DWQA QuestionsCategory: Karma“To intervene, or not to intervene, that is the question,” was never penned by Shakespeare, but perhaps should have been. For our purposes, we’ll define intervention as the uninvited insertion of self into the lives or activities of others. Those others can be strangers or even close family. Intentionally inserting oneself into the lives of others is a bold move, and one is always risking being rejected or repulsed when they do so. What is Creator’s perspective on this art of living dilemma?
Nicola Staff asked 3 months ago

This, indeed, is a delicate balance of asked and unasked blessings from those around us and the temptation to the self of taking action to perhaps persuade someone to do something more to our liking or to do a charitable intervention on their behalf to perhaps save them from themselves if they are making a mistake in terms of behavior socially unacceptable to most individuals but perhaps being blind to that in the moment. There are many, many circumstances when humans interact with one another that must strike a balance, and that is the key always with any interpersonal interchange. In keeping with the injunctions we have given you as part of the Ten Divine Principles for Living, the first is “raise up the self with no harm to others,” and then secondly, “raise up others with no harm to the self.” These two principles sum up very nicely how to comport oneself when interacting with others for whatever purpose one might have in mind. Serving the self must not be done in a selfish way, through taking more than one’s fair share, or exploiting others to gain an advantage. If an action is to be of service, it must be done in a genuine way without sacrificing something of value to the self unduly and simply serving others to a fault, so to speak. In wanting to help someone else, one must not compromise personal integrity in some way by demeaning oneself in deference to another—that can end up causing a karmic difficulty and become a wound caused through one’s actions. So again, the ideal is to have a good balance between self and others with respect to the intentions of any action and the anticipation of its consequences.