The Good And Evil Paradox: Mother Mary
"Between my son and his Roman captors
there was only the difference of recognition and choice."
- Mother Mary.
Ann: Good morning, Mother Mary, Anita* says you have something to say.
Mother Mary: Good morning, Ann. It is not so much that I have something to say, I have something to impart. There might not seem to be much difference between the two, but the nuance is critical. I want to make contact between us, between myself and each one of you, heart to heart. I want to give you something to carry with you for the day, or perhaps even longer, to allow you to hold in faith your confidence that the world that God has created is good.
Hard to do, is it not, with all that is happening around you? And yet I see in your hearts the longing, the kindness, and the love that you have ready to offer if somehow you could just get past the gate of assigning yourself as judge and jury of the created world’s rape and pillage by the human race – and, not least, your own inclinations to join that mob.
The answer, dear ones, is paradox. In midst of plenty, hate, in the midst of famine, love. Sounds glib, I know, but let us look a little closer.
Look at your own internal landscape. It is rocky, is it not? You have within your hearts much of the pain and anger that has fueled one part or another of the activities you deplore. And you also have beautiful stretches of gardens, forests, and seascapes that contrast starkly with those dark and barren fields.
There is no need for concern, dear ones. These are the necessary components to moving our planet, our race, and our universe further into light. We need the rough to illuminate the love in each of us, and then we need them to work in tandem.
Ann: Would you please talk for a moment about Charlie Rose who has been on my mind ever since I watched the powerful video** of his round table discussion with Robin Williams and the author, director, and actor in the play “Bengal Tiger At The Bagdad Zoo.”*** He was almost invisible, and yet he brought out the heartfelt emotions of his guests such that, as a viewer, I was elevated by the communion with Spirit that this play had created for them. And yet, clearly he had other aspects of his soul hidden from view.****
Mother Mary: Yes, Ann, and yet…. This is a perfect and public example of the paradox that exists within us all. We see the exposure and disgrace of a beautiful soul with an honest and questioning mind who has resolutely refused to recognize his own psyche and its pull to power and domination. By keeping these baser emotions and inclinations locked away in the basement somewhere, he allowed an entire world based on their needs alone to manifest.
This is the double life living within each of us. Inclinations such as his are not evil in and of themselves, for we all come to this world with ego needs and ego necessitates, but they are not necessarily the same thing. Mr. Rose’s needs, both light and dark, were simply desires to be explored, to be used as fuel for his growth and transformation. I believed they served him well for a long time as he expanded both his and our depth of understanding of the human condition one guest at a time.
For example, in the interview you reference, the violence in the Bengal Tiger play was explored with nuance and understanding but always with an eye to community of souls who struggle with the internal and external conflict of good and evil. On that program, led by his gentle and insightful questions, his guests were allowed to explore their own conflicted reactions to the powerful questions raised by the play.
Unfortunately, Mr. Rose could not do the same for himself. He could not allow his own dark landscape to see the light of day and thereby empowered it to take over the part of his soul that was reaching for the light.
We cannot compartmentalize like this and get a free pass. Mr. Rose and others have come to show us this. We are each formed of dark and light. Between my son and his Roman captors and their enablers there was only the difference of recognition and choice.
My dears, we are not asked to be perfect. That is the short road to perdition. We are asked to see ourselves as whole, dark and light, and to choose which one will be in service to the other. Look at both, give compassion to the dark and use its force and contrast to move more fully into the light. Do not give it the power of denial for it will then set up its tent outside the main gates and grow with only its own forces for fuel.
Let us walk together holding our dark and light forces in fierce and joyful communion and in these combined force find the seeds of our own transformation.
July 15, 2020
*Anita Sacco. See "Recommended Channelers" under "Resources" tab.
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**Video 'Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo' — Charlie Rose on the internet. Highly recommended.
*** "Bengal Tiger At The Baghdad Zoo is a play by Rajiv Joseph. "The lives of two American Marines and an Iraqi translator are forever changed by an encounter with a quick-witted tiger who haunts the streets of war-torn Baghdad attempting to find meaning, forgiveness and redemption amidst the city's ruins. Rajiv Joseph's groundbreaking play exposes both the power and peril of human nature."
****In November 2017, Rose's employment at CBS was terminated; his eponymous show Charlie Rose on PBS was cancelled the day after The Washington Post published in-house allegations of sexual harassment.