This Lesson is particularly poignant for me right now as I am still hurting from the rejection of my former "friend." It's all good--in fact, it's a Lesson that provides solace for my soul. I realize that it really doesn't mean anything. It's only my perception of hurt, of rejection, and her perception of whatever I did or said, or she was told I did or said, that is really occuring.
We often allow the world to dictate our thoughts. "It's a cruel, cruel world," "Things are horrible out there," "It's the end-of-days," are all things I have heard people say recently. Yet we've already determined that our thoughts determine our reality, so our thoughts determine the world we see. Not the other way around. So, if people are thinking things are horrible, that's what they see. And group consciousness gives it even more power.
I will tell you, for every act of horror out there, there are a million acts of kindness and love. We don't hear about those because that doesn't make the news, get ratings, or sell papers. People are also looking for things to confirm their thoughts--"See I told you so." The journalists know this. Sensationalism sells. The worse the story, the more popular it becomes.
What happens if people start applying this Lesson? I mean, really applying it? My meaningless thoughts are showing me a meaningless world. What would happen to all the tension in the Middle East? Or hatred between cultures and creeds? Misunderstandings between families and friends? Yep, it would mean nothing and it would be resolved because people would start seeing the insanity of the whole mess.
This Lesson contains the foundation for peace, relaxation and freedom from worry we are trying to achieve. I know this concept scares the hell out of a lot of people. Think of all the businesses and people employed by companies and government whose sole purpose is the act of war or defense thereof. There would be a lot of people unemployed...at least short-term. Imagine those people gainfully employed in jobs and careers that aren't built on destruction and control but on development of the higher being. That, my friends, is when we soar. When we turn our group consciousness into one of loving power, of bringing up instead of tearing down, of advancement of humanity and the world we live in. We will get there one day. I have faith and hope. Meanwhile, I will just enjoy the peace of mind, and soul, this Lesson provided me.