This morning Americans awoke to news of an imminent US military strike against Syria in response to a chemical weapons attack which killed more than 1,400 people on August 21. Speaking from the White House Rose Garden, President Obama told the American people that he would wait for a Congressional vote before authorizing military action.
While the United Nations and world governments are making decisions about how to act from a political perspective, the spiritual aspects of such turmoil go unnoticed and are seldom considered. And yet, the answer to resolving such conflict very well could lie in the realm of Spirit. As scientists delve more and more deeply into quantum physics, they are uncovering a powerful connection between thoughts and reality. Quantum physicists are proving that thoughts create experience. On a grand scale, collective thought creates collective experience.
The great teacher Abraham, speaking through Esther Hicks, purports that all people have access to the "power which creates worlds." In other words, all have access to the same energy and power that created the universe. In Christian scripture, Jesus described this power as faith, telling his followers that with faith as tiny as a mustard seed, they could move mountains. Quantum physics suggests that Jesus and Abraham are not merely speaking figuratively.
This evidence then begs the question: To what extent is the current state of world affairs affected by thought? One might extrapolate that collective thought could very well have the power to change the world. Marianne Williamson, whose teachings and writings are based on A Course in Miracles, often says that if all people would stand together and declare that there will be no war, wars would cease and world peace would be achieved. Abraham suggests that the reason there are wars is that people give their energetic attention to thoughts of war. Mike Dooley, author of Notes from the Universe, writes, "Thoughts become things. Choose the good ones."
Thoughts of peace, love, understanding, and radical acceptance of self and others are profoundly powerful. These thoughts may even be powerful enough to change the world. Perhaps it it time to turn off the television and computer and take the time to pray or meditate. The singer Jewel in her song "Life Uncommon" calls "Lend your voices to only sounds of freedom. No longer lend your strength to that which you wish to be free from. Fill your lives with love and freedom, and we shall lead a life uncommon."