Another of Jeshua’s ‘it is not possible’ statements to spend some time with.
How often have you believed that something you said or did or failed to say or do hurt or harmed someone? How many times has someone accused you of hurting them?
If this is a true statement, as Jeshua asserts, and you cannot harm anyone – it must apply the other way around as well. No-one can harm you. No-one can hurt you.
How many times have you believed that you have been hurt by another?
I know that I’ve been there. I’ve felt the pain of rejection, the pain of being overlooked, the pain of being the one not picked, the pain of being defeated, the pain of being the one slighted.
If Jeshua’s statement is correct, where does all that hurt come from?
Let’s start with emotional pain, that feeling of being hurt as a result of something we want to see as being outside of ourselves. But it’s not outside of us, is it? The source of the hurt is always within – it’s the interpretation we make of the event, it’s our perception of what happened, and not what actually happened, that generates the pain or feeling of being hurt.
If that’s true for you, it’s also true for everybody else, whether they want to acknowledge that reality or not – and there are plenty of us who still want to blame someone outside of ourselves. But that’s okay. We’re all at different points on the journey. Some of us are reluctant starters. Some of us are stuck at various points wondering what to do next. It doesn’t matter. You can always start or restart from where you are.
What about physical harm? What if you hit somebody? Or worse, what if you shoot somebody? That harms them, doesn’t it?
The answer depends on the limits of your beliefs. If you believe you are the body, then the evidence clearly shows that you can harm another physically.
We know from direct experience that bodies can be hurt or crippled, and that sometimes the person associated with that body appears likewise damaged. But is it true that damaging the body is the same as damaging the person?
If you have moved beyond identifying yourself as your body, you will experience a different answer to the one implied by the evidence perceived through your eyes.
I think we would all agree that after his horse riding accident on May 27, 1995, Christopher Reeves’ body was broken – but was Christopher Reeves broken? For me, his life after that event clearly demonstrated that although his body was damaged, he was not. Read Christopher Reeves’ story and make up your own mind.
This is another of Jeshua’s statements that challenges us to push beyond the apparently true and delve into the deeper possibilities of life. And, it’s a reminder that, ultimately, you are responsible for how you feel regardless of the circumstances you call your life.
Frightening at one level. Liberating at another.
As always, you get to choose the level at which you experience life.
If you don’t like the experience – change your choice.
Thanks for dropping by, Peter