I grew up an activist, always fighting for the underdog, working with Central American Refugees, seeing early on the lies that run our world. And my politics have always been way left of center. At one point I was dating a Marxist man. He was a very strong believer in armed revolution. Even though my views were closer to socialism at the time, I still argued that spiritual revolution was the way to transform this world, stating that just to have an armed revolution and overthrow one government for another, wasn’t the answer as it just led to another group running things. He didn’t talk to me for days, saying my politics stunk.
I still feel the same way and although I am certainly grateful for the uprisings around the world that have taken down horrible dictatorships, I do believe that we are in the midst of a spiritual revolution, with each person re-gaining their sovereignty, in the beginning stages of learning of their roles as co-creators for this beautiful planet. I believe that spiritual revolution is the way to true peace, cooperation and a world where everyone’s needs are met and we live in a sustainable environment with respect for each other and the planet.
Revolution is never easy, even spiritual revolution, as it means that within each of us, revolution takes place as we displace the limiting beliefs, the greed, the insecurities and fear that have governed us so far and replace it with our true power and love. But I do believe the work is worth it. So be gentle with yourself as you move into a more empowered place.