DeMarco, Frank. Rita's World: A View from the Non-Physical (Kindle Location's 4726). Rainbow Ridge Books. Kindle Edition
(Q) [Charles: Rita said, "This should be a tremendously encouraging fact! You aren't in charge of the agenda; you don't have to figure out what to do; you aren't in any way lost; and nothing you became is lost or unemployed. It is a state the very opposite of stagnation."]
(A) I shouldn't need to say much about this. The only time you feel lost and alone is when you don't feel your connection to more than the 3D-defined self that the senses report. As long as you remain in connection - or, and this is important, as long as you live in faith that the connection has not ceased to exist- you don't have to worry that you don't know what to do, you don't know where you're going to end up, you don't know if you're safe, you don't know if "external" events are going to overwhelm you. If you remain aware of your connections, you recognize that the hardest challenges have meaning and that it is very true that "all is well, all is always well", regardless of whether you see it or not, feel it or not, approve of conditions or not, feel adequate to circumstances or not.
You don't need to do anything, any time, but your best, and in this context "doing your best" refers not primarily to external efforts but to your attitude, your concentration on the underlying point to all of life's challenges, which is, how do I respond to this? What are my values and how do I express them? How will my response to circumstances show me who and what I am to date?
You know full well you canget lost, canget hurt, judging in 3D terms. I don't mean to explain away difficulties any more than to explain away evil or suffering in general. But it is true that from your non-3D perspective you can see that the 3D drama doesn't mean what it seems to mean from within the drama. Life is meant to beconvincing, after all. How much would it accomplish for you to be going through the motions saying, "I know I just broke my arm, but it really doesn't mean anything"? No, when you break your arm you can't define your arm into an unbroken state. (The question of miracles is a side-trail at the moment.) It is in non-3D that we experience things that way - instant manifestation, instant change. The point of 3D circumstances is delayed consequences so you don'thave to experience everything as ephemeral. I realize - I well remember - that often enough you would like nothing better, but all that would happen is that you would define away anything you didn't like or didn't approve of, and therefore couldn't profit from the play.
(Q) Which bears on the topic of why there is so much pain and suffering in the world. It is because we can't escape the consequences of our actions merely by wishing them away.
(A) You wouldn't accept that if Isaid it! Try it again, more carefully (which by the way will give you a sense of the difficulty of trying to teach from a distance).
(Q) Well, pain and suffering are the results of decisions and actions in 3D. Some are our own decisions and actions, and some are not. Therefore, we experience results both firsthand and secondhand. Come to think of it, this sounds like the old "Earth school" concept I have so much resistance to. So, I suppose that aspect of it must true, or true enough in context.
(A) That's a little better. 3D experience is always realin the way that anything is real that does not yield to contrary desire. And, as I say, it is the persistence of external conditions that is a prime value in 3D. But it is the fact that such perceived conditions are only relativelytrue (i.e., true only while in 3D) that is your Ariadne's thread out of the 3D labyrinth.
(Q) I guess we aren't going to get to the next item on the agenda. Anything more to say about this one?
(A) You aren't in charge of the agenda - therefore, you can relax about it. You aren't lost or perplexed at the non-3D level, and if you can learn to trust that - the easiest way to do so being "all is well" - you will find your own way easier not because "external" circumstances ease (they may, they may not) but because you don't waste so much energy in anxiety.