The Sandusky Trial
I’ve been following this trail kind of peripherally as different news shows highlight what’s going on. I wondered what if Sandusky were really telling the truth and all the young men were just pissed at him for being so mean or something like that. What then? How could he exonerate himself? You know, the justice system doesn’t really leave room for people who are innocent when people are lying about them. (This, of course, is pure speculation. I tend to believe that Sandusky is guilty.)
I had a lawyer friend who died a couple years ago who used to tell me horror stories of people who were completely innocent that were accused who had to pay out the ear because of people lying about their business or a fake fall or alleged sexual assault.
I remember once, I had this woman in my life that I considered to be my best friend. Everyone of my friends always told me that when one of them would be alone with her, she would treat him/her meanly. I kind of shrugged it off, because I just couldn’t imagine her being mean to anyone.
But soon the meanness happened to me. I moved to NYC and sold a business to her and—long story short—I ended up not staying in NYC. When I returned, she decided she was going to turn all my friends against me and tell them that I was going to cheat her with the business, which was not the case at all.
It took me almost a year to clean up the mess. I sat in my truth and kept saying to anyone who would accuse me, “I’d be glad to have you, her and I talk together about all this. I’ve wanted to talk and get it all out in the air since I’ve been home. But she won’t talk to me. There is nothing more I’d like than to be friends and clean this mess up.”
But every time, she would tell the friend that was trying to help, she would not get together with me. Soon, every person decided I must be telling the truth, since she wouldn’t come to the table to talk.
But let me tell you the year I had was miserable. Almost every friend and the ministers I had at church were all against me at first. Imagine coming home and feeling estranged from everyone you know and love. Try proving yourself innocent sometime is rough business. It is not easy, when someone slanders you with words you never said and things you can’t easily prove are wrong.
I say all this because we can easily live life thinking that by manifesting authenticity that we can circumvent accusations. But I know that not to be true. If you’ve been following my blogs, you know I got sued by someone recently because it hailed outside while my client was under hypnosis and in the next session, because she had a headache from drinking 2 bottles of wine the night before and couldn’t listen to the background music I used in hypnosis. I won the case, but I had to go to court and deal with the entire mess.
Doing the right thing, doesn’t necessarily mean that we don’t have to face condemnation, conviction, and trials. In fact, it may mean that we have to walk the road of the innocent as Jesus did and face our accusers… bloody and whipped.
I hate that idea more than anything. But it’s a real truth. Be careful what you say and who you say it to.
Yesterday I said I was an optimist. This blog wasn’t too optimistic, but it is truthful. Sometimes we just have to take off our blinders and face life as it truly is. But then, never more than now, do we understand how much we need the help of our spiritual light to guide us through the chaos life can be. I thank God for knowing that I can sit on my spiritual perch and just watch from there and observe without judgment. It’s a blessing to know self-hypnosis and meditation that can get me to a place where I cannot be touched by all the mess that life can sometimes dole out.