The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but they are mighty to the pulling down of strongholds2 Corinthians 10:4 – the Bible.
A holy book revered as the word of God and the practices and principles it teaches followed by Christians all around the planet. I was once, many years ago now, a student of the Bible, and this morning this scripture just popped into my head, out of nowhere, just as I was contemplating how we will turn this crazy situation we are in around.
For the first time in all the years I read this scripture, I now know what it means. Just like that, the veil was lifted….hmmm.
Whilst I no longer believe the Bible or any other religious scripture to be absolute truth because we are a species constantly growing in the knowledge of who we are in relation to the Universe and where we come from. I do believe that the words echoed here, in this scripture and in other writings across the centuries of our human story have been inspired by the God in us, our hope of glory unto salvation. We have always been challenging ourselves to be better. To be more than we are because deep down we know who we truly are. Perhaps, we have memory loss? Fortunately, our Creator, our Source, had knitted into our very being, this hope for salvation. It’s been there all along and throughout our epic story, we have experienced mere glimmers of this most powerful weapon. We spend our entire lives searching for it. We even sometimes find illegitimate ways to experience just a glimpse of it in our lifetimes. Everything we do is in pursuit of it. We were hard-wired to seek it out, hence we are obsessed with it.
Ironically, we possess within us, the power to change everything. Are we finally evolved enough to understand how to access it? Are we emotionally intelligent enough to take responsibility for our actions? Are we worthy enough to be the beings who have transformed ourselves to the point where we are able to wield such a powerful weapon? Are we Brave enough to learn from our past, acknowledge how we have missed the mark and give ourselves permission to make different, wiser choices in our present so we can have a better future? Are we courageous enough to forgive ourselves and others for creating the mess we find ourselves in? Are we wise enough to understand that in the energy field of the Universe there is no us and them? There is only us. We are all part of the problem but we are also all part of the solution. Are we humble enough to put our prejudices, religious beliefs and cultural differences aside to find the deep humanity that we all share because now we need unity amidst our diversity? Are we strong enough to question ourselves and to reset our values, principles and practices if it has been contributing to the mess, so we can fight for our families, our homes, our planet and our very way of life. Are we finally ready?
We have been fighting the wrong enemy with the wrong weapons. It is time to lower our guns and all the other weapons we have grown accustomed to. Anger, war, prejudice, rape, murder, hatred, bitterness, unforgiveness, revenge, jealousy, foolishness, lust, greed, pride. These are the fuel we have gathered to power these weapons. These are not our weapons. They are alien. If we continue to use them, they will be our destruction. Why would we be stupid enough to be complacent in our own demise? There are no other species on the planet dumb enough to do this. Survival is coded into the DNA of every species. Perhaps this is why I am able to write this to you today. This is about our survival. This is a reminder of who we are, Humanity.
We have only ever been given one weapon powerful enough to vanquish all our enemies. It is coded right into our DNA. We are the only ones who can access it. Our enemy knows this and it also knows that if and when we finally wake up, and figure out how to access this weapon, it will be toast.
You are powerful beyond measure!!! You are Guardian. You are Protector. You are Carer. You are Nurturer. You are Father. You are Mother. You are Son. You are Daughter. You are Family. You are Hope. You are Happiness. You are Peace. You are Joy. You are Pain. You are Balance. You are Beauty. You are Earth. You are Fire. You are Water. You are Air. You are Artist. You are Architect. You are Designer. You are Innovator. You are Creator. You are Connected. You are Human.
YOU ARE LOVE.
The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but they are mighty to the pulling down of strongholds