We Have a Choice
The other day I received this email from a former student and I’d like to blog about it because I get many similar emails wondering how we’re supposed to trust or live in the chaos of this world.
“I felt like this blog was written for me. Yet it gives no comfort for me even though I know you mean well. The good in the world is losing. Less than 200 rich people at the very top have control, the rest of us do not. Climate change and ocean acidification now has an inertia beyond changing. What good or what god would have let the few decide for the many? Even on a small scale I see corruption win over good. Even when good wins, it is like a holding space not a true victory. The all-everything god would have to enjoy suffering to allow this to happen. How can a compassionate person live in these times?”
Many people ask me how God can allow this corruption to go and just like a parent who has to let their children make their mistakes in order to grow, that’s what God does for us. We’ve created the mess that we’re in and God isn’t going to just step in and make it all better. We have free will and this is where our free will has brought us to. We need to learn from all the mistakes we’ve made and clean the planet up. Make it a wonderful place to live rather than the fearful place that it’s become.
One of my biggest complaints about Christianity is that they don’t teach about karma. Jesus taught us the Golden Rule which is to do unto others as we want others to do unto us but few seem to take that too serious.
Our souls come to Earth to advance in their consciousness. We do this by going through as many experiences as possible. It’s definitely a challenge to live in these times with compassion but that’s exactly what we are here to do. Embrace the challenges, learn compassion and live in a state of grace.
Yes there’s climate change and terrorists and cancer and children dying and taxes and mis-trust in the government. There’s horrible weather, car accidents, tornado’s, animal cruelty and bill collectors. On a gloomy day this planet can seem like it totally sucks and appear as if there is no one at the helm except for those 200 rich people at the top. We can wake up everyday and feel no hope at all. Throw in the towel and say fuck it.
OR we can start paying attention to all the positivity that doesn’t make the nightly news. Pay attention to the loving people out there in the world. To the people full of hope, faith and trust that there is a reason to get out of bed in the morning. Notice the people that smile at strangers, notice the people that do care. Every morning when we get out of bed, we have a choice. Am I going to focus on all the negativity on this planet which would be so easy to do OR are am I going to be one of those people making lemonade out of lemons. WE REALLY DO HAVE THAT CHOICE EVERYDAY. Doom and gloom or faith and trust that there’s a bigger plan and that there are lots of wonderful people out there, rich and poor who are making a difference.
If you are someone who is having a tough time believing in the goodness of life right now, my first suggestion is to stop watching the news or reading the paper. If something really significant happens that will alter the course of your life, you’ll definitely hear about it. Second, get going on your spiritual path. Read positive books. Books that will encourage you to find your inner guidance. Books that will help shift your consciousness from negativity to positivity. (I don’t think there is such a word as positivity, so I’m creating one). Be part of the solution. Take on the challenge of believing in the goodness of life.
Notice where you put your attention and energy everyday and if it’s always towards the negative, CHANGE IT. God’s not going to come and just change it for you. That’s what you’re here to do is change it yourself.
Yes, it’s a challenge to be here………………….
But we have free will and we can choose each day what we are going to focus on