See last week’s post featuring the perspectives of a rabbi and Episcopalian priest.

Evil is a manifestation of our analytical mind.

Pride and Gail Hansen, owners/instructors, Metaphysical Learning Center

Evil exists only from a human perspective because it’s a judgment interpretation. Our egos make the distinctions between good and evil. What we judge to be evil may be the highest and greatest good for another human, leading to spiritual growth.

Some pass from this physical realm to another plane (free of the limitations imposed by the body) where they continue to work on the agreements they created when they took physical form. For example, one’s life contract may require inflicting abuse to help another work out karma from a past life.

A spirit only appears evil because we see it from a physical plane.

As life lessons are learned, our energies vibrate higher. People keep taking bodies until they reach a point of enlightenment. Heaven is the final destination and at that vibration, we are as close to God as we can be.

The door to reformation never closes.

Reverend Vickie Gay  of the Spiritualist Church of the Pines

What we may perceive as bad deeds (or evil) may have been instigated from

  • a lack of education and not knowing the difference between good and evil,
  • instinct for survival,
  • poor role models and
  • the belief that life is not fair.

Once our lifetimes pass, we still have time to learn important lessons in other existences.

Not everyone is born equally prosperous and loved, so it is only right that souls can continue to work toward enlightenment even after passing.

And a thought to ponder: If we lived in a world where evil didn’t exist, would we recognize what good is?

Thank you Gail, Pride, Vickie, ElizaBeth and Richard for helping me present these ideas for you—the readers—to consider. I look forward to your comments on these viewpoints.

Let me know what you want to read about. If I don’t know enough about the topic, I’ll ask the experts as I did with this post. Let’s keep the conversation going


Spiritualist Church’s Declaration of Principles (specifically #8 which addresses this topic).