☥ Spirituality and Politics: They Aren't Opposing Forces. ☥
perhaps i've always "brought politics & religion to the dinner table" throughout my life, so to speak.
but in a time where action is crucial & inaction is still sometimes put on a pedestal in spiritual circles, i felt it important to elaborate on.
the propagation of "remaining neutral" i've seen during this time from spiritual figures is confusing. i'm not one to start drama - i just remain dramatic in my own right - however, this theme is strange to me.
to "remain neutral" during a time of the scales being inhumanely tipped in one party's powerful favor is to align with the oppressor. to remain complacent when response is needed (responsibility is literally the ability to respond) is to martyr yourself on behalf of the aggressor.
"ahimsa" (nonviolence) in no way implies inaction. it necessitates compassion towards all living things. expressing compassion is active, it is often brave, & in the eyes of those paralyzed by self-consciousness, it is radical.
claiming that atrocity is the "deep state's effort to divide us" without making any horizontal changes in your own life (re: my last post) is often a cop-out from holding yourself morally responsible for your own complacency.
to suppress the ego is to allow it to dominate you in the same way as obsessing over the ego. the Mars in Aries transit that colors the rest of 2020 demands conscious heroism. not a savior, not a martyr, but direct, moment-to-moment courage. often, courage looks like a micro-decision.
i'm holding myself to a new standard of taking action. and i still don't "fight against" anything. i "LIVE FOR". & moving forward, i'm expanding my idea of who & what i live for, & why.