“Dear Posterity”

“Dear Posterity: If you have not become more just, more peaceful, and in general more sensible than we are (or were) today, then may the Devil take you!  Respectfully expressing his opinion, with this devout hope, is (or was) your Albert Einstein.”  ~ Albert Einstein  May 4, 1936

The above quote from Albert Einstein is from a note that was found, written on parchment paper, in a sealed metal box in the cornerstone of the Schuster Building in New York City.  While Hitler was rising to power Albert lived in Europe. In 1933, while Einstein was visiting the United States, Hitler appointed himself Chancellor of Germany.  Einstein, having been witness to Hitler’s insanity, decided to remain in the United States.  He became a citizen of the United States in 1940.  During World War II it is estimated  that between 60 and 85 million people were killed.  22 to 30 million of these deaths were soldiers.  38 to 55 million were civilians.

I have to confess I had to stop writing for a while after discovering these facts and figures.   It is unfathomable.  Albert’s directive for posterity to go to hell if there were no changes in humanity’s course is understandable.  Try to imagine living through World War II as a Jewish German, as the physicist who opened up the science that lead to the successful completion of the atomic bomb.  Though Einstein in no way worked on the atomic bomb he did write a letter to Franklin Roosevelt telling him that Germany was working on just such a weapon and advised the President that the United States should start their own research.    He was later quoted, “Should I have known, I would have been a watchmaker.”

Albert considered himself a pacifist.  Yet, with Germany’s agenda, who could blame a man for wanting to stop them militarily.  If ever there was an enemy that needed to be forcefully stopped it was Hitler’s Nazi army.

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“I am a dedicated, but not an absolute pacifist; this means that I am opposed to the use of force under any circumstances except when confronted by an enemy who pursues the destruction of life as an end in itself.”  ~Albert Einstein

The only wars that seem to rage now are wars of economics.  I call them Corporate Wars as the common people die while the corporations become more wealthy and more powerful.   I’ve spoken with soldiers who have guarded Corporate headquarters or residences in the Middle East while being paid $40,000 a year.  The people living in those residences were making ten times that much, easily.  Why are there corporate strongholds in a war zone?  Why are young soldiers protecting private businesses?  I’ve spoken with soldiers who spoke of  guarding poppy fields in Afghanistan.  Why are we protecting opium distributors and their crops while at the same time, supposedly, fighting a War on Drugs?  The War on Drugs is very profitable for a lot of companies. Wars are now centered on controlling natural resources (e.g., petroleum, diamonds, minerals) under the guise of WMD’s or Human Rights.  Albert would be incensed or in despair to see the state of the world today.  Dear, dear Posterity.

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What can we do?  How can we change the world?  There is a way.  We can be love.  We can be compassion.  We can see a world where peace, justice, and equality reign.  By raising our own consciousness, within the collective consciouness, we raise the vibration of the world.  You can help uplift the world by imagining peace.  John Lennon meant it literally when he wrote the song Imagine.  He knew how powerful we all are and he knew that we are all one.  He studied and understood the principles of oneness.  Imagine all the people living life in peace.

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Be loving.  Give hugs.  Do these sound like simplistic, even ridiculous ways to accomplish such a great feat as world peace?  Of course they do.  It sounds absurd.

“If at first an idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.”  ~Albert Einstein

Not many believed that Gandhi would succeed in liberating India from British control with his pacifist approach, but he did.  He did it without hate, without blame, without prejudice.  He did it with peace and love.   He could have been dismissed as someone suffering from “magical thinking,” a term I find lacking in depth.  If someone doesn’t believe in magic, what’s the point?  Gandhi  used the law of physics.  He wanted a peaceful exit of British authority in India and he got it by believing it would be done through peace and by convincing millions that it would be done through peace.  He changed the world using his thoughts.

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If I can believe that we can change the world just by being love and peace and then you can believe…..  I see children growing up in peace.  I see small communities filled with people supporting each other and encouraging each other.  I see families teaching generosity, compassion, and kindness to their children.  I see schools fostering independence and creativity.  I see people meditating and raising their vibration.  I see our spirit shining.

See all politicians with love instead of with dissappointment and disgust.  See them as love.  See the CEO’s and lobbyists as love.  See everyone as love to help open their eyes to their true being.

People don’t start wars, governments and corporations do.  People start peace.  People start love.  People start kindness.  People start spiritual awakening.  People start creativity.  People start promise.  People start justice.  People start inner revolutions.  People start a new world.

Please start these peaceful affirmations:

  • Through my inner peace and outward actions I spread love and harmony.
  • I love everyone as I love myself and those in my care.
  • On earth as it is in heaven.  (In matter as it is in energy.)
  • All beings live in peace and harmony.
  • I allow myself to feel the peace of the universe at all times.
  • I spread love wherever I am.

Imagine all the people…..

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