DWQA QuestionsCategory: Human CorruptionWhile it is assumed no being is created in a state of corruption, clearly some individual beings or souls appear more susceptible to inner mental corruption than others. Because who and what we are as newly created consciousness at the birth of our souls is endowed and not chosen, it seems unfair that some would have greater vulnerability than others. Is there any truth to this supposition, or are all equally vulnerable to inner corruption?
Nicola Staff asked 2 months ago

We understand and appreciate that the feeling of unfairness about this is only natural. No one likes to feel like they are ill-prepared or have been somehow cheated or passed over when the useful qualities and strengths were handed out, so to speak. This is a kind of simplistic human notion of how this all came about, but we can tell you the reality is much more intricate and awesome in its totality. What you are perceiving and describing as “vulnerability to corruption” is simply the downside of traits and characteristics that have positive value and we would say much greater value than the inherent risk of corruption. The very description of “becoming corrupted” demonstrates clearly that even those more prone to such an eventuality have enjoyed a prior state of higher being and makeup in order to be corrupted in the first place. So this is in keeping with what we have been saying, that corruption is not an innate characteristic or starting point for anyone; it can develop along the way due to the slings and arrows of life events.

What makes some resilient and imperturbable and seen as a strength and a desirable way to be would not be appreciated by many souls who are of a gentler, more sensitive sort, as displayed with great artists and humanitarians, and those prone to caring for and about others, the nurturers who are the loving mothers among you being a good example of what we are describing. This does not make them weak; it is simply the nature of energy that if you identify and empathize with the suffering of others, in a sense you are aligning yourself with their energies in sympathy, and while this is natural and productive because it will get the juices flowing and become a call to action for the nurturer to step in to help someone who is injured or suffering, it may impart some risk as well. Those who have this orientation would likely never want to trade their great sensitivity for simply being tough, having a thick hide so nothing much flusters them ever, and they are little bothered by the difficulties of others except perhaps in extreme circumstances when they eventually find it might be their duty to help in some way because others simply cannot. To those quite sensitive, those much tougher, resilient, and unflappable individuals, would seem quite stolid and even hard-hearted and would not want to be that way. So these are examples of soul characteristics on display, at least for a time in a given environment. They are never the sum total of the repertoire of the soul extension, let alone the original soul itself.

So we would say that the ability to be corrupted is not a failing and not a fault whatsoever. This, in a way, is making the victim in some way responsible for what happens, as though they could avoid the workings of evil if they were simply stronger and unbreakable. We would point out here that you would not want a world filled with only tough people surrounded by thick inner walls of resistance to being perturbed in any way, because this would also make them more reserved, more isolated, much less reactive, and responsive to the feelings of others and the sharing of inner thoughts and feelings and the closeness of a truly loving, intimate, relationship on the part of love partners. Most women want a loving husband who can be tender and caring and nurturing at times, and not simply a strong bodyguard to keep them safe, who can handle anything and fight for them if need be. So the same applies in all respects to the many variations of life experience and the interpersonal interactions that are possible at all levels of existence and during the normal life cycle, from birth to death and transition, all learn from the experiences and characteristics displayed by others for them to respond to, interact with, and may serve as an example, as much as what to avoid, as in what to emulate.

But every experience is a teacher, so we would say inner corruption and the soul characteristics of vulnerability giving rise to that possibility are not worth surrendering simply because inner corruption is a risk. What we would say is this situation points to the need to solve the problem of evil because then all are safe and people will not have to keep their feelings in check and be on guard and keep some distance for the sake of safety from others because of the uncertainties of life, when there might be ulterior motives of the people they deal with—that is no way to live.