

The key leaders on all sides in the conflict were not fully aware of what was going on inside them. They literally did not know what to think. All their old arguments seemed stale and outdated, immature. In unison, though not knowing their opponents were doing the same thing, they began to look for ways to make sense of the situation, to introduce benevolence, and to bring the world back from its brink of destruction. Each of them decided independently that talking, sincerely and authentically, with their adversaries was the best course of action. To their great surprise they all found a new openness and receptivity that had never been there before.

When they finally met with one another, there was an honest willingness to work together, a spirit of cooperation, verging on amity. The former hostility had evaporated. These individuals no longer had egos dominating their behavior. They did not fully know this was the case. But it was. Without the separative impulse the subtler, unifying urges came to the fore—straight up from Source. At the same time, the contagion of genetic change swept through the followers of the various groups as well. So when the leaders began to propose new solutions, ones that would have been unthinkable mere months before, there was virtually no opposition.

People all over the Earth looked on in astonishment. For a time, the local leaders just accepted their good fortune and went on with their work, constructing a new framework for cohabitation and peace. Gradually the world started to appreciate that a fundamental shift in consciousness was behind it all, and indeed it seemed to be within themselves as well.

As more people everywhere were awakening to newfound insights, powers and destinies, all manner of quarrels died out for lack of interest or energy. Once we discovered the underlying oneness within us, we desired nothing that was not true to that oneness, nothing that did not promote it in our outer reality. Conflict and hostility were now more clearly seen as counterproductive to one’s objectives, both individually and collectively.

From this heart of the Earth, Jerusalem, waves of peace radiated out—waves of wholeness. What was happening here became the model for all behavior within our species. The new species had stepped onto the world stage and the players were taking their positions seriously and joyfully. They felt their destinies magnified a thousand-fold. Their efforts would soon change all the peoples of the Earth.

Copyright © 2010 by Robert Lee Potter

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