Posted by Louise LeBrun on March 3, 2013 at 7:48 pm
This past week has been a challenging one. From one incident to the next, I have found myself asking:
- What does it take for us to wake up?
- If we knew what it takes, would we dare awaken?
- Once awake, could we tolerate our realities?
- Are we willing and able to be our own reference points for a meaningful life?
I grew up Catholic. I have personal experience of boozy priests standing way too close, looming large over a young body. Of nuns too willing to say nothing, firm glances ensuring that we were ‘respectful’. Decades later, I would teach my children: Just because someone is older than you are; and bigger than you are, doesn’t make them smarter or right. Trust yourself and speak out! I will stand with you and act on your behalf .
As I watched this episode of the Passionate Eye, I could feel my belly tighten; and the rage fill every cell of my being. Not from those times, oh-so-long-ago, but from the seemingly endless display of arrogance and insanity that seem to know no boundaries… .with some righteous, pompous ass, holding himself above the laws that bind the rest of us, sitting at the right hand of some god that makes any and all things, ok. Despite the mountains of evidence to the contrary, the illusion that there is something meaningful in the leadership of ‘the flock’, persists. Hundreds of millions are willing to NOT see what they see, hear what they hear and know what they know. For many, denial is the drug of choice.
The pope is said to be the spiritual leader for more than a billion people. A BILLION! That is a huge expression of collective consciousness! I wonder what would happen if they were to think for themselves.
For every violation admitted to, multiply by 100. What we don’t see is far more vast. The stench of decay can no longer be Fabreez’d out of our awareness. We are indeed, a species that cannibalizes its young.
Watch… and decide for yourself.
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