Reacting to Changes
One of the major changes occurring now is in people's awareness, in what we notice and how we observe it. With Earth’s rising energy level directly impacting us all, we are becoming more aware of things and events that were previously unnoticed, ignored. We are finding it easier to know when we are hearing truth versus when someone is telling us what they think we want to hear or what they wish be true.
This increasing ability to recognize truth is also resulting in the increasing publication of what some have been hiding for years, decades and even centuries. This may be a problem for some because the amount of information being revealed can be overwhelming and the conscious mind may need time to assimilate it. It may also be a problem because what's now revealed may be the opposite of what some have heretofore believed to be true and relied upon.
For those facing this situation, it's okay to be "crazy". Allow yourself the “luxury” of not judging yourself. We shouldn't anyway, but sometimes we do. When your mind says "I'm crazy", tell your mind "It's okay to be crazy." Believe it and relax. Let go of any anxiety. In time, the mind will relax and become more accepting.
Others may have the urge to "do something". This is also okay but should be approached carefully and thoughtfully. Tilting at windmills is not very productive. With a little thought, we can think of fair and equitable ways to deal with and correct the situations we are discovering.
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As some of us are now seeing things more clearly and that certain things should have never happened, questions may come to mind. Some may ask "How could I be so blind?" Actually, it was easy. Forgive yourself and let it go. Some may query "Why is this happening to me?" Maybe you agreed to have this experience. Check the completed box and move on, thankful it doesn't need to be repeated..
A very important question is "What do we do now?" And that depends.
Some things we can do by ourselves by ourself. There may be something that we are really good at but have never shared with others. Now may be the time to do so. Maybe there is something we always wanted to do but there was always some reason not to. Now may be the opportunity. Perhaps we now have a desire to do something not previously considered. This may be the time to look into it. And maybe there is some action that we can take as an individual to correct a situation. This will benefit many.
There are some things, however, which may need to be done as a group, with others who are like minded. These situations require cooperation, diplomacy, mutual respect, prioritization, patience, fairness, even handedness, etc. When one sees such a situation where the cooperation of others is necessary, look around for others who may also see that action is needed in this situation. Once a few people recognize each other, the situation can be examined by the group, with the pros and cons of possible actions considered, others recruited to participate, and when agreement is reached among the group, whatever actions have been decided on can be carried out by the group.
For instance, one may learn of high school students protesting their school's hostile environment toward gay students. About two dozen students are wearing t-shirts promoting improving relations through mutual respect and dialogue. The wearing of these t-shirts is forbidden by a school official under threat of suspension. The students then reach out for help via the internet.
There are several issues here. The students have identified a problem, lack of respect for and hostility to some students because of a single difference, and are taking steps to peacefully improve it. However, the reaction of another has brought several more issues to the surface, as well as discouraging any positive action.
If wearing message t-shirts is against previously stated school policy, the opportunity to show students alternative positive ways of achieving their goal is being ignored. If there is no prior policy about wearing t-shirts and/or protesting in general, the negative reaction of the school official is discriminatory itself, as well as a violation of students' free speech. Furthermore, it gives students a negative message about respect, expressing opinions, speaking up when observing unfair or unjust situations, and having concern for the rights and feelings of others. School is supposed to be a safe place where students can learn these things. The expression and discussion, with even handed faculty guidance, of opinions, popular or unpopular, should certainly be encouraged, rather than discouraged, for the greater education of our children.
An outsider's response to this situation should be incremental and positive. One can suggest, verbally or in writing, to the school official that negative reactions are usually fear based and that this situation presents an opportunity to be a positive role model for the students by respecting the students' opinions and showing them other positive ways to handle the situation. If this fails to elicit a beneficial response, contacting the next level of the school administration can be done, until a positive response is obtained. Communicating, incrementally, with the students themselves, the student council, and the parents are also options. Communication from several interested parties may be necessary to effect a change in the situation.
These communications should be merely suggestions as to the manner of proceeding with mutual respect and how to do so, such as modeling respect and a spirit of cooperation, rather than suggestions as to how to resolve the students' initial issue. The response needs to be diplomatic and non judgmental, unbiased and conciliatory, recognizing and respecting the positions and rights of all involved, with an awareness that discriminatory policies and actions forbidding the protesting of such policies are usually fear based and obstructive.
The objective here is to help the school officials allow the students to pursue solving the original issue that the students themselves raised in a manner which is beneficial to all. Of course, if one is then invited to assist the students by the students themselves, one is certainly free to do so.
Those who may question if the knowledge to do this is present to ourselves and others must remember that we have all the knowledge we need to face the situations we encounter. As our energy levels rise along with Earth's, our awareness of our abilities is also increasing.
The real question is whether we are willing to proceed and to follow through.
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