It's been two weeks since my last post and that long since my last radio show. Thank God for impromptu vacations, they make life more interesting, don't they? Now I'm back and ready to get going again. I'm also getting ready for my New Year's Resolution in 2015, which is to live life as a joyful, abundant and compassionate human being. I'm halfway there but it could be more conscious. This resolution was brought about by a comment on Facebook this week. Thank you Denise for this fantastic question:
What is the purpose of us being here? I mean really - if we are infinite beings why would we choose to come here to experience disease and violence and sadness, even it it comes with joy and love too?
Now that's a biggie, one that I don't know the answer to. When I tuned in, I got this overwhelming feeling that "it" was never meant to be that way. The sadness, the violence and the suffering is not part of any master plan that we are meant to experience, and maybe, just maybe, our souls choose to come to Earth because they know that things can be different. We have a choice, as individuals and as a society. I also got the sense that most of the suffering we see in the world has been created by humans, and we inflict it on ourselves, on each other and on the planet. Again, it was never meant to be this way. We can create a different reality for ourselves.
The question them becomes, how? I asked upstairs, as my healing tutors used to say, and got three words in response: history, economy and compassion. I'm guessing that the first word references our socio-political history. What have we done in the past to create the inequality in the world? Poverty is largely the result of our economic and educational systems. So is the damage we are currently doing to the planet. This also brings me to the concept of economy, which I interpret as Prosperity: enjoying an abundance of health, wealth and happiness. It's about covering our basic emotional, mental and physical needs so that we can individually pursue activities that make our heart sing. Not necessarily about the Louis Vuitton bag, or the fancy car. What makes a country prosperous, what makes you feel prosperous? There are lots of levers we can pull on the road to prosperity, whether it's work ethic, manifesting or joy.
The last reference is probably the most important one, and that's compassion. I don't foresee violence, suffering or unhealthy competition disappearing until we make changes that will benefit all of the players involved. Being compassionate and merciful is about helping someone when you have no "personal" reason to do so. Maybe they messed up and found themselves in a tough spot, maybe they're from a different race or nationality, or maybe you feel that helping them would come at your own expense. This last "maybe" can be the trickiest, but if we shift our mentality from one of scarcity to one of abundance, we'll realise that its possible for both sides to prosper. People often ask if I believe in God, and I do, but I would much rather believe in humanity. When we believe in our own power, we'll see the solution to these problems. Stay tuned for more on peace and prosperity, as we count down to 2015!
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