About Being A Coward

23 June 2019 Sunday 6:42pm

Just now, walking past a sitting area under the block of flats in my neighbourhood, I happen to glance at a couple of elderly men in wheelchairs and their caregivers. They were probably there just to relax and watch people walking by. But the women did not look like they were relaxing at all. One of them was sitting on the stone bench. She was using a sarong to cover her front because her Tshirt was pulled up at the back. The other woman was standing behind her. She looked like she was inspecting her friend’s back. I noticed reddish welts. And they certainly didn’t look like they were bug bites. It looked like she leaned back against a fence with diagonal metal bars. I only glanced for a couple of seconds but I knew at once they were burn marks. I walked on, pretending not to have noticed. I don’t think they saw me. By then the blood began to pound in my head and my heart beat a little faster. I thought, Shouldn’t I turn back and help her to report the abuse to the authorities or something? But still I walked on. I felt like crying and I felt angry at the same time. Why didn’t I turn back, G?

You tell me, dear one.

I didn’t turn back because…because…I’m a coward!

What is a coward, my dear?

A coward is “a person who lacks courage in facing danger, difficulty, opposition, pain, etc. A timid or easily intimidated person.”

So are you a person who lacks courage in facing danger, difficulty, opposition, pain, etc.? Are you a timid or an easily intimidated person? Be honest with yourself.

No. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be doing this.

Doing what, dear?

Helping women to not be oppressed anymore.

There’s your answer.

But I didn’t turn back! That’s not helping women!

Abuse is rooted in a belief. We are all about helping women change the belief that they deserve less respect than men. And we are also helping men change this belief. A belief is of the soul and mind. You didn’t turn back because your soul knows true change is from the soul. You are already helping that woman by bringing awareness to her particular situation. Because her situation is not uncommon. Will you be posting this online?

Yes, I suppose.

There you go. In order to help one woman, you have to help bring awareness to the problems most women are experiencing.

But what about that abused woman? Who will help her not be abused anymore?

Only she can help herself. And revealing her predicament to another is already one way of doing that. Let us hope they will help each other do the right thing. And you seeing evidence of her abuse is not a happenstance. Everything that happens in your life is never a happenstance. Everything that shows up in your life has a purpose. Your experiences are tools to help you evolve to the grandest and highest version of your spiritual self.

Not helping that woman is certainly not the grandest and highest version of my spiritual self. I’m still feeling guilty that I didn’t turn back to help.

You still can, you know.

I can still what?

Turn back.

I don’t think so. She might not be there anymore.

What if you see her again? Will you ask her about her predicament?

I really don’t know the answer to that. There are so many things to consider.

Like what, my dear?

Like would she be embarrassed if a total stranger confronted her about her back? Maybe they aren’t even burn marks. Then I’ll be the one embarrassed. Or her employer might find out that someone else knows about her predicament and then she might be abused even more.

You do know, my child, that those are just guesswork. Also known as excuses. They are mere speculations. Which means they do not exist.

Also known as fears.

Yes.

Then I am a coward after all.

You may say whatever you say you are, dear one. But what you are doing or not doing is not as important as what you are being. What do you think you are being?

I’m being a coward.

Tell me what is a coward again, please.

A coward is “a person who lacks courage in facing danger, difficulty, opposition, pain, etc. A timid or easily intimidated person.”

Is a coward being fearful or being courageous?

A coward is being fearful.

Are you in fear right now?

Not now, no. But I was when I passed by that abused woman!

Are you very sure she was abused?

No, I’m not one hundred percent sure. Where is this going?

This is going nowhere until you are one hundred percent sure that she was abused.

But the only way to be one hundred percent sure is to walk up to her and ask her to her face!

Then do it.

I don’t want to!

Why not?

Because I’m a coward!

I give up.

God is giving up. That’s laughable.

At This Moment In Time

20 July 2018 Friday 12:28am

G, am I being a hypocrite when I still eat meat and yet at the same time I promulgate that creatures have soul too?

Are you eating their soul?

What? No!…I don’t understand.

We are all about the soul here, my child.

I know that. Anyway, I’m re-reading Awaken The Species and Neale described it this way: “There are many who describe our species as “civilised” in spite of the fact that we’re still brutally killing and eating the flesh of other living creatures, pretending that those living creatures are not sufficiently self-aware to experience suffering in the way that they are raised and how they are slaughtered.”

Neale is referring to how animals are treated before they are slaughtered, my dear. There are animal farms that engage in animal cruelty because the handlers of these animals have the belief that since these animals are going to be slaughtered anyway, why be nice? As opposed to the belief that animals are also worthy of fair, or even the best treatment, even though they are specifically farmed and produced for human consumption. To put it in a spiritual sense, everything in your world is a reflection of everything else. How you are treating animals is a reflection of yourselves. Think of it this way—when we explain about crimes or transgressions, usually people against people, we explain it in such a way that the victims and the perpetrators have it in their soul agenda to be involved in that particular transgression in order for the soul to experience its highest self. The same goes for animals that are meant for human consumption. It is in the creature’s agenda to be treated in one way or another in order for God to experience Godself at this moment in time. Because God is everything, including animals. Let me repeat the words “at this moment in time.” Those words are important because you cannot know what works for your world unless at first you experience what does not work at this moment in time. When you are experiencing what does not work is when you usually begin to ask yourself questions about why it does not work at this moment in time. When all of you have answers or solutions that all of you can agree on and act upon, only then will you move forward towards being civilised beings. At this moment in time, you are mere infants, nay—mere embryos at the level of your evolution. You are now asking yourself questions about everything—including what you eat, and how you treat what you eat at this moment in time. And that includes all food, not just meat. What brought this about anyway? It’s after midnight.

Cheese.

What about cheese?

Mum cooked baked pasta for dinner and it had cheese in it. I can’t sleep because…well, cheese gives me discomfort. That’s when I started thinking about food that I should avoid. We still eat chicken and fish. But when we’re eating out, we occasionally eat beef or pork. Before eating I will usually say, “Sorry, cow.” Or, “Sorry, piggy.”

How about—sorry, chicken? Or sorry, fish? Or sorry, broccoli?

Now you’re being ridiculous.

God is everything.

What’s your point?

You are your own decision-makers. I do not hinder anything. God is freedom. God is everything. God is everyone. Do you say sorry to a man or a woman before killing them?

Where did that come from? You sound angry.

Because you are angry, my child.

I started reading the papers again.

Nothing is made known to you without a purpose.

So what’s the purpose of me knowing about a child being raped over and over again…and surviving in order to relive the ordeal over and over again?! What?! What’s the purpose?! Please tell me!

The purpose is for you to remember your purpose.

I wish I can forget.

Still About Mistakes

Mistakes

4 November 2017 Saturday

10:28am

My tweet: Once we see ALL relationships (including male/female) as divine is when we free ourselves from hidden agendas in relationships.

The phrase “including male/female” got me scratching my head. Most of us already see male/female relationships as divine. That’s why we have church weddings and wedding ceremonies which we consider sacred or divine. My question is – why didn’t I use the phrase “including same gender relationships” instead? Because those are relationships that are still not wholly acceptable by our different beliefs. Because some of us still do not consider them to be divine or sacred.

Do it.

Huh? Do what?

Use that alternative phrase in your statement and see how it feels.

Okay. “Once we see ALL relationships, including same gender relationships, as divine is when we free ourselves from hidden agendas in relationships.”

So how does that feel?

So, so much better! OMG! I made a mistake, didn’t I?

Yes, you did.

Oh no!

Why are you so disturbed, my child? You’ve made mistakes before, haven’t you?

Yes, of course. I’m only human. But these words are for those who are seeking the truth about life and how to live life. I hope so anyway. As a messenger, I cannot be broadcasting mistakes to everyone! They might believe they are not mistakes. And they might apply it to how they will live their lives and make the same mistakes!

What are we doing now?

We’re having a conversation.

About what?

About mistakes.

Exactly.

Okay, okay. I get it. My mistakes are lessons for others so they will know how to deal with their own mistakes. Because all of us make mistakes. Even messengers.

My child, the more mistakes messengers make the better.

Unfortunately, that is true.

I’m glad you agree. How did that tweet come about anyway?

It’s an observation of another tweet. It’s the one about these young men in Japan who work as Boyfriends-For-Hire, as they call themselves. It was a feature about Tokyo on Channel News Asia. They are hired by women who simply want someone to talk to and maybe even get hugs and cuddles for maybe a couple of hours. And strictly nothing sexual involved. The “boyfriend” even gave a little demonstration with the interviewer of how the session would go. As I watched, I thought, How sweet. How sweet of these young men to do such things. When he was asked why he became a Boyfriend-For-Hire, his reason was that he wanted to help women while also needing a job. But I understand their fees are not cheap.

Have you ever had a relationship with a man simply for friendship?

Yeah, actually. It was when I was still working. Colleagues thought we were an item but we were strictly just friends because we were in the same department. We simply got along quite well. We’ve lost touch, though.

So your mistaken statement is still partly correct, dear one.

How so?

You just said – your colleagues thought you and your male friend were an item even though you were strictly friends.

Yes?

Well, then. That is also a sort of judgment, is it not? To believe that a man and a woman are having a relationship other than friendship is also judgment. Sometimes, judgment turns into gossip, especially when it is spread around. Then gossip, more often than not, turn into lies. And as you know, lies always create trouble.

But people can’t help it! We’ve been brought up into thinking that as long as a man and a woman are often seen together, they have a “thing” going. Or they’ll end up having a “thing” together. So I guess we’re back to where we started, huh? We’re back to a thing called “mistakes.”

Making assumptions about a relationship without proof is judgment. Judgment that is broadcast turns into gossip. Gossip turn into lies. Lies turn into mistakes. Yes, I suppose you can say we’re back to a thing called “mistakes.”

Yup, we’re back to where we started. So now, where are we going?

Nowhere, my dear. As long as mistakes are not amended, we are going nowhere.