IT ALL ADDS UP
by Cat West
BEGINNING TO END
Every story has an ending. Your life is a sum total of
everything you have done. It all counts. It all adds up. Every time you
commit a crime, regardless
of who you think knows, and regardless of whether or not you “get away
with it,” it all counts. From the moment we are born our life is beginning
MORE TO LIFE
This life is not the end of the story. This life is just the beginning of the
beginning of the bigger picture, the greater story. This lifetime may in fact
just be a blink of the eye in eternity, but what you do here and what you don’t
do here, counts. You pay and you gain in the next world according to how you
conduct yourself in this world. You always knew there had to be more to life
than what you have seen and done so far. And there is: MUCH MORE.
Some who make a pretense at finding religion after they
have been caught are missing the point. Putting on a show like that may
fool a few gullible types,
but do you really think declaring you are “Saved” means you ARE
saved? God forgiving you is not the same as receiving God’s Blessing.
God forgiving you only comes to help you forgive yourself.
To forgive yourself is not to “excuse” or
rationalize your offenses. To “forgive” yourself is to freely
give yourself over to the full realization (experience) of what you have
done. The full realization is too
powerful and overwhelming for the cowardly and they go mad.
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When they die “unforgiven” in this way, the
road they travel grows ever darker and more perilous. The only light
to guide them comes from the
prayers and the forgiveness of those they have offended in this world.
If you keep the secrets that allow people to hurt other
people or if you keep silent when the truth you know and have witnessed
would free an innocent
person or convict a guilty one; that counts against you. You have, by silence,
offended. Your silence puts you in the greatest peril.
PEACE ON THE JOURNEY
When we pass on from this life, some sooner than others,
we don’t just
start with a clean slate: Our journey continues along the path we have chosen
in this life. This is why it is so important, and such an urge towards the
end of our time, to “make things right”. We sense that we must
find PEACE here, before we continue the journey on the other side of this world.
If we don’t find peace here, in the short time we have, we won’t
find it there and that is a long, long time!
Better to deal the consequences here, in the short term
than to wallow in them there, forever. The choices we make here determine
whether or not we have
PEACE on our journey.
Those who have chosen to live in silence and allow the
misery to go on around them will dwell in that misery and worse, for
a very long time. No matter
how long they live, they are terrified to make the journey to the next world.
Afraid to die, afraid of what they have, literally, done to themselves!
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Those who would pray to harm another person create for themselves a dark, murky
world of fear and suffering for themselves and their loved ones in this world
and the next. For the loss of a human being is the loss of all the good that
person would have brought to this world.
Bad Medicine works on fear and fear alone. By creating fear for others through
bullying and intimidation you create a Medicine that will follow you on the
next journey. Every prayer goes to you as well as from you.
By overcoming fear to do the right thing, you dis-empower
the bullies and their bad medicine turns on them immediately and their
own fear is multiplied. Where you were afraid of them, they become afraid
of everyone. Truth is, they always were afraid or they never would have
attacked and bullied anyone to begin with.
They say the gates of hell are inscribed with the words: “What
Might Have Been.” All that is lost by direct and deliberate
action of another person in the commission or keeping of a crime creates
a darkness into which those who foolishly abide by code of silence
will find they wander ever deeper. By the time life is over and done
with, a greater darkness and suffering will follow.
It could have all been so different had we only made the right choices while
we still had the chance. Rectifying a wrong, breaking the silence, is a right
choice. It too adds up.
It does not have to be the way that it is now. Acts of
Courage and sacrifice for the sake of Truth and what is Right will gain
you much light and assistance in the greater Journey to come.
We all reap what we sow. The good you do will also stick with you, make you
stronger and bring more light when you need it most.
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We are all human beings and as Human Beings we are, by design, flawed. You
need not kill a saint to be guilty of and pay the price of murder, in is
world and the next. Anyone that commits murder stands in defiance of God.
Just because God does not strike you dead on the spot does not mean you got
God has all of eternity to deal retribution and the longer
it takes for you to own up to what you have done, the more you and those
you love will suffer. If you love no one and nothing, you belong to oblivion:
an eternity of loneliness. Needless suffering!
You are given time, not as a sign you “got away with it”, but rather
it is time to rectify your error. Failing that, time to contemplate the longer
journey ahead. Take advantage of the opportunity to answer in this world before
you have to answer, in full, in the next world.
One cannot justify the taking of a life by murder. One cannot justify raping
and molesting children. One cannot justify keeping silent while an innocent
person languishes in prison for a crime they did not commit. All of these
are part of the same crimes and all of these count. They all add up.
Those who have found the courage to come forward and to speak up choose a path
of light and that light will guide them through the dark times in this world
and in the next. Those who by their silence and their lies enable the bullies,
thugs and murderers to walk freely among us, will have no light to guide
them in this world or in the next unless they find the courage to bring the
light to their path.
The only way that a community can be bullied is to allow it, to enable it.
Every community outnumbers those who abuse them. All anyone has to do is
to stand up. The first one to stand up will be a target, but they will also
be feared. The more people stand up to support the people that are standing
up, the more they can all help themselves in this world and the next.
I cannot do this for you. This you must do for yourselves. For yourselves,
for your children, and your grandchildren. Stand up for yourself at every
turn in the path. Or lie down in the mud and watch yourself be ground down
and your children with you. This is a choice.
I guarantee that when you find the courage as a community, you will begin,
at long last, to heal as a community.
When you really think about it, this world is not for us, it is for us to give
to our children. If you don’t like what you were given, do better by
your children. Leave more for them than you took for yourself.
Speak up NOW, while you still can. The time to act is NOW.
We are all connected in this life. We are all related and what affects one
of us affects all of us. You are important even if you don’t realize
your importance. What you do matters. What you do counts.
One thing is for true and certain in this
Nothing gets better by good people doing