Sat, 5 November 2005
Consciousness and spirituality define one’s personal reality, and since consciousness in itself is the basis of heart, mind and soul, it is the most sacred of spaces to protect and respect in all individuals.
The most significant issue today is in the realm of what the mainstream world calls Privacy and Religion. In a higher language, it is the realm of spirituality and consciousness and is directly related to the right to privacy. Reality, or what is considered to be real, is the most hotly debated subjects in the public arena today. This debate is what has been called the culture wars.
The United States is a unique place where world culture is tempered and issues are put through the crucible of public acceptability. This is why certain hot button issues are being fought over for dominance of definition and framing within a specific viewpoint or value system. Tolerance of differences is only the first step towards the higher step of actually embracing different human experiences as bringing a greater understanding of life in its myriad forms. Embracing differences and different strengths is the basis for teamwork and team spirit and leads to the higher spiritual value of loving all of life.
The spiritual purpose behind the formation of the United Nations was just this, to embrace all of human life in all its forms. Today’s cultural conflicts are driven by those who seek to create divisions and disharmony in order to promote exclusionary philosophies. They use religion and economics as weapons of division. The government’s true role is to support life for all its citizens. The religious fundamentalists want to see their beliefs about reality made into solid laws that force others to live within their standards and beliefs. This is expressly un-American and contrary to religious freedom and a right to privacy.
The US culture needs to grow up now and embrace life as it truly is in order to attain the highest expression of its destiny. The controversies surrounding abortion and Intelligent Design are pertinent as to how critical the Right to Privacy is. Each individual needs to be honored for their own reality/consciousness and be able to live unencumbered by the dictates of special interest groups attempting to manipulate the laws of the land to suit their own ends. Richard Mayberry in his book,
Whatever Happened to Justice, distilled all human laws down to 2 that are common to every culture and belief system on Earth. If one lives by them, then life will work out for the best and one can avoid trouble. They are truly Universal principles:
1. Do all you have agreed to do.
The most evolved societies base their codes of conduct on principles that are universal, not dogma that is subjective. The Right to Privacy at its root is an honoring of each individual within the privacy of their consciousness and how that plays itself out in their outer lives.