|Why Bad Things Happen to Good People|
Did you ever see something go wrong around you and suddenly burst
out, "How on Earth did I create that?"
Really, how can bad things happen, even to the sweetest, kindest,
most spiritual people on the planet? Where's the fairness in that?
The root of the question lies partly in the fact that we live in a
state of polarity consciousness. This is a point of view where life
is seen as a contrast between opposing forces, and that events are
either good or bad. Good or bad is a judgment issue. Judgment
belongs within the frequency band of basic, physical consciousness.
Yes, in physical consciousness, bad things do exist, and they appear
that way because they're designed to.
Life is like a stage, or a movie set where scripts are acted out for
the experience that they will bring. The `props' upon the stage of
life consist of good ones and bad ones because we are here to
experience duality consciousness. But, when you rise above judgment
to a higher vista of consciousness, you begin to view the arrival of
an unpleasant occurrence in your life as the challenge that it was
intended to be.
Challenges are designed, at a soul level, to give rise to change.
Change then opens the door to the opportunity for transformation,
and transformation is our main purpose in life.
Your soul thinks very much in terms of service to others, so your
purpose in life is to transform, not only yourself, but all of
humanity to a higher level of consciousness. As a member of the
group mind of humanity on Earth, everything that you do is reflected
within the whole. Many challenges are undertaken, more for the
transformation that they will bring to others, than for the change
they will bring to you.
Transformation itself – the natural progress of the spirit - can be
effortless. But when a blockage to that transformation exists, pain
may be the price necessary to dissolve that blockage. People often
take on pain in their lives, not because they need to transform
themselves, but because their souls see that society needs to work
through certain major issues and they volunteer to be a part of that
In some people's lives, challenges come thick and fast. In others,
they do not, at least for that lifetime. When a person completes a
particularly challenging lifetime, they may follow it up with a
quiet, pleasant and restful incarnation, one where nothing
outstanding happens at all.
Challenges are the tools of transformation
Without that tension in life, nothing moves, nothing progresses.
Huge issues are worked through by millions of people at a time. Take
any issue - equality of the sexes, equality of race, control issues,
abuse, violence, equal access for the handicapped - and there are
millions of people working through each issue at any one time in
Sometimes people make obvious progress in helping shift the
paradigm. Sometimes they pass away before their time, a seeming
victim of the old reality, having made no apparent progress.
However, whatever they do in their lives, the experience of just
being alive in their situation is added to the massive paradigm
shift in consciousness which is occurring at that time. No effort is
wasted. No one fails. Everyone contributes to the experiences which
follow each challenge.
What about the December 2004 Indonesian tsunami, the largest natural
disaster in recorded history? What exactly did more than 170,000
souls join together to achieve? Did they soften the psyche of a
world fixated upon terrorism and war? At a conscious level, we don't
know exactly why they agreed to such a monumental sacrifice. At
their all-knowing soul level, however, they did plan to be a part of
this massive event, because that is how life works.
Souls do not experience accidents, they create realities
When you reach the deepest level of sleep at night, you move into
your fully-aware, soul consciousness. When you reach this level of
consciousness you may then join with your extended soul family and
with all of the other soul families on this planet to plan, quite
literally, what tomorrow will bring. Even if the focus of your
attention does not reach this inner level on a particular night,
your soul level of consciousness is still fully aware and functional
in its own right. You then, as part of the whole of humanity, create
that tomorrow. To your conscious mind the next day, some of these
plans may even appear as surprises and wake-up calls as they unfold
before your daily, waking consciousness.
It is not by chance that, when your time comes to leave your
physical body and pass on to the spirit world, your guides will be
there to meet you. Your guides, along with friends and relatives who
have passed on before you, will meet you at the exact moment of your
passing. They will be there because, as the event draws near, they
know exactly when to expect you. This is because souls do not
experience accidents, they create realities.
Not all challenges in life are a part of massive societal shifts. A
challenge may just as easily be personal. Something that is,
perhaps, chosen as a tool to break up a long-standing blockage
within a person's psyche. It is almost surreal to hear a cancer
survivor reflect on their new-found health and say, "Cancer was the
best thing that ever happened to me." What they mean is that the
challenge transformed them by releasing old blockages which were
cheating them of a fuller life.
We may never know all of the reasons why bad events happen. What we
do know is that, in a world which habitually contrasts light and
dark, the events which appear bad can often be the greatest
opportunities for transformation within ourselves, for those around
us and for humanity as a whole.
Who is to say that, at a soul level, we didn't volunteer to carry a
heavy load purely for the love of others? Certainly the most
spiritual people can, and do, carry the heaviest loads, and they do
so in such a way that their service fills the world with the light
of their love.