Friday, June 20, 2008

Charity's Views on Homelessness

One of the conversations I had in 1995 with Charity, a Professor CIE and my spiritual mentor, was about families who were homeless. Here is a transcript of that conversation.

Charity: Basically all you humans need to do is just to provide the basic survival instincts. If a child or parent in that situation that we have chosen for each one to be born into, all other matters is to leave it alone. That would include if the parents or their offspring become physically sick, whatever avenue of it could be, that’s our responsibility, our duties.

Ralph: Let me tell you about the Donahue show, where they interviewed several families who had been homeless. These were parents with children. The man lost his job, they didn’t have any money for rent, and they, one of them – mother, father and four or five children – lived in a van on the street.. This man had lost his job, he was a nice fellow, but he just ran out of money and they were evicted from the house. they lived in. That van parked on the street for at least a month. Now they have moved into one of the shelters that was giving them a home, and he could now get a job, so he was now on his way up. But they asked them if they were putting their children in jeopardy. They had no water, no sewer, they couldn’t take baths, they had no food, and yet they had their own relatives, their own parents, the grandparents that would have taken the children in temporarily. But this couple said, "No, we’re not going to ask for help. We will take care of our children." And that was a real conflict. I mean, is that taking care of their children when they are in that risk, when there was blood relatives that could have been called? They didn’t want to embarrass themselves by telling the relatives.

Charity: You have to remember that each one of the Essences was working in that situation. They had to be where they were at that time. Each Guardian was working where they were supposed to be. They were at that spot where they needed to be at. No human needed to interfere. They were where they were supposed to be, they were learning what they needed to be. Period.

Ralph: You don’t see that they made a mistake by not calling in for outside help that was physically available?

Charity: No.

Ralph: I have a hard time with that kind of a view of it, but that's your view. I wasn’t there, I didn’t have to make their choices. I'm just saying. I was not the one with the choice, they had to make that, and they did come through it, the kids were all alive and breathing so you can't argue with the results.

Charity: They needed to learn what they needed to learn.

Ralph: OK.

Charity: Would that the humans should not take away our responsibility. They were in the situation they needed to be before them. That was created for them.

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