Thursday, October 12, 2017

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

The first thing we have to review is that in this reality, there are no black and white answers. Everything blends to grey as we exist in a paradox, and in the paradox you can hold two seemingly opposite perspectives simultaneously. Doing so enables you to be in the stream of infinite possibilities and outcomes that is God.

So why does God allow suffering? God does not "allow" suffering. He "allows" free Will. We have been given free Will to choose what we want individually and collectively.

For those who are here on this Earth at this time, we have chosen collectively to go down a path that mirrors a belief in separation, not one that mirrors Unity. Certainly, many have individually chosen a Unity and heart centered path, but collectively, we can see by the appearance of the world, that many have not chosen a heart centered path --- ego centered greed, blame, evil, denial of our divinity, denial that we are all connected.

"Suffering" (in quotes because recognize that everyone has a different definition of what constitutes suffering) is the natural outcome of a world that doesn't recognize Unity, doesn't recognize that we are all in this together and that we are all part of God. Suffering is the outcome you expect when egos, not Spirit, make decisions, and some think that they are better or more deserving than others. No one is more deserving than another, and we each have responsibility to express God --- His compassion and Love -- in this reality.

Now, having said all of the above, we must recognize that this is not the only Truth (the grey). Some people may have come into this life falsely believing that they are deserving of punishment, thus they have chosen "roles" where they will experience suffering. Or others may have taken actions in this life where they feel very guilty, and then in their experiences they create suffering of some type as punishment or karma. These are false beliefs because there is not a counter balancing required of "negative" actions or thoughts. What God asks of us is that we recognize our errors and learn from them and that we have great compassion on ourselves and those we have hurt.

There are also those circumstances which someone might define as suffering where God is trying to awaken someone to their greater reality. This is what they have asked for at a Spirit level, and they are not taking the cues. So He moves from a gentle nudge to hitting them over the head with a big stick, not because He is punishing them, but out of Love.

We all have different definitions of what is "good" and "bad" according to our belief systems. God is experiencing Himself through each of us and all Creation, and each of those experiences is as holy as another, even if it appears to be very hard on that individual that is experiencing adverse life circumstances. Again, we must blend into the grey of everything.

God does not want us to "suffer". He wants us to live in the greatest of peace, joy, and Love. This is why we were created out Love.

 Lawrence Doochin
These posts are similar to the over 2300 contained on The Divine Speaks website (www.thedivinespeaks.com) where God gives YOU the one that you need to hear at that time. Lawrence is the author of three books on emotional and spiritual healing, including "Thirteen Steps To Move From Victim Consciousness To God Consciousness: Healing Traumatic Experiences Including Sexual, Physical, Emotional, And Mental Abuse."

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