The Potential for Peace

By The Prophet of Life

Despite all of the wars, terror and hatred in the world, something extraordinary happened. The leaders of two nations, hostile towards each other sat down and talked about ending hostilities. The two nations were not from The U.S. and Russia. They were not warring factions in Syria. They weren’t Middle East Nations, African Nations or South American nations. The two leaders were from North and South Korea.

The two men,  Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in  met in South Korea. Kim Jong Un is the first North  Korean leader to set foot in South Korea in over 60 years.  The two agreed to work towards officially ending the Korean War (which never actually ended, a truce was just signed in the 1950’s), by the end of 2018. The two further agreed to de-nuclearize the Korean Peninsula.

American officials will claim that Un wants to settle things because of the current U.S. Administration’s verbal rhetoric and war mongering tone along with amping up sanctions against North Korea.  China will claim the move is due to its exertion of pressure on Un. It could also be something that Un had planned all along. Perhaps he kept pushing North Korea’s nuclear program so he could come to the negotiating table in a position of strength.

Whatever the reasons, the potential for a real and lasting peace is present. The momentum for peace and possibility of prosperity are in full effect. The wonderful promise however, will not be realized unless actions accompany the words by all parties concerned. Let’s not allow the euphoria of the moment to cloud our vision or take our eyes off the prize. Peace is a goal worth attaining and where peace goes, prosperity follows. The devil is in the details and the minutia of written contracts but if the commitment for peace is truly there, if the dedication towards success truly exists, then the consistent effort needed to be sustained throughout the difficulties involved in hammering out an agreement will be maintained.

Make no mistake about it, the lofty ideal of peace and the joy that everyone will initially feel will fade into the daily grind of negotiations.  The negotiations process will be difficult. It will try the patience of both sides. It will cause a desire to return to the predictable safety of the past, no matter how ugly, to be extremely tempting. I urge both sides to stay the course. Try to work things out., compromise. Achieving a lasting peace will not be easy but nothing lasting ever comes easily. Your people are counting on you to be the leaders your predecessors were not. The world is counting on you to not falter in your pursuit of peace. Achieving peace is never easy but peace is worth it.

Why both sides should Declare Peace!

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The World Will Not End in 2018

There are several prominent prophecies about 2018 being a year of bad omens. One links a prophecy from the Bible’s Book of Revelations about a virgin giving birth as the dawning of the dawning time of tribulation. Others interpret it as the birth of the Antichrist. Don’t believe the hype.

It will not trigger the birth of the antichrist. It will not trigger the beginning of tribulations. It will, however, augment whatever perceptions or beliefs people already have. Until it passes and people realize that 2018 didn’t trigger anything significant at all.

The Prophet of Life

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On Creating… The short movie One Small Candle

 

 

The Prophet of Life On Creating The Short Film “One Small Candle”

I wanted to create something that would inspire people all over the world. I wanted to illustrate the power of faith during difficult circumstances. I decided to illustrate this through portraying the story of a poor young woman living in a violent neighborhood of a major city. The story embraces the new Cultureblend genre of literature. It is not based on any actual person from a particular culture. It is based on a blending of person created from a cultures to create a composite of a person in a blended culture.  The setting is not in a particular culture, a particular place or in a particular time.nation.  I am certain there are millions of people in exactly the same circumstances as the main character from various cultures .

It began as the lyrics to a song. Then I transformed it into a story poem for a book I wrote entitled Revelations of 2012 (this book was only issued in paperback and only a few hundred copies exist so if you can find one, snap it up).

When I wrote the poem, I wanted people to get a sense of what the main character goes though on a daily basis. I wanted them to notice how one small act she does, consistently inspires others over time. I thought that perhaps if people saw something in this story poem, they might look at their own lives and think about what small act they could do consistently to inspire others.

I do believe that there is a cause effect relationship in every act we perform whether it is positive or negative. This poem and short film are meant to illustrate that in an inspirational way. I kept the film short and simple. There are no pictures, just words on a black screen and gentle background music. And subtle special effects that hit you when you least expect it.  It tells an entire story, in rhyme in about two minutes. So spend two minutes and watch One Small Candle.

See The Movie on the link below:

On Creating

A Series of short insightful writings on the creative process

By Love Force International Publishing Writers and Artists

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One Small Candle

One Small Candle

VERSE 1

She lived in the middle of the city

But felt like she was living in hell

She wondered how she ended up here

And felt dread as the night fell

She felt so isolated

And scarred by broken dreams

She fell asleep serenaded by

Gunshots, moans and screams

She lit one small candle

And put it next to her window

To fight against the darkness

And let the world know

That one small candle

One soul to stand for right

One small candle

To keep away the night

VERSE 2

She felt like that small candle

As she struggled every day

To walk towards her goals while surrounded by

Those who lost their way

She was assaulted by temptations

Hammered by neglect

But kept on walking anyway

One step following the next

She lit one small candle

And put it next to her window each night

VERSE 3

This went on for years

And things got better over time

She struggled every day

And lit a candle every night

One night before turning in

She looked out and to her surprise

Saw 10,000 other candles

Drowning the darkness with their light

One small candle

Was able to conquer the night

From The Psalms section of the Kindle book Finding God in A Chaotic World by The Prophet of Life

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The Woman Who Has not Eaten A Morsel of Food for 14 Years

By The Prophet of Life

What is more important, ones personal spiritual conscience or a Government Policy? Government policy is meant to benefit the many, personal conscience is product of the philosophy of an individual. Which is more important? At what point and under what circumstances should a person follow thier personal spiritual conscience even when it flies in the face of their government? 

One ritual in faith is self denial through fasting. One ritual of faith for those who are trying to changethings politically is going on a hunger strike. Irom Sharmiia hasn’t eaten for 14 years. She began a hunger strike to protest India’s Armed Forces Special Powers Act which suspends some rights in Northeastern India where there are problems with separatist insurgents. The law gives police and military officials powers in search and seizure, allows them to arrest without warrant and even allows them to kill suspected rebels.

In keeping with India’s laws against suicide, she has been kept imprisoned in a government hospital and force fed through a tube. Once a year, for the past 14 years she has been set free to see if she will start eating again. She never does. So back to prison she goes. Sharmila has said that she isn’t fasting to commit suicide only to protest the law until it is repealed. She has never resisted being force fed through a tube.

Is Irom Sharmila someone to be admired or is she just wasting her life? Is her hunger strike heroic or stupid? Please comment and let us know what you think her saga says about individual conscience Vs Government Policies or any other topics you believe her saga addresses.  

In True Faith,

The Prophet of Life

 

The Secret of Success

“When your mind, body and spirit are synchronized you are in tune with the ebb and flow of the universe. When you are in tune with the ebb and flow of the universe, you see possibilities that you never noticed before. When you see the new possibilities you act to create new possibilities. When you create new possibilities that are in tune with the ebb and flow of the universe, you become one with the universe.  When you are one with the universe, the universe replies with total acceptance.” —The Prophet of Life

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The Root Cause of Global Political Conflict

By The Prophet of Life

Battles raging between Israel & Palestine, Russia and Ukraine and in Iraq, Syria and Libya. Disease is more difficult to contain. The Ebola virus is spreading from a few nations in Africa to other parts of the world. Many people are asking themselves one question, why? Why is there so much global conflict?

Humanity has gone through more changes in the last 200 years than it had in the previous five thousand. This is because humanity has been passing from adolescence into adulthood. Our adulthood officially began on December 21, 2012. At that time a change occurred, but like most changes it merely was the beginning of a change, imperceptible to almost everyone. As time unfolds, however, the change shall become more apparent.

The narrow minded, selfish politics is the root cause of political strife across the globe. Leaders look at things solely from the point of view of their own nation, culture, religion or religious sect. People who look at things this way, advocating solely for their own group, often rise to power within that group. They are looked at as a voice or a champion for that group. It is that narrow mindedness that put them into a leadership position and, as we have seen with many leaders over time, once in power, few have the desire or courage to give that power up.

A new day is dawning in the global community. There is now, a strong global interdependence. No nation has the all of the natural resources it needs to completely sustain its people. In order to survive, all nations must trade goods with one another. The economy of individual nations depend on global economics. Because of this, conflicts are no longer regional because they have global consequences.

Those whose customs, views, religious practices and political actions go against the norms of the global community run the risk of being ostracized by the global community.  Ostracization (a word which I have created but will in time, be in vogue as the practice is implemented across the globe) can include a host of travel, economic and trade sanctions that can devalue currencies and ruin economies. Repressive regimes have been falling all across the globe. This will continue. Although there will be despots who cling to power until the bitter end, the end will come in time. A new leadership shall arise which looks at things from a global perspective.

There is a popular saying: “Think globally, act locally”. This has been the mantra of many for the last several decades. It is time for a new mantra: “Think Globally, act globally.”  Events will transpire which shall continue to drive home the point that we must live in harmony. That there must be mutual respect. That we must work cooperatively. The problems we are now facing and shall continue to face will be monumental in scale. So monumental that we will have to work cooperatively to survive. Take heart, nothing breeds harmony like adversity.

There are some who will think that this will fulfill a new world order, the rise of the antichrist, the end of the world or some other horrible consequence but they are wrong. In reality it is just part of our maturing process.  It will, in the end fulfill the destiny of our race, the human race, for there is only one race and we are, despite what others may tell you, all one people under the blood.

As a soul, you as an individual go from one incarnation to another, one culture to another, one nation to another. You have experiences from one life to the next and, if you are wise, you learn lessons from them that last from one incarnation to the ones which follow. Humanity as a whole has a collective soul.  The soul of humanity as a whole has a collective consciousness which learns collective lessons and has a collective destiny.

God only sends challenges to make us stronger and to prepare the way. It may not happen in our lifetime but in time, humanity will take its place, not as citizens of one global community but as citizens of a universal community. The lessons we shall learn during the times that shall follow will prepare us for this.

Link on my video about the Ebola virus:

Link to my blog on a peaceful solution to the crisis in the Ukraine:

https://edgeucationnewmedia.wordpress.com/2014/03/03/a-peaceful-solution-to-the-crisis-in-the-ukraine/

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