Namaste. The light within me honors the light within you. If we really, truly believe that we are all interconnected...wouldn't you root for another's suffering to end? Wouldn't you care enough to resist the oppression and injustice that is strong within this society, our lineage? Wouldn't you know to your core that no being is less than another no matter your education, economic status, gender, who you love, religion, color of your skin, age, height, size, abilities?
I am a privileged white girl. I grew up knowing love, having enough to eat. I didn't have to fight for an education. I didn't have to explain my sexuality because it was already expected. I never was kicked down or beaten for holding the person I love's hand walking down the street. I was never told to stick to a certain career or way of life because I'm a woman. I was never told I am incapable of greatness because of the color of my skin.
It is time for us to wake up. If you don't think that your are a part of the racism, ageism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, classism and ableism in this country think again. Take a look inside and start to listen to your narratives. Notice when you're quick to judge someone. In order to create any kind of change we need to fix the biases that live within each and every one of us.
Spiritual work is a create place to start resisting oppression. Confront your own shadow. Come into the knowing that all beings are extensions of our own light. Resist the separation. So many need us to wake up right now. If you have the tools, resources and the privilege to do so...the time is now.
I have the privilege of using this platform. If you're reading this, consider it a calling.