Thank you Laura for sharing this, and James for writing it. I am sitting here with tears running down my face after reading it, partly out of compassion for those who have just lost a child, but also because I have been experiencing a situation with a being who appears to be archontically influenced and no matter what I do, nothing has stopped the negative actions, violence etc. I have been feeling confused alternating with feeling like I am somehow not loving enough, not evolved enough etc since my acting with unconditional love seemed to simply hold open a big door for the violent individual to keep harming me and other innocent living beings.
Reading that these polarities are now increasing *feels* like the deeper truth, in my situation and also allows me to understand a lot of the other terrible things going on that seem so at odds with my inner feeling of the changes that are going on, of the heart level connections among people growing and so much good going on beneath the surface.
I was starting to get cognitive dissonance from my “knowing” one aspect and experiencing moment to moment the very opposite of what I know to be true.
Just before I logged in tonight I got a vision of the white wizard, with all the forest cut down and everything so horrible and the Ents marching to stop him and I felt like that was where I was, where we all are really in this process. It LOOKS horrible, it feels horrible at times and things seem so amazingly bad-it looks on the surface like Mordor is winning, but as Tolkien so gracefully showed us in that story, as long as we stubborn little hobbits keep trudging along eventually we are going to throw the darn ring in the volcano and then the trees WILL grow back on the burned and poisoned land.
We just can’t let the ugliness of Mordor frighten or sicken us into giving up, turning back or in any way not pressing on as hard as we possibly can. By going thru the ugliness we can end up healing it in the end, putting an end to it, finally.
Thank you with all my heart to all of you who are pressing on and doing whatever you can in spite of the terrible ugliness like the murder of an innocent child, the poisoning of the Gulf and so many other things like those. Thank you for holding the Light in your hearts and shining it out, brightening the darkness around us.