Does Evil Exist?
In the fascinating book The Ascension Papers - Book #1, a non-physical being known simply as "8" uttered this pearl of wisdom :
If there is such a thing as Evil, then it is an opportunity to learn about Love. It was its final summary of its discussion about "What is Evil?" contained in that book. In that discussion, it points out that what we term "Evil" only exists in the physical realms and it is entirely self-created, both individually and collectively, and it serves a useful function by providing us the contrast that allows us to learn about Love.
Within the physical planes of reality "Evil" most certainly does exist but how you define it and understand it is the critical part. The idea that there is some FORCE of Evil outside ourselves is false. There is no EXTERNAL force of evil — there is nothing outside of ourselves that produces it. Evil is entirely self-created and/or attracted and only exists within the realms of separation and duality — within the physical illusion. It does not exist in the non-physical realms where our higher selves exist.
The types of behaviors and experiences that we LABEL as evil are completely manifested by ourselves. We co-create all of our experiences. Evil only exists within our reality because of our level of consciousness — or more accurately, our level of unconsciousness!
Here's what the widely respected modern spiritual teacher, Eckhart Tolle, had to say on this subject in his highly acclaimed book A New Earth.
There is only one perpetrator of evil on the planet — human unconsciousness. That realization is true forgiveness. With forgiveness, your victim identity dissolves, and your true power emerges. Instead of blaming the darkness, you bring in the light.
Only by releasing our belief in the existence of evil and the battle between good and evil, and by raising our consciousness and becoming shining beacons of forgiveness, acceptance, allowance, kindness, and compassion can we transcend realities that contain "evil" and make the shift to a new earth. This truth has been stated by so many great spiritual teachers in so many ways. The great Renaissance humanist theologian scholar, Desiderius Erasmus, said it this way —
Love and light,