almost every great teacher of esoteric wisdom has had their detractors and unfortunately the most surprising usually comes from within, jesus having a judas is the most obvious. however what is important here is the jesus knows and understands that this is part of the process, this is a transaction that has already taken place, cash exchanged, deal done. the judas is fulfilling a very specific role, and bears the responsibility of having to take the fall as betrayer.
all masters will be betrayed, it is the nature of mastery. these events take place on a different dimension yet are played out in the world, the choices we make, the paths we chose are all left to free will, but the master will embrace their destiny and trust. jesus had that trust, judas had it to.
i recall the last temptation of christ, living with his beautiful family, married to mary, enjoying their children together, what would any man want more than that? but jesus knew his destiny and made his choice.
so my friends, if you feel like you are being betrayed by the one who says she loves you, think again, deeper.
Touching the Earth for Our Adversaries
By Caitriona Reed
You, who deliberately engage in the destruction of the environment for your own profit, you show me how much I value what is honest, what is generous, what has been clearly thought through, what is expressive of love for this planet home and our human and nonhuman fellow beings. So I bow to you in gratitude and touch the Earth.
You bring forth in me the passion and love I feel for this life-bearing land, its soil, air and waters, and the beings they nurture; the passion I feel for integrity and strong, sustainable community. Because of the strength with which I resist your actions, I have seen how strong my love and passion really are. I bow to you in gratitude and touch the Earth.
Because the pain I feel when I allow myself to witness the pain of the world is no less than your pain--you, who perpetuate destruction and cut yourselves off from needs of the present and the generations of the future, I bow to you in compassion and touch the Earth.
Because the pain of greed, alienation and fear are no less than the pain of sorrow and mourning for what is lost, I bow to you in compassion and touch the Earth.
For the power of my anger, transforming itself into love for the beauty and integrity of all life-forms, and for the bright energy of my passion for justice and the health of all beings, I bow to you in gratitude and touch the Earth.
Because we all want to be happy, to feel ourselves intact and part of a single whole, for that shared longing, I bow to you in compassion and touch the Earth.
Because you challenge me by your actions, demanding that I release my attachment to the belief that my view, my understanding, is the only correct one, I bow to you in gratitude and touch the Earth.
For you who teach me that the mind is a limitless source, a miracle capable of manifesting as love, as greed, as fear, capable of clarity or delusion, blind to the consequence of action or open to the boundless coherence of all that we do and experience in life. For you who show me what I myself am capable of when I let my life be governed by fear and greed, great awesome teachers, I bow to you in gratitude and touch the Earth.
In awe of the mind's capability for delusion and alienation that calls me so insistently to understanding and joy, I bow to you and touch the Earth.
With the understanding that all this will pass and with love in my heart, I bow to you and touch the Earth.