The personal is political is spiritual

Your consciousness changes the world you live in, without you having to do anything other than decide to wake up and become aware.

Of course, once you do all that, you’ll find it very difficult to go back to sleep and ignore what’s happening around you, or worse, pretend it isn’t. Even if it’s hard to know, it’s harder to be unconscious.

We certainly live in an illuminating time, which isn’t to say that it’s easy here on earth. Whether you believe in mixing your politics with your spirituality or not, you can’t deny that life on earth is changing at an increasingly faster pace in the 21st century.

I’ve been a spiritual teacher, healer, and clairvoyant for 17 years. Before I began to grow my own awareness and develop my spiritual abilities, I was politically active. I marched in anti-war demonstrations, served on progressive committees, painted peace signs, and spoke to other people about peace, ending discrimination, and creating a better reality.

I wanted to fix everything and heal the world, and often felt a sense of helplessness about how this could ever happen in my lifetime.

Becoming spiritually conscious helped me become even stronger as a progressive voice on this planet.

As a clairvoyant, I saw for myself how creating more consciousness within, transformed reality outside. I experienced this for myself on many levels, and continue to do so.

I also learned the important truth that it isn’t my job to fix everything and heal the world, but to do my work, and help others to do theirs. This is how we, together, create a happier world.

Today, more than ever, spirituality needs to be grounded in the world, and into the reality of this world and what we are creating together here. In present time, in the body right here and now, we need our spirits.

The choices we make for ourselves on the inside completely affect how we choose to be in the world, how we treat others, where we give, how we vote, and how we make a difference.

It’s become much more important to have ways to deal with the ever present transformation and discomfort that come with the new realities happening all over the world, and so it’s useful to have a sense of spirit through the changes. Bring your spirit to the party and it gets easier.

I run into people from time to time who believe that mixing politics with spirituality is somehow unclean. This always seems so funny to me, and a contradiction to how life works. Spiritual growth is always preceded by an awareness, an awakening, a consciousness.

As we change from within, we choose to change our culture, our priorities shift, and we grow. (Religion doesn’t interest me, and I agree that the separation of church and state is crucial for a healthy democracy.)

Even with all of the divisiveness we can see on earth now, there is an equal amount of coming together.

The reason for this is clear to me: we are collectively breaking through the controls that have kept us apart for so very long. The division between genders, races, religions, nationalities, are all being breached due to our ability to know anyone on the planet who can connect online.

This connection worldwide is important, more than ever. The lies that have kept us apart and fighting wars against our fellow human beings are being seen for what they are.

I know it feels like the opposite of this is true, that everything is bleak and falling apart, that fear and hatred and war are ever present. The difference lies in the areas to which we can no longer remain unconscious.

In the United States, this includes police brutality, gender discrimination, and the horrors and abuses perpetuated by a greedy economic system. Factory farming, GMO’s, fracking, crumbling infrastructures, never ending poverty for many communities, and of course, the NRA’s stranglehold on our political system.

Your participation is crucial. So is your consciousness.

The signs of a great big spiritual transformation are everywhere. The success of and great need for the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as Bernie Sander’s political reform movement, are just two signs of great big change on earth.

Then there’s the millions of Americans who state they will not vote for an establishment candidate again.

If you are unaware of what’s happening here, do yourself a favor and get educated. Look beyond the mainstream media, read books, talk to people from other communities. Make it your duty to find out what’s going on.

Find a way to give, participate and step out of isolation. Best of all, get to know yourself better, and to grow your relationship to your spirit. Create a happy loving relationship to yourself, and change the world. It really works.

“The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your sense for an act. You give up your ability to feel, and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.” -Jim Morrison
©Kris Cahill
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