I have talked many times before about the "contrast" that we have watched and experienced over the past eons. The contrast of so called "light" and "dark" is the experience of separation and duality that we chose to experience to expand our experience of ONE.
There has been much discussion about this perception of contrast, and the perception of the difference between "light" and "dark", or "good" and "bad" in a huge amount of books, articles, radio shows and interviews, and channeled messages. We have talked about "good guys" and "bad guys", "good military" and "bad military", "good aliens" and "bad aliens", "angels" and "demons"... the list goes on and on, and always there seems to be that "contrast" between this group and that one.
It is very easy, it seems, to allow yourself the freedom to label someone else as something. It is seemingly easy to stand back and attach a stereotype or cliche label to someone you don't agree with. It is also easy to express that that person needs to change, or that you want to help them change, or that change is necessary to move forward....
And yet, maybe that contrast is being held up for a purpose?
Until just recently I would of been at the head of the line for thinking that way. Over the course of the past few weeks, I have been watching and thinking about the micro and macro of how so many interactions and different opinions and ideas and actions work together to form a play that gives the watchers and the players themselves the opportunity to really SEE and LISTEN and LOOK WITHIN.
We ARE ONE. We are all equal, and all opinions and perceptions have equal value in the experience that we agreed to play our part in. This IS the separation and duality that we are acting out. Without differing opinions, perceptions, ideas, actions or intentions, there is nothing to experience, right? How do we grow without having something new to think about or to learn from or to experience? Even if you do not agree with an idea, action or an opinion, you still learn FROM that perception, even if only to decide that you do not agree with it.
Experiences are something that we experience to LEARN. The trick is to SEE the learning experience when it is placed in front of you and to be able to SEE the mirror that is being held up for you to look into. I have talked a lot in the skype rooms about people holding up mirrors for each other, and that many times something that irks or irritates you about someone else is the very thing that you yourself are unconsciously dealing (or not dealing) with. When we are in a situation or an experience that is uncomfortable or angering or sad, or even happy and joyous, it gives us an opportunity to look into that mirror that is being held up and to SEE ourselves and what part we have played in that experience and to analyze our actions/reactions to it. We can look at the whole or the parts and ask ourselves "Is this me? What part did I play in this? Is this being played out for ME to learn something? Why did I react this way?". If it isn't you or your mirror to look into, then you can pass it on knowing that you did look into the mirror and that the message wasn't for you.
There is an naked honesty that we need to have when we look within ourselves. If you are not honest with yourself, then the same message will keep playing out in front of you, each message getting closer and closer together and stronger and more insistent to get you to listen. The perceived "Contrast" gets bigger and stronger till you have no choice but to really look at it. I have found that the quicker I "get it" that the easier it is to absorb the lesson, and that delaying/denying the accountability of that lesson to myself quickly turns it into a cold icky dish that is difficult to choke back, lol. It's kind of like the "Ow Hot!" lesson: You can listen when mom tells you that the stove is hot and not touch it, or you can not listen and learn the hard way "OW HOT!!!"- either way the lesson gets learned sooner or later. How many blisters you have to endure to learn the lesson is up to you though.
ALL opinions have a value- regardless of whether you agree with it or not. Contrast serves a very important purpose in all things that we DO. It holds a mirror for us to look into and it also gives us clarity of our own perceptions, sometimes even serving to be a barometer for looking within at our actions/reactions. Contrast also serves a purpose, or PURPOSE. It is easy to judge or to label someone else's actions or words as negative, and yet perhaps those actions or words are actually there to create a positive effect! Many things that we might perceive to be negative, may actually be something necessary to bring about a very positive experience.
Two nights ago I had a very vivid energetic experience that really pushed this point home. In it I saw a series of events and situations reviewed, ones that I would have considered "negative" or "contrasting". As each situation/person reviewed itself in front of me I was told very clearly "Everything IS PERFECT! Allow it to play out as it is and it will be perfectly done, just as it was planned. Do not intrude or meddle.... everything is flowing exactly as it is suppose to!".
I can and have looked into the mirror and know that one of my faults is that I am very much a controller and a fixer..... these messages were a good kick in the ass for me, to remind me that everything really IS perfect as it is and that sometimes we need to stand back and allow things to play out. Not out of apathy or disinterest, but in understanding that while we might not see it yet, things really ARE playing out perfectly and are perfectly done.
One of my favorite authors wrote: "Everything that happens, happens exactly as it should".
Remember this: We are ALL on the same team. As a matter of fact, there are no teams!!! There is just ONE. The roles that each of us plays in this experience is only a role. The reality is that there is NO CONTRAST! There are no "good guys" or "bad guys", no "Light" or "Dark". There is only ONE. Our perceptions of duality and separation are just the experience that we chose to experience so that we can experience EVERYTHING.
As the play comes to an end, all the actors come to the front of the stage to take a bow together as ONE. When the makeup and the costumes are taken off, the actors are no longer the perceived "heroes" or "villains".... they are just friends sitting around after the show, having a drink and a bite to eat, laughing and enjoying themselves. Congratulating each other for a job well done and thanking each other for playing such amazing roles with so much LOVE.
The Play of Duality is over.
Now it's time to kick back and love and laugh and just be ONE.