'OCCUPY WALL STREET' - A Spiritual Perspective
The enkindling of consciousness through the flame ignited by ‘Occupy Wall Street’ is not primarily about specific content. It is not primarily about form. It is not primarily about what, if anything, this movement will lead to. It is primarily and powerfully about the enkindling of the heart and soul as it seeks a new and better way to live, and about the empowerment of the individual in seeking that better way.
There are times on the world stage when an event that is small in scope or number may be large in terms of energetic impact. The effect of ‘Occupy Wall Street’ may be looked at in this way, since its impact is primarily vibrational or energetic, and it may or may not create a form or structure with which to house its current ideals.
What is an energetic or vibrational impact?
It is the movement transmitted by spiritual light that activates the consciousness of the inner being to awaken more to the deeper values of the heart. This activation comes in the form of an ‘enkindling,’ in the same manner as wood is enkindled. There is a light that ignites a flame that travels from one to another and awakens each heart to feel more deeply what it holds to be most important and most true.
‘Occupy Wall Street’ may be scoffed at by some as not having clearly formulated proposals for change, or as being naïve in its belief in the kind of community that is trying to be established, or even, simply, in the fact that there are still relatively few who are taking part in the demonstrations, now worldwide. Nevertheless, the spark that was ignited in the hearts of a very few in New York City on September 17th has spread across the globe and has become a vehicle for the expression of yearnings for economic and social change that would, in effect, create a new society.
The values of the heart that are being ignited today are the fundamental values of each embodied soul to be able to live with dignity, self-respect, and the freedom to choose their own way of life. They are also the values of the heart that cares for the plight of others, especially those who cannot escape from conditions of poverty or joblessness because there is no clear means for doing so. They are values of cooperation rather than competition, of inclusiveness rather than exclusiveness as it pertains to the concentration of wealth and power in the hands of the few. The awakening of the heart asks that society become more just, more respectful of the needs of the many, especially of the need to have a sustainable life which includes the ability to work and to support oneself and one’s family.
The enkindling of consciousness through the flame ignited by ‘Occupy Wall Street’ is not primarily about specific content. It is not primarily about form. It is not primarily about what, if anything, this movement will lead to. It is primarily and powerfully about the enkindling of the heart and soul as it seeks a new and better way to live. This enkindling is produced by spiritual light. It is activated by spiritual light. And though its future remains unknown, it is, at this time, a significant upswelling of the idealism of many who seek to live according to the basic rights of human beings to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.