In the thread about what I have learned on my sojourn in the UAE I was talking about the
Darkness of Creation. But darkness is a term we often use to describe something that is negative or is having a negative effect in our lives. To me there seems
to be a link between the two terms in terms of what we "seed" in our lives.
Personally, I don't believe in evil as a separate force from Creator, in opposition to Creator and not under the direct control of Creator. I believe that evil is man-made concept used to justify Man's inability to look Within at attitudes and aspects of our selves that convention would presume were far from perfect.
I seeded my Journey in the UAE by bringing the Light of Spirit into the Darkness of the womb of Mother Earth: creating a Sacred Union to give birth to the Journey. Although I had known intellectually about the Union of Father Sky and Mother Earth for some time, I had never sought to enact that Union to "create" something for myself.
Over the last twelve months, I had seen the economy of the UK disintegrate as the credit crunch took hold. Job prospects in my field, as a cost-and contract consultant in the construction and property industries had disintegrated accordingly. Fear drove me to create the Union, as the UAE property market was still bouyant despite the credit crunch starting to be felt in most areas of the rest of the World. Within a month of arriving in the UAE, the markets changed here and deteriorated much more rapidly than in the UK or US to a position worse than those markets, at least in the short term. Unlike the UK, the UAE does not really have government spending programmes: the vast majority of construction is privately funded, and when foreign investors pulled their money out in an unprecedented hurry, particularly in Dubai, the property market had a nasty shock. Fear built on Fear and developers started cancelling, or at least postponing indefinitely, the majority of projects that had not yet started and even some that had, but were in the early stages, such as the project I was involved with.
If we look back over history, and events leading up to events like WWI & II, we can
see a simiIar fear mentality has been a factor in most wars, terrorist attacks and other perhaps more mundane everyday events one might consider
"evil": murders and the like. Fear prevents us looking Within, in case we do not like what we find there. For my part, the fear was financial and
goes back to scarcity conditioning from my childhood.
But it's easy to see how fear builds on fear and it's consequences if we do not stand back from what is creating the fear and alter our perceptions. If we allow the fears to build, we constantly seed lessons in the Darkness, rather than seed energies that will fulfil our desires. Each lesson reinforces the fear and our attempts to avoid the fears seem to diminish our ability to retreat from them. If we keep avoiding looking Within for long enough, and after enough lessons, I think we run the risk or entering a darker (in the traditional sense of the word) phase of fear. Hitler's fears of failure and rejection (and probably many more fears) being a case in point in this respect and an example of how fears can lead to what is often perceived as "evil".
As I think I said in the original thread, my decision to come to the UAE was mot evil,
but it did lead to a series of difficult lessons, that, given my own knowledge of lessons, and a little help from my friends, I was able to navigate. However,
it is easy to imagine that if I had not done the work I had done on my spiritual path, how I might have considered blaming some external force or some one for
the situations I found myself in, as I did at first as the lessons started to unfold: blaming my company for the mess I found myself. In fairness, they had not
acted as they had said they would, so there was a degree of culpability on their part, but the basic situation was one I had to resolve Within, as it was me
who was experiencing this lesson and I had brought the Journey that led to the lesson into Creation.
So that's my perception of how evil is created. Even in the case of a man like Hilter, I am not convinced that evil is not an aspect of the Light. Perhaps mankind has a lesson to learn that Spirit could not bring about in any other way than they way it did through Hitler. I'm in no way trying to justify Hitler's actions, just understand them and clarify my perception of what evil is.
On an everyday level, people speak of dark (as I the traditional "evil"
connotation) entities. From my interpretation of evil above, these would be thought forms created by an individual out of fear. The thing I am not convinced
about is whether these thought forms can exist outwith an individual and obtain a life of their own. I can conceive that these forms could be passed from one
individual to another: say from one person who holds a particular fear to another who shares that fear: almost in a form of mirroring.
But to me that fear has to be already within us. If we hold a healthy attitude in an area where another holds fears, surely any "evil" associated with that particular fear would not be transferable: we have learnt that lesson, and assuming this was not, as Jamie Sam's puts it, a "pop quiz" that fear would not affect us? In which case, any "dark entity" that that fear creates would not affect us: would we even perceive it? If we did would it have any hold over us? I cannot conceive that it would. The only reason I can conceive that we might perceive it is to Witness it to be able to understand the other persons actions and reactions.
On an individual basis then, evil would be a entity we have created or one created by another in our close proximity that mirrors a fear or issue that lies unresolved Within us. On a community or national basis this would a fear or issue that the peoples of a particular community or nation hold that is unresolved. On an international basis this would be an unresolved issue mankind faces: 9/11 and it's resultant War on Terror and Axis of Evil would therefore be something like an inability to live in peace as a race. But in all cases, this "evil" would be a lesson that assists us in moving forward: how then can this be seperate from Creator, as in the final analysis is assists us on our path?
If we perceive negative energy in our lives, surely this is a sign that we need to take note of that energy and investigate why it is effecting us? If we perceive that another is sending us this negative energy and do not seek to look Within, surely we are missing an opportunity to heal an aspect of our self/Self that needs to come to healing and we are doing our Self a disservice?