Seeing the Light

Seeing the Light.

I can not empathise with someone who dislikes others but that is my undenying weakness. I am forty nine years old and still I witness prevailing prejudice. Innocence is not the catalyst to injustice as Global interaction is now thrive. Global enlightenment ought to bring us closer and help us rejoice in unity. Yet, racism of all kinds thrives within our communities.

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We complain of immigrants. Yet, when we travel to remote places and immigrate to certain places, we expect utter respect and expect a bequest as we bid a request. Help is usually given in the time of our needs and those people invite us with open arms, those that don’t are those who have been hurt or used by people like us in the past.

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We have used and abused our rights as citizens in many foreign lands and yet centuries on, those people still shake our hands in friendship and welcome us. So, why do we not give the same respect in return. We claim to teach and enlighten our children to be culturally diverse. I guess, some children do not receive that chance to love all human kind.

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I recall when I lost my son, my children came back running from school crying and expressing that their so called friends had teased them because their brother was in Limbo. My Johnathan, had never been Christened and hence, he was not allowed a full Catholic burial. My children were unaware of this and I dare say that their friends would also probably have been unaware of this, until some parents had decided to discuss the topic between each other, in the company of their children. A topic that was non of their concern to begin with.

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So are children really being taught love? I think love has many meanings for some people. I have come across those who persecute others and because they go to confession once a week, they believe that they are forgiven of their sins, hence, they continue with their persecutions throughout the rest of the week. So, according to those people, confessed sinners are forgiven and unchristened children are not. So often, I feel that people hide behind the word religion. Religion has a lot to answer for when one can not take the blame for themselves, it has become a one way looking glass to reflect human failures onto others.

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I do not believe that God would persecute any one let alone children. We blame God for everything but yet, our diseases, our hate and all the torments is man made. As much as I miss my son, I truly believe that it was my son’s turn to go. His soul returned to the universe and to move on with his next project. Just like when each one of us die in this world, we go on living in other dimensions and perhaps if willing we return on earth in a particular physical anatomy, whether it is an animal or a human form. I truly believe we come and go at the given time, our divine time and we tread on our divine path to learn.

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Having encountered a diverse culture along my travels and throughout my life, I thought everyone felt the same as I did. I accepted and respected who everyone was. I thought that was the norm. Yet, the more I listen to the news, the more I research history, the more I realise that societies are not changing their ways. Yet, we are given so many chances to enhance ours and others quality of life. So, why are we not immersed in love and light?

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The injustices are not based on just one reason, it is a collage of injustices. We really need to learn to forgive and forget one another. Without forgiveness, we can not move forward hand in hand. We need to realise that no one is better than the other, narcissism has to be controlled and diminished within. I so often hear, “yes, I do do wrong but it is different for me…”.

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Is it really different for some? I don’t think so. We are all imperfect humans. We all stumble and we all need to rise once more. Those, who claim perfection have no clue. No one is perfect or can do anything perfect. I know this all too well. I think that perhaps those who claim perfection are the ones that hide behind this curtain of deceit.

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So many hide behind a curtain of deceit to stop themselves being hurt and yet somehow, it feels like that they are the ones that probably end up hurting more. Karma. I never believed in Karma until someone sat me down and explained to me what they felt Karma meant. I pondered on their explanations. Then, it dawned on me that with this version of explanation, my being a victim of circumstance was probably my Karma awarded to me for my previous encountered lives. Suddenly, I felt like I had my answers. For years I wondered as to why I was the one treated so inhumanely as a child. I felt sorry for myself and as the years progressed, I became a victim of self.

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Now, I see. I see that I was bestowed Karma. I accept that, I truly do. I also realise that I am no better than any one else. I am what I am and who you perceive me to be. Although, I do proclaim that I am not racist and that I accept all mankind from all diverse cultures. However, my awareness is still somewhat naïve and as time lapses, I hope to learn and appreciate more from life.

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My dream is to walk hand in hand with every one and any one. I have a dream and perhaps this dream will not animate itself yet. I have no expectations, just admiration for human kind. Whether they are positive or negative, it is not for me to define what is or what is not appropriate. None of us knows the inner torments we exile within us. Hence, if we can forgive ourselves and others, we could perhaps walk hand in hand. All that I know, is that we have to walk forward helping one another and not by distinguishing who each person is but accepting that they are who they are.

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So, I would like to finish this blog mail by expressing that I know that I am not perfect and that I am not always right. However, those who proclaim that they are better than another is not that either. We hide behind a mirage of excuses and so we can not walk in the light. However, if we forgive ourselves and others, seek the truth, think positive, we could walk in unity. Walking in the light will not expose the person’s skin colour or whether one is homosexual or what ever label you can think of but it will expose the love we have for one another.

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13/07/16

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Miyetti Seva