How should I begin this one? Let’s see…I have undergone many changes lately…Just when I think the world is becoming a more positive place…Can’t everyone see how “they” are trying to divide us?…Ok, none of those capture anything remotely close to what I need to say, but, I can’t come up with anything that does. Oh, Ok, maybe “mean people suck.” Because they do. And that unfortunately not only refers to the alleged terrorism, but to many who I know who are spewing hate in return. You all suck. Big ones. If you don’t like it, unfriend me. I haven’t had the heart to unfriend you yet, because instead of hate I am spewing love. I love you. Yep, I do.
Perhaps I shouldn’t say alleged terrorism, because even if it’s all a psy op orchestrated by the world powers, even if the major players did fund those violent groups to destabilize certain regions, people still get hurt and people still die. So it’s terrorism, even if we are collectively blaming the wrong people. Honestly, we should blame ourselves. We are, collectively, slaves to ignorance and inaction. We blindly follow and in the process we treat others with the utmost of unkindness, yet we expect it in return. I’m not talking specifically about Americans. I’m talking about Humans.
The worst part is, I’m not mad. I am very sad about this. Many changes…I had that Reiki attunement recently and it affected me more deeply than I could have ever imagined. I have always been an empath and feel very deeply, but now, I cannot turn it off. Reading FaceBook this morning, I actually got nauseated. Not mad, and not even disgusted, but just sick. We are headed down a slippery slope. Not once in the history of the world has war and retribution changed a damn thing. It subjugates, decimates, and many other things, but it never solves problems. It never uplifts, it never fosters love and kindness, and so the issues that the war was fought over are then fought over many times over many hundreds of years. Because nothing is resolved. Hate is fostered, and revenge is sought. By the way, religion doesn’t solve anything either. At the heart, this “war” is being fought over religion. Mine is better than yours, and so I hate you and you will die. How sick is that? Very.
For those of you who don’t know, I have a B.A. in History from Auburn University, along with minors in Anthropology and Spanish. My point is not to showcase my degrees (yeah, I’ve got one more). My point is to tell you that I’m well-versed in the myriad of conflicts that have happened over recorded history, and in the real issues that drove them. They are complex in many ways, but they all have at least one thing in common. Leaders, both religious and political, drum up support to crush their opponent by getting the masses all riled up over divisive issues. More often than not, those issues are based on religion or ethnicity. People fear what they do not understand, and people do not understand differing beliefs and differing cultures. It’s pretty simple, and the masses get played like a violin in a game of “Us vs Them.” I could go on and on but I’m not here today to teach a history lesson.
I urge all of you to choose love instead. Choose kindness. Choose unity. It is, after all, a choice. But I promise, it feels so good that once that switch has flipped you will have much peace with your decision to love instead of hate. I can’t even drum up the desire to hate anymore. It doesn’t make me stupid, and it doesn’t mean that I don’t get irritated. But it does mean my reaction is different now than it used to be, and so are my feelings about it.
I’m suffering from a bad cold today so that’s it. Thanks for letting me spread some love though through my blog here. I love you. And you, and you and you and you. All of you. You all have a light inside, some brighter than others but it’s there. Love will make it grow. All you need is love. And so on and so forth.
And (((Hugs))) to my wonderful friend Dede A who lost her brother over the weekend. I love you and I’m sending love to his soul too.
Namaste, blessings, and #missingerin