You aren’t here to save Gaia. Gaia is here to save you. She volunteered
to be a learning lab to help raise consciousness individually and collectively.
Remember What’s Really Going On
These are challenging times. We face extinction. Despite scientific data and increasing catastrophic events, many (especially those in power) conveniently refuse to admit our planet faces serious threats of climate change with devastating effects. Genocide, wars and violence continue to rage across the globe. Drug addiction soars at epidemic levels. Our clean water supply is under unprecedented threat. I could go on but you live here. You know.
How do you find peace amidst the increasing devastation and chaos? One word: Perspective. You’ve got to see through the illusions and remember what’s really going on. Awaken to the bigger picture.
There Are Younger and Older Souls Here
It’s helpful to remember who you are and why you’re here. You are a soul in a human body who bravely incarnated on this tough planet. You deliberately chose Earth because it’s a free-will planet with extreme contrasts of Darkness and Light. Like in a painting, the contrasts enable you to see things more clearly. The extreme contrasts here provide limitless potential to make huge leaps in soul growth.
When everything is in perfection like on the other side of the veil, it gets a bit stagnant and it’s harder to grow. Growth is the name of the game for a soul. We develop much faster here through exploration and experience. For instance, your compassion for others tremendously increases once you’ve been in their shoes and suffered their hardships firsthand.
Earth offers a wide variety of diversity that comes in many forms. There are younger souls who tend to be violent, self-serving, greedy and materialistic. There are older evolved souls who are compassionate, non-judgmental, loving and have a desire to be of service. Of course, there’s everything in between. The older advanced souls are not better than the younger immature souls. We are all equal; just at different stages of our development.
Earth is a School for Soul Growth
If you look at Earth as a school perfect for soul growth, that changes your perspective. Every single one of us is learning in the way and at the pace that we are capable. A younger soul’s uniquely designed journey will be very different than an older soul’s path.
As a soul, what did you come to master and get your “Ph.D.” in? Forgiveness? Acceptance? Self-Love? If your soul intends to obtain a Ph.D. in Acceptance in this particular incarnation, your lifetime “course curriculum” will center around acceptance. To gain mastery of acceptance, you’ll need to experience what acceptance is, what acceptance isn’t, loved ones who make unhealthy choices, sharing a planet with people who have no respect for nature and animals, etc. The more evolved you are as a soul, the more challenging the circumstances and people you’ll have to accept.
Younger souls are in your life (family?) for a reason. They are likely giving Oscar-worthy performances to help you learn how to react from your heart instead of your judgmental mind. Can you accept and love them exactly the way they are in their earlier stages of soul growth?
You Can’t Judge Because You Don’t Know the Bigger Picture
Because Earth is a free-will planet, you can learn any way you choose. There are no right or wrong choices, although there are certainly healthier, better choices. But there are no “mistakes.” You’re going to learn from whatever choices you make.
I’m not condoning malicious behavior. I am saying accept that everyone is at different levels of their development. Those in the beginning stages of soul growth especially don’t know any better.
Keep in mind, everyone not only agreed to play certain roles in each other’s lives but to go through specific experiences. Before they incarnated, the victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting volunteered to be injured or killed. The wildlife agreed to experience the horrific effects of a deadly oil spill or wildfire. A child abuser and the molested child consented to their circumstances before they incarnated.
Everything serves a purpose in our growth and development. It takes a lot sometimes to wake us up, open our hearts. That is where we are globally right now.
Also, you can’t judge others because you don’t understand the complete picture. A soul may deliberately choose to become a drug addict to experience powerlessness. While helping the homeless, I encountered many old souls who chose to be homeless alcoholics because of the tremendous growth opportunities. No one is broken and needs to be fixed.
No matter where anyone is on their evolutionary path (including yourself), it’s easier to find acceptance and compassion when you recognize we only know what we know. Each of us are growing in love but we haven’t mastered complete unconditional love yet. We’ve got mind stuff to release first. We’ll all get there eventually.
Respond from Your Heart, not Your Fearful Mind
“Inner Peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another
person or event to control your emotions.” —Pema Chodron
Be tolerant and respect the choices of others rather than being dragged into negativity. What’s more important than their behavior is how you respond to their choices. You are at a different stage of soul evolvement than they are. They are giving you opportunities to learn to respond from your heart with acceptance and compassion rather than your critical mind. Your mind doesn’t have to like any of this but at least accept it. Aim for neutrality, not affected one way or another.
Acceptance does not equate to apathy. If you feel drawn to march in protest for women’s rights or support organizations helping end animal abuse, by all means do so. But react from your heart not a fearful mind desperately trying to control things. Fighting fear with fear never works. It just creates a push and they will push back.
You Are Here to Shift the Planet into Greater Consciousness
There’s more than soul growth at play. You’re here to help Gaia and everyone on her transition into higher vibratory states of being. That’s why you eagerly signed up to be here right now in these auspicious times.
What will save us is an enlightened consciousness in higher vibrations of love. You are here to help as, one by one, we shift into that raised consciousness, an awakened state that we are all One. You are contributing love-based energies such as compassion, acceptance, kindness, hope . . . You didn’t come here to add more energies of fear, depression, anger, hopelessness. You certainly didn’t come to judge and criticize how primitive people are here.
You are here to hold the vision of planetary peace and harmony. You are here to make daily compassionate, life-affirming choices, especially with your buying power.
“Don’t let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace.” —Dalai Lama
It’s time to remember who you are and why you’re here. You’re not only evolving but everyone around you is also developing in their one unique way. That perspective will allow you to be in this world but not of it. It will help you be peaceful in the middle of the storm.