There is a need for someone to look at another topic that most spiritual people would rather avoid. There is a need for people to do this on a world-wide basis. Thus, this does apply to the more aware people everywhere, but again we will focus on Russia.
There is a need to acknowledge that one of the most insidious perversions of humanity is torture. You may think that the worst thing you could do to another human being is to kill that person. Yet, it is actually not the case. It is possible for people to die even a violent death and suffer very little trauma. Many people, who died from diseases, or in car accidents or natural disasters can die so quickly and unexpectedly that it creates very little trauma in the soul. Thus, they can quickly re-embody and they are not unduly burdened by this in future embodiments. Yet torture is another matter because torture has the effect of creating divisions in the soul. Actually, it splits the soul, in many cases, into different fractions, ripping pieces of the energy body apart, scattering them in different places so that now the soul is deeply divided, fractured, wounded, open to any influence of dark forces.
What, then, is it that causes certain people, certain institutions, to perpetrate torture? Well, it is not really a physical condition. You can, if you take a materialistic approach, look at the history of torture, going back through different regimes in the modern age, though the Catholic Church and the Inquisition, and other civilizations. You can begin to ask yourself: “Why do people do this? What is the psychological explanation?”
You will never find a truly satisfactory explanation by looking at the material level alone. You can explain torture only when you incorporate the existence of manipulators, of dark forces in the astral or emotional realm. Only then can you understand torture, for only then can you see that these forces, these beings, have by their own choices of abusing others, of violating the free will of others, cut themselves off from receiving the light of higher awareness from within themselves.
Those who must steal energy from others
What does it mean that you are spiritually self-sufficient? It means that you acknowledge that higher awareness is everywhere, therefore, also in you. Even though you need energy to function in the material world, you can receive that energy directly from within yourself. You do not need to take it from outside yourself, whether it be some God you envision in a statue or in heaven, or whether it be from other people. You have the potential to receive the energy from inside yourself, if you are willing to live up to certain simple requirements, such as the Golden Rule.
When you use your spiritual energy to violate the free will of others, that is when the stream of energy is reduced, as a grace for you so that you cannot make more karma. When you violate this principle, the stream of light from inside yourself will be reduced until there is nothing left to sustain you. That is when you become a being that can survive only by stealing energy from others. Of course, there are myriad ways that beings in and out of embodiment steal energy from others. We will focus on one of the most insidious, which is precisely torture.
When someone is tortured, there is a physical force, even a psychological force that forces the light out of their energy bodies. This can be such a forceful release of light that it actually destroys the fabric of the energy field. There are big holes where the light now continues to stream out and where darker forces can direct energy in to again overwhelm the person. This either causes that person to die or to be more traumatized, or to release energy through various patterns, such as anger. What happens to a soul that has been tortured and died is that the soul can be so fractured that when it comes back into embodiment, it has these very deep psychological wounds.
You can look at some of the wounded people on earth, and you can look at how they were brought up and you can ask yourself: “Can what they were exposed to in this lifetime really explain the trauma?” In most cases, it cannot. You must then look to the fact that these people have lived before, have been tortured or killed brutally in past lifetimes. And that is the explanation for their trauma and the only way that they can be healed.
During the time of the Soviet Union torture was used widely, especially in the beginning, especially during the time of Stalin, where it was done in a systematic way. Therefore, you can acknowledge a simple fact: The Soviet Union was an empire built on killing and torture and therefore forcing the energy out of people’s energy fields.
More subtle forms of torture
Beyond the actual physical act of killing and torture, where you physically torture someone’s body, there are, of course, more subtle forms of torture. There is an emotional form of torture, a mental form of torture and even a form of torture in the identity realm. In a sense, you can look at the world today and see how many people believe they are human beings separated from higher awareness. This is the most basic form of torture in the identity realm.
Then there are sophisticated and incredibly complex layers of mental torture. Lenin himself was a “master” of creating these mental forms of torture by writing words that twisted the intellect into knots. People could sit and think about this, feeling that somehow he must have made sense, but they cannot for the life of them make sense out of what he is saying. He was not trying to make sense, he was only trying to get people to twist their minds and thus release light at the intellectual and mental level.
Torture upholding the Soviet system
Then, of course there are emotional forms of torture. You, who have grown up in Russia, should familiarize yourself with a phenomenon called “Red Terror,” instituted by Stalin. These were specific units of secret police that would go around and randomly kill people for no reason whatsoever.
When you have any form of totalitarian system, that system is based on strict rules. There are rules for what you are allowed to say and what you are not allowed to say. If you comply with that system, you should be safe, for you are doing exactly what the system tells you to do. Thus, the system should protect you from being killed or tortured. Yet this was not enough for Stalin, or rather for the dark forces behind him. They instituted these random killings where no one could really feel safe, even though they were complying with the system. This induced a form of emotional torture, namely a fear that you never knew what could happen. You could never truly feel safe.
You, who are alive today will not have experienced physically what previous generations have, and how the threat was hanging over Russia and the Soviet Union during the entire period. There came a point where the leaders after Stalin stepped down the killings. But they could do this only because the threat was still there, the fear was still there. There was still so much energy being released that the physical killings were no longer necessary in order to uphold the system. For the beast of the system would have to be fed by energy, or it would start to dwindle and collapse.
The Cuban Missile Crisis and nuclear war
There came a point when the Soviet Union actually faced a critical turning point. This came after Khrushchev. It came partly as a result of what in the West is called the Cuban missile crisis, where the leaders of the Soviet Union and the leaders of the United States looked into the abyss of nuclear war and on both sides there was enough common sense for them to step back from the abyss and say: “We will not go down this road, for we see that it leads to our mutual destruction.”
This is something you will never find in the official records, but there were leaders in the Soviet Union who wanted a nuclear confrontation, but there were others that saw the madness of it. When they made that decision, a subtle shift happened within the Soviet system itself. A subtle shift happened towards a greater acknowledgment of what we might call humanity. The dark forces that can take over peoples’ minds have the effect that people forget about their own humanity and the humanity of others. They deny their humanity. That is why you can see people that are willing to follow an order to torture another human being.
Torturing people to get information
How can you get people to deliberately torture others and feel this is justified for some cause? The excuse is often that: “The victims must have information that we need to get out of them!” It is almost universally recognized that the information you get through torture is not reliable. There comes a point where people would say anything because they think it is the only way to get the torture to stop.
From a rational standpoint, this excuse is not valid. That is why, again, the only explanation is that the people who order the torture, the people, who commit the torture, their minds have been taken over by dark forces so that they blindly follow this without considering the humanity of the victims and the humanity of themselves. As Jesus said: “Do onto others what you want others to do to you.” This truly means that what you do onto others, you have already done to yourself at subconscious levels. If you dehumanize others by torturing them or ordering the torture, you have already dehumanized yourself.
The turning point for the Soviet Union
This is what Lenin had done, Stalin had done, many of the leaders of that era. Even Khrushchev himself in his younger years was completely dedicated to continuing the system, even fulfilling his quota of killing a certain number of people, even asking for the quota to be raised. There came a point in the Cuban missile crisis where he and other leaders looked into the abyss of nuclear war, and they acknowledged the inhumanity and the insanity of it.
That was the turning point for the Soviet Union. That was essentially the point where the Soviet Union began the path towards a more human, humanitarian system. Of course, the people at that time did not realize this, for the system had by that time gathered such momentum that it took those decades until, finally in the late 1980s and 1990s, other leaders began to see that the system had outlived its usefulness.
This is the true cause of the decline of the Soviet Union: the recognition of humanity, the humanity in all people. This is what will carry Russia beyond those remnants of the records of the Soviet Union that is still burdening the people: the acknowledgment of the humanity in all of you, in Russia and people in other parts of the world.
Seeing Russians as lacking humanity
There are people in other parts of the world, who grew up knowing that the Soviet Union had plans to take over their nations with force, that they had nuclear rockets aimed at their nations? Can you not begin to envision that such people grew up, realizing that the Soviet Union did not acknowledge their humanity? This has caused many people both in the West, in other parts of the world, but most certainly in the former Soviet republics, to feel that the Russian people do not acknowledge their humanity. This has unfortunately caused these people to see the Russian people as having no humanity.
The only way out of this is, again, that the more aware people acknowledge this and then see beyond it. They acknowledge the humanity in themselves, the humanity in the Russian people, and even acknowledge the humanity in the people who are still angry with Russia, who distrust Russians.
If you had family members that were taken by the Russian secret police and tortured or starved or worked to death in concentration camps in Siberia, would it be so hard to understand that you would have a distrust of the Russian people? Thus, can you see that this distrust comes from the fact that you feel that the Russian people, those who represented the Soviet Union in your nation, did not respect your humanity?
You have come to the point where you cannot see the humanity in Russians today. Certainly, this is a lack of vision. There are many people, both in former Soviet republics and outside in the West and other parts of the world, who do acknowledge that the Russian people are like all other people and have the same humanity.
There are still many who experienced the physical atrocities and who still cannot see the humanity of Russians. Therefore, the more aware people can step up to where you do not let the anger and the distrust of Russians cause you to build on to the spiral by you being deceived into denying the humanity in these other people.
Acknowledge their pain. Acknowledge that they have a reason to distrust what they see as Russians, but which are truly people. Acknowledge the universal humanity in them, even behind their anger and distrust. Then acknowledge the universal humanity in all people in Russia.
There are no lifestreams that are Russian, or American, or German, or Chinese. You are all spiritual lifestreams. It is only by recognizing this universal spiritual element of your beings that you will see a true sense of unity among human beings here in the material realm. You will never build unity even through the best of cooperation.
You may look at nations who have come together and forged alliances like the EU. You cannot through physical means alone create a lasting and a true alliance. It can only come by recognizing each others’ humanity and then even stepping up to recognizing that the humanity, as you call it, is an expression of spirituality. This is the true universal element in all Life. It is the purity behind the outer expressions in your nationalities, religions, physical bodies, ethnic groups. All of these outer divisions are not divisions when you see the purity within and behind them.
Look for the humanity of all
The spiritual people in Russia can dare to look at the people outside Russia and see their humanity, no matter what they say, or think or feel about Russia. You are the ones, the spiritual people, who have the opportunity to step up. You decide the future of Russia. Will it be based on greater and greater humanity, or will it continue to be ruled by fear and suspicion, or the sense that we, Russians, are different, that we are better, that we should somehow be beyond criticism, and that we should somehow not have to face up to our past, even though it is the only way to transcend that past.
See beyond this, for you are the spiritual people. You can make this shift, and you will feel much more free and pure when you make this shift. There is nothing in the history of Russia that you are afraid to look at, for you see beyond the manifestation. You see the purity that is the reality behind all.