This article is being shared amidst the new revelations that John of God may have sexually abused many of his followers. I know that many here know of “John of God” and some here have even met him, and had miraculous healings from him.
I hope any of you that met him were safe, are safe and are well in your One. Multidimensionality isn’t always what we want it to be. Discernment. Self awareness. Self respect. Self love. Having your voice. And using it. When you need to. ❤️ Healing ❤️ I love you Now, accusations doesn’t mean guilt. “Not guilty” verdicts also don’t automatically mean innocence. Earth is messy. This came through from a Father’s Day post in June 2018 and feels relevant here:
“Life isn’t going to look perfect, on anyone, ever.
Maybe by holding space for another’s greatness, we make even more room for it, in them, and in ourselves.
We are in a phase of humanity similar to a witch hunt, ready to say, quite quickly, “see, they are bad. I knew it!” I think this witch hunt comes about because we want to feel safe, and we don’t. But on Earth, safety is never guaranteed, ever. We knew that before incarnating… No one is ever inherently bad. Anyone can have completely effed up layers to their lives, but also be capable of great talents, goodness and even heroics in other facets of their being human. This current temptation to disregard everything about another because of an identified and possibly major infraction, I feel, is going to backfire, on all of us.
In all situations, God offers grace. Thank God.
But this is very complex. Even though we seem to be trying to simplify it. “Is someone good or bad?” It isn’t that easy, we all have layers of both… and we can identify aspects of unlikable or possibly even harmful traits within any One.
Do I want folks like Bill Cosby, Harvey Weinstein, and others that have broken laws to be held accountable? Yes. Do I want everyone to feel just and confident enough in themselves to say no to unwanted advances and the ability to safely decline/exit? Yes. And I also think that Cosby did make us laugh and smile, for decades. I remember his stand up comedy on HBO from possibly the 80s and I laughed, hard, at wholesome humor. How can he be both? Humans are fascinating beings with so many layers to who and what we are… And Weinstein helped bring us some amazingly talented actors and great films and tv. How do we reconcile this; the monster amidst the talent? I don’t know. But cutting one’s gifts out from the historical record with their flaws may deprive us all of some joy, laughs and happiness on Earth. So, I don’t know. And I’m not pretending to know. But we all have gifts. And we all have failures, some of them huge and damaging to others. Respecting the victims is important, too, of course.
Sigh. Oh what a messy place this can be.“