I wrote this on July 9th and then never got it posted for some reason, it sure seems to fit with what is happening right now!!
We live in a word filled with immense beauty and immense horror. I am finding myself more and more disturbed by those who claim enlightenment and spiritual awareness wearing blinders to the issues of the world. They run around sending “light and love”. OK no harm comes from sending light and love but if they think that doing so will solve any of the world’s problems then why isn’t it working? We hear about the great awakening here on earth. We get emails for all the wonderful world meditations and the endless 11:11 ascension groups. Yet the world’s violence does not lessen even a little. Wars rage on, rapes on women and children are common place. Priests molest kids and don’t even get a slap on the wrist by the spiritual authorities of their church and rarely get arrested. While potheads who were dealing sit in jail for 20 years and sex offenders who are not rehabilitated get out in two or three years and rape again.
Is it hard to hold the painful information available in such massive amounts from around the world in our consciousness? Hell yes! Endlessly posting uplifting tidbits and heartwarming photo art to facebook or twitter is not going to make it go away. Spiritual growth is actual hard work not just a series of “magical” moments. I believe in magical moments, I believe in light and love as well but it takes actual people standing up, speaking, and taking action to effect real change in this world.
Apparently the violence and rape against women is the world in one of the 1000 spiritually taboo subjects. After all it is just so unseemly. Truly awake men have a hard time with the subject because they feel powerless to communicate their feelings about these things with their own gender. They know these sick violent thugs will just turn on them too, or target the women they love. So those with integrity reach out to women they know who have been harmed with compassion and protect the women in their lives feeling that is all they can do. There are men who put their heads in the sand too. Most often they are the big “teachers” selling supposed wisdom or the intellectual book reader who now thinks they have the keys to the workings of the universe.
The women who think they are enlightened seem to be the worst offenders. They abide by the “if I don’t acknowledge or talk about it, it will go away” syndrome. They are the classic personalities who complain about no good news on TV who would actually watch a news program with only good news and purposely keep themselves ignorant. They will bombard you with trivia and never get into a real conversation about anything of depth. They will participate in every world meditation so they can feel they are changing the world when they are doing nothing to change the world or themselves. How do we as awake people of conscience sit and say nothing while the vast majority of woman in places like the Congo have been brutally raped, many multiple times. How will the magical “world peace” ever occur in a world where those women must live with that horrific violence. Where do they find the ability to trust the men who are not violent?
How do men find the numbers to stand up against the violent thugs and say “you do not represent the masculine energy and your violence is unacceptable”? Why do we as nations say it is not ok to rape at home but look the other way when our soldiers rape women we label as the enemy and accept that as a peril of war?
To be enlightened means we cannot ignore truth. We must stand up against all crimes against humanity loudly and with one voice! Sitting back and hoping someone else will fix it for us while saying that “we are all one” is just a lack of integrity. If you are caught up in the democrats vs. the republicans and wasting your time defending one or the other and waiting for your party to make it all ok, WAKE UP! Power of government on earth is corrupt and filled with greed. They don’t want to stop wars, they are profitable! They don’t care if your wife, mother, sister or daughter’s get raped. If you are waiting for them to bring world peace while you send out light and love and never speak out then you are just part of the problem not the solution you see yourself to be.
Why can’t we as a spiritual community get real? If I hear one more person go on about how we shouldn’t judge just because of one line in a bible I may scream. We judge every day we do so for our very survival. We have to discern if our activities are safe for ourselves or our children. These are all judgments, hundreds weekly. While it is a worthy goal to not condemn others and I support that, all too often that is used as an excuse to shut up people who are speaking obvious truths that others don’t want to hear. “Don’t be judgmental” “lets just all get along” in other words lets not talk about this subject because it is taboo. We can wax poetic about unity but it means nothing when we don’t give a damn about those who are being subjected to violence every day. If you were in unity with those people you would be feeling their pain and determined to make it STOP.
This taboo subject behavior, not being willing to take on the tough subjects in spiritual discourse is not in alignment with oneness and light or love. Love protects and nurtures. Sending love is just an excuse to actually do nothing and feel ok with doing nothing, saying nothing. If oneness was experienced there could be no violence let alone the ability to turn a blind eye to it. That does not mean we focus on only that and turn a blind eye to the beauty that exists here as well. We need to embrace that beauty and live with gratitude for the beauty in our lives. Part of embracing it and having gratitude is wanting that beauty to be there for ALL people. We find the beauty in our own lives by being fully awake to the tragedy in the world. There is beauty in our voices when we speak out for those who are oppressed. That is the higher nature of our being. When we withhold our voice, our outrage and our actions we are not acting in love even if we tell ourselves we are sending light and love out. It is just another cowardly way to excuse ourselves from true unity.