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Speaking Out for Your Soul’s Survival! The Big Picture…

You can’t turn on the news or look at Social Media without an onslaught of posts about Sexual Abuse #metoo confronting you. I wonder about the big picture.

For an example, when we think of the mutilation of African women so that men can enslave and brand them, this news disturbs the deepest part of our being. Why? Is it just that we have compassion. Or has this news invoked a feeling of insecurity and being unsafe for you?

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My guess these kinds of stories about anyone (animals included) cause an equal amount of both feelings—compassion and empathy for our own need for security. However, when droves of men and women (mostly women) gather together to find strength to speak out against the male majority running the country, who have tried to enslave women and take away rights from any minorities, even in notably free country such as the United States, we must look a little deeper to see the real cause and the rush to speak out!

When I think of what the ultimate feeling of happiness would feel like, I imagine having the physical things I need to feel comfort, having loved ones, but most importantly I would need to feel an underlying feeling of peace and safety. No one can feel truly happy or joyful without feeling safe. This would be like having the largest diamond in the world, but having to live in a vault with the diamond, always afraid that someone will rob you of your valuables and your intrinsic value. But are our valuables material things?

When we dig deeper, we find that most of our own lives and the majority of the people we know have never had a solid foundation of security.

I review my own childhood and see this clearly. I don’t have to dig too deeply to see that my greatest prayer is always to experience peace and for my husband and family to feel secure their own lives. I pray for this because I know there is no true joy without security.

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I recently spoke with a very famous man who had everything he desired in the material world, but had absolutely no peace. He had sacrificed his entire life for wealth and fame and never once thought about the toll it had taken on his and his family’s lives. After he had decided to retire a few weeks back, he looked like an entirely different human being—a smile, weight loss, a ruddy color in his skin, and most importantly a glimmer of peace in his eyes.

I asked him how he felt about leaving the material world that had supported him for so long. His answer was met with unexpected tears. He said, “I pray everyday that I will find what really makes me happy and will bring me peace. I don’t have this… Not yet. But, I now know that I am going in the right direction.”

This man’s story speaks of finding peace as his primary goal. Underneath his cries and our cries for truth, transparency, power, human and animal rights, we feel an underlying need to know with the deepest sense of our authentic self that we are Safe—safe from terrorists, safe from Super Egos, safe from governmental mistakes, safe from narcissistic choices that affect everyone of our lives, especially those who are much less fortunate than we are.

When you prepare your signs for your next protest or support a loved one who is speaking out about being treated unfairly, say a quick prayer that whoever is marching, being interviewed, speaking out finds the peace he or she searches for!

Namaste.

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Great Scott—Civil Rights and Activists

Dred Scott was a slave and #social_activist who served several masters before suing for his own freedom. His case made it all the way to the Supreme Court (Dred Scott v. Sandford) prior to the American Civil War, in a time when segregation was standard practice in most states.

Mr. Scott was born into slavery sometime in 1795, in Southampton County, Virginia. He made history by launching a legal battle to gain his freedom from slave owners. After his first owner died, Scott spent time in two free states working for several subsequent owners. Shortly after, he married and tried to buy freedom for himself and his family but failed. He took his case to the Missouri courts, where he won only to have the decision overturned at the Supreme Court level. This event was so controversial it was an harbinger for Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and inevitably of the Civil War. Scott died in 1858.

Scott was an activist before real revolution happened. He had the courage and the understanding that led to a government upheaval in which he had no idea would happen as a result of his efforts. Imagine—the Supreme Court hearing your case as a black man in those days! This was the beginning of a revolt for (and against) human rights that still remains some 220 years later.

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Continued from Above:

The Buddha said:

“It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell.”

As someone who has poked his head in and out of activism, I have always support the good fight of activism, but in ways other than protest. For some reason I have trouble with crowds and tension. However, do I agree when people stand up for the rights of the downtrodden? Absolutely.

I would not be getting married had it not been for boisterous, litigious activists who have stood in the gap between my rights and Right-Winged Christians, who had in the past, tried with every measure of might to keep down blacks, women, gays and civil rights.

I’m not sure what Christianity at its core has against civil rights. Jesus was a lover of all man and womankind. Yet, as the church and its money began to swing votes for lawmakers around the time of Ronald Reagan, the Republican side of the ticket picked up the staunch Christians, and the Democrats picked up the more liberal Christians who believed more in the spirit of the scriptures than the actual laws of the Old Testament. In the days of these revolts, I would say that most people were generally followers, than leaders. It takes great pressure in society among a particular group of people that has had its rights stripped away for leaders to assemble and drive this same group toward activism, protests, and ultimately change.

We see this happening with the Democrats now, as we feel as if all of our civil rights are being chipped away at the hands of Republican lawmakers. The difference in the Democrats fights and the Republicans fight is that the Democrats tend to fight for the good of all the downtrodden. They fight when our brown brothers and sisters having a different religious point of view than ours is singled out and judged. We fight when we see injustice.

It appears that Republicans fight to keep their money, stop taxing the rich, and when they are required to help any program that is not funding their own self-righteous need to control the country with their own personal Christian beliefs.

Civil rights is on everyone’s mind these days, as the days of our privacy are just about gone—when we are not even sure if our Samsung television is filming us making out with our husbands on the couch while the television is off. Who knows who’s telephone is being monitored and what e-mail will be intercepted from someone because his or her computer autocorrected “terror” for “terrorist.”

Scott vs. Sanford was the beginning of many Supreme Court battles waged in the name of women’s rights, African American rights, gay rights, and many other factions of society suffering from an attack on their civil liberties.

Today, I simply want to say thank you to all of those men and women who have walked ahead of me, risked their lives, and sometimes had given their lives for my personal freedoms.

I don’t spend a day without recognizing how fortunate I am to be standing in a day where I don’t ever have to hide who I am. I am proud to be a gay, spiritual man who grew up in the arts, dancing in the ballet, and singing countertenor in choirs during college. I have crossed the barriers of stereotype and walked in the cages with right-winged lions seeking to have me for dinner. I know the terror of having unequal rights and the freedom of gaining power. This contrasted distinction makes me very proud to be an American.

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You don’t get to this voice if reason or recognize it unless you spend time with yourself in silence, asking yourself important self-talk questions. This is like dating. You must get to know the voice of the Spirit by spending time in meditation and silence. This is the only I know to clearly download the power of wisdom and recognize the voice—IN TIMES OF TRAUMA—that is always directing YOU into safety!

 

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Different Boys Like Me #growingupdifferent #gayrights #spirituality #scienceandspirit

I remember the old Janis Ian song, “At Seventeen.” Her poignant lyric has been spinning in my brain all morning. As a teenager, I remember singing it and changing the lyrics from “ugly girls like me” to “different boys like me.” I always understood what it meant to be that unique, but misunderstood character whom everyone wanted to love, but did not know how.

The high school girls seemed to understand me, but the jocks thought I was too pretty and artistic, the nerds were scared to let me in for fear the jocks would disturb their quiet tribe.

I wondered why I couldn’t have been a football player or someone normal that everyone could love. Even at that young age, I sought truth from Spirituality. I remember studying many religions and searching for one that would accept me for who I am.

The many anxiously waiting religions that sought to initiate me into their community of believers all wanted change, the biggest change, a change I could not even vocalize then, was that they would not… could not… absolutely barring none, allow me to be gay! That was something I would have to change or forsake the idea of ever having something like a God to love me.

So, the next ten years were a balancing act, trying to decide what was more important, God or my authentic feelings about men. Probably for many, my story was the same. I wanted to be loved and accepted so badly that I chose to forsake my authenticity and conformed. For many years, I lived as a celibate minister caring for everyone but myself.

This scenario is less likely to happen today when acceptance and tolerance is law, but it does not mean that haters do not exist that wish to put every different person back in a closet in keep them locked there. We would wonder why. How could this different, artistic, spiritual boy threaten a muscular football player or a right-wing religious leader?

No one can tell the difference—by looks—who is gay and who is not. So, the threat to the paranoid is like the threat of the simple, nerd who turns out to be an ISIL follower.

When people cannot be easily identified and categorized, it disturbs people who live in isolated worlds, especially if they do not understand true spirituality and unconditional love. It would almost seem that compassion could only come from someone who has experienced what it feels like to be different.

So, we commune in flocks for safety. We move to cities with more of us to protect our laws. We vote for the political party that will protect our rights the most. We seek the religion or the spiritual path who will love us as we are. This is a good thing.

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Take the time to look at Bo’s bookshelf of self-help books, novels, healing downloads, and yoga DVD. All of Bo’s books help people such as you, make SIGNIFICANT CHANGE with habits, find your SOULMATE, your PASSION, reach YOUR DREAMS, and dictate your own FUTURE.

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