Today’s blog explores the question of how we are called to respond to things in the world we perceive as needing change. This seems especially relevant as we observe the current political, religious and economic unrest.
The following question was posed to a great spiritual teacher:
“How can we best encourage change on this planet? Do you think we should fight or oppose old organizations which are resisting change?”
“Be aware that whenever you fight something, you are focusing on it and giving it energy. If you wish to remove something from manifestation, it is better to focus on its opposite: give that good quality or organization energy, and watch it flourish and grow, knowing that the old will wither away in its on time.” (question and response from the book, Power of the Magdalene by Stuart Wilson and Joanna Prentis)
This is a profound question with an even more profound answer. As I have been witnessing the political events unfolding in Madison (Wisconsin), around the country and around the world, and watching both sides duke it out, I have been wondering what the most compassionate, loving and peaceful response would really be. I had a sense of what felt right for me, but I could not give it words until I found the above dialogue. When I read these words, it resonated on such a deep level, that I knew I had to share it. So, there it is! Reflect. Ponder. Discern. Does this feel like truth for you?
What change do you want to see in the world?
How are you being called to hold the vision of positive change in your consciousness, prayer, meditation, etc?
Where are you tempted to “fight against”, how can you entertain, indulge in its opposite instead?
Where are you being called to put your energy toward compassion, peace, joy?
PS: One of the practices I enjoy for creating change is sacred chant. Chanting the names of the Divine works to alter our own vibration along with the vibrations of the universe and the vibration of the loving intentions we hold in our hearts and in our minds. Here is an example of one chant that helps to raise our vibration to more closely reflect Divine compassion and love, try it on for size!
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