This is a self-help post which is as much intended for myself, as it is for my three dear readers.

If you find yourself in the middle of a genocide that you can't stop, it's worth remembering:

  • The world doesn't owe you anything.

  • Even in this time of crisis, the world is graciously providing everything you need, and more.

  • The genocide is mostly for other people's spiritual lessons.

  • If the genocide ends up affecting you, it's no big deal. We all depart this world one way or another.

  • Being angry at people who don't see their genocide is as helpful as being angry at toddlers who run into traffic.

  • If the world is populated by toddlers, many are going to run into traffic, and you can't save most.

  • If toddlers drive cars, many are going to run over people, and you can't save most.

  • This is still not a reason to be angry at toddlers.

  • The world can handle a proportion of toddlers. It will malfunction if it's overrun by them.

  • The world is currently malfunctioning for this reason. It is a bit silly.

  • The way the learning process works is by making errors and learning from them.

  • Death is but a transition. The learning process involves deaths – many of them.

  • Once you've learned something, it feels as if you've always known it. It's then easy to feel different from those who are still learning that lesson. But you might simply not recall the lives in which you made the same mistakes. And there are other lessons which you have not learned, and still need to.

  • When you're stuck with people who have not yet learned, anger and hate are not really useful.

  • Even if you're not reaching that many people, the best approach is to model a better frame of mind for those who are still learning the current lesson.

  • If dealing with the toddlers who are running cars over people is too stressful, simply appreciate what is in front of you, and take time off from dealing with them.

  • Trust that everything that looks evil is serving good, even if the people who are doing it don't know they're serving good – or are greatly misinterpreting what is good.

  • The good is there, even if seeing most of it requires a view beyond a single physical incarnation.

Choice quotes from Seth:

"In the main physical existence means a translation of inner mood and psychological climate into physical terms, and no consciousness is constantly in a state of bliss. There is always effort involved, for this is the meaning of consciousness. It is the meaning of creative effort. You should not accept a barrage of illness as natural, however, for it is not. On the other hand neither should you blame yourselves for various small and separated indispositions."

—TES6 Session 280 August 24, 1966

"I do not define bad. When I use the term it is according to your own definition. You have an idea that good is gentle and bad is violent. This is because in your mind violence and destruction are the same thing. By this analogy, you see, the soft voice is the holy voice and the loud voice is the wicked one, and a strong desire is the bad desire and a weak desire the good one. You become afraid of projecting ideas or desires outward, for in the back of your mind you think that what is powerful is evil."

—SS Appendix: ESP Class Session: Tuesday, January 12, 1971

"Instead, the soul stands at the center of itself, exploring, extending its capacities in all directions at once, involved in issues of creativity, each one highly legitimate. The probable system of reality opens up the nature of the soul to you. It should change current religion’s ideas considerably. For this reason, the nature of good and evil is a highly important point.

On the one hand, quite simply and in a way that you cannot presently understand, evil does not exist. However, you are obviously confronted with what seem to be quite evil effects. Now it has been said often that there is a god, so there must be a devil — or if there is good, there must be evil. This is like saying that because an apple has a top, it must have a bottom — but without any understanding of the fact that both are a portion of the apple."

—SS Part Two: Chapter 17: Session 568, February 22, 1971

"Now I am emphasizing the issue of hate in this chapter on reincarnation because its results can be so disastrous. A man who hates always believes himself justified. He never hates anything that he believes to be good. He thinks he is being just, therefore, in his hatred, but the hatred itself forms a very strong claim that will follow him throughout his lives, until he learns that only the hatred itself is the destroyer."

—SS Part Two: Chapter 12: Session 550, September 28, 1970

"What is needed is a basic trust in the nature of vitality, and faith that all elements of experience are used for a greater good, whether or not you can perceive the way in which “evil” is transmuted into creativity. What you love will also be a part of your experience in this life and others."

—SS Part Two: Chapter 12: Session 550, September 28, 1970

"As I have tried to explain to you, the rigorous concepts of good and evil are themselves highly distorted, and when you find such a dilemma where goodness is one thing and evil another, and both contrary and separate, then you automatically separate them in your minds and in your feelings and in your fantasies. You do not seem at this point able to realize that what you call evil works for what you call good, or that both are a part of energy, and that you are using energy to form your reality, both now and after this life. This is because you deal with effects physically, as you see them. And until you divest yourself of such psychological behavior, it will always seem to you that good and evil are opposites, and you will treat them as such in your feelings and in your concepts and in your myths.

No! There are no forces outside of yourselves that in your terms cause you to do evil. Unfortunately, what you think of as good and evil reside within yourselves, and you cannot blame an evil force for the destruction that runs rampant across the earth. Again, in your terms, these are your problems, and no god or devil put them upon you, and there is no one to blame but yourselves. On the other hand, for the seasons and the idiot flower (looks at Joel H.), you have yourselves to thank. You are learning how to use the creative energy of which you are a part, and you are indeed quite isolated, so you cannot do much harm, in your terms. And so that the evil that you think you do is an illusion. And so that for the millions that you think you slay, you slay not one. And so that despite you and your concepts of value, creativity always emerges triumphant, and those that are killed in one war come back to fight against war the next time, and hopefully, you teach yourselves some lessons. And if you destroy your planet, you will have others to work with, and those that were destroyed are not destroyed. You are in a training system. The mistakes in the long run, and in your terms, will not count, but they are very real to you at this time."

—ECS4 ESP Class Session, May 25, 1971