Periodically, we are presented with individuals who are shining examples of consciousness. They demonstrate what is possible for humanity. These individuals take on major and minor assignments, and many times find themselves in positions where they are persecuted, demeaned, rebuked, denied and even killed. They come to remind us of who we can be, and to show us that the world of appearances is not always as it seems. Some become martyrs who have lived through incredible tests and maintained their vision in spite of personal suffering. They exemplify the possibility for human beings to attain nobility of soul.
Often these individuals are misunderstood in their own time, but revered later as the politics of the moment pass away. We can look at historical figures such as Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, and Mother Teresa—to name only a few—and we recognize that in their journeys, they dealt with a mindset intent on thwarting them. We often call this force by a convenient term—Evil. We view evil as something to be feared and avoided. yet when we see the outworking of a so-called evil in the long run, it often becomes part of a larger unfolding drama that involves the play of opposites to bring about a greater good.
Evil exists when consciousness is dim. If we are conscious, and see injustice/evil, and if we act in accord with compassion, evil can not stand. Therefore, it is in deed, a prodder of humanity’s consciousness.
Following two of the great evils of our time—the Holocaust and Rwanda—someone asked in anger, "Where was God in all of this?" And the response from a wise soul was, "Where was humanity?"
Martin Luther King became a martyr to a cause of injustice in our country. He was singled out for his overt actions to end racism. He paid for this with his life, but in the long run, the course of racism was changed by his actions and the many other noble souls who marched in non-violence to remind everyone of our common humanity. Mother Teresa did the same with her compassionate service to those forgotten on the streets of Calcutta. She upheld consciousness as a beacon of light so that individuals and societies would reach up to a higher octave within themselves.
The song of humanity is essential. We are part of a great instrumentation, and need to understand that the resonant frequency that allows for good/evil to exist is based on our conscious attunement to one or the other. We will rise together as a symphony of compassion when we choose to love.
Without love, we are a cacophony. Without love, we fall to a level where evil dwells, and we are devoured by it...because it is the carrion of creation. Evil can only distort when love is absent, because it feeds on baser instincts. Noble Souls come to point the way to conscious living. We can emulate them. We can make a difference.
Illusions of power will fall away. Earthly riches dissolve as we march towards death. Only love upholds. Noble Souls, oh Noble Souls.