Dreaming of Peace in Palestine

I had a dream. In my dream, I astral-travelled over a land called Palestine. It was an idyllic place and I could easily see why it was called the Holy Land. Thankfully, I had a Google brain imaging device implanted in my brain, so was able to take some snapshots:

When I woke up, I realised I had astral travelled back in time, to a Palestine that existed well over half a century ago. I thought it must have been just a dream, because my high school history class taught me the country now called Israel was sparsely populated before the UN gave it to the Zionist settlers. A Christian on Facebook even told me there was no such thing as Palestine – ever. I nodded off to sleep again and this is the first image I saw:

1927 Palestine coinStill in my blissful slumber, I astral travelled to the Palestine of today. While I was dreaming of peace in Palestine, I was able to take a picture of some smiling, happy children:

children in gaza

Just before dawn, I had another dream. In this dream, my spirit was hovering near the ceiling in a big room somewhere in Europe. It was just after the end of WWII and a group of men were sitting around a big, highly polished table discussing what the remnants of the Jewish population in Europe were going to do. Understandably, many European Jews were no longer comfortable in Europe and longed to return to the old country.

On one side of the table, there were a bunch of angry looking men. They took turns pounding their fists on the table. With red faces, they were saying, “God promised Palestine to his Chosen People! It is our sacred duty to take the land back and force the Palestinians squatters off the land!” To bolster their argument, they quoted Old Testament passages where God told them to “smite” their enemies, sparing neither women nor children.

On the other side of the table, another bunch of men had their hands loosely folded in their laps. A collective look of passive sadness crept across their faces as they listened to the others shout and pound their fists. Finally, one of them had a chance to speak:

“What you are proposing,” he said, “sounds a lot like what the Nazis tried to do to us. Didn’t they call themselves the Master Race? Didn’t they try to drive us all away, even resorting to genocide to achieve their goals?”

“But we are the Chosen Ones!” a man on the other side of the table shouted. “And look,” he snarled as he stabbed a finger at a passage in the scripture on the table in front of him, “God told us to smite our enemies!”

nazi germany and zionist israel

The kindly man smiled and asked the other to please just give him another minute of his time. “Remember the 1st commandment? Does it not say, ‘Thou shalt not kill’?

Image from the Peace Resource Project. Available as a bumper sticker.

It doesn’t say ‘your fellow Jews, but everyone else is fair game’ in parentheses. Now turn to the prophet Isaiah:

‘and they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.’

Take a closer look and you will see that God wants us to turn away from war and divisiveness. We are only “chosen” by God if we choose the path of peace and righteousness. If we choose war, hatred and bigotry, what kind of religious faith do we have?”

zionism(04)The table went quiet. From my vantage point near the ceiling, I saw those hard faces soften. Finally, one man stood up and said, “You have made us see the error of our ways. Going to Palestine as colonisers will just make history repeat itself and the world will never know peace. I suggest we discuss our dilemma with the people of the Arab world and find a solution that works for everyone.”

My spirit floated through the ceiling and continued soaring towards the heavens until I found myself looking down upon the world from high above. Surrounded by a palpable atmosphere of peace and love, I saw how fragile a world it is. In a flash of insight, I knew how to preserve it.

It’s simple really. All we need to do is turn our swords into ploughshares and work together to make each of our little corners of the world more beautiful. The last thing we need is a New World Order ruled by a handful of men who see the rest of humanity as nothing more than “human capital.” We just need to work together as common people sharing a planet in common. We need to listen to the words of people like Jesus, who said, “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth” instead of the words of “leaders” who whip us into frenzies of fear and violence.

The Palestine in my dreams encompasses the globe. It is the symbol of everything that is wrong but could be right with the world today. Will humanity finally become humane? Are we going to come to an apocalyptic end? Will our masters kill most of us off and save the remnants to be used as human capital? It’s up to us, isn’t it? All we have to do is wake up. Maybe this video will help you or someone you know wake up at last: