Power Vs. Force

Here we are, out of the winds of Covid into the sails of war. I feel like I’m living through the Old Testament. 

I don’t understand war, and the truth is I don’t want to. It’s barbaric, serving no purpose. It’s ego-based. No one wins, and all that is left is significant destruction. How can you heal when you’re harming, operating from fear and separation? You have to be outside of alignment even to pursue the intention of war, whether it’s on a battlefield or a nasty divorce in a boardroom. No one wins because it’s not designed for triumphing. It’s about domination. Edwin Star sang its truth in 1970. “War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing.” You succeed only through peace, collaboration and unity. We are at a significant time in our humanity. If we want to move forward progressively, tackling the complicated issues of climate change, global food insecurity, and a litany of other problems, we must work together, garnering the tools that will help us seek solutions that will benefit everyone.  Fighting and bullets, aren’t it.

We are witnessing a damaged child who grew up into a damaged adult, demonstrating that he is his ego’s bitch on the world’s stage. This injured child, who is the leader of Russia, had an ugly upbringing, as did so many others. But, where others had a loving bond with their parents, he did not. That severe disconnect in one’s development does not allow for traumatic resilience. Something he is void in possessing. If there’s a loving bond between a parent and child, then there’s a crack for resilience despite any dire circumstances. The love harboured between those two is the rocket fuel that will serve as an artery for how that child moves through life and the ink in which they will design their existence—positioning the offspring in a place of love instead of fear.  

Dr. David Hawkins was a nationally renowned psychiatrist, physician, researcher, spiritual teacher and lecturer. He did a lot of work on energetic calibrations and is the author of the popular book “Power Vs. Force,” which speaks about calibrations on a spectrum from 0-1000. He divided the calibrations starting from 200. Anything below that was ego and void of integrity. The linear mind, courage calibrated at 200-499; spiritual reality calibrated at 500-599. Anything over 600 was Enlightenment and the highest level of consciousness. Putin calibrates at 190, Mother Theresa at 710. The energy behind ‘the end justifying the means’ calibrates at 120.    

When someone convinces themselves that what they’re pushing against deserves to be hammered, that’s called self-propaganda. It calibrates at around 20. Dysfunctional ego and ego insanity are all ideals that calibrate low. No surprise. To plot accumulation against growth is another low calibrating ideal. Dr. Hawkins speaks eloquently about the concept of Power versus Force. Power is love, engagement, unity. Force being fear, ego and separation. The metaphor is simple—light versus darkness. 

We are currently experiencing a crisis of compassion. I’m not talking about all those helping out; I’m talking about those who don’t get it. We are all light and love. We are not yachts and expensive trinkets. Those are illusions. I’m acquainted with some of the wealthiest people in the world, and not one of them is an oligarch. Most of them live very simple uncluttered lives void of expensive trinkets, luxuries or huge vessels. They’re private because they don’t want to contaminate their energies by having them brought down by misconceptions or distractions. They are living in a place where their ego isn’t running the show; they are. What they hold, no sum of money can buy. They are hugely empathetic, joyful and trusting in life, living from a lens behind life’s curtain, not in front of it. You can’t buy true love, awareness, alignment or consciousness. You have to awaken to it. Do the work for it. It comes with grace and grit, and you’ll value and have gratitude once you do. We all have access to that; it’s our ego that distracts us from reaching our Higher Selves. This attainment becomes your soul’s oxygen that has you want for not, enveloping you in an intoxicating peace where you see others as yourself. Recognizing we are all One.  For those caught in illusions of grandeur and separation, Dr. Hawkins writes, “The one with inner poverty has a relentless desire to acquire material possessions.” 

In addition to all we are doing to help, we must send light and love to everyone involved in this catastrophic event. Collectively, the light and love we send will have a vast vibrational calibration. That’s science, not woo-woo. Einstein said, “Everything is energy, and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want, and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.”  In that intention, Love calibrates off the Richter scale with its matching vibration being miracles.

We’re at a different time on this planet, with vertical power becoming something of the past and horizontal being the future. For those unjustly enriched in Russia, it was simply a matter of time before the Universe’s pendulum would swing. The sole constant is change, as everything is always in motion. 

For a country to move forward, you must have youth be its propeller because it is its future. Stringently holding on to old ways of being is living in an unsupported past, which evolves into a fallacy. Collaboration is what the pandemic revealed as being a key ingredient in accelerating possibility. It has no borders when it comes to the successes it can net.

Send love and light every time you think of this war or any place that needs healing. No judgement, separation or ego. It’s from those low calibrating energies this cancer grew. Everyone’s conditioned to have an opinion, so it can be difficult at first, but high calibrating energies like Light and Love do not concern themselves with low calibrating energies like judgements. They are incongruent.  If you think it will do nothing, you’re wrong. These types of thoughts have high vibrational energy, and one person sending an authentically heightened calibrating thought can bring light to hundreds of thousands of others who are not aware of their consciousness. Now that’s a miracle.

Stay away from anything that brings your vibration down during this time, like the news. We’ve gone from a two-year stint of covid-porn to war-porn watching a disaster unfold in real-time. The true benefactors of us poisoning our souls are the networks and their advertisers. Instead, meditate or pray for peace. Read, write, get internal. You’re not distancing yourself from what’s going on—the opposite. You’re raising your energies so you can better serve from the highest vibration you can attain while keeping yourself whole and grounded. It’s a practice in conscious awareness, and we need that right now and moving forward. It’s long overdue. The power in awakening the light that lays dormant in each of us is beyond astonishing.  

With International Women’s Day having just passed, I’m disheartened by the inequity of dynamic female energy on the global stage of leadership. I don’t want a world where children have their cancer treatment administered to them in a subway. Where families are severed, where an 11-year-old travels 620 miles alone for safety or maternity hospitals are bombed. These are all unfathomable and unconscionable situations. The history of male energy needs to be disrupted and balanced, with an influx of wise, empathetic women penetrating an outdated, archaic, low-calibrating energy.  With different nations calibrating differently, this is where the crisis of compassion becomes evident, unaware of knowing their truth. The bottom line being, not valuing human life is unacceptable and not the intention of our existence.

In his 1994 book, “Pale Blue Dot,” Carl Sagan employed the above photograph from the Voyager 1 spacecraft as a metaphor for the inconsequentiality of our planet in comparison to the fathomless cosmos. He writes:

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there–on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”