A basic New Age law is, "What you resist persists," and I thought of that law when I first heard that swine flu had crossed the US/Mexican border along with all the other issues that seem to be ignoring the border lately: guns, drugs, illegal immigrants, and more. Even President Obama's suggestion that NAFTA might need to be modified put an additional strain on that troubled boundary.
It seems like the harder we try to build fences and pass laws and create new IDs and debate marijuana legalization, the more we face problems at the border. What we resist persists.
From a spiritual perspective, we are all interconnected. There is no natural energy boundary between the country we call Mexico and the country we call the United States of America. We are trying to force a boundary to be present there through laws or a fence or other tools, and that manmade boundary is currently surrounded by conflict, violence, and heated debate.
New Age Teachings tell us that all of that conflict and negative energy could be wreaking havoc on the physical plane through the collective power of our minds. New Age books by Seth, for example, repeatedly tell us that we create our own reality, and the New Age "Law of Attraction" also suggests that negative thinking will attract negative effects in the physical world.
But these ideas about the mind's power are not limited to New Age Teachings. Indian yogi Lahiri Mahasaya said, "I could show you that whatever your powerful mind believes very intensely would instantly come to pass." Buddha said a wise meditating monk could "cut the Himalayas in two" and the Jewish master Rebbe Nachman said "thoughts could actually influence events in the physical world." If all that is true, then what happens when the collective minds of millions of people are focused on inter-border violence and conflict?