My daughter and I are huge fans of Being Human, the US version, which airs on the SyFy network. It is a tale of a vampire, a werewolf, and a ghost who are trying to… well… you guessed it… be human. It is a show that is full of suspense and drama and supernatural powers. And, from the first moment of the first show, I have been hooked.
The cast who, in my opinion, are some of the most beautiful characters on television, are aesthetically pleasing to they eye and well-written. The dialogue is catchy and the cinematography is entertaining. Aside from all that, the story lines are pretty brilliant too.
Recently, a virus swept through the human race that will kill a vampire if he drinks from the blood of an infected person. Aiden, the vampire in the trio, has a lot of pull in Boston, because he is the senior-ranking creature in the vampire kingdom. Because of his position amongst the blood-suckers, his word is, pretty much, law. When he discovers the cure for the vampires, he lays down the rules that everyone in his household are protected creatures. No vampires are to come near them.
For awhile, his word is law and everyone plays nice. Then, as you can imagine, a couple of wayward vampires make a choice to go against the rules, hurting Josh and killing a close family friend, who wasn’t part of the “law,” but close to the kids nonetheless. On the heels of that, hell breaks loose and a war begins.
As I watched that episode a few weeks ago, I could see how quickly things can get out of hand when everyone playing in the game is unwilling to play by the rules. The rules had been set in place for a number of reasons, which rules in anything usually are. In this instance, the rules were not arbitrary and they were meant to not only protect Aiden’s family, but to also maintain balance.
Often times, in our society, there are rules put into place that may seem arbitrary or senseless. I trust that, somewhere along the way, the rules made sense to someone for some reason. Laws against driving under the influence or murder or rape or burglary make sense on the surface. Laws like it being illegal to sell beer on Sunday may not make sense on the surface to a lot of people, especially those that are looking to buy beer. On Sunday.
In reality, each of us is governed by laws. We all live on the same planet which is ruled by the Universal Laws, which are applicable to every single person equally. We have a choice in every moment if we are going to live our lives by the traditions of those who have gone before us or if we are going to choose a new path that may honor ourselves more than old traditions. We have a choice to go by default or to explore new frontiers. Even though every piece of land has been discovered on this planet, we still have the unknown to uncover.
When we live within a society that has laws by which we must abide or pay the consequences according to the judicial system, we still have choices. Abiding by or breaking the law is a choice. And, choosing either way must be in alignment with your highest good for it to be for your highest good, if that makes sense.
Sometimes, creating a new path does go against the laws of the land – for instance, anyone right now who is in a gay marriage in almost every state of the US is breaking the law of the land, but they are standing up for what they believe in. They are standing to make a difference. And they are standing up for what they believe their right is.
So… my question is this… how do you know when you are being the “one bad apple” who is going to spoil the entire creature kingdom by going against the laws that were set into place to protect the people or when you are being the trailblazer that is leading the way for reform?