A Message on Evil Acts
Referring to the last two postings, one might ask,“Doesn’t this lead to copping out and turning our back to our problems?” “If people are intimately involved with constructing their own experiences, and evil tendencies are built into our reality, then what keeps us from wiping our hands of other people’s problems?” What does this insight bring to a situation like a step father raping his step daughter, for example?
(My Joint Mind:)
A part of me is saying I will never make sense of the world, especially that of pain, suffering and violence if I keep looking at it from a “world should make sense point of view”. (In other words, if we insist that the objective world that we experience through our external senses and ego make sense on a stand alone basis, we are barking up the wrong tree.)
There is only one way to make sense of this physical world, and that is that it exists to create yourself as an aspect of affecting your greater self. So if you were raped, it would be appropriate to ask (internally) why, and even more important to choose your response. If you were a rapist, you could do the same. Sooner or later you will have to deal with it. The answers and the ultimate resolution are internal to you, not external.
If you are witnessing it from an external point of view and not directly involved, you’re not going to reconcile the drama of others from a stand-alone world perspective. Help each other, have compassion for them. Hold space for them. Try to love them, all of them. Those actions are worthy and will affect you also.
What does a response that labels people as victims and perpetrators do? It fuels the process for one thing. It reinforces that thought form. To formulate your response without those labels, doesn’t mean you are making yourself blind to the situation.
If the concern is that an “it’s not my business” attitude will prevail, which will lead to a justification of callousness, and an uncaring and insensitive response, then let’s ask what does action coming out of a “victim and perpetrator” perspective do? The victim gets solicited as a victim, and the perpetrator gets solidified as a perpetrator. Does it add fuel to the event, make it stronger and prolong it, or reduce it and help dissipate it?
What does help dissipate the problem? What helps dissipate any like problem? We abhor killers, and our solution is more killing? We abhor wars, which we should solve with more war?
An evil act is done, and the question should be, “How do we turn it into love?” How do we as a civilization cradle a stepfather rapist and a stepdaughter who has been raped in our arms and dissipate the hatred, the guilt, the torment and turn it into love?
Forgiveness is a big component. Can one forgive the other? Can one accept forgiveness, and forgive self? Can the family of a murdered member forgive a murderer? Is not that a choice, a very difficult choice, of love versus hate?
How do we dissipate hatred without condoning evil acts?
(My Joint Mind:)
What we are searching for is wholeness. In wholeness there is no good or bad. No evil or hatred. How do we respond to bring wholeness where there isn’t wholeness? Granted, it’s hard to see wholeness in a time-sliced reality.
Forgiveness doesn’t turn its back to the event. It recognizes it. It doesn’t condone. It has the capacity to make whole.
But what keeps the perpetrator from repeating the offense? What keeps the serial killer from killing again, and again, and again?
(My Greater Mind:)
Let’s ask the question another way. You are connected to everything. Everything is in you. An aspect of you is a serial killer. An aspect of you is a rapist. An aspect of you is Hitler, just as an aspect of you is Jesus and Buddha. Now how do you address the situation?
The world objectifies to you, you. How do you form your perspective with that knowledge?
It’s difficult in a short time to graduate from the old, but simple way of thinking: God will take care of it for us. He’ll make the judgements and he’ll dish out the punishments and reward the persecuted.
Now you’ve advanced to understand that kind of God doesn’t exist. And now you are learning a little of what it means to be a true “son of God” as exemplified by the person Jesus. (This meant “son” as in being a miniature version of everything and my current understanding of the concept of God as Source and All That Is). Did Jesus hate? Did he condone? Did he add fuel to the acts of evil? He was human. He forgave. He wrapped the persecuted in his arms. Killers became saints. (This was not stated from a religious point of view. It was using Jesus as a personification of behavior and internal character that exemplifies “wholeness”.)
(I was really struggling with the concept of wholeness. An unexplainable substance appeared on my laptop, and in my desk drawer was a brush. Next to the brush was the November 2014 letter written to ourselves in Guidelines. The first paragraph of that letter: “Forgetting, separating, not knowing are a crucible for a new soul that can be formed with purity and filled with emotions, and experiences and character that brings real depth and meaning to the whole. Your becoming, your becoming whole, help all of us to become and become whole as well.”)
Can you see yourself, and the world in it’s wholeness? Can you embrace wholeness? Recognize yourself for who you really are and form your perspective from that. Forming yourself in that manner will do more to dissipate evil tendencies than either allowing the external ego to dominate, or deferring to a judgmental God. Love all of yourself.
[From The Sphere and the Hologram:]
R: Mm-hmm. [long pause] People sometimes talk about collecting parts of themselves together. Sort of some aim, I suppose, of self-definition?
TGU: Becoming more whole, yes.
R: Is that a meaningful concept from your perspective?
TGU: Yes it is, but we see it not as movement but as a movement of consciousness. If a part of oneself has split off – well, even psychologically you understand that. When you bring the split-off parts back into wholeness with the rest of the bundle, the brain cells don’t move. The only thing that happens is that the consciousness wraps it back in with the rest of the bundle, and that’s pretty nearly the same thing as what happens when people bring back parts of themselves. In fact, in a larger sense that’s what you all are doing for us, or we are doing for you, whichever way you wish to look at it, in the whole scheme of things. At some point we will have brought everything back into full interactive consciousness. At that point we will have brought all of our pieces back together. We will have recovered them all. And, from your end, to the degree that you expand your interactive awareness to all of your other lives, and all of your other dimensions into which you fit, and all of your connection with us, you’re doing the same thing. It’s more than a lifetime job. But you have time.