Life leads us. It is a walk of faith to get up every morning and somehow rise above the hurt that others create and lay at your feet. Aware of the stench you go around or over and try not to step in the crap created and given by others. It is their gift.
I have noticed my lack of patience, my lack of tolerance for those who create and offer crap. It has not escaped me that if you refuse to take what is offered it is either thrown at you (hopefully you duck in time) or it is given to unsuspecting would-be friends, who accept the crap as if it were true. Nobody ever asks you, if the crap, is true. It is just accepted. You know the crap has been accepted because the "friend" all of a sudden without any apparent cause changes into "un-friendly". Hugs change to distancing. Snippets of crap, out of context, reach you. Ouch!
I recently discovered the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Grants Pass. Going on line, I read about this organization and was enthusiastic. They are (supposed to be) governed by Seven Principles. Here is what is written on their National Association Website:
"We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote
. The inherent worth and dignity of every person;
, Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;
. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;
. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;
. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;
. The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all;
. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part."
Looks good, but churches are run by people. I began my membership in May and escaped recently. Today is July 1st.
The Grants Pass version of this church is governed by a handful of hurtful fearful people, not principles. I did find some sweet friends there. As I said, it is only a handful of evil (5) people who are in power there. FIVE people being supported and followed by others who are loyal and still others who don't want to have any involvement.
This is the way of the world at this time. Entitled many contribute nothing but take and use believing they are entitled. A few are good and strong and worthy producers of health and love. They are attacked. And at the top of the food chain are those who are in power. They are few, but supported blindly by their few followers who are supported not so blindly by those who fear them and the reprocussions of not going along. This church is an example of exactly what is happening throughout our world.
I could have gotten along had I only sat down, did nothing of interest to me and shut up. But that just isn't me. In fact that is hell. I don't go to church to be in hell, so I quit. Now I must heal, for visiting hell did cause some damage.
I left to escape the war that targeted me and my music. Music that is all about life and loving and wellness. So, it doesn't make sense except it does. People will fight to protect the learning situation that they have created. They will protect those who are battering and abusing them. I have no right to bring healing to those who have not asked for it.
The answer in this world is to create a world within the world where it is alright to be spiritual and loving. There are others like me. We create, produce, heal and love everyday and know that from crap grows beautiful flowers and bountiful harvest.