Why do you alienate 50% of the population for 2% of the people.
"Radical Right " people have lots of COMPASSION for many great causes.
By linking your Conscious Politics ideas to a small fringe, but important groups,
you will never grow to where you need to be .... Especially while insulting us constantly.
My humble Opinion.
Love this. Especially "if cultivating compassion is equal to cultivating the new consciousness — and it is, if somehow it is harder for us to make room for trans and gender non-conforming people than it is to make room for other people, then there it is. The practice isn’t to be compassionate when it’s easy and fun; the practice is to be compassionate period. The degree to which it may be hard to do is the degree to which it is soul-level work, said every conscious politics practitioner ever. We are here for a reason (and the reason is often stuff that’s hard)."
Great article! So helpful! Consider me a co-signer please! My pronouns are she her hers.
Thanks Steven. Great article. Love the emphasis on compassion and inclusion and the ways you tied this topic to paradigm shift and “gifts.”
Two thoughts: one kind of intellectual; the other, spurred by thinking about the gift of unity.
In terms of paradigm change, I don’t think it is a matter of objective reality necessarily not being real, rather it has shifted to a contextual reality. In other words it may be “real” but only within a particular context. So the paradigm becomes more of what I call a radical contextualism, which draws us to that sense of mindful presence and conscious awareness as we become part of every context.
The second point is that somehow the pronoun “they” feels off. While I respect its usage the use of a plural verb form afterwards still denotes separation. I think that perhaps a pronoun like “both” suggests the unifying traits you describe better. And singular verb forms work better following it. But then who am I to create a designator for someone else. (he/him)
With full support and deep love of all humans, I, a cisgendered womyn who prefers she/her/hers pronouns, lovingly signs this love letter to humanity with a little extra love to those who feel marginalized or unseen in their non-bianary, trans, or other gendered lives. I'd also encourage anyone interested to stop gendering themselves on job applications, forms, or any document. Why is this box necessary to tick? Aren't we all a little masculine and feminine? Who cares anyway? I'd like to tick boxes titled conscious, homosapien, spiritual, kind as I find these boxes more clearly identify myself to a stranger. Thank you, as ever, Steven!