When Bad Things Happen to Good People
If you are one of those people affected by the hurricanes or fires in the US, my heart is with you.
Or perhaps you live in an area of the world that has been at the brunt end of a tsunami or other natural disaster.
Or perhaps the natural disaster is happening inside your family, or even inside your body.
When something bad happens to you, there is a tendency to take it personally, as if God is punishing you, but the Divine is not vengeful, and it’s not personal.
Surely, if we find human acts of vengeance against our loved ones or neighbors to be abhorrent, then it stands to reason Divine Consciousness does not engage with us through vengeance.
The Divine is not singling us out for punishment. The notion of God punishing us is an old concept from our history, an attempt to explain the seemingly unexplainable.
People were attempting to explain what their science could not yet explain, like the reason behind a plague.
What we tend to forget when we are in the midst of natural disasters is that we are endowed with free will.
That means sometimes we individually or collectively make decisions, intentionally or naively, that ultimately result in harm. We’ve made decisions that have affected the earth, and we are seeing the results of those decisions.
It’s not personal. These events are the results of cause and effect.
If we want to understand the beliefs and choices that set the events into motion, what we need to be asking is, “How did we let this happen?”
The same is true within our family interactions and the cells of our own bodies.
We need to discover what we missed!
Sometimes it takes a while to understand the cause that set up the uncomfortable or even painful effect we are experiencing. That’s what I discovered while I was writing my book, The Root of All Healing and then again, when I was putting together the interactive Breakthrough Healing System based on my book.
Once we see the cause and effect, we can move toward changing it, but first it really helps to get down to the root cause.
Personal pain or natural disasters are the natural results of expanding and contracting; experimenting and learning.
That’s why our compassion is so important. In compassion, we give ourselves the benefit of the doubt. We recognize that getting to the root of a problem and collectively making the right changes requires insight and commitment.
Whether we are healing ourselves or healing the planet, the work is very much the same!
In order to find solutions, we need to get still, listen, and allow ourselves to be guided from a higher knowledge than the perceptions that created the problem – all qualities of our Sacred Feminine energy.
When bad things happen to good people, it’s time to open wide in compassion and allow space for new guidance.