Worldwide Discussion:
THE REVOLUTION IN IRAQ:
HERE WE GO AGAIN

Here we go again. Another revolution. Not to make light of the fighting and the killing in any way, but is this the Revolution du jour? Must our civilization endure this process over and over and over again?

The news now is of the insurrection in Iraq by revolutionaries among Islamic militant fighters. CNN reports that “vast swaths of northern Iraq, including the cities of Mosul and Tal Afar, have fallen as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, advances toward Baghdad. The ISIS militants want to establish a caliphate, or Islamic state, in the region, stretching from Iraq into northern Syria.”

What is going on here? I don’t mean, just in Iraq. I mean, on our planet. I mean, all over the place at one time or another, since the beginning of time.

The answer is found in the book The Storm Before the Calm, which can be found in its entirety on this website. That book tells us that a search on Wikipedia under the word “revolutions” brings up a virtually endless catalogue of uprisings.

It starts with the popular revolt in the Sumarian city of Lagash that deposed King Lugalanda and put the reformer Urukagina on the throne in 2380 B.C., and ends with the revolutions that overturned governments in the Arab world in 2011.

It encompasses, in between, hundreds of others, including the Fall of the Roman Empire, the First of the Wars of Scottish Independence, the American Revolution, the French Revolution, the revolution in India, the Boer Revolt, revolutions all over South America, the European Revolutions of 1848, the revolutions in modern Hungary, in Yugoslavia, in Haiti, the dissolution of the Soviet Union by 1991, and…

…okay, just take my word for it. This is a tiny portion of a list that goes on and on and on…and ON. We’ve been “revolting” since the beginning of governance.

Will it ever end? Not until the human race launches The Last Revolution. What is needed to bring a stop to the killing and the fighting is not American intervention in Iraq (which some are now calling for), not more military might to oppose military might that seeks to overthrow military might; not more of the same to try to cure what it actually presents.

What is needed here is not a revolution on the ground, but a revolution in the mind. It is our thinking we must change—and it is my hope that, as a species we’re finally about to become clear about that.

In the past we kept trying to change conditions on the ground, when what we needed to change was the condition in our head. Even when we did manage to change conditions on the ground (once in a while, every so often, we found a band-aid that helped), the same old (age old) problems eventually re-emerged—because nothing had been altered in our mindset.

The solution is to change our beliefs, and not keep trying to change our behaviors. Beliefs create behaviors, so if our beliefs don’t change, our behaviors never will. In the short-term, maybe, but not in the long run.

As we moved into the New Millennium more than a decade ago, our species finally began to get that. More and more people began making a commitment to explore new ideas—ideas which might have been dismissed out of hand just a generation earlier—out of their clarity that humanity’s old ideas simply were no longer working. (It is arguable that they never worked.)

New choices seemed to be in order. Our prior decisions, based on old beliefs, had gotten us nowhere.

It is not a coincidence that all this is going on now, as we move into the second half of the first quarter of the 21st Century. This truly is The Storm Before The Calm. It was predicted, it was expected, and it is here. And…

…we are going to weather this storm, you and I. We’re going to give our children, and theirs, a wonderful world in which to live. We’re about to turn a page in human history.

If you’d like to know more, read The Storm Before the Calm right here on this website. I encourage you to. I invite you to. I dare you to.

Then join the Evolution Revolution by clicking on the Blue Box on the home page.

There is something you—we—can do. The question is not whether there is something we can do, the question is, will we do it…?

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  • hempwise

    When is all this going to end ,i have read all your books and more and the solutions are all there. .We are indeed in the Storm before the Calm as i just found out today that there are more people been affected by war than at anytime since the end of the second world war .

    We seriously have to offer these solutions fast to stop this terrible situation from expanding .

    • http://markoworld.com/ Marko

      It will end when we outgrow it & the need for “wargasims” & get too tired of it. You’d think we’d be there by now, but we’re not. Visualize what you’d prefer to see & let that good energy attach to like energy & it will grow, expand & proliferate.

      Everyday, we vote with our inner awareness of life, our continuous self-talk & our overall dominant attitude. I vote daily for higher consciousness, and I greet all hurt with Love & Compassion.

  • Christopher Toft

    The interesting thing about “Personal revolutions” is that they can mirror so closely the violence and turmoil of social revolutions. I have noticed over the years that when I significantly challenge my ideas and behaviors, the “old guard conservatives” of my psyche violently attack, the “revolutionaries” in me fight back and a kind of internal war can break out inside me. The only solution is to strike up a conversation between opposing sides, mediate and seek an integral solution. Sounds kind of familiar:)

    • Kristen

      This is true Christopher. Everything on each individuals insides will manifest first to their physical body and how they present themselves including clothing and appearance, then to their immediate world they are a part of including home, work, family, friends and social life. Then their surroundings, city, region and eventually country, then finally Earth. We are dealing with a huge huge huge problem here, that those who feel the very strongest about somethings personally are the ones manifesting this into the world via their influence and energy strength. Enmasse this is where it becomes a major problem for everyone, we are dealing with a very strong group of people, all combining forces and energy until what they want gets into the Mass Mind of Humanity. Everything in the Mass Mind of Humanity are things that must be overcome, ignored, generally forsaken and are generally the sheeple mentality or how enmasse brainwashers or those with influence change the world. The Middle East is already predominant Muslim so everyone is already in the Mass Mind so it is very easy for these changes to happen. There are also huge other problems that groups have deliberately manipulated into the Mass Mind to change people in a negative way, especially the music industry and their influence on peoples clothing choices with it now being the norm to have everything hanging out and everything sexualised in a negative way.

      One genuine question, primarily to Americans – Why is America so threatened by things that happen in the Middle East and Muslim countries?? Are they concerned that if they gain a hold on these countries and the African countries they may then influence radical Muslims in other countries and attempt a take over coup of America, or is it a fear of losing oil supplies etc?

      • mewabe

        Kristen, about your last question, the average American doesn’t think about such things.

        It works like this: American leaders (politicians) point to the leader of another nation and say two words: “Fear” and “Evil” (a communist dictator, a terrorist group, there is a new bogeyman every 6 months).
        The American media plays the drums of “fear” and “evil” 24/7 as long as needed to manufacture consent.
        Then the American government goes, “Let’s bomb the evil-doers back to the dark ages”.
        And the American public yells “go America!”

        See, life in America couldn’t be simpler!

  • Erin

    Funny…We were talking dinosaurs the other day. How creatures became so big, consumed so much, destroyed so much, that the planet could no longer support their being in such form…and so it was changed. Earth has reconstructed Herself many times…rewritten Her Story as the process of Life presented ways in which to do so. This is a do-able thing for Humanity, too.

    I hope many read your book, Neale…Great concepts to work with, easy to move through, with re-reads that continuously incite thinking other-‘wise’ly…Nice tool you have presented, indeed! Thanks for that, btw.

    As far as news of the day…Mr. O. & Crew seem to be on auto-pilot with that “call to war” button…like they have their own ‘App’…on speed-dial. And militaries are just geared to the hilts for such event…There are heroes to be made! New toys to play with! Ooo-Raaah! Yep…”Same sh*t, different day” stuff.

    I, however, caught something more interesting:
    A physician-turned-medical director of a modern med facility, before a House Committee of some sort, clearly & eloquently stated that although as a good physician, she would have recommended a particular life-saving operation for a young black man, what made her a fine director was that she denied this treatment & saved ‘the company’ $3M. She was praised & raised for her decision, which left a young woman without her partner needlessly. This woman ended her ‘testimony’ with the sad reality of the event that she hoped many would See. She asked the Committee “Why? Why are We, as a people, being subjected to healthcare programs that allow & promote this type of inequity?” (I’m sure she not only lost her entire lifetime of endeavors because of her truthfulness, I’d bet my bottom dollar that few ‘got the message’ she brought to the medial screen.) Blessings, my Dear…I hope I’m wrong on the last part.<3

    • mewabe

      Profit before people is the modus operandi of present day America, which makes for not just inequity but an inhuman culture and society.
      By the way, this woman is essentially guilty of murder. It is good that her conscience motivated her to testify against this awful company and this execrable system, but it doesn’t change the fact that she knowledgeably killed a patient.

  • bashan

    You know after reading that article I realized, as Neale stated in Book 1, we are doomed to repeat the same things until we bend to the will of God. Truly, these militant, might type of revolutions do very little to solve any problem of the whole. I don’t know when it will all change, obviously it will since we all can conceive of it. But all I know to do as an individual is to live and represent myself to life as the peaceful and wise soul I wish to be. I don’t know everything or half of anything but I believe I will achieve it and so I live like I do. We all have those friends, passionate about everything and nothing. Speak peace into their hearts, be there with kind and wise advice when they are troubled. I have a very passionate political position myself, but I have a different method to achieving my goals, thanks to Neale.
    But on the other hand, when a mother has to put her children to bed hungry because of some political stand off, its hard for that mother to decide to pass out peace fliers versus storming the gates. Or what of a child that has to watch his mother’s agony at the disappointment of having to put her children to bed hungry …..I don’t condone the violence, but I understand it.

    • Therese

      Bashan,

      I would disagree with you on one point:

      ” we are doomed to repeat the same things until we bend to the will of God.”

      I believe it says that we are doomed to repeat the same things until we change our mind about God. It says that we must stop looking at God as a demanding, condemning God who wants something from us (as in bending to the will of God). CWG says that God wants what we want, and that we are all individuations of the All (God) making us gods. (little “g”, because we are not all of god).

      God also says that we are creating our reality, individually and collectively, and that if we come to the realization that there is something about God, about Life, that we don’t understand…that we are One!…we can create something different, and THAT will become the will of God. In fact, what is NOW happening IS the will of God, because it is all God…God wants what we want…and we seem to want what is going on now, or it wouldn’t be happening.

      But…if we consciously decide that we don’t like all of this fussing and fighting any longer, Oh! what powerful creators we can be!

      • bashan

        I love your perspective on this! And please, I don’t want to be misunderstood, I certainly believe that what is happening is the collective will. Which is ultimately the will of God. Bur I also believe that we, as a collective, will continue to repeat what we consider “mistakes” until we do not. Gods will may not be thwarted, and his message will be received, but isn’t that too our will. Anyway, i’m sure this will be interpreted in the various ways that the various versions of self choose to view it. I just want us to be realistic about the power we can have in this now. Ideally, we all sing songs and hold hands and laugh our disagreements away …..realistically, we each individual decide how to manifest a change from within and in turn “infect” those around us. And allow them to manifest a change in their own way. If we are talking revolution, lets try something different. An intelligent mental warfare, based on love.
        I don’t see God as a demanding God, or a jealous God, or anything like that. For me God, The creator, is more of an entity ……vast, complex and infinite. So much more than anything I can dream up. It seems we are a small part of the whole of God, so most of this “fuss” is irrelevant.

  • Michael L

    OK here is a thought.
    We prayed fervently that we would not bomb Syria and it worked, nothing happened. No bombing, fake red line. Now with that time/ space we gave terrorists time to build an army which just invaded Iraq. Whats with our partial prayer. Listen folks……………………………… No War Anywhere!!!!

    • Erin

      Why, Yes! WE did do that, Michael! Thanks for the timely remind.
      ‘Non-Events’ do seem to slip easily by in message, when the ‘doing toward not doing’ works so effortlessly.
      Back ‘in gear’…Thanks, Bro! :)

    • Awareness

      And YES to PEACE Everywhere :)

      Bless ALL :)

  • mewabe

    The world desperately needs to be led by a council of elders, specifically of
    grandmothers, from every nation, rather than by a testosterone-driven patriarchy that cannot understand much beside dominant power and the jungle law of the survival of the fittest, which means, in practical terms, the rise to leadership of the most ruthlessly competitive, of the most cut-throat.

    Humanity has been led by fear, brutality, violence, which have caused the subjugation, exploitation and frequent persecution of the so-called weak for centuries.

    Feelings need to come back into leadership, love needs to lead all of us from within. It is time, now…or never.

    I will say it again: it is not women who are committing massacres, who are raping, who are at war in every corner of the world, but men. Are we all so blinded by centuries of habitual brutality that we cannot see this? Do we consider it normal that men should act like apes on crack cocaine? Is that the expected outcome of being male? What the world is suffering from is almost exclusively a MALE DISEASE, and it starts in the male brain, in the form of profoundly asinine ideas about the nature of masculinity.

    Feminists here and in Europe have made the mistake of striving to get an equal piece of the patriarchal pie of dominance and exploitation. What women may want to do instead is help LIBERATE men and the world from the abhorrent idea of dominant power, rather than seeking to be a part of it.

    That would be revolution.

    • Erin

      A belief that truly needs an ‘Extreme Makeover’, indeed…With Family remodeled & rejuvenated in process.
      Blessings to Our-kind…May We find grander peace in being other-‘wise’ from this moment on. May All See the strengths that lie in our/Our Self-control and our/Our willingness to feel. May We move Our teamworks, Our Oneness, with courage and passion for All Life. May we/We GIVE Freedom so that we/We restore Love. <3

      • mewabe

        Thank you Erin, beautiful…

    • Therese

      I’m a grandmother!!

      Actually, mewabe, grandmothers being singled out is a very good thing for many reasons. Chief among them is that we are past the point in our lives when our animus must hold some sway in our lives. Our male aspect is necessary to run a household, or hold down a job, or any number of things when we are younger, but as we age…

      we soften, we find there is an imperative to look inward, and we move very gracefully into noticing spirit in the everyday. We really do see how someone in their teens, 20’s and even 30’s are so young and inexperienced, yet they think they are all grown up, and we smile, because we see us in them, and we understand.

      We grandmothers are a resource, as yet untapped, that could help guide the world to loving itself better.

      • mewabe

        So true Therese!
        Some Native Americans did have leading councils of grandmothers, particularly the Haudenosaunee, who still do.
        See (google) the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers, also…

        But not just Indigenous, grandmothers from all cultures need to lead!

        • Therese

          Yes, I know about these grandmothers, and agree that all cultures should be involved, which is why I, a very mixed blood (with a little Native American), have made it known to the whole wide world that I am a GRANDmother!

          ;-D

  • Robert John Lury

    The day humans stop land and sea animal slaughter is the day war disease and famine will end, the condition we put fellow conscious animals in is the condition nature/life /god will arrange for us, in the middle east they laugh at being vegetarian !!!!

    • mewabe

      A lack of respect for living things and for animals lead to a lack of respect for humans beings.
      Beside, meat eaters do absorb, through the eating of flesh, the energies of very unhappy, tortured, suffering animals. How could this not have a pervasive influence on people’s mental states?

      And let’s not forget, livestock farming generates more greenhouse gas emissions worldwide than all cars, trains, boats and planes added together.

      • Stephen mills

        So true Mewabe I learned this from reading John Robbins books on Diet and Compassion ,the move to vegetarianism is a move towards sustainability and a more joyfull world and reverance for life !

        Blessings to you .

      • Erin

        Bingo! Alot of peeps don’t stop to think about what they ingest…The fear, the harm, the unhappiness, deeply imbedded in flesh & bone…and plant life!…Oh, but they should!!! We are in this thing together, yes?

        I have found that there are creatures & plants, who Understand Life quite differently than our versions…who give so freely & unconditionally of their Selfs. To taste their magnificence in this state, is truly tasting Magnificence…Healing & nourishing with their own Natures.

        Nice so matters. :)

  • lamontstephenson

    Well said Bro. Neale. Until we learn to love together as brother and sisters in love and peace, there will always be war and fighting. There’s no need for anyone to be jealous or hate someone else. We all have the same gifts and talents to acquire whatever we want in this life.

  • Jaz

    It is because.. Father forgive us for we not know what we do or what we are, most of the time. It is in our forgetfulness that we do these things to each other. Therefore forgetfulness is the cause of all of this. It is a curse and a blessing all in one. The questions for me is, how do we remind those who do not wish to re-member?