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Tony Blair, an Admission on Iraq, and a Lesson on the Soul

February 27, 2013,
Claire Montanaro

In some ways his claims that his active determination to use force to remove Saddam Hussein was justifiable, is correct in that for him personally every choice he makes is for the learning of his soul and so cannot be wrong. His life lessons are unique to him and it would be intrusive for me to reflect on what they are publicly - not because I might be wrong, as of course I might, but because they are his and his alone. The admission that his dreams of the new Iraq had not been realised as he had expected is a start, perhaps, to a new era of understanding and self-honesty in our former, bellicose, prime minister, but whether he will ever acknowledge fully the enormity of what he created, affecting not just Iraq but the world, is questionable. He is a man who always must be right, for now. You too have been in this situation, you have been confronted by dilemmas and choices which have resulted in life and death. Your actions have brought misery to many and prosperity to others; you have waged war and seen your world crumble and people suffer; you have been the benevolent ruler and wise priest, the cruel tyrant and deadly abuser. You have played so many parts....and I know you have played them well, though sometimes you have forgotten to let them go and this is when the karmic cycle of an experience becomes embedded, and extreme. When you see the pattern for what it is, you can let it go, and then your soul will thank you as your human actions and understanding  help it to heal. Tony Blair has been much judged for the enormity of his actions in Iraq, and has been a controversial figure throughout his public life. He has been feted like a god, a figure of hate and abuse, much loved and also lonely and isolated, ruthless and yet powerless, a success and a failure, with Iraq the issue for which he will be remembered more than any other. His soul connection with that part of the world must be very, very strong. His soul journey can only be walked by him, just as yours is yours alone. Whatever you think of Tony Blair and others like him, respect his path as I respect yours.   Claire Montanaro is a spiritual teacher, channel and writer with special interest in esoteric philosophy and the world in transition. Loves nature and wildlife. Author of “Spiritual Wisdom”, in which the subject of karma is considered deeply.]]>

Claire Montanaro is a spiritual teacher, channel and blogger with special interest in esoteric philosophy and the world in transition. Loves nature and wildlife. Author of "Spiritual Wisdom”.

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2 comments on “Tony Blair, an Admission on Iraq, and a Lesson on the Soul”

  1. Politically speaking, Tony Blair was between a rock and a hard place. On the one hand, he wanted to see the Iraqi people freed from its governors (who, although he didn't know it, were walking on the left-handed path); on another, he knew that the G.W. Bush administration had ginned up the intelligence regarding weapons of mass destruction (recall the Downing Street Memos); on still another, he was keen not to be seen by the British electorate as G.W. Bush's 'poodle'; and, finally, he was gradually undergoing his own form of religious conversion experience, from Anglicanism to Roman Catholocism.
    Yes, indeed, he has created a nasty knot of karma for himself. It is wise, however, to grok the context in which it had occurred. Tony Blair is a very compassionate man in his core. It is hard for me to believe that this Iraq problem is still not tormenting him to this very day, and that is why I feel that he has made the admission that has been reported in the British press.

    1. Thank you. Yes, there are many different views about Tony Blair, some more charitable than others. While we each may have our views, who are we to judge? It is interesting how meeting him in person is quite a revelation.

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