Q&A: How Does Good Attract Evil?

December 16, 2012 | 42 Comments »

How Does Good Attract Evil?After the shooting deaths at the schoolyard in Connecticut, a friend asked this on my facebook page:

When horrible things like the Newtown tragedy occur, traditional religions fall back on such phrases as “the Lord works in mysterious ways” to address the question of how an all-knowing all-powerful being could let this kind of brutality and madness take place. It always seems lame.

Woody Allen said, “I don’t know if there is a God, but if there is, he’s an underachiever.”

I am having a similar problem reconciling this horrific event from an LOA perspective. If like attracts like, how could such innocence and goodness attract such unthinkable evil?

It’s a big question and one I wanted to open up to you smart folks.

How do you guys respond to the basic question of how good attracts evil?

Thanks in advance for weighing in on this one …

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42 Responses to “ Q&A: How Does Good Attract Evil? ”

  1. Good Vibe Coach on December 16, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    This question has been asked many times and answered brilliantly by a variety of insightful sources, including:

    Mike Dooley
    http://www.tut.com/Education/ask-mike#subtopic
    (under “death and grief”) where he says to truly understand what’s in play here we need to drop our judgment of “horrific”. Even our traditional idea of death isn’t very accurate.

    So we’re operating under a couple of big false assumptions when we ask the question that way.

    Abraham reminds there is no source of evil and that death is a re-emergence into source:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65pnrJHb4e4

    here’s a quote from Abe a few years ago:

    Death is the ultimate releasing of resistance and the completing of who you are.

    Sometimes, energies come forth, wanting to mix it up and get things going, intending to re-emerge quickly, for the benefit it gives to others. We don’t know anything that ever causes anyone who is left behind after something like that, to cause to ask the question, `how does this all fit together, who are we really, are we eternal?’

    Sometimes a catalyst like that is just the way that that powerful desire is launched, and then, so much joyous experience in the closing of the gap of that desire.

    It’s interesting as we see our physical friends how most of you have equated `death’ as a bad thing. Almost the day you’re born you say, `watch out, that could kill you; watch out, that could kill you; watch out, that could kill you.’ For heaven’s sake you give the `death’ penalty to those you despise the most. If you knew what the death experience was you wouldn’t give it to those rascals, you wouldn’t, you’d keep them alive and make them watch television.

    …The death experience is the closing of that gap. You’ve just got to accept there is no death.

    …When you train yourself by wanting to feel good, into the thought about `death’ in the way we know it to be, then you will be among those who are really, really living.

    Most people are so worried about death, they don’t live. That was the gift that your daughter gave to you.

    Abraham – Sydney, Australia 12/14/08

    There are also some great thoughts from the Intelligent Optimist here:
    http://www.theoptimist.com/stories/spirit/a-gunman-shames-us-all

    including: “Let’s focus on a world that we do want to create and live in. Let’s ignore the media that will spread ever more fear with their reporting.”

    and “We need change. We long for peace. So let’s think peace. Let’s dream peace. Let’s do peace. Every day.”

    This is Jeannette again: there’s also something about assuming that just because someone is young that their vibration is purely positive. Most of us were introduced to the vibration of fear before we even made our appearance on our birthday – just from mom’s energy of worry and fear and concern about being pregnant and wanting everything to go well for us. And that’s before we’re even born. It’s pretty hard not to start flowing the stuff that everyone around us is flowing once we get here. (Which is actually a good reason for US to pay attention to what WE’RE focusing on - because it affects the whole world!)

    When we clear out even a few of these false assumptions, the question in this form kind of falls apart.

    I’m going to repeat what I said on facebook, and that’s that contemplating this stuff while we’re in the vibration of sorrow, grief, or anger doesn’t usually help. These questions are for a time when we’re feeling more alignment.

    Big love to everyone who’s been touched by this …

  2. Lisa on December 16, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    It reminds me of Kingston thinking memorial service was a graduation and wondering where the cake was.

  3. Good Vibe Coach on December 16, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    I love that kid. :)

    Seriously, imagine if we hadn’t trained our kids how to think about such things – how might they see it differently, from their perspective of being closer to Source?

  4. Sophie on December 16, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    The one thing that came up for me after releasing all the fear and judgement that came from the shooting was that KIDS KNOW!!!!!

    Kids know so much more than we do. They can’t tell us because either we make them shut up or we tell them they are crazy.

    But that does not mean they don’t do what they know to do.

    They do things like get killed, get molested, get hurt so that “other people don’t”. They know to attract those that could hurt the ones they came to protect.

    Now, please understands that these kids CHOOSE this. They don’t see themselves as Victims. Ever. So don’t go there.

    They may come back and do it again. Or they may choose something different.

    As for the person who did it, I wonder if he picked up on something we so easily create…. fear?

    What energy can we be that would transform all of this with ease right away?

    Much gratitude for you,

    Sophie

  5. Sophie on December 16, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    I should add, I am a mom too…..

  6. Good Vibe Coach on December 16, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Sophie, I agree that the perception of victims isn’t in alignment with how Source sees it. And I know that thought is not a popular one with people who are trying really hard to make sense of something that they see as so wrong.

    You know what else is here that we haven’t spoken to yet – something about the power of contrast. And that these souls were willing to be part of something that inspired us to more and to better.

    That’s a gift. Let’s not let it go to waste, huh?

    Got this from Michael Neill’s newsletter quoting Marianne Williamson:

    “‘How could a loving God allow this to happen?’ is a question that has plagued those that believe and those that want to believe throughout time. For me, I have found my comfort inside the paradox of God in the words of Marianne Williamson:

    “‘God heard us. He sent help. He sent you.’”

  7. Jesann on December 16, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    Another take on it (from Florence Scovel Shinn) is that for young children, parental fear can affect them.

  8. Good Vibe Coach on December 16, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    I didn’t know Flo said that too, Jesann. Thanks for chiming in on this one.

  9. Good Vibe Coach on December 16, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    The post I’d really rather be contributing to right now is focusing on how many kids came home safe that day, and will again tomorrow.

    There are SO many things going right – and experiences like this are a catalyst (to those who understand the power of focus) to get dialed in on what we want and what we appreciate and what we can celebrate.

    SO many things going right!!

  10. Patrick Brinksma on December 16, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    For me this says it all:

    …to truly understand what’s in play here we need to drop our judgment of “horrific”

    Our leading edge human perspective is limited, and not for a reason. The reason is growth, expansion, going where no one has gone before. And that’s only possible with a limited perspective on “reality”.

    It does not dictate that we cannot trust the broader perspective. But we cannot be all knowing, nor do we want to be.

    But just take a moment to fully align with what you do know and what you trust and let love be the dominant vibration…feel what excitement we can experience with our “limited” perspective…

    Namasté.

  11. Anonymous on December 16, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    When we indulge in judgment about events by labeling them good or bad, we presume that we know others thoughts, emotions, desires leading to a situation where we are in their business. It is easy to be compassionate when we are not emotionally attached. When we have judged, then the way of compassion enables us to be unattached to shoulds, coulds, and woulds.
    I ask that we be filled with well-being and surrounded by loving-kindness.

  12. Good Vibe Coach on December 16, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Thank you, Anonymous and Patrick!

    I could not have said it better about the misleading nature of judgment and the illusions it creates.

    I’ll also second your Namaste and well being wishes. :)

  13. Patrick Brinksma on December 16, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    I’ve been contemplating a lot lately regarding human’s persistence to “save the world”. This view creates a world that needs to be saved. At least from that perspective. And we adults fall into that trap like little babies taking their first steps…

    It shows that all that we perceive is a reflection of what is inside of us. If we think the world needs to be saved, we need to be saved. If we think the world is abundant, our world is abundant.

    It all comes down to a very basic law. In our attempt to find arguments to explain our reality we defy this basic law, which if we would have more just a little bit more trust would make our perception of life so much less complex. Just imagine the joy we would experience as a collective distributed consciousness.

    Can you feel it? I sure can!

  14. Peter on December 16, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    I’m with Sophie on this one with the beginning premise that the kids chose this experience but that there is goodness in there, too. We come here to grow our souls, our spirit, through experiences that further thst growth.

    What if some children’s assignment this time around was to serve and protect others by sacrificing themselves in order thst others may get away and fulfil their own purpose, too?

    What if some children wanted to experience the true nonsense of fear and its impact for the benefit of future generations because we here are talking about how fear ironically brings about what is feared?

    What if some the parents were at the point of looking a little higher to make sense of this world and this experience, like other ‘adversities’, only makes them look in another direction where they can find more peace and more fulfillment?

    There’ll be goodness in there and growth, too, somewhere.

  15. Peter on December 16, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Oh, and I’m a devoted parent, too!

  16. Patrick Brinksma on December 16, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    All this teaches me again how subtle everything is.

    All is well.

  17. Patrick Brinksma on December 16, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    And if you want to get into the details, read this:http://anarchistsoccermom.blogspot.nl/2012/12/thinking-unthinkable.html?m=1

  18. Greg on December 16, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Firstly, I am reminded from Abraham and other spiritual teachers, that there is no death. There is only choosing to emerge into physical bodies as a projection of Source energy to experience contrast and contribute to the greater expansion of the Universe. At any time we get choose when we want to re-emerge into non-physical by withdrawing focus from our physical bodies, and thus, experience and be the expansion that we may have not chosen not to experience in physical.

    Secondly, I am also reminded of what powerful teachers children can be through their example and their actions. They are often closer to pure, positive Source energy in their expression before some well-meaning adults train them out of allowing it.

    Certainly, their choice on Friday provided very powerful and provocative contrast for the rest of us. The gift they have provided is what we make of it. Will we choose individually and collectively for fear, again, or will we choose individually and collectively for love?

  19. Janette on December 16, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Language is a powerful thing. It reveals so much about what judgements we might be flowing. Concepts such as ‘innocent’ and ‘evil’ are purely human judgements, and I don’t believe it’s my job to make those calls – especially when it comes to an event about which I know nothing.

    I don’t mean that I haven’t read the stories or seen the pictures. I mean, I’m not completely privy to what any other human soul is really flowing, deep down. Even when it might FEEL like I am.

    This incident in Connecticut is not my business. Truly. I’m not involved personally so I don’t get to judge. That can seem like the kind of convenient, lame answer that your FB friend is struggling with, and I totally get that! For me, too, there are times when the LOA answer on its own seems to leave me a little stranded.

    So here’s some brain science to add to the mix. This brings me back to LOA every time.

    Humans and other primates have ‘mirror neurons’ which are like empathy brain cells. When we see someone else’s arm being stroked, the mirror neurons for our own arm light up as if we ourselves are being stroked. This is invaluable when we want to learn something by copying someone else, which is how our ancestors learned amazing skills so fast. But it also means our first response to something so powerfully part of the collective consciousness is to experience some version of the kinds of horror, grief and shock that the people on our screens are experiencing. It feels like our own emotion.

    It’s not. But of course it must be honoured and recognised and released, as if it were our own, because to deny or ignore it is a form of resistance (and we know that what we resist persists).

    Thankfully, our brains also give us free will via our massive neo-cortex. That means after we honour those emotions and release them, we have the capacity to choose. We can choose to continue engaging with the thoughts that create emotions such as anger, fear and sadness. Or we can choose to engage thoughts that create inner peace, love and compassion.

    Choosing for inner peace opens up our access to far more creativity to come up with solutions and create the change we want. It’s the most empowering thing we can do, so I’m an advocate of that choice.

    And we make that choice through mindfulness. Awareness of what we’re flowing, then choosing inner peace.

    It’s true that we have a powerful collective consciousness which is deeply engaged in seeing victims, perpetrators and a “failed system” at work. But we also have a powerful collective consciousness which is re-committing to seeing every individual as powerful, whole and healed (this blog site is a part of it!).

    My choice is to be super-picky. Making the choice for inner peace at times like this may require some extra vigilance and conscious awareness, that’s true.

    And why do our own thoughts matter in a global sense? Not just because we are a part of that collective consciousness – but because both neuroscience and quantum physics tell us that at the most fundamental level, our brains literally create our reality.

    French theoretical physicist Bernard d’Espagnat said “The doctrine that the world is made up of objects whose existence is independent of human consciousness turns out to be in conflict with quantum mechanics and with facts established by experiment.”

    Since our consciousness is inextricably linked with our physical reality, we do well to infuse it with all the inner peace and love and compassion we can muster. Don’t you think?

  20. Caroline on December 16, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    … if we begin with the premise that death is neither bad nor a punishment then usually the ‘bad’ stuff is happening to the parents.

  21. Pure Potential Coach on December 16, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    When we indulge in judgment about events by labeling them good or bad, we presume that we know others thoughts, emotions, desires leading to a situation where we are in their business. It is easy to be compassionate when we are not emotionally attached. When we have judged, then the way of compassion enables us to be unattached to shoulds, coulds, and woulds.
    I ask that we be filled with well-being and surrounded by loving-kindness.

  22. AffirmingSpirit on December 16, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    I agree with what a lot of you have already said, and because I no longer believe in death as the rest of the world see it, it is easier for me, an outside observer, to see this as Source might see it.

    What’s harder for me, personally, is that I, too, have a son with Asperger’s Syndrome, and when he was younger he was often extremely violent. It really scared me and many nights I fell asleep crying and praying for help. He would go from 0 to “I’m going to kill you” in a heartbeat.

    The post above from the mom of a boy who is going down a similar road is painfully close to home for me, but I am glad she spoke up. I was fortunate that my prayers were answered in an alternative solution for my son, who went on to have a successful high school experience and now leads a relatively normal, happy life.

    Personally, I cannot help but feel that the mother, son, and children in Friday’s event in Connecticut had a soul-agreement to dramatize the importance of mental health in our society and making sure we help our children and their mothers…so we would pay attention and take inspired action.

    Many blessings,
    Nancy

  23. Gina on December 16, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    No. I don’t choose to agree with this line of discussion suggesting that these children chose this for themselves.

    This is not about seeing death as bad. This is about finding the concept that 6 and 7 year olds chose or invited a violent death on themselves to teach ourselves absolutely inappropriate and abhorrent.

  24. Jackie on December 16, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    It isn’t the children for whom I feel sorrow and hurt at this time. There leaving has left a huge hole in the hearts of those who love them and it’s a hole that most likely will never completely close. The parents had all kinds of hopes and dreams for their kids. Yes, I know that this gets into the area of expectations and there are all kinds of charges on that word. However, I doubt that parent is exempt from having the expectation of seeing their children grow up. The lives of these families have been altered forever and the pain they are feeling and will continue to feel cannot be described. They will get to the place where they will have happiness again, but the scars will always be there and will open from time to time. There may be a way to reconcile children being hurt through LOA but I really don’t know that that’s ours to do. Anything that seeks that kind of explanation will only feel trivializing to someone who has had such an experience in their life.

  25. Christopher B. Thomas on December 16, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Perhaps its time for all American adults to carry firearms at all times and take firearm safety classes and apply for concealed weapons permit.

    When every American is armed then the violence will stop.

  26. v on December 17, 2012 at 4:34 am

    “No. I don’t choose to agree with this line of discussion suggesting that these children chose this for themselves.

    This is not about seeing death as bad. This is about finding the concept that 6 and 7 year olds chose or invited a violent death on themselves to teach ourselves absolutely inappropriate and abhorrent.”

    I agree completely with Gina on this one. It leaves a bad taste in my mouth hearing how so many commenters are making this atrocity “right” in their minds. It makes me really sad to hear it too,I’m sorry, but that’s just the way I feel and see this one.

  27. Claudia Svartefoss on December 17, 2012 at 5:40 am

    What you understand from this article, depends on your intention – whether conscious and deliberate, or not – regarding this subject.

    Actually, this is a rather large subject, that includes many subjects in itself, and in this question – there are many flawed premises I would like to address:

    “How do innocent kids attract bad things?”

    First of all, we are sometimes referring to kids as being “innocent”, and what this belief really means is that there are some kids who are innocent, and then there are some kids who are not so innocent; and then there are adults who are innocent, and there are some adults who are not so innocent. This belief categorizes people according to how their behavior fits into someone`s standards or vision – when in fact, from the Source perspective there is never any categorizing, nor judgment, but only love and appreciation for the tremendous value that each experience adds to the vastness of All That Is, which we ALL further benefit from, because from the Source perspective it is well understood, and known that while exploring the vast variety of already-manifested contrasting creations, the natural thing to do when we have reached a new conclusion of a new standard of well being and alignment – is to turn our attention to the vibrational presence and reality of the new standard of well being and alignment – that is individually, personally, specifically, and uniquely meaningful to the one defining it – therefore be a cooperative component in its bringing into physical manifestation. However, in our physical shoes – because the new standard of well being and alignment is only yet vibrationally manifested, therefore we must fine tune our vibration to its presence, and it is not yet fully physically manifested – in order for us to experience and enjoy it with all our senses, we, sometimes, or most of the times, continue our focus and attention upon the already-physically-manifested what-is – which is a standard of well being and alignment we are no longer able to fully experience, and enjoy due to the larger part of us – our non-physical, always wonderful feeling, always fully experiencing and enjoying the presence of the reality of the new standard of well being and alignment, always calling us towards our – individual, personal, specific, unique – fully experiencing and enjoying its presence, in ways that are individually, personally, specifically, uniquely meaningful to individually us Inner Being.

    From the Source perspective there is no need to hold ourselves – individually, and collectively – in focus upon the what-is from the outside the vortex perspective, therefore feel the resistance that is natural to this perspective, therefore manifest all sorts of indicators reflecting back to us – individually, personally, specifically, uniquely – our choice of focus – whether conscious, and deliberate, or not – outside the vortex. From the Source perspective it is well understood, and known that it is natural to turn our attention to the presence of that which is naturally wanted and preferred, therefore fully experience and enjoy the natural unfolding of its bringing into physical manifestation – into our individual, personal, specific, unique life experience.

    We are each choosing to be born into this specific physical environment – as specific human creators, having an individual, personal, specific, unique – constant, in the moment, ever unfolding, ever expanding relationship between us – individually, personally, specifically, uniquely – and the larger, non-physical, wonderful feeling, vibrationally dominant part of us – individually, personally, specifically, uniquely – our individual Inner Beings; and we each have a new choice of focus in each new moment – independent of any and all conditions – and according to our in the moment choice of focus, our indicators reflect our in the moment relationship with our individual Inner Beings – initially in the form of emotion, and furthermore with all sorts of manifestations occurring in our individual experience.

    Even though we have been – from the outside the vortex perspective – working on coming up with certain standards of choices and life – and even though we have been – from the outside the vortex perspective – working on somehow enforcing these standards; we can not, nor do we have to – agree upon which is the “right” way to live life, because we come forth individually with individual, personal, specific, unique intentions, preferences, desires – that are assisting us in defining these individual, personal, specific, and unique standards of well being and alignment – that are individually, personally, specifically, uniquely meaningful to individually us – and throughout exploring this already-manifested vast variety of contrasting creations, we furthermore define individually, personally, specifically, uniquely the more well being and alignment that is individually, personally, specifically, uniquely meaningful to individually us.

    There really is no “right” or “wrong” – there is only allowing or disallowing that which we are – constantly, effortlessly, gradually, and naturally, throughout the creative process – naturally wanting and preferring. And as we allow, or disallow that which we have defined as naturally wanted and preferred – we establish a relationship between where we are – in our physical shoes – and where our individual Inner Beings are, relationship that is furthermore reflected by the indicators that manifest in our individual, personal, specific, unique life experiences.

    The way in which we communicate with our individual, personal, specific, unique, eternal, ever expanding Inner Being, with Source, with All That Is, with the whole Universe – is through our vibrational offering – whether conscious and deliberate, or not – which is set by the frequency of the thoughts we think, in the moment, in relationship with the thoughts our individual Inner Beings think in the same moment, about the same subject.

    From the Source / Universe perspective – there is no “right” or “wrong”, but there is only knowing of the well being and alignment that is each and every point of vibration, attraction, beingness – every creator (whether specific human creator, or more general) and the well being and alignment that is each and every experience; and in the way that things are established in the Universe – we have the most freedom, and power in our choice of focus.

    There is no “innocent”, or “not so innocent” – from the Source perspective there is focus only upon the value that each creator and each experience add to the vastness of All That Is, and from the specific human creator perspective there is “looking at this thing from the inside the vortex – in sync with Source perspective” and “looking at this thing from the outside the vortex – out of sync with Source perspective”. When we choose to blame, and condemn, and categorize things into “right” and “wrong” piles – we lose sight of the fact that we *each – regardless of how old we are – communicate with our individual Inner Being, with Source, with All That Is, with the whole Universe through our offering of our individual, personal, specific, unique focus and attention, but we must also keep in mind that we can not know another`s coming forth intentions, desires, and preferences.

    Another flawed premise that this question implies is that death is a “bad thing”. Just because we – our individual selves might not, right now, choose to re-emerge into non-physical, therefore choose to catch up with ALL of our individual, personal, specific, unique expansion in one moment – it does not mean, in any way, that those who do choose to re-emerge into non-physical are in any way “wrong”. We will all choose this experience – whether consciously, or not – because it is the next logical step in each and ever physical life experience, and we do not need to, nor can we agree upon which is the best time or the best way to do this – it is simply, as every choice in one`s life, an individual, personal, specific, unique choice that is individually, personally, specifically, and uniquely meaningful to the individual experiencing it. “Death” is not something we “deserve” or not – or some “deserve” or not; “death” simply means changing perspective in a more underlined way – seen from the outside of the one experiencing it; and in a next logical step way – seen by the one experiencing it.

    If we choose to take the time and allow ourselves – individually – to focus upon what re-emerging into pure positive energy means, we would not say that “this person did not deserve this”, as re-emerging into pure positive energy is not a punishment, but a next logical step for the one choosing it – whether choosing it consciously and deliberately, or not. Alignment – whether while in our physical shoes experiences, or whether in our re-emerging into pure positive energy experience IS alignment, and it always feels wonderful. But of course, if we are looking at this experience from the outside the vortex, assigning blame for something we misunderstand as “unwanted” ; then death really does feel awful – and it`s not because it is awful, but it is because in our outside the vortexness, we – individually, personally, specifically, and uniquely – deprive ourselves from the benefit, the value, the leverage, the power, the freedom, the love, the appreciation, the understanding, the knowing, the empowerment, the well being – – the alignment that comes with being in alignment, with seeing our – individual, personal, specific, unique – world through the eyes of Source.

    We are Eternal Beings – choosing physical life experiences as specific human creators, with different individual, personal, specific, unique intentions, preferences and desires; and it is only in our choosing the inside the vortex perspective that we can really understand, and know that things are always working out for the best – as well being, alignment, and expansion are the natural order of things in the Universe.

    It is, however, logical that if we are not well practiced in our understanding, and knowing of how things really work; if we are not well practiced in paying attention to how we feel, and what furthermore manifests in our individual, personal, specific, and unique lives; if we are not well practiced in offering our point of vibration, attraction, beingness – our attention – our thoughts consciously, and deliberately – – that it would be easier to see this experience from the outside the vortex perspective – not because anything has gone wrong, but because of the so-far choosing the outside the vortex perspective of looking at things, choice that has been so-far building the LOA`s momentum that then brings to us – individually, personally, specifically, and uniquely, faster and faster, more and more outside the vortex thoughts, ideas, opinions and perspectives that furthermore – not only disallow the well being and alignment we are each – individually, personally, specifically, and uniquely – constantly, effortlessly, gradually, and naturally define, create and allow throughout the creative process; but that also perpetuate the same type of thoughts, ideas, opinions, perspectives, emotions, circumstances, events, people, relationships – manifestations – indicating our relationship with our individual Inner Beings.

    It is only in our outside the vortex perspective that we would categorize anything, calling it “wanted” or “unwanted” – because from the Source perspective we can understand, and know not only the tremendous value that each and every experience add to the vastness of All That Is; but also the free, freeing, powerful, empowering, new, independent of any and all conditions choice of focus we each have – in each new moment. It is only in our outside the vortex perspective that we would see children as powerless, as helpless, as unable to really create their own experience, because we have decided – as parents, or society that since they are unable to provide certain things for themselves in their early years, they are unable to create anything else regarding their experience; and in the same sense – we sometimes consider ourselves – individually, or collectively – powerless, or helpless, or unable to create our individual, personal, specific, and unique life experience, and we assign the power to someone other than ourselves – usually God. In reality – it is simply the choosing – whether consciously, and deliberately, or not – of the outside the vortex perspective – the out of alignment with our individual Inner Beings perspective through which we really disallow the understanding, and knowing of the power of creation we really hold.

    The power, the freedom, the comfort, the ease, the well being, the clarity, the knowing, the love, the loving, the appreciation, the appreciating, the eagerness, the enthusiasm, the excitement, the exhilaration, the joy, the fun, the bliss, the passion, the intelligence, the brilliance – are available to each and every one of us, in each moment; but only in our conscious and deliberate choice of focus in alignment with our individual Inner Beings are we really – individually, personally, specifically, uniquely – able to fully experience and enjoy it in ways that are individually, personally, specifically, uniquely meaningful to individually us.

    It is natural to seek freedom, and joy, and expansion – because it is the natural order of things in the Universe, and turning our attention in alignment with the more freedom, and joy, and expansion we are constantly, effortlessly, gradually, and naturally defining, creating, and allowing throughout the creative process IS the natural thing to do; but because the more freedom, and joy, and expansion are not yet fully physically manifested, therefore not yet ready for us – individually, personally, specifically, uniquely – to observe, and experience with all of our physical senses – we, sometimes or most of the times, completely disregard not only its presence, but the fact that it is the more well being and alignment standards we have – individually, personally, specifically, uniquely – defined, created, and allowed; are the standards that the whole Universe holds us – individually, personally, specifically, and uniquely – up to.

    Therefore, it is natural that in our – whether direct, or indirect – co-creating in this experience, we have – individually, personally, specifically, and uniquely – defined, created, and allowed these leading edge new individual, personal, specific, unique standards of personal well being and alignment that everything in the Universe is calling us – individually, personally, specifically, and uniquely – to the fully experiencing and enjoying of the tremendous value, well being, freedom, power, empowerment, comfort, ease, joy, excitement, exhilaration, eagerness, enthusiasm, love, appreciation, clarity, knowing, brilliance, intelligence, passion, fun, bliss that was and is constantly, effortlessly, gradually, and naturally being defined, created, and allowed; and unless we take the time to deliberately bring ourselves into alignment with these newly individually, personally, specifically, uniquely defined, created, and allowed leading edge, new individual, personal, specific, unique standards of personal well being and alignment, we can not feel wonderful – in our alignment with our individual Inner Beings – fully experiencing, and enjoying the tremendous value, well being, freedom, power, empowerment, comfort, ease, joy, excitement, exhilaration, eagerness, enthusiasm, love, appreciation, clarity, knowing, brilliance, intelligence, passion, fun, bliss that was and is constantly, effortlessly, gradually, and naturally being defined, created, and allowed specifically from this specific experience.

    We really must take the time to focus our thoughts, to allow ourselves to be inspired from the Broader Perspective, to allow ourselves to *know the inspiration that comes from the Broader Perspective – in order to really be able to understand, and know that nothing has gone wrong – not now, and not ever – but that everything that happens is always a perfect co-creation between those participating – directly, and indirectly – in it, that always leads to the experiencing of even more well being and alignment – regardless, and independently of how one, some, many, most may choose to look at it.

    To the parents, and relatives of those who have participated in manifesting this specific experience I would say: it is not your job to figure out why your kids chose this specific experience, it is your job only to understand, and know what is your role in this specific experience, and to turn your individual attention to the specific standards of well being and alignment that were naturally defined throughout the exploring of this specific experience. Your kids are not lost – they have changed their perspective of experiencing physical life, and they are more fully present now in *your experience than ever before.

    They are, right now, ready to interact and co-create with you in ways that are individually, personally, specifically, uniquely meaningful to you – in your new relationship with your kids. They now love you unconditionally – and they are so wanting for you to allow yourselves – individually, personally, specifically, uniquely – to feel, and understand, and know the tremendous unconditional love and appreciation that Source has for you – and for each and every one of us – and that your kids have now for you, from this new Source perspective. We can not know the specific reasons why each of them chose to experience this – but we can benefit from the tremendous value this experience has added to the vastness of All That Is. It could be that they had intended coming forth to experience a short life experience, with the specifics their individual lives had; or it could be that they had intended to come forth to assist you – their loved ones – in finding out / remembering your true power as individual creators, and this experience was the perfect way in which you clearly understand, and know that about your desire to feel wonderful, and your desire for well being and alignment in your individual, personal, specific, unique life experience.

    It is natural for each and every one of us to constantly, effortlessly, gradually, and naturally explore the already-manifested vast variety of contrasting creations, constantly, effortlessly, gradually, and naturally defining, creating, and allowing the more well being and alignment that is naturally individually, personally, specifically, uniquely meaningful to individually us – and sometimes, or most of the times we choose – mostly because of the building up momentum of observing the what-is and even looking at it from the outside the vortex perspective – to ignore – not that we ever could, and this experience shows exactly that – the new standards of well being and alignment that are most important for us to line up with, if we are to feel wonderful in our experiencing the specific physical life experience we have individually, personally, specifically, uniquely chosen. And it is natural that sometimes we would interact, and co-create with others in manifesting an experience that shows us more clearly the specifics of what we individually, personally, specifically, and uniquely really want – which is always in general terms – alignment, and in more specific terms – the feelings of alignment: well being, freedom, power, empowerment, comfort, ease, joy, excitement, exhilaration, eagerness, enthusiasm, love, appreciation, clarity, knowing, brilliance, intelligence, passion, fun, bliss, and in more specific terms – the specific manifestations of alignment: the specific manifestations of well being, freedom, power, empowerment, comfort, ease, joy, excitement, exhilaration, eagerness, enthusiasm, love, appreciation, clarity, knowing, brilliance, intelligence, passion fun, bliss that are individually, personally, specifically, and uniquely meaningful to individually us. Sometimes, it takes an experience like this to really understand, and know the clarity of our constantly, effortlessly, gradually, and naturally asking for new standards of well being and alignment – standards of well being, of freedom, of power, of empowerment, of comfort, of ease, of joy, of excitement, of exhilaration, of eagerness, of enthusiasm, of love, of appreciation, of clarity, of knowing, of brilliance, of intelligence, of passion, of fun, of bliss.

    The presence of the fullness of who your kids now are – is available to each and every one of you; and they are now more eager than ever before to interact, and co-create, and have fun with you; but they are now the high frequency vibration of Source – the wonderful feeling vibration of Source – the loving, the appreciating, the valuing of All That Is vibration of Source; and only in you allowing yourselves – individually, personally, specifically, uniquely – to match that high frequency vibration can you ever feel their presence, and their eagerness, and their fun, and their joy, and their enthusiasm, and their passion, and their excitement, and their exhilaration, and their power, and their empowerment, and their well being, and their comfort, and their ease, and their clarity, and their intelligence, and their brilliance, and their bliss – in ways that are specifically meaningful to you, in this ongoing, ever unfolding, eternal, individual, personal, specific, unique relationship with them.

    They are Eternal Beings – as we each are, and while we choose to continue experiencing and enjoying this specifically focused physical life experience as the individual, personal, specific, unique human creators we each are – they have now chosen to interact, and co-create with you, and with us all from their now general, Broader, vibrationally dominant, always wonderful feeling, always high frequency, individual, personal, specific, unique Source perspective. And throughout the living of this experience – as throughout the living of each experience – each and every one of us participating in it are constantly, effortlessly, gradually, and naturally defining, creating, and allowing new – individual, personal, specific, unique – standards of well being and alignment – standards that are individually, personally, specifically, uniquely meaningful to individually us – that are now fully vibrationally manifested, that are the now standards of well being and alignment the Universe holds us up to, that are the now standards of well being and alignment that everything is the Universe is calling us to – that are the now standards of well being and alignment we must – individually, personally, specifically, and uniquely – match the frequency of, if we are to feel wonderful in the unfolding of our individual, personal, specific, unique life experience.

    A L L I S E X T R E M E L Y W E L L :) :) :) A L W A Y S :) :) :)

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  28. Brendan on December 17, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Christopher, spot on my brother. You would agree with me that the janitors in schools should be carrying firearms as well because they would be much more ready than the armed teachers since they’re in the hallways cleaning. They’ll be cleaning the kids’ washrooms as well cause they teachers won’t go in there so the janitors can also check up on the kids in case they sense something suspicious.

  29. Patrick Brinksma on December 17, 2012 at 7:44 am

    “When every American is armed then the violence will stop.”

    why not

    “When no American is armed then the violence will stop.”

  30. Phil Giuliano on December 17, 2012 at 9:16 am

    I LOVED Sophie’s comments – perfect, Sophie!

    There are no issues that we physical humans struggle with more than “life vs. death” and “good vs. evil” – they are at the very core of the dualistic nature of the physical experience. The deeper reality, of course, is that there is no death, only eternal life, and there is no good OR evil – only Isness (Being). Since we continue to live as though these dualistic illusions are real we will continue to create painful experiences and ensure that dramas such as this one will replicate.

    It is perhaps to ensure that these very issues are the point of focus for so many right now that is indeed the very service these loving souls that were the players in this particular drama are providing to those of us remaining in physical. Until we come to grips with the greater truths humanity will not live in the Love, Peace and Joy that is our true nature.

    Of course there is much resistance to these deeper truths and many suffer – and to those I send Love and the hope that in moments of peace the deeper truth’s whispers from their hearts take root in their minds.

  31. Anonymous on December 17, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Good doesn’t attract evil

    Isn’t life a fight between good and evil and sometimes evil will get the upper hand

    There are other issues like the availability of weapons like the murderer used and the “fame” or celebrity that people like this achieve. It is difficult not to think that there is a “copycat” element to this crime

    God doesn’t allow it, man chooses to deny God’s love. We are all partly to blame allowing these weapons to be out there, giving fame( notoriety) to the perpetrators- having judicial systems that give more support to perpetrators of crime than to the victims and being do lenient. That monster in Norway who killed 70 odd people lives in what appears to be a pleasant hostel and has been given a voice where he didn’t have one before. He doesn’t seem to have to take responsibility for what he did .

    We are all to blame

    I am sorry – I could go on and on

  32. LovelyMe on December 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Sorry I didn’t get to read all of the comments, but a lot of good stuff is being put out here!

    I will say that for me, I tend to be very neutral about tragic news. This one made its way to me and it did affect me. More to the point, even in my LOA savvy mind, I felt like on behalf of the human race I really should feel sad about this, and I did, until I remembered some LOA key points:

    1. There is no real death
    2. As Teal Scott reminds us, we view children as “innocent”, and although we as adults can accept this no real death thing, blah blah blah, we view children as “younger” than us because they came to this world later than us, when in “reality”, these children are powerful creators that have cycled through life millions, if not billions of times already. I believe in agreements or experiences we plan out for ourselves while in the non-physical form.

    So I personally believe that these “children” had wanted this experience before birth. The parents agreed to experience this before their birth.
    3. Wouldn’t it be something…a really powerful something, if we deliberate creators, instead of getting so attached to the “physical”, just acknowledged that all involved are fulfilling, in a sense, their life’s purpose for this cycle?
    I find a lot of comfort in the knowledge of #2. I believe it with all my heart. I believe being eternal, what we want to experience after millions of life cycles can indeed begin to not make sense to our physical minds, but when we make these agreements, we stand firmly in the belief and knowledge of our eternalness.

    Someone also mentioned that Source doesn’t see this as a tragedy in the first place, and that’s something powerful to reflect on.

  33. Christina on December 17, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    I agree with Jeannette that this isn’t the time to contemplate this stuff and it’s better when we’re in a better alignment. Of course, when is “better”? Is there ever a better time to find a reason for things like this? in our humanity, we always want to know “why”? There may not ever be an answer to that question.

    For myself, I agree with taking 100 percent responsibility for my life – things I’ve done as well as things done TO me, because they were brought into my reality for a purpose.

    That said, it’s fine for me, a 41 year old woman, to believe this and to want my family to celebrate my death, to celebrate my homecoming, as that is what it would be. But if something happened to my son, I don’t know. I can’t comprehend it. If something happened to my husband, I can’t comprehend it. Losing my parents, my grandparents – I accept it will happen one day as they are much older and that is easier for me to accept than losing my husband or son, even though I know it’s possible it could happen any day.

    So I spent Saturday afternoon with my 18 year old son, who ASKED me to come with him to shop for material he needed for a project. This doesn’t happen often anymore, so I gave him all the time he wanted and ran my errands and did my weekend chores after he headed to work that afternoon.

    I believe God works ALL things for good. Not some things, not a few things, but ALL things. Right now, though, it’s difficult to see the good, and my heart breaks for the families who have lost someone special to them.

  34. Christopher B. Thomas on December 17, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    There are no words for any shooting.

    The disturbing trend coming to light is that there is a shadow group of individuals whom are carrying out false flag shootings en masse. Knowing that the violence will enact laws that remove civil rights the well planned massacres will continue as long as there is a patsy to blame it on (patsy’s are sought after) and the people believe the news stories of what is aired (ask any news anchor how much of their story is providing all the facts).

    The victims did not choose to be shot… that is a false understanding… they became targets of a higher sinister agenda in a very dark political arena operating behind closed doors. Unknown to most citizens; tragedy, bloodshed, violence, fear, and terror are used to lower the populations vibration so that they are powerless to defend themselves as the future unfolds.

    Giving away our power to authority is the agenda, and that removes our ability to develop cause/effect wisdom, knowledge and personal responsibility in order to be able to affect each owns reality. Ask to be shown the Truth and take the time to research until you find it. LOA is always in operation either for you or against you depending on your understanding at any time while you are in the midst of circumstance individually or collectively. Raise your own vibration, take your power back, learn balance (Tree of Knowledge instead of seeing good or evil), and don’t obey. Practice LOA for as long as it takes until you get it right in changing your reality, for then you will participate in changing reality for everyone around you. And then WE will no longer give away our inheritance to those who feed off of our misery for their gain.

    Active participation or passive permission; every individuals choices vibrates the collective ethers of every sentient being on the planet. The higher your own vibration the larger the ripple of your influence flows. An echo. Raise yourself up and help stop the violence.

  35. Sara on December 18, 2012 at 1:04 am

    Oy…. Feel good answers can’t easily be found in difficult, upsetting questions. The fact is we can speculate about spiritual truth til we’re blue in the face. But none of us could even begin to understand “why” or “how” such a thing could happen. I feel this is not the time for spiritual correctness…if I believed there was such a thing.

    I think it’s best we all tend to our feelings and experience, rather than speculate about what other “souls are choosing.” The undeniable truth is that we don’t know and can’t know. And furthermore, it’s not our business to know. This is incredibly personal and intimate. We’re talking about teachers and small children being murdered here! If nothing else, please, please let’s not use spiritual concepts as a way of denying our emotional connection to each other or otherwise diminishing our capacity to empathize and hold space for the tender process (collective and individual) of the folks in Connecticut and elsewhere.

  36. Mono on December 18, 2012 at 2:52 am

    I am very glad the non-dualistic perspective predominates here. And I would like to respond only to Sara – the comment above this one. Because she, like many people, believe it is impossible to know what lies beyond the physical world while we are still in human bodies. Speak for yourself, because I know what follows death and what I truly am. And I do not know that from books or other people’s words. I know it from my own, personal experience. Yes, I have lived a very intense life and I did want to discover this truth. It did not hit me one day, while sitting on a couch watching tv. We are transitioning into a new evolutionary phase – one by one, generation by generation. So, when you say “we don’t know and we can’t know” you are not only speculating about other souls choosing”, you are speculating about ALL souls choosing. Be yourself, a few more incarnations and you will know too. And death is truly the best possible experience of any physical life!

  37. Sara on December 18, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Mono – I absolutely believe in the possibility that death is a fantastic wild ride. Do I have memory of that? No, but I feel in my heart there is more than meets the eye just as in this circumstance. Please don’t be so quick to harshly judge who I am or where I am in my life based on a brief comment and just because I haven’t shared your experience with death. This is not a competition between dualistic thinkers and non-dualistic thinkers. If you’re so spiritually advanced, perhaps you can empathize with those of us who aren’t as far along as you and show spiritually aware compassion and kindness?

    On a side note – (I feel part of the joy of being in a human life is the duality, but that’s another conversation I’d be happy to participate in another time.)

    In fact, your comment truly inspires what I feel is important to say. Here we are in the midst of huge desires being launched about what happens here in the physical, and some of us are more concerned with being “right” about spiritual truth than with relating to each other and connecting with each other. I feel in these situations it’s spiritual connection that is relevant, not so much the attempt at spiritual correctness.

    No matter what we believe or claim to know, this is very personal and intimate stuff. And I do feel that death is a very sacred subject. And so to speculate about another’s death or transition or whatever you want to call it, feels semi-arrogant to me. I have beautiful ideas about what death is, and I’m happy for your experience, but the point is that no matter what I believe, it doesn’t need to diminish my capacity to honor the alleged pain and grief of others in this situation. We don’t know the whole story here and that is totally okay. I only wish it was more important that we hold together instead of use our spiritual ideas against each other in some petty argument.

  38. Frank Butterfield | Communion of Light on December 18, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    Yesterday, in a private session, a client asked Paul about her experience around this topic and why she was having a hard time connecting with other people.

    Their response to her was that connection doesn’t happen through tragedy, it happens in spite of tragedy. That this is often how we tend to allow connection to happen in physical terms, but it’s not because of the tragedy or the tragic thoughts.

    They were also very clear about the position of those who had transitioned: pure joy. They also acknowledged that the ones who were left behind have a hard time with that because of what they see as having happened. And that there’s nothing right or wrong with how anyone feels here. But it’s hard to make a vibrational match between sorrow and joy, although everyone in sorrow over death usually has an inkling that something really amazing has happened even though they’re looking around for the physical presence of their loved one which has disappeared.

    One other thing they said that I thought was poignant: this happens every day to numbers of people all around the world. There’s nothing unique about this story other than the meaning being given to it and that there is a surge in consciousness happening around these events. This just happens to be, for some people, the straw that broke their camel’s back on what they think this means. That’s why it’s a big deal, collectively speaking.

    For me personally, I tend to keep away from these topics because it’s so obvious to me that something wonderful is happening, but it’s not always a very kind thing to say (or even imply) to people who are missing the physical presence of the person they love, so I tend to keep my mouth shut.

    I know that when I have been in the depths of grief when close friends and family members died, there was always a very powerful glimmer of light coming through from the other side. I know that was my friend saying in a thousand different ways: “There’s so much love here! And always has been!”

    Because I now understand this more than ever (and hardly to any level of competence), I don’t cry when they leave. I celebrate the start of their new adventure and look forward to what they will be reporting back about how amazing it all is. In fact, I tend to get giddy about it!

    And… I know that not everyone will agree with that perspective (nor should they) and so it’s OK with me (as if they need my permission) to grieve or go wherever they feel led to go with this. There really is no right or wrong here, only love, and that’s what all these amazing souls who have moved on keep telling us over and over again.

    Thank you, as always, Jeannette for this powerful forum of deliciously diverse perspectives!

  39. Sara on December 18, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    I LOVE all of that, Frank. That felt so amazing to read! Thank you.

    I’ve not yet “lost” anyone incredibly close to me, but I know it’s probably inevitable. I hope that I can allow these deeply beautiful, resonant concepts about death to evolve into real life experience for me, if or when that happens. I’d love to be able be in a more aware state where I can feel that glimmer. AND, as a mom, I have very strong and clear desires to see my children enjoying a continued, long, joy-filled, physical experience.

  40. Kathy on December 18, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    To accept the idea spoken by Abraham (and many others) that those here on earth CHOSE to be here, AND that to depart (or have any other experience) is THEIR CHOICE as well, is the only way I can see that the loved ones left behind can find any comfort. Otherwise, there is blame and guilt and sorrow for a long time.

    (maybe forever)

    How can any other explanation make sense? I’ve tried and nothing else comes to mind.

    I’ve enjoyed this blog chain and send blessings, hope, love and happiness to all.

  41. Patrick Brinksma on December 18, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Just wanted to remind everybody: life’s supposed to be fun!

  42. Good Vibe Coach on December 18, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Super smart and generous people here sharing helpful thoughts. Thank you so much for your contributions, everyone!

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