Where is Hitler? Heaven? or Hell? - Part 1
There is this part in the book (Conversation with God Book 2 “An uncommon Dialogue) where in Donald, the author and God discussing on group consciousness. Donald ask God what do You mean by the term “Your Group”, then God answered him “Group Consciousness is something that is not widely understood – yet it is extremely power and can, if you are not careful, often overcome individual consciousness. You must always, therefore, endeavour to create group consciousness wherever you go, and with whatever you do, if you wish your larger life experience on the planet to be harmonious. If you are in a group whose consciousness does not reflect your won, and you are unable at this time to effectively alter the group consciousness, it is wise to leave the group, or the group could lead you. It will go where it wants to go, regardless of where you want to go.”
In Book One Donald ask God about Hitler, in relation to group consciousness, God said to Donald, The Hitler Experience was made possible as a result of group consciousness. Many people want to say that Hitler manipulated a group – in this case, his countrymen – through the cunning and the mastery of his rhetoric. But this conveniently lays all the blame at Hitler’s feet – which is exactly where the mass of the people want it. But Hitler could do nothing without the cooperation and support and willing submission of millions of people. The subgroup which called itself Germans must assume an enormous burden of responsibility for the Holocaust. As must, to some degree, the larger group called Humans, which, it if did nothing else, allowed itself to remain indifferent and apathetic to the suffering in Germany until it reached so massive a scale that even the most cold – hearted isolationists could no longer ignore it. You see it was collective consciousness which provided fertile soil for the growth of the Nazi Movement. Hitler seized the moment, but he did not create it. It’s important to understand the lessen here. A group consciousness which speaks constantly of separation and superiority produces loss of compassion on a massive scale, and loss of compassion in inevitably followed by loss of conscience. A collective concept rooted in strict nationalism ignores the plights of others, yet makes everyone else responsible for yours, thus justifying retaliation, “rectification,” and war. Auschwitz was the Nazi solution to – an attempt to “rectify” – the “Jewish Problem.” The horror of the Hitler Experience was not that he perpetrated it one the human race, but that the human race allowed him to. The astonishment is not only that a Hitler came along, but also that so many others went along. The shame is not only that Hitler killed millions of Jews, but also that millions of Jews had to be killed before Hitler was stopped. The purpose of the Hitler Experience was to show humanity to itself. Throughout history you have had remarkable teachers, each presenting extraordinary opportunities to remember WHO YOU REALLY ARE. These teachers have shown you the highest and the lowest of he human potential. They have presented vivid, breathtaking examples of what it can mean to be human – of where one can go with the experience, of where a lot of you can and will go, given your consciousness. The thing to remember: consciousness is everything, it creates your experience. Group consciousness is powerful and produces outcomes of unspeakable beauty or ugliness. The choice is always yours. If you are not satisfied with the consciousness of your group, seek to change it. The best way to change the consciousness of others is by your example. If your example is not enough, form you own group – you be the source of the consciousness you wish others to experience. They will – when you do. It begins with you. Everything. All things. You want the word to change? Change things in your won world. Hitler gave you a golden opportunity to do that. The Hitler Experience – like the Christ Experience – is profound in its implications and the truths it revealed to you about you. Yet those larger awarenesses live – in the case of Hitler or Buddha, Genghis Kahn or hare Krishna, Attila and Hun or Jesus the Christ – only so long as your memories of them live. That is why Jews build monuments to the Holocaust and ask you never to forget it. For there is a little bit of Hitler in all of you – and it is only a matter of degree. Wiping out a people is wiping out a people, whether at Auschwitz or Wounded Knee.
Then Donald ask, So Hitler was sent us to provide us a lesson about the horrors man can commit, the levels to which man can sink?
God replied, Hitler was not sent to you, Hitler was created by you. He arose out of Collective Consciousness, and could not have existed without it. That is the lesson. The consciousness of separation, segregation, superiority – of “we” versus “they,” of “us” and “them” – is what creates the Hitler Experience. The consciousness of Divine brotherhood, of unity, of Oneness, of “ours” rather than “yours” / “mine”, is what creates the Christ Experience. When the pain is “ours”, not just “yours”, when the joy is “ours”, not just “mine”, when the whole life experience is Ours, then it is at last truly that – a Whole Life Experience.