"Race is there, and it is a constant; and you're tired of hearing about it? Imagine how f$%#*^% exhausting it is living it."
New Thought teaches that we need to focus on cause and not the conditions but it doesn't teach that we should ignore the conditions, just that we don't give the conditions power. Ferguson and the race issue seem to beg the socially minded to give it power. In my humble opinion it would be out of integrity to 'turn away from this condition' without first acknowledging it. Once acknowledged, the point of power is to be the change we want to see in the world.
I'm also inspired by this photo taken in Portland OR at a Ferguson rally protest:
Picture taken at Ferguson Rally in Portland Oregon
Love finds a way to show up when you need it most!As I acknowledge the pain and suffering of those suffering from racism as well as those inflicting racism, I choose to see love.
“What the world needs now is Love, sweet Love…”
I open my eyes and I recognize the One Creative Loving Intelligence in all that I see. I align myself with this loving Presence choosing to see Love, hear Love, feel Love, know Love in all that I do.
I answer the call to Love and allow myself to be drawn forward so that Love may move through me, as me, by me and for me. When I see discord, conflict, disappointment, or dis-ease I recognize it as a call for Love and I accommodate it willingly and generously. For I remember that all beings that walk the planet were born of Love and I accept my part in being the Love that is called forward to expression. When I see violence – I respond with Love, when I see hurt – I respond with Love, when I see brokenness – I respond with Love until I can see rightly…. Anything unlike Love is a call for more Love and I say yes to being a vehicle for the sweet Love that wants to have its way with me.
I love you sweet spirit as you show yourself to me in all your many amazing manifestations and I commit myself to see Love in everyone. It is with a surrendered heart that I pray this prayer and it is with a grateful soul that I release these words into Love from which they came. Thank you Spirit, Thank you Love. And So It Is. Amen.