Are we born in sin? Are we created equal? Tina and I recently did a show on this, #69 Are We Created Equal?, and the answer is: We are born in and created in KARMA. God gives us the same sun, the same moon, the same oceans, and the same planet. What is different? The variety of climates, foods, cultures, families, etc… At some level, we have earned where we are because we need certain experiences for our soul evolution. This is not to say that someone born in poverty or with a birth defect ‘earned’ that lot in life. It may be this person willingly chose these difficulties so those around him were offered lessons on their karmic paths. Or maybe this person will create some type of invention to help humanity. We never really know.
Recently, Ashton Kutcher was honored with the Robert D Ray Pillar of Character Award for demonstrating good character as a role model. During his acceptance speech, he addressed the question “Are we born equal?” He also addressed his TWIN brother. Did you know he had a twin brother? I had no idea. And I had no idea his twin brother was born with cerebral palsy. He and his twin brother were not created equal. They were created in karma. What lessons did karma offer by gifting Ashton and his family a twin brother with cerebral palsy? From his speech, this twin brother offered him lessons of compassion and love. Would Ashton be the Hollywood success he is today without those lessons from his brother? It is hard to say. However, he learned that we are all created equal in our capacity to love one another. And that this is a choice, a choice of free will.
“My brother was born with cerebral palsy and it taught me that loving people isn’t a choice and that people aren’t actually all created equal,” the actor said, fighting back tears. “The Constitution lies to us. We’re not all created equal. We’re all created incredibly unequal to one another, in our capabilities and what we can do and how we think and what we see. But we all have the equal capacity to love one another, and my brother taught me that.”