Dear, Beloved Ministers of New Thought, Integral Theory, & other Teachers of Inclusion –
Many blessings to you, and much gratitude for the important work you do in the world.
This letter is intended to create a wave of visible support for those desiring to create democracy in Egypt. This is the season for nonviolence, and as such, we have an opportunity to encourage the people of Egypt, just as Ghandi, Dr. King and other ambassadors for peace have inspired activists in the ways of non violent protest.
Here is the vision: We share videos or audio of support for non violent efforts…. and remind the activists of Egypt, and elsewhere for that matter, of the reasons WHY non violence is the only way to prevail when dealing with an armed force.
I know we have, among us, those well skilled to accurately translate English to Egyptian Arabic, and that these translators will convey our message accurately and compassionately, with an energy in alignment with our mission.
What we have learned is that plain clothed police have been initiating violence to create chaos, and make the government of Egypt appear to be fighting for peace in the streets. These protests to oust the three decade empowered Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, began peacefully, and I know they can return to peaceful expressions of the desires of the people.
I’d like to begin the videos as soon as possible. Who among you will join this cause? If you speak about this in your sermons for the season of nonviolence, please send a link to your talk, or video to be shared. If you are doing an integral presentation on the subject, please let us know. I think of the work of Clare W. Graves as being especially important in the understanding of what is occurring with this situation.
Sharing effective tools for change with the protestors is a great way to help ease the unrest. For example, the Ho oponopono chant could be an effective tool as something they can chant in the streets to not only share the message of Love and Forgiveness, but also to confuse and disarm the government opposing their efforts. How can an armed force attack people chanting, “I am sorry. Please forgive me. I love you. I thank you.” The Big Mind process could be another useful tool for the protestors to become well equipped at witnessing their own internal dialogue and feelings when being provoked by one in opposition, whose goal is to create a violent mob scene.
My husband, David, recently reminded me that Ernest Holmes called New Thought students “practical idealists and ideal practicalists.” Ernest also said, “Those who abandon their principles in a time of need never knew them.” And there is some argument as to whether activism is in alignment with the Science of Mind teachings. I am not suggesting that we get into the fray of victim consciousness, or an “us vs. them” view of events.
I am, however, suggesting that Peaceful methods of resolving conflict can be taught and learned, and that if we a have some knowledge of how to create in a potentially violent situation, we have a responsibility to be involved in the gross realm of flesh, and to help effect positive change. This means we must pray, meditate, visualize, and then move our feet. This is my way of moving my feet, and asking you to join me in creating a HUGE outpouring of sharing support, insight, and tools to help the people of Egypt use their minds to help heal their land… which is our land… since we are “one people, living on one planet.”
This is a time for us to stand and be counted. (As you do daily in your work and ministries.) The world needs us now more than ever. Once in a while, quiet leadership is called to use a megaphone to be heard over the chaos of a crowd. Voices of reason are now needed to help bring balance to a world too easily swayed by misinformation and propaganda TV.
Any of your thoughts are welcome.
In the name of Peace,
Leela Vox Alexander
Let us remember that just 234 years ago, people on this land we call America decided they had had enough from a government they felt had been oppressing their rights, so they decided to organize and demand liberation. Is that not what the people of Egypt are now doing? Perhaps we can help them find a less violent way to achieve their goal.