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#118 – Israel-Hamas War – what’s the answer?

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This week we get right down to the biggest story in the news: the Israel-Hamas war.

This war – like every war – affects every single one of us, because we are all part of a whole.

And because we are part of a whole, we need solutions that transcend partisan politics, nationality, ethnicity and religious ideology.

It’s not about choosing sides – it’s about recognizing that God is all, and acting in the light of that to help bring about peace, freedom, aid and stability to the region – as a whole.

In other words, war is not the answer and pacifism is not enough.

The only lasting solution is direct spiritual action.

Tune in for a discussion about what you can do to help the cause of peace right now!

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  1. John G Craten on October 14, 2023 at 8:30 am

    Very powerful content today. I certainly DID feel the energy flowing. Thank you.

    • Darren Ball on October 14, 2023 at 9:21 am

      Thank you, John, for saying that and sharing your own experience. Awesome.

  2. Zenny Phelps on October 15, 2023 at 12:53 pm

    Dear Richard & Darren, “The Sword of Truth transmuting the Sword of Damocles…”, enlightening words uttered by Richard. Such a poignant SF episode. That our spiritual acts, no matter how big or tiny, can have a transmuting effect karmically on ourselves, others, our Planet, the Solar System and the Galaxy itself, even to a small degree, is a momentous thought indeed! And truly worthy of deep meditation to allow these magnificent words from the Master Aetherius to unfold & reveal some of its deeper secrets! Thank you so much for demonstrating how to send out L.O.V.E. energy utilising a simple yet powerful process: a wonderful gift granted unto all listeners gratis with the heartfelt wish that it would be put to great use regularly. Let us continue to tap into the vast store of universal power, requesting this beautiful crystalline spiritual energy called LOVE to course through us in great abundance and direct it to all humanity so that peace, harmony, healing & sanity may continue to prevail. Thank you so much once again for an inspiring and practical episode 🙏 . Bright blessings to you both ☯️✨️☀️😊☀️✨️☯️

    • Darren Ball on October 17, 2023 at 12:57 am

      Thank you so much Zenny – you absolutely got to the essence of it! One person radiating spiritual energy isn’t going to completely change the world by themselves, like one drop of water isn’t going to fill a reservoir, but if enough people radiate energy for long enough and with sufficient intensity, change will come. Consciousness will rise. People will have a greater realization of the whole and they will turn to peace. Stay inspired! Blessings, Darren

  3. Alun Meredith on October 18, 2023 at 11:37 am

    I would like to know if the Aetherious Society religious

    • Darren Ball on October 19, 2023 at 2:17 pm

      Hi Alun,
      Religion/Religious means a lot of different things to different people. Simple answer: there are certainly religious aspects to The Aetherius Society. But rather than traditional, and stifling, religious dogmas, we are devoted to the realization of spiritual truth through direct experience, the greatest of which is ultimately the experience of God-realization, which can be achieved though the path of King Yoga. The three aspects of King Yoga – the study of truth, the practice of pranayama yoga breathing, mantra and other exercises, and service to others like prayer and spiritual healing, offer a powerful path to enlightenment and changing the world. Blessings, Darren

  4. Gwendolyn on November 28, 2023 at 9:24 am

    Dear Richard and Darren:
    I recently became aware of this podcast and am getting great benefits from it. I was particulary helped by this podcast on the Israel-Hamas situation. I am an 80 year old American woman who has been involved in civil rights since I was a teenager – race relations, Black Lives matter, the women’s movement, anti-war (Vietnam), Asian hate . But last year I was diagnosed with metatastic breast cancer and had to have two hip surgeries which have left me dependent on others a lot and using assistive, walking devices. Because of the restrictions due to the illness, I have felt very helpless to work toward peace or other social problems now. I was in a bit of dispair thinking that the world is self-annihilating and I couldn’t help. And yesterday I was led to watch the podcast on Isreal-Hamas.I can’t tell you the relief I felt after Richard led us through the process of sending loving energy to all areas of need. I now feel that I can contribute if even just a little bit. Thank you so much for this podcast and for sharing the Aetherius knowledge. I am committed again to doing what I can, not by marching or being actively in the thick of it but by send love and healing to this fraying world.

    • Darren Ball on November 28, 2023 at 11:57 am

      Hi Gwendolyn, wow, what an inspiring read! Thank you for sharing that. It’s a joy to hear you have found a calling in spiritual activism 😉 As you know from the show, using spiritual energy gets to the heart of what is really necessary to create real change on Earth. If you’re interested in learning more I can recommend this Discovery Guide about prayer: and also ( – an online platform for global healing active in 80+ countries around the world. Stay in touch and drop me a line any time with questions! Blessings, Darren ([email protected]).

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