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The Gift of Tragedy ...

Posted Jan 14 2009 7:42pm

The Gift of Tragedy
Making Sense of Earth Changes

The Beacons of Light Re-minders from Home are presented Live on the internet, transcribed and posted on the 15th of each month. The next Lightworker LIVE Lightcast will be on October 29 2005.

What is Happening to the Earth?

Hurricane Katrina

From Steve

With all that has been happening the last few months with the Earth we all find ourselves asking is this the Earth changes that we have all been expecting? Many people we have encountered have felt strangely disconnected when it came to these tragic events. Here the Group offers us a different view that can allow us all of more easily accept this gift of the reality in all of our lives.

Big Hugs and Gentle Nudges

Steve Rother
Spokesman for the Group

Greetings from Home.

You have traveled a very long way as souls so that each one of you could be here at this perfect juncture of time and space. Your greatest purpose as souls before coming into this lifetime was to find an opportunity to be here, reading this at this time. Your greatest dream was to come in and place a veil on your face so you could not remember that you scripted it yourself. Your greatest hope was to come in at this time and pretend to be totally confused. You have been wildly successful!

Why Do We Have So Much Tragedy on Earth?

So now you ask: What is happening to the Earth? Why are all these changes taking place? And how can I help? We wish to share with you this day some of the answers to those questions, for change is taking place on such a global scale that literally the entire world is being affected by these beautiful events that are unfolding.

Yes, you see these events as tragedies. You see many things as a tragedy, but we also tell you that your reality is created by the perception from which you view it. If you wish to find and release the difficulties of any tragedy, the first thing that we ask you to do is to find the gift in that event. The moment you find the gift, your perception changes and you have no longer have need for the difficulties. You have no need for the loss of life or suffering. You have no need for the difficulties that you experience in your heart when you see this on your television sets. We tell you, there is a greater purpose in these events. The illusion that you attempt to keep from yourselves is that you are one. You have been one from the very beginning. You have come in to play the Game of pretending to be separate individuals inhabiting bubbles of biology, but you are one heart. You are connected in ways you will never see. Many of the seemingly tragic events that happen serve to shake that carpet that is beneath your feet. As you watch the ripple that then spreads throughout the carpet, and into your world, it serves to send everything on the carpet flying into the air. This you see as tragedy, for you do not believe that you had a hand in the creation of these events, yet you did. But it is during these times that you easily remember that you are one heart. This is one of the gifts that these tragedies offer. Every time you look at the news and you see the once healthy cities now filled with water and places that are reduced to piles of rubble, your heart opens along with all the other hearts watching these events unfold. In that instant the one heart re-unites.

Accepting the Gift

In those times when you feel great sadness watching the trauma taking place throughout the world, when you see the people that seem to have lost everything and cannot even find their own children, take a moment and send them thanks. Send them thanks for connecting hearts all over the world. Find that little bit of a gift, no matter how small and insignificant it may seem at the time and you will shift the reality along with your own perception. You know, being human is not easy. You are on one of the most difficult Game Boards that exists throughout All That Is. The challenge of pretending to be separate is that you cannot even remember your own heritage. You cannot remember what you had in mind by coming here. You cannot even remember that you have been here before.

The Third Perspective

We love to observe the way you play within the field of duality. You always look for either good news or bad news. Today we have both for you. The bad news is that you are dying. The good news is that for most of you, it will not be today. This is an important truth that every one of you shares. All of you will experience death as finite beings. Due to the very nature of your Game, no one gets out of Earth alive. Now we ask you an important question. With that knowledge, what would happen if each of you spent every day of your life as if you were dying? What would happen if each one of you had to examine your every choice as if it may be your last choice? We tell you that there is no tragedy in death. The only tragedy is living a life unfulfilled. Many of you think of yourselves as being in a body that you must preserve so that it lasts your entire lifetime. When you finally do leave that body we hope you leave it well used, carrying the marks and scars of an exciting life. Ask yourself, “How much passion can I experience today?” And bring that passion forward into today, into each and every moment. How would the world change if everyone did exactly that? We tell you, you would have no need for the traumas and events that you call tragedies now.

You are in a field of polarity. You are moving from the unity consciousness of being one as God, into a Game of separatism played in a field of polarity. Here you have been for a very long time, in this field of polarity duality that exists. You live in a land of light and shadow, but you believe in either the light or the shadow. It makes no difference. The reality is, they are both part of the same. Your cycles of light and shadow have created your reality, but you see things as up/down, good/bad, right/wrong, and love/fear because you live in the reality of duality. That is changing, for you are now moving into a field of Triality. Now not only will you have both the light and dark sides, but you will balance that with the third perspective of your own higher self. As you make further connections with that spirit part of yourself you will have a different view of the light and the dark. You see, they are both part of each other, part of a big circle. It is not that one is good and the other is bad, because each is actually part of the whole and one cannot exist without the other. Light does not exist unless there is a stage of darkness for it to play upon. So what you have examined in your world of calling one good and the other bad is starting to fade, and creating the balance of the third perspective. The third perspective of your spirit and what you call the higher self will now walk you into living within a field of Triality. Here you can watch these events and be part of the collective as a conscious creator, instead of stepping back and becoming a victim. Now your scope of vision becomes much larger and you no longer see success as having 3.2 children, a white picket fence, a cat and a dog. All of your game is made up of threes and now your own perspective will be widened to include vision from the full field of Triality.

From this perspective you will easily see how important passion is in your life. Where is the dance of life that you know has always been within you? Where is that spark that has been hiding? What do you see in other people that you would love to see in yourself? Begin that search today using the vision of Triality. From this new perspective you within each time of darkness upon Earth lies a unique opportunity for Light to shine .

Every time you look and you see tragedy, difficulty, or suffering of any kind all around, you receive the gift of that opportunity for the spirit to shine Light. As you watch tragic events on your televisions, you know that this could easily be you. And even though those people sometimes have lost everything, their spirit is always intact. As long as the spirit is intact they will rebuild. You watch and say to yourself “Thank God, it did not happen to me.” We tell you that it did happen to you. The moment you watched the events on television, it happened to you. Even as they stand in the rubble of what used to be their homes and speak into the microphone, they are telling of what they are thankful for and not what they have lost. In those special times the spirit and the Light of Home can be seen clearly. That is the gift they give to each of you who watch. They will rebuild with a new, fresh, unique perspective because of the clearing that has gone on and because of the connection they have with all the other humans that have watched this event. As long as you receive the gift, everyone wins and there is purpose in tragedy. That is that piece of sadness that is in the back of your heart that you have not been able to bring forward.

Earth Changes the Relationship to Man

There is no secret in being able to understand the higher meanings of tragic events. It is no secret to tell you that there is more to come in the days ahead. With this knowledge you try to figure out why Mother Earth is changing and becoming so seemingly drastic in Her changes. What if we told you that She is not changing that much? It is really your relationship to Her that is changing. If you can imagine that there are 40-year cycles to these things you call hurricanes and that 40 years ago, the land masses were not covered with nearly as many people as they are now. Even though there were huge hurricanes in those cycles 40 years ago, there was less impact on humanity because of the decrease in population. The fact that it is a new relationship to the way you use the Earth is creating much of what you see as an increase in tragic events. In many ways, She is creating her normal cycles and you are becoming adjusted to them. What we tell you is that there is an evolution in process and your connection to this has to do with your own evolution that is going on every day. For you are not the same humans that came here to inhabit Planet Earth. You are not the same beings who found expression in physical bubbles of biology by pretending to be human for a few decades. You have evolved well past that point. You are now incorporating part of your own higher self and creating a new reality, moving from unity to duality to Triality. As you evolve in this way, we watch you from this side of the veil with the greatest of awe and with the greatest applause, because you have stepped together as one. You hold the heart energy of Planet Earth in your heart, and you also have an effect on Her the same way that She has an effect on you. So even though the first hurricane (Katrina) came and filled some of your cities with water, devastating and killing and creating challenges throughout all of your systems of dealing with Earth, the second one (Rita) was diffused by your heart energy. You have changed much of that already and you have the capacity to change it every day by shifting your expectations. Remember, life is a self-fulfilling prophecy. You are God wearing a blindfold, and we love it when you bump into each other trying to figure out who you are, asking what you are doing here and what is the meaning to life? That last one is our favorite question. And now we ask you the same question that you often ask of us. What is your meaning to life? How are you going to perceive the gift of these tragedies? How are you going to live your life in a way you can utilize your connection and bless yourself every time you see something happen? For remember it happens to all of you, not to just a few.

You will be assimilating this energy over the coming months to come. Not only will it affect your economics on a global scale, but it affects your hearts the same way. It was just a few days ago that the Keeper was in the gym and someone was watching the news standing next to him. The news talked about Hurricane Rita coming. This man turned to him and said, “Wow! If ever there was going to be a time for China to attack, it would be now.” What is he creating, dear ones? What fear can you manifest in these places? In these times of evolution your creative abilities have increased as well. So, in those times you have the opportunity to create love or to create fear. Balance what you create with the perspective of your higher self. Balance it with that part of you. Before you speak words of that nature, understand that this is happening to China and nobody is an enemy to any of you, for you are all one. You are part of each other and that connection will go forward more now more than ever before. You may choose to view events through the perspective of duality and separation, or you may now decide to view them in terms of Triality and how you are all alike. How well you connect the ways that you are alike rather than focusing on the ways you are different will tell you how much of the gift you can receive from all the events that lie before you.

Some of you will feel a strange disconnection to these events. Even as you watch these events on television you will feel distant and not reactive, as if everything was really alright. Those around you may even see you as cold and heartless for not feeling badly for these people. Let us put this into perspective for you. Your new perspective from the higher self in Triality will help you to see the course unfolding. Watch for the gifts in these events and the times that the human spirit rises above the circumstances. That is the gift.

What Lies Ahead?

More is coming. There is at least one more difficult hurricane that you will have the opportunity to diffuse in the near future. The truth of the matter is, it is up to you because you are creating these opportunities. If you have received ample gifts from the other events, this one will pass you by. For a very long time it was global wars that you created that gave you opportunities to see difficulties, trauma and harshness in the form of darkness. You wondered, “Will there would ever be life on Earth without war?” We tell you that in much that way, war has provided the opportunity for you to shake up your world to gain a higher perspective. War is a man-made creation that does not exist in heaven. Much like your man-made creation called economics, it is based on perception of perception of perception. If there is any point where you do not like your reality, have the courage to change your perception, to find a way to look at it differently. If even only for a moment to shift your perspective for a second and to look at yourself from a different angle, even if you come back in and try to figure out if it fits into your perception of 3.2 children, a white picket fence, a dog and a cat. That time will provide you with the opportunity to look beyond what appears to be and to find that little spark of passion that makes a difference in your life. That is the unique beauty which is you, individually. That is your spark of God for which you are responsible. Do not let it die. Feed it. Find that passion. Find that way of giving the gift of everything that has happened to any human on Planet Earth. When you see suffering, when you see tragedy, know that it is you that it is happening to. That is you waiting in that bus, waiting to be stuck on the highway, waiting to get out of town. Know that is you whose house has just been flooded. But also look for the possibilities, for there will be a rebuilding of energy in a higher vibration which will include more of your own spark of passion. Find the gift up front and you will release the need for the tragedy.

The New Family of Light

Finding the gift and releasing the need for tragedy is what has begun even this day. You are coming together to form new families of Light. You are finding new connections. You are reaching for higher truth as humanity evolves. Each one of you, individually, is raising your vibration. You are becoming new people and new expressions of who you really are, seeing new possibilities, realizing new passions, and evolving into new ways of expressing yourself. But as a collective— as one— your vibration is also rising. Even though you see people who are in need andyou see people of lower economic stance who do not have the same privileges and opportunities that you do, why does that make it okay for you to move forward into rebuilding your abundance when all of this suffering is going on, on this planet? Understand that that is a part of you as well and that yours is a chosen position, so when you honor that you make that an opportunity to be part of you. Not that you are going out to physically rebuild the city yourself, but in the tragedy you may find a calling, a need to fill, or a place where you can discover your purpose and your passion. You may find that in those tremendous times of stress and trauma there lies an opportunity for you to beof service as a human angel on this planet. If that is the case, then the suffering has been successful because it has pulled you into your passion. It has created a darkness for you to shine your light upon, and it has created an opportunity for you to be a spirit in a physical bubble of biology and to express your gift. Do so now with great pride.

These are exciting times. The evolution of humankind and the evolution of Earth is evolving faster than you may know. You have created it. You have stepped forward to allow this to take place. Watch carefully for those sparks of Light. Look for that part that connects your heart to the hearts of others. For dear ones, you have opportunities this time—today—to be the healers of Planet Earth. Master healers, awaken now. There will be no more closet Lightworkers. You are being called into action. We thank you for listening. You are not only changing Planet Earth and your own physical beings, but your interdimensional beings are opening doors in heaven and through all dimensional levels for a depth of evolution that has never been accessible before now. Dare to ask what you can do. Dare to ask how you can hold the energy of peace. Dare to ask how you can find your passion even in all this tragedy, and you will find the gift of tragedy and you will find that you are creating Home, here, right now.

Dear ones, you have come together to see your own reflection. You have come together to be in a room where there is the energy of Home. You have come together to help connect your hearts and to feel good about who you are and where you are going. Hug each other. Know that even as you leave here this day, there is a part of us that leaves with you and travels with you always for you are our reflection of Home on Earth. Each of you carries a piece of the God energy that you have agreed to hold and to express in some fashion. You have our power at your back every moment of every day for you are part of a wondrous family. The new family of light is gathering now. You are creating it. You have set it into motion through your own desires and we applaud you.

Reach out to everyone at every opportunity. Share your heart energy, for you are not many, you are one. It is with the greatest of honor that we ask you to simply treat each other with respect. Nurture one another every chance you get. Remember that it is a Game and play well together.


the Group
Connecting the Heart
Sadness to Happiness
By Barbara Rother
Many of us have been feeling empathetic during these times of earth disturbances. I found I was more affected by this than I thought. My heart does a spiral downward as I watch the human stories on the news. I find as I am in this state of deep connection to tragedy I create more sadness in my life. I am blessed in my personal life. I have a beautiful home, loving family and friends. All is well in my world. Being so caring about all the rest of humanity I have found my usual optimistic view of life waning. The feelings of all those who are not as fortunate has left me feeling depleted.

Even within my own family I see health or financial issues testing loved ones. Instead of standing strong and offering unconditional love and support I feel my own mood suffering as if it was my lesson in life and not just theirs. Steve's parents and my father were good examples how to be supportive from a distance. I always knew they were there for us but still they allowed us to make our own mistakes or rather to learn our own lessons. I brag how I have mastered my life lesson of definition but when a loved one is suffering I still find myself taking on their struggles as my own. I promise myself I will be there for them but know it is their own lesson to work through.

This last week Steve and I presented our Spiritual Psychology Teachers Training. It was full of emotions as people attending transformed their lives and ours. I felt I was on a roller coaster of emotions as I taped into what we all were experiencing. Here again I knew my position was to stand strong and give unconditional love and support to all those attending, but instead the heightened emotions of those around me overwhelmed me to the point of illness. There was someone attending our seminar who said she felt I did not feel comfortable presenting in front of a group of people. I did not correct her but just said I was not feeling like myself. The truth was that I was there in physical form but was emotionally reserved with my own feelings of trying to understand my state of being. Luckily this feeling did not last the entire week. There were times that the old me who celebrates life to its fullest emerged. Fortunately the Lightworkers attending this magical week were full of support and I felt loved and safe to be who I was at each moment.

We are presenting a cruise seminar in November with Ronna Herman. The cruise was originally supposed to depart from New Orleans . I have never been to this exciting town and was looking very forward to it. When the hurricane Katrina happened I felt the devastation of all the people. Somehow the idea of our cruise seemed so unimportant. I was happy when I found out the cruise ships were opening up to the homeless to stay on. Since this special city was destroyed the departure destination was moved to Houston , Texas . Then we found out that a new hurricane, Rita was expected to rip that area apart. It felt trivial to even be concerned about the details of our cruise when people's lives were at stake. For awhile I felt myself not even caring about the cruise but only feeling the pain of the tragedies. Then I came back to my own reality. This cruise is meant to happen for a reason, if only to give hope to the area that has been so tested by nature. This is another example of taking sadness into happiness. I will enjoy our time on this ship and by doing this I will spread my joy to the areas hit by hardship.

I have allowed the burdens of others to become my own. We are spiritual in nature and spirit is not controlled by anyone or anything. It may appear that circumstances, environment and other people control us. We get convinced that we are at the effect of all the outer world conditions. I know that I can not help any one when I do not stay centered and into my power. I can be empathetic with out being emotionally drained. I have important work to do. I can not to this if I don't allow my spirit to soar in the beauty of this world. I will do all I can to be there for another but I first must be there for myself. I choose to turn my sadness into happiness. There are ways to recognize the root cause of common problems and at the same time determine a realistic course for improvement. By being a good example then I can truly help others regain their joy no matter what their circumstances are. I feel my heart lighten as I write this. It feels good to be back to who I know I am. The only burden that weights me down is the one I allow into my reality. When I really look at it my life it is full of the most unbelievable happiness. My sadness is not my own but from all those around me who are experiencing their life lessons. I am here for all who needs supporting love, at the same time I will remember it is their life lessons and not mine. It is important to step outside the whirlwind of drama and distress. This way I can look at the whole picture and offer views of joy and hope.

We can not help another by being down ourselves. Today I choose to see the happiness in life instead of the sadness. I am not pretending there is no suffering in this world I have just decided to look at the upside of life instead of the down. Celebrate the joy in life wherever you find it. Take this joy and spread your light to all those less fortunate. This is turning sadness into happiness.

With Love and Light,

Special Request Copyright 2005. Steve Rother. This information is meant to circulate and may be freely disseminated, in whole or in part, provided that this notice is included. This material may be used with the condition that all rights, including copyrights of translations of this material, remain with the original copyright holder. Further information from the Group may be found at: Thanks for helping to spread the Light!
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