Have you ever read in the paper or seen on the web or TV some news item and instantly determined (at least in your mind) who was the good guy and who was the evil one in the situation? We all make judgements about others, and sometimes with very little information. Few of us would even think to consider that someone’s actions may not be dictated by events in this lifetime, because rarely do any of us consider anything other than this reality, this here and now.
Yet, if we were to stop to consider what past encounters between the two might have occurred (in this reality or another), and what the repercussions of those interactions might have been or might still be, we might not be so quick to judge. For instance, in this reality a child is abducted, held hostage, and sexually abused. That’s wrong, right? And the man who did it is evil, and we all breathe a sigh of relief when he’s caught and punished. But what if 15 lifetimes ago he was the child who was abused and the abuser is the child in the current life. What if the current event we’re reading or hearing about is occurring simply as a way of rebalancing the energies around them, and as a spiritual lesson for the participants.
We’ve all heard the expression, “What goes around, comes around,” but have we really thought about what that means. Do we really understand the greater picture. Most people are too busy just striving to exist within the “one life”, the life on which all their energies are focused—this here, and this now. But if we could all just take a moment and try to see the bigger picture, the picture that includes all the previous nows (past lives), and all the probable nows (future lives) we might realize that many of the incidents we judge as good or evil are simply a small part of a larger play.
If you push me down, and then die before I can push you back, my reality and yours are now out of balance. I owe you a shove and some feelings of inadequacy and embarrassment. But maybe the next 7 lives are spent in different realities, different geographic places with too much distance between us to allow us to bring balance back to our realities. Comes life number 8 following the incident and we’re back in proximity to each other. Do we restore balance between us by having me shove you? Do we even know each other, or as strangers will I knock you down with all the same intentions that you had when you attacked me? Those are some of the choices we will have to make–maybe not on a conscious level, but in our souls we choose.
The longer we ignore the imbalance the stronger it attracts us and the “bigger” it becomes as an event in our lives. If we ignore it long enough, there will come a life where we cannot NOT do it. Balance must be re-established, so we have to rectify the imbalance by me shoving you with all the same anger and intensity that you used when you attacked me.
The “rule” holds true for everyone in every situation. Yet here we are judging people based on what we see right here and right now. While I’m not advocating an overthrow of man’s laws—we all need to live within the imposed structures of the reality we accept , including societal and familial rules—I am saying that all of us should be a little less judgmental in our own minds regarding things we know so little about.