The Way Of Light
By Sherman R. Buck
Abortion is another one of those black and white thinking mindsets. As a Christian society, for Western society has been built on a Christian template, a great many Christians have a great deal to learn about their IDEAS of love. They also have a great deal to learn about judgments, arrogance, shame, guilt, all rooted in fear; thinking. Individuals who are whole and functional understand sexuality as spirituality. Individuals who are educated about the entire spectrum of sexuality grow up to be spiritually whole and functional. How can individuals come to know there spiritual selves when their sexuality is sterilized, shattered, stunted, and condemned by those who are terrified of their own sexuality; their own spirituality. For this is surely what is at the core of the fear, anger, hatred, and violence towards those who choose abortion.
No one has the right to judge another. No human, no matter how Christian or righteous they might perceive themselves to be, knows what God/Goddess has to say about it. We have plenty of righteous ones' telling us they know or that the bible says so. Having a spiritual connection with a higher power is an individual personal relationship. No one can tell you what that is supposed to be. Those that do are coming from an ego biased understanding of a higher power. No one need be concerned about what others are doing, as long as they are not harming another human being. The bigger picture here is that which is incarnating is a spiritual being and cannot be destroyed. Ignorant humans confuse the physical form for the spiritual form. Clarity on this issue will not arise from thinking about. Only awareness and presence of Being will suffice here.
The gist of the problem is that righteous Christians only see the harm being done to a fetus or a newly born baby. It is amazing to me how the righteous continue to be blind to the harm that they do to others by not allowing them to have the full truth of sexual-spiritual education, so human beings understand the process, the pleasure, the power, the spirit, the health and well-being of it, and how it fits intimately with loving relationships and hence spiritual relationships. And by the way, monogamy is not conditional love. Unconditional love is unconditional love. It requires nothing, no act, no label, no legal law, no approval of others.
The damage done by this culturally sanctioned blindness in regards to withholding information (awareness), of shaming, and giving guilt trips, is not only harmful to individuals, it is harmful to a healthy society as well as a healthy spirituality. In addition, it is s a direct attack on spirituality and an act designed to disable each individuals connection to spirit.. The idea of original sin is an ego based illness, born of insanity from individuals who were disconnected by other insane adults as children. There is nothing loving about their actions or lack of them. The righteous also believe in using peer pressure by ostracizing those who don't conform to their insanity. They also force others to conform to their narrow minded thinking by controlling legal law; as if the legal system trumps spirituality; how absurd! There is a quote that fits quite elegantly here:
Perhaps the righteous should get busy loving others, not with words, but with actions. Not with judgments, but with compassion. Not as they think others should be, but in supporting them in their individual uniqueness. For this is what the bible refers to, which is the only relevant message, to love unconditionally. If all efforts and energy went into loving unconditionally, our world would be changed radically over night.
Don't think about it, do it; be it. Love is not thinking, is not a memory, is not a belief. There's nothing to think about when it comes to love. Thinking takes us away from our hearts and it causes separation, leading one to think, which is a loveless act of reason...Do you really want to love unconditionally or do you want to think about it some more? Thinking is the problem, too much thinking leads to insanity and that is the sordid stories of reasoning.
Love requires no reasoning, no thinking, no beliefs, no memories. Humans exist in love itself, which is to say life itself. Pain and suffering are always optional. Letting go is required to be in the flow of the divine river called life. You are life and you are love; it's that simple.