So there’s a lot to be said for standing in the gap for what you know is right. It’s generally hard because what’s “right” is usually the white elephant in the room that everyone pretends is a teacup Chihuahua. Yet if anyone points out that the Chihuahua has a trunk…well. That can get ugly. Thus enter the moral of the story in The Emperor’s New Clothes.
Pointing out the white elephant in the room, even if it’s an accurate observation, tends to ruffle a few feathers somewhere. Not everyone’s version of “what’s right” is the same. My idea of “right” is someone else’s idea of utter crazy. So when we’re being called forward to speak up about something (because let’s face facts — we weren’t put on this planet to be silent OR invisible), it can get a little Old West.
However, with the last blog post on Non-PC Comments that I wrote going unexpectedly viral, I realized that many people were in the exact same boat that I was, simply staring out into the world with the same “WTF” expression plastered across their faces.
And I also realized that many, many people were excited about accountability, and about love winning. Because that’s what’s happening, even in the face of utter tragedy. Compassion is winning in spite of the fact that Fear wishes we thought the white elephant in the room was a Chihuahua in a pink sweater.
That mere fact that people are willing to see the white elephant FOR the white elephant — is freaking people right out.
Why? Because many people’s first relationship, the most important relationship in their life, the most long-standing relationship they’re ever had — is with their own fear. Ask them to get rid of the fear, and THEN who is going to hang out with them on a Saturday night?
The blog I posted received hundreds of comments, and even though I mentioned in the blog that I wouldn’t be approving anti-Islamic comments, or hate-fueled / overly-negative comments, people still posted them. And then they were unbelievably butt hurt that I didn’t approve the comment, re-posting comments about how it was “too bad I couldn’t stand another viewpoint”. The more I didn’t approve, the more they would post, just shouting into a vacuum, each post a little crazier than the one before it, attempting to employ shaming and bullying tactics to inspire me to approve previous comments.
LOL — yeah. Because THAT works.
I found it all utterly fascinating.
This fear and this anger was INCREDULOUS that it was not allowed to have a voice. It was astounded that IT was not the focus. That IT was not heard. Even though it was told that it would not be.
And that’s when I realized: Fear is made deaf by its own screaming. And those who house this fear are deaf to all the noise.
That breaks my heart for folks. Yet it is their own choice. It is their own learning path. For me? I do my best to choose compassion and love. I find that most people choose these same attributes for learning. Like Dr. Simon Atkins, for instance.
I was honored to appear on Simon’s Skyaia Show on Monday November 30th! Simon is a Light Worker who focuses on world change through love. He’s also a climatologist and author — a very learned and fascinating guy. And, I may add, a pal of mine from way back in the day. It’s funny how life brings people of like purpose around to assist one another, later on.
Nothing’s an accident.
On the show, Simon focused on the facebook page that I started, 1 World People, a page where everyone from every walk of life across the globe may congregate to share beautiful things about their community. They can literally — share the love. And that topic branches into some amazing concepts about how to actually transform our world. This was a great interview. Really, it was more of a fantastic visit that I was blessed to be a part of.
I wanted to share the show with you because it’s important to note that SO many of us speak the same language — love. Compassion. The willingness to extend ourselves and to buck up when we need to. The desire to kick fear to the curb and re-acquaint ourselves with our primary operating system of Love. To connect.
That’s most people I know.
The splatter of negativity and fear that media often represents is a thumbprint of a dying system of population control. It’s on its way out. In its place is a beautiful inner fortitude based upon the courage to stand in the gap for what’s right: Peace, love, compassion, education, effort, and patience. (I’m not always very good with the last one. But I’m getting there.)
Love IS winning. It can’t NOT win. It’s our primary design, our magnetic north, our birthright. It’s pushing ugliness out of the way even though the narcissism of fear shouts at the top of it’s lungs for attention. Love is winning. That’s why were seeing so many horrible things happening around the world.
Fear is not going to go out without a big tantrum.
Here’s the Skyaia Show below, with me and Simon, and I encourage anyone who loves great uplifting concepts to subscribe to Simon’s channel on YouTube. Not because he’s my pal — but because he’s got great things to say that aren’t negativity-based.
Now there’s a thought.
May YOU let your love shine. Nothing can stop you from shining. It’s your birthright, afterall 🙂 Find your voice no matter what. Have courage to express your perspective in the face of fear’s bluster. Your perspective just may change someone’s life. Stand in the gap for what you know is right, by Love. BE the LOVE you would like to see.
Just do it. And watch what happens.
Keep on ‘Disturbing the Comfortable’, as well as, ‘Comforting the Disturbed’.