A Plea to our SOULidarity.
(Originally a Facebook post)
Today is historically the 'Day of Assumptions'. I don't know what religious reference that is yet but the term is fitting for what I see going on everywhere. Let's try our best not to make too many.
There's passionate beliefs and causes and war cries and a shit storm of energy flying around right now.
Standing up for something is an individual choice. God knows there's a whole hell of a lot to stand up on, and there has been for a LONG time.
But let's watch that we aren't standing down or on top of someone who could be standing side to side with us if we took a moment to stop,look, and feel into where they are wanting to connect in their own unique and imperfect way.
There are so many questions and a desperation for answers right now.
Polarizations and 'you're with me or against me' sentiments are high. It's so natural for our brains and nervous systems to go to all or nothing when we are uncertain and terrified.
I'm not saying don't have strong feelings and fears and a strong impulse to stand up for what's good and just.
But look to see who is showing up in the way they can and standing next to you before you assume that everyone should or that no one will or screw them all for being cowards if they aren't doing it your way.
What we do on the outside is ALWAYS a reflection of what's going on in the inside. If we are intolerant on the outside we are not tolerant of something on the inside, and that can be both for a positive or negative state.
Victims of other people's self hatred and ego happen, and so does our inner victim that condemns us and holds back our heart and humanity on the inside.
Please. We all want to protect what we value. There is love and there is fear and the face of fear is so hard to look at. It's clear to me what feels like connection and what feels like rejection on the social and political stage.
And how dare you shame a childless woman killed in such a brutal way for courageously showing up for LOVE. And did you happen to notice the cross she wears on her neck? Hypocrisy is one of the heaviest energies around.
But judging people how they feebly or fiercely stand up on any platform against fear is not ours to say. How well do you respond when people judge your attempt of being courageous as not being good enough?
Let's not make assumptions. Can we try every day to see each other, talk with not at each other, stand together for love, do it imperfectly, and create spaces within ourselves and for each other to show up and do what's right for our common held heart that craves harmony?
Rebellion comes in many forms. So do revolutions. Find your way that includes your heart and connect to others who hold the same sentiment for progress and peace even when we are fucking clueless as to the 'how'.