Thursday, October 25, 2012

We are ALL Capable of Murder

The recent kidnapping/murder case that shook the souls of Denver residents is supposedly now 'solved.' I am hoping that somehow this gives Jessica Ridgeway's parents and family at least a small measure of relief. I feel so sorry for them. I don't feel, however, that it is 'solved' in any way. Solving this, to my way of thinking, comes down to our own personal self-searching, and being willing to dispense with ANY kind of judgment while doing so...and most importantly, finding some semblance of answers that means something to us individually.

I realize and fully admit that if this tragedy would have happened to any of my loved ones, I would probably (at least for awhile) join the throngs wanting hell and damnation for the 17 yr old killer, Austin Sigg. But from my Right Now perspective, I can't help but feel a powerful, overwhelming sadness for everyone concerned...and that includes this young man.
I believe that each and everyone of us has the inner potential of being a murderer.
Many of you might agree to a point... falling back on the justifications such as self-defense, protecting your loved ones, the total loss of sanity in war, etc... but will not agree that you would be capable of coldly plotting a murder and carrying out what seems like the most evil of all actions.
I am not trying to 'defend' what this 17 yr old killer did per say... but I am saying ... in the words of The Shadow who used to say at the end of every radio program: "Who knows...what evil...lurks in the hearts of man...The Shadow Knows..."...and then there would be that awful laugh.
This is what I believe simply exists for us in our Earthly Costumes and Physical Consciousness.
Light and Dark both exist. Opposites. Polarity. Dualism.
We are creators. We have free will. We are sentient beings. We are not hapless victims of a chaotic universe. Regardless of what our thoughts/beliefs are on how we 'evolved' to this present moment in time, most agree on one thing: We always have a choice. It may not 'seem' or feel that way, but nonetheless, we do.
Maybe my saying we all have a dark side would be more acceptable and palatable if I'd say it this way: EVERYTHING EXISTS and we are part of that EVERYTHING. The ALL THAT IS.
Not even some New Thought is willing to stretch that idea beyond their comfort zones. But the way I look at it, what is not examined and faced is likely to grow in that denied Darkness if its not exposed to the Light.
We have ALL entertained 'evil thoughts'... ok...(all except for several of those flawless beings who glow in the dark :) if we like to admit it or not.
Like the well documented story of the inhabitants of Easter Island who could not 'see' the oncoming ships that the explorer pointed out, we DO need experience or a point of reference to make an association. Then we can relate, understand, and 'see.'
I believe 100% what the teacher Seth said: During all of your various lifetimes -- you have done it all.  I am tempted to reference metaphysics at this time, but will refrain (as best I can :) from doing that.
Regardless of our philosophical, religious, or experiential beliefs/thoughts/reasonings, we do know this. If we are seeringly honest: It does not feel good to condemn even the worst of criminals. It may give one's ego a temporary ego-high ... but that has nothing to do with the incomparable feelings of true, genuine feel-good-ness. Absolutely no relationship there whatsoever. It's amazing how the media can totally drag us around by the nose and we submerge into a crazed group think .. feeling self-righteous and screaming for blood.
Forget, please, about all the 'yeah BUT' retorts and think, just momentarily about how any of your come-back arguments are serving you...and what has this entire story done to you personally? Do you follow mob thinking?... or do you pause, reflect, and wonder how this young man arrived at that Darkness.
Don't give me any shit (sorry there is NO other word for it) like, gazing blank faced heavenward, clasping your hands to your heart, and saying in your best Sunday voice:
"It's not up to me to's up to God." ...That is the MOST self-righteous judgment of ALL....mainly because (IMO) you have never really been encouraged to think for yourself, question, examine, or show any other traits that resemble depth of intellect or true spiritually human character.
I personally think we attract the 'knowledge' of things such as this horrendous murder for a purpose that is known to us... so that we can take a look at ourselves and ask "What kind of reactions do I feel the best with...our peaceful best with...when I think about this incident?" For those of you who claim you believe in the Oneness of Humanity...that shouldn't be too hard to figure out. Actually, you have the advantage here.
What you feel toward this young man is not affecting HIM...but you are affecting YOURSELF AND THE WORLD. Those of us who know reincarnation to be a 'fact'... know that we have NO idea what plans had been in the making...or WHY... for all those concerned in this overwhelmingly upsetting happening.
So Let the courts and all the people involved in the upcoming proceedings do what they think they must. But "you" take care of "you." Don't use 'others' as your excuse for the way you think or react. If there was ever a time in Denver (and all the world over!) that we need to calm down, meditate, pray/visualize in our own ways, and most of all send LOVE and  good energy to everyone... in this Now.
Peace to us all.