Whatever path you choose, recognize that your pain comes from your reluctance to embrace and move with The Universe’s greater truth. It isn’t about “them,” and it isn’t about God, your pain is yours. You create it.
We make life complicated, but in concept it is remarkably simple, although in practice things can get complicated. The simple truth is that in every moment The Universe presents you with two choices:
An entity is an independent being, who’s task is to keep the person safe by avoiding potentially difficult situations. Entities have no power of their own (this is important!). They operate strictly though influence.
Fear involves the real or imagined loss of something we are attached to. The fear is real. Everyone is different, but we all have fears. Some people’s fears are abnormal, but they are very real for them. What our fears have in common is that the event in question always exists in the future. One additional factor is that you have little control over the outcome.
Drug addicts, criminals, domestic abusers, school shooters, pedophiles, neo-Nazis, gang members – we treat these behaviors differently without realizing that they are all manifestations – symptoms – of deeply seated pain. Pain that originates from the same source. Realizing that might shift our treatment of these people dramatically.