February 7, 2023
When we name, we classify, and thus divide. This is an orange, it is a fruit, it is not a vegetable. This is a salmon, it is a fish, it is not a grain. Neither the orange nor the salmon, we can surmise, takes issue or offense at being so named or classified. And no derisive or malevolent intent exists in dividing one from the other. Unfortunately, when we name and classify people by race, religion, or social group, the result is often divisive. Two otherwise similar individuals develop feelings of superiority or hostility when they are divided by perceived differences, often resulting in violence, one toward the other. Since the Creative Spirit never espouses these negative ideas and outcomes, one must ask, if the tenets of all religions are grounded in the idea of loving one another and loving a higher being, how did the message drift so far from its roots? The Creative Spirit, no matter how expressed by humankind, lives in a state of love and expects no less from spirit incarnate. Namaste! https://www.tobiehewitt.com/contact.html to join my mailing list. (Art by Joy Argento; https://www.redbubble.com/shop/artbyjoy)
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