Although in the “civilized” world, witchcraft is dismissed as fantasy; many spiritual seekers may have experienced this little known area.
Historically, humans have searched for ways to alter the natural course of the world. Humans want to change things without being noticed. Witchcraft is used for this.
In many countries, witchcraft is used as part of the cultural ways of Life. For instance, a witch may offer his/her services to “unite couples.” If John loves Mary and she does not correspond, then a witch could help. A witch may ask for a picture of the loved one or something that she wears. Mary may change but that is unnatural. That change is a coward attempt to utilize another human being.
A witch could be used to debilitate someone or even kill a person. For the common man, this may look as a disease or sudden death.
It is more comfortable to believe that a person dies from “unknown causes” than witchcraft. It is very difficult or almost impossible to prove.
How does it happen?
We are multidimensional beings. When a person dies, a “psychological remainder” lives. It is unnoticed by many as most individuals do not have the sensibility to perceive these energies; but those are there. Witches will trap these energies and use them for their purpose.
Many times, we think that we have created our thoughts. These energies may be there, influencing our thinking and our feelings. If we are not AWARE, how could we change things? There is not a chance.
Individuals using witchcraft for their own purposes are truly hurting themselves. In Life, everything we DO to others, we will DO it to ourselves.
Even though human laws may not have a chance against witchcraft, those using these practices will suffer the consequences.
The natural law in Life is that we are all ONE. Those using witchcraft to hurt others, will pay a steep price.
Even though we think that we may be alone, we are not. The physical world is only one realm of “life” out of many. We are all influencing each other.
Most are only AWARE of the physical realm. That awareness will determine their scope of understanding of Life.
“Do unto others as you would have do unto you.”
That is a basic law for those with basic understanding. That law is not based on the perception of oneness, but rather on the perception of separation. “I” will do good to you because I want it for myself. This is not a virtue but a transaction. There are interests behind it.
The “golden rule” does not consider the oneness of all. If our consciousness was based on oneness, the golden rule could not be understood.
The world of spirits is real and so, human greed.
Once we understand the different types of consciousness, then we could observe how this consciousness of individuality has influenced our moral teachings, which are brought alive through different religions and philosophies.
“One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself.” OR
“One should not treat others in ways that one would not like to be treated”
Here we can see the division between “you” and “I.”
The golden rule then states that there is a division, a difference which needs to be bridged through a “new” behavior.
That is what a moral code entails.
As people could not change their behaviors through “nice words,” then the addition of “strong words” were needed along with elements of fear and punishment to keep things in “control.” 🙂
“You must not do this.”
“Do not try that. ”
“Never do this or that..”
Those are commandments.
Humanity has decide to live “happily” with those “moral ideas,” nevertheless; Humanity as a whole has not understood the teaching of reciprocity among humans.
There is no change in consciousness despite the many religions and philosophies and the high number of adherents to them.
Do you know why? 🙂
Because the same consciousness of individuality has prevailed.
In other words, psychologically there is no change. External agents such as laws and moral codes do not change consciousness, they merely change behavior through fear.
Once we see this without covering things up and defending our own beliefs, then perhaps a light for change of consciousness could be perceived.
The Golden rule is a great teaching as long as we stay in the consciousness of individuality, because it pretends to avoid further conflict among humans.
The Golden rule teaches reciprocity, as in “if you scratch my back, I will scratch yours,” but in that “equality” there is no change in consciousness, it is just change of behavior at the most.
“If you don’t do that reciprocity game, then you will go to hell for ever.”
That is Fear. Inducing change through fear is like blinding yourself from seeing the Sun by covering your eyes with one hand.
If you need to do something else, you will take your hand away from your face at your convenience (making sure that no one is watching you) and cover your face again as “needed.”
As we could see, what is required is to change our consciousness and not to patch our external behavior through commandments and laws.
When there is the consciousness of Totality, of relatedness with the whole, then we could behave in that consciousness without fearing anything. Consciousness drives behavior naturally.
Laws and “do not’s” only change behavior.
In that consciousness of Totality, our activities will be for the common good rather than for the benefit of “me” and my “group.”
Then, it is in this consciousness of Totality how there could be a change, without repressing ourselves.
That consciousness is developed when we go back to our origins, to Mother Nature. That is the practical aspect of it.
Without a close proximity to Nature, our paths will lead us into further separation.