By Anjie Hosley, The Spiritual Doula penned from Writefully So
These are unprecedented times in which we are living. During this pandemic of COVID-19, people around the world are getting to witness systemic racism, oppression, and killings that have plagued people of Color for centuries, and I find myself in a state of spiritual unrest.
I live, move, and have my being in two very unique worlds which I toggle between like multiple tabs on my internet browser. I grew up in Metaphysics believing that we are all created in the image and likeness of God. I wholeheartedly believe in the interdependency of Oneness. I’ve been taught all my life that I am a spiritual being, living in a spiritual world, governed by spiritual laws that is having a human experience. I am also a Black woman who has been discriminated against and called “angry” for my passion and “aggressive” for my persistence. Nevertheless, I describe myself as Love and Law. My mother used to advise me to be like water…gentle enough to nourish you and strong enough to wear down the toughest of surfaces. Her advice and charge for me was to learn how to be a gentle, refreshing mist and when to be a tsunami.
After the senseless killing of George Floyd that followed so many other unarmed Black men and women, I find myself in an in-between state of spiritual unrest. My emotions range from rage and sadness, to hopeful, and uneasiness. I don’t believe my feelings are distinctive to me. Because of the spiritual oneness of all, I believe we all share these emotions and feelings. However, I also know that we cannot continue to sit in this place of negotiating our spiritual unrest.
Just like in our own lives, the way the Universe works, you will continue to repeat an experience until you get the lesson and the blessing from it. Collectively, we have been repeating this experience of racism against People of Color for too many years to count. There has been shifts of unrest before this moment and yes, some changes/progress have been made but for us in the year 2020 to still need to proclaim that Black Lives Matter is still troubling. And until we get the blessing and lesson, we will need to continue this conversation; hopefully not for the next 40 years. Let’s make a conscious effort to receive the blessing and lesson. Let’s resolve to get it right this time. Here are some ways we can unite to resolve our spiritual unrest:
Recognize and behold the Divinity in everyone. This does not mean that you will need to be color blind, but that you will see everyone as a child of God first
Approach the world from a place of love with the full knowledge and awareness that love is the greatest equalizer. Divine love harmonizes and heals
Ask God to reveal what is your part to do and then DO IT. Being interdependent in Oneness means that we all have a vital and significant part to play
Have Divine curiosity and become teachable. This is such a teachable moment and we must be willing to learn, grow, and collectively strive to do better
Remember, together we can achieve a world that is based in Divine Love and Universal Truth. We can have a world where all are honored and life is valued. This utopia can be a world that works for everyone. Will you join me in settling our spiritual unrest?
In light and love,
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