Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/a26f9f83/public_html/articles/includes/config.php on line 159
Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People? > NetSparsh - Viral Content you Love & Share

Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?

Did you ever see something go wrong around you and suddenly burst out, "How on Earth did I create that?"

Really, how can bad things happen, even to the sweetest, kindest, most spiritual people on the planet? Where's the fairness in that?

The root of the question lies partly in the fact that we live in a state of polarity consciousness. This is a point of view where life is seen as a contrast between opposing forces, and that events are either good or bad. Good or bad is a judgment issue. Judgment belongs in third-density, physical consciousness. Yes, in physical consciousness, bad things do exist, and they appear that way because they're designed to.

Life is like a stage, or a movie set where scripts are acted out for the experience that they will bring. The 'props' upon the stage of life consist of good ones and bad ones because we are here to experience duality consciousness. But, when you rise above judgment to a higher vista of consciousness, you begin to view the arrival of an unpleasant occurrence in your life as the challenge that it was intended to be.

Challenges are designed, at a soul level, to give rise to change. Change then opens the door to the opportunity for transformation, and transformation is our main purpose in life.

Your soul thinks very much in terms of service to others, so your purpose in life is to transform, not only yourself, but all of humanity to a higher level of consciousness. As a member of the group mind of humanity on Earth, everything that you do is reflected within the whole. Many challenges are undertaken, more for the transformation that they will bring to others, than for the change they will bring to you.

Transformation itself ? the natural progress of the spirit - can be effortless. But when a blockage to that transformation exists, pain may be the price necessary to dissolve that blockage. People often take on pain in their lives, not because they need to transform themselves, but because their souls see that society needs to work through certain major issues and they volunteer to be a part of that transformation.

In some people's lives, challenges come thick and fast. In others, they do not, at least for that lifetime. When a person completes a particularly challenging lifetime, they may follow it up with a quiet, pleasant and restful incarnation, one where nothing outstanding happens at all.

Challenges are the tools of transformation

Without that tension in life, nothing moves, nothing progresses. Huge issues are worked through by millions of people at a time. Take any issue - equality of the sexes, equality of race, control issues, abuse, violence, equal access for the handicapped - and there are millions of people working through each issue at any one time in history.

Sometimes people make obvious progress in helping shift the paradigm. Sometimes they pass away before their time, a seeming victim of the old reality, having made no apparent progress. However, whatever they do in their lives, the experience of just being alive in their situation is added to the massive paradigm shift in consciousness which is occurring at that time. No effort is wasted. No one fails. Everyone contributes to the experiences which follow each challenge.

What about the December 2004 Indonesian tsunami, the largest natural disaster in recorded history? What exactly did more than 170,000 souls join together to achieve? Did they soften the psyche of a world fixated upon terrorism and war? At a conscious level, we don't know exactly why they agreed to such a monumental sacrifice. At their all-knowing soul level, however, they did plan to be a part of this massive event, because that is how life works.

Souls do not experience accidents, they create realities

When you reach the deepest level of sleep at night, you move into your fully-aware, soul consciousness. When you reach this level of consciousness you may then join with your extended soul family and with all of the other soul families on this planet to plan, quite literally, what tomorrow will bring. Even if the focus of your attention does not reach this inner level on a particular night, your soul level of consciousness is still fully aware and functional in its own right. You then, as part of the whole of humanity, create that tomorrow. To your conscious mind the next day, some of these plans may even appear as surprises and wake-up calls as they unfold before your daily, waking consciousness.

It is not by chance that, when your time comes to leave your physical body and pass on to the spirit world, your guides will be there to meet you. Your guides, along with friends and relatives who have passed on before you, will meet you at the exact moment of your passing. They will be there because, as the event draws near, they know exactly when to expect you. This is because souls do not experience accidents, they create realities.

Not all challenges in life are a part of massive societal shifts. A challenge may just as easily be personal. Something that is, perhaps, chosen as a tool to break up a long-standing blockage within a person's psyche. It is almost surreal to hear a cancer survivor reflect on their new-found health and say, "Cancer was the best thing that ever happened to me." What they mean is that the challenge transformed them by releasing old blockages which were cheating them of a fuller life.

We may never know all of the reasons why bad events happen. What we do know is that, in a world which habitually contrasts light and dark, the events which appear bad can often be the greatest opportunities for transformation within ourselves, for those around us and for humanity as a whole.

Who is to say that, at a soul level, we didn't volunteer to carry a heavy load purely for the love of others? Certainly the most spiritual people can, and do, carry the heaviest loads, and they do so in such a way that their service fills the world with the light of their love.

Owen Waters is an international spiritual teacher who has presented his insights into the New Awareness to hundreds of thousands of seekers. In 1963, he encountered his first spiritual awakening and began a lifelong search for spiritual answers. Over 40 years of study and research followed, along with the development of his spiritual vision. Today, as Editor and cofounder of Infinite Being, he promotes a philosophy of spiritual empowerment through inner connection to a conscious univererse.

In The News:

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

Religion and Spirituality Events: 11/22 | Spotlight | cecildaily.com
Cecil Whig
Low-cost, local events happening this week. To be included, your event must be family friendly, cost less than $25 per person and take place in Cecil County as ...

and more »

The Guardian

Why is spirituality correlated with life satisfaction?
The Guardian
PRRI and Florida State University have jointly conducted a national survey that measures spirituality by self-reported experiences of being connected to something larger than oneself, and religiosity by frequency of religious attendance and the ...


Christianheadlines.com (blog)

Millennials Spellbound by the Occult: Witchcraft as Cheap Spirituality
Christianheadlines.com (blog)
An increasingly heard description of 20 and 30 somethings these days is “spiritual, but not religious.” Ambivalence towards organized religion is near an all-time high. Barna reported in 2014 that over half of millennials hadn't been to church in the ...


Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber

Event will explore, link Western science and indigenous spirituality
Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber
Worlds will collide next Saturday when a biologist, an indigenous storyteller and a spiritual healer come to Vashon to discuss science and spirituality. The event, called The Grand Convergence: The New Science of the Body-Mind-Spirit Trinity, is a ...

and more »

Financial Times

EFG London Jazz Festival — spirituality, remembrance and rage
Financial Times
Dayna Stephens last appeared in London nearly two decades ago, making the American saxophonist's Thursday nightclub date at Chelsea's 606 Club something of a coup. This two-set gig, featuring a local rhythm section, mixed awkwardly shaped originals ...


The New Indian Express

The line between science and spirituality merge on stage
The New Indian Express
CHENNAI: It's a long standing debate between scientists and spiritualists about modern science and spirituality. But for playwright Seshadri, they both go hand-in-hand, and that is the basis of his play Puthiyna Pukuthalum, which will be staged on ...


mindbodygreen.com

Why Mara Hoffman Thinks The Fashion Industry Needs A Spiritual Revolution
mindbodygreen.com
After 15 years in the fashion industry, designer Mara Hoffman decided it was her time to disrupt it. "I had a breaking point where I didn't want to show up anymore. I was too aware of the problem—the impact of the industry as a whole," she tells mbg ...


Times of India (blog)

Science & spirituality, reason & faith
Times of India (blog)
Science flourishes on reasoning while spirituality is a matter of faith. Science, whether we speak of physics, chemistry or biology, deals with matter. It studies its properties and arrives at certain conclusions after making necessary experiments. A ...


Big Think (blog)

Is Spirituality Our Natural Inclination or Is It Learned?
Big Think (blog)
This recent Oxford and Coventry University study however denies the hypothesis, saying that we're not naturally inclined to spirituality. Instead, religious believe they contend, is attached neither to analytical nor intuitive thinking. Instead, it ...


National Catholic Reporter

Nouwen and Merton left trails for spiritual seekers to follow
National Catholic Reporter
The priests wrote the books at a time when the word "spirituality" wasn't really present in the English language, said Oblate Fr. Ron Rolheiser, himself a leading spiritual writer and teacher in the Merton-Nouwen tradition. Rolheiser, president of the ...

Google News

A Crash Course In Tarot For Newbies #1 - All About the Cards

The Tarot is not just a divinatory tool, but it... Read More

Relieve Me of Myself

"If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself... Read More

Life Dont Work That Way

It would be nice if the planet - like so... Read More

Mind Walls

Walls as a blockade seem to be an integral part... Read More

Mystic Vision Opens Mind Body Connection

Worldwide extensive research is being published related to the mind-body... Read More

Why We Choose Our Parents

There is a concept in Jewish mystical thought known as... Read More

Choosing Peace, One Shift at a Time

It doesn't matter what magazine or newspaper you pick up... Read More

I?m Too Busy for Me

Everyone is busy nowadays. It's hard to find time for... Read More

9 Fruits of the Holy Spirit

As you will see I the Scripture verse I will... Read More

To Witness the Life that is God

My wife, our friend and I went to listen to... Read More

Change Your Beliefs -- Change Your Health

To many people in the Western world Metaphysical Healing is... Read More

A Mothers Battle

The tongue is such a tiny little organ. Yet, it... Read More

Footprints and Monuments - Slow Down

Every month I usually sit down and write an article... Read More

Is Your Pursuit of Money Robbing You Of Complete Fulfillment?

Do you think it's acceptable for people to make millions... Read More

Seven Soul-Nurturing Suggestions for Busy Women

Looking for some ways to feed your soul in the... Read More

Your Hidden Portal to Peace

Want more peace and joy in your life? Daily stress... Read More

Evangelical Skepticism: Pursuing Your Right To Be Wrong

Michael Shermer speaks with the energy and passion of an... Read More

How Much Do You Love Me?

Love...it's a deep emotion. Sometimes we say it in jest... Read More

The Key to a Clear Conscience

I have discovered as I grow older in Christ Jesus... Read More

Sing Psalms, Let Joy Resound: A Case For Exclusive Psalmody

Ephesians 4:4-6 indicates that Christians ought to practice one single... Read More

7 Wake-Up Calls-Avoid Self Sabotage to Discover Wealth and Prosperity with the Angels of Abundance

It's an almost unbelievable thought, but could you be getting... Read More

Faith and Repentance Basics

As I listen with pastors and preachers in the body... Read More

Keeping The Faith

Well I had a website that I was posting on... Read More

A People in Exile (Part 1)

Second Isaiah, so called because his book of prophecy was... Read More

Practical Stress Management -- 7 Spiritual Solutions

Stress is amazingly persistent, even seductive. We get used to... Read More