I have not been a member of a church for about 40 years, but have always been very spiritual. About five years ago, I had a huge spurt of spiritual growth after reading The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. It continues to amaze me how much I have learned just by looking around with my own eyes and from not being confined by the words spoken within the walls of a church building.
So, after a massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit the Pacific Ocean near Northeastern Japan in 2011, I sat down and tried to “spiritually” reason out why these tragedies occur.
If what I’m learning about “our thoughts create our life” is true, then it must be a fair assumption that this is true for the 7 billion+ other people living on this planet as well. That’s a lot of data to be processed in order for all of us to get what we ask for.
One could say that no one asked for these types of tragedies to occur, but if you believe that “we get what we focus on the most” perhaps there was a subconscious fear of this tragedy occurring based upon what was happening in other countries. Subsequently, their fear created their reality.
If what I’m learning about “we are all from Source” is true, then perhaps this is just “us” living another experience within this human existence.
If what I’m learning about “love is the answer to everything”, perhaps there was so much more hatred than love being projected that a tragedy was created to bring us together in love, restoring balance to the world.
If you believe no part of what I have just written, perhaps it was Mother Nature fighting back because of our abuse of the resources she has given us.
If you believe that God is judgmental and punishes us for our sins, perhaps it really is the beginning of the end of the world.
If you compare our knowledge of the divine with an iceberg, most of us are truly standing on the very tip of it. We can see a large expanse of surface ice, but have no knowledge of there being anything else other than that surface.
Some of us can step back and look at something from a different perspective, like we would look at an iceberg from the deck of a boat. We can see much more of the iceberg, yet that is only as much as about 1/8th the size of the actual iceberg.
Like an iceberg, the majority of knowledge and understanding of the divine is hidden. It contains the many “why’s” that some people believe only a few can see by using special “equipment” some of us call “gifts”, but I have come to believe that we are all capable of the same understanding and knowledge. As a parent, I want the very best things in life for all three of my children. I wouldn’t think that God is any different. He would want the same gifts for all of his children, not just the few we have selected to be our spiritual leaders and teachers of the various religious cultures we have created to help guide us through life.
My conclusion is that there is no single “why” for anything that happens. I see each moment of each of our individual lives as part of one gigantic puzzle that must be manipulated countless times within every moment just to make one tiny piece fit.
As Rabbi Irwin Kula said, “Each person, each culture, each religion has part of the truth; none has it all.”
To actually have the ability to understand the “why” in any tragedy is beyond the realm of the human consciousness, because to understand everything would give us nothing to seek.
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My name is Laura Mozer Davis, and I was born over half a century ago. My life’s journey has included raising three children as a single parent while caring for my parents who both became disabled during the last 10 years of their lives. Now that my children are grown and my parents have passed into the next part of their journey, I finally have time for me to grow as a person, not as just a care-giver. What I am learning, however, is that my destiny is to always be a care-giver. When I started writing for The Daily Sisterhood blog, I realized that I was to continue my care-giving through my writing. If my words help even just one person find either solace or joy, I know my life continues to have meaning.