It was in July of 1921 that Adolf Hitler took over the leadership of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party, also known as the Nazi Party.
The Nazi Party was made up of a very small number of nationalists who were out to persuade the public that it was the Jews who were the main reason for Germany’s problems and woes at the time, rather than the consequences of World War I and the punitive and divisive conditions of the Treaty of Versailles.
Before Hitler came to power, Jewish and German citizens had lived and worked side by side, though it did not take long for Hitler to change this once he became Reich Chancellor in 1934. Thirteen years after Hitler became their leader, the Nazi Party had become the largest party in Germany. Propaganda leaflets were posted through doors suggesting that Jews were filth – (are we not seeing this now with the way our refugees and migrants are portrayed in the media, that they are to blame for all our woes?) – and a bill was passed, the so-called Nuremberg Laws, that stripped Jews of German citizenship and legislated against the marriage between Jews and non-Jewish Germans.
How was this possible? What had persuaded people to turn against their neighbours and business associates, made them suspicious of their friends and relatives? The national media got behind Hitler to create and incite more hatred and blame, promoting a feeling of separation towards all people in minority. On an international scale, Time Magazine named Hitler ‘man of the year’ in 1938.
Germany at this time was in depression and had high rates of unemployment, which provided Hitler with a perfect political platform to play on the general discontent and unease of the public.
The recipe of propaganda, a false picture of a better life and a cry for change, all mixed together with the stench of nationalism (sound familiar yet?), gave rise to what we now know as the Second World War that resulted in millions of deaths.
Between 1939 and 1945, Nazis and their collaborators were responsible for the deaths of an estimated 48 million people, including about 6 million Jews: the death toll in the USSR alone was in excess of 32 million, including deaths by famine and deprivation. (1)
Deaths were orchestrated in concentration and extermination camps and through mass executions. Other persecuted groups included communists, homosexuals, gypsies and the mentally and physically disabled.
Nationalism was a huge motivating force in Hitler’s agenda.
Nationalism, I noticed whilst living in Egypt and Israel, is often pivotal in enticing and inciting fear; the notion of ‘them and us’ would always lead to dangerous situations, sparked by a fake ideal and belief of being better than another or of some kind of superior heritage.
In England I have also seen this with the use of the St. George’s flag (the English Flag) – however, instead of being proud I would often feel how it was used to keep people separate and as a barrier to keep people out, and even be used as a direct threat. Seeing this white flag and the red cross on it has become more common in the UK in recent years and one must ask the intention behind it, as just like the swastika was once used as a sign for wellbeing and peace, we can see how something can also be used for evil.
Whilst travelling I met many people from all over the world. And having lived and worked in a number of countries I have become quite accustomed to getting to know a wide variety of people and how they live. During this time I had a vast array of jobs but what I learnt mattered the most was people – how people have a choice to either open up or shut down when faced with someone different. How people have a choice to be racist, ignoring and condemning you based on an ideal they may have, or how they can choose to treat you with equality, love and respect. As humanity we have so, so much we can learn from one another; we can quite simply choose to learn and love or we can choose to retreat and hate – it is up to us.
So what instigates someone to hate someone else based on their differences?
When we do not claim the love we all naturally are we end up expressing what we are not; allowing the energy of separation and evil to run through us.
No one person, not even Hitler, is born ‘evil’. But when we are separated enough from the love we truly are, and allow hurts, ideals and beliefs to control us, we can allow great harm to come through.
Einstein introduced the concept that ‘everything is energy’, and Philosopher and Author Serge Benhayon has presented since 1999 that if “Everything is energy”, then – “Everything is because of energy”.
When considering the above past and present historical events, it is evident to say that there must be an energy that is opposite to truth and real love; an energy that works through the minds of men and feeds the illusion that we are separated by national borders, beliefs, cultures and the like, and will stop at no means to instil this separation, inhibiting us from feeling the real unity we are all from.
Evil is separation, and/or that which causes it as it allows people to see themselves as different to others, it incites hatred and comparison, it generates fear and in that fear we are able to see others as a threat or as lesser than ourselves.
Any decision that is not based on real love must then be evil (separation).
During my travels I was grateful to be taken into the hearts of many foreigners – people who would enthusiastically invite me for dinner with no other motive than to share time with me. I tried many different styles of cooking and learnt lots of local words though in truth the language did not matter, it was the intention to connect equally with another being that sparked the magic. During this time I made some amazing connections which confirmed to me the fact we are all one, no matter what our seeming differences on the outside; it became clear that we all want and deserve Love, no matter how we try to express this.
I loved getting to know the locals and avoided the touristy places, mainly because I would sometimes feel ashamed of how people from my own country were acting. Not always, but often I found the English groups behaving in a way that was disrespectful of another’s way of living. Of course this was always magnified with the use of alcohol.
What kinds of decisions are made when they are being made on the basis of disrespect of another?
The recent British referendum has fractured Europe, divided families and split the country.
Coming out of the EU will be costly; emotionally and financially the consequences and implications are enormous. We are already seeing how incidents of hate crime have skyrocketed since the result, and far right movements across the world rub their hands with glee as they too contemplate separation. We must not forget that the energy of separation led to the Second World War. We cannot afford to be complacent to the fact that Hitler rose to power through ‘democracy’.
In a world made up entirely of energy we need to ask: what energy was behind the Brexit campaign, what energy murdered politician Jo Fox?
From an energetic perspective, if there is such thing as evil (which we know there is), and if evil is an energy that works through people (which we see the outplay of only too often), then is the energy of the Brexit campaign more sinister than meets the eye?
Evil does not want to see Britain united, evil does not want Europe united; evil wants the world to be at war.
In truth the campaign to leave Europe was orchestrated from the start to cause separation and division amongst people and had the perfect opportunity to work through the disgruntled ones, creating a groundswell of bitterness and resentment.
I have felt so blessed to have been able to travel and experience getting to know others and see through labels such as race and religion. I hold much appreciation for the opportunity to meet different people from all over the world. As a remedy to ignorance and arrogance we need to be able to interact and get to know people from all walks of life.
We need to be able to look in another’s eyes and not see them as a label such as migrant / refugee / foreigner, we need to look in their eyes and understand that we are family. True brotherhood is universal, it is not about blood or nationality; we are all one family and the fact we don’t acknowledge this is a big reason for why we currently find the world in such a mess.
Winston Churchill was one of the first to call for the creation of a ‘United States of Europe’. And in doing so his aim was to eliminate the European ills of nationalism once and for all.
In his famous ‘Speech to the academic youth’ held at the University of Zurich in 1946, he stated: “There is a remedy which … would in a few years make all Europe … free and … happy. It is to re-create the European family, or as much of it as we can, and to provide it with a structure under which it can dwell in peace, in safety and in freedom.”
We must build a kind of United States of Europe.” (2)
Since Winston Churchill gave this speech in 1946 we have built strong ties with the rest of Europe, we have supported each other and many friendships have been made.
“To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.” Sir Winston Churchill (3)
Sir Winston Churchill’s words seem spookily relevant to what happened in the United Kingdom on 24th June 2016. Why, on the grounds of nationalism and idealism, would we want to destroy unity nurtured and developed over many decades?
Yes, being in the European Union has not been perfect, but like any marriage it requires commitment and understanding; Brexit has not shown any commitment or understanding.
On the morning of the 24th July 2016, once the results of the referendum were known, I cried… in fact I cried for hours; I could feel in my body the devastation that such a decision would cause, the stench of separation it stood for and the evil that had been used in the media to sway people.
The media has too often been used as a driver for the energy of separation and in this case we have seen how the media, again and again, used its power to incite blame and mistrust amongst migrants / refugees and the public.
Throughout history we have seen how nationalism and patriotism have been used to ignite and fuel war. We need to remember we are far more than our nationality, race, colour or creed, we are all equal, we are in fact universal and any movement away from this is playing with the same evil that created, instigated and orchestrated World War II.
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“The national media got behind Hitler to create and incite more hatred and blame, promoting a feeling of separation towards all people in minority” The ‘media’ in all its forms circulates the energy of separation, comparison and jealousy.
‘Those who fail to learn from history are condemned to repeat it.’ – Are we not seeing this play out time and time again. In our personal lives and on a wider scale in what we now see with politics today?
“The recent British referendum has fractured Europe, divided families and split the country.”
So true there has been nothing but pure complication since.
When I feel into the energy of Brexit all I feel is a deep cold. Pure separation. And the media I now see are there to stir this separation into peoples lives. It makes connecting to others, feeling that warmth between us, all the more important.
Is it possible that the chaos we are witnessing at the moment is simply another x in a cycle that is offering us as a collective to say no to something?
Somebody made a great comment on Facebook this morning. They were pondering on how they had judged their grandparent’s generation for allowing the Nazis to dictate so catastrophically in the 30s and 40s. The point made was that they now understood how that had happened. Take a disaffected population, the rise of a populist politician with someone to blame and we have a potent mix of hate, lack of responsibility or connection; Brexit being a prime example of this. The disaffected population however is the responsibility of us all and until everyone feels cared for and worthy of that care we will continue to see cycles like this play out.
I personally can’t wait for brexit
Brexit has caused nothing but confusion and separation. Time will in deed tell how divisive this whole thing is.
What a mess
What a complication
Seeing this display of irresponsibly has made me step up and do my best in my local community we need leaders who lead with their heart and with their feet firmly on the ground.
Will this mess clear a few things up for people? Will we collectively claim a need for a leader with heart, coming from our hearts or will we in overwhelm, give up and allow the status quo?
I am sure in the future brexit will be a word used for anything complicated, misleading and unnecessary.
I am also sure we will look back one day and be incredulous that we allowed such unnecessary complication, discord and divisiveness to arise in the first place.
It will be very interesting how history views this time. I used to hope that Brexit will be stopped now I see it as going ahead it’s a shame, it will be messy, but if this is the only way we as society we learn that separation is the not way, then so be it.
Great confirmations you received on your travels, ‘During this time I made some amazing connections which confirmed to me the fact we are all one, no matter what our seeming differences on the outside; it became clear that we all want and deserve Love, no matter how we try to express this.’
We seem to be slow to learn some things in life, surely it is time to bring back love as the foundation of our lives, ‘When we do not claim the love we all naturally are we end up expressing what we are not; allowing the energy of separation and evil to run through us.’
Two years on and this issue has not gone away in fact it has got worse, people are still confused
This whole situation highlights the spirits need to mess things up and get stimulated by emotions
Simple Brexit = separation.
Well said, exactly how I feel ? and my feelings haven’t changed. Thank you for writing this ?
(just one thing, you said ‘On the morning of the 24th July 2016’, did you mean June when the referendum was)
Yes when we see World War II as energy we can see it is not in the past but is still very much there and possible to be repeated today. Especially when we are not aware of the energy behind everything that we do.
I know that many people who live now in Germany feel a lot of guilt about the second world war, and I can see how this is a difficult feeling to overcome. I also see this in Britain, with many people expressing their guilt about the vote to leave Europe. But with all of this guilt, is it possible that it will be very difficult for us to move on as nations and to rebuild our futures together?
“the notion of ‘them and us’ would always lead to dangerous situations, sparked by a fake ideal and belief of being better than another or of some kind of superior heritage.” The entire Brexit debate is showing so clearly that when countries work together for a shared purpose there is greater harmony than when one group tries to go it alone and tries to grab the cake and eat it and then is surprised when others take the plate away.
The amount of hate crimes in the UK have escalated alarmingly since the advent of Brexit. When has divisive rhetoric ever severed society?
‘When we do not claim the love we all naturally are we end up expressing what we are not; allowing the energy of separation and evil to run through us.’ Thank you Samantha and that this is ongoing over 2 years after the referendum result leaves many feeling powerless but actually we all have a responsibility to live the love that we innately are and reflect that to others.
I cannot understand what is at play when politicians and people are standing by Brexit even when many of the arguments have turned out to be lies and the future is so uncertain. No-one has been brave enough to say come on, let us work together at making our society one of respect and equality. People seem to be battening down the hatchets trying to save their idealized comfort. I work with asylum seekers who are declining to come out of their community. They too are wanting to obtain the security that everyone else is competing for. It seems everyone wants to surround themselves with what they are comfortable with and not venture out to make connections with others. We are in such danger of living in divisions within divisions and the conflict this creates.
Overall most in Britain do not want Brexit any more any way. They realise how they have been sold lies and lies about the benefits of it but see not any good from it but the cost and pain of having chosen yet more separation.
It is coming up to 2yrs since Brexit and still, there is uncertainty. Overall – it is a great shame that we can split up a country based on borders and ownership, and not even consider the fact that we are all migrants from everywhere.
We repeat the same mistakes, over and over again until one day we learn and we will learn. We will shed tears at the realisation of how harmful we are to our fellow human beings.
Yes the tears of how far we have reached in the realisation that basic decency and respect for another has gone by the wayside in the thirst for individuality and leaving one another behind.
The stark reality that is revealed in this article should be a massive wake up call for each of us. There are questions we need to ask, first and foremost… Why have we not learnt from the atrocities of the past? Why would it be that such choices to ostracize another, or group of others be made and championed? Has not each and every one of us felt the hurt of being left out? How is this different to the behaviour that makes one better than another? We need to learn/remember that we, each of us in our behaviours, thoughts and ways of living either demonstrate the possibility of living together or fuel the ugly reality that Brexit is.
It’s clear to me that what Brexit represents to humanity is a current reluctance to take responsibility for creating the economic mess and corruption that then leads to a irrational decision such as leaving the European Union. It is so much easier to simply blame some ethnic group or refugees for our problems, and that comfort of irresponsibility is then easy to sell by the media.
The notion of ‘divide and rule’ is the force of separation energy and the opposite of Brotherhood.
When we live in a way that considers ourselves as separate somehow, cut apart from our brothers, this can seem ‘normal’ ‘understandable’ and ‘true’ but it’s just the way evil in this world comes through us and starts. We are universal, connected and interlinked – living anything else is indulging in illusion. Thank you Samantha.
It’s easy to make life about the details that we see and blame despotic tyrants for their outrageous acts but what we need to see is that we contribute unwittingly to the energy that does these deeds whenever deliver less than Love.
Brexit was a car crash from the moment it was suggested and since then, it is becoming the biggest pile up ever – the further we get, the worse it gets and yet no one is willing to admit that what was voted for, is not what we are getting and that the basis of the vote to leave was made from: a) not knowing all the facts, and b) driven by emptions and prejudices that have nothing to do with the reality of what leaving the EU will actually mean. To me, the most powerful and impressive move the government could now make is to admit that it’s wrong, that what its trying to do is a mistake and is going to do more harm than good, to be honest and transparent with the people about the reality of Brexit – it may still go ahead but at least it will be on an honest platform.
A most sobering and pertinent contribution, the parallels between Brexit and the period leading up to World War II. The similarities are undeniable which makes it even scarier as the wounds, scabs and scars of racism, resentment, hatred and vilification have not ever been truly healed but overlaid with a thinnish veneer of tolerance, legislated and decreed multiculturalism and whatever else could be garnered by way of solutions rather than exposing the whole rot in all its goriness and get to the root cause of the evil – our subscription and slavish adherence to a consciousness that is not of us but comes through us to be disseminated and further spread to the corners of the earth and via its stench across the whole of the universe, known or yet to be known.
If we don’t deal with the root issue then it keeps resurfacing in other ways. As a humanity we do not seem to have learnt from all these wars and just keep on and on repeating the same lessons like groundhog day – one day we will wake up and start a new day, but for now many seem to prefer the suffering, separation and struggle.
That is what the written word is all about – to expose the lies, evil and corruption. For many aeons word has been used to cause separation. If there is any thought of not love, separation or non-unity it is proof of the energy of evil. Our responsibility is to not allow it to manifest into reality.
There is a saying “be careful for what you wish for, for it may come true” – many in England are going to have a not so pleasant experience of what they have asked for.