Psychic Development Workshop: Cultivating Compassion, Exercise 1
Psychic and Paranormal
I have read this entire thread and it sure has made me think about what could possess someone to do such things to animals. I'm always trying to see the higher purpose in things we humans do and as I think of this guy I am reminded of something a friend shared with me, recently.
She is a first responder with the Police dept and has seen more than her share of horrible things man is capable of. However, she shared a story of a man who had just killed his infant son. When she arrived at the house, the man was bewildered and so full of grief. Now most of the officers on the scene didn't care about his feelings at all, but my friend's heart opened wide and her compassion just couldn't be checked. Even though this feeling took her completely by surprise. She went over to him and sat with him as he sobbed. She said she kept feeling that he had no comprehension of what he had just done. Not in a sociopathic or mentally ill way, but in a different way. That he kept saying he couldn't have done this to his son. She knew that on some level he was right. That he had agreed, before coming to Earth, to be the one to facilitate his sons return to spirit. That she could have no judgement on this violent act because he had just played a part in this spirit's life pattern. This thought scared the crap out of her and consoled her at the same time. Even though he would be convicted of murder, was he really guilty when he just fullfilled an agreement? But being labeled a murderer was also part of his life experience. So many new thoughts were streaming through her head about this man, and the bigger picture in life.
Now, my mind could hardly believe what she was saying at first. But then I took a moment and thought about the agreements that we make with those we love when we are still in spirit. To play certain roles on Earth with each other, so that we can learn tremendous love, compassion or forgiveness. On the Earth level, I could easily be sickened by what this man had done, but if I remove all judgment for a moment, then what is left? Life experience. Exactly what we come to Earth for in the first place.
The domino effect of these events is often what it's all about. The wake up call, the teaching that it brings forward as a result. Michael Vick showed us, by being such a public figure, that animal cruelty is happening. If he wasn't such a public figure, many people would never have known at all about this. He is guilty of a crime nonetheless, but still a teacher.
I went through this exercise thinking about someone I heard of locally who was found with child porn on his computer. I wanted to cut his testicles off at first. Perhaps I still do! But I also have to apply non-judgment to this as well. I can't pick and choose which things I get to judge. He is receiving the help he needs and hopefully will not repeat this act but even if he didn't get help, can I allow him to take up space on Earth as I want others to allow me to do? Of course I can, I have to.
Amaya, thank you for bringing this to our attention. We often don't want to look at the ugly side of life, but if we do then we have a much better chance of bringing light to it.