Name:Category: Health & HealingStatus: MemberDescription: With the political chaos and the ways of warfare becoming more and more frequent and casual we see our soldiers becoming more and more affected by it - not being able to make sense of all the death around them - not being able to find within themselves or members of their community adequate support to meet the continuous eroding of the ideals which casued them to become soldiers in the first place - and, ultimately, the loss of self-esteem that manifests itself in a desire to end it all or to beocme a personal force for even more chaos, destruction and death. As I believe that in every human being their is or should be inestimable value which should preserve a person through the darkest of times, I beleive there should be a place on BeliefNet where persons can anonymously discuss these deeply personal issues and share their personal hell with their fellow human beings so that we may comfort each other and build back into our soldiers what war has taken from them. It is not a place to criticise our soldiers or to mock their accomplishments. It is a place where soldiers may speak freely about their experiences and draw upon the resources of the BeliefNet community and it various cultures and traditions to provide that which will help them regain their self-esteem and loss of personal value which is a direct result of continuous warfare in its many modern guises. Attacks on soldiers will be deleted. Criticisms about the methods of warfare will be deleted. Political, religious and nationalistic polemics will be deleted. This forum is for helping individual soldiers and not for discussing the wars in which the soldier performs their duty. I don't know if anyone will participate but the fact that this forum is available is enough.
Name:Category: Prayer GroupStatus: MemberDescription: Inner Guidance is spiritual in nature. We will seek to transcend the illusions of everyday awareness by lovingly listening to and respectfully sharing experiences, thoughts and ideas to develop and enrich our individual and each others lives while seeking a greater sense of meaning and purpose in this lifetime. Each and every one of us has an innate aspect of ourselves that is invisible yet still very real and is the very essence of our lives. We will seek to develop a greater sensitivity to that spark within ourselves and each other as we nurture and explore these seeds of divinity and oneness to transform and uplift our own and each others inner world and inner visions. We value all belief systems and all people and treat each person with love and respect. We only ask that you do the same.