An Optimistic Wholistic Suggestive Perspective on addressing and healing Racism, Homophobia, Religious discrimination, Sexism, and other Intolerable Forms of Oppression
An open letter to all people, addressing issues lying in the SJW -Social Justice Warriors – Identity Politics – Far Left Extremism – the Righteously Pissed Off Mob – The Oppressive Oppressed movements.
A simple suggestion for self-empowerment as a means of avoiding victim mentality.
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Let me begin by providing a short background about myself and what I do.
I’ve been a naturopathic doctor specializing in mind-body medicine for 20 years. The work that I do, which I also teach about, is called Holistic Counseling. I have also written a book about this topic with the same title. In my work, a very simple and basic principle is employed as a guiding light in all cases. This basic principle is that the very fundamental basis of all reality is an unconditional place of joy, wisdom, and peace which I refer simply to as the I AM. Many call this God. Some call it the Vis (Healing power of Nature). Some say Shiva, Brahman, Krishna, Jesus, Allah, Adonai, Great Spirit, Oneness. I call it all of the above, but prefer to simply refer to it as the I AM. The I AM in you is the same as the I AM in me. It is beyond all definition. It is beyond race, religion, language. It is even beyond the control of the mind. The I AM is Love and is the very fundamental fabric of our true nature.
This principle is the point of freedom from all suffering. Whenever we adopt any core belief or misthought that renders the I AM conditional, we suffer. I call this a conditional I AM statement. “I am rich, therefore I AM,” is an example of this. It means such a person believing this only feels that their existence will be OK, or happy, or worthy of living, IF they are rich. That is the conditionality. Since love is unconditional, then to have a condition on our Being is to live without love of our true self.
One can imagine what sort of suffering occurs due to any conditional I AM statement. I’ve helped many people be released from their suffering as they recognize their conditional I AM statements. There are many, like “I am seen as a good person, therefore I AM.” Or “I have a romantic relationship, therefore I AM.” “I am attractive, therefore I AM.” Recently, I discovered a core belief that was very deeply buried and that had been affecting me for a long, long time.
I myself was attacked greatly on one of the forums of my profession where 2100 naturopathic doctors gather to discuss medicine and other relevant topics to our profession when I tried to offer an opinion that I felt could really help an ugly hateful situation. My opinion seemed to be largely against the mindset of many of the most vocal and angry members of the group. I discovered at this time how a strong far-leftist, Social Justice Warrior movement had gained great momentum in my profession and it was rampant around the world. I remained clear on my message and for the most part, didn’t feel hurt at all by their constant attacks on my character, rather than even addressing what I was saying. However when the dust settled following the intense discussion, I felt a deep hurt emerging inside of me. I awoke early one morning and the pain was so intense, it was almost unbearable. I sat with that pain, eager to find a way to alleviate it or get to the bottom of it, and after a while, this old core deep belief, floated to the surface and became revealed. It was, “I make the world a better place, therefore I AM.” This is actually a core Jewish belief. Hint hint. Nudge. Nudge. A more subtly accurate way to state it was, “I make the world a better place, and that gives me the right to exist.” Being thwarted from my desire to make the world a better place on the group, it denied me the external candy I have always gotten or given myself from perceiving myself doing good things. Most of this had occurred for me just beyond my conscious awareness in the subconscious mind. And in this situation, not only was I unable to make that situation any better, but I was being construed in the opposite fashion than was my intention. As soon as I recognized the belief and how it had been restricting my experience of the unconditionally OKness of the I AM, I became released from my suffering. I felt light and joyous and liberated. I was even able to release any ill feelings towards those who had attacked my character and called me many names. Healing the inner of the individual tends to heal the relationship with the outer.
The fact that each of us has the I AM living inside of us is the very basis for this wholistic perspective on healing racism, sexism, homophobia, etc. and inherently includes the idea, for instance, that every person is a sovereign individual with the I AM sponsoring the basis of their reality, and each of us has the right to choose as we see fit who we want to be with sexually and how we wish to identify with ourselves. In simpler terms, we are all free to be who we want to be, provided our choices do not forcefully cross the boundaries of others.
However, we are NOT the choices we choose to be or identify with. If we were, then the I AM would be limited to our sexual preferences, or the ideas we identify with. The I AM is beyond all of those ‘things’ and is not restricted to any belief or thought like that. The thoughts are just ways in which we can use our mind to interact with the world, but we are also not the mind, nor are we the products of our mind, such as our thoughts or beliefs.
Minorities from sexual preferences, gender, religion, and race have suffered greatly at the ill hands of the majority. This is a sick aspect of humanity and one that is not even closely aligned with or aware of the true nature residing within each of us, how we are all One, and that each person has the right to choose how they want to be. When these minorities have been tormented, downtrodden, and ceaselessly diminished by the majority, a great wound was inflicted upon them. The message to these minorities by the privileged dominant force of the majority was “You’re lesser than,” or “You shouldn’t be like that.” This judgment translates to and is received as “You shouldn’t be (at all, period).” This is a gross violation of the most important aspect of the Law of One, which states, “All people are equal because of the shared I AM that inhabits the depths of each being and all beings have the unconditional right to exist and to live freely and equally.”
Inevitably, for the great portion of the minorities, this continual message of “You shouldn’t be like that” penetrated and wounded the inherent unconditional sense of the self being OK just as it is, in all the grandeur and difference of its external manifestation. Here is the initial wound.
The next result of that initial wound seems inevitable and further complicates the matter. The gay man or woman pushes back against this external hateful force and finds pride in his / her sexual preference. He/She finds the strength and, fighting for the right to exist as that, declares proudly and fearlessly, “I am gay.” The black person finds pride in their race, the right to exist as that, declares, “I am black and I am proud.” The Jewish person clings strongly for their right to exist in their identity and says, “I am a Jew and I have the right to exist.” All of this is true, to a certain extent. But the problem is that the pushback by the minorities is a kind of fight for one’s right to exist. That’s where the rub is. There is no fight. You have a right to exist. There is no question. That right is I AM existing inside of you. The majority was wrong and so were you to ever believe anything but the deep beauty of your true nature.
In addition to that, when the minority is fighting for their right to be, they are susceptible to the pain of continued racism, homophobia, and religious discrimination because they are fighting to overcome, to disprove, and to shake free from the wound that was internalized “I do not have the right to be.” So to fight against is to believe that the act of liberation from the hateful force is a testament to one’s freedom. That is not true. One is always free. It’s feeding the idea that breaking free from the oppressor is necessary to gain freedom. It’s untrue at the place where all identity stems from – the I AM. If we identify with our body, or emotion, or sexual preference, then we can see ourselves as slaves if those things are denied from us to be freely. Freedom is unconditionally always present within the Self. If you need to break free from the Oppressor to experience free, then they hold your shackles. They do not. Even when they did literally hold the shackles, they could not ever touch the inner sanctum of your true identity. But they did. How and when did you believe that because you were that your right to exist was in question?
So to fight against is to believe that the act of liberation from the hateful force is a testament to one’s freedom. That is not true. One is always free.
This message renders the oppressor powerless. I am not suggesting that people should not stand up for equality, or the freedom of being. I am not saying that, where injustice is occurring and people are being killed, or enslaved against their will by some oppressive force, that we should do or say nothing. Everyone, from every walk of life should stand together against that. What I am focusing on is healing the very root of dissonance that occurs as a result of racism, sexism, etc. The healing may take some time to see changes trickle down to the actualities of societies, yet for the individual to see the oppressor powerless over the I AM, is to make it so. Hold true and wait. Think Gandhi. Liberation will follow.
One of the most tragic aspects of forgetting the right to exist as it is seen in racism, chauvinism, religious discrimination and homophobia; the strong identification with the colour of the skin, the sexual preference, the gender, the choice of religion, all declared through strong I AM statements. “I am gay!” “I am black!” “I am a Jew!” This becomes a much smaller box that one is identifying as one’s true nature, declared in the I AM statement. That box is a restriction around a much smaller sense of identity than what awaits us and dwells in our hearts when we experience the free and unconditional I AM of Love. In short, it’s a prison for the mind.
The hatred and discriminatory persistence and completely erroneous agenda of the powerful tyrants of society has so greatly affected you that you are limiting your I AM to the part of you that they wounded. This is paying dividends to their racist, sexist, bigoted agenda. This is living in the prison of the wound you chose to allow them to create in the first place over the freedom of your Godliness.
If you demand the world to treat you in such a way that protects the sensitivities of your wounds, you are inadvertently aiding and abetting the original intent of that wound and perpetuating those wounds. If you need the world to change so that you can feel better about who you are, you are missing the entire unconditional point of the beauty of your inherent being. The subtle overtone of that awareness is that, if you need to feel better about who you are as a black person, a Jew, a homosexual, a woman via acts of external validation by the world, you are giving over the power to the world to make or break your sense of self. The energy that spurs this sort of action to get the world to stop is a reaction from wounded emotion. It is often irrational and if allowed to get its way, it seeks to retaliate to justify its hurt. This accomplishes at least two things. It affirms that you believe yourself to be wounded, which affirms the wound, which is not true in the first place (though yes, understandably, you did believe it.)
The second thing it does is to strengthen the opposition. Demanding that the world holds its tongue to not offend your sensitivities is a form of allopathic suppression, because the solution to the problem is being sought externally, to remove the pain and hurt caused by an external factor. Allopathic means of medicine drive the problem deeper so that it is now necessary for it to manifest at a more essential part of the organism. I don’t know exactly what that might look like for our world, but it won’t be pretty, because the ill effects of racism are already bad enough.
Demanding respect does not earn it. Enforcing the end of hatred through aggressive rage does not get it, as seen in the SJW movement. It just forces our society into an awkward expression of scared silence and political correctness, where any hatred still living in the heart of humanity grows more devious and clever to see its hateful design realized.
If you insist on identifying your true self firmly as the identity of the minority, “I AM gay” “I AM a Jew” “I AM black” you are susceptible to suffer that minority’s wounds. It lives in the collective. And much worse off, you occlude the deeper experience of the true You which is unconditionally OK and also, Universally the same as all your brothers and sisters of this planet, which includes your oppressors. The majority suffer the horrible fate of the terrible lack of love and total darkness of mind that they perpetrate on themselves by seeing anyone or treating anyone as lesser. When we can love them for their error, it is because we see the hate that has affected us is the same energy that affects them.
Ultimately, when you can love that hateful person, it’s because you are residing in the awareness of the one Truth that is fundamental to every Soul on Earth. That is Love. Our true nature. To love is to give testimony to the Truth of one’s inner Okayness. To love is to render the wound non existent. To love is to demonstrate yourself beyond their influence. To love is to remove from the oppressor the chance to derive great pleasure out of proving their dominance over you via observing your need to protect the identify through which they are targeting you with hatred. It is the proverbial biblical “heaping coals” on your enemy’s head. To love yourself is giving yourself the great inner relaxation in the recognition that you ARE the I AM and nothing need be defended, fought for, nor validated.
If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat, and if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. For in so doing, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the LORD will reward you. Proverbs of Solomon 25:21-22
To fight the oppressor, to vent the hate back at the oppressor, is an act of ignorance and demonstrates you are still a slave to them. It is an attempt to wrest the power from their hands so you can feel powerful. That is a display that you operate from the wounded sense of self you still carry as an affirmation you are continually believing their lie. To seize that power from them is to become them. You then suffer their fate, a loveless existence devoid of the chance to vibrate deeply with the freedom of Being free from them.
What a gruesome dance that is.
We are now seeing the oppressed becoming the oppressors when the oppressed lump and label groups of people all together according to the colour of their skin and treat them in the very same way they’ve suffered. You want them to know the pain that you lived at their hands? Then love them. Through a huge surge of mirroring, they will get to feel the deep shame of having abandoned their true self so deeply. It will torment them for the amount of time relative to the severity of their hatred until that fire restores them to the I AM that is your I AM. Just love them. Those of the same skin colour as the habitual oppressor that have no trouble loving you as you will mirror the One Truth right back to you as you. Those that hate you will suffer the karmic void of their misused and false privilege. You will know the difference as in a void of love, no truth can be. If there is no truth, there is nothing to identify with. This difference must be discerned, lest your hate and woundedness perpetuate your suffering by making another innocent suffer, just because of their skin colour, gender, sexual or religious preference, and we all know where that path leads.
“If there is no enemy within, the enemy without can do no harm.” African saying
In short, nothing can affect you in a way you do not accept for yourself. When the oppressors have no target in you, they must seek amusement elsewhere to fill the voids eroded into their cores by being Identity erasers. Sad it is we got locked to this.
That pain must rise. To own it is to disarm it. An inside job but no small task. Breathe. Breathe deep and slow and touch the I AM. All things can be healed in this way.
There is only one question to ask. “Who am I?” If it is too much on your own, gather with like kind and affirm each other without a qualifier. The group does have power. Better use it to affirm I AM rather than fight oppression, for if you beat your oppressor, the temptation’s too great to resist that one ring of power. You will excite the Watchful Eye towards its chance at total dominion.
This is the End.
Jew. Christian. Muslim. Hindu.
All equal and inconsequential.
One I AM.
I leave you now with a song from my album The Psalngs of Solomon that exemplifies the spirit of this blog, for unity, Oneness.
Nutopian International Anthem Song
click to play.
song title by John Lennon – words and music by Dr. Moshe
People of Every Nation,
Let’s tune into one central station,
And agree upon unification,
At last in Imagine Nation
People of the Earth Unite,
And stand up for what is right,
What is right is the sound,
As the Language Lost is found.
Co-operation brings us back to Source,
Only One Law and everyone’s free of course,
It’s the heart of our core, we share as our centre,
And Love is the Language found again on Earth.
Imagine Now! And hear the drum
We’re so allowed in this World Begun
It’s up to us, Of course we can
We call ourselves Nutopian
All the colours of the spectrum,
Shining free as we accept ‘em,
Brothers from other Mother Lands,
Beta Males in our VunDer Land,
One Dear Land Dunka Shein,
Toda Raba and Tikrameh,
Mm Tsai ha hey and bienvenue.
And our sisters from other mysteries,
Good apples of equality,
Like children of the same equation,
One and one and one is free in Every Nation
Each part is greater when In the sum
We’ve worked so hard For this World to Come.
The time begins, As we take in,
Our World as Nu Now Imagine!
A Flag of Peace for Earth’s Nu Nation,
We say goodbye to devastation,
Ending the war with Abundant C,
And Zero Point for Free Energy.
Here’s the third option for a President,
The Third Temple with an open tent,
Shalom & Salaam Alaikum,
Welcome in Sons of Abraham.
Down on a knee or standing tall,
Buddha full voices one for All,
The Cross is bright in David’s Star Now,
As the Crescent Moon lights the Way of Tao.
And hear the drum
We’re so allowed
In this World Begun
It’s up to us,
Of Course we Can,
We call ourselves
Forgiving the past as we live and learn
Our Creator smiles for the Return
So let’s begin the celebration
Cause we’re standing on Creation
Each part is greater
When in the sum
We’ve worked so hard
For this World to Come
The time begins,
As we take in,
Our World as Nu
Now is Imagine!
Shalom Aleichem. Salaam Alaikum. Peace be with You.