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January 20, 2024

Embrace Our Better Angels With Kindness

Philosopher and author, Jacques de Viliiers writes about embracing our better angels with kindness.

Article 11/365 of Jacques’s Writing Quest.

My child teaches me so much – from channeling a Pict at four years old, to appropriateness and kindness.

I was in Vic Bay, George with them a couple of months ago. A man was sitting on a bench enjoying the view. My child took out their sketch-pad and a pencil, and rendered his moment into a beautiful piece of consciousness. They handed the sketch to him. It was a wonderful thing to see how his face lit up. A small kindness changed a moment from something ordinary into something wondrous.

Over the years I’ve watched my child compliment people on the street on their dress sense, body art and anything that catches their eye.

They look for the miracle in the moment and then point it out to the other so that both can enjoy that moment. 

They are empathy and kindness epitomised.

I try to emulate them because I’m not always kind. Every time I’m kind to another being my heart opens, and I’m at peace. It occurred to me what I do to the other, the other does to me. When I open my heart to the other, their heart opens to me. 

Of course, it shouldn’t surprise me because I’m connected to all 8-billion souls on this planet, and the countless beyond. When I see you, I see me. When I love you, I love me. When I hurt you, I hurt me.

There’s no doubt that the world is in turmoil today. As a species we haven’t embraced our better angels but our darkest demons. There’s a reason for this.

Most of us live in lower and denser frequencies, not in the frequency of our better angels. According to author, David Hawkins, who measured consciousness, 85% of the sentient resonate under 200 hertz. These are the frequencies of shame (20 hertz), guilt, apathy, grief, fear, desire, anger and pride.

If we see the atrocities in today’s conflicts, and all those that have come before, there are no good or bad guys. There are only bad guys, or more accurately, only the lower conscious and cruel. This is the place where demons thrive.

In this regard, none of us can go to our default setting of justification (why we are right, and the other is wrong). There’s absolutely no justification for the slaughter that has ravaged this planet since we became sentient and conscious.

“You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig.” 

According to Hawkins, courage (200+) is the fulcrum that swings us from humiliation (shame) to the ineffable (enlightenment). From this beachhead we move up the levels of consciousness: neutrality, willingness, acceptance, reason, love, joy, peace and enlightenment (1000 hertz). 

To shift this planet from humiliation to pure consciousness, someone has to make the first move.

It may as well be you and I. What do you say? Let’s start with something small. Let’s gather the courage to be kind to others by being kind to ourselves first. From that small beginning, who knows what we can achieve?

I’m excited about that prospect. Join me and embrace our better angels so that we can shift consciousness. Enlightenment really is our ultimate destiny, isn’t it? Let’s go and do that, you and I. 

Thank you, my darling child, for helping me embrace my better angels. You and your generation are the fulcrum that’s going to move the world. I can’t wait to see what you’ll become and what you’ll create.

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