by Mario C. Veo
As a counselor I meet many people whose main concern is ‘relationships’ – be this with lovers, children, bosses and co-workers… it seems that ‘relationships’ are central to Life, and, if they don’t work too well, then Life loses flavor, loses sparkle, loses vitality… I have been taught that ‘Man is a social animal’ thus requires companionship to feel secure / needed / wanted / appreciated… It seems that we are ‘nothing’ without others around us.
We’ve all heard the saying: “No man is an island”… or… “It takes a village to raise a child”… so, basically, we are surrounded by a sea of people, each touching, jostling, pushing, and influencing one another… there is simply no escaping this continuous interaction. And in this never-ending current we find ebbs and flows, movements that uplift or depress this unity, that create tides and directions … that move Mankind towards a specific shore… The question now is: “Who or What is creating this current… and where are we going…?”
On a simple level this is easy to answer – politically we are moving towards conflict, increasing separation and opposition, relying on bullying and coercion to favor the chosen few… having forgotten that governments ‘should’ be serving the nation, and not wallowing in Power… Economically we are fast moving towards inflation, loss of international co-operation and respect, restricting growth and prosperity… on a personal level we are moving towards insecurity, loss of trust, a withdrawal from open interactions, and an increased sense of betrayal….
As a counselor I help my clients focus on personal achievements, better discrimination, a gentle withdrawal from people and situations that are promoting discord and dissent… and to strongly focus on all that brings them joy, all that is healthy and uplifting, and to cherish those relationships that are based on mutual respect and appreciation…
As a Spiritual teacher I encourage students to consider their afterlife… for everything we do, in this human life, will determine not only Where we’ll end up on the Inner Planes [simplistically we could describe these as ‘hell’ or ‘purgatory’… still, not very pleasant]…and the consequences this will create… but equally important is to understand that whatever we do in this Life will create the foundation for our next incarnation… complete with Karma and obstacles, pain and sorrow, health or disease …
So, if we’ve actively contributed to derision and belittlement, to exploitation and abuse, to emotional or physical cruelty… then, guess what – those very same energies will now be directed at us… and worse this we do to ourselves… So think carefully… for all is simple Energy, shaped by our thoughts, words, and actions… and whatever we give shall come back to us threefold…and this Life is simply one bead on a string, touching and influencing the next… But what of a Life well lived …?
That’s easy – be happy… laugh, play, embrace beauty… be healthy, kind, generous and loving… surround yourself with people and situations that embrace the same values, that encourage respect and appreciation, that are actively creating the Brotherhood of Man… And strongly resist and reject all manipulations that are based on fear, that stimulate anger, that belittle and condemn others simply due to superficial differences… and know this well: “Such is evil,, no matter if clothed in status and power…”
Do not be fooled… there is only Light…or Darkness… Where do you stand, here and hereafter… ?
Mario C. Veo is a teacher of Spiritual Science and a Healing Arts Practitioner. He teaches classes and individuals on Personal Transformation and the Expansion of Consciousness. Mario is available for personal guidance and consultations on Tuesday afternoons at the Shining Lotus™ Bookstore.