BREAK THE CYCLE

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First response to Paris

ParisLast night – parallel to the Paris attacks, as I found out this morning – I had a special experience. As I walked home through the dark from Tamera’s bar to my sleeping place, I heard fast steps and was suddenly hit by the realization in how many places on Earth, virtually everywhere except for here, you would need to be afraid of being attacked, robbed, violated or even killed in such a situation. I was almost shocked to see how “natural” it already has become for me feel fully protected and safe in the place I live – Tamera Healing Biotope I. This simple insight catapulted me into a sacred moment of seeing that this state of total protection and safety, this state of nonviolence, is how life on Earth is still meant to be, despite of it all; of seeing that this is a real possibility – transforming this entire matrix of fear and violence into a matrix of trust and safety. I could feel this fragile Earth, suffering under so much violence, wanting humanity to finally wake up from the nightmare of destruction.

As I woke up this morning and saw the news, I realized this experience didn’t just happen by coincidence, but that this is the medicine for our time – not to follow fear, but establish ways of life in which the original matrix of trust can thrive once again. It is the imperative of today. Fear has occupied and besieged every heart and every corner of the planet. Fear leads to narrowness and narrowness leads to violence and violence leads to fear… An unending cycle and every time it spins it grows bigger and more destructive.

Seeing all the messages of empathy, solidarity and commiseration after these vile attacks is moving. It is absolutely horrible to imagine beloved ones attacked in such terror. What an insanity! My heart goes out to all people killed in Paris, their relatives, the people around. May you be accompanied by the light of healing.

At the same time, knowing that the exact same terror is happening on a daily basis in other countries, often on behalf of our Western governments, military and corporations, I wonder what would have happened if there had been the same outcry of indignation and solidarity after the attack of the Kunduz hospital by the US, after Obama’s atrocious drone crusade, after the French led the war on Libya, killing 30,000 civilians? The refugees now entering Europe en mass come here because this is what they experience. I think if there were to be a positive outcome of the Paris attacks then it would be the realization that the violence targeting people in France is the same that targets people everywhere on Earth. Albert Einstein once said, “Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace ALL living creatures.” There is no difference between a killed person in France or in Syria. It’s the same pain. In fact, France isn’t attacked by terrorists; humanity is attacked by a system of war. If we want to be safe, we have to stop this system. We have to break the cycle of violence.

Reading the comments on social media today I felt the narrowness induced by panic; the way people snub calls for calm and peace by saying, “How would you, naive people, try to talk to the Islamic State? They’ll slit off your throats before you have even said hello… We just have to exterminate them, once and for all!” I read such and similar calls for “eradicating the enemy” everywhere. But who is this supposed “enemy”? Who created the Islamist terror, which is now getting out of control? A few weeks ago, I met a former US Congressman in Washington DC… He said that ISIL did not only emerge in the chaos which the US, Britain and their allies created by the war of Iraq, but that this terror group was deliberately created by the US and their Arab allies in order to justify unending military involvement in the Middle East. I know it sounds like a wild conspiracy theory, but there is plenty of evidence. The terror, which now returns to the West, is part of an overall strategy of destabilization, driven by capitalist interests for power and money. We have got to face it.

I’m afraid the initial response of empathy after these attacks will again be hijacked by incitements for hatred and violence, by new calls justifying even more “war on terror.” I’m afraid that the “welcome” towards refugees will be brought down by fear. But rather than adding more fuel to the fire, which will only result in more deaths and in more wish for revenge, we must finally wake up and step out of the insanity of a system, which produces the terrors it pretends to be fighting.

Everywhere on Earth we are currently challenged not to give up, not to loose hope, but to the contrary. The unprecedented suffering on this planet challenges us to establish an equally unprecedented vision and power for peace, for humaneness, for a future worth living. Over forty years of research, the Tamera project has articulated such a vision in the form of the global Healing Biotopes Plan. It is a strategy for a future without war. I want to recommend you to explore this vision: http://terranova.tamera.org

May life prevail. Shalom and salaam.

Martin Winiecki

6 thoughts on “BREAK THE CYCLE

  1. Thanks Martin,

    I continue to be blown away by the clarity of your thinking and depth of your heart on issues of peace and violence. Yours in a clear and passionate voice.

    Bliss and blessings, Merry

  2. Martin, I most whole-heartedly concur with your statement that “Humanity is attacked by a system of war.” Thank you for speaking up like this… how valuable your political and evolutionary development at Tamera has been in shaping your voice, a voice that can bring sanity and balance to a topsy turvy world. I also believe that the natural state is one of feeling safe and protected… the degree of violence that we are experiencing in the world today is a direct measure of how unbalanced humanity has become in its relationship to the Earth, and in our relationship to each other and all life. I would also like to comment on Olaf Warnecke’s rude comment, which was obviously intended to harm you by belittling you, revealing more about a damaged psyche and deeply disturbed personality than any power as a flame. Not only is your analysis far from being simple or stupid; on the contrary, it reflects a highly developed and refined system of thought, which is a product of the research and revolutionary progress being made at Tamera, a shining light for the world of the new paradigm, the age of Aquarius, where love and trust change our lives.

  3. Except that for many of us, we do NOT feel safe, and we ARE NOT safe. As a woman, I’m constantly on alert, and hearing fast footsteps would make me pay extra attention to what was going on around me.
    I completely agree with everything else you’ve said, it’s beautiful and hopeful and powerful, but that bigger picture, the one that includes understanding that the western governments are the ones funding these terrorist retaliations (let’s be honest, they’re not just attacking) also needs to include where this insane violence comes from – and that becomes a lot easier to see when you’re able to see that the oppression of women, the destruction of the forests, the to this day use of slave labor, are also part of this same cause – the idea that we can control. That we need to be masters over, something other than us, which means we need something, someone, to subjugate, to control.
    This is a huge topic, one with many avenues to explore and I don’t feel like I can do justice to it all, or list them all in one blog post, but the rewilding movement is probably a good place to connect to – people there can point you in the direction of things that you are interested in learning about. And I know it’s incredibly unpopular, but feminist literature is also a very good place to learn from – a lot of the discussion in them is around these very things we’ve been talking about here today.

  4. Martin, shut a fuck up and leave the world alone with your simple and fairly stupid thoughts.
    Regards

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