It’s Always A Choice

The events of the past two days in Washingon DC have been a shock to many Americans and point to the “Great Divide” in the way Americans think about things. I have friends on Facebook who fit the term “conspiracy theorists”, and I do not relate to the fervency of their beliefs. Meanwhile they are gawping at me for not finding the logic in their rationale.

I cannot join their fervency, because I think that the Universe is a great deal more RANDOM than they believe. I perceive the Universe to have powers of orderliness and breaking down of that orderliness in continual BALANCE. I SUSPECT “conspiracy theorists” want to rationalize the so-called forces of good and evil so that they can continue to believe that humans have some CONTROL over the world, when humans are as subject to RANDOM CHANGE as any other species of life.

In fact it may have been this very randomness of the Universe that the events of this past Wednesday in Washington DC were not carried out to an actual bloody coupe because general wantonness and greed for attention kept these people from being more deliberate and intentional than they were. Sufficient damage was caused any way.

The way I see it is that humanity is playing out on the physical realm its spiritual choices. There are two polarities of balance – the light and the dark. But the dark is always illuminated by the light, so that most of us fall into varying shades of gray. Such events as the coupe attempt in Washington, DC call forth a human’s choice to fall into anger or rise up to patience with those holding sacred space for humans to evolve. And it is a general universal law to evolve.

In some ways, it doesn’t matter just how we perceive things. Our capacity to think and feel depends on our life’s experiences. This doesn’t make me right and you wrong, or you right and me wrong. Humans lack capacity to experience the fully infinite, so from an individual perspective we each can only contain a corner of the truth any way. Tolerance of another’s differences is often a caring ideal.

This does not mean we should condone violence or violent answers to these points of disagreement. I do think we need to hold people accountable for actions that destroy humanity’s capacity to survive and thrive in social groups, and the “Rule of Law” has been the way that we have been evolving toward this. And on the other extreme, when the so-called “Rule of Law” has failed to check those who would use it, twist it, and manipulate it to their own ends? We need to listen to those whose lives have been adversely affected, and take measured steps toward meaningful change for all people.

I woke up this morning with this stuff weighing on my mind, so I decided to write a blog about it. I wanted to jump into the anger and outrage that I could sense in the collective this morning, but I didn’t want to have a bad day, so I took myself in hand and decided to take the positive outlook today. It’s always a choice.

Published by susanofthenorth

Susan Hintz Epstein is an author, Rune diviner, healer, non-academic scholar, and former Methodist Lay Speaker who was called by the Runes in 2013. The time since then has been a serpentine shedding of one skin for another, as Susan's spiritual practice with the Runes and the World Tree, Yggdrasil, deepened. Susan keeps company with the Norns and other like-minded women.

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