Good Evening, God!
This election has been hard on me — a trauma. I’ve been SO UPSET. But finally I realized the horrible effect my response was having on me. Boy, God, that was an eyeopener! I had become angry (OK, hateful), judgmental, seriously depressed, and generally depleted of both energy and hope.
DUH! THAT is exactly the effect “evil” wanted. (By evil I am not referring to individuals but rather to the behavior of believing that “being right” justifies Fake News, Outright Lies, Character Defamation, Encouraging Hate, etc.) Evil wants to push and pull us into a Reactive State where we become JUST LIKE what is upsetting us! It is like how a person who is angry WANTS to pick a fight and make someone else angry, too.
So, the other day after Centering Prayer, the thought came to me that we are all part of a Cosmic Replication War. Evil wants to create more evil. Good wants to create more good.
Looking at evil at work . . . it seems to me that its apparent goals are just “extras.” Its real purpose is to create Fear, Hate, Anger, Judgments, Apathy and Hopelessness. Evil wants to create a negative field. A Negative Field which drains our energy. A Negative Field that makes us vulnerable to Evil.
I am finding, God, that Your Advice (Command) to PRAY for those who despitefully use us — or those we love — is extremely helpful in keeping my energy from being drained. Blessing the Troubling Ones . . . Praying for them . . . Sending Love out into the Cosmos. These are powerful ways to protect myself — and my Energy Generator — from being sucked into evil.
It also keeps me from squandering my energy so I can use my energy to respond positively and creatively.
And, it is the Good Thing to do.