GENOA, what to do next?
- It is not what others do or don�t that is important to me, it is what i do
or do not.
My dear Gaian Brothers and Sisters (and that includes the G8 team and our
most unpopular brother: George Bush)
That�s it! there we are. Violence has clambered one more step. After i
calm down a little, thanks to some �peace making� smoke i know a lot of us
appreciate, i am asking myself: now what am i to do? How to react?
First of all, my thoughts go to our oh so young brother who died on Friday
in Genoa, and to all those who were wounded, or just there protesting
peacefully. May he who died be thanked and rest in peace, for the cause of
his death was compassion in the first place.
Now what to do next?
U.S. President Abraham Lincoln wrote (Nov. 21, 1864 (letter to Col. William
F. Elkins): "I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me
and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. ... corporations have
been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the
money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working
upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few
hands and the Republic is destroyed." --
It seems like the fruit has ripened.
Now these words of President Kennedy should be thoroughly meditated by the
G8 team and the other world leaders if they do care about civil security:
�Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution
Then, i naturally thought of these heartbreaking words from our respected
Mahatma Gandhi: �People follow me in life, worship me in death, but will not
make my cause their cause�. We do know his cause was - first of all - non
violence and self responsibility.
Do you feel the loneliness in this short sentence? Why don�t we prove him
wrong just on this one case, my dear Gaian brothers and sisters?
So let�s just ask ourselves: �what would Gandhi do in this situation? We
know what he actually did in times of internal conflicts: he stopped eating.
What is the meaning of such an action?
First, it is a kind of mourning, it shows deep sorrow, helpless sorrow.
Second, among his fellows, did he love one more than the other? No, he loved
them all, he simply did not want to SEE or CAUSE violence. It was just
wrecking his heart out.
Third, in troubled times, one only creates more confusion if he stands up
with ANGER, then he may be forced to kill or get killed, causing a kind of
�negative knot� or �bad karma� for himself and his killer, he has to avoid
both. Furthermore, a �nasty� brother is still a brother, we can�t help but
try and love him anyway, can we?
That is very important: love goes THAT far, and BEYOND...
(i�m not accusing in any way our dear brother who died of any kind of
reprehensible act. He had the right to be there and protest, things just
took an UNAVOIDABLE turn. But his short life has been now worth living
already, a meaningful death is much more desirable than a meaningless life
that ends with a meaningless death.)
I have an important thing to convey to my very naughty but nevertheless dear
brother George Bush, who said on TV the other day that �the protestors do
not �represent� the poor��, my answer is: i TOTALLY AGREE with you on that
First, we protest for OUR VERY OWN SELVES, because we SUFFER too much from
seeing our brothers SUFFER in misery, we SUFFER too much from seeing our
dear children, animals, plants, flowers, sky and sea SUFFER in all ways.
Our world has become a nightmarish place all over. What has happened to
us? WHERE ARE YOU TAKING US?
Second, we don�t know any person being in a helpless situation who will not
appreciate getting some compassion and help, it sort of happens naturally.
Third, we don�t want to harm you or anybody in your conference, we�re just
asking you to please stop hurting yourselves by hurting others, because that
is how the universal justice works, and it will prevail anyway in the end.
We do not hate you or wish you anything that YOU would not like. What we
want is: brotherly globalization, not MAD and STUPID globalization. We
don�t want anybody to step on ours and our brothers� heads.
As a matter of fact, i�m calling on to you out there, my brothers and
sisters in all countries of Gaia who REALLY want to help: the time has come
to end all violence, to mourn, and start walking down the path so familiar
to our worldwide PEACE heroes, from the widely known: the Mahatma GANDHI,
Martin Luther KING, John LENNON, our dear dreamer, his Holyness the DALAI
LAMA... to the many less known of them, hidden in villages, bushes or
forests here and there on Gaia.
I�m certainly not saying �let�s do nothing�. But whatever we do must be in
�total accordance� with our principles of PEACE. If they go up one step
into violence, we have to climb TEN, A HUNDRED steps into self control, into
refusing to perpetrate what we condemn: any and all kind of violence. It
will take that from our part, or we will swim in a huge �blood bath� pretty
soon, and we SURE do not want that to happen. Let�s not comply to �their�
violence triggering plan, that�s what �they� want, that would blur away our
marks and it will be endlessly painful for all of us. Look at what is going
on in the Middle East, do we want to repeat the same scenario over and over
So let�s weep and mourn for all the sufferings in this world that has gone
way too far into madness, but let�s do it without any hatred in our hearts
towards anybody in Universe. And those who weep SO much that they don�t
feel like eating any more, like Gandhi, then they don�t eat any more, that�s
it. Those of us who can, and feel like it, let�s go on hunger strike
together. Let�s engage CLEARLY and FIRMLY in our PACIFIC ACTIONS, for deep
down the line, it�s essentially a feeling of immense despair that took us
here today. If we die from sadness, we�ll be happy to have a meaningful
death, it will be a privilege.
Now, i realize my proposition sounds totally crazy, but so what? i've read
somewhere that the crazy know better ;-))) And we can all think about it
carefully, and do it when we are ready, or when it will become absolutely
necessary. In the meantime, please do what i'm suggesting in the end of
Between our tears, let�s try to see Love descend upon all beings on Earth,
and specially those who need it most, those whose souls are lost in harsh
feelings, lack of harmony, and unquietness.
The feelings we can and must express are the ones that come from deep inside
us, in this case: our sorrow (though we are not used to show our tears), our
longing for justice. The emotions bursting out all by themselves like ANGER
are the ones to be mastered as best we can, it�s a principle that a lot of
us have learnt, NOW is the time to implement it, before implementing any
other CHANGE. That may be what �breaking our ego� is about: change from
Let�s practice UNCONDITIONAL LOVE towards ALL our brothers and sisters, the
poor ... AND the rich too, for they are rich in money but poor in love, and
we know this last one is worse somehow. Let�s feel compassion for their
lack of love. It�s easy to love the lovable, to hug the huggable, etc...
Why don�t we try something really challenging and new: love the "hatable"?
The time has come for that, or at least let's train and get ready for that,
don�t you agree?
There is a �practical� point i have to make here: if i do stop eating all
by myself, it�ll be ridiculous, for the obvious reason that i alone, being a
complete nobody, will just make people shake their heads and say �poor crazy
lady�; evidently, there will be no useful impact. If i were famous like say
Lady Di, it would be worth it; furthermore, i�m not alone in life, i have an
18 year old daughter, i don�t think she�d appreciate my leaving her so
�unusefully�, i hope you understand.
Let�s say we fix the minimum percentage of the people going fasting be the
same as the Tobin Tax (is it 0.1% or what?) so on about 6 billions of us
that would be 60.000? waouh! not bad, what do you think? Now this will need
an organization, i do hope that there are enough �nuts� out there to help
planning this whole thing. If not, it will simply show where our �spirit�
is at today, we can come back to this project as soon as we are ready...
To get rid of negative feelings or vibs, a few very simple recipes that many
of us know:
- we breathe strongly, when a little relieved, we allow ourselves to
consciously feel how that anger affects our body, mentally wrap the rest of
that anger in a material of our choice (it can be a cloud, or a pink
balloon, a piece of silk, whatever we like) and throw it out to space where
it will be taken care of.
- practice pillow hitting, it works (and i suspect the pillow will even like
getting some action ;-) )!
- those who catch themselves complaining and moaning can try a very funny
thing: look at themselves in the mirror, put a roll of pink toilet paper on
their head, start complaining all over from the beginning and see what
happens! Warranteed effect! i got it from an old asian wise man. See,
wise men are very witty! ;-) (How can we laugh at such a time one may ask?
because if we do let love deal with violence and madness, we can be SURE of
a positive result. Remember, all that matters is what WE do.)
Let�s be creative when meditating or praying or whatever, let�s �set� our
own unique channel to the SACREDNESS of the Universal Experience, let�s
follow NO ONE but our own path as Gandhi taught us:
�Let no one say that he is a follower of Gandhi.
It is enough that I should be my own follower.
You are not followers but fellow students,
fellow pilgrims, fellow seekers, fellow workers."
He�s clearly encouraging us to do our homework by ourselves. Dear Mahatma,
may your spirit of love, peace and independance be with us all.
Let�s LOVE for real. Everything. For the rest, we have to trust all the
good vibs that are going to be generated that way! what else can we trust?
some friendly ETs? That�d be fun! The more the merrier! ;-)))
And last but not least, my dear human brotherhood, let�s put an end ALL
�religious� fights; that has been going on long enough now, don�t you
realize it�s ballooney, just like Woody Allen put it in his movie �Harry
something� (i forgot the full title): �religions are there just to show you
on the spot who you should hate�. Everything is the way we make it, for if
we LISTEN to the great spiritual leaders of the world, they ALL taught the
SAME: LOVE, PEACE, COMPASSION. Just think a minute, if your brother likes
philosophy more than maths, what are you going to tell him? Nothing. Same
here. We all grew up in different continents, so we developped different
ways of �being� with God, that�s all, and that is exactly what God (or
whatever name we give him) wants, otherwise it just wouldn't be so.
We are all unique, like each bird, each tree, each flower, each mountain is
unique, we can and we even have to worship, pray, meditate, smile, speak,
walk, study, cook, make love in our own unique way, that is all that we are
asked to do, and we are all beautiful in the Eyes of Universe. Lord Buddha
said that �all things on earth are illusions�. The �illusion� of our world
madness only �exists� so that we can see WHO we really are, WHAT we really
I just send you the following quotes that enlightened my thoughts so you�ll
all get the vibs as i did.
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an
inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny."
Martin Luther King, Jr.
"One has to speak out and stand up for one's convictions. Inaction at a time
of conflagration is inexcusable." ~
Mohandas K. Gandhi
Don�t worry, be happy!
(Jesus� words rephrased in short way)
Your love for our kingdom unites us to the humans. You see, we do not have
an individual ego: when you love an oak tree for example, in reality you
love all oaktrees, you get in touch with the entire oaktree species.
Although it is one particular specimen of oaktree that aroused that love in
you, he is incapable of considering that for himself alone, thus you are
naturally connected to the spirit of the whole species. If the human
kingdom could develop that quality, it would be the end of war, competition
Unconditional love to you all,
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