© 2018 Mario C. Veo – Reprinted with permission from Shining Lotus Metaphysical Bookstore newsletter February 2018
by Mario C. Veo
I find it ironic that most religions around the world are firmly based on Love… kindness… nurturance… forgiveness – especially those that embrace the teachings of Jesus, the Master – yet seem to find no contradiction in abusing others, taking advantage of their own status and power to exploit and even mistreat those whom they feel to be ‘inferior’ to them… “After all…” [I’ve heard some say] “ I am not responsible for your debts / mess you’ve created / missed education / race-gender inequality…” Well, actually you really are… let me put it in the same language you’ve used in the past: “If you’re not part of the solution, you are part of the problem…” And for those of you who truly believe that you can stay ‘neutral’, I refer you to the famous words of Pontius Pilate “I wash my hands of all this… Do with Him what you will”… and so they crucified Christ – not for being a horrible, violent person … but for preaching Love, and kindness, and the Brotherhood of Man.
No, I’m not advocating some kind of political, or even ideological line [god knows there are enough fools sprouting off some self-serving propaganda – much to the merriment of late night talk-shows… but I digress]. All I’m inviting you to do is reflect… truly go within and ask yourself the hard questions… “What do you believe in… and why… what are the principles you live by… and their consequences… and – my most favorite – What kind of Karma are you creating for yourself…”
Don’t just mouth off some superficial platitude about being ‘a good person’, or worse, being a good church goer [even Al Capone was dedicated to his church ]…just take a good look at your Life and your everyday thoughts and actions… and – if you believe in Heaven-Hell – ask yourself what qualifies you for salvation… and just for a moment, consider – what if all the righteous propaganda you’ve been programmed to accept… turns out to be just that: the simple manipulation of Ego, designed to make you feel ever so superior…
All the Spiritual teachings, throughout the ages, have always – clearly – stated that Love is the Energy of Creation… it is that which links us all together… it is that which links us to Spirit-Creator. Only through Love can we find happiness… forgiveness… compassion… Only through Love can we truly call ourselves to be ‘of-the-Light’… to be ‘Enlightened’… and find Oneness with ALL of Creation…
… yes, with our current [poor] world consciousness most of us have suffered some kind of heart-wound, some betrayal, abuse, unfairness, injustice… and now we have a choice:- “Do we simply bow down to these negative energies, and allow them to limit and restrict our Life – and the pleasures which rightfully belong to us all… or… can we do something about addressing and redressing this… and if so, what…?!?”
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 Tuesdays and the last Sunday at the Shining Lotus™ Bookstore.