One was born in the east and one was born in the west many years apart, yet life in its infinite wisdom brought them together at exactly the right time to work together as one in service to life – life service is, I believe, an inherent part of everyone’s life purpose.
As soon as they met they were totally at ease with each other, as if they remembered each other and in doing so re-membered a long lost connection of soul, and the more they connected the more they discovered their similarities and parallel life goals. They had both questioned life from an early age seeking answers of their own rather than accepting that which by tradition of any kind was said to be correct. Neither of them believed that something was just so simply because it was said to be so. They each trusted their inner voice and God gifted free will to look beyond that which society told them to see. One had parents show supported this and one had parents who opposed this but nonetheless both still sought and both found their answers which centered them in peace yet often caused others restlessness simply because they challenged traditionally accepted concepts of every kind.
When these two met it was as if they were looking into a mirror seeing themselves in each other at different ages yet they saw no age difference between them – all they saw were questioning like-minds with almost identical beliefs. Conditioned social mindset traditions bothered both of them, as they each sensed that mindset traditions limited their life potential and ability to live life as they both trusted it should be lived which was in joy not misery; love not fear; faith not doubt; with respect and consideration for mother earth and every form of life on mother earth, not with indifference; to stand for a cause not sit uncomfortably expecting someone else to take a stand on their behalf, and so on!
Finally when these two met they found another who fully understood their understanding of life and in doing so inspired each other to shoot for the stars in all they do in either joint causes or individual career moves. When these two met if was as if they had received heavenly confirmation that they were on the right track toward living the life they had been born to live in order to fulfill their life purpose, and in doing so perhaps help inspire others to do the very same.
Who are the two I am talking about? One of course is me and the other is Hana Shiha. Egyptians immediately know who Hana is, as she is an extremely well known actress in their homeland and has been for some time.
This blog however is not actually about Hana and me; I simply mention these facts about us as foundational information before I address the topic at hand
Unifying the world as one in peace love and unity is our primary goal. We fully accept that this is a huge goal but further accept that the size of any challenge should not stop us from pursuing it, after all the Ancient Egyptians took hundreds of years to build the pyramids – they weren’t daunted by the challenge and neither are we and we know that we are not alone. We know that many others out their stand with us and that one by one we can each and all as one make the world a more peaceful, loving, united place for everyone. We are each powerful beyond our wildest imaginings. Life is a miracle – we are miraculous beings each with the potential to continually create miracles for as long as we live – unless of course limited man mind made beliefs convince us otherwise.
Last week Hana and I were a part of two healing events in Egypt. Firstly we attended ‘Salam Min Msr – Peace From Egypt’ which welcomed visitors back to Egypt as stars and officials spoke of their perspectives of present life in Egypt while sending messages of peace to fellow Egyptians and the world. Secondly ‘One Night For Humanity’; a unifying event where Christians and Muslims stood together as one in unified spoken voice and song. Both events held positive messages for everyone everywhere, but first and foremost for Egyptians and Egyptian residents, for unless Egyptians and those living in Egypt trust that life is safe on the streets and live as a unified one it is impossible to effectively convey this message to the world. The healing of any situation begins at the core of the situation and the core of Egypt’s situation is Egyptians and residents of Egypt – to think it is any other way is in fact quite naïve.
The media since January25th 2011 has painted countless bleak pictures of Egypt; many far beyond reality – yes life for a time was not safe on the streets of Egypt but the fact of the matter is that we can only be burned by fire if we place our hands in fire. Every day that we live we choose how to see life and live life. Like always attracts like; this is universal law which in effect means that those who choose to see something to fear repeatedly attract something to fear, and that those who choose to see safety can’t help but be safe, and that those who choose to be angry will always come face to face with anger, while those who choose to be peaceful will always live a peaceful life irrespective of outer surrounding situations. We each and all live the life we choose in accordance with the thoughts we choose.
In so many parts of Egypt life has gone on as it always has, as though nothing had changed except for the devastating element of fear that filtered throughout the land and across the world. Fear is always the real enemy and terrorist of such situations as it prolongs suffering incurred by fear.
Hana and I have often commented that the events around us feel unreal – as if they are a part of a scripted television series or movie rather than actually happening on the streets. One night I recall we were on the road in a certain area at the same time a reported demonstration was taking place but we didn’t see it – if it was real we simply drove past it without seeing it! Neither of us look for trouble, neither of us expect a problem to arise – this is just the way we are. I repeat – I know that we are not alone in our chosen beliefs and lifestyle. In our world, and I’m sure the world of others who choose a similar lifestyle, all is predominantly good and even in those moments when it is less that good we fully realize that life is offering us a life guiding lesson that serves not only our higher good but a way to serve the good of all.
Rather than write about the events we attended I will add links to the photo albums I posted on Facebook and together with a newspaper report from Daily News Egypt.
Peace on Earth can only come together Piece by Piece and We The People of the World are the Pieces.
As long as we stand apart in judgment and non-acceptance of each other’s beliefs peace can never be. God created ONE Human Race – Not competitive humans one by one racing each other for power and supremacy. Those who see separation have forgotten who they in essence are!
I feel is is highly appropriate to before closing to add Hana’s opening words at the One Night For Humanity event both in English and Arabic.
In the name of God (One Night for Humanity)
Good evening ladies and gentlemen,
We are gathered here today to send a message to all mankind about humanity and unity.
I believe what’s happening to our beloved Egypt is MAN MIND MADE
Man uses handed over beliefs and misconceptions to drive us apart in the name of God. In the name of God man creates massacres; Man seeks power over nations by the idea of fear God and Man uses God’s name to achieve his goals.
I believe we are God’s manifestation of love on earth; love is the key word of creation, we are all one.
Religions are guidelines to humanity to live peacefully on Mother Earth not to drive us apart.
Let go of fear and open your heart to love. Feel our unity as we are one.
God bless Egypt and all of us
بسم الله .. ليلة من اجل الانسانية
احنا مجتمعين هنا أنهاردة عشان نبعت رسالة للإنسانية عن المحبة و الوحدة
اللى بيحصل في بلدنا العظيم من صنع أيد الانسان من القناعات و المفاهيم الغلط اللى بتبعدنا عن بعض بإسم الدين و بيحضرنى قصيدة للشاعر صلاح عبد الله .. مش الممثل ..
القصيدة بتقول :
نفسى بس اعرف يا ربي .. انت واقف ويا مين ..
ويا اصحاب الادان ولا اصحاب الرنين ..
بإسمك انت طبطب القادر على المسكين وحط فى جيبه مال ..
بإسمك انت صاحب السيف هز سيفه وخلا دم الخلق سال ..
بإسمك انت الأمن ياما اتمشى فى بيوت الغلابا وفى الدروب ..
بإسمك انت الخوف خلع كل القلوب واهتدوا بيك ناس حيارى .. وفضلوا غيرهم حيرانين ..
نفسى بس اعرف يا ربي .. انت واقف ويا مين ..
اللى بيعلق صليبه واللى حط فى قورته نجمه واللى طالق لحيته ..
كله بيأكد يا ربي .. انك انت فى ناحيته ..
انت واقف ويا دول و لا واقف ويا دول ولا واقف ويا كل الناس ..
وكل الناس فى حقك غلطانين