I’ve been mostly keeping quiet whilst healing up – have been a little unwell (just need some time and space). In the meantime, I’ve been paying close attention to people and world events.
But some stuff you just can’t bottle up.
There’s an insane level of entitlement and a lack of connection in so many right now. Good people are getting very very triggered by sheer insensitivity and callousness.
Politically, states show little to no sign of (similarly) acknowledging the sentiments of their populace. Recent events in Kashmir, Hong Kong, Zimbabwe show such trends.
Yes – there’s of course some light and some people who are moving through this Leo-energy with grace, but a lot aren’t.
The ugliness of ‘my view is more important than your view’, ‘my opinions are more important than your loved experience’, ‘my right to rule is more important than your freedom’ comes through again and again.
And it’s going to continue to do so till the end of August.
I’ve been doing my best to not fall into those patterns by pulling back a little and speaking only when I felt it absolutely needed.
I came across this comment to one of my videos that finally made me go ‘ah, fuck it: this needs saying’.
Long story short, an African-American mother was sharing her pain, grief, and fear at just sending her child to school each day. She was scared. The gun violence she’s witnessing made her scared.
And that is completely alright. That’s a very understandable, human, experience. And I did my best to share space with her.
And then … This delightful comment appears about how she’s not tapping into her magic, identity is her choice, fear is her choice, etc. etc.
I finally decided to open my mouth and explained how those comments, in context, were deeply insensitive to a person’s pain. Got an even more callous, disconnected reply.
Pretty words about manifestation and such, but no real humanity. No understanding of the grief this mother felt.
Just the need to say ‘I am more spirituality aware than you’.
And sadly that’s the kind of spirituality without compassion that arises when we erase an understanding of privilege and how that influences the individual worlds we inhabit.
It’s also a pretty shitty use of the Leo energy, which is at a peak right now as Mars is at 29 Leo. It will shift into Virgo within the next 5 hours.
Other planets will follow suit as the month progresses.
Hopefully we can all remember to be human. And to actually speak to each other rather than at each other.
We’re all entitled to our opinions, but truly:
Think before you speak.
This isn’t a contest between right and wrong, better or worse.
You don’t ‘win’ by ‘proving’ another person wrong.
We win when someone is willing to expand their awareness (perhaps your own) – and sometimes that means speaking up for those who are being cast in the shadow of another’s hubris
Dr. Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
The Sky Priestess