How any nation can be free of Russia

Higher awareness has a deep love for the people of Eastern Europe, whom it truly desires to see set free from this burden that it was to be under communist suppression for so long. One of the areas we will consider here is addictions, first of all to alcohol. We have talked about what was suppressed during the communist age. As a result of all this suppression, there is, of course, this feeling that nothing really matters that life does not have a purpose. There is a certain frustration, a certain pain.

People have a desire to just escape, and they cannot see any way to escape but to numb themselves so that they do not feel anything. So, they turn to alcohol or drugs or whatever it may be. Now, there are, of course, other forms of escapism. During these decades of the communist suppression, the primary addiction was, of course, to alcohol. Now that the nations of Eastern Europe have been opened up more to have an influx of other ideas and a more materialistic lifestyle, there are, in fact, many people who have created a new kind of addiction where they are addicted to material goods, material possessions, money, property, nice things, whatever it may be. Although, this is not quite the same as a physical addiction, it is nevertheless a way to numb yourself and thereby escape the necessity to look into yourself.

Seeing communism as an opportunity

You could say that any situation you encounter on earth is an opportunity. Although most people, who have grown up in Eastern Europe, have not been used to thinking about it this way, it could be valid to consider: “What opportunity was presented to us during the communist times?”

What was the purpose for allowing manipulators to embody on this planet? Well, it was simply to stir things up and to force the original inhabitants of the earth to confront certain issues that they had not been willing to confront. The original inhabitants had created civilizations where the overall goal was harmony and the avoidance of conflict. This had caused them to create civilizations where all people had been brought up, we might say brainwashed or programmed, to be the same, to be similar.

These are not, mind you, the kind of civilizations you have seen under communism because the people did not feel suppressed by their leaders, by their government, by their system. Most of them felt very content with the very comfortable and also very affluent material life that they had. What this very comfortable lifestyle allowed people to do was to avoid looking at themselves, looking into their own psychology. That is why they were not growing individually and the societies were not growing collectively. One of the purposes of allowing manipulators to be here was that they are so aggressive that they would do certain things that people simply could not ignore.

Again, what was the opportunity presented during communist times? Well, it was that there was such an oppressive regime that you could not ignore this. You could not ignore that you were oppressed and all people felt, in some sense, oppressed. Naturally, there is a broad range of consciousness but if we look at the more evolved people who lived under this oppressive regime, what was their opportunity? It was that they could not ignore that they were oppressed, they could not ignore that they had a tension. At the same time, they had no physical outlet, there was nothing they could really do to change the situation and so what was the opportunity left for them? If you have nowhere to go outside yourself, if you cannot change anything outside of yourself, well, you can look inside and you can change yourself.

Finding a life of contemplation

Indeed, there were people who did this. There were people who did make progress during the communist era by working with themselves, their own psychology. Some of you were among them. Some of you are so young that you were not so greatly affected by it but you still came into embodiment with this drive to look at yourself, to make progress and to be willing to work with yourself. You can see that, even under the most oppressive regime, a regime may be able to control your actions somewhat (your outer situation), but it is very difficult for them to control your mind—if you are not buying into the propaganda promoted or spread by the regime.

Even people who have been in prison have managed to go into a state of inner growth. Of course, you can look at some of the monasteries that you have seen in the past, both in Europe and in the East, and you can see that the monks and nuns there are in some sense living like people do in a prison; they even live in a cell. You could see that if you can live a life of contemplation in a monastery, you can live a life of contemplation in a prison and you can live a life of contemplation in a communist nation.

Many of the people were able to do this, at least a certain percentage, but many more were not able to do this, were not willing to do this. Yet those who were the more evolved people had the inner tension and in order to avoid the inner tension, they then numbed themselves with alcohol and other things. Today, now that the outer oppression is not as severe, there are still some of these people who are caught in alcohol or drugs. Some of them have gone into numbing themselves by the materialistic pursuit of more and more material goods. These are the people that have a potential to help bring society forward. As more and more people find a creative outlet, they can  make a contribution to bringing society forward.

The national demons of the fear of Russia

Every nation who was suppressed by communist Russia, starting with Stalinist Russia, has a national demon or vortex of the fear of what Russia might do. You can see very clearly that when Russia went into Ukraine and the Crimean peninsula (2014), many of the nations in Eastern Europe instantly reacted with this fear-based reaction. For decades, they have felt relatively secure because it seemed like the Russian bear was asleep, but all of a sudden it seemed now that the Russian bear was on the loose again. They instantly went into a fear-based reaction, which was not really quite rational because, after all, many of these nations are members of NATO and the principle is that if one is attacked, the others defend.

There was a certain irrationality but then, fear is never rational. Obviously, it is an understandable reaction. People can individually have fear in their energy fields, they can still have certain beliefs in their mental bodies. They can even have a certain sense of identity in the identity body where they identify themselves as people who have to somehow react to or distance themselves from Russia. They can reinforce these national vortexes of fear.

Recognizing this fear and consciously processing it can be a new start for the Eastern European nations where they truly can begin to embrace a more positive outlook on the future. They can come to the realization that they really want to be free of Russia and the old communist influence and therefore they need to be free of their fear of Russia. Of course, this means that they also have to forgive Russia and the Russian people.

Forgiving Russia for your own sake

It is, of course, a very typical reaction for people on earth when they have been wronged by someone that they feel that they cannot forgive that someone until some condition has been fulfilled, until the people who have hurt them have fulfilled some kind of condition. You will see how most of the nations in Western Europe that were attacked by Nazi Germany have forgiven Germany. In other words, they do not associate modern-day Germany with Nazi Germany. The main reason for this is that Germany has been willing to acknowledge the mistakes of the Nazi era, the Holocaust and the war and have been willing to take some responsibility, to process this internally. Therefore, they have, sort of, fulfilled the conditions that people had. They felt that because Germany had acknowledged this, then they could forgive and therefore they could disassociate Nazi Germany from modern Germany. They did not hold modern Germany responsible for the Nazi era. This has to some degree been facilitated by the demonization of Hitler. He has been seen as the one who seduced Germany and the source of all this evil and so forth and so on. All this is not entirely constructive, nevertheless it has facilitated that process of forgiveness.

Even though the Soviet Union collapsed, it was never so that Russia was defeated in some war and Russia never really accepted defeat, so it is not the same dynamic. Therefore, there are many people in Eastern Europe who feel that somehow Russia or the Russian people should be made to see what they have done to us, to feel responsible for all they have done to us, to say they are sorry, to ask for our forgiveness and then – if they are willing to do this – then we will forgive them.

Given the atrocities that happened during fifty years of Soviet occupation and suppression, this is an understandable reaction. Again, this is not seeking to blame anyone, it is not blaming the Russian people or Russia for what happened during the communist era. It is not blaming anyone in Eastern Europe for reacting the way they do. It is, in fact, necessary for you (in order to move on from a difficult past) that you acknowledge in your mind what happened to you. If someone else violated or oppressed you, it is necessary that you acknowledge that this was wrong, they should not have done this, they were not allowed to do this according to this general humanitarian standard of how you treat other people.

It is necessary for the nations of Eastern Europe to openly acknowledge (and some of them have not done this to the necessary degree) that it was wrong of Stalinist Russia to occupy or suppress their nation. It was wrong of these henchmen of the Stalinist regime and the communist party, even those people in their own nations, to go out and arrest people, kill them, torture them, send them to concentration camps and so forth and so on. This was wrong. It was an inhuman, anti-humanitarian act. There is no question about it. It is necessary for you to come to that point where you recognize this because in your own mind, this is actually the only way you can move on and separate yourself, not so much from the action but from your own reaction to it.

You can recognize that the action should not have taken place. When you recognize that this violation should not have taken place, you can (at least the people who are most aware) take the next step. You can say: “This action caused a reaction in me, in us as a nation, in our national psyche. Now, if the action should not have taken place, then in an ideal world, the reaction should not have taken place either. In other words, when we recognize that the action should not have taken place, we also see that our reaction should – ideally – not have taken place. The reaction is understandable, but in an ideal scenario, our reaction should have not taken place and as a result, we should not still be carrying with us that reaction.”

Russian aggression

Because communism has collapsed and your nation in Eastern Europe is not under Soviet Communism, it has a greater state of freedom. Some of you are members of NATO and the EU. You have, in a physical way, moved away from Stalinist Russia. Stalinist Russia does no longer exist. You are not physically being oppressed right now. The action is no longer there, but the reaction in the individual and collective psyche is still there and that means you are not affected by the action anymore, but you are still affected by the reaction.

The question that needs to be asked here is: “Do we want to continue to be affected by the reaction to the communist era? Or will we come to a national awareness and make a conscious effort to let go of the reaction, to rise above the reaction, to remove it?” It is understandable that many of the people in Eastern Europe have a certain resentment or anger against Russia as a nation. Not necessarily as the people of Russia today, but still because of their fear that Russia could do something like that again, then, they feel they cannot forgive Russia until they are sure that Russia will not attack them or oppress them again.

You see, of course that in Western Europe most nations feel relatively sure that Germany could never again create a situation like what happened in the Nazi era. If you look at Eastern Europe, there are many, many people who have an, often unspoken, fear that Russia could once again do what they did during the Stalinist era. This is partly because the Russian people have not acknowledged that this was wrong, that this should never have taken place, and have not, in any way, asked for any kind of forgiveness. So you are never sure how the Russian people will react.

You are members of NATO, in the EU. The physical situation is different. The situation in Russia is different. It is not that anyone can promise you that Russia will never take any form of aggressive action, but Stalinist Russia will never be recreated. Russia will never again reach the level of aggressiveness that you saw in the past. It will not happen because the planet has simply moved beyond the point where this could happen. The collective consciousness in Russia has moved beyond the point where this could happen. Some may doubt this, but it is nevertheless the case. It is in large part caused by the many more aware people in Russia who have raised their consciousness.

The only way to be free of Russia

You recognize that you have a certain fear of what Russia might do. You recognize that you have a reaction from communist times and you are carrying this emotional, mental, identity level reaction with you and it is burdening you. The question is simply: “Do you want to move into a new era where you are not burdened by the communist past, where you are not carrying it with you but you can embrace a new positive outlook on life and feel that your nation is free to evolve without any oppression from Russia?”

If you want this, you must realize that the only way to do this is to let go of your reaction from the past. The only way to let go of the reaction from the past is to forgive Russia and the Russian people unconditionally. You must overcome this tendency to wait for them to change before you will forgive. Why is this so? Because if you are waiting for the Russians to change, you are still allowing them to oppress you, to hold you back. You have not freed yourself from influence from Russia.

Therefore, the question is very simple: “Do you want the progress of your nation to be dependent on the Russians?” Or do you want to be free to move forward as an independent, free nation that has a bright future ahead of you? If you want to move forward, you need to simply look at this and say: “We cannot wait for the Russians to change. Perhaps we don’t even have a right to demand that the Russians should change. Perhaps they are not capable, perhaps they are not willing. But whatever the case may be, we are not going to wait for someone else to change. We are going to change ourselves, we are going to move forward, we are going to accept that we have a clean white page and a new era. The golden age of our nation begins right now.”

Of course, this could be accomplished by a public debate about this, and it is possible that there are people in many nations who can be the forerunners for bringing these ideas out. Even if a certain number of people came to this conclusion individually, it would have a major impact on the nation. If you do not fear something, then it is very unlikely that you will face that condition in the physical.

Holding the vision for your nation

These are things that you can hold the vision for, you can work for. Just by you being here, anchoring this consciousness, realizing it, then you can truly have a major impact on your nation and the other nations of Eastern Europe. It can bring about a very gradual shift, where they begin to shift out of this stalemate many of them are in. They have made some progress but they cannot understand why they are not making more progress. They cannot, as you see in some nations such as Poland, understand why they are not equal to the West, why they do not have the affluence they see in the West, why they do not have the respect. They cannot understand why they have not overcome the setback of the communist era and caught up to where they should have been.

The reason for this is simple: They are still carrying the reaction in the national psyche and the individual psyche with them, so they have not freed themselves from the Soviet past, the communist past. How can you really expect that your physical situation would be at the level as if you had never been burdened by that past? As long as you are dragging that reaction with you, how can your physical situation catch up to where it ideally could have been?

It is very important to anchor these ideas in the collective consciousness, to spread it out so that those who are the more sensitive, the more perceptive, people may be able to lock in to some of this. There is at least an opportunity that in the coming years and decades, many of the nations in Eastern Europe will begin to become more aware of this, to have more of a debate of how we can move forward. This can be a great, great service to these nations, for naturally, higher awareness desires to see the peoples of Eastern Europe be free of any burden from the past, as it desires to see people everywhere, including in Russia, be free of any burdens from their past.