Mmmmmmm……. what to write next? Sex and tantra, emotional release, or perhaps yet another rhapsody on my wonderful country town! Actually speaking of my home, it seems we may be facing an invasion from some possibly very fundamental God Botherers. They started with an office, and it has now become a church, and it’s right next door to the local Irish Bar where you can go and listen to the jam session on sunday afternoons. Strange kind of juxtaposition if you ask me, and that’s the response of most people I know, and yet it has been given the go ahead by council.
I’ve heard stories of how fundamentalists have infiltrated other country towns by buying up the real estate, they often have influence on the councils and it seems fairly certain that they do have an agenda. I have no problem with people having different beliefs to me, but I do object to those who keep trying to push those ideas on to everybody else. They say they want to save souls, but the idea that I need to be saved is simply a ‘belief’, one which I don’t happen to agree with. If there is any saving to be done I will do it myself thank you very much!
So is there anything to be done about this situation? The problem is that anything that might be done is time-consuming, and there are so many other issues that require urgent attention. Coal seam gas springs to mind immediately, the poisoning of our water basin is fundamental to our survival on the planet, without water the God Botherers won’t be around to do any converting.
I am left with the response which is what I always do come back to, it’s how I am doing my spiritual task on the planet and it has the power to affect absolutely everything it is directed at. By holding my sound circles and supporting others with readings, bodywork and sound healing, I’m contributing to the shift in consciousness that is inevitable on this planet. If that doesn’t occur then all the direct action in the world will not make a tad of difference, not that it isn’t important. It just isn’t part of the brief I agreed to when I was setting up my contract before I incarnated this time.
And of course there is the contribution I make each time I make my own shifts, we really are so much more important each and every one of us, all of our thoughts and actions matter so very much! As Marianne Williamson wrote and Nelson Mandela made famous:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
This inspiring quote by Marianne Williamson is from her book, A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles, Harper Collins, 1992. From Chapter 7, Section 3 (Pg. 190-191).