Marriage, a ritual of expectations. It is a partner we are conditioned to think, as men and women, that we need to harness our power. As women, we are more so conditioned to this notion of finding a husband is what gives us our power. As men, there is a conditioning that somehow finding a wife makes you more powerful. I’m here to tell you I have realized my attatchement to this notion, and it’s quite frankly a load of bullshit. You are born alone, you die alone, why would you need someone in the middle of that to show you that you are you? You power comes from within, not from another person, or place, or being. It is to share Divine Love that allows us the possibility of sharing life with a partner- but before we are able to share Divine Love we must share it to ourselves.
I call Divine Love my home. It is the place of communion I find when I make myself a meal, take care for myself, and take care of others from the place of communion within my heart. To share communion with others is Unity, and to be in Union is to be in God. For God is the Womb of all beings. Divine Love, no matter where, when, or how it is shared, is home. My ‘home’ I felt was taken from me for the longest time when my parents divorced. When divorce occurs there is no longer Union, there is no longer God.
Divorce is wide spread in so many developed countries, but especially America. The American Dream includes marriage, for we are built on Puritan beliefs. Ritual and ignorance is in our nature. To have God interpreted by the House and the Senate, but at the same time have separation of Church and State is one of the biggest conundrums we face as a country. No wonder over half of the marriages in our country end in Divorce, for what the governing of people trickles into their daily lives. The separation of Church and State is a noble idea, but we are stuck because our truest beliefs we refuse to sit down and see.
We can look at Church in this situation as two different things. If we look at the notion of Church as religion, then it is to separate organized rule books of spiritual beliefs from our law book. If we look at Church as worship then it is to separate the union of people from our law book. I ask you, which do you believe we need, and does this reflect in your daily life actions? The first situation is to seperate outside beliefs from the laws we abide by, the latter is to seperate action from our beliefs as a country. We are always acting, and we are always believing something (even if it is untrue)- actions always come from within, and beliefs have the possibility to be influenced by others. This shows us the importance of training our strength of mind.
If you believe we are to separate organized texts of spiritual belief from our government (The Bible, The Vedas, The Quaran, etc.), then there can still be Union, there can still be God. By removing these spiritual texts though, we ask what is God because we have looked to scriptures for so long for this answer. Removing these spiritual texts has caused America great confusion. As I gain more studies in scriptures of all religions it has become very apparent to me that you will never find God in scriptures, you will only find what God has created. Every scripture I have read this far makes it obvious that to experience God is look within, to become in Union with yourself, to be in Union with others. God is in experience, not in any written language, but at the same time written language is in God.
If you believe we are to separate worship from our law book, then you are to say we are to separate ourself from our law book. There is no more Union in this situation. Even if you don’t agree that God is union (in any form), and we take away union from our law book, then we take away everything that this country was built on. For the people, by the people- if there is no union of people then we enter utter chaos... or perhaps we are already there. Union, worship, both of these are becoming lost in our daily lives as we sit in front of our computer, with our head phones in, eating alone at night in our apartments and in our office at lunch. And how is it that we still continue to wonder why our country is falling apart?
When we see someone ‘divorced’ from their self, someone who over eats, someone who smokes cigarettes, someone who acts not regarding to their greater good, we see self hatred, we see no union. This is when we have turned away from worship. It is not in the church that we turn away from worship, it is not in a family setting that we turn away, nor in school, nor in our work- we turn away from worship when we turn away from ourself. When it is said to “be the change you wish to see in the world” we need to take this literally. For the longer we resist change for our greater good, the more pain is caused, the more healing must be done, the more our children may suffer, the more karmic cycles we must heal as a human race. Stop putting blame on others and yourself.
Take a close look at how you worship today, and every day. If every act is worship, are you worshiping good, are you eating things that benefit your health, are your treating your vessel right, are you acting as you wish others would too? Sit with this for a moment. To realize the burdens you put on yourself is a heavy and hard boulder to move. Be like water, slowly erode the boulder from sight. For really, we are water, a great percent actually. Our power, our union, is within. If we do not realize this power then we act as animals, and animals cannot govern themselves but in primal needs. We are more conscious than animals, this is something most agree on. Your Self is the answer you need to engage in to be able to change this country, to change your marriage, to change your Union, to change. Be change for good, and this country will slowly fall into line as we fall into ourselves. I am not begging you to wake up, as Divine timing is my truth- but when you look within you will come to see that you are Divine, and you are time. Now, that is my Divine time, and I hope it soon becomes yours too.