The Master's article for
Share International magazine, June 2008
As men look back
by the Master —, through Benjamin Creme, 23 April 2008
A few years from now, looking back, men will wonder why they hesitated
so long in taking the obvious and most natural action: sharing the resources
of the world. Experiencing warmly the new stability, the lack of tension,
the ease of international co-operation, men will wonder how they could have
been so blind to the self-evident, so wilful and destructive to their own
best interests for so long.
Humanity stands now at the threshold of an entirely new experience in
which every global decision and act will be seen to be for the better, as
nourishing and sanctifying their lives, and strengthening the bonds of Brotherhood
which, up till then, they had ignored and all but forgotten. Gladly, men
will now work together for the Common Good, the hatred and distrust of the
past put firmly behind them. Thus will a new kinship emerge as Goodwill
and Respect, like vitalizing yeast, saturate their awakened lives. Thus,
too, in ever strengthening measure, will love and joy embrace and lighten
the hearts of men and women everywhere.
What subtle alchemy can it be that will work this magical transformation
in the lives of men? Not alchemy but the divinity which dwells in the hearts
of men themselves, evoked and brought forth by the wonder of Maitreya’s
Love. “Sharing,” He has said, “is divine; the first step
into sharing is the first step into your divinity.” In man himself
lies the full measure of that divinity. Sharing will demonstrate that man
is a potential God and is equipped to express the creative Will of his Source.
Slowly but surely, that creative Purpose will manifest through men and
so direct their actions and decisions. The old lawlessness will wither away
and disappear like a faded memory of a distant, childish past. So will it
We, your elder Brothers, see ever more clearly the outlines of a brilliant
future stretching ahead for men; We see the blueprints of a science which
would astonish the most fertile and sophisticated minds of today; We see,
too, an art whose beauty and creative power has never, as yet, been seen
With Maitreya, the Lord of Love, and His group of Masters to help and guide,
how can men fail to see that Sharing and Right Relationship are the same,
have the same impulse: to demonstrate the urge to Unity which underlies our
apparent separation, and so reveal the true nature of men as Gods.
Above all, We recognize that this creative outflow, unprecedented in
scope in human history, is the inevitable result of the great inner change
through which humanity is passing: learning to live within the Laws of Life.
When men see and understand this consciously, as a fact of life, they will
take, gladly, the steps which lead directly to Peace and Justice, Freedom
and Right Relationship. That first step is called Sharing.
(Read more articles by the Master)
Questions & Answers -
Q. What is the best way to ‘see’ Maitreya?
A. Make yourself useful to Him by telling the world (or
your small bit of it) that He is here and ready to show humanity
the way to end its problems: principally, as a first step, by accepting
the principle of sharing.
Q. What should Tibetan exiles do – protest, continue to
draw attention to the plight of their country or wait for China to
recognize the right of Tibet to be independent and free?
A. Protest and continue to draw attention to the plight
of their country.
Q. Should the Beijing Olympics be boycotted by (1) athletes? (2)
Heads of state? (3) The world’s media who would normally cover
the Olympic Games?
A. (1) No. (2) No. (3) No. Excluding China in this way
would not change China’s views. It would only isolate China and
exacerbate the present situation.
Q. Would contact and interchange with China, at the time of the
Olympic Games, be preferable to boycotting as a means to normalize
Q. Would you please be so kind as to ask your Master if there
was any help by the Masters or Maitreya during the Tibetan uprising
between 10 March and 31 March 2008 in Tibet and three more provinces
in China, to reduce more and longer violence (by Chinese forces)?
Q. I grew up middle class in America and though I now live below
the poverty line, I am used to the materiality of this country. Benjamin
Creme frequently says that the coming changes for us in the developed
world will be, in his words, “painful”. In Maitreya’s
Messages He says: “My Coming will mean the end of the old order
of things.... This will cause many to grieve but so it must be.” [Message
No. 4] These words make me uneasy.
My question is: Will Maitreya help us deal with our
grief? Will He hold our hand through this process? I
am afraid of the grief to come. Please be kind in your
A. It is obvious, is it not, that if we are living as do
millionaires and billionaires, then the sacrifices we would have to
make to simplify our demands on the planet would be more painful than
for those already living more modestly. If you, as you say, are now
living below the poverty line – even for America – then
you will not feel simplification a problem. It is the ‘waste’ mentality
which, I think, will be most difficult for the developed nations to
Q. (1) What is the distinction between Maitreya and the Master
Jesus referred to in the ‘Letters to the Editor’? (2)
Why is it that in those letters it is always confirmed that one or
both of those beings is the source of a spiritual/metaphysical manifestation?
It just seems too biased to be credible in nearly every letter! (3)
For what it’s worth, I enjoy getting the online version and
reading/reflecting on the issues in your publication. It’s
a source of guidance and offers insight into the world issues we
Lastly, just wanted you to know how much I appreciate
your artwork which graces the covers of your books. As
an abstract artist, your works are especially engaging
to me. Look forward to your reply.
A. (1) Maitreya is the personal name of the Head and Leader
of the Spiritual Hierarchy: “The Teacher alike of Angels and
of men.” The Master Jesus is one of His disciples, a very advanced
Master. They seem to work together much of the time.
In Palestine 2,000 years ago, Maitreya, Who embodies the
Christ Principle, manifested Himself through Jesus for the last three
years of Jesus’ life. Maitreya is the Christ, Jesus was the vehicle
used in full consciousness. (2) Yes, these two Great Ones work together
nearly all the time. Maitreya having overshadowed Jesus in Palestine,
there is obviously a very special bond between Them. We only publish
letters which can be confirmed as authentic appearances of the Masters.
We do get many which cannot be so confirmed. (3) I am glad you find
our information interesting and enlightening. I am also glad that you
like my paintings. Thank you.
Q. What is your opinion of plans in the UK to mix human and animal
genetic material for research purposes?
A. It has already been done illegally, behind closed doors,
in laboratories in several countries. If handled with great care it
can be useful, but in the wrong hands the procedure is fraught with
(More questions and answers)
Letters to the editor
Over a number of years, some of the Masters, in particular Maitreya and the Master Jesus, have appeared at Benjamin Creme’s lectures and Transmission Meditations. They also appear, in different guises, to large numbers of people around the world. Some of these recount their experiences to Share International magazine. If the experiences are authenticated by Benjamin Creme’s Master, the letters are published. These experiences are given to inspire, to guide or teach, often to heal and uplift. Very often, too, they draw attention to, or comment on, in an amusing way, some fixed intolerance to, for example, smoking or drinking. Many times the Masters act as saving ‘angels’ in accidents, during wartime, earthquakes and other disasters. They use a ‘familiar’, a thoughtform, who seems totally real, and through whom the Master’s thoughts can be expressed: They can appear as a man, a woman, a child, at will. Occasionally They use the ‘blueprint’ of a real person, but in most cases the ‘familiar’ is an entirely new creation. The following letters are examples of this means of communication by the Masters. Please note: In the absence of any indication to the contrary, the editors will assume that your name may be printed. Unless requested otherwise, some of these letters may be reproduced on the Share-International.org website. Only initials, town and country will be used.
On 24 March 2008 we participated in the peace march from
Delft Station to the centre of The Hague. The atmosphere was pleasant,
in spite of the very cold weather. A man full of wrinkles and no
teeth, in a black corduroy suit with a red scarf, was busy the whole
time talking to and encouraging bystanders to get involved in the
demonstration, and he kept agreeing enthusiastically with the speakers.
He seemed a little drunk and said that he was a ‘Hagenees’ (humorous
term for an inhabitant of the Hague) and later that he was a ‘Rotterdammer’ (inhabitant
of Rotterdam). Was he a Master?
From the Transmission Meditation group in Nijmegen, the
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that the man in the black corduroy
suit was Maitreya.)
(1) On 15 March 2008 we were at the Dam Square in Amsterdam
for a peace demonstration. Three of us were holding up a banner saying: “Only
sharing and justice will bring peace”, in Dutch and English.
A small man approached us. He wore a black, high hat and a stripey
yellow and blue scarf. He had a bloodshot eye and a hearing aid in
his right ear. He looked lively and open. He pointed at the banner
and said: “There is always a Messiah in the world.” To
that we said with one voice: “Yes, Maitreya”. Then he
said: “It is God.” He did not confirm that it was Maitreya,
but did not deny it either. It seemed as if we were slightly challenged.
When someone mentioned Maitreya Buddha he started to talk about Buddhists,
that they would not even kill an ant, or a spider. He asked if we
were afraid of spiders? He used to be afraid of them, but not any
more. He had even dared to hold a huge spider in his hands. He was
serious and funny at the same time and it felt like an invitation
to pass over your own fears. Then he talked for a while with a few
others, and told them that in Israel the Messiah is appearing to
very many people, and Joshua too. After that he was gone. Was he
Maitreya or the Master Jesus?
I would also like to ask you about a photographer: a tall,
slender man with thin hair and a friendly look, who showed up on a
bicycle and continued to circle around us and take pictures of our
banner, from all angles. When a homeless person came by and started
to grumble in English about the word ‘Justice’ on the banner,
the photographer immediately came to reassure us that this is just
the way people from Amsterdam may react.
He keeps coming to my mind. Was he someone special too?
M. B.-de L., the Netherlands.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms the man who “wore a black,
high hat and a stripey yellow and blue scarf” was Maitreya. The ‘photographer’ was
On 25 April 2008 I gave a lecture in Annecy, France, about
the patterns of light phenomenon. The lecture was split into three
parts: the patterns of light; the link with UFOs; and the link with
the Masters of Wisdom and Maitreya.
After an hour, while I was speaking about the Masters of
Wisdom, a man came into the lecture room. He was distinguished, with
nice white hair and a red pullover. He came and sat in the front row
and stayed until the end of the lecture, without saying anything. As
soon as I saw him, I thought he was Maitreya. His general attitude
was very quiet and his walk reminded me of another (confirmed) meeting
I had had with Maitreya at a book fair in 2006.
Can you confirm if this man was Maitreya?
J. R., Le Locle, Switzerland.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that the man was, indeed, Maitreya.)
Never too old…
It was close to midnight on an autumn night, a few months
ago  in Barcelona. I was walking towards my car to go home
after Transmission Meditation.
As I went to cross a street at a zebra crossing, a motorbike
suddenly appeared on my right and I had to stop. It was an old-style
collector’s type of motorbike. There were two old men dressed
in old-style biker’s outfits with helmets, riding it. The white
hair of the driver came out from the sides and bottom of the helmet
and somehow he reminded me of Benjamin Creme. They were animatedly
talking with each other, totally at ease and comfortable.
Amazingly, the motorbike was moving, but at the same time
it seemed to take ages till it finished passing the zebra crossing
and turned left at the corner, as if they were moving outside time.
I walked another block to get my car and was still wondering
about these two old bikers. It was a bit weird to find anyone there
at that time of the night, unless they were lost. But they didn’t
seem to be lost. Just driving around and enjoying life, not seeming
to be going anywhere specifically.
I started driving home and was at a roundabout where I
take the road to a nearby town where I live, waiting for the traffic
light to turn green. Suddenly I froze. From a small street entering
the roundabout the motorbike with the two old men appeared again. I
could not believe my eyes. I couldn’t figure out how they had
got to that street from the first place I met them, as it is almost
impossible to do it.
I continued on my way home, still wondering about the whole
situation. Were the two old bikers just ordinary people or perhaps
H. L., Barcelona, Spain.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that the two ‘old bikers’ were
Maitreya and the Master Jesus.)
In January 2008 I was due to receive back a granite table
that was repaired after an accident. That day the lift was broken,
and as I live on the sixth floor, I tried to rearrange the delivery,
but it was too late, as it was on its way.
When they arrived, I explained the situation and suggested
they come another day. They made a phone call and told me that they
had to do it that day and that a crane with a lift was going to come,
if my neighbours would accept to have it passed through their balcony
as my flat is at the back of the building. My neighbour agreed and
all was arranged.
They positioned the crane and started lifting the table,
with much fuss in the street because of it. I was very nervous, as
I was worried that an accident could happen. But everything went well
and we arrived at the front door of my flat. The door was closed. My
two sons, who had been inside before, had gone out, leaving me with
a closed door, without keys or a mobile phone to call them.
Then I became very worried. When I told the two workers
who were waiting that there was only my cat, Chinin, at home, one of
them said: “Mom, you should have taught your cat to open the
door.” I remembered that when my cat was young, he used to find
a way to open the door to go out. Instinctively, through the door,
I tried to speak with my cat, telling him: “Chinin, open the
door, come on, please.” The two men looked at each other, probably
thinking I was a bit mad, but suddenly, in a fraction of a second,
the door opened and Chinin came out. One of the men, the one who had
joked about teaching the cat to open the door, babbled: “I thought
I had already seen it all.” They assembled the table as quickly
as they could, and went, without saying a word, as if they were in
a hurry. Did Chinin, the cat, indeed open the door?
M.M., Barcelona, Spain.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that Maitreya opened the door.)
In August 2003-2004, between 8 and 9pm, a friend of mine
who has a guesthouse in West Clare, Ireland, was standing outside
with one of her guests. He saw a strange circular object lit up underneath,
coming very close to her chimney. It swooped down very close and
took off suddenly again.
They were both startled and decided to keep it a secret,
as they did not want to attract press attention.
What was the object and where did it come from? Did it
have a purpose or was it just to say hello?
J. C., Annagh, County Clare, Ireland.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms the object was from Mars.
It was a device for gathering information and samples of
air. It was thought that the two people who saw it would make it
known and draw attention to it. Unfortunately, they did not.)
Transplant patient miracle
An Australian girl has become the first transplant patient
to change blood group and take on the immune system of
her organ donor, according to a report in The New England
Journal of Medicine. Demi-Lee Brennan, aged 15, received
a donor liver when she was nine years old because her own
liver had failed. However, she became ill while being given
drugs to avoid her body’s rejection of the transplanted
liver. Brennan’s blood then inexplicably changed
from her own ‘O negative’ blood group to ‘O
positive’, the blood group of her donor. Her new
liver’s blood stem cells entered her body’s
bone marrow to take over her entire immune system. The
result is that Brennan no longer needs anti-rejection drugs.
Doctors from Westmead Children’s Hospital in Sydney,
where the operation took place, said they have no explanation
for Brennan’s recovery, calling her a “one-in-six-billion
miracle”. Stuart Dorney, former head of the hospital’s
transplant unit, said Brennan’s treatment could lead
to breakthroughs in organ transplant treatment, because
normally the immune system of recipients attacks the transplanted
tissue. “We now need to go back over everything and
see why that happened to Demi-Lee, and if it can be replicated,” said
Dorney. (Source: Reuters)
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that the Master Jesus brought about
the change in Demi-Lee’s blood group, to save her from the effects of
the anti-rejection drugs.)
On 4 April 2008 Yorkshire newspaper Wakefield Express,
in the UK, featured a report titled “Face of Jesus?” It
described how five-year old William Glancy painted a mask
for an Easter art project at the Wakefield Independent
school’s holiday club. After splashing paint over
a white mask, and allowing it to dry, William was surprised
to discover that it revealed a face. When his mother arrived
at the club to collect him he was showing everyone the
mask saying: “Look, look, it’s Jesus!” This
happened the day before Good Friday and has amazed all
those who have seen it.
Teacher Amanda Parramore said: “When his mum showed
it to me I couldn’t believe it. I’ve never
seen anything like it, it’s a one in a million thing.”
His shocked mother Wendy, 39, said: “When he showed
it to me I said: ‘Oh my God’. It’s just
unbelievable. Everyone I’ve shown it to has been
floored. Some people have even had to sit down because
of the shock. I think it’s even stranger that it’s
appeared at Easter. We just can’t believe it.” (Source: Wakefield
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that the face was manifested by
the Master Jesus.)
Image of Jesus in hospital window
April 2008 visitors to the Florida Hospital Medical Complex
in Orlando, Florida, USA, crowded around a prayer garden
window to witness an image of Jesus, which had miraculously
appeared there. (see photo)“There was just a whole
bunch of people putting their cell phones to the window,
so I went over there and I saw a glow,” said hospital
visitor Joel Cruzada. “When you are standing there
and there is a flurry of people talking about it, you are
I’m actually here!’” The unexplained
image is now being investigated but a hospital official
said that as long as it made people feel good, that was
all that mattered.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms that the image of Jesus was manifested
by the Master Jesus.)
Forces of light
“Important events are taking place in many parts
of the world. People everywhere will be astonished by
the reports. These will include sightings, in unprecedented
numbers, of spacecraft from our neighbouring planets,
Mars and Venus in particular.”
(Benjamin Creme’s Master, ‘The gathering of
the Forces of Light’, SI March 2007)
Multiple UFO sightings in Argentina
Cordoba – On 14 January 2008, between 9
and 10pm res_idents of Bengolea, Adelia María, Río
Cuarto and Coronel Baigorria, among many other towns, reported
to Radio LV16 to have seen a round, bright yellow light,
flying at low altitude, reported the newspaper La Voz
del Interior. Carlos Oyola, a spokesman from the civil
and military air facility Área Material Río
Cuarto, said: “We do not have any record of a night
flight for official or private aircrafts that night. What
the controller saw, who is an experienced operator, did
not match any known object – military or civil.” He
said that the air force controller complied with all the
protocols, asking the object to identify itself, in aeronautic
code, but did not receive any answer.
Río Cuarto – On 29 December 2007
a similar sighting occurred. Residents of Río
Cuarto took photographs of a very bright light from 4am
till sunrise at 7am. Many saw it come from the east,
and remain motionless at low altitude.
El Chocon, Neuquen – Jorge Villarreal
filmed a UFO in El Chocon on 30 March 2008 while on holiday.
He only discovered the unusual sighting back home looking
at the videos from his mobile phone. Watching it in slow
motion he saw what he thought was a ‘flying saucer’.
He took the video to Radio y Televisión de Neuquén
(RTN) where technicians, looking at it frame-by-frame,
verified that the object was indeed visible. They also
concluded that it was almost impossible to tamper with
the film on the particular mobile phone Jorge owned.
Jorge also remembers that when he was filming the scene,
both he and his girlfriend experienced a headache and
Malargue, Mendoza – On 3 April 2008 Felix
Fernandez, Omar Gonzalez and Virgilio Moreno, three workers
from the Provincial Road Authority, were returning from
La Junta to Malargue. While they were photographing the
scenery a strange object caught Felix’s attention
when it began “moving in intricate movements”. “I
started to take photos of it. It was moving from east
to west. Amazed, we followed it from the area of La Junta
to the area of El Chacal, always with the sun in the
background, as the photos showed. Then it remained motionless
for a few seconds and disappeared towards the west”.
Some local radio stations confirmed that other people
had also witnessed the event.
Tupungat, Mendoza – On 6 April 2008, during
a trip with friends to Quebrada del Cóndor, Patricio
Pereyra took photographs of the scenery with his mobile
phone. Later, downloading them onto his computer, he
spotted a UFO in the sky: “I took several photos
but didn’t see anything in the sky at the time”,
he said. Although he is sceptical about the existence
of UFOs, he could not explain how it appeared in the
photo. When his friend Gastón Damia saw the photo,
he thought that Patricio must have put it there with
the computer programme Photoshop, but that was not the
Arauco, La Rioja – Residents of Arauco
reported seeing a UFO in the sky around 6.30am on 11
and 13 April 2008. The event was filmed by several witnesses
and many called the media to report it. They all reported
seeing the object in exactly the same location: around
the junction of Road 40 and 9. (Source: mdz.com; bolsonweb.com.ar;
Radio LV16; RTN Neuquén; La Voz del Interior,
(Benjamin Creme’s Master confirms all of these
sightings to be spacecraft from Mars.)
our own correspondents
excerpts from articles and interviews
Tapping away the world’s trauma
Interview with Caroline Sakai
by Michiko Ishikawa
The Association for Thought Field Therapy Foundation is a non-profit
membership organization whose volunteers provide psychological help
to people traumatized by wars, natural disasters, genocide and poverty.
The group’s Trauma Relief Teams, including psychologists, counsellors,
doctors, and social workers, are trained in the Callahan Technique
of Thought Field Therapy (TFT). They have assisted trauma victims in
many parts of the world, including New Orleans and Mississippi in the
aftermath of the Hurricane Katrina disaster; Tabasco and Chiapas, Mexico,
after major flooding there; and in Kosovo, the Congo, and Rwanda to
treat genocide survivors.
Caroline Sakai, PhD., a psychologist and TFT practitioner, based
in Hawaii, headed a team of therapists who worked with children in
an orphanage in Kigali, Rwanda. The children survived the Rwandan genocide
in 1994, in which 800,000 to 1 million people were slaughtered during
the course of 100 days. Dr Sakai was interviewed by Michiko Ishikawa
for Share International.
Share International: How did you come to work with the genocide
survivors in Rwanda?
Caroline Sakai: The idea came up when I was in New Orleans as part of
an ATFT Foundation Trauma Relief Team working with Hurricane Katrina
survivors and first responders – doctors, nurses and security people
who were working with the survivors. One of the team members, Paul Oas,
a psychotherapist and minister, asked me if I could work with the genocide
survivors of Rwanda. His church has been helping to support the El Shaddai
orphanage in Kigali, Rwanda, by providing necessities like food and shelter.
He was seeing the effects of the genocide trauma among the children in
terms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – nightmares, flashbacks,
insomnia, bedwetting, depression, withdrawal and rage. Reverend Oas wanted
to take a TFT team there and work with the genocide survivors. Since
I had headed the clinical team in New Orleans, he asked if I could do
that in Rwanda.
SI: What is unique about your method of working with trauma?
CS: Thought Field Therapy is the most rapidly effective, and most gentle,
treatment of trauma I have come across. I have worked as a clinical
psychologist at Kaiser Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii, for 31 years,
and have used many other, more traditional treatments for PTSD. They
usually involve some amount of abreaction (a re-living of the experience)
as people work through the trauma, a lot of intensification of the
feelings. That may be frightening for some people, who decide they
don’t want to continue with the treatment.
TFT does not create a lot of abreaction and distress. It is also empowering
because it is actually a treatment that people use on themselves. From
a feeling of being victimized, they are able to heal and help themselves.
When results happen, when there is a lowered automatic emotional reaction,
when the flashbacks and nightmares stop, when all the symptoms of PTSD
remit, they realize the power that they’ve had to heal themselves.
SI: Does Thought Field Therapy work quickly?
CS: Yes. In fact we were amazed with the rapidity of treatment in Rwanda.
We had only four therapists, and were faced with 400 orphans at El
Shaddai orphanage. We found that 174 of them were genocide survivors.
With the kind of atrocities they had experienced, we anticipated that
it would take at least an hour per child, working individually. We
thought we would need three consecutive days, working intensively.
It actually turned out that most of them were treated in 15 to 20 minutes.
We followed up in the next two days, checking to see if there were
any more nightmares, returning flashbacks or other traumas because
many of them had experienced multiple traumas during the genocide.
SI: What were some of the traumas they experienced?
CS: They may have witnessed the murder of their family, and subsequently
saw or heard of other murders. Having had first-hand experiences, they
re-experienced their own trauma vividly as they heard reports of others.
Some of them are among only a few survivors of an entire village. They
experienced the loss of many members of their community.
The severity of the Rwandan genocide in terms of traumatic impact was
so intense because they were not distant killings with rifles or gunshots.
The killings were done in close proximity, mainly with machetes. Many
victims were neighbors, friends and relatives of those who were the perpetrators.
SI: What were the ages of the children at the orphanage?
CS: The children ranged in age from 13 to 18, with most of them in their
mid-teens. We also treated some adults from the village, whose ages
SI: Who runs the orphanage?
CS: El Shaddai was created by Sylvestre Nzitukuze, a young teacher and
coach. He started bringing homeless street children into his home.
They were orphans surviving by doing drugs and prostitution, really
victims of genocide, AIDS and poverty. When there were too many children
for Sylvestre’s home, he started El Shaddai in an old abandoned
warehouse and had the children congregate there.
Sylvestre got a church congregation in Rwanda involved and then Reverend
Oas’ church in southern California. They work together to help
the orphanage with necessary expenses for food and water, salary for
the teachers, maintenance of the facility, and so on.
SI: What is Thought Field Therapy, the treatment that you used with
CS: Thought Field Therapy is a self-treatment that involves the meridians
used in acupuncture and acupressure. The treatment includes tapping on
the meridian points, eye movement and other activities that activate
different parts of the brain. The technique was developed by Dr Roger
Callahan, a clinical psychologist in California. He made the discovery
in the 1980s and has continued to develop and improve it.
SI: How did you begin working with the children at the orphanage?
CS: First we did some PTSD assessments. We had the assessment forms translated
into Kinyarwanda, which is their language. The teachers, as guardians
for the children, did the assessments. The students themselves also
did their own subjective assessments. We compared, ranked and ordered
them according to their assessments. The most severely traumatized
children were seen individually and intensively. Because we were only
there for three weeks and had only four therapists, we saw most of
the children in small groups and then in larger groups, and saw the
rest in class. We went through the treatment protocols with them.
There are different treatments for different problems. If they are dealing
with PTSD, there is a trauma treatment involving tapping several meridian
points. There were also a lot of people dealing with anger or guilt,
so we would do those particular protocols which involve different meridian
points. The tapping is done firmly but gently, about 5 to 10 taps, depending
on the protocol.
SI: Did the children do the tapping themselves?
CS: We showed them the taps, and our interpreters would show how and
where to tap. The children were very quick learners.
Let me give you an example. There was a 15-year-old girl who was three
years old at the time of the genocide. Her family had taken refuge inside
a church when the perpetrators started coming in and killing people.
The girl related how her father had told her to run and not look back
no matter what happened. She started to run as fast as she could and
then heard her father yelling and screaming. He sounded like a crazy
man, which was uncharacteristic of him. Even though she remembered that
he had said not to look back, because she kept hearing him scream she
turned to see why. A group of people with machetes were attacking her
Every day following the attack 12 years before, the girl had flashbacks
of that scene; she called it a day-mare. She would have this day-mare
of seeing her father being killed, and would have nightmares about it
every night. As we were working it through and she was tapping the different
meridians, she suddenly stopped and started to smile. She said she could
remember her father playing with her, and that she had had no childhood
memories before. The genocide was so much in the forefront of her memory
that it blocked out everything else.
Then I asked her what she was feeling when she thought again about what
had happened in the church. The interpreter, who was a pastor, looked
at me hesitantly, as if to ask: “Why are you are bringing it back
up again when she was doing fine?” But we need a complete treatment.
The girl started crying and remembered seeing other people being killed.
She recalled how she and another child who survived had escaped, and
realized that her father had saved their lives by what he had done to
distract the perpetrators’ attention. She was crying as she remembered
We continued to work through each of the traumatic events, and after
about 15 or 20 minutes, she started laughing. We asked her what was coming
up for her now, and she talked about her father. Her mother didn’t
want them eating very sweet fruits because they were not good for the
children’s teeth. But her father would sneak them home in his pockets
and when her mother wasn’t looking he would give them to the children.
She was laughing wholeheartedly, and we laughed with her. Then I asked,
now when you think about what happened in the church, what comes up?
She paused and said without tears: “I can still remember it, but
now it seems like a distant memory, like 12 years ago.” She started
to talk about other fond memories. Shortly thereafter, we ended her session
for that day and made arrangements to see her the next day. She came
in the next day looking much more cheerful. She told us that for the
first time she had no nightmares and was able to sleep well. She started
recounting many more happy memories.
SI: That story still moves you when you talk about it.
CS: Yes, it was very moving. We were very moved by the people in Rwanda
and their wanting to be able to give back and show appreciation. They
had a tremendous resilience, a tremendous capacity for forgiveness,
an ability to experience and express their joy and appreciation of
One example was an elderly gentleman from the village. He was watching
us work and asked if we could also work on him. He had been made to watch
the slaughter of his wife and children and other villagers. Then the
perpetrators started hitting him with machetes. Twelve years later we
could still see the huge wounds on his neck and head. It was a miracle
that he managed to survive. The wounds were healed but there were huge
scars. He said he had constant flashbacks and nightmares.
We worked with him using TFT. The next day he came back and said he slept
well for the first time in 12 years with no nightmares. He asked if we
could help him with his dizziness, which caused him to fall frequently.
We thought that he might need some medical or neurological help, but
obviously the villagers don’t have much access to, nor the money
to pay for, medical services. So we thought we would try the diagnostic
level of TFT, which provides an individualized treatment. Most of the
treatments we provided in Rwanda were the standard practices found in
Roger Callahan’s book, Tapping the Healer Within.
Health and healing
We present a selection of quotations on the theme of ‘Health
and healing’ from Maitreya (Messages from Maitreya the
Christ, and Maitreya’s Teachings – The
Laws of Life), Benjamin Creme’s Master (A Master
Speaks), and Benjamin Creme’s writings.
My Heart embraces all who know Me, who come to Me for help. Thus shall
it always be. My brothers and sisters, My help is yours to command, you
have only to ask. Take My Hand, My friends, and let Me take you with
Me into your Glory. (Maitreya, from Message No. 49)
Disease is ultimately the result of wrong relationship: to our higher
self, the soul; to our brothers and sisters throughout the world; and
to the Whole of which we are a part. By the misuse of soul energy we
set in motion the causation. By wrong relationship to our fellows we
bring about disequilibrium and disharmony, and illness of all kinds.
Through our sense of separation we cut ourselves off from the healing
potencies which everywhere surround us. (Benjamin Creme’s Master,
from ‘Health and healing, part 2’)
The stress which exists in the world today is a result of competition
and fear – the fear of failure, disease, death, war, calamity,
and economic disruption. The pressure that these fears put on humanity
inevitably results in psychosomatic diseases. The cure lies in a re-establishing
of equilibrium. When we establish equilibrium in our lives through a
restructuring of our political, economic and social institutions, we
will find that the health of humanity will improve dramatically. We will
not have to spend enormous sums of money maintaining health. In fact,
illness prevention will become the norm. Disease can generally be prevented
more easily than it can be cured. (Benjamin Creme, Maitreya’s
Mission Volume Three)
Market forces have created social and natural havoc. People have been
condemned to death, literally, in the name of profit and loss. Hospitals
have been shut because they are not profitable, schools have difficulty
in staying open. These institutions are essential for the health and
well-being of society.
Spiritually and mentally, many people are bankrupt. They know only how
to get up in the morning and go to work. They come home and go to bed.
They have been conditioned by politics and religion and condemned to
spiritual and mental imprisonment. Everything around us has been created
by nature, but disasters, destruction, depression and disease are man-made.
The people you must demand an answer from are your leaders, those who
have conditioned you and prevented you from enjoying a life of bliss
The energy which is wreaking havoc in the world now through storms, earthquakes
and volcanic eruptions have been unleashed because man thinks he can
do what he likes. He believes that if he has a healthy bank balance he
has a healthy life. But greed drives him to destruction. Spiritually
and mentally he is bankrupt. We are seeing the end of the old age and
the beginning of a new era. (Maitreya, Maitreya’s Teachings – The
Laws of Life)
Toxicity, pollutions, of all kinds, and in all fields, is now the greatest
danger to men, animals and the Earth itself. All are poisoned and sick
in their own way. Unknown to men but evident to Us, the greatest harm
sustained by men and planet in this sorry tale is caused by nuclear radiation.
Men have gone far astray in the development of this most dangerous energetic
source. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘Invisible peril’)
Our air, water, soil, the food we eat, all are polluted by many substances
and poisons. The worst of all is the nuclear radiation that spills out
from the nuclear power-stations and the nuclear experimentation which
is still going on. That is the greatest danger; it breaks down the immune
system, and the allergies are the result of this breakdown. These allergic
reactions are appearing worldwide. The Masters say pollution, particularly
radioactive pollution, is the number-one killer in the world. The sooner
we close down our nuclear power stations and all nuclear experimentation
of the fission kind, the better for humanity. (Benjamin Creme, The
One of the outstanding happenings of the present time has been the rise
into prominence of so-called spiritual or faith healers of various kinds.
There has been a marked shift in public acceptance of their role and
gifts and this on a worldwide scale. A new interest in the ancient healing
methods of the East has widened the technical resources and understanding
of Western practitioners, while prevention of disease – the creation
of conditions of health and vitality – is gradually gaining a major
All of this portends well for the future, a future in which we shall
see the gradual conquering of the ills which so beset mankind. The first
step will be to eradicate the fear of disease and, from an understanding
of its cause, inculcate a more correct approach to its control.
The transformation of social structures will do much to improve the health
of humanity, removing much of the chronic stress and anxiety which is
the experience of millions today. Greater leisure and recreation will
play their part while sounder agricultural methods will ensure the production
of food whose vitality is adequate to man’s needs.
When mankind realizes the true nature of its constitution – as
a soul reflecting itself through mental, emotional and twofold physical
(etheric and dense) bodies, the first step in the conquering of disease
will be taken. Until now, man’s attention has been focused on the
dense-physical plane while the causes of disease are to be found in the
misappropriation of the energies flowing through the subtler bodies.
Man is on the verge of a great discovery: that disease is the result
of imbalance; that correct balance is maintained by correct thought and
action and that such correct thought and action involves his brothers
and sisters everywhere. If man would end disease he must first end separation.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘Health and Healing, part
Experience the Self within – If you follow others instead
of being yourself, you lose your sparkle; you cannot reflect the light
of individuality. Without that light, there is no progress in life. Similarly,
when you experience the Self within and come to know you are an immortal
entity, completely separate from mind, spirit and body, you learn to
use these temples of the Lord creatively, with awareness. Processes of
healing follow automatically.
This is why Maitreya has said that even people with AIDS will be healed
through prayer and through the practice of honesty of mind, sincerity
of spirit and detachment.
Without detachment there is no salvation. The Prayer for the New Age,
given by Maitreya, can lead people to experience that Self within who
is detached from mind, spirit and body. (Maitreya, Maitreya’s
Teachings – The Laws of Life)
The etheric planes of matter await man’s exploration and study.
Therein will be found the origin of that disequilibrium of forces which
manifests itself as the body’s ills. The treatment of disease will
take on a new dimension when the function of the force centres (chakras)
as receivers and dispensers of energy is understood and when their connection
with the major glands of the endocrine system is known. Already, of course,
there are those few practitioners who know this and who do valuable work,
but not until this knowledge is general shall we see much advance in
the understanding of the mechanism of disease.
It will not be long until this research into the etheric fields begins
in earnest. When it does it will transform the therapeutic situation.
The new psychology, the coming science of the soul, will throw much light
on the nature and cause of disease and point the way to its prevention.
In time, man will learn to approach and work with the deva (or angelic)
evolution, many aspects of which are deeply engaged in the healing process.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘Health and healing, part
In the etheric body – the body of finer-than-solid but still physical
matter – there is a group of chakras or energy centres, including
seven major ones in the spine, through which our energies flow. The energy
that we receive comes from cosmos, the solar system, our own planet and
our soul, entering the system we call ‘ourselves’. If the
chakras are working in a balanced way we get equilibrium in the energetic
system. If from wrong use of soul energy (the major factor in dis-ease)
we have produced a stasis, or dislocation of the flow, some of the chakras
will not be functioning as they should. This results in an imbalance
in the energy streaming through the body.
Related to the chakras is our endocrine system, the glands in the physical
body. The health of the glands depends entirely on the correct flow of
energy in the etheric body through the chakras, while the health of the
physical body depends on the correct functioning relationship between
We are souls in incarnation. The energy which galvanizes our life is
coming from the soul. As we evolve we can come more and more into touch
with the soul, but if we do not use the energy in the correct way we
produce dis-ease, disequilibrium. Healing brings to bear a degree of
higher or stronger energy, to create a balance. That might be total and
permanent, or in many cases temporary.
The best way to produce correct health is (a) to treat the body with
respect and (b) to use the energy of the soul in service. The
soul knows only service, it wants only to serve; that is why it comes
into incarnation. If a person meditates, for example, and brings in energy
from the soul but does not use it in service, then one may get the problems
of disease, neurosis, emotional imbalance and so on. (Benjamin
Creme, Maitreya’s Mission Volume Three)
Children need to be taught “the three Rs” (reading, writing
and arithmetic). But this is not enough. They need to be taught who they
really are. The children of today will understand the relationship between
the Self and mind, spirit and body with greater ease than adults imagine.
Even a child who is bullied and has no one to turn to, a child who has
been abused, can be healed through this understanding. He will be able
to know and experience that what has been abused, whether in mind, spirit
or body, is not his true Self. (Maitreya, Maitreya’s Teachings – The
Laws of Life)
If you would maintain the health of the body, you must maintain the
correct balance of the endocrine system which needs the correct, uninhibited
flow of energy in and out of the chakras, in a balanced, co-ordinated
way. Because of our wrong living conditions, of our badly-constructed
and maintained environment, and because of all sorts of inhibiting factors
in our education, our upbringing and so on, no one lives in a perfect
state of total equilibrium. No one has perfect health. Everyone is inhibited
because of the social norms within which we live, especially in our cities.
Each of us suffers from the results of inhibition of one kind or another.
We repeat this on the emotional and on the mental level. The inhibitions
on the mental level are very severe indeed; they lead us to become fundamentalist
Christian, fundamentalist Jew, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, etc. These are
mental straightjackets. They inhibit the free, thinking process of the
mind. We cannot think creatively because it has all been thought for
us. We are given a set of ideas, of beliefs, to believe in.
The same is true of the emotional body. We are taught not to show all
these negative emotions. We know that they are not nice, and we are brought
up to be nice; every little boy and girl has to be nice. So we learn
a mechanism to keep all our bad, naughty thoughts in place. We do it
by tensing the muscles. First of all, we tense the muscles of the solar
plexus. Once we have got them really tight and hard, the rest take care
of themselves. There is a group of muscles in the chest which inhibits
our breathing, because we find that, if we breathe freely and easily,
our ideas and gestures and feelings also come freely and easily, and
we become dangerously spontaneous, a very dangerous thing to be, we have
found, in the normal world among our parents and their friends. Psychoses
and neuroses are the result of inhibition of the life functions. (Benjamin
Creme, Maitreya’s Mission Volume Two)
Man’s illnesses result from man’s imperfect use of the energies
of his soul which, inhibited or squandered, find a deviant path for their
expression and create dis-ease. A new and clearer understanding of how
man functions is needed and is on its way. This will reveal the intricacies
of his energetic network and the inter-relatedness of all the parts.
The roles played by man’s different bodies, as vehicles of the
soul, will become known and understood, and lifestyles will be adapted
to ensure their proper use. (Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘Health
and Healing, part 3’)
Waters of Life
The Waters of Life created by Maitreya all over the planet (777 eventually) – sources
of practically inexhaustible water charged by the energy of Aquarius – will
vastly increase the health of humanity. They strengthen the cellular
structure of the body and act as a general tonic. It almost does not
matter what the disease is: if your karma allows it the cure or amelioration
will take place and on a wider margin of karma than would normally be
the case … the [water sources] will increase tremendously the
quality of physical, emotional and mental health. This will inevitably
give people longer lives but just the lessening of stress in the world
will allow people to live longer. (Benjamin Creme, Maitreya’s
Mission Volume Three)
Soon, the many miracles [Maitreya] has wrought will endear Him to the
hearts of men and women everywhere. The healing waters will be discovered,
one by one, and a great cleansing of men’s temples will begin.
(Benjamin Creme’s Master, from ‘The One who knocks’)
Take My hand, My friends, and I shall take you to a New Country in which
your true nature as gods shall flourish, in which all men together, as
brothers, shall work out their dream of life. Many await My coming with
some fear. Nothing but good shall grow where I tread. My promise stands:
I shall reveal to you the nature of yourselves and God. I shall show
you that for all men life is blessed. I shall create among you a pool
of Love from whose waters all may quench their thirst. My heart shall
speak for your heart, My tongue for yours. The leaders and the people
will respond, and all shall be made anew. Take heart, My friends, I am
here among you. I come to serve you, to live with you and love you, to
lead you and guide you. Look no more to the dark. (Maitreya, from Message
of the people
Worldwide May Day marches
May Day, or Labour Day, has traditionally belonged to the workers but
on 1 May 2008 they were joined by thousands of people affected by poverty,
rallying across the world. Issues and demands included workers’ and
immigrants’ rights; food costs, living standards and pension reforms;
and the Iraq war.
In Russia there were large demonstrations in several
cities against the growing gap between rich and poor and soaring food
prices. Around 30,000 took part in demonstrations in Moscow. At a rally
in Saint Petersburg, former chess champion Garry Kasparov said: “The
party of power is not ashamed that its members are millionaires. These
are the millionaires who robbed the country.”
In France around 120,000 people marched in cities across
the country, demanding higher wages and pensions, and calling on President
Sarkozy to deal with rising living costs. In Paris two major trade unions
held a large joint rally for the first time in four years. In Marseilles,
unions claimed that 30,000 took to the streets. Many of the marchers
were immigrants, calling for the legalization of undocumented workers. “There
are no foreigners in this land. Liberty, Equality, Fraternity. Justice!!!” said
In Germany protesters called for the introduction of
a national minimum wage and drew attention to the growing divide between
rich and poor.
In Serbia, around 10,000 people protested against privatization
and called for better living standards.
In Greece transport and public services were brought
to a standstill by a 24-hour May Day strike against the government’s
privatization and pension reforms. Marches took place in Athens and other
Around 25,000 took part in a demonstration in Madrid, Spain,
making known their concerns about wage cuts and rising unemployment.
Spanish General Workers Union general secretary Candido Mendez said: “The
government should tell the big executives of big multinationals that
they, and only they, should tighten their belts.”
Thousands marched in Istanbul, Turkey, in a demonstration
which turned violent when protesters tried to defy a government ban on
May Day rallies being held in the central square. One of the grievances
was government plans to raise the retirement age and cut social security
Around 70,000 workers marched in Mexico demanding that
the government end food shortages and unemployment.
In Ecuador over 15,000 protested against subcontracting
and labour conditions. There were also large demonstrations in, among
other Latin American countries, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Chile with
thousands taking part. In Bolivia, President Evo Morales
attended a May Day event in La Paz and called on the US to withdraw troops
from Iraq and in Paraguay the President-elect Fernando
Lugo was the first incoming president to be invited to attend May Day
rallies. In Venezuela marches were held both in favour
of and against the government of President Hugo Chavez.
Women in Lima, Peru took to the streets, banging pots
and pans to demand government action to halt the rise in food prices.
Estimated as 42 per cent of the population, the poor in Peru, just as
elsewhere in the world, are finding it increasingly difficult to feed
their families. Now President Alan García is sending the army
to hand out free bags of food in the poorest neighbourhoods but the women
say this is too little too late: “The pot is empty, García!”
Asian cities saw large demonstrations against rocketing prices for staples
such as rice. In Bangkok, Thailand, people held banners
bearing slogans such as: “Expensive rice prices, cheap labour wages.
How can labourers live?”
In the Philippines thousands of workers marched, protesting
against President Arroyo’s refusal to raise the minimum wage in
the face of rising food and fuel prices. They carried banners reading “Jobs,
Justice, Food” and “Lower food prices now.”
In Indonesia thousands of people marched from central
Jakarta to the presidential palace, protesting against the outsourcing
of work, and high food prices. Indonesian domestic workers took part
in a march through the streets of Hong Kong, joined
by workers from the territory and other overseas workers to demand higher
wages as the city battles against a weak currency and high inflation.
A May Day rally in Tokyo, Japan, attracted around 44,000
people, with concern over fuel prices a major issue.
The price of food and low wages were again the concern of those in Lebanon,
where around 10,000 marched through the centre of Beirut.
In South Africa, rallies were organized throughout the
country by the Federation of Trade Unions. People are tightening their
belts as the price of staple commodities like rice, bread, maize and
dairy products increase. A trade Union spokesman said: “People
are getting more and more angry. We felt we had to give expression to
that anger in the form of mass action.”
The United States, which traditionally celebrates Labour
Day in September, has begun to mark 1 May along with the rest of the
world, due to the large numbers of immigrant workers – they make
up nearly half of the country’s workforce. Thousands marched in
major cities calling for a change in immigration laws. In Los
Angeles about 8,500 took part in a march through the centre of the city,
urging an end to work-site immigration raids. “A lot of people
feel that nothing is being done,” said Xochilt Pacheco, a 20-year-old
Mexican American whose father is an illegal immigrant. She wore a dress
bearing the slogans “We are workers, not criminals” and “Legalise
me”. Marchers included legal and illegal immigrants, one being
Andres Rivas, 68, a former El Salvador city mayor, now a naturalized
US citizen, having received amnesty in the 1980s. He said he marched
to support those who are still fighting for legal status: “We
have to stand up for those that don’t have it today.” There
were also large demonstrations in New York, Chicago, Seattle and Washington,
where the war in Iraq was a major grievance. (Sources: AFP; LA Times,
US; www.deutsche-welle.net; BBC News; International Herald Tribune,
USA; Reuters; AFP; Daily News, South Africa)
Rally in London for a Free Palestine
A crowd estimated by the organizers to be 15,000-strong marched in London to
a rally in Trafalgar Square on 10 May 2008 calling for the end of the
Israeli occupation of Palestinian land and the lifting of the siege of
Gaza. The rally was organized by the British Muslim Initiative, Palestine
Solidarity Campaign, Palestinian Forum in Britain and supported by many
Many protestors wore black to commemorate Nakba, the 60th anniversary
of the founding of Israel. Trafalgar Square soon filled up with waves
of chanting marchers and a forest of placards and flags.
Speaker after speaker described the dire condition of life in Gaza: untreated
sewage from failing sewage treatment works, barely functioning hospitals
the lack of safe clean drinking water, fuel, food or medical aid. They
condemned checkpoints in the West Bank, the separatist wall, the policy
of apartheid and collective punishment and called on supporters to boycott
Israeli goods. British Politicians Tony Benn and George Galloway were
among the speakers.
Prominent among the protestors were Jews for Justice for Palestinians,
who call for an end to the siege of Gaza and the occupation of the West
Bank, withdrawal of Jewish settlements and dismantling of the separation
wall within Palestinian territory. They support the Palestinians’ right
to a viable state in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza, and want
to redress the wrongs of the Nakba. Signatories include many eminent
Jews who look to a future of peace and mutual co-operation between the
Palestinian and Israeli peoples. (Source: palestinecampaign.org; jfjfp.org;
nkusa.org; The Observer, UK)