There are thirty six or more spiritual laws which offer excellent ways for us to understand life on earth, some of the following text has been taken from Diana Cooper’s fantastic book “A Little Light on the Spiritual Laws”. I will briefly explain each law over the coming weeks, if you find this interesting I would encourage you to read Diana’s book. I use Diana’s book when I am low or wanting an answer to a problem I flick through the book and open it at a law, and more often than not that is where I need to focus at that time.
The Law of Responsibility
We are given responsibility when we have proved to others that we can handle certain situations, for example a business person is not promoted until he has demonstrated he can deal with all the problems he may face in his job.
Bringing a child into the world is a spiritual responsibility your spiritual growth depends on how you respond to the challenge. To bring a handicapped child into incarnation is an extra responsibility, providing more challenges and opportunities for growth if you choose to accept them. All things and people you are given to look after are responsibilities, when not responding to the challenge it is taken away and possibly presented at another time.
Everything in our lives is on loan to us. We have responsibilities to look after our children, homes, clothes books etc.. We do not get to take greater responsibility if we do not take care of our own needs. Our emotions, spirit and bodies need to be cared for . Take care of ourselves first then we are able to care for others.
With the exception of your SMALL children you are not responsible for anyone else. We are all responsible for our own feelings, destiny and we do not have the right to carry someone else’s burden for them, doing this will prevent their growth.
If we cannot tell people about a situation or how you feel in case they feel hurt, angry, jealous or depressed, we are taking responsibility for their feelings, we are doing them an injustice. When we speak honestly about our feelings you are taking responsibility for yourself and in doing so you release the other people as well as yourself.
Many of us have a tendency to project our own feelings onto others. We do this when we know we will feel angry and we expect others to as well. When we say we can’t tell Sue because she will be so depressed we are projecting our depression on to Sue. Sue may well be depressed, but that is her responsibility.
When we understand this law we no longer blame or project our feelings onto others . We must however take total responsibility for every thing that happens in our lives, for every feeling that we have, every emotion and thought
A wise master asks the following questions ‘What did I do to make this happen’. ‘What thought or feeling did I send out?’. ‘What actions did I take in the past to create this?’ Then ‘How can I change this?’
Quotes from Diana Cooper’s A Little Light on the Spiritual Laws
“I am responsible for myself and my own pathways and allow others to be responsible for theirs.”
Understanding these laws can helps us create a happy and joyous life, energy healing can also help us to follow these laws to create wealth and prosperity in our lives, by helping to remove anger, negative beliefs etc..