“When we leave this planet we are no longer Black/ White/ Yellow/ Red, Jew/ Christian/ Muslim/ Buddhist/etc., or Gay/ Straight/ Bi/ Trans. We are genderless, colourless, dogma-less souls that have occupied a physical shell, for a brief period of time. We are entities that came from creation and will return to it.”
– Pamela Detlor
I describe myself as a human advocate in my about.me profile. I don’t support any advocacy groups, other than animal rights, for the same reason Mother Teresa didn’t participate in anti-war demonstrations, like I said on Day 69:
“I believe that we should celebrate all of humanity every day, not just some of it on certain days.”
I never write about what’s going on in the news for the same reason, but I felt compelled to today after hearing about the Dallas shooting – not because I think this is more important than any of the other tragedies in the media of late, or ever. I felt compelled to say something because of all the tragedies. Every time another violent act occurs, people take to social media to spew hate, and I feel compelled to speak up against the hate.
It’s always one group who’s the victim, calling out the aggressor, and so it goes, on and on like the Hatfields and McCoys. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying there are no victims, or that the lives lost did not matter. I’m saying they ALL matter. I’m saying we need to stop the hate. We need to forgive, let go of the past and move forward, in peace and love.
We need to realize that we are all the same underneath the skin color, the religious beliefs, the sexual orientation, the gender, and the history. We need to stop advocating for our own interest groups and start advocating for humanity; for life – all life. We are all spiritual beings, and once we return to our Divine Form, we will no longer identify with all the labels that we are so attached to in this physical form.
“I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings. My wisdom flows from the Highest Source. I salute that Source in you. Let us work together for unity and love.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
I came across this article on peace that says almost verbatim what my thoughts were today, it’s really worth a read. Here’s an excerpt:
“There is so much to be learned from the examples of true men/women of peace. Nelson Mandel responded to his captivity, of 27 years, with peace. He sought positive change and brought an end to apartheid. Rosa Parks brought change in the Civil Rights Movement, by peacefully refusing to sit at the back of the bus. For more than 45 years Mother Teresa cared for the sick, dying, and poor…peacefully bringing hope, shelter, schools, and counseling to the homeless, orphans, people living with HIV/AIDS and leprosy.”
– Pamela Detlor
Isn’t it time we started praying for unity and peace, rather than praying for the safety of another city, or for the families of precious lives lost?
“An eye for an eye will make the whole world blind.”
– Mahatma Gandhi
It’s time we started to lift each other up in love instead of trying to tear each other down with hate. It’s time to let go of our egos and fear, and surrender to the guidance of the Universe; to wake up to Who We Really Are – Divine Beings with an unfathomable capacity to love, and to lift each other up to heights beyond our wildest dreams.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!