Why evil? Why is there a darkness? Because we keep feeding it. If we accept that good and evil originates within each one of us, then we can take personal responsibility for its expression and containment. We are the evil and we are the good. Hatred and darkness are as contagious as love and light... and both propel us with an indisputable force. Whatever meanness one pours out into the experience of another will be passed along to yet another unfortunate receiver. We can deprive the darkness of such an unchecked expression by checking ourselves. Union - with love in control - is our natural filter. Exalted mystic union is a tangible, working means for processing and diffusing the world's evil. The more we cling to the high morality of love, the more light will pervade our world. Rather than pointing outward and rebuking all the injustice and darkness of humanity, we can actually diminish its power by denying it space within us.
The sanctity of union is not based on any self-righteous, higher-than-thou superiority. The sanctity of exalted mystic union is in its self-sacrificial devotion to what is good and what is just. We are each a living sacrifice... each a living altar to goodness and light. Emptying of selfishness, emptying of shadow, emptying of blame and resentment - ever open to the truth of love.