As you know, we have been having an ongoing exploration here of The Holy Experience. And last week we said that The Holy Experience is when nothing has changed, but everything is different.
What has been altered is not the Exterior, but the Interior. Now you are clear that you are choosing, and that nothing is being forced upon you, with regard to how you are experiencing Life.
Now I am clear as I write this that this idea, this attitude, could only be easily embraced by people who are living in a free society. For other human beings--many, many other human beings--who live under the rule of despots, who do not have access to any kind of real economic or occupational opportunity, talk such as what I have been rolling out here might understandably fall on deaf ears.
"That's easy for you to say," those people might mutter. And in a human sense they would be right. Only from the standpoint of the Soul would any of this make sense in all human situations--even life under the thumb of a despot.
One would have to ask, from the level of Soul...Why has the Soul chosen to incarnate, to take a physical form, in a circumstance of such personal oppression? Could it be that the Soul knew exactly what it was doing?
Yet why would any Soul do such a thing on purpose?
Could it be that Souls who live physical lives of oppression or pain do so with the highest spiritual awareness and intention? Could it be that many who are doing so are doing it in order to give those who are not living such lives the opportunity to experience themselves as helpers, as healers, and perhaps even as liberators?
Could it even be that those who live such lives in the extreme allow themselves, at the Soul level, to endure such physical experiences in order to ultimately prove and demonstrate to the rest of us Who We Really Are? Could they be showing us that our Being is not merely a Body and a Mind, and that our physical suffering ends when the Body and Mind are raised to the highest level of awareness of our true identity?
Could this be what The Resurrection was all about?
Was what happened to Jesus something that Jesus had to endure, or something his Soul chose to experience? Which was it...? And if it was the second, was the Soul of Jesus the only soul in the history of the world to make such a choice?
I have been told that the answer to that question is no. I know it is difficult to believe, but I have been told that the answer is no. Many souls, I have been told, experience their own individualized persecutions and crucifixions--and for exactly the same reason.
And we will continue this extraordinary discussion next week in this space.
Hugs and love,
© 2013 ReCreation Foundation - http://www.cwg.org - Neale Donald Walsch is a modern day spiritual messenger whose words continue to touch the world in profound ways. His With God series of books has been translated into 27 languages, touching millions of lives and inspiring important changes in their day-to-day lives.