Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. How did that ever happen? I can tell you, directly: it happened because masses of people were not awakened to Heart and, therefore, fell prey to a dictator who blatantly denied his own Heart and embarked on a path of deceit and destruction. Citizens of that nation awakening to and acknowledging the essence of who they were would have stopped such egoic hate. And this applies to many governments, presidencies, and reigns today.
Social, political, and economic issues — racism, party affiliation and government policies, socialism and capitalism and funding for various public programs along with hundreds more — evoke strong responses. They should. We are a social species and all of these things directly affect our relationships and interactions.
Knowing who we are at core Self, what we are, why we are here — these essential elements of identity determine how we respond to all the major issues of life. Let me put it clearly: if you cannot identify who you are and create Purpose consistent with that, then your responses to these issues will be troublesome, sickening, enraging, dangerous, deceived, deadly, or muddled, at best. Once we answer the two big questions of life for ourselves, then we can feel, formulate, act, and react to our social environment with honest, authentic responses.
I have written much about Ego and Heart. We come equipped with both, you know. If we didn’t, we would have no reason for incarnation. Ego attunes us to self-preservation in society, makes us acutely aware of the others, and thereby it shapes us and molds us to live based on their perceptions, to live in a way that maintains the I in the midst of all of Them: Ego isolates. Heart attunes us to our true Self, core Self, itSelf, the greatness of Us in the Universe, of Me being here to love all by showing all who I am, regardless of opinions: Heart integrates. Ego is all about extrinsic rewards, motivations. Heart is intrinsic.
This seems antithetical to Ego logic, because Ego pays attention to everyone and their opinions. With Ego, response to issues is based on the way others feel. However, when I act according to Heart-energy and impulses, I do not care about how others feel. By being genuine, I actually am showing who I am, and that is declaring my love for all. I shine my love on others and throughout this Universe.
Ego protects and hides true Self in order to avoid risks, censure, and what Ego would label as failure. However, it hides it so well that it creates an emptiness, one we seek to fill. That seeking is for true Self-identity, and until we discover Heart, some deep-down itch needs to be scratched. We question and blame others for social ills and issues that we believe, deceived by Ego, cause our unhappiness. If we don’t discover Self, we resign ourselves to live in mediocrity and obscurity, which will require us to keep seeking extrinsic rewards for some sort of validation to maintain sanity.
And this brings me to the ideas I have written concerning social issues like the environment, most recently. If we don’t know core Self, we have little light to shine into problem areas. Only a calm peace and fervent love will beam true light onto those issues. Racial hatred? Immigrants? Taxes? Poverty? Programs for special needs children and families? Embedded and legislated racism? All of those things need light for understanding, the light of eternal Spirit of love we carry.
Light can’t be seen or useful, though, if it’s hidden. When issues come into my realm, I shine on them. Jesus spoke beautifully of this: “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden, nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:13–16 NASB). Salt, light, shining, works, and glorifying — these awesome images illustrate my points.
When we never toggle to the Heart operating system from Ego, we lose our unique identity that seasons life. When we resign ourselves to “that’s the way things are; what are you gonna do?”, then we have lost our saltiness. When we allow Ego to hide core Self, when we with false modesty refuse to shine, we help no one else see; they cannot know our love or light. When we respond to Heart and enter into the fellowship of the Heart, then the work of our life shows our essential connection and composition as Source; we glorify our identity with and as creator.
Perhaps this is a circuitous route to get to the fact that we need to discover Heart, core Self, to actively, positively, and powerfully make that Self known in reference to our society. Ghandi, King, Parks, Angelou, so many thousands upon thousands of others knew this. They had a major impact because they lived their power as creators by walking in their personal truth.
My mind and soul through Heart-energy today have been occupied with how to awaken people to the blessing of spiritual awakening. It is not me saying this is the way to do it, not a religion, not a formula, but it is a necessity for a significant life of love, light, and happiness. We will still be involved in life without awakening, but it will only extend the misery to Self and others when we do not know, live, and shine our Heart-Self.
I started this article with reference to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Yesterday, I visited my father’s and mother’s graves in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. My father was a sergeant in the Army for the last three years of WWII. He was in on the liberation of one of the concentration camps. It was the one aspect of the war he would not discuss, could not discuss. For those who say it didn’t happen or it was misreported or try to minimize what happened to at least six million precious souls, you are either liars or have believed liars. And if this is you, get in front of a mirror and start speaking to your Heart after telling Ego to take a back seat. You do not know your Heart.
Blessings in living life and shining You into your community as a Heart-aware person!
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Questions to consider:
How many times have you asked yourself or simply thought about the following questions?
Who am I, really?
What is my truth?
How do my actions reveal what I really feel and believe?
What would I do with my life if I could do anything?
What is my passion?
Why am I here?
How can I discover answers to any of these questions?
If you have considered any of these questions, I hope that my experiences and writing will give you some guidance. Please read my blog and comment and share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!