Hello Dear Friends, Cultural Creatives and Seekers Everywhere,
I hope you enjoy this month’s newsletter message presented as The Story of Bill.
Those that have followed my work for a while are aware that while I am a spiritual person, I am not a follower of religion. I personally believe that most religions are organizations that have made a business out of managing spirit. With that attitude, I hope you can understand why I honor the words of Jesus over those who interpret His teachings.
In that light, I believe that one of His most relevant utterances in support of healing today’s world is: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.”
While on the cross, these words from Jesus are generally interpreted as asking forgiveness for those who put him to death. But it was also a plea for all humanity. The plea is profoundly significant in regard to the insights offered in the “new” biology. All of us, at times in our lives, have become angry with others because of their less-than-good behaviors. Then we identify that individual in terms of how we observe their annoying trait, for example aggressive, belligerent, snob, and complainer, stupid or lazy.
Now recognize that 95% of their behavior is derived from programs (~70% dysfunctional) downloaded before age 7 by observing their parents, siblings and community. The reason being that the conscious mind, which expresses wishes, desires, and sense of “self,” is internally directed in thought 95% of the day. This is when the subconscious mind, acting as an autopilot, takes control of our behavior and physiology.
These resulting character traits expressed by these programs come from the subconscious, which by definition means they operate below the conscious awareness of the individual. The real character of the “person” occupying that body, represented by their individual field, or spirit, is unaware of the programmed behavior they express 95% of the day. They only display their own “true” behavior about 5% day.
The serious point is that everyone, including ourselves, is playing subconscious behavioral programs that we are totally unaware we are expressing. Simply, “We know not what we do.”
Can we forgive others who know not what they do? This does not mean that we have to accept their behavior and forget our grievances. It means we must recognize that they are not conscious of their anti-social behavior and are playing out a script that they did not even write. They are enslaved by their own invisible and negative programming.
Can forgiveness change the world? We should all take a lesson from Nelson Mandela, and if you haven’t seen how Mandela helped manifest forgiveness, I highly recommend you view the uplifting movie Invictus.
Wishing you Health, Happiness and Harmony.
With Love and Light,