If You Could Rid The World of ONE THING, What Would It Be?
When this question was posed to a facebook audience, the answers were predictable...hate, greed, sin, evil, corruption, etc. The answer to this question strongly relates to our perception of the world and our moral compass. However, any answer not based on ego or issues surrounding ego usually shocks most people. Read on to find out why.
The answer is "nothing".
We all have annoyances like pesky little mosquitos, sand in our eyes or that one sock that gets lost in the laundry. Should we rid those? Then there are much bigger irritants like an arrogant employer, the tax man or government spending. How about those? Or let's go bigger--perhaps injustice, corruption, greed, and abuse are things we simply don't need in this world.
Regardless of how significant or insignificant, the million dollar question is...would our world be what it is today if these things didn't exist?
Facebook comments included vaccines, child molesters, GMOs, sin, the devil, hatred, indifference, disease, evil, money, hunger, wars, politicians, sociopaths, corporatocracy, greed, fear and many others.
Would it not be nice to be rid of all of them?
Perhaps, but ridding the world of anything implies it should not have been there in the first place which is impossible since it has all served a role--a purpose within a vibrational Universe.
The presence of anything pulled into our reality, whether it be individually or collectively, relates to a fundamental truth in the process of being revealed.
There is no reality that exists or possible without a vibrational alignment that has assembled that verity in our collective consciousness.
Everything in the world exists for a reason, otherwise it would not be present in our world at all.
All of these things we perceive as negative are there to serve humanity in some way even though we may not directly perceive the way it is immediately serving us.
Saints have always needed sinners (if you believe in the concept of sin) and vice versa, for if each did not have the other they would not be playing the Earthly game.
Our corporations, chemical, pharmaceutical and military industrial complexes have only become destructive because they are in the hands of people who do not realize that they are one and the same process with the technologies they possess. They too are always trying to get rid of something. But they are coming to a divine realization, even at the highest levels, that what they seek is now impossible due to the awakening and current level of awareness possessed by humanity. Nothing more can be achieved through polarity consciousness as once was. We are in a different world now. We must either adapt or retreat.
We cannot have yin without the
yang just as we cannot have a front side without a back side. What most people are referring to in ridding the negative is the end of polarity consciousness at the extremes that our world has witnessed. We are getting there, but that doesn't mean it will be the end to the yin yang equation. See You Are Yin and Yang and Always Have Been.
It simply means more integration and less polarity so we progress to a world that unites rather than divides. A world that strives towards benevolence and the betterment of all living things rather than malevolence.
We are opening our energy to new truths and other perspectives much more than we are becoming insistent on destroying the things we hate.
We will never alter our world or Universe by ridding or wishing anything did not exist because the very nature
of this thought allows it to persist.
We too often identify a magnitude of difference between what we do and what happens to us. When we start focusing more on our thoughts, feelings and actions rather than their consequence transformed into vibrational patterns and experience, the world will change accordingly and only when it needs to.
Until then, all of the above serve as lessons for humanity to grow, learn from each other, honor all perspectives and appreciate that this world is a virtual game of precise synchronous events for all of us to experience to its fullest. So rid the world of nothing and strive for a world of everything that you want rather than what you don't.
Michael Forrester is a spiritual counselor and is a practicing motivational speaker for corporations in Japan, Canada and the United States.