Today it is clear to everyone that we are immersed in a crisis of civilization, at the crossroads of history where two paths open up: that of humanism and that of anti-humanism.
The current context is given, fundamentally, by two facts:
Anti-humanism is winning by a landslide. All over the world, people vote for violent, xenophobic and elitist governments, and almost the only response to this phenomenon is that of anti-racism, anti-fascism… and there are hardly any proactive responses.
At the same time, small initiatives are emerging that go in a really interesting direction and, on the other hand, many people are expectant because they yearn for another way of thinking, feeling and doing, perhaps it is time to give a signal.
-Both on a personal and collective level, we accumulate too many wounds, past and present, that prevent us from advancing. Internal conflicts of our own, with other people, beliefs, between peoples or countries, with nature…
Maybe it’s time to try another kind of response and try to “think, feel and do in the same direction”.
Perhaps it is time to offer Reconciliation as an intentional path that seeks to understand in depth the conflict situation and that is born of a firm personal and collective determination to resist violence, overcome contradictions and try, in our action, to “treat others as we like to be treated”.
There are examples such as: Ubuntu in South African culture, compassion in Buddhist culture, Kintsikuroi in Japanese culture…
How much energy would be released for better causes if we were able to reconcile with ourselves, with the other, between genders, with other beliefs, within the same belief…?
Maybe it’s time to heal and overcome the multiple wounds we inflict on ourselves and others.
Maybe it’s time to propose “Reconciliation Encounters”.
Those of us who feel the need to do something in this sense, connect us to set this Proposal in motion and we invite you to connect.
Reconciliation Study and Practice Group
As “a picture is worth a thousand words”, it would be a good idea to watch this powerful, beautiful and profound video before reading the proposal:
Drums of Reconciliation (Ingoma Nshya, drums healing women in Rwanda): https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=rMe8BPnvGpo
One of the essential themes of being human is that of Reconciliation within the framework of overcoming suffering.
We know that reconciliation is fundamental, both on a personal and social level, to unlock the knot of the past and clear the way for energy to circulate freely.
Therefore, we propose for this year 2019 Meetings of Reconciliation with oneself; between people, peoples and countries; with Nature and with our beloved planet Earth.
It can be carried out by Associations, Entities, Town Councils… who want to organize activities (conferences, talks, presentations, documentaries, films, workshops, seminars, retreats, meetings…), culminating, towards the end of the year, with small or large Encounters where an Experience of Reconciliation is carried out (direct communication, transmission of experiences and transfer of contents).
We know, from our own experience, that when we unite wills we are capable of integrating large human groups.
We know, from our own experience, that when an idea-sentiment catches on like a “sacred fire” between us and within us, there is no impediment or barrier that can stop it.
We know, from our own experience, that when we go with the best of ourselves to the best of others, we feel good; with Peace, with Strength and with warm Joy.
It will be difficult, at first, to involve governments, but we can surely reach associations, educational centres, town halls, regional governments… and, in any case, the heart of the good people.
Reconciliation meetings where, for example, in the case of Spain and America:
May Spain apologise for the violence and suffering it caused to people and peoples in Central and South America.
The descendants of the great Mesoamerican and Andean empires apologize for the violence and suffering they caused to people and peoples.
The Central and South American governments apologize for the violence and suffering that they exerted, and even today some exert, on people and native peoples.
Let us apologize for the violence and suffering we cause other people.
Everyone apologizes for the violence and suffering that originates in themselves.
And serve as an example to promote throughout the planet large or small Encounters of Reconciliation where we all reconcile with each other, starting with oneself, with others, with Nature and with our beloved home: the Earth (dear blue Planet). And we can end them with Experiences of Reconciliation and collective embraces.
Translation Pressenza London