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Dream Weavers - Dream Makers - Dream Catchers
by Regis Auffray   
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Last edited: Sunday, November 27, 2005
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Dream Weavers - Dream Makers - Dream Catchers


Following the "lessons" on balance, I asked for a symbol that would forever serve as an example in my heart/mind of what war is.


In the dream that followed, I saw an empty land.  Two soldiers in brown uniforms stand.  One is holding a young girl on her knees before him.  The other stands facing her.  She looks up at him with eyes filled with hope.  He raises his rifle and smashes the butt in her face.  The image in my mind went instantly blank - white.  My first thoughts were that she died from the impact and was not just knocked out to awaken to endless horror.  The white light/mist means death, so yes, at least I could take comfort in knowing her pain was over.


War is chaos seeking to destroy life - the good, the beautiful, the healthy, that which carries the seed of life within itself (the womb); that which carries balance.  War is not, as is commonly (and wrongly) believed an instrument that seeks to destroy its opposite.  War is used to destroy what lives "in-between" warring factions: the living; the innocent; those who can function, who can interact without organized, collectively driven violence.  War seeks and destroys all that is naturally empathic.


What is war?  Not only that which is done with armies of robots in uniforms goose-stepping over the planet and bringing chaos.  War is all forms of violence done to self and others.  Millions of humans daily sit in front of television and absorb "war" in the form of entertainment or news.  If they could stop with each event viewed and measure their feelings, they would know this and they would, perhaps sadly, certainly wisely, turn off this machine of death and learn to listen to their inner information channels.  Whereas TV has hundreds of channels, each competing to create more mindless tripe, inner information channels, once cleared, carry the wisdom of ages past and to come - and they are free.  (Therefore paradoxically considered worthless!)


Apart from TV, millions participate as fans in violent sports - another form of war.  Character assassination: war.  Video/computer games where the goal is to kill or destroy someone, something: war.  Competition, at anything: war.  Hunting/fishing: war.  Gambling/lotteries (any attempt to profit from another's "bad luck": war.  Religious beliefs denying validity to others who worship other gods, or differently: war.  Greed: war.  Sibling rivalry: war.  Politics: war.  Inter-departmental rivalries: war.  The list of events that translate as "war" is practically endless.


What is war?  It is imposing one's "self" upon others for whatever reason.  War is taking another's life to bolster one's own - by whatever means.  War is causing pain or death to another for selfish reasons.  War is chaos of mind and heart.  Total lack of empathy; of understanding of the interconnectedness of the web of life - of that which seeks the opposite of war: balance.


What causes humans to be attracted to "war" in all those forms?  Basic selfishness, described over centuries of teaching as "vice".  Humans are creatures filled with vice, a few they still recognize as such, but most they have turned into virtue... or heroism! 


"In war, there are no innocents" (The Mahdi - Dune)  The reason there are no innocents in war is that war destroys innocence.  It is not possible to partake in any of the acts mentioned above and remain innocent.  In each case, some blood remains on the hands of the participant. 


It takes a very, very long time to wash out innocent blood (is there any other kind? - my question here).  Only when one becomes a living compassionate being can all the blood shed for selfish reasons be finally washed -- not away from one -- but from one's surface and taken within one's own fabric, thus honoring and accepting those who died at our own hands - by whatever means, for whatever reason, and becoming one with them.  Thus is enmity - fear - eradicated.


This was about dreams.  Last night I received good news!  In a series of dreams, I found myself utterly content in working for others - not for pay or any kind of remuneration but simply because that is how it must be.  I did menial tasks - one was filling potholes in a large church parking lot.


There were no contradictions in my heart/mind as I did this.  My only concern (still so 3-d bound!) was that I would run out of material before the job was complete and I had nothing to "buy" more with.  I was pleasantly surprised when I filled the last pot hole that only then did my container run out.


Several other "scenes" followed, same theme.  Just do and the means will be provided.  That is the balance.  It is not a miracle, as some would know it.  It is simply that, as we seek balance, we "free up" locked-up energies in the great mounds (altars of the gods) of chaos and order that stand glaring at each other on each side of us and would have us climb one or the other.  Wisdom is to be able to draw some from both "sides" and build between them - but not another tower to oppose them! (Remember what happened to Babel!)  


Build something that helps life (you) on its quest for balance through infinity.


"Ask and you shall receive.  Seek and you shall find.  Give, and it will be given unto you in full measure, even to overflowing..." [Jesus - the Gospels] 


Warning: there is a quid pro quo!  {{{But do not do these things to spend what you get for selfish ends or your condition after will be worst than before.}}} 


This is easy to understand.  If one was selfish with a little and was in trouble, one will be that much more selfish with greater wealth and will be in that much more trouble.  Consider the plight of today's mega corporation as a sure sign that greater "wealth" garnered from selfishness (in this case overweening greed) leads to confusion, despair and bankruptcy -- Learn from it as you see them founder and collapse in the very near future. 


("The merchants of the earth (shareholders/consumers) will weep and mourn over her because no one buys their cargoes anymore -- cargoes of gold, silver, precious stones, [... long list of then current consumer items... ] cattle and sheep; horses and carriages; and bodies and souls of men." The Fall of Babylon - Revelation 18:11ff)


Sha'Tara the Grey

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Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 12/1/2005
Very well written!
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 12/1/2005
well done
Reviewed by Aberjhani 11/28/2005
This provocative and powerful write gets inside one's head and stays there. Particularly enjoyed the extended meditation on the different forms that war takes. Reminded me of MLK and Gandhi speaking on the subtle and overt expressions of violence in everyday life. There are many points here worth pondering and you provide fresh perspectives on painfully old wounds. Much gratitude to the heart and pen that delivered these words.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 11/28/2005
Most interesting insightful...though thought provoking Offering!!

Thanks for sharing Regis!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Monette Bebow-Reinhard (Reader) 11/27/2005
War is greed. You've said it all. War begets war. One is not attacked unless one has attacked. And then one has to reciprocate. It takes much more courage to be the one to say no more, than it does to grab a gun and go. Thanks for writing this, please share it with others, too.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 11/27/2005
Intersting stuff here and words that need to be pondered and the questions that arise mulled over.

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 11/27/2005
I must say you are definitely not a fence-sitter when it comes to all of these wars you speak of. I maintain that as horrible as war is, there is no escaping it if you are attacked and want to survive.
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 11/27/2005
Marching to the war drum covered with greenback skin$$$$$$$$$$$$

As so said Christ walked upon the water, so is the modern-day human having to walk on the sea of nothing. Although I am a Wiccan, I do not believe any of this!

I have written about living in a world of total barter with no monetary exchange. It is what I believe we should be doing. There should be no such term, coinage of money. There are multitudes of people with different skills and all we need to do is to ask a task for a task in exchange of human kindness and good will.

All of this can be debated endlessly and it all comes right back to where it started. One can get so caught up in these types of debates, that they can see no positive futures for any culture. The deep-lying war zones are actually the mentally-scarred zones of the psyche where the real problems and answers lie. We have to refuse to allow the daily grind of our existence to distract us from our creative work. Mental war is the lost continent of the true self.

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Reviewed by Kate Clifford 11/27/2005
I knew there was something I liked about you :-) Thank you for sharing this insightful, thought provoking write with us. I agree with your thoughts about war. As a song asks, What is war good for? Absolutely nothing!
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