After one more horrific shooting in a school in the US, I feel drawn to write about the “sanctity of life.”
It is a notion that is ‘First Nature’ to many of us on the path, starting with respect for our own life, and yet it doesn’t seem to inhabit everyone’s conscience.
The two meanings I found are close to each other:
-the state or quality of being holy, sacred, or saintly.
-ultimate importance and inviolability.
Sacredness of life goes hand in hand with the very notion that we are an extension of the Divine, however we would like to consider what/who the Divine is. Perhaps the Divine is showing in the sweet dandelion that sprouted on our lawn last week. After all, it thrives from the same life force and sun energy that we do.
If we truly believe in our divinity, deep down in the pores of our psyche, and exemplify it through our thoughts, words and actions, why would we want to desecrate another’s divinity?
I’m writing to the choir here, I know, yet the choir can certainly help soothe humanity’s wounds.
The issue, as I see it, is hatred and possibly, in the first place, self-hatred. Hatred and destruction brood in so many areas of our society, starting, I shall say, with games for children. I am not saying that our children are taught to hate, yet they learn early on that life is a game that can be easily halted, with a gun, an explosive or any other weapons. At times, just for the thrill of killing. What shows up on a computer screen can be so easily transposed to the world we live in—the real one.
The antidote to hatred that we all possess is our unlimited capacity to love. Even the most wicked person or entity on earth can and does love. Don’t we say that the greatest villain loves and protects his children dearly?
The importance of loving was echoed this morning by the post of the Creator that I received. Continue Loving, continue what everyone can do in every second of her or his life. That is so simple, yet so powerful, and there will come a time when this Love that we nurture in our hearts will form a great ocean, engulfing every pain, misery and anger in its majestic flow.
My dearest One,
I know that it may seem as if your Earth plane is spinning out of control and, for every act of kindness and love, there are ten acts of violence and destruction. Do not let this dissuade you! Very soon, the balance will shift. Keep sending Unconditional Love, giving from your heart and practicing kindness. It may seem as if you are only one but you need to know that, for as alone as you feel in those moments, there are an infinite number of “ones” adding to the collective consciousness and this is what will tip the scales.
Continue loving, giving and practicing. The change will come! ~ Creator
Gilles Asselin is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: The sanctity of life
Time: May 26, 2022 03:00 PM Eastern Time
Meeting ID: 879 2586 5707