WHY WOULD THE TURKS DEMONSTRATE FOR A PARK?

WHY WOULD THE PEOPLE OF ISTANBUL, TURKEY

BE WILLING TO SUFFER THE BRUTAL CONSEQUENCES

OF DEMONSTRATING FOR THE ONLY PARK LEFT IN THEIR CITY AND ITS 600 TREES?

Nancy B. Detweiler, M.Ed., M.Div.

Let’s look to a neighboring country for insight—Iran. Turkey and Iran have shared close relations for many years.

Maphttp://isaburakgonca.blogspot.com/2011/02/turkey-iran-two-countries-with-very.html

“Iran is one of the world’s oldest civilizations and has been among the world’s most thoughtful and complex civilizations from the very beginning.  There are aspects of Iranian civilization that in one way or another, have touched almost every human being on the planet.”i

 IRAN = PERSIA

Iran is the political name – Persia is the cultural name.

Traditional Persian Outdoor Tea House

http://www.worldisround.com/articles/73022/photo1365.html

Teahouses are scattered throughout Iran.

PERSIAN GARDENS (OR PARKS)

Gardens are created as a symbol of paradise—a place for spiritual reflection.  Water is a vital part of the garden as it is a metaphor for looking into one’s Soul.  In the garden, an individual can meditate while feeling a sense of sacredness and tranquility.ii

Gardens play an important role in Iran, where much of the land is arid.  Moving water—as in a waterfall or fountain–adds humidity as well as creating the sounds that enhance a meditative state.

“No one can inspire humans with hope like Mother Nature and nowhere can she playfully display the greater extent of her will than in the garden of human mind….  Persian worldview and culture does not regard humans sans Nature. Islamic teachings consider Nature as a bed of signs that display the power of the creator of this world and therefore a source of meditation and wonder. A forerunner of world gardens, the Persian garden is a sanctuary where the creative forces of humans and Nature merge into another.  Building gardens is an ancient art in Iran which includes its very own traditions as a material and spiritual representation.” iii

Persian Garden/Park in Iran

Architecture can be an important part of the Persian Garden.  Graceful arches play an important role.  Iranian architects use to build domes on square buildings.

http://www.slideshare.net/kitang007/persian-gardens

Garden of Eden Persian Garden

http://www.slideshare.net/kitang007/persian-gardens

GARDENS/PARKS ARE CREATED AS PLACES FOR SPIRITUAL REFLECTION

“By the … soul, and Him who perfected it and inspired it with conscience of what is wrong for it and right for it….  He is indeed successful who causes it to grow, and he is indeed a failure who stunts it.”   Islam. Qur’an 91.7-10

 “Train yourself in godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.”  Christianity.  I Timothy 4:7-8

“The Holy One gives wisdom only to him who has wisdom.”  Judaism.  Talmud, Berakot 55a

 

THE PEOPLE OF TURKEY ARE DEMONSTRATING TO MAINTAIN THE ONE PARK/GARDEN LEFT IN ISTANBUL …

THEY DEMONSTRATE FOR

A PLACE OF SPIRITUAL REFLECTION & COMMUNION!

FOR THEM,

HUMANITY & NATURE ARE ONE!

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i Michael Axworthy, A HISTORY OF IRAN: Empire of the Mind, copyright 2008, page xii.

ii http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~arch/181/persiangarden.html

 

SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL IS HAPPENING IN TURKEY!

SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL IS HAPPENING IN TURKEY!

June 6, 2013

Remember a few days ago how horrified we were to learn of tanks running over Turkish young people attempting to prevent the destruction of a park in Istanbul, killing at least two?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/02/turkish-protesters-have-been-heard-turkey

A call—from one of the Turkish youth, Zeynep Aydogan–for Lightworkers to enfold the demonstrators with love went out on facebook on June 3, 2013. Our facebook community responded.

 On June 6, 2013, look what we find on facebook:

turkish

  http://www.this-beloved-life.com/something-beautiful-is-happening-in-turkey/

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Yesterday, several of us on facebook had a discussion centered around focusing only on the positive and seeing a world that does not need fixing. I, and likely the other Lightworkers involved, want to figure out the best way for Lightworkers to respond to the myriad problems in our world.

 I, for one, have been concerned that turning away from what we term negative and focusing only on the positive or perfection is allowing those who are creating the negative to steadily increase their activities operating under the rug while Lightworkers are focused elsewhere. Somehow, balance must be achieved.

 Last night, I posted Celia Fenn’s account of what she called the Indigo Revolution in Turkey.

 https://pathwaytoascension.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/celia-fenn-reports-on-turkey-the-indigo-revolution/

One marvelous thing about the present intense transition period is that when I ask a question of Spirit, the answer quickly shows up in a variety of ways. I intuit that Spirit is teaching all of us to perceive life and our role in it from a different perspective.

 As Jesus predicted, “All that is hidden will be revealed.” We are presently living through that period of having all the dirt that has been hidden under the rug be swept out into the Light of Day. How do Lightworkers most effectively respond?

 My intuitive sense is that the Indigo Revolution in Turkey is giving us at least one answer to our question.

 Within the span of four days, we are witnessing what the Turkish writer above reports to be “something beautiful is happening in Turkey.”

 Standing as One Family of God, all things are possible! Unity is one answer to our question!

 There will likely be more…………….!

CELIA FENN REPORTS ON TURKEY & THE INDIGO REVOLUTION

CELIA FENN REPORTS ON TURKEY

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THE INDIGO REVOLUTION

NOTE BY NANCY: Lightworkers, I think we make a grave mistake when we settle for “focusing only on the positive.” First, I do not think we understand how to do so while also re-creating our world. What I see happening is that the problems that come up for healing are ignored while we say, “I’m focusing only on the positive.” I honestly feel that we fear looking at the negative, lest we increase it.  Yet problems do not go away while we look toward the positive. They often increase because there is no one exposing the negative behavior to the Light.

 We can learn from the Indigo youth in Turkey. They are not turning away from the negative; they are confronting it and treating it with love, consideration, and the healing vibrations of music and celebration.  They will achieve their positive goal of saving a park from becoming a shopping center.

 I REMOVED THE PHOTO OF THIS LITTLE GIRL BECAUSE THE TURKISH PEOPLE USING FACEBOOK ARE BEING ARRESTED.

This precious little girl says it all … confront the darkness and turn on our light and love.

WE ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD!

MAY WE TAKE OUR LIGHT TO THE DARKEST OF PLACES

&

SHINE IT BRIGHTLY!

 http://www.starchildglobal.com/rabbitholejune2013.html

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