Moral Simplicity and The Role of Good and Evil
I was about to write something in keeping with my guest on The Spiritual Envoy this week, Clive Doucet, who wrote the book Urban Meltdown, about making spiritual choices and keeping morality simple. Then it dawned upon me that I have already written that in my book The Next God, so I decided to include this short chapter instead. I've never taken a chapter out of the book and published it in some other form, because I've been afraid it would not be able to stand alone. This chapter requires that the reader have some understanding of the chapter before it, which is about making choices and choosing door number one, two or three, and it requires some acceptance that I speak to many spirits that are unseen. Otherwise, I think it can stand alone, so here goes. Hope you enjoy it!
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
The Question of Homosexuality
September 1, 2007
Earlier this week, I had a client ask this question:
“Is being gay wrong? That has always troubled me. Thank you.”
I compiled a response that I think represents what I have learned thus far about this subject through my ability as a Clairaudient. It is very simple to understand if we remember that the true God, not the manmade one, runs EVERYTHING.
This, life, is all a journey, and all of us have tasks to accomplish that complete certain lessons. Let is suffice to say, that from what I know about the nature of reincarnation, more than likely, we will ALL be gay at some point in our journey, as we will all be bigots at some point. Each lifetime has something to teach us. So try and see it this way if you can. God runs EVERYTHING, and we are made, each lifetime, to accomplish the tasks She/He/It has put before you to do. Your primary goal is to weather and accomplish the challenges in that lifetime - your own perception, other's perception, physical challenges, etc. - with the most grace and self-awareness, so that ultimately in each lifetime, you strive for and accomplish being your very best spiritual self. All you have to do is look at a Hermaphrodite to know that God creates people with a range of hormonal levels that do not fall under the "all male" or "all female" categories. If that is true, a person created by God, who is more powerful than we can imagine, can never be anything but perfect, as they are. So if you were "born" with these proclivities, then you are as you should be and carrying out the design you were given this lifetime to live and work with and through, never forgetting and always focused upon being your best self.
Now, having said all of that, however, if being gay is a response to pain and a "decision" made out of reacting to that pain, like say from being molested as a child, or raped, or hating an opposite sexed parent, etc., that is a different issue. It is your responsibility to make sure that you are not allowing the experience to somehow distort your natural spiritual self, to become someone you were not inclined to be. Therefore, you must make sure that your spirit is not damaged, and that you are going with that and harboring anger and hatred developed out of pain. That is not appropriate and must be worked on in order to become your best spiritual self.
Let's say that at the end of that true and genuine examination, and even if you began a journey in homosexuality out of pain, but you have worked hard to make sure you have rid yourself of all hatred, pain, angst, prejudice against the offending sex who originally hurt you, and you still choose to become homosexual after having righted yourself spiritually, that may have been part of God's lesson, and you may be your best spiritual self at that point, but that is tricky. Most, or maybe many people don't actually do the work to be sure they are spiritually well, and somewhere in the backs of their minds is the feeling that "all men are pigs!" or such. Then no, you haven't as a spirit, worked everything out.
Then there is another factor to consider. God runs this show, always. And if you were a bigot against homosexuals in a past lifetime, and say killed one because of your hatred, you can bet that somewhere along the reincarnation journey, you are likely to become a homosexual and that is your task to come back and understand. In that case, you might well be, but not always be, a homosexual who has to learn and understand what pain is caused by such behavior. You might well be in turmoil as a homosexual this lifetime, or be abused as one, or by some and not be homosexual at all, but around them, or work for the causes of same just as well. That also depends upon how God determines you should have the lessons that She figures will bring you to become your best spiritual self during this lifetime.
Therefore, it is a very complex thing, each of our lives, and could not possibly have one ridiculous rule like "all homosexuals are against God and nature, and thus wrong"! Only a controlling person or people who has/have no true understanding of the complexities of God, and the all powerful nature of this master alchemist could impose such a hateful, damaging belief system upon another human being.
Let it go, if it haunts you - on either side of the issue - and strive to become your best spiritual self at all times. Don't let people damage you with their feeble attempts to interpret for a being so much more than most dare to imagine. That is the reason that small minded people develop a system to shame another human being, because they lack the capacity to comprehend such power as is God. Your goal, and mine, is to always get to the root of things and become the most loving and surefooted beings who dispel hate and bigotry in any form. That is our primary and absolute task on this plane, in this dimension, to become our best spiritual selves. Assigning small minded attributes to a being of such enormous and from our standards, infinite power, is just absurd and insulting, like a gnat determining how an elephant pulls a tree trunk down, as if.
If you are doing that, working every day at being and becoming your best self, then you are perfect, so I’ve been told!
THE POWER OF AN OPEN MIND
So what makes a person operate with an open mind, and thus make more spiritual progress? Apparently, the decision to do so is all that is needed. The decision then guides things like true self examination and evaluation and the release of old ideas that work against a person, toward the acceptance and incorporation of new ideas, that then activate and support change. Without an open mind, none of these actions can take place because the person will never see or hear enough new information to take in anything except what they already know. This is where I’d say, if my practice is any indication, about 40% of the world resides in their head and spirit. This is why the world is a mess, and God is allowing us to deal with it, with little intervention until we unlearn this malady of self involvement that keeps us from having an open mind.
Therein lies the problem. It is not likely that anyone would knowingly choose to stay “stuck on stupid” by choice, when even they can see that there is something wrong. I am speaking of the group of folks that come to me primarily; because I know first hand that they have identified an issue, because they did in fact come to me. So it is not a broad group, but one already seeking answers. That puts them in good standing to be ready to change at some point, because they have at least identified the fact that something other than their own way of seeing the world, might be of use to them on their spiritual journey. That’s a great step. But what happens after that first step to the 40%, is confusing.
However time, it seems, does heal and fix all things, as long as one is working. Even the 40%, does not usually stay stuck entirely, but makes some change, usually in accordance with the things that are most painful in their lives. So since I have observed that this happens, I’ve tried to examine what common factors cause the slow down or halt, at the places where people do stop their trek toward growth. Though 40% may not make any significant changes, of the 60% who do, about 35% to 40% make some changes, and then stop. It is that rare 20% to 25% that actually attacks a reading like a job, and studies to make the changes real and concrete almost 24/7 that I am amazed with. Most of us range in that 35% to 40% group, me included, though the longer I do this, the more I dance between this group – the sometimes stubborn – to the 20/25% group – the never stubborn, or in other words, closed minded. The terms are generally synonymous it seems.
Since I am also affected by this syndrome from time to time, I’ve looked at this phenomena to try and determine how we, the thinking and reasonable people who are looking to find spiritual answers, get to and hit this wall. When others in that 20% rarely do, which ultimately is the goal. The common denominator from what I can tell, is that when we are confronted with a concept that is against our present belief system, we stop letting in new information, and thus we stop taking the action that works toward moving us steadily forward, spiritually speaking. In that manner, we stop our own show, but if we don’t give up, we will come back, find that stopping place that immobilized us, and push through it.
A good example of this is in that wonderful Visa check cashing commercial in which all of these young people – must be teens and in their twenties because of the things they can do with their bodies – are in a clothing store buying things, and everything is moving along famously, fine, like a well oiled machine. And then this young man gets up to the counter, after a mind defying robotic, disjointed, floor to effortless standing walk (if you can call it that) to the counter and pulls out his check book. Everything stops, because he has slowed the progress of forward movement by this one little glitch that stopped not only his, but everyone else’s entire interaction. He quickly figures it out, changes gears, pulls out the check card and everything begins to flow freely again.
That’s what this stall in spiritual development is like, caused by the actions of a closed mind. It is a stall that stops all movement not only in our spirit, but in the people surrounding us, and the world in which we live. This happens each and every time we stop the movement with out own inability to have an open mind and keep pushing through that which we don’t understand. It happens each time we force other people to have to bend to our will, and bend to our method of operation because we can’t be open minded enough to find a new way, or adjust to one that is going well. Often, we’d rather stick with what we know, even if it is not efficient, good, reasonable or beneficial, still, it is familiar. We have successfully protected our closed mind so that we can stay safe in the knowledge that what we have believed, is as things are. But to what end?
On a personal level, it only slows our growth. On a community level, in tends to make us plan foolishly, for the protection of ourselves and our own small concerns while we ignore the larger group – or more germane, the ideas of others that are not our own, but require a broader perspective, or an open mind. When that concept is carried out into the global community, we have a hot mess! And has anybody noticed? That is exactly what we have.
So when presented with a personal opportunity to adjust our particular mode of operation and exercise an open mind, it behooves us to do so, so that we can flex this ability and make it stronger, and thus move from self, to small community, to larger global community, so that when we have the technology and abilities (and it is coming folks, eventually) to move into a universal community, if we have not mastered this ability to move differently from a closed mind, we will take our same bad habits and consequent messes with us. We will not be trained or able to function in an environment with others who have mastered this skill, and we will all suffer. So let’s work harder at finding and keeping an open mind, and reducing the down time for open-minded thinking to 0%. That way, we spend more time being productive and moving forward, like the incredibly flexible young man in the Visa advertisement.
Such a great metaphor they developed in a seemingly innocuous television commercial. An open mind, creates greater flexibility, and thus forward movement. Let us all strive for that for ourselves, and the world. It is no mistake that God put us in this training ground with all the obstacles. We have to work to learn this concept and put it to use in every conceivable situation. The key word is “work”.