By wisdom | April 23, 2013
The urge to terrorize is not new for human beings. Terror has been inflicted upon civilizations throughout the ages. What is different now is both the capacity to do it remotely with powerful devices, and also to rely upon instantaneous global communications to agitate many peoples and a whole nation at once. That’s what’s new.
So we have, one could say, a human creative experiment in inflicting fear and damage upon one another! Isn’t that special!
For several decades now, certainly since the first bombing at the World Trade Center in New York City, these have been linked to energy patterns called Pluto Stations. Yes, little Pluto, the dwarf planet that has been demoted in status by astronomers (but not by astrologers) is lurking in the background, impacting the world with its powerful energetic signature. Frequently, when these terror events take place, Pluto’s role as far as astrologers are concerned, is to plunge deeply into the interior and create profound change in places that are hidden. We can see how this would apply to hidden bombs that detonate, but we may not as easily also see the implications for the psyche. We feel that we are invaded, that we have less security, that the world is unsafe and crazy, and that the threat is to our very survival. Even if the event is relatively minor (one thinks of the would-be shoe bomber on an airplane) the repercussions are usually major.
Now, city marathons – events of joy and community – have been shaken to their roots, and we will have to see if it doesn’t forever change our approach to, or the nature of, these comings-together, just as one guy, a malefactor with a faulty device in his shoe, has forever changed air travel for millions.
So, it behooves us to examine the nature of terrorism, and why the human being is engaging in this… why the human race has gotten itself to this point, for America is only one place that has been terrorized, and ideology is only one factor that these acts serve. Yes, it’s true that some terrorists are following an agenda to disrupt a society that is abhorred, but other terrorists are just people who are mean and full of rage. They can just be thugs who want to inflict pain and suffering on those they envy. Humanity always has choice. The choice is to use your life beneficially, to create joy, partake of pleasure, bring beauty, and reduce suffering… or the reverse: to serve selfish ends, to create pain, to harm others and take pleasure in that.
Humans have free will, and can make these choices. Once made, karma returns; it revisits the type of energy that has been sent out, the choice that has been made. And those that have injured, get injured; those that have caused suffering, experience pain. I’m not saying that innocent victims were punished because of their karma, because down here on planet Earth we’re not in a position to have the perspective to see that. However, those who subject others to this harm will surely be required to learn the karmic consequences of their act.
Bottom line: we can have compassion for those who do harm, but part of the compassion is to understand why they are suffering and why they will suffer. Forgiveness is not the same as removing the suffering entailed in some of these consequences. It is for a higher director to determine the karmic consequences. Unless and until that soul finds itself on the receiving end of terrorism, understanding is not complete.
The whole race is gradually, and with difficulty, moving in the direction of rejection of the creation of harm upon others. It is a slow but steady evolution.