POLITICS AND SPIRITUALITY - STRANGE BEDFELLOWS?
Spiritually minded people won’t be too surprised to hear that there are huge lessons to learn during this unprecedented time in history.
However, what are they? How do we learn them? And, do they really need to be so friggin’ dramatic?
Even those most committed to their Higher Consciousness path may find it difficult, if not impossible, to maintain their “Everything happens for a reason” attitude during this time of political commotion. Some are pulling further away from living in the physical world, while others debate whether their spiritual discipline is practicable at all during this challenging period.
Us spiritual types have been pigeonholed as passive, peaceful, pensive. We’re myopically perceived as spouting “It’s all good” without reading much past the headlines, if that.
Because of these stereotypic views, along with the standard spiritual notion insisting you must renounce worldly concerns to attain transcendence, it’s might seem paradoxical to imagine yourself as a social or political activist.
After all, you’re busily sitting in full lotus position just closing your eyes and going within, right?
When I began dabbling in spirituality, I relinquished going on peace marches, substituting meditation, creative visualization and positive affirmations. It was a big move to trust I’d be able to manifest anything I want, attract my soul mate and change the world without getting off my couch.
Frustratingly, sometimes it worked, and, just as often, it didn’t.
It got clear to me that doing inner work, having transformational experiences, but not taking Real World action with these realizations, could (to some degree) nullify them.
It would be like reading a cookbook, imagining the yummy taste of the food, memorizing the recipes, but never buying ingredients, cooking something delicious and feeding the results to your family.
This frustration led to the discovery of another key: It’s imperative to awaken to your unique, Higher Purpose, taking whatever action you’re intuitively led to take with it.
In other words, this Higher Consciousness gift must be given away in some way otherwise it becomes a guilt-ridden burden.
Living Purposefully doesn’t mean having to do lofty or grand things, like discovering the cure for cancer or saving whales. It can be as simple as lovingly, consciously and gratefully living day-to-day life, doing whatever is put in front of you from a selfless desire to assist others.
However, it’s becoming increasingly apparent that Higher Consciousness Beings are supposed to be venturing out in the world, lovingly, largely and Purposefully taking a stand.
Why else would we have chosen to be on this planet during this tumultuous time? Our Purposeful gifts can become Hundredth Monkey (critical mass) to help the planet.
What are the lessons?
Just as students can’t advance to geometry until they pass basic math, our life lessons repeat until they’re mastered.
On a bigger level, history repeats itself until enough people pass the Big Lessons being presented. Only then will the consciousness of the world truly shift.
The Big Lesson can be bottom lined at the one we’ve been ineffectively trying to master for centuries: “How can we get along with others we disagree with?”
So, here's my ongoing fantasy: I'm in a room filled with people in diverse, powerful positions. I'm explaining in detail my core spiritual concepts. Once they achieve left brain understanding, I have them close their eyes and lead them in a deep, guided, inner journey. Each person experiences huge inner shifts, seeing that everything going on in the world is a reflection of themselves in some way.
They open their eyes and all agree it’s time to stop the wars and change all the divisive, destructive policies. Immediately. They hug and start singing Kumbaya, wondering why in the heck it took so long to find that love is the obvious (duh!) answer.
I like envisioning that as a possibility.
Until then, I hope to inspire more people to keep looking within, learning their personal lessons, and taking a purely loving, Purposeful stand in the world.
Being the Hundredth Monkey in some way.
We need us now more than ever.
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