A dear friend from Istanbul sent me this beautiful story last week and it gave me goosebumps. Her message is very important, timely and truly inspiring
“I simply wanted to share with you a significant event that I thought you might truly enjoy. As you’ve probably seen on the news Turkey has been going through a major public protest which started from Istanbul and expanded quickly to other major cities. The movement was started by a group of youths. They have been peacefully revolting against the major totalitarian regime of Erdoğan and his party and his latest decision to transform a park in Taksim to a shopping mall and other facilities.
The opposition created has been all over the news since 14 days creating a major impact throughout the country and the world. The police’s brutal reaction to these peaceful people from day one and the fights have reached a critical point two days ago. We all have been working both energetically and in person to keep the highest possible while helping the public, and those in need..
Two nights ago the most brutal intervention of the police took place leaving hundreds injured. The government has given the final warning, asking the protestors to clear the park within 24 hours. The warning was harsh and rigid.
The following morning I had a clear urge to go to Taksim square where the protests are taking place and walk every inch while keeping the highest consciousness possible. I had just finished the latest Mark Power 3 class. Few friends have joined to keep an expanded consciousness. I asked Mark and the Great brotherhood to channel the highest vibrations to seed and activate the highest “self empowerment” possible for all those who are ready to awaken to their divinity. As I started walking the place, through the barricades and the policemen, I saw a golden grid shimmering where I was called to envision the combustible blue fire of joy! I went along as if the fire was spread throughout the whole grid and I was walking upon a new reality. So far all this is airy fairy :-))
However, when I finished the complete tour a big butterfly in the middle of the combat zone landed on my shoulder and stood there for a while. I took it as a confirmation that at some level our work was beneficial. But when the night came along I was astonished by the news! The government has decided not to order another attack and the left the protestors be in peace. (They played music and danced all night..).The change continued to surprise us all yesterday where the government has suddenly decided to take a step back and leave the decision to the public regarding the future of the park. A “public pole” is promised! They have opened all communication channels and Erdogan has accepted to receive some artists and representatives of the young protestors to establish communication. It’s not fully over yet.
I know more battles in my country and the region will follow. Yet, even this change is very promising!! If possible, I would love for Mark to share few words to explain what really happened there. I have never felt so grateful to all of us keeping this work real!”