Setting: My teaching classroom at a lower-performing public high school. At the start of my conference period, I’m at my laptop. My door opens to reveal a tall gentleman in business casual clothes. I recognize him, but can’t place from where or when. As my eyes focus, I notice his robust health and apparently perfect physical proportions. He appears in his early 30s. He smiles broadly.
Carl: Do I know you?
Angel: You do. But not in your human packaging beyond dim recollection. I’m an angel; a messenger. You requested clarification of human and planetary conditions, and have earned an audience.
C: (trying to process) Excuse me? You’re an angel?
A: (smiling again) Yes. The etymology of the word is messenger. You asked for an audience. When incarnating humans fight their way somewhat into the light, they earn wisdom from various forms. How may I be of service, Carl?
C: (still processing, and taking in this being’s presence of at once: patient focus, calm intensity, and powerful stillness in the moment) I’m sorry; you’re the most ideal image of humanity I’ve ever witnessed. You’re not like us.
A: Correct. I’m not like you. You’re like me.
C: (again trying to understand and unable to respond)
A: (smiling broadly again) Would you like me to begin our conversation until you’re comfortable?
C: Yes, please.
A: Humans are like us, when freed from the constraints of this planet’s exploration and experimentation with evil (consider here). Humans are in a crippled physical form, intentionally, and with intent by the evil beings allowed dominion over Earth to shape you in their image, but in genetically manipulated form of severe limitations enslaved as minions and work animals. Consider:
Without these sadistic and parasitic degradations, you are just like us. We messengers find allegories and imagery helpful. Shakespeare to music, here, expresses the sense that humans are so much more than the condition they’re born into:
C: Ok. So why do have these limits? Why the evil on Earth?
A: Seek, and ye shall find, Brother. That said, as you have worked to learn and document (here, here, here for examples), this place was allowed to devolve into evil. Nothing happens without permission of the One we all connect with and are. Historically, as far as we can see into the infinite past, evil is used by spirits and angels as worthy opponents, necessary duality of otherness in order to have virtue. Nothing exists in singularity; literally: we must have what is not in order to have what is. No evil = no virtue.
You’ve considered these ideas.
C: Of course. But why give a planet to evil?
A: Exactly! Who would ever vote for such a thing? (soulful and playful smile) Have you considered any connection to why you chose to incarnate here?
C: So I may have had a hand in this. Yes, I have considered. From vicious dinosaurs to war games; the most extreme “sport” would be to see what happened if we gave a planet for evil to “develop.”
A: And how do you like it?
C: It’s time to shut it down. Or at least I’m done with this experience. It’s been a spiritual workout, but there’s nothing of value that can be created that challenges evil. All we can do is act as angels ourselves: messengers to humanity to recognize evil for themselves and choose responses. So far, it seems many are invited; few accept.
A: That’s why you earned my visit! Haven’t you had the spiritual workout of a lifetime! (laughs in Schadenfreude) And you have had enough, haven’t you, Brother?
C: I’d like to win this game, Bro. We’re Emperor’s New Clothes close, yes?
A: Yes. Although human perception of time and the Goddess’ will who’s planet this is make close a meaningless expression for one short human lifetime.
C: I’m aware the .01% psychopaths in control every year kill millions, harm billions, and loot trillions. I’m relatively protected in being a messenger, so far. Personally, yes, I’ve had enough of a spiritual workout. I work for others’ learning, and desperate needs of so many beings, human and non-human, on this beautiful and dominated planet.
A: Ready to go home?
C: I want this planet as a home, Bro. I’m not alone. I only work on powerful teams. Well, I mean, even though I don’t see very many of my teammates, I know we’re here. If the Goddess is ready to win, I’ll help. If this is some school to take Life seriously or have a spiritual workout, and not a game to win, I’m done here.
A: The evil “distant cousins who ain’t my kind,” you’re finished learning from them?
C: Yes. The lies, lack of love, and .01% vicious oligarchy “ain’t my kind.”
A: In analogy, you’ve met the specter, and would like to make Earth a true home:
C: Who exactly are our opponents in this game?
A: (suddenly serious) In every other historical work with evil, these are red team volunteers for a defined and limited role. Earth is part of an unprecedented experiment and exploration into evil. We’ve learned that evil unleashed is pure “service to self” without co-creative interest. These beings will not accept any existence other than the impossible: that they alone shall rule. Therefore, they will be reabsorbed into the One when their choice is made to reject a co-creative existence that violates others’ free will. Before, evil roles were freely chosen to sharpen all others’ experience and expression of virtue, and released in eager gratitude to return to Truth, Love, and Justice. Similar to this:
C: So what do we messengers best do to help?
A: Offer choice to the extent possible. As you’ve found nothing ambitiously creative is possible that won’t end in death and co-option. You worked for ending poverty up to two UN summits for heads of state, Carl. What did you find?
C: Ending poverty isn’t possible in this condition of evil. All we ever received from “leaders” were reneged promises and bullshit. They want rogue state empire; apparently to devolve into tragic-comic Roman empire (and here).
A: (smiling) And even here? (opening his arms to indicate the classroom)
C: Even here (opening my arms). About 60% of our students fail Algebra 1 at this school from our other teachers; my numbers comparing apples-to-apples is less than 10%. I openly share my assessments, data, perspectives, and am met by more attack than curiosity by colleagues. About 90% of the students openly state this is the best math class they’ve ever had, yet I have no opening to broadly contribute. (my actual perspective; amended when shared with math professionals)
A: (mock sincerity) But with your family you can be honest, no?
C: No. I’m a spy there. A good person, but learned to not discuss what is most important for humanity to discuss.
A: Just as well, Carl. Dr. King demonstrated that ongoing successful opposition ends in death at the hands of the rogue state government. Even his family’s civil trial victory and overwhelming evidence goes down the collective memory hole designed to keep humanity enslaved. I’m aware: your school honors Martin King, and none ever speak of the civil trial verdict and evidence that he was assassinated by the .01% rogue state government.
C: Correct. None speak of it; perhaps half of our staff have pictures or quotes from Martin in their rooms. I’ve reached-out to school leaders for social justice with this data, and receive silence in return. So! We stand for home, offer choice, and harmonize with the Goddess as long as she sees fit to continue this Earth experience.
A: Exactly. Home you’ll go; it’s a long road but you’re not alone:
Appreciate the “extreme sport” on Earth; we may never pass this way again:
C: We fight the good fight.
A: Yes. In good faith effort, in spiritual exercise connected to All, we fight the good fight:
Stay tuned. You might like the ending to this show.
Note: I make all factual assertions as a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History, with all economics factual claims receiving zero refutation since I began writing in 2008 among Advanced Placement Macroeconomics teachers on our discussion board, public audiences of these articles, and international conferences (and here). I invite readers to empower their civic voices with the strongest comprehensive facts most important to building a brighter future. I challenge professionals, academics, and citizens to add their voices for the benefit of all Earth’s inhabitants.
Carl Herman is a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History; also credentialed in Mathematics. He worked with both US political parties over 18 years and two UN Summits with the citizen’s lobby, RESULTS, for US domestic and foreign policy to end poverty. He can be reached at Carl_Herman@post.harvard.edu
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Interview with an angel: Does evil exist for ‘spiritual workouts’ to get us off our lazy Divine asses? Is Earth a super-evil case study, a school to recognize evil, or what? was originally published on Washington's Blog