Warning! **This post contains language and subjects that will trigger sensitive readers. NOT suitable for anyone under the age of 18. NOT suitable for anyone sensitive to trauma. NOT joking!**
I posted to Instagram back in June. Remember June? Back when the world was going T-Total-apeshit-bonkers? This was actually a re-post from my friend @methodicalrose_30. At the time, I didn’t think it needed a trigger warning, disclaimers or exceptions listed.
I understand Black Lives Matter. Regardless of which theories and facts surround the organization, the sentiment remains true. Black Lives Matter.
So, the other night I had my first real… we’ll say “detractor.” I didn’t even report the comment to Instagram. The person in question should thank me. I deleted, un-followed, blocked and removed said perpetrator.
The detractor’s logic goes as follows- by saying “All lives matter” I must mean every serial killer, rapist, child molester, human trafficker, mass murderer, Nazi and Satanic cannibal’s life matters, too. And that makes me no better than they are. This person even went so far to accuse me of “f*cking little kids” among other things. This individual even went on to insult my spirituality, call me stupid, say I knew nothing of science… I don’t remember what all else because I was too busy deleting his/her bullshit to read it all.
Me, the guy with four kids of my own. It seems shocking that anyone could say that.
Part of being spiritually “awakened” is also becoming privy to some pretty sick information on the side of nice, pleasant, good, etc. I’ve seen things, heard things, and researched some pretty stomach-turning shit in the last three years. Things I can’t even bear to repeat in my own mind. Seriously, I’ve seen information that makes me want to give up on humanity altogether.
Does anyone really believe I would EVER hurt a child?!? I certainly hope not! I’m not blind. I know what kind of depravity is out there. I know what kinds of things can happen and that’s why I love my kids and hug them that much tighter every day.
Do I side with all these people who commit really perverse, misguided, and despicable acts? HELL NO! Were they people at one time? Yeah. They still are, technically.
Here’s a tough blue pill to swallow for some people- we’re ALL one with the Universe. At some point we ALL return to Source. Even the “bad” people are going to return to the fold some day. Remember, it is often said everyone is you pushed out. In other words, ALL lives do matter in a spiritual, esoteric sense.
However, there are Universal Laws. The Law of Balance and the Law of Vibration just to name two of them. I believe the Universe is a benevolent and forgiving place. Karma and general comeuppance will catch up with those who harm others. God IS watching!
I always think of Matthew 25:40. “And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers,f you did it to me.’”
Peace, love and understanding are at the core of spirituality. Universal love and harmony are just that. Even toward the people we don’t necessarily like. Again, kind of a tough lesson. I struggle with it myself some days.
None of us is perfect. If you noticed the pic above, my phone drops a ton of typos that I don’t always catch. But let’s talk about intention for a minute.
Do I go out of my way to hurt or offend people? No. Is it going to happen sometimes? Probably. Am I willing to discuss things in a calm and reasonable fashion? Sure. Let’s just not drag this down into name-calling and hating on each other, okay? Seriously.
I took the post down for a while after this happened. Luckily, some of my Insta-fam talked me into putting in back up right away. But I have to say I am a little concerned even now that I might have offended some folks and that was not my intention.
That’s where we get into my last major point. Ironically, I had just talked to someone about this on Instagram a couple of days before all of this. Simply- If someone is triggered to the point of screaming profanity and calling me a “Satanic pedophile cannibal” or whatever, they are simply reflecting their own issues using me as a mirror. Again, tough to swallow no matter how unkind or untrue.
Egoically, it’s extremely hard to understand. Why does God tolerate evil? Because He gave us free will, choices and consequences. I don’t always understand why. I don’t always agree with it, but that’s how it is.
Today is a new day. I’ve recovered from this whole Insta foul-up. I’ve let it go with love and light. Probably won’t be the last time it happens. When you write, you get detractors, critics, and naysayers. Add in the anonymity of the internet and sprinkle in the wackiness of social media and all kinds of crazy stuff happens.
In closing, I’ll say be Love and Light. Please, be good to one another. Stay positive. Stay safe. More to come.