Don't worry about this world; it is not broken. And don't worry about others. You worry more about them than they do. There are people waging war; there are people on the battlefield who are more alive than they've ever been before. Don't try to protect people from life; just let them have their experience while you focus upon your own experience.

—Abraham Hicks

What does Abraham Hicks mean, "the world is not broken"? All we have to do is turn on CNN and we can plainly see all the conflict, hatred, poverty, hunger, oppression, killing ... let’s see, did I miss anything? Oh yes, we can see it over and over and have it analyzed ad nauseam. Of course, what CNN doesn’t show is the 99.9 percent of the world that doesn’t choose to experience all of that and is experiencing a world that does work.

It seems natural that we want to protect our children not only from physical danger, but from but from all the hardships and challenging experiences we may have had growing up. We want a better life for our children. And there is nothing wrong with that. Interestingly, enough physiological studies have shown that if everything is done for a child, all of their needs are met, and the child rarely has experiences for themselves, the child can grow up, at least, maladjusted, or with some serious psychological neuroses. Our experiences are how we truly learn and gain wisdom.

If you talk to a person who has been on this planet a long time and they have a very diverse, rich and colorful life, they will have so much wisdom from their life experience, one would be amazed. They will be peaceful, happy, loving and always will have a smile on their face. They have adapted well to the changes in their life whether they consciously created them or not. The law of attraction is working perfectly well either way.

A true Spiritual Master will use the law of attraction to create (this should really be called the Law of Creation) their life to expand their own consciousness. This is the creative nature of the Universe and It is our inherent creative nature too.

So the Law of Creation is working perfectly ALL of the time, even if we are not using it consciously. A prosperity consciousness creates prosperity, a well-being consciousness brings a stream of well-being, and a loving consciousness provides love and peace.

Abraham Hicks, in the quote above, talks about the person on the battlefield being more alive than they have ever been before. Does this mean we must go to war to feel alive? Only if that is the only experience that will wake us up enough to realize that we can be awake. At some point that person will realize that to be awake no longer requires such a drastic experience.

So the world (and beyond) is working perfectly. People are creating in their lives what they need to advance consciously and spiritually. It is not up to us to choose for them, even our children, what they need to learn on planet. Yes, we have a responsibility to teach our children about the physical experience and, more importantly, how spiritual laws work, but they must ultimately choose their own experience to gain wisdom.

It is not for us to judge someone else’s experience, but only to use what we may see in that experience if we want/need to have that experience for ourselves. If someone asks for help, give it to them and that may open a door to be a teacher for them. But we must let them have the experience they choose. It is not our path, we are better to be aware of our own path and choose consciously. In other words, we just have to choose if we want our experience to be consciously created or not.

A life well-lived is one where the lessons are consciously created to gain Spiritual Wisdom.

The World is not broken, Be in Peace ….

—Jim Hatton is author (under the name James Apollonius Alan) of “A Spiritual Master’s Guide to Life,” available on Amazon or at SpiritualMaster.co.