Lessons and “witnessing”

QUESTION: Masters, I suddenly seem to have a lot of conflict in my life. Nothing really deep, but annoying issues within the community I live in. I’m trying to understand why I’m presenting myself with these lessons but no specific insight comes to mind. I realize these types of conflicts might be wrapped in ego and can’t figure out whether this might be the case and I should simply remove myself from the conflict, let it go, and accept whatever others decide. ~Rain, Israel

ANSWER: There are two ways in which souls interact with their environment. They may be intertwined with a situation because it is a particular lesson they chose to experience, or they may have decided to be a witness to observe a lesson to see how it is handled by others. The latter situation could be because the souls wish to see if they might want to choose the experience on another occasion or because they have done something similar and wish to see if anything more can be learned from a variation.

In order to be called a Master, a soul must have experienced every possible aspect and variation of a particular human trait. The soul incarnates numerous times to work on obtaining the wisdom that can come only from using the freedom of choice provided by the duality of Earth to explore all this information.

Conflicts create something called control dramas. Parties are constantly juggling to better themselves and direct the action of others. All conflicts need an ego to arise. The ego thrives on judgment and uses it to determine every aspect of living. Once souls have worked through dramas, understanding that judgment is counter-productive to enlightenment, they move into evaluation – where they don’t participate, choose sides, or cheer on the conflict.

The evaluation phase of human existence allows one to accept that each soul is on a unique path. It leads to honoring the journey of the other souls while not declaring them to be right or wrong. You are entering into this phase. Your intention here was to observe and witness only – but the choice is yours. You have to ask whether you are vested in the outcome or not.