“The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places.
But still there is much that is fair. And though in all lands, love is now
mingled with grief, it still grows, perhaps, the greater.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
I loved “The Lord of the Rings” … and I may watch it again and again. When I watched the first one I thought that I might never watch the second and third because of the violence. So I didn’t. Recently I picked up the trilogy and sat down and watched all three. Something amazing happened. I saw through the violence and experienced the humanity of the Orks. Yes it was humanity at its basest nature, but humanity nonetheless. It dawned on me that higher beings of light might just experience all of humanity in a similar way. And then something even more mind-shattering unwound. I finally got IT. Violence or peace and love, villain or hero, there is nothing to judge or any need to react. We are all playing our roles here. Consciousness includes it ALL. Saying yes to one thing, no to another, is the definition of pain and suffering, separation and struggle. Ours is but to love. In the face of love, separation — all that appears to not be love — dissolves, for it has no reality. Love is Reality. Anything that is not Love cannot withstand Love’s focus, Love’s scrutiny, Love’s glance. There is no purpose other than to be here, now as Love.