A Strategy for Holding a Vision of Peace

By Alison Dhuanna

Humanistic astrology’s fundamental core belief is that choice and free will decide our future. In any moment whether personal or collective there is no pre-determined outcome. In the UK and USA with recent political events we must accept that those wanting equality and peace in the world are still a minority. We are in a dawning Golden Age but it is not beyond the realms of possibility that another world war will occur in the transitional period as the old structures crumble and there is chaos as those in power fight for control.

The Second World War was in part triggered by a Uranus Pluto square (which has also been aspecting the past few years). With the rise of China and India and the uncertainty which now exists we are right to worry about war because this is what has happened historically. Brexit is extremely significant because the structures which held countries in check, the European Union has begun unravelling and in the USA, we now have a leader willing to use violence and chemical war fare against its own citizens. Ceres, Eris and Uranus whilst suggesting shocking events may occur, also suggest a time when the Divine Feminine energies may be liberated. These two things clearly co-exist now and Standing Rock is where it is all playing out.

The key issue in this moment seems to be how to hold the vision of peace without losing heart, feeling powerless and falling into despair. We also are remembering the ways that held peace in past civilisations before the Great Flood – ceremony, sound and light healing to raise vibration, architecture, sacred places upon the Earth which can be kept activated.

As if in answer to my prayers for help for my own despair, yesterday I attended a Buddhist meeting to support a friend who was sharing her experience of marriage break up and adoption – a story very like my own. At this meeting, I heard the most amazing and inspiring story which I’d like to share.

The story begins with a monk Nichiren who was born in 1222. Nichiren stood out because he was the only voice in Japan at the time calling for politicians to serve the people (and not just get rich). His teachings were also that men and women are equal and that no matter what social class you come from you can attain enlightenment. He simplified the complex teachings of the time only accessible to a few, to the Lotus Sutra. The words to this Sutra are ‘Nam Myoho Renge Kyo’ and reciting it raises human vibration awakening the Buddha within. For his views, he was persecuted, his house burnt down, sent into exile and the state tried to buy his compliance. Nichiren would not back down though – he was a monk of the ordinary person and he could not be corrupted in the way the other monks were.

His mantle was taken up in the 1930’s by a school teacher Makiguchi. At this time the Japanese school system was very militaristic with children being brainwashed from an early age to give their lives for the state in the event of war. Makiguchi believed childhood should be for play and happiness and his strong belief led him to the Buddhist path of Nichiren. Following the bombing of Pearl Harbour Makiguchi became even more passionate and vocal about the extreme loss of life and damage to the community he was seeing. He was imprisoned and died before the end of the war. One of his students Toda had also been imprisoned and was released to the devastation and misery of Japan following the war and the nuclear bombs. Malnourished himself, the fire in Toda’s heart had only increased and he began to give talks about the teachings of Makiguchi and Nichiren and the desire for a peaceful world.

‘Soka Gokkai’ as the religion is called has become quite popular in Japan though the State still invest a lot of time and advertising in discrediting it. I found it very inspiring to hear this story, the fortitude of these people despite everything being against them. I was particularly inspired that there is a religion in the world which embraces women as equals and gay and transgender people. The message which has survived is that everyone has the Buddhic nature within and this is totally what I believe.

I hope that this story brings inspiration to you too if you are feeling some despair about the political issues in the world. We are in a fortunate position to be able to be a global community across national boundaries at this time, and this I believe is our greatest strength. The anchoring of the Divine Feminine through art and culture is something we can also all do now and it is vitally important, the most important thing we can do now to restore balance to our world. We can use the Ceres Uranus conjunction to our advantage and ride this dangerous wave of liberation we have found ourselves upon.

I sing and chant daily to my Pachakuti Mesa a special altar I learned from don Oscar Miro Quesada. It is empowered by generations of traditions of healing medicine in the Andes mountain and coastal regions along with all the magic I’ve brought it from the Western Mystery schools. It is important to remember our own Buddhic nature every day and be grateful for it and to pray and sing for the issues that are important to each of us. Creating an altar strengthens intention and focus and is a portal to the quantum realms where anything is possible.

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A Strategy for Holding a Vision of Peace — 7 Comments

  1. Very articulate article, thank you for sharing… In this time of transition, old and new structures need a new set point, wherein all of us work together to create what is good for “all”… When the false learned limited ego runs affairs, it creates duality consciousness, which means no matter what side you choose to be on, you are creating resistance for the other side to resist also… There comes a time where conflict (con-flict) needs to be seen for the gerbil wheel that it is, everyone running in circles going no where, creating more of the same that obviously hasn’t worked! This is a time for balance and cooperation (co-operation)… No more playing in duality, but instead, learning to work together, honoring everyone, thus creating what is good for all! What all “sides” tend to forget is we share this planet… If we don’t work “together”, our wondrous orb that sustains all our lives will cease to exist. Consider this: “Outer journeys always lead to inward destinations.” Which in part means, we all need to reset our inner worlds in order to create a sustainable outer world… Blessings in this time of giving thanks… Namaste

  2. This Evil that’s playing out happens to US as well as earth and its all about the Frequency dumbing down of US and HER

  3. Hi there April and David. I also agree that the European Union is problematic in the way you express but it has also kept stability and cooperation since WW2. It needed to breakdown but it is in the balance what will replace it. There is a strong shift to the right in the UK and most people voted to leave Brexit because they are afraid of foreigners and in some cases extremely bigoted. In one of my previous blogs I wrote about how Britain was formed as a legal entity the exact same day Ceres was discovered on 1st January 1801 (Astrologer Liz Green first noticed this) so its liberation from the EU ultimately will free the Goddess energies but at the moment we are also riding a storm of racism and xenophobia. My source for the use of insecticides against the people at Standing Rock comes from a video of a Native American woman there which has been sent by emails asking to share it but not on Facebook as posts are being taken down. The planes have been flying at night spraying people. Also the Guardian newspaper here reported the use of tear gas, rubber bullets, water cannons against the people at Standing Rock in the last few days. There are also reports of jamming devices being used so people can’t post whats going on in social media. This has been confirmed by a friend who is there. The mainstream media in the USA I believe are not covering this. This is of course not the first time such tactics have been used – in the UK they are being used against anti-fracking protestors all the time. Its an example of how the state when the chips are down will do whatever it wants to against citizens of its own country who are peacefully trying to protect the land and water. You can look up the Guardian article online. I’m enjoying having some discussion and what is very interesting is the similarities between UK and USA politics at the moment.

  4. I ask that everyone begin to pray now for the whole earth. All sentient Beings upon this beloved planet. Now we MUST Unite for all our lives. We have nothing. if our Home is destroyed. We ALL will die.wake up this Thanksgiving is the time to get down and GET REAL!!!! No more BS. get REAL!

  5. I love your message about the rise of the Divine Feminine and the need for us all to pray and meditate to increase harmony and balance. The example of the Buddhist monks you mentioned is very inspiring.

    However, I agree with April White – the European Union is a control structure used by the central banks to manipulate countries. So, Brexit is a very positive sign of rising consciousness in the world – people beginning to see through the elite stranglehold on the world. I am also wondering about what leader you were referring to who would be willing to use chemical weapons against citizens. Perhaps you were referring to how tear gas in used to control demonstrators in the U.S. and other countries.

  6. Brexit is extremely significant because the structures which held countries in check, the European Union has begun unravelling and in the USA, we now have a leader willing to use violence and chemical war fare against its own citizens. ??? who is willing to use chemical warfare? I’m confused. Thank you so much for your work. xo

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