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#86 – Pacifism is not enough

The Spiritual Freedom Show

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We said we’d have a surprise for you this week and here it is!

The Spiritual Freedom Show is now on video – as well as audio!

Our mission is the same as ever – to answer your spiritual questions with the outstanding cosmic teachings we have been given in The Nine Freedoms.

This week Richard and Darren talk about the war in Ukraine.

Pacifist talk is rarely, if ever, enough to prevent a war – or even end one.

The key is spiritual action.

Tune in to discover what you can do to make a difference to the war in Ukraine, as well as any other crisis anywhere around the world.

Join international bestselling author Richard Lawrence to discover the wisdom of The Nine Freedoms. Richard has appeared on hundreds of radio shows around the world and is the author of 11 books including Contacts With The Gods From Space and Realize Your Inner Potential, both of which he co-authored with Master of Yoga Dr. George King – his spiritual master.

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  1. Debra Littleboy on March 4, 2023 at 2:55 am

    Fabulous!!!!!! @Everyone please share this.

    It needs to be shared.
    It needs to be acted upon

    Thank you, Darren and Richard.
    Blessings x

    • Darren Ball on March 4, 2023 at 5:11 am

      Thank you, Debra! Let’s get this message of soul-stirring truth to all! Bless you!

  2. Jeff Hall on March 4, 2023 at 3:27 am

    Good morning from Michigan!
    Excellent show as usual. Very motivating. Enjoyed the new video format, too.

    • Darren Ball on March 4, 2023 at 5:09 am

      Great to hear, Jeff! Thank you and stay inspired!

  3. Leonor R. Cadete on March 4, 2023 at 4:51 am

    Brilliant . thank you very much!

    • Darren Ball on March 4, 2023 at 5:09 am

      Thank you Leonor!

  4. London Campbell on March 4, 2023 at 6:12 am

    I especially loved the beautiful analogy of people individually putting their own light in a dark room and collectively transforming the darkness into light. Powerful visual!

    Great show and thank you!


    • Darren Ball on March 4, 2023 at 9:07 am

      Yes! I loved that! Thank you for tuning in, London. Blessings, Darren

  5. Allan Jaggard on March 4, 2023 at 6:31 am

    Great Job to All involved!
    Always look forward to the Spiritual Freedom Show every Saturday morning! Really loved the Video option too!
    Was very interesting to me as well that the subject was Active Pacifism due to the fact that I only 30 minutes prior, I happened across a Catholic News Feed site and was intuitively motivated to click on a video. Which I usually don’t spend much time on but in this case listened to it all. I was just curious as to what the orthodox would be discussing and the crux of the whole discussion was that of Active Pacifism which they were saying was required to confront the current issues going on within the Catholic Church!
    Then I scrolled through my E-mail notifications to listen to the Spiritual Freedom Show dealing with the exact same subject. It was like a breath of fresh air at the opposite end of the scale. I realized this message is important for all people to hear regardless of the Spiritual Path they choose to Travel. After all we’re All One!
    Nothing Happens by Chance Luck or Coincidence!

    • Darren Ball on March 4, 2023 at 9:21 am

      Thanks for sharing that, Allan! And for your feedback 🙂 Totally agree. When you consider that most people talk about either going to war, or taking a strictly pacifist approach, active pacifism – spiritual energy – is THE answer. Stay inspired!

  6. Noelani Bouchard on March 4, 2023 at 10:12 am

    Wonderful Freedom Show… I love your interactions together, very inspirational as always. Blessings

    • Darren Ball on March 4, 2023 at 11:51 am

      Thanks, Noelani! And thanks for supporting the show 🙂

  7. Elizabeth Trimble on March 4, 2023 at 10:59 am

    Wow…as always uplifting, informative, inspiring and encouraging. Love the new format! Well done Richard and Darren for upping the anti on this, and future, powerful podcast. Great for people to put a face to the voice! Love and blessings.

    • Darren Ball on March 4, 2023 at 11:54 am

      Thank you, Elizabeth! We really appreciate the feedback!

  8. David Trimble on March 4, 2023 at 11:00 am

    Brilliant! Loved the new format.
    This podcast should be widely circulated and hopefully picked up by mainstream media!.

    • Darren Ball on March 4, 2023 at 11:58 am

      Thank you, David! All – Please share anywhere that you’re inspired to 😉

  9. Moses Adigbli on March 4, 2023 at 12:20 pm

    Another milestone attained in the remarkable journey of the Spiritual Freedom Show. The launch today of the video coverage of the Show has simply lifted presentation to a level that has allowed me to feel as if I was in the same place with you both. Thank you Richard and Darren for the depth of the presentation on pacifism. Blessings

    • Darren Ball on March 5, 2023 at 2:38 am

      We appreciate that Moses – thank you! It is an honour to share these teachings that give us so much clarity.

  10. scott lucchese on March 6, 2023 at 5:21 am

    Thank you Richard and Darren. Much needed in these times. I am both a teacher in the US of what we call “at risk youth” and a veteran of US Army. I run across a lot of mostly young men who see the military as the only way out the desperate life they are leading. Most of them grew up on violent video games and see the military as a way to prove themselves. I don’t encourage or discourage them. I just tell them the truth about them just being cannon fodder for organizations that the have never heard off. Pacifism is a hard sell in general to most people. That being said I encourage them to think deeply and give their thoughts to Peace. Of course with the caveat that I am not espousing any specific religious affiliation. Some will understand and will take it under consideration. If even one has an awakening, I count that as a win. Just me two cents.

    • Darren Ball on March 7, 2023 at 4:31 pm

      Hey Scott, that’s a lot of first-hand insight there from the trenches. Thank you for sharing that. No doubt you are making a bigger difference than you might think to these young people. I agree pacifism is a hard sell – most people equate it to some sort of impractical cowardice, whereas active pacifism – using spiritual energy – is about inspiring a new breed of spiritual warrior focused on getting to the root of our problems here on Earth. Stay inspired. Darren

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