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Guilt a Weapon

Guilt a Weapon

copyright Lauri Ann Lumby

Guilt is the weapon

of the status quo.

Threatening exclusion,

Banishment, ostracism.

If we don’t play by their rules.

Enslaving us to the

outside (often self-appointed) perceived authority.

Laying down rules

of their own making

Benefitting their

silent agenda

to keep us quiet, obedient, followers.

But leaders don’t follow.

We lead.

In order to lead,

to free humanity from

their imprisonment,

We have to break free

of the status quo.

Finding our way over

and around societal norms

into a world of our own making.

Where we can live freely

while showing others the way.

But in order to be free.

We must silence the voice of guilt

with its wagging finger,

pursed lips and crossed arms.

We must ignore the threatening chorus

of shoulds

and the litany of promised punishments

for going another way.

More than all of these,

We must be brave enough

to turn against the crowd

and their threats of rejection,

banishment, ostracism

and be willing to

Stand

Alone.

While we may find ourselves momentarily solo,

At least here we will be free.

Keep your eyes open for Lauri’s new poetry collection, Elegy – love songs to Death and other poems.  Coming this spring. 

Author:

I am the founder, owner of Authentic Freedom Academy and the Spiritual Director of the Order of the Magdalene and the Order of Melchizedek. Our mission is to provide education, community and support for those seeking to become self-actualized. Authentic Freedom (dot) Love is our learning community.