Many years ago while I was facilitating a meditation circle Archangel Michael came to me and asked our circle to hold Saddam Hussein in Love. I was a bit hesitant to ask my circle to do this, but after a brief discussion we all agreed. It was an interesting experience for all of us since it was the first time we’d ever done anything like this. I could “see” Saddam fading in and out of the middle of our circle. Eventually he disappeared altogether. At the time I thought we had failed in our mission. But Michael assured me that our assistance was effective. Several days later Michael called upon me again while I was in personal meditation. He asked me to once again reach out and surround Saddam with Love. Once again Saddam continued to fade in and out as I surrounded him in Love. Michael asked me to do this on a daily basis which I did. After a few days Saddam no longer faded out. I could feel him sitting in the energy of Love, sometimes absorbing it, sometimes at war with it.
One day he turned to face me with tears in his eyes. I was able to see his anguish, how he had been abused as a very young child. He said, “Until you appeared, I have never known love.” From that point on his presence was very strong and he never fought the Love that was being shared. A few weeks later he once again spoke with me, this time I could feel that he was a changed man. As he told me his story, often sobbing between his words, immense healing was happening within this man who has been acting with such incredible cruelty toward humanity. By the end of his story he offered his gratitude for my perseverance in continuing to love him, despite his actions. He told me he was a changed man and intended to do what he could to correct his errors. He also told me that if he did a complete about face with his actions he would be persecuted by his followers and lose any opportunity to make amends. Instead he would need to be working behind the scenes as best he could. He asked me to continue to love him and support his new efforts, which I was very happy to do. The world will never know how he changed his life from that point forward. But I do. Although Saddam has forever been written down in history as a evil terrorist, he was one of my Master Teachers. He taught me how to Love beyond that which we see with our human eyes.
I share this story because there is so much hatred being perpetrated in the world. If humanity is going to survive it has to stop!! WE hold the keys to stop the “War with Love”. For those of us who have known love it makes no sense to be at war with love. But for those who have never been loved or have been persecuted in the name of love it has become a war with love.
We are ALL born as Love Incarnate. Every single one of us. Hatred is something that is taught. Cruelty is something that is taught. Love is our natural way of being and yet we seem to have to fight for it. How screwy is that!!!
The Love I am referring to is not a love we need to conjure up from inside ourselves. It’s not a love that requires deserving. That is human love. I am referring to Divine Love, Love incarnate, the Love we’re born as. If you’d like to learn more about this Love, read my prior post “Crazy Love” .
Right now we are watching Native American tribes in Prayer at Standing Rock North Dakota protecting our waterways while being faced down by DAPL militia men with weapons. Militia who are being commanded by men who do not know love. Men, who like Saddam, may never have known love. Men who have been taught to use cruelty to demean and overpower other human beings in order to survive.
We are being given an opportunity to BE Love, to teach Love by being the example of Love. Even that may not be enough to penetrate the shields many have placed around themselves. What we can do is Pray Love, Pray Peace. We can do as I did many years ago with Saddam. We can unceasingly surround them in Love until they feel the presence of Love. If a man like Saddam can feel Love then presidents, governors, sheriffs and militia men can as well.
Our Native American tribes are teaching by example. I invite you to step up and join them by putting your own anger and indignation aside for the crimes being perpetrated against humanity. I invite you to find the peace within you, the Peace which passeth understanding. Together we can do this. Together we can eradicate the hatred, hostility and violence in the world. This is our opportunity to radiate our Love and Light to transform the world, one Loving moment at a time. For as the Lakota say. . . Mitákuye Oyás’iŋ. . . we are all related.
We are approaching the time of year when every major religion is preparing to celebrate their holy days of Love and Light. For many this is a time of gift giving. What better gift than to surround those in Love who are in most need of it, be it our family, friends, the militia, the homeless man on the street or our world leaders.
I acknowledge and honor the many who are already doing this. I bow to you in reverence for it is not always an easy thing to do amidst emotional turmoil. As a result of our altruism, I see our Tribe of Love and Light growing every day. Together we are making a profound difference in the world. A world that is weary of fighting this “War against Love”. A world that is learning to lay down weapons of destruction, be they guns or angry words. A world that is ready to pick up paint brushes of Love to create an enlivened vision for a New Earth that thrives on Love.
~Sharon Lyn Shepard~
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