With the events in Uvalde, Texas, we are seeing once again a scenario we have already seen many times before.
But what can we, as spiritual individuals do to act?
Should we remain silent?
Read more below.
We, as spiritual individuals have a harder task ahead of us than the rest, because we have a greater capacity to see wrongdoing.
Something in your heart is screaming, "Wrong, oh so wrong", and you can usually see that there are so many elements involved in this picture, we can't simply point to one thing that needs to be fixed.
There are a lot of things that need to be fixed.
Now that I live in Europe, I enjoy a peaceful life, surrounded by peace, happy families, lots of children around, and safety in parks and everywhere else, so much of this is even more shocking to me.
There are no mass shootings here. There aren't quite a few of the social issues that the US has. Yet, I am still proud to be American.
I am because I know who we are, and what we are capable of. It's just so hard to see these things going on in the US. I feel so many are becoming numb to it, and then so many are so horrified, and it just continues and continues.
Yet, in congress, there is a simple, modest bill to increase background checks - that's all - that passed a long time ago. It cannot even get heard in the Senate.
This means that there is not enough of a majority in the Senate to DO anything. Do you know why?
The gun lobby and those who participate and cooperate with them.
At this point, some spiritual individuals would shut reading this post down, and say, "I don't want to be political." Because basically, you're afraid to 'lower your vibration', or 'get involved in politics'.
If that's what you're feeling, I invite you to expand your bandwidth.
Because if you do not care about humanity, your 'spiritual journey' has not really even yet begun. It's the reason you're here.
Politics are personal, affect you and your family personally, and to sit on the sidelines and do nothing, and say nothing, is complicity.
Martin Luther King, Jr. was very clear about this.
I cannot stay silent. Yes, we do feel anger and frustration. This isn't to be thrown in the "That's not spiritual" category. If you're not getting angry, and standing up and speaking up for justice, for children and families, for the general safety and security of humanity, then you want to look at what your version of "spirituality" is all about. Is it just for you? Or are you connected to a higher power that guides and directs you.
We need to speak, and to act, and to be the voices for those who cannot, and to make a broader impact through all the resounding voices that join in.
Let's not stay silent any longer. You either stand on the side of justice, or you are complicit.
Even Albert Einstein had his own thoughts about this as well.
And of course we know it's not just the gun lobby we need to speak up about, or the guns, as if that weren't bad enough.
Why aren't we having adequate mental health care although we've been talking about that for years?
Why are there so many mental health issues in the first place? There are answers to this, and unless we, as spiritual individuals speak about what we see is inadequate, and what is the cause of these issues in the first place, then we are throwing away our voices. We are throwing away our wisdom, and many of you have arrived at your wisdom through some very difficult ordeals! Let's not let it go to waste by keeping it all inside!
We won't even get into the discussion of Universal child care. And we know early childhood care has tremendous impact.
What is the importance of children and families in our system? If it were important, wouldn't be supported in some way by our taxes?
Or how is it possible that an 18-year-old can have a gun like this, be unsupervised, unhealthy mentally, and we have nothing in place whatsoever designed for prevention? I read recently that the State of Texas LOWERED the gun-purchasing age to 18, just last year, in 2021!
Are we going backward? And this is the first thing this 18-year-old did on his 18th birthday. He went out and bought the AR15 that was the instrument to kill those 9 and 10 year olds, and two teachers along with them.
It's hard for any European or anyone from any culture anywhere in the world to understand what is 'wrong with us' as Americans.
But it's not only the people. It's a combination of legal money buying lawmakers, and those lawmakers fabricating enough of a flimsy argument to convince their voters that they have their best interests in mind. In this case, the 2nd Amendment. This has nothing to do with the Right to Bear Arms.
At what point do you draw the line? Should private citizens own nuclear weapons? Tanks? Javelins? How old should they be before they can own these things? What training or psychological testing goes into place to monitor any purchases? Any at all?
Ultimately, it IS the American people who will decide. But I'm sick of hearing uninformed Americans, and Senators say 'it's not the gun'. YES, it IS the gun. And yes, it is the one operating the gun, and so many other things as well.
We need an overhaul, overall.
European governments work the way they do because you can't just out and out buy lawmakers according to how much money you have.
European countries have gun laws, universal health care, child care, pensions, and free universities because it's WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT THEIR TAX DOLLARS TO GO TO.
It's the way most industrialized nations work. All of them. All of them, except US.
If you saw something like what's happening in the US, happening in another country, what would you think?
Wouldn't you think it totally barbaric?
Would you call that a democracy?
I'm asking you to not hold things inside when the opportunity arises for you in your personal life, and I can guarantee that it will.
You will have the opportunity to speak up, and to share your wisdom, your innate knowing between what is right and what is wrong.
Get familiar with how other nations do things, so we can ask our friends, "How is it that they have this sorted out, and we can't figure it out?"
You will know what to say and when to say it.
But please, what I am asking you to do is to not stay silent, and be complicit. The time for politeness passed a long, long time ago on this issue.
We can change this, and we have to believe we can, or things will continue to be the same. The same as they have always been.
Please feel free to reach out to me if you need guidance on this.