Within the turbulent and extreme processes happening here in Israel, I identify a prejudice according to which people engaged in spirituality, philosophy, art, and creation – are not supposed to take a stand or side with political and social disagreements, but rather remain “clean” and neutral.
Often, this prejudice stems from the thought that taking a stand is a political involvement that “dirties” what is perceived as “spiritual”, “pure”, “elevated”, “sacred” or “holy”.
Some think that taking a stand is an act of “taking sides” and perceive it as something that can increase the sense of polarization, conflict, and alienation between the different parts of Israeli society.
Others perceive taking a stand as an “unspiritual” act that is not “unifying”, and reflects a lack of neutrality and identification with reality and the different factions within it.
In practice, the opposite is true.
When consciousness is open and awareness is awake, one is aware that the reality we live in is a world of free choice – a playing field that we shape through our thoughts, opinions, worldview, values and of course, the standpoint we adopt, and the actions that stem from all of these.
That is, the human entity is the medium through which we materialize reality and influence it.
This means that our power of thought shapes a theoretical and conceptual world that affects matter and shapes it through us. This is because our thoughts and feelings always have practical implications.
If we leave our thoughts in an abstract state – they do not encounter material realization.
If we leave our consciousness neutral – our thoughts have no direction or intention that we can channel to influence reality and the material world.
I wrote about this in the past, describing it as a choice of whether to be swept by the current or to influence it.
To understand this idea at an even deeper level, I would like to briefly bring insights from the consciousness I teach:
Our souls are cosmic activists.
That is, within the cosmic realms there is the possibility to develop passively, or to develop actively, by taking a stand and exhibiting free choice through which we translate abstract ideas into practical implications that we embody in practice.
Some souls choose to remain in the passive worlds, which I call “passive heavens” and not to incarnate in a body, psyche, and matter, whose purpose is to allow us to function in this world – which is an active world that requires us to choose, take a stand and influence reality.
Souls that choose to be born into this active world choose to be activists, out of a desire to experience the creation of a world, while influencing וt and taking part in shaping its reality. This is also the reason why each of us is so important, because each one influences, and the collective reality is a product of the collective consciousness, and also of all our active choices and actions.
As an active realm of free choice, our world is a realm of experience and examination of what happens when abstract cosmic entities embody themselves in matter and begin to shape reality from it.
All of us who reside here, on earth, are meant to function as cosmic activists.
We were born here into a physical body in order to function in this material and tangible world, to learn to influence this reality and shape it in our image – a universal spirit influencing matter and creating reality.
Complete neutrality, and passivity devoid of opinion, means disconnecting from this world – and this is exactly the opposite of our mission here on earth, whose purpose is to observe this world, learn it, and shape it through conscious, aware, wise, and meaningful free choice that reflects the divinity and universal wisdom of which we are all a part of.
The world we live in is a realm where the universal intelligent energy (which you can also refer to as “light”), expresses itself in many many streams, possibilities, and expressions in a process of self-discovery and realization.
It is a realm where spirit influences matter and the abstract souls experience a manifold tangible experience.
This world offers us a wide range of possibilities from which we can choose.
We have the ability to choose whether to channel our light and energy to a positive or negative pole. We have the opportunity and responsibility to choose where to direct our psychic and physical energy, in what direction to channel our power, and to which values and ideas to harness our inherent ability to influence and create reality.
This world offers many pathways along which things can develop, and from all these possible realities, we have the right and ability to choose what we create.
If we do not choose, we are effectively turning our back on our natural ability to create reality. We are turning our back on our choice to be born into this world and take an active part in it through constant self-improvement, whose purpose is to allow us to create reality in the most refined manner, compatible with our divine nature and universal values.
In taking a stand there is no division of the world into darkness or light, good or bad, right or wrong – since, in my view, everything is expressions of light.
In taking a stand there is a conscious choice where to direct one’s power of influence – where to channel one’s light.
Light is generosity, love, integrity, empathy, solidarity, mutual respect, freedom, and equal opportunities – but light is also everything opposed to all of these and negating it.
Everything is light. Even when the light turns against itself and becomes very dark by creating a paradox in which the light extinguishes parts within itself – even such a scenario is part of the light’s journey of self-discovery.
And this is the situation we are experiencing here in Israel and in other parts of the world.
Everything is light, and light itself – is eventually also political. Because taking a political stance means choosing a specific direction and intention, and defining how an idea will be actively translated in practice into collective and individual values and characteristics of conduct.
This is how it is when spirit expresses itself in matter.
Our humanity is the tool meant to serve as a conductor for the cosmic spirit.
Our humanity is the means to express the vision and values we wish to realize here on earth – the tool through which we channel our light through, and manifest it in many forms – by the choices we actively make.
Therefore, not only is there no paradox between spirituality and taking a stand and expressing an opinion, but on the contrary – taking a stand is a spiritual act of the highest order, through which we choose to be faithful to our values and their realization here on earth.
We did not come to be passive or neutral. We did not come to sit on the fence, to ignore, to bury our heads in the sand, to disconnect or escape.
The choice to take a stand is a choice to maintain a real presence here on earth: a presence that creates reality through responsibility and proactivity to influence reality through conscious, caring, and meaningful free choice, and to acknowledge our divine nature and our ability to influence and shape it.
In these gloomy days, the choice to take a substantive stance is essential – because more than ever, what we create – shall become!