Are we victims?
As a result of our illusionary separation from our physical world, events seem to happen to us.
The prevalence and apparent unfairness of pain, suffering, and evil acts, can reinforce a mind-set of life in a world gone mad, largely determined by people who are morally, ethically, and ecologically out of control. With this mind-set it is difficult to value our own consciousness, much less advance our own greater awareness and spirituality.
(From My Joint Mind:) There are many unpleasant aspects of our reality. These exist as consequential by-products of the countless choices made with free will in dualistic creation, not necessarily confined to Earth. Lives in the 20th and 21st centuries will experience cancer, automobile accidents, shootings. We will experience earthquakes, floods, tornados and hurricanes. We will bring into reality for ourselves experiences of pain and suffering.
(I believe I’ve been shot in a prison camp. I believe I’ve drowned at sea. I believe I’ve died 8 years ago in a fall in the Grand Canyon.)
We manifest these experiences to and for ourselves in order to form ourselves through our choices, to be unique, to be more and more of everything that we are inherently capable of being. We are placed into space time to make ourselves within particular time frames with their unique characteristics, both positive and negative. We manifest our selected paths to ourselves to understand and to learn how to be better creators.
In short, we experience pain and suffering because it’s part of reality on Earth in the time frame we have chosen to live in. There is no life lived without challenges.
This does not imply predetermination that precludes free will, or that an individual arrives on Earth destined to suffer or to create suffering in a particular way. The specifics associated with each person’s suffering lies within them, and trying to judge that externally will be inaccurate at best. Our choices about our own attitude can create more suffering, or can help dissipate it.
Rita said, “It is clear enough now! If 3D is to shape a soul, and the shaping is to be done by the presentation of opportunities to see one’s own characteristics as if externally seen, what would be the point of constricting the choices?…So, what I called a vector is established by the nature and purpose of your non-3D component – which, remember, includes you and all your strands and all the other “individuals” your strands connect you to, in a more active and equal relationship than you experience…Nevertheless, it is a fact that nothing happens to people without their consent.”
(John:) Given our complicity in creating our own reality, discussed in the previous posting, “Making Our Own Reality”, and the nature of polarities in our physical existence, does that change the impression that we reside in an environment where an impersonal, uncaring and unfair universe randomly causes things to happen to us? Does this help us understand “There are no accidents” and “All is Well, All is Always Well”?
Nevertheless, we experience some extreme polarities, and they are real even if we are not victims.
(Seth:) “You may have brought negative influences into your life for a given reason, but the reason always has to do with understanding, and understanding removes those influences. You cannot say, “The poor are poor simply because they chose poverty, and therefore there is no need for me to help them.” This attitude can easily draw poverty to you in the next experience.” Seth Speaks
(My Joint Mind:) We are here to make ourselves and contribute to the changing of our greater being. We are here to open new avenues for creation. We are here to support others doing the same.
Only we can change our own mind-set, but in doing so, we impact all that we are connected to, including strands formed in earth time prior to us and strands formed in earth time after us, and all that they are connected to, which is everything.
The individual minds who are becoming enlightened are often invisible to the action, the rhetoric, the politics and the headlines, but they are “changing the world” from the inside out, which is the same way it’s constructed.
(From Frank’s posting on Hemingway just after the Paris disaster
F: I keep saying, we don’t have to keep descending into this labyrinth of fears and hatreds; we can still have our Star Trek future.
EH: Of course you can, but it gets created in increments, not in one fell swoop, imposed by The Federation. And it begins where all action begins.
F: In the human heart.
EH: Well, in individual awareness, carried like candles in the dark, seemingly unconnected and seemingly fragile and helpless. But it is only the disregarded that has the ability to overcome what looks overwhelmingly physically present.