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Wake up world!

Discussion in 'Seekers Circle' started by Geoff-Allen, Jan 18, 2022.

  1. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

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    Greetings from Down-under!

    I hope you are enjoying your time with us here on the forum this day.

    Yes - you are right - there is a site called wake up world.

    Here's a taste of their stuff -

    Some of you are asking me to clarify how seemingly benign “love and light” New Age belief systems could possibly be damaging, especially to BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and disabled folks. So let’s unpack a few common New Age teachings (that I tried on years ago like a new sundress and discarded them after I realized how damaging and unempathic they could be). Forgive the length. I have a lot to say about this. Lest you think I have not also been guilty of drinking the Kool-Aid with these New Age beliefs and perpetrating some of the unempathic behaviors that tend to go along with them, I have been both traumatized by these teachings and probably have traumatized others as well.

    When I was still under the hypnotic trance of some of these charismatic New Age teachers, I was quite helped by many of these teachings, and I thought I was helping others by parroting them. I now see that this was my whiteness, my privilege, my ableism, my heteronormative blindness showing, and for this, I’m truly sorry. Let us not throw out the baby with the bathwater. I hope that those in the New Age community can question these beliefs without black and white thinking. If we unpack these beliefs with nuance, we can be gentle with ourselves, appreciate how such teachings have helped us, examine how such beliefs might harm others, and grow into more compassionate, empathic beings at a time when we really need to be able to embody and practice our spiritual values through our sacred activism and respect for social justice.

    To read much more simply click below -

    10 New Age Beliefs We Need To Unpack If We Want To Be Social Justice Allies

    Enjoy your browsing!

    :)
     
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