What Principles Do You Serve?

Are we serving false gods–wealth, comfort, conformity, somnambulance, fear, judgment, addiction? Answering this question is not simple. We become so easily habituated to a way of being that we lose sight of possible choices.

We can sleepwalk through our days feeling dead, helpless, and hopeless, or party through our nights in a manic gesture to feel alive, while underneath there may be a being writhing in pain, cowering in fear, swimming in despair, smoldering in rage. What we serve in this case is anything to keep us from our authenticity, from embracing all of who we are, both the light and the dark.

What values could we embrace instead? Inspiring reading, right here:

The Feminine summons us to wake up, to see with eyes that know the color, texture, scent, and juiciness of the Dark. The Feminine beckons us to meet her, to journey through her vast intimacy, to come alive with her knowing, to tremble with the vigor of her life force, to bask in the gentleness of her charismatic loving.

The Feminine summons us. She is calling us to serve her values of love, truth, and beauty. She wants us to honor the sanctity of all life above all else, and to act in the world from a place of fierce compassion. She teaches us that anger breeds anger, hatred breeds hatred, and murder breeds revenge. But love and compassion breed more love and compassion.

As I follow the news in these potent days of conflict on our planet and read about how mutual loathing is being fueled by propaganda, and how each act of violence brings about retaliation, I pray that more of us become convinced that war is not the answer but the problem.

Adapted from Healing and Empowering the Feminine, by Sylvia Shaindel Senensky (Chiron Publications, 2003). Copyright (c) 2003 by Sylvia Shaindel Senensky. Reprinted by permission of Chiron Publications.
Adapted from Healing and Empowering the Feminine, by Sylvia Shaindel Senensky (Chiron Publications, 2003).

11 comments

LMj Sunshine

Thank you for article.

LMj Sunshine

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LMj Sunshine

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LMj Sunshine

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LMj Sunshine

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Fi T.
Fi T.3 years ago

Fair and justice

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.4 years ago

I thought it was about real principles, like honesty, helpfulness, hard work, etc.

Teresa Wlosowicz
Teresa W.4 years ago

weird

Laurita Walters
Laurita Walters4 years ago

I disagree that veganism will improve the world, but compassion is definitely an important quality. I am an ethical omnivore, and the animals I raise for food have healthy, happy lives and are treated with respect through life and death.

I think a more realistic route to benign outlook is to cut out the processed sugar from our diets. Recent studies have shown that drinking a soda a day increases the aggressiveness of children in the school, and I have seen how sugar affects some children dramatically. Then these children are given Stratera or some other drug to make them controllable, when what they really need is to stop being fed poison like processed sugars and empty calories.

K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.