I recently received this email and have done a bit of editing to reduce it:
There appear to be many so-called ‘atrocities’ or crimes against humanity – child slavery, etc. – continuing to be committed across the planet. How do you ‘handle’ or ‘be with’ this kind of information, or these kinds of horrors? Do you acknowledge that this is happening, feel whatever hurt you feel, and then refocus on choosing Love, and continue to facilitate people waking up and connecting with unconditional Love? Hopefully the focus you and the group held, when some Archangels and Ascended Masters joined you in Berlin, is helping to shift these types of paradigms on the planet. Surely, it must be.
Perhaps the emotional pain/hurt or difficulty I feel at this kind of news of what continues to go on is because I perceive this kind of information through a victim perspective? Is the hurt I feel, or others may feel at these kinds of terrible actions by people not necessarily from a ‘victim’ viewpoint? I find the information—that so many kinds of cruelty happen, and continue to happen—very difficult.
I am sure that everybody can relate to this. It takes me back to the quote by Tao Tzu about 2500 years ago: “The measure of our ignorance is the depth of our belief in violence, injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” This is the quote so often reduced and mutilated on T-shirts!
The only way to handle this aspect of reality – it is happening – is to look at the bigger picture. Nothing by accident, nothing by chance. What goes around comes around. Quotes like these are empty unless you apply them intelligently. We are immortal souls on a journey into eternity. Probably three-quarters of the souls currently on this planet are young souls. Young souls experience life on an identity level rather than a soul level, so we see the small picture of a personal reality rather than the immensely bigger picture of a soul reality.
Equally, the idea of karma is something we apply to ourselves when it suits us, but we seldom apply it to our world view of life. Karma is the law of cause and effect. What we sow as souls, we reap as souls. The soul in a child’s body that is a brutally treated terrified slave in this life was most likely the soul in the body of a brutal and uncaring slaver in an earlier incarnation. I repeat, we relate to the experience of the child or person, not to the soul’s experience. The harsh reality is that we, as souls, have little regard for the human body/identity in our continual redressing of the imbalances we, as immortal souls, create.
We think of ourselves as human, and we are . . . right now, but we are souls having a human experience, not human souls having a human experience! Do you see the difference? In the vast span of experiences as the immortal souls we are, the human experience is only one of countless experiences we embrace as we continue to grow in consciousness toward our limitless potential.
Take another point of view. In every moment of your life you are creating the direction and the content of every moment of your life. This is not about a single physical life span, this is about the eternity of your life. Consider this to involve at least a thousand so-called lifetimes, rather than a single so-called lifetime. And this is not limited to a physical so-called lifetime, this truth continues whether you are in a physical body or are purely metaphysical – between incarnations. We are the creators of our reality. When life is wonderful, we are the creators of this. When life is filled with pain and suffering, we are the creators of this.
We create the total content and the direction of our lives. Even if our life is completely directionless we are creating this . . . and this is common. Some people create goals as a way to measure their achievements in life, and if this is your belief then it is valid for as long as you believe it. In the bigger picture of life it is utterly meaning less, but most Western people believe in a single life in which you must be successful. Another meaningless act of the identity. To be successful many people emotionally exhaust themselves, or gradually alienate themselves from their families. We play our games endlessly, never realising that so many of these games last for centuries of incarnations, unwittingly creating a deeply embedded program which gradually enslaves us.
So . . . when you encounter the horrors of life you have a choice. If you are an activist type of person, you can angrily and aggressively attack the perpetrators of such horror in whatever way you have at your disposal, or you can lovingly set up counter-measures against the progress of such horrors. In the former method you give your energy to the people whom you are opposing, while in the latter method you keep your energy growing from a limitless source of Love as you resist with your counter-measures. The first is based in emotional reaction, the second is based in emotional intelligence.
For me, I choose to travel the world with my focus firmly held on teaching people the path and the way of unconditional Love.