Not what I was intending to do today, but that Facebook picture of the Philpotts and a noose appeared yet again on my Facebook page and I can’t resist putting the case into the context of my own truth and beliefs about life.
For readers outside the UK who may not be aware of the story, this couple and an accomplice have been found guilty of the manslaughter of their six children after burning down the family home in an attempt, as I understand it, to frame Mr P’s former mistress and to make enough money to get a larger home. They were unable to rescue the children from the fire they’d started.
The picture shown above sums up the reaction of, apparently, many people in the UK.
Obviously I feel saddened by the story and very sorry for the suffering of those children, along with all who knew and loved them. However I want to move away from blame and anger, and to view Mr and Mrs Philpott as souls and – this is controversial, I know – as mirrors for us all.
It’s part of my truth that everyone is a soul; one which has chosen to spend some time being human in order to make new choices and expand Consciousness/the Universe.
If these ideas seem very strange to you, I suggest either taking a look at my book Life: A Player’s Guide or at the writings of Neale Donald Walsch or Jane Roberts.
Before squashing ourselves into human form we decide, as souls, what aspect of experience we wish to have in this lifetime. We discuss this with other souls and form what could be termed ‘contracts’ or agreements with them. For example if I chose to experience victimhood, I would agree with another soul that he/she would abuse me in some way. The easiest way to imagine this is to think of actors sharing out the parts in a play. Remember, the soul is in search of experience – ideas like ‘good’ and ‘bad’ don’t enter into it any more than they would in a cast of actors. We are, in a very real sense, simply playing parts.
That being the case, I’m quite happy to believe that the Philpotts and their children made such contracts. At soul level, the children agreed to sacrifice their lives in order for their parents and others to experience the repercussions of the choices that were made. Having returned to Spirit, their souls can decide what they would like to experience next.
Mr and Mrs Philpott now face prison sentences of life and 17 years respectively. Their earthly experience continues and few would expect it to be happy on the whole.
Whilst agreeing that the vast majority of people would never dream of making the choices these two made, I believe that every now and then individuals incarnate to show the rest of us just how spectacularly wrong life can go, if we head down particular paths and make certain choices.
Just as Hitler provided the world with evidence of the way eugenics and racism could lead, so, in his smaller way, Mr Philpott has shown where greed, vindictiveness and the thoughtless pursuit of financial gain could take us.
Interestingly, I’ve also received several of those quirky reminders Facebook specialises in, over the last few days, pointing out that money should never be seen as a goal in itself or as a replacement for happiness.
Perhaps part of the Philpotts’ soul purpose was to make that message abundantly clear to us?