There is a verse in the Bible that goes something like, “The sins of the father are visited on his children,” which I understood as, “The children pay for their father’s sins.” The first time I heard this, I thought, “That’s not fair! The father should pay for his own sins.”
I contemplated possible explanations for this philosophy, such as it’s the DNA that is passed from parent to child, as in tendencies and potential. Then I thought of children who are raised in violent homes who go on to raise their children in violent homes. In wars, soldiers fight for their side and, in retaliation, their towns are bombed and their children die. And, at least in the movies, personal crimes are committed against children as payback for something their parents did.
But then I realized, we’re all so interconnected, it’s not just my father’s sins or your father’s sins affecting me and you; it’s all of us together in one big pot. We are each responsible for our thoughts and actions because what you do affects me and everyone else, and what I do affects you and everyone else. When we think negative thoughts and project negative opinions, their energy gathers with other negative thoughts. The more there are, the more powerful and inviting the mass of dark energy becomes. It doesn’t take much, some anger or outrage and a few drinks or a drug, and we tap the dark energy field. BAM! Our negative thoughts become negative actions, ever supporting the growing darkness–and the cycle repeats itself over and over again.
When we send loving, healing thoughts out to the world, they, likewise, gather with other loving thoughts; and like the sun rising over the horizon, their very nature dispels the darkness. The old saying, ‘It takes one candle to light a dark room,’ has never been more true—but there is a pretty big mass of fear-darkness hovering over our planet today. We need to light more candles: It’s a very good time to practice forgiveness. We can start small and, as we experience the value of letting go and healing, build up to the big issues. (Practice does make perfect.)
Call your parents or a sibling. Get out of the rut and check on your elderly neighbor. Drop off some groceries at the food bank or volunteer at the homeless shelter. Think, “Today, I will be kind, no matter what.’
And last, but not the least of things we can do, is to pray with all we’ve got for our angels to come to our aid. They are waiting for us to ask for their help and we need them. We are powerless against the powers of darkness without the forces of love and light.