Out of the first perception comes a sense of anxiety concerning the consequences of being limited or unable to do something. Out of the second, comes one's best effort to act in loving ways toward all, with the understanding that the motivation of love, when it is present, is considered part of the action, even if the action itself may be misguided or limited.
Rebellion against the Law of Cause and Effect, or its invalidation, is essentially a rebellion against the authority of God over life. It is operative when the motivational pattern that guides action is infused by darkness rather than by light. When, however, there is an attitude of humility and prayerfulness and a desire to be guided by light, and when love is not diminished by the effort to fulfill that guidance, then rebellion will have no place in which to grow.
Resolution within the capacity to perceive
The capacity to perceive life as a sacred whole in which every action, word, and thought makes a contribution, and to perceive the planet upon which we live in the same way, exacts a sacred response from the human heart which can no longer be indifferent to the consequences of its own behavior.
The capacity to perceive wholeness means that issues regarding the caretaking of the planet, concern for the wellbeing of others who are suffering, and regard for the future of the earth itself, cannot be left to others to address. It is part of becoming a planetary citizen that the perception of sacred responsibility dawns upon the consciousness in a way that compels responsiveness, rather than denial or indifference. This viewpoint contains the feeling that 'everything I do makes a difference all of the time. Everything I do is meaningful, even if no one else sees or knows about it.' Such an awareness is created both by the understanding of the wholeness of the earth and of life, and also by the awareness of how energy operates within the Law of Cause and Effect.