Violence by John Cali

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Years ago the first spiritual books (that is, non-religious books) I read were from Seth. Seth, I’m sure many of you know, is a spirit guide channeled by the late Jane Roberts. Seth was my introduction to channeling and alternative spirituality. I loved virtually everything he said.

Among the many principles Seth taught, several are an important part of my spiritual path and work today. One of those principles is “Violence is never justified.”

That’s a tough one in today’s world where the news media are filled with daily acts of violence. Depending on your perspective (political, patriotic, religious, etc.), there are some acts of violence you probably can justify and others you cannot. The so-called “death penalty” is a good example.

So where do you draw the distinction between acceptable and unacceptable? Can you even make a distinction?

Neale Donald Walsch, in a recent blog post, talks about the death of Osama bin Laden. He asks several thought-provoking questions. Among them:

“Is the terminating of the physical life of a human being as a punishment or a ‘get back’ for that person having ended the lives of others an action that speaks of Who You Are?”

“From your spiritual point of view, is ending the life of a person in self-defense justified?”

“From your spiritual point of view, is ending the life of a person for the sake of retribution justified?”

Please comment below.

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2 Responses

  1. Lynda

    Any form of violence is very archaic now. I believe sometimes though there is just no choice until we all wake up. Bin Laden could have made peace with the world but he chose not to. He wanted to continue the hatred and proved he would stop at nothing to pursue this. I am sure he would have killed the soldiers first if he had the choice and the hatred would just continue.

    My feelings are sometimes we just have to end things and this may mean we still have to deal with things in an old archaic way until we can all learn to live in the new ways of the New Earth.

    My wish would be that Bin Laden is now at peace and his spirit can help lead people to love and forgiveness so we can finally move into a New Earth.

  2. abfabgab

    I don't think killing for revenge OR justice (I'm not sure I believe in justice) is appropriate. Not because killing is "wrong" but because it hurts humanity.. all of us.

    All together we must get past the "eye for an eye" mentality. Only then will peace be available.

    While this is what I believe, I certainly cannot judge those who celebrated OBL's death. They needed to feel victorious to ease their pain. If only they could understand.. it's all within.

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