Matt Kahn: The Evolution of Spiritual Community
While many feel compelled to choose sides in an argument, it often divides people into categories of opposition, pulling us further away from the inner alignment and social progress we all wish to create. This highly-charged political climate merely gives rise to the divisions still being addressed throughout society and worked out within many spiritual communities. While the messages of spirituality have always been rooted in the themes of peace, unity, and love, it is so commonly discussed and debated in the most polarizing conversations that merely fuel unconsciousness with mystical-themed kindle.
Whether the polarity was perceived as light vs. dark, high vibe vs. low vibe, co-creator vs. victim, heaven vs. hell, abundance vs. scarcity, or even good vs. evil, the evolution of spiritual community has always been a slowly-turning wheel of progress where a tendency to identify with one side often creates an enemy or fear out of its opposite counterpart.
This can mean if you identify with a high vibration, you may tend to develop fears or judgments of the things you perceive as low vibration. If you know yourself as Heavenly, you can easily get frightened or frustrated by what you see as the hellish behavior of others. If you declare you are a co-creator, it’s easy to suppress your feelings out of the fear of coming from victim mentality and somehow manifesting more of the same. If you identify with abundance, it can be easy to exile anyone from your life you believe to be a scarcity monger. If you identify with specific threads of information about behind-the-scenes activity, you are likely to shame, unfriend, and ghost those you believe have yet to be “de-programmed.” Not everyone is doing this. If you are reading this, you may be a witness to this behavior and not the necessarily the subject in focus.
For those who have interpreted kernels of higher learning into such a divisive manner, there’s a tendency to operate from the same ego-centric platform of division, just with new spiritual labels to compare, contrast, defeat, and defend. It’s quite a painful stage of evolution through the rise and fall of the spiritual ego, where no real depth of resolve can actually be created other than having the ‘final word’ in heated discussions. Thankfully, the glory of oneness isn’t dependent on any of us finding common spiritual ideas to believe in or agree upon. It manifests as a result of reality’s necessity to continuously evolve and expand within and throughout all creations. The hope of spiritual community is not to house debates that sound more like sophomoric discussions played out while in line for comic book conventions. It is to offer each other the mutual support of our most authentic presence, as we soothe our wounds of isolation and despair as emotionally-sensitive souls by choosing the path of evolution that always chooses us.
The evolution of spiritual community is not one of harshness, rigidity, game-playing, or persuasion. It is a safe haven for each healing heart to discover the nourishment of light within themselves, as reflected into their awareness by a unified presence of embodied love. If you desire being a part of the evolution of spiritual community, then the time is now to decide the values you wish to publicly share, instead of arguing with those who simply need spiritually-themed ideas to argue about.
If heart-centered consciousness is where your heart wishes to be, then may we come together in support of everyone’s healing. May the roles of hero or villain remain inconsequential to the totality of transformation the vibration of love provides for all sentient beings.
If we wish to live in a world where no degree of threat has the power to affect the innocence of any person, then it must all be healed– which has more to do with compassion, mercy, forgiveness, and love than choosing sides on a battlefield of judgment.
The evolution of spiritual community is a living expression of love. How long it takes to collectively become love in form simply depends on the time required for each person to set arguments aside and join together in oneness with the light already present in every heart. You don’t need others to meet you there or wait for a world to play by the same rules. All that matters is that you boldly step away from judgment’s battlefield to bring greater peace to life.
With today being election day and tensions at amplified heights, we have an opportunity as a global community of open loving hearts to shine the light of unity and anchor peace for ourselves, our loved ones, and our world, no matter how hateful the hurt of humanity decides to play out. No matter how surreal the next few weeks and months become, let’s stand together in solidarity, holding space for the healing of fear, doubt, despair, regret, anger, and heartbreak in each others’ hearts, with an unwavering commitment to furthering the glory of unity that triggers and unravels unconsciousness as signs of its triumphant arrival.
Love always wins. Love has the final say. Our time is now.
All For Love,