This is an excellent thread! I have some more to add...
FlyersFan--I totally relate to both those things you posted about...
It's funny, but I've never felt 'hate' coming from people--I sense 'evil.' What 'evil' is, to my perception, is a void, a black hole where
love should be. Basically what Tranceopticalinclined said, only maybe just defined from a different angle. That 'dark' void naturally acts as a
vacuum, or zone of negative pressure, and so it wants to 'suck' in what is around it.
Why don't these things eventually suck us all dry? Well, I think that is where one aspect of 'salvation' comes into it. The love that we have
been given, by God, to give to one another is like a pile of glowing energy--the polar opposite of that which I defined as 'evil.' Most souls are
like whiffle balls, maybe--some holes and some piles. As we evolve toward our spiritual awareness and 'godliness,' our holes get filled in (by the
love given to us by other souls) and in turn, we 'donate' our excess that lies in piles to others (helping them fill in their own holes.) Some
souls--sad as it is, it's true--have very little + (from emotional damage and etc that is a direct result of human existence and the sins we commit
upon each other when we don't serve each other with love, instead serving ourselves--child abuse is one of the biggies, I suspect). But the flip
side is that there are also some souls (hooray) that have way more piles than they need and so I have trust in Divine Osmosis that things are destined
to 'even out.' We will all be 'filled in' and without 'excess' one day--we will all be 'healed' and no more sadness will exist.
I understand colors and numbers as 'vibrational energies.' Everything in the cosmos runs to an electromagnetic hum of one or more frequencies--when
the frequencies of an entity and/or object evolve into a vibration that is one pure tone--which is their 'own' natural frequency (say, for example,
a 7 which develops and clarifies from a state of running both 2 and 7), then I believe that is truly what 'holy' means. Holy simply means 'pure,'
as in 'single-minded/motivated.' No number is good or bad for any certain person--what is right for each of us is our own number (or color or sound
or whatever--it all boils down to these vibrational energies which we perceive predominantly as various types of manifestations).
God is the light that starts the rainbow, and each of us a speck of light that has a certain spot where we shine our true color--maybe the earth is
the 'prism,' so to speak. When we all get in position, then it will be spectacular. Until then, it's sometimes grey and murky but that's just
temporal confusion--because we can not yet all see/understand the rainbow.
Now, back to the 'hate' thing...
The only time I have ever felt actual hate, true animosity (which literally felt 'murderous') was from a building! How strange! And I hate to say
this, but it was a church! Just one--and it was old and now it has been torn down for years and new one built in it's place. That new church
harbors no resentment for me, as I have been in it many times and felt totally comfortable (the building was neutral).
I've thought about these things extensively, but my brain has started whirring again, from this good discussion...