by Robert Wilkinson
Sorry for the gambling metaphor, but it's true. Some bloodlines just end, for all kinds of reasons. We have been trained since antiquity to believe this is a bad thing, but is it?
We all extend our blood line for the length of our life, but if we choose not to have biological children, or are unable to do so, then our branch of our family tree dies out. While many feel this is something to be regretted, I've come to see a different point of view.
All families have their inherited gifts and problems. There is such a thing as a "family ghost," the echo of many thought forms across generations that have created certain mythologies. Some of these are a shared illusion at best, and very toxic at worst. When a line dies, that part of the "family ghost" dies out as well.
We all hear "family stories" when we are younger. Depending on our birth order, we and our siblings (if we have any) hear very different stories, with some elements similar and other elements seemingly radically different. When we don't have the opportunity to perpetuate those stories, they die as well.
Then there is the blessing of ending learned family traits. Some of these are conscious, some unconscious, but if a line dies out, these die out as well through a lack of a physical mechanism to ground these in the world. Some things just run their course, and must end sometime.
When I was a child and teen, I had many traits I learned from the elders in my family, while other (Soul) traits were at complete variance with those of my parents, grandparents, and uncles. Through a lot of therapy and decades of Spiritual practice, I've learned that some of the behaviors in my family are so toxic that had I continued them, I have no doubt I'd be dead by now.
Some karmas really don't need to be perpetuated, and the Lipika Lords step in to keep us from screwing up any worse than we already are. And yes, I do believe we have several possible times to check out, depending on our choices to grow or stay stuck in hurtful behaviors.
Throughout my life, there were critical points where I realized I was mimicking some very nasty attitudes and behaviors I had learned. In those moments of confronting the negativity that had been coded in my personality, I knew I could choose the high road or the low road, but regardless of which, I knew in those moments that I HAD to choose. And I also knew that my choice would determine many aspects of my future.
When we do take a left or right turn where Fate Street meets Free Will Street on Eternity Boulevard, we often find ourselves crashing into a new reality, a new view, a new direction, and a new sense of self. In those times we confront the possibility of a new "us" being born. This is where the injunction that new wine requires new wineskins is a useful thing to remember.
To put it another way, when we shed a skin we feel our world and ourselves differently. That's when it's easiest to see what of our inherited traits are truly ours, and which are to be eliminated from our lives forever.
Every bloodline has its inherited strengths and weaknesses, its prejudices and positive inclinations. This is somewhat indicative of our "Soul group," those Beings who we incarnate with in various lifetimes. Some high Beings incarnate with a Soul group of not very evolved Beings to offer an example, lessons, and assistance. That's why we feel closer to some family members, while we don't relate to others at all.
But some lives are meant to be where we stop certain tendencies. In each life by our choices we perpetuate some relationships on a Soul level, while others drop away due to the choices others make. As we drop tendencies, we stop our vibrational affinity with some family lines and open vibrational affinity with others.
What we choose to perpetuate and what we choose to cease sets karmas into motion. When we evolve past the family group Soul we were born into, it's a possibility that our branch of the bloodline will end. A bloodline also ends when certain traits have run their evolutionary course and have no more function in the evolution of the individual Spirits or the group Soul of a family.
Then, for whatever reason, there are no offspring to perpetuate those traits. It may be a sad thing from a human point of view, but it may be necessary from a karmic point of view.
That's why even though some family bloodlines continue while others die out, it's important to remember that through it all we ARE a Soul-Spirit, watching the soft parade inside the gold mine. That which is a material, emotional, or mental construct will cease to exist at some point. And yet we will forever BE, to grow into the fullness of our Highest awareness across infinite space and eternal time. That transcends bloodlines, families, and conditional karmas and destinies.
A few things to consider in this time of polarization, separation, deaths, and turning points in the lives of individuals and nations.
Copyright © 2010 Robert Wilkinson