".... and I believe in good will to everyone..."
As Angels of the Heavenly Realms we lovingly wish you all the joys and jubilations of the Festive Season.
So how to bring about PEACE ON EARTH?
"Is it possible, does anyone want it, would anyone know what to do with it, if they fell over it?", we hear you ask.
We’d like to gently suggest, with the lightest nudge of our angelic wings that it is indeed possible and most probably infinitely preferable in every way to your current circumstances. As our friend John Lennon put it, "War is over, if you want it". (He sends his love, by the way..) One of the best things about John was his ability to "Imagine..."
You may not have any kind of “audacious” or inspiring vision of the future, particularly along the PEACE ON EARTH line, and may be mightily convinced that things can only get worse, especially when reflecting on current events.
(We noticed when Googling images for peace on earth, you don't really HAVE any - just a lot of nice calligraphy and an assortment of white doves...)
It may seem that all the troubles of the world are "out there" in other countries, other tribes, other groups, other families, in events beyond your control, but we’d like to boldly suggest that there is a very simple solution:
We firmly believe in the power of the individual and in the simplicity of this profound spiritual teaching:
IF EVERY PERSON FORGAVE ALL THE PEOPLE THEY NEEDED TO, THERE WOULD BE NO RESENTMENT LEFT .... PEACE WOULD DWELL IN EVERY HEART .... PEACE WOULD REIGN ALL AROUND THE WORLD
Sit with this idea a little… Where else could ill will possibly reside apart from in the human heart? Possibly even in your own heart? Possibly? Even cats don’t sulk for that long! :P Technically, if everyone did a little forgiveness, there would be Peace on Earth in time for THIS Christmas...
So join us and John in imagining this: "Living life in peace, yoohoo":
Let's bring on an Almighty shoe-emptying initiative all around the world...
And of course, because imagining alone may not induce immediate ceasefire all around the world, no matter how fantastic and inspirational your vision might be, you will also have to ACT on the vision.
"Vision is not enough; it must be combined with venture.
It is not enough to stare up the steps; we must step up the stairs". Vaclav Havel
So this is our humble offering to bring Peace on Earth in time for this Christmas:
As each one of you decides (as in makes the choice) you become a "friend" of the Peace on Earth in time for Christmas project.. You each decide to empty your own shoes. You each decide to let go of your ill will, you choose to forgive those people, places, things, organisations and entities that have failed to meet your expectations or have hurt you or upset you in some way.
Start like this:
Each one of you makes a list of all the people you hold ill will against.
This may be long or short, but make it real. If you have a long relationship with this person (or thing - you can resent things like hospitals or the government, too), then you probably are harbouring some resentment in there somewhere.
Make your list.
Then choose to find a way to let go of your ill will. There is a profound practice called “Forgiveness" which we highly recommend. There are forgiveness coaches out there, there are workshops, retreats and books and you can make up your own way so long as it’s sincere and effective. If it's helpful, the definition of Forgiveness we like to use is "The absolute refusal to hold ill will against someone (or something) for something they did or didn't do" KB Brown
If EVERYONE - every single one of you chose to forgive EVERYONE on your list - you would a) feel a heavenuva lot lighter, b) you would feel freer, c) you would feel happier d) you would be able to encounter these people or things without feeling any contraction in your body or your heart, e) you would no longer be hobbling painfully (not even metaphorically) and f) you would look younger and less ugly (we understand that this matters to a lot of you and can be motivational - see images above for an idea of what might be possible for you) and g) because your heart would be full of only love, joy, appreciation and good will you would automatically have a much merrier Christmas AND h) you would be part of the co-creation of PEACE ON EARTH in time for Christmas! What better present to give humanity! And easy to wrap... )
Try it - we think you'll like it. We think you'll like it BETTER than your current arrangement... MUCH better!
If you have a huge list and think you'll never have time to get through it all in time for Christmas this year, simply work on forgiving each one of the 365 people you resent on a once-per-day basis all through the year, and by NEXT Christmas, your shoes will be empty, you will be fleet of foot and there will be even MORE PEACE ON EARTH..
Much like Julie Andrews had to "make it a little bit easier for you" when teaching her small tribe of Family von Trapp children how to sing, we would like to make it a little bit easier for you to get your heads around the idea of PEACE ON EARTH amidst all the struggle and strife you may appear to be having on every level as you frantically prepare to be festive..
Try singing this to the tune of “Do Re Mi”
Peace on Earth is coming here
To a neighbourhood near me
I can change the future course
For humanity and me
So the future lies with me
Peace can come to every heart
All I ever need to do
Is forgive all people and all things and…
Now I know how to forgive
Peace on Earth is where I live!
(repeat often... like 70 x 7) Simple, huh?
As Angels of the Heavenly Realms, these are our glad tidings of great (potential) joy which we sincerely offer with jubilation, celebration, encouragement, blessings and love for your PEACE ON EARTH project.
With our deepest hope, may there be Peace on this Heavenly Planet through every heart.
p.s. PEACE ON EARTH depends on YOU, much in the way, if YOU download our Christmas single, Merry Christmas Means I Love You, and share our video with your friends and EVERYONE does the same thing, then our single will go viral (like Merry Christmas Chocolate Rain) and then chart and be played on the radio, go to number one both sides of the Atlantic and Peace on Earth will come all the quicker!!
We thank you from the very tips of our wings and the deep shininess of our halos! xxx