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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wild tendancies of human 'being'

I've been reading a little about the practice of mass killing of the pilot whales off the Faroe Islands. I can't help but see some similarity between this practice and that of the seal hunt in Newfoundland. Both seem to have stirred up great controversy and divided opinions. Is one any better or worse than the other? Killing is killing and there's always more to the story than one point of view.

I am more interested in the spiritual significance of how easily we as human beings shift our opinions to suit a political climate. Apparently, this particular whale hunt drew great attention back in the '80's but got passed over once it was deemed a cultural right. Now, here we are again looking at this event as an atrocity. We can so easily look at wars, genocides, or even just a single act of brutality of one human against another as completely unacceptable, yet humans exercise this kind of brutality all the time in many different ways. If a band of whales, or for that matter even a single whale, were to suddenly come into the harbour and create devastation and end up killing a mass of people, we would deem it necessary to kill them off because they are too wild and dangerous. What makes humans so special to be given the 'right' to senselessly kill off all these whales without being seen as wild and dangerous?

Human aggression goes much deeper than physical acts; just as the capacity for compassion runs very deep when we take the time to allow our hearts to open and see it. It becomes more tempermental and dicey when we start to dig into the human psyche and look at how agressive we are through our throughts and deeds, which can be equally as brutal as cold-blooded murder. We see it happen all the time in political debates, in competitions, in races, and so on. Only recently, we were witness to Olympic speedskaters resorting to shoving fellow olympians in order to get ahead in the medal competition. We see it in council meetings when heated debates turn into personal attacks on character or culture. Currently I am participating in a competition called the Next Top Spiritual Author. Even in this 'spiritual' context, there is evidence of human greed and uncouth tactics in order for individuals to advance themselves and get ahead. What does that say about human motivations and hidden aggressions? What does it say about the hidden structures of human inter-relationship with everything around us?

So I ask you to take a moment and reflect on your own reactions to those 'hot topics' that emerge. What exactly is it that you are reacting to? What does it show you about your own beliefs? What makes your belief better or more right than the next person? Anyone who thinks he or she is right, is in fact equally as wrong as the other person who thinks that they are right. As I take part in this Next Top Spiritual Author competition, I would like to think that ALL of the participants ( not competitiors ) have equally as important and spiritual message to share. When we all approach the task of our involvement in this competition from a place of authenticity and sincerity, then it is inherently trusted that Spirit will guide the appropriate avenues for each of us to open up as they need to in order to serve the Highest Good. It is the same in every situation in life. If we all could approach every situation from a place of our own inner examination and evaluation and trust in the Higher Good in the situation, then the world would be a much better place for everyone.

It is this very structure of human perception and reactionary stances that I am writing about for this competition; and believe me, I am well aware of my own healing and letting go of my own ego structures in the process! Events like the massive whale killings, council debates, and experiences in seeing spiritual people act in not so spiritual ways is the stuff that demonstrates how very important it is to allow our own ego structures to fall in order for the TRUTH to shine radiantly. A Course in Miracles tells us that 'Truth stand radiant, apart from conflict, untouched and quiet, in the peace of God". (Chapter 23, section 2.)This radiance shines long before and long after our own structures of pumped up human ego stuff loses it's oomph; because guaranteed, it eventually does and when it does, what do you want to be left with?

2 comments:

Anonymous September 12, 2010 at 12:03 PM  

Thank you, that was extremely valuable and interesting...I will be back again to read more on this topic.

Anonymous September 18, 2010 at 5:34 AM  

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