The threat of nuclear war follows us like a shadow that we must absolutely turn around and face. For decades the United States and the international community have tried to negotiate an end to North Korea’s nuclear and missile development, as well as its exports of ballistic missile technology. These attempts have included times of crisis, stalemates, and tentative progress toward denuclearization. The United States has pursued a variety of responses to the increasing challenges posed by North Korea, including military cooperation with U.S. allies in the region, wide-ranging sanctions, and non-proliferation mechanisms. Furthermore, the United States has engaged in two major diplomatic initiatives to have North Korea cease and desist in its nuclear weapons efforts in return for aid.
Recently, in early March, high-level discussions between North Korean and South Korean officials resulted in Kim Jong Un agreeing to abstain from conducting nuclear or ballistic tests while talks with the United States are arranged. It was then announced that Trump accepted Kim Jong Un’s invitation to meet with him by May to achieve permanent denuclearization.
This planned meeting escalates hope for denuclearization and the establishment of peace—each of which are imperative if this planet is to survive. I, myself, am extremely concerned about the possibility of nuclear war—the reality of how the Second World War ended with a nuclear bomb remains in my memory, including the photos of terrorized children running to escape death. You and I are not innocent bystanders. We each must contribute to peaceful efforts in all possible ways.
Relying on feminine energy is not enough—male proactive energy is also needed. I beseech readers to contact and urge congressional members to pursue peace; to organize and conduct peace marches; to speak at rallies. In this way we are confronting the “collective” shadow and also activating archetypal energies of altruism, sublimation, and anticipation, which invigorates the healing of the whole of humanity. These are examples of conscious, affirmative actions.
We also can prepare for this historic meeting via the collective unconscious—the portion of the individual psyche that houses the accumulated experiences of all preceding generations. Individuals can meditate on peace and pray for its attainment; groups can gather and meditate and pray; teachers can instruct students and guide them to contemplate peace; and moments of silence can focus on a peaceful planet. How do you feel impacted and affected by all of this? What ideas do you have for preparing for the upcoming meeting? Sharing would be of help and inspiration to us all.