“The Revolution introduced me to art, and in turn, art introduced me to the Revolution!”
― Albert Einstein
Guess what? There’s something astonishingly beautiful happening in our world and I must gleefully admit that for the spiritually conscious person, this (r)evolution is refreshing. It’s like stepping outside on a Saturday morning in a Virginia Autumn. What am I speaking of? A spiritual re-wiring, a evolution that’s creating a new revolution and because of it, people are becoming more accepting of others albeit still slow but faster than past years. On the flip side of this is the unfortunate realization of the fact that the spiritual evolution happening is being overshadowed by events and topics in the United States that are equally important as developing spiritual consciousness , e.g.Black Lives matters, Mass Shootings and domestic violence. These topics are extremely important and truly need immediate action taken to help resolve the issues keeping us abused, unequal and separate from one another.
Still, I have faith in human kind, I have deep faith in you and I truly believe that in the near future the aforementioned social issues will no longer have to be headliners in the news because they will cease to exist or at the very least, be happening on such a minute scale that they won’t control our social media timelines. I can hope and you can hope for this change as well but we must also take action. Hope alone won’t close the gaps elaborately confusing and dividing us every hour, every day and every week. My reasoning for having much more hope and faith in people these days versus a decade ago is that more people are becoming spiritually aware. This is great for our society because spiritually conscious people tend to be more accepting of all people and lifestyles which is in stark contrast to people who are living or practicing a religious lifestyle. This isn’t a knock on this lifestyle but it’s a fact that most religious lifestyles are taught to convert others from who they are to what they themselves are and spiritually conscious people tend to not care about that. Most of us only care about one thing and that’s pushing our people (that’s everyone) forward together.
“The only Revolution that can really change the world is the one in your own consciousness, and mine has already begun.”
― Russell Brand,
The spiritual (r)evolution happening in our modern times is without a doubt having major effects in not only our communities but also in how we view people different from us in the world. Understandably not all will agree that this evolution is a good thing for you, for me and for them and will fight drastically and dramatically for what they feel are infringements upon their basic human rights. In fact you have likely heard and seen people say/do things that are derogatory towards people who live differently, openly and spiritually instead of caring for them and loving them. Is that the way to experience life? To stay separated from those who are different from us? Where is growth in this? Spiritualism doesn’t teach this and is often confused with Atheist but they aren’t one in the same.
Spiritualism is a religion (for lack of a better word) that gives an understanding of God and encourages us to act with a high sense of duty towards others. Spiritualism stimulates spiritual growth and prepares us for eternal existence in the spirit-world. Spiritualism is a science because it is based upon proven facts that can be demonstrated and scientifically classified. Spiritualism is the science of life as it encourages the search for truth in every department of existence, in nature and in human psychology. Spiritualism is a philosophy that attempts to understand people, their physical, intellectual, moral, and spiritual being. As Spirit is the moving force of the Universe.
I’m a firm believer that the reason you see more inter-racial dating, growing support for the LGBT community and different races coming together to “fight for what’s right” is that my generation and the generation after me are living more spiritually than religiously and are influencing the generations before us to think logically, openly and noeticlly. And if these said people who decide to live in the past don’t change, we the changers are making sure they understand that there is no turning back the hand of time or in other subliminal words to “make america great again”. Fact, America is already great and it will be even greater when everyone begins to pull together to uplift the homeless, the impoverished, the middle class and the disenfranchised. Our time is now and the world can feel it.
Change is scary so I don’t fault people for wanting things to stay the same but I do fault people for seeing evidence presented to them that is in contrast to how they live that shows the new way is better for our society and they completely ignore it simply because they believe “it’s not natural”, “it’s not right” “it’s not what God said” or they believe it takes away from their personal gain. And let’s be honest; that’s the main reason for the push back from people who are against same-sex marriage, inter-racial dating, equal rights and/or allowing kids and people to fully be themselves because they feel that what was once theirs is now being taken away. Their exclusive rights to God, their exclusive rights to marriage, their exclusive rights to fair pay, their exclusive rights to better insurance, their exclusive rights to America and their exclusive rights to equal living conditions. Nobody wants less than what they already have, we get it and honestly no one is forcing anyone to teach against their morals and beliefs but what is being asked is that you accept everyone and anyone as we believe God to do without defamation of an entire race, culture and individual.
Everyone existing in this moment has an opportunity to be either on the right side of change or the wrong side of change. When I look at images from seventy-five years ago and I see white people smiling as they stand around a chard boiled naked black man hanging from a tree I ask myself if they regret being in that moment. I wonder if they wish they were on the right side of history that said those actions are no longer acceptable and that we need to change this for the betterment of our society. When people look back at images from 2015 seventy-five years later, will you be standing on the side of the crowds standing in protest against those who feel unequal? Or will you be on the side fighting for what’s right? When you get to the gates of heaven that you believe in, will God be proud of you or will God wonder why you treated God’s angel’s in that way, knowing your actions showed hate instead of love. Many better pray and hope that God is as forgiving as it is believed.
In closing, it’s time to brush aside the need of a few and begin to do what’s right for the many. It’s true, I don’t currently know what the solutions are for our existing problems but I do know what’s not the solution and that’s continuing to live as if everything is terrific as is. There are brothers and sisters hurting, struggling, crying for justice and it’s our responsibility to help them feel better about life. It’s the only life they and us have to live and no one should ever live it feeling like less. It’s time to stop telling people to be blessed and yet do nothing to help them be that in the way they are living. So yes, people are angry and yes people are fighting back and yes people are speaking up asking for what they rightfully deserve and it’s not going to stop anytime soon until we all come together and work through it. Luckily for us, the spiritual evolution is changing things and some will unfortunately be stuck in the past thinking the world went to hell in a hand basket when in fact it will only be the world they have boxed themselves in.
Here is a fact, by 2050, those unaffiliated with religion (meaning spiritual people) are expected to rise from 16% to 26%, which means religious affiliates will slightly decline, naturally. Will this trend continue? There is no way to know until we get there but the trend has been trending up fast. So fast in fact that it’s the 2nd fastest growing practice behind Islam. Does this upward trend have any correlation with what we see happening in human acceptance? Absolutely and I’m glad to be on the right side of history, change and spiritual consciousness; hopefully you’ll join me there.
Written by: Jay Noetic
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“Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.”
― Rosa Luxemburg