Fire of Reconciliation in the Wider Middle East
The fiery attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, leading to the death of the US Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three others and the burning of the US flag at the US Embassy in Cairo are symbolic of a fire of hate, mistrust, and violence that sweeps from Afghanistan through Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Syria to North Africa.
Obviously, there are outer plane measures that need to be taken to reach compromises and negotiated settlements in each country. Such efforts to encourage good-faith negotiations need wide support on the part of governments within the United Nations and support from non-governmental organizations. There needs to be a willingness to work with all groups involved so that none feel left out of the negotiations.
Also no new oil should be poured on the fires such as the posting on YouTube of the segment of the crude film “Innocence of Muslims” which has set off some of the current violent protests. The motives of making the film and posting it at this time are unclear, but the violent results could be seen in advance. Thus there is no justification for the posting of the film or of its creation in the first place.
If there are important outer place efforts, there should be inner plane efforts to transform the outer fire of violence to a fire of reconciliation and harmony. We may be able by an inner alchemy to develop a fire of the heart by using the chakras and then to project the fire of a transformed quality outward into the noosphere and thus transform the fires of violence.
Working on the inner plane in coordination with outer efforts is an important contribution. There are increasing efforts at world-wide coordinated meditations for peace, some related to 21 September, the UN-sponsored Day of Peace, other efforts timed for the end of December to make the end of 2012 a path toward the New Age.
Fire may be a potentially powerful force for transformation. Fire is the heart of transformation in many traditions of alchemy. Thus, the use of inner fire to transform the quality of outer fires may be a symbolism understandable within different cultures. Your participation is appreciated.
Rene Wadlow, President and representative to the UN, Geneva, Association of World Citizens