“Only one who devotes their self to a cause with their whole strength and Soul can be a true master. For this reason, the mastery demands all of a person…” Albert Einstein
While stopping the nasty’s, learning the skills of discernment, and practicing forgiveness definitely helps us to integrate spirituality into politics, the wholeness of body, mind and spirit that directs conscious action gives rise to bringing forth the acting love that is a part of all beings. It moves us further into The Light.
Just imagine what life on Earth would actually be like if everyone of us acted from and out of love and goodness, from the understanding and values that we truly are in this together and that what I think, say and do affects all around me and beyond. All the major spirituality’s, religions, as they became integrated in daily life have acknowledged this connection, this oneness, this unity of being.
Conscious actions are those that are fueled by this unity of consciousness, by “the best of all concerned and for the higher good.” They flow from us organically once we are no longer needing to strike out in nastiness in order to defend ourselves and to try to regain perceived lost power and control. Conscious actions do not form themselves out of fear or the need for revenge or the need to make everyone else into ourselves in order to feel justified in behaving the way we have chosen.
Political actions have been normalized or formularized into past patterns of cause and effect that our government’s politicians and policies stay stuck in political cycle after political cycle. As Einstein points out, “Human Beings must have action and they will make it if they cannot find it.” That’s when old political actions seem to be doubled down on with many people choosing to just ride out the latest political storm, whining and demonizing the others who are at least still acting in the play.
Real change, real transformation, real progress comes out of the risk of trying something new and different out of love for humanity and our Planet Earth, not from our own set of fears, conclusions, defenses and attempts to survive. It comes from our creative imagination in putting together the puzzle pieces in new ways, in creating new energies to work with, in thinking feeling and doing things way beyond the past scripts that were swallowed and regurgitated.
Since Albert Einstein has pointed out that “Great Spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds,” we have a whole lot of work to do on ourselves before we can access the creative ideas and conscious actions that truly can change the world into living and being high instead of low. Spiritual truth has always shown us that one of our most intense challenges, of being spiritual beings having human experiences, is to live a life of peace and love regardless of what other people do, say, think, value, believe or rule.
This means that we have to be consistently in touch with the spiritual truth of “To thine own self be true…” or to know our own values in order to live those values through conscious action. Einstein also has stated quite emphatically, “Never do anything against your conscience-even if The State demands it!” Why? Because, once we know and understand our conscience, only conscious actions will hold us together. True compassion demands that we do no harm to others, including to ourselves. When we betray our own conscience, we are not pretty pictures. Clarity and clear headed creativity that lead to positive change are nowhere to be found with guilt, fear, selfishness and ego causing our minds to run amuck.
Get to know your own package of skills you already possess and any others you feel inspired to learn about and can also incorporate into your personal tool/skill bag. Become aware of the issues that you feel passionate about, exploring where that passion comes from and doing your own personal process work in order to get as clearheaded about the issues that you possibly can be. And do your research.
Know that there are no single issues operating in a vacuum. If you are passionate about gun control, whether starting out pro or con or neutral, this issue involves everyone on our planet (we are all connected). There are many areas of life involved from business to military, from family safety to sporting preferences, from risks of death to limited abilities, and much more. Research all sides from legitimate news, research and story sites. Be open minded. Listen and observe. Discern instead of judge.
There will be a phase where all the facts and figures, experiences and observations will make you “feel full”. Then it’s time to quiet your thoughts, to go inside yourself and connect with The Greater Consciousness. Ask for deeper, higher guidance and then be open to receive that higher guidance, the creative impulse you have been able to tap into because you have cleared out muddling emotions/energies (stopped the nasty’s) dropped the harsh judgementalness (in able to use discernment), let go of your fears and angers (forgiven) and done your open-minded research.
Integrating spirituality into politics is all about letting your conscious (full awareness and intentional) action-plans to emerge. Free yourself up further through dancing, singing, arting, and writing. Go back into the silence and emerge again. As Einstein experienced, “Creativity is contagious, pass it on.” Celebrate by putting your plans into conscious action, giving birth to them, nurturing and forming organizing patterns, often with others, that allow for growth. And then, set them free…