So often we see and hear people doing or saying things “in the name of Spirit” or because they have been “guided” to do so.
Throughout history atrocities have been committed in the name of a higher power. At the end of Chapter 2 of his book Mein Kampf Hitler states “And so I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator. In standing guard against the Jew I am defending the handiwork of the Lord” . Going back further the crusades were all “in the name of God”.
When we find ourselves believing we are being guided by Spirit the first question to ask is “does this harm anyone?” or “does this affect another’s free will?”
We should also, wherever possible, ensure that we do not affect another’s free will. In the case of healing; although we feel this gift is given to us by spirit, I believe we should not send it without the recipient’s agreement. To do so would be to allow ego to take over. Who are we to decide that this person needs healing? In sending healing are we taking away this person’s opportunity for conscious growth?
· Another test would be to ask “who is to gain from this?”
Of course, sometimes we are guided by Spirit, for a hidden purpose. There are times when at first glances a person’s actions appear to remove free will and cause harm, but the final result is of much greater freedom and healing. On a smaller scale we may be guided to do something so we can learn how our ego can get too big for its boot.
This leads to the question are we guided by Spirit all the time, or does our ego get involved more often than we think? It is up to you to decide…..